Hi there ! Thank you for visiting my website. I built this site from scratch using CSS, HTML, Php, and Javascript on a Lenovo Thinkpad X200 running Ubuntu. About a year ago, I was intimidated by web development since my professional experience had been only C/C++ in embedded environments. I'm happy to say that I'm no longer mystified...though it's certainly been a long hard road. During my job-hunt after a job loss in late 2009, reality hit me hard and made me face up to my rusty skills in the modern world. That said, I was determined to close the gap and am continuing to work hard on improving myself.

I'm a person with minimal needs and while my lifestyle may be simple, I'm far from being simple-minded. Being an ardent yoga practitioner, it should come as no surprise that I'm uber-healthy and grounded...and most of the time, I do sleep well . I am a lifelong teetotaler and am trying rigorously to eat more fruits, veggies and less junk food. Also, I'm a poster child for the Dunning-Kruger Effect. I am a firm believer that hubris promotes incompetence.

I have a rather uninhibited personality and will talk about all subjects taboo. Another one of my life philosophies is to live authentically – not everyone is gonna like me and frankly, I don't give a shit. Life is hard enough already without the additional pressure of trying to be someone you're not.

As far as religious beliefs go, I teeter between agnosticism and atheism, but I would say that most of the time, I don't believe in anything but karma.

Please feel free to email me at shubharamani at gmail dot com.