I’m not uni-faceted.


As is apparent from other sections of this site, I’m working on a PhD. This, by definition, affords me other interesting opportunities:

I shoot photos[1], sing[2], write[3], design and draw[4], travel[5], serve[6], bake[7], … .

Clearly, contrary to popular conjecture, I possess more than one facet.


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I’ve been dabbling semi-seriously in photography for a while now. My weapons of choice include a Canon EOS 20D and a few lenses, along with my trusty-old compact, the Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom.

A picture of my camera

I have a few galleries up at different places, and run a photo-journal, which resulted in me being interviewed for a story in the Wall Street Journal. I’ve also had photograph of mine be shortlisted in BBC’s photographer of the year contest in 2006. I thought that was pretty cool.

And now, without further ado, here are some samples of my work!

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Here are a few of a recent event at the University:


I am a trained (for about a dozen years; under a few talented teachers, including P. S. Narayanaswami) Carnatic (south-Indian classical) vocalist. My claims to fame include winning nearly every music competition I’ve taken part in (my mom still holds on to the cups and trophies (Hi mom!)), performing on stage multiple times, and on national radio. I also play, among other things, a couple of percussion instruments.

Recently however, I haven’t had the opportunity—or made the time to—perform, so most of my relationship with music has been that of an informed critic.


Designing and drawing


It all began when I was a wee lad.

Having parents who were easily enthused by travel and strong enough to drag their little boys along—kicking and screaming if need be—I started visiting places all over the world very early on. As I’ve grown older, it’s become apparent that I’ve acquired a taste for travel, and now quite enjoy it!

Here are some snapshots from recent journeys across North America, Europe and India:


My cut hair


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