I was born and raised in Hyderabad, India. I did my undergrad in Madras (now Chennai), India. Then, I spent a couple of years doing a Master's at Bloomington, Indiana. I finished my Ph.D. at Princeton University in January 2002.
I like to play soccer, watch basketball, listen to music (Indian film songs, REM, U2, Dire Straits, Clapton ...), cook indian food, read books (pretty much anything) and travel.
I recently received a fortune cookie which said "You will be advanced professionally without any special effort on your part". So, right now, I am just sitting back and waiting for "professional advancement".