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Just read Random 25 at Facebook, by Kris

My Random 25
1. I’m an advertising professional came from an agricultural family background. I always wonder and feel happy about this transition.
2. I’m Vegetarian by choice, stopped eating Non-Veg some 7 years back, But, still a super Non-Veg cook. I can cook food many veg curries apart from few Non-Veg dish including Fish curries, Chicken and Mutton items.
3. I like cycling and used to roam around in the roads of Chennai and Pondicherry with my regular Atlas Cycle. Now no time and energy to take the cycle out.
4. Ilayaraja, Ilayaraja, Ilayaraja… My all time favorite music is his. I admire him for his simpliity and growth, who came from a small village to Madras (now chennai) with only Rs.10 some 35 yrs back.
5. I own a Nikon D80 SLR camera with 3 lenses, 6GB Memory and a Manfrotto Tripod. I do some decent photography. Interested in people, street life and documentaries.
6. I’m a first generation graduate of my family, did my B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Marketing. Mom is a 5th class drop out and Dad, a 3rd class drop out. I was denied Student Visa to the US in 2002, so thinking not to visit the US ever.
7. I have no preference for food and can eat anything veg available on the earth and I’m NOT at all Finicky about food.
8. I love to travel anywhere and everywhere. 2008 was my fave year, as i traveled the lengths and breadths of India. So far i have visited, atleast touched the lands of Pondicherry, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Maharahtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and WestBengal states and Dubai City (Only international venue)
9. I have had a joint photo exhibition last year, with 3 fellow shutterbugs. Currently working on a photo book named 365, which will showcase my travel aspirations.
10. I love Bangalore (earlier i used to call Chennai, the Heaven) for its dynamics, though I’m not too sure about the spirits in the form of Pubs and Bars everywhere.
11. I like Tamil. Tamil Literature. Tamil Language. Tamil Movies. Tamil Festivals. Tamil People… never ending list.
12. I want be an entrepreneur soon, must be in the Creative side of life, May photography or Advertising or Both. Inspirations by Sharad Haksar.
13. I don’t like pets , especially at home, as i have grown up hating Cats.
14. I’m a fortunate Teetotaller all my life so far, though I’m always with so many friends who drink and smoke. Had been to N number of Bars and Pubs, simply to give company and chit-chat with friends.
15. I’m very conscious in front of the camera, but i always feel that i can make good pictures, when im behind the camera. I also believe that I can live just with my Camera, laptop and a net connection, anywhere and everywhere.
16. I just can’t dance. People always tell that im funny, every time, when I’m on the dance floor.
17. I love Royal Enfield. Will buy one soon, may be a Thunderbird Twinspark.
18. I’m always loyal to my brands, be it Scullers, Colgate, Brut or Nikon. Working for a same advertising agency for almost 4 yrs now, guess im too much loyal. 🙂
19. I like number nine, for no reason. Nine is a very special number. If you add any number to nine, you will get the same number, when you make it as a single digit.
20. I’m an Atheist and believe in people. My spiritual circle is within the limits of life and only life. But, I visit temples, mosques, churches and Gurudwaras to meet Gods and Goddesses.
21. I escaped from death, twice so far, once in Kerala and second time in Karnataka. Fortunately, i have an accident insurance for 10Lakhs.
22. Friends, Friends and Friends are everything to me, with whom i live all time now, at least for the last 14 years now, away from home. Thanks to Mom and Dad for bringing me up with all Confidence and Love.
23. I’m never behind Dollars and Pounds. But, I spend all that I earn for some cause. I pay all my taxes. I follow traffic rules. In a word, I’m a weird boy, whom you wont like in the first go, but in the course of time.
24. I’m a regular Blood Donor. Have donated blood some 12 times so far. Wanna register myself for donating all my organs. Will do it soon sometime, with approvals from parents.
25. I love my village and the sexy lake near by. I used to play Gilli and Gholi with my childhood friends during my school days, and I’m missing all that fun now.

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