Since sixth grade, I have had a thing for electronic circuits. What do you call it? Passion? Well, you could say so. My father used to own an electrical shop. So perhaps it was in the genes or maybe I simply happened to grow up with it.
I have always loved assembling tape recorders, home theaters, DVD and CD players, television sets and other gadgets. In fact, relatives would make a beeline for my house along with their faulty gadgets when I returned home for holidays. Free electronic expertise is quite in demand you know.
The interest was quite apparent at all points in my life. During school, a lot of circuit models were exhibited by me along with friends and it won prizes at many competitions. While pursuing bachelor’s degree, the automatic car parking system I created with a 8085 micro process kit won the first place.
Perhaps, if things had gone differently, I could have seen where this interest would finally go. Alas, succumbing to pressure from family, I had to get into the computer science. Yet good things are never a waste. My stint with electronics continues to serve till date – whether it be in logical thinking while writing codes or handling server issues or helping friends with PC/server issues and software installation.