'Pranjal' means 'pure' or 'crystal clear'. It's a name my father chose for me. I've had trouble getting people to pronounce it right and had my doubts about whether or not I identify with it. Ofcourse, the 'identifying-battle' is long gone. It's my name and I've grown into it.
I was born in a small district called 'Yavatmal' (sometimes spelled 'Yeotmal') of Maharastra, India. You might have a hard time locating it on a map. I was brought up in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. I spent my first 8 years of schooling (Kindergarden to 6th grade) in a convent, after which I was moved to a Central School.
Following most students from my batch, I took up engineering at S. M. V. I. T., Bangalore. Having completed that, and after a brief stint with a Hardware Company, I enrolled into a Master's Program at USC, Los Angeles, USA. I returned to India in June 2005.
I took up a research project at IISc for a year after my return. I was then offered a job with a startup company, of which I was a part for 8 months. Following this, I started out on my own as an Independent Consultant and have remained so, worked as a Freelancer, worked with a big IT company and then went back to stay-at-home-mumma.
Life's been fair so far; I've enjoyed my happy times and struggled through difficult patches. I have a small but cozy circle of friends. I rarely meet most of them and hope to make up for that (...even now...).
I like adventure. I've tried para-sailing. Hopefully I'll get a chance to live all my dreams of travel and crazy sporting adventures. I'd also like to try my hands on photography and playing the saxophoneguitar (turns out, my lungs can't hold enough air, and my fingers gave up following my mind a long time ago).
I love animals better than most humans. I've had dogs from when I can remember. I've tried horse-riding. I dream of bringing up cheetah cubs, orangutans, snakes and falcons/hawks. I would love to live in a jungle someday. It would be a 'dream-come-true' to have a family living among the wild.
For now, Bangalore's home Hannover is home. Making the most of 24/7! working from home. Much to catch up on. Life's unfolding itself bit-by-bit!