About Me

With my mom outside her school in Mumbai. She went to this school more than 50 years ago.

With my mom outside her school in Mumbai. She went to this school more than 50 years ago.

I've been shooting pictures most of my life--with a film camera those days, and with a DSLR these days. While I mostly shoot landscapes (because I am obsessed with nature), I also love shooting natural-light outdoor portraits and concerts

My Gateway of India picture was used as the backdrop during the Social Media Week conference in Mumbai, and this picture I shot at Yosemite won the worldwide photography contest hosted by Radio Sai.

If I'm not shooting, I'm probably coding. My projects include Wize (a live streaming mobile app for learning/teaching), 20 Questions (the world's favorite guessing game), Ragaboard (the Indian keyboard), and Pray It Forward (a social prayer platform). Wize placed in the top 20 and won an award from Google at the 2016 Launch Hackathon. Pray It Forward won Most Innovative award from Twilio and Best Implementation award from Idea Market at the 2014 TechCrunch Hackathon. Back in 2004, I created Holding Hands, a mobile app for individuals who are blind. Holding Hands won third place at the US Nationals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.

I grew up in Chennai (near the beach), moved to Malawi during my high school years, and then moved to Phoenix (after a semester in Mississippi), where I majored in computer science at Arizona State University. That's where I met my wife, Mala. We moved to the Bay Area a few years ago to explore the startup scene. Mala is a clinical research coordinator, and also runs an Indian fashion startup called Purple Pleats