About Me

At the helm!

I write. I travel. I read. But not necessarily in that order. I was trained as an anthropologist, and I did the usual round of projects for big-name organisations, before selling out and switching to writing content. Various assignments and jobs later, find myself working for one of the world's best known technology companies. I spent the first twenty years of my life in Coimbatore, a small town near the Kerala-Tamilnadu border that calls itself a city. The next eleven years were spent, studying, then working, in Chennai, which was formerly known as Madras, on South India's east coast. I now live and work in Hyderabad, a town fast on the way to becoming India's hi-tech capital. What free time I have, I use to read and write, though I can't say I do enough of both. Music, I listen to when I can, and movies are an occasional indulgence. I am excited by technology, and what it can do in influencing and creating social contexts. I am also interested in how it can be used as a tool for empowerment. Mediawatching is another of my interests - almost inevitable today for anyone interested in technology. I go birding whenever and wherever I can - my best experience has been waiting for and watching the Great Indian Hornbill in Top Slip. I also like ancient architecture - the Brihadeeswara Temple at Gangaikondacholapuram being a favourite. Of course, indulging in my interests inevitably leads to travel. Write to me at navin[at]mail[dot]com.