Now, I’m on Wikipedia! ;) Thanks everyone!! :)
I don’t really know who has added me there, or where they are getting their information. All I can humbly say is: sincere thanks, to Wikipedia!
Wikipedia has said I’ve been staying at my Delhi residence since 1984! Well, that’s the year my father, late, Pramode Ranjan Chakraborty, bought this house. Later, in 1986, he, along with my mother, late Mrs Bina Chakraborty, moved to this house.
Why this huge gap in our buying the house and moving in? Well, not many folks know that my parents met with a near fatal accident on Jan. 27, 1986 in the early hours of the day at New Delhi. They were returning home by an auto-rickshaw to our Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi, residence, when an Ambassador car rammed into their auto-rickshaw full on!
That’s the day my life changed completely! I was still a student, playing cricket with friends, when my aunt called us from Delhi. We rushed to Delhi, only to find our parents badly injured! I personally had to say goodbye to cricket, and turn attention to finding work to somehow run the family! I finally moved to Delhi in Nov. 1987. That’s where my so-called ‘professional’ life started!
It has been a great ride ever since! All the hard work done seems to have paid off. First, I must mention Gratian Vas, who took me in at Holy Faith International back in 1988. My first brush with electronics was at SBP Consultants & Engineers a year later, followed by Electronics For You. However, it was at DiSyCom magazine, under Arun Bhattacharjee, where I learned the ropes.
I was hired by late Ms Rashmi Bhushan to write for electronic components magazine published by Asian Sources Media. That’s when my life changed significantly! Not only did Asian Sources Media, now, Global Sources, hire me as the full-time telecom editor and take me to Hong Kong, it gave me first-hand view of China and how it grew in the world of electronics! It has been a fascinating journey ever since!
Thereafter, it was at Reed Elsevier, in Singapore, where I had the late Ian Shelley, Michael Tan, Paul Beh and Swee Heng Tan for company. Everywhere, I learned a lot! That’s what I continue to do even today!
The world can give me as many awards and folks can call me anything, but I shall always remain, yours truly! 😉