Born into a middle class family that subsisted on a single income, there was only one purpose for which I was thrust into education- ‘settling’ in life. ‘Settling’ meant only one thing- getting a well-paid job, marrying and having kids. After slogging for over four years in an area where I was not much interested in, I finished Engineering and joined a multinational software company in 2010. For over a decade from where I entered Secondary education till my initiation into the IT industry, my aims in life wereonly too modest- to get a job, share my father’s financial burden andget a good-looking wife as ‘the final feather in my cap’. The first two aims were done when I was 22 and the third one I hoped, shall easily follow later.

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Published by Jeeva Pitchaimani

Someone who broods over everything related to human existence. Reads into the films of Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray and Richard Linklater. Sees from the writings of Jawaharlal Nehru, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Richard Dawkins.

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