Personal

Achievements and accolades

  • First place in Google Hackathon- Hacking for Good (2017)
    • Built a fully functioning Web app named InTheBin! using Google maps APIs and Firebase for detecting nearby crowd sourced locations of trash bins, in real time to help keep the streets clean
  • Placed 4th in ENIGMA (National Level General Quiz) during PEARL (BITS Cultural Fest) (2015)
  • Placed 2nd in an inter-college Debate Event ‘The Big Fight’ held during Literati (Literary fest) (2014)
  • Placed 3rd in the Audio-Visual Quiz during ATMOS among 80 teams (Technical Fest) (2014)
  • Awarded the Merit-cum-Need Scholarship for 2 years during Under graduation (2013)
  • Placed 2nd in the Writing event- Dead Letters in BITS Verba Maximus(Literary Fest) (2013)
  • Placed 1st in N’Crypton(Deciphering contest) among 400 participants held during ATMOS (Technical Fest) (2012)
  • Placed 1st in The Spell Bee Contest during Verba Maximus(Literary fest) among 300 participants (2012)
  • Awarded the Best-All-Rounder(General Proficiency Award) in high school and was the Valedictorian for class of 2009
  • Placed 5th in The Hindu-Young World General Quiz Regional among 540 teams (2008)
  • Inter-school Competitions at Synergy (2008)
    • 1st in Vegetable Carving
    • 2nd in Sketching
    • 3rd in IT Quiz
  • Ranked 145th for Computers Science in the Unified Cyber Olympiad (2007)
  • Awarded the MESCO Talent Scholarship for 4 years and secured State rank #5 in the Olympiad (2005)
  • Ranked 11th in the Sir C.V.Raman Council of Educational Awards state level aptitude test (2004)

Test Scores

  • GRE - 326/340
    • Quant : 167
    • Verbal : 159
    • AWA : 5/6
  • TOEFL - 116/120
    • Reading : 29/30
    • Listening : 29/30
    • Speaking : 29/30
    • Writing : 29/30

Miscellaneous

  • Connoisseur and aficionado of Anime, Manga and TV shows
  • Huge data hoarder with a lot of bookmarks
  • I play a lot of sports :
    • Soccer
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Table tennis
  • I’m more into Crime, Horror and Mystery genres
  • A fan of both DC and Marvel
  • Avid Quizzer
  • I like playing Chess, Shogi, Board and card games
  • I sing from time to time and my playlists have multiple bands and genres. Here is an old rusty recording
  • Huge collector of Yugi-Oh! cards though I can’t seem to find them anymore
  • Avid gamer of Gameboy and Nintendo DS roms
  • I have the propensity to pen down my philosophical soliloquys that never see the light of day
  • I like to sketch. Sometimes portraits too
  • Languages :
    • English - Fluent
    • French - Intermediate level of reading and writing
    • Hindi - Fluent
    • Telugu - Fluent
    • Japanese- Can understand popular phrases and hold a basic conversation
  • Outdoor-sy stuff : Trekking, Hiking, Kayaking, Cycling, SkyDiving
  • When I’m bored I code or solve Sudokus, Cryptic crosswords and the 3X3 Rubik’s cube
  • When I’m hungry, I cook

Favorite Quotes

Infinite nothingness has no beginning, no beginning has no end.

If you want to be number 1, you have to be odd

“Someday” isn’t on the calendar

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever

Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going

In this world you are either at the table or on the menu.

These are a few of my favorite things

Non-exhaustive lists

AnimeMangaTV ShowsMovies
MonsterLiar GameSuitsFight Club
Death NoteGamble FishWhite Collar12 Angry Men
Code GeassLost + BrainThe Big Bang TheoryCasablanca
Full Metal Alchemist BrotherhoodMPD PsychoCastleInception
NarutoMirai NikkiMentalistPredestination
Dragon Ball ZTales of Demons and GodsHouse M.DOnce upon a time in Mumbai
BaccanoHistory’s Strongest Disciple KenichiPsychWanted
DuraraSpiral-Bonds of ReasoningLie to meLimitless
Kuroko No BasketShokugeki no SomaHannibalNever Back Down
No Game no LifeChange 123DaVinci’s DemonsYes Man!
Several 100 more…Several 100 more…Several 100 more…Several 100 more…