When I give this a serious-sounding name like bio, you think I’m about to go rambling about some high-brow Karl Popper philosophy. I would like to, but I understand how you would not want me to, so I decided to boil it all down to a bunch of ten things lists, with lists added every once in a while.
Be warned that as I discover new, and sometimes better, stuff, these lists are bound to change; but so far the rate of change has only been about once per 500 new discoveries. Start with a list you like below by hitting the + symbol.
But first, three clarifications: one locally and two glocally.
1. When you say Belvadi… no, I do not refer to any of the number of villages around Mysore named Belvadi. For starters, they are mostly either Belavadi or Belwadi, and even if you find one by name Belvadi, I still have nothing to do with it. Why the co-incidence? I have no idea.
2. Are you Italian? Too many people have asked me this. Once again, no, I am very much Indian. And I am aware my name sounds like/rhymes with very famous, very generic Italian names like Baldacci, Bellucci, Belzani, Brumidi, Bernardi etc. but that still does not make me any more Italian than Bruce Lee.
3. So you’re really Indian? This question often follows #2 above. (How do so many people come up with the same question?) Well, yes and no. My family is very varied. Part of our roots (at least parts I’m aware of) trace back to various cities between TN and KA states in India. But that’s only one part of it: we are also partly from/composed of Germans and Danes. So that’s Indian + German + Danish. But I was born in India, which, geographically speaking, makes me (once again) very much Indian.
And now on to the fun stuff!
More? Let’s see in due time. But here’s a list of dislikes: