Achievements and accolades

  • Franz Edelman Award Laureate, (2020) for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research, and Management Science
  • 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


  • Connoisseur and aficionado of Anime, Manga and TV shows
  • Huge data hoarder with a lot of bookmarks
  • I enjoy playing a lot of sports but watch none of them:
    • Soccer
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Table tennis
  • I practice Kick-Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • I’m more into Crime, Horror and Mystery genres
  • Every year I read 26 books. Here is everything I’ve read and reviewed to date
  • 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
    • Chinese(Mandarin) - Intermediate level of reading ,speaking and writing
    • Japanese- Can understand popular phrases and hold a basic conversation
  • Outdoor-sy stuff : Trekking, Hiking, Kayaking, Cycling, SkyDiving, Gun-Range
  • 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 of media I enjoy

AnimeMangaTV ShowsMoviesManhwaSeries
MonsterLiar GameSuitsFight ClubLookismSaw
Detective ConanGamble FishWhite Collar12 Angry MenGod of Highshool3 Body Problem
Jojo’s Bizzare AdventureLost + BrainThe Big Bang TheoryCasablancaUnordinaryMission Impossible
Full Metal Alchemist BrotherhoodMPD PsychoCastleInceptionTower of God 
NarutoMirai NikkiScorpionPredestinationSolo Leveling 
Dragon Ball ZTales of Demons and GodsHouse M.DEdge of tomorrowHow to Fight 
Legend of the Galactic HeroesHistory’s Strongest Disciple KenichiPsychMission ImpossibleThe Gamer 
DuraraSpiral-Bonds of ReasoningLie to meLimitlessOmniscient Reader’s Viewpoint 
Code GeassKaijiDrake and JoshGet SmartWeak Hero 
Kuroko No BasketSkip BeatHannibalNever Back DownIt’s Mine 
No Game no LifeChange 123DaVinci’s DemonsYes Man!Noblesse 
Fairy TailShingeki no KyojinLove O2O36th Chamber of Shaolin  
HyoukaTobaku Haouden ReiMentalistShaolin Soccer  
BaccanoBakiThe FollowingOnce upon a time in Mumbai  
Detective School QIris ZeroMr.RobotDie Hard 4.0  
Hunter X HunterRecord of RagnarokRevengeArmor of God  
GintamaDarwin’s GameSherlockJumper  
Shokugeki no SomaDengeki DaisyCommunityNow you see me  
Yu Yu HakushoHajime no IppoRules of EngagementOng Bak 2  
Death NoteNisekoiErkenci kusNational Treasure  
Classroom of the EliteKengan AshuraCriminal MindsMonty Python and the Holy Grail  
Avatar : The last AirbenderTokyo Manji RevengersPrison BreakWanted  
Yu-gi-oh!Blue LockThat 70’s showKung Fu Hustle  
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