I schooled at Bishop Cotton Boys' School (Cottons) and finished my 12th at Shree Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College.
I grew up in what most Indians would recognize as a middle-class locality, with tons of friends who I played cricket with. We played everywhere. On the streets. Behind the house. In the local playground. On the terrace. In hallways. In my room. On our neighbors driveway. Everywhere.
In parallel to my cricketing days, I got hooked onto computers very early on. Cottons got kids into mandatory computer science classes from 3rd standard onwards (3rd grade) and the mandatory part lasted till 8th standard, after which I choose Comp Sci (as we called it then) as an elective in ICSE and ISC.
Along the way, I picked up more from PC Quest and PC World and looking over the shoulders of seniors (Jim George, Chirayu and Kashyap) than I ever did in class. Even today, I consider that to be one of the best ways to fully master many aspects of computers. One of my pet peeves is balking at computer class when all I really want is computer lab.
While on him, my father is my role-model, and if I can ever be even half as successful as him, that'll be 'nuff.
So here it is, a brief introduction ... now go on ... explore, find, react ...