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Cover of The Real Deal by Paritosh Uttam

Cover of Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam

I have circled the sun forty-six times so far without getting burnt. I was born in Trivandrum, Kerala and did my entire schooling (from kindergarten to high school) in Space Central School, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Paritosh Uttam photograph
Holidaying in Thar desert near Jaisalmer

By educational qualification, I am an Electrical & Electronics engineer [Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras; Masters in System Science & Automation from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore].

By profession, I am a software engineer. I have worked in different domains and technologies including image processing, multimedia search engines, wireless messaging, and routing protocols. Anybody interested in this aspect of my life, can take a dekko at my technical résumé.This link will open in a new page.

Apart from my foray into the field of literature, I also enjoy the following (in no particular order): a game or two of gully cricket, table tennis, a not too strenuous workout in the gym, tracking Nifty and mutual funds, extremely amateur digital photography.

Languages known: English, Hindi, French (bonjour, merci), Deutsch (Guten Tag, Danke), Spanish (gracias muchas), Italian (si, ciao), Japanese (bonsai, sayonara).

I am married and live with my wife Smita and son Palash in Pune, Maharashtra.

† Words in parentheses indicate the entire range of my vocabulary.