I'm ethnically Indian and was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I've lived my entire life outside India yet I'm able to fluently speak Hindi/Urdu, even when I've spent most of my time in Dubai. I'm an avid technology lover as I like to take things apart, even if it means voiding the warranty. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon Qatar at the Qatar Foundation (The official undergraduate branch campus of Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA), with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with minors in Computer Science and Business Administration. I have a knack for design that not only appeals but also functions with regards to the mental model that pervades throughout people's lives, especially when living in a sprawling urban metropolis. I hope to pursue my Masters in Information Design/ Management combined with my passion for visual design. Technology is my passion, along with making a difference in people's lives.
technology, design, photography, social media, TED, Apple, electronics, open source, Creative Commons
To educate and inform people about the true benefits of being a globalized citizen, even if you have studied at a branch campus of a college that is miles apart from it's home campus in another country. With commitment and determination, one can be on par with others and that would eliminate any inferiority and discriminatory judgement.
Social media, education, photography, technology, blogging, human rights, social entrepreneurship, Middle East, yourself, empowerment, grassroots community activism
being persistent at anything I commit, never tiring out, keeping pace of the news, amping up excitement and energy when the mood is low, and discovering the undiscovered.
I attended TEDGlobal 2011 fresh out of college in Qatar; my goal was to make my TEDx event a reality and going to TEDGlobal would help make that happen after my return to Qatar. I organized TEDxYouth@Doha 2011 - 1st (of many and more to come) TEDxYouthDay events in Qatar. In addition, I'm also organizing TEDxEducationCity (1st multi-university TEDx event that brings together 6 U.S. universities in Qatar); seeing that the very first TEDx event was TEDxUSC (A university event), this will take it to the next level.
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