On the professional work front, I am licensed to function as a Broker for real estate and mortgage financing in California, provide life and health insurances (annuities and long-term care) and licensed to provide Medicare solutions.
I am passionate about making a difference in the community in the US as well as in India. My mother is an active trustee at Vanasthali Rural Development center in Pune. I support her work by finding donations from the US.
To help local communities, I founded www.K12Counts.org for increasing high school graduation rates and bridging the achievement gap. Please browse the site and reach out to me if interested in becoming involved with K12 Counts.
Childhood / Young Days:
Born in Pune but until 11th grade I was in New Delhi. For 12th and college I came to Pune and attended Brihan Maharastra College of Commerce (BMCC). My Hindi and English teachers in school noticed my flair for writing and encouraged me to write. Later on while at my first job in the US in a computer company, my father challenged me to write a book. I did and went on to co-author 8 tech books which were published by Random House, Prentice Hall and McGraw-Hill.
Advice to young folks. Study or work abroad. Changes the perspective.