8 facts about me – Ganesh

  1. Studied in the same school from 1st till 12th standard
  2. The first program that I watched on TV was the 1975 test cricket match between India and WI at Chennai (then called Madras). If I remember right, this was a trial telecast before the official Doordarshan debut on August 15th that year. This was the match where  Viswanath scored 97 runs (and not out) on a wicket that was more suited to plant roses than play cricket.
  3. And of course, my favorite cricket player – Gundappa Viswanath
  4. I have actually faced the bowling of Abid Ali (played for India in the 70’s) during a Northern California league match.
  5. Kane and Abel  by Jeffrey Archer – the only fiction I can remember reading twice (not counting Sherlock Holmes, tinkle, amar chitra katha etc. :).
  6. Recently finished reading the “Gospel of Ramakrishna” – a book presented to me by my father,  over a period of one year.
  7. My first trip to US (to study at Univ. of Wyoming), the shuttle dropped me at the University dorm around 2 AM early morning. A nice cop then gave me a ride on his patrol car to my friends place. My first car ride in US was on a cop car!! Talk about small town charm.
  8. One of the semesters in Wyoming, I worked as a teaching assistant at the computer center and was also the janitor who cleaned the same computer center!!


  1. Anonymous said July 5, 2007, 11:20 pm:

    Interesting stuff Ganesh. Kane and Abel is definitely great fiction from Jeffrey Archer. BTW, you need to tag 8 other people to carry the meme forward – Sukumar

  2. Anonymous said July 6, 2007, 7:28 am:

    Very interesting Ganesh