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Engineer by profession, writer by passion, spiritual at heart

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Abhishek Karadkar

Hello, I am Abhishek Karadkar. I am an Electrical Engineer by education, and worked for an Energy Management company in Atlanta, USA. After staying for 5 years in United States, I have moved back to my country, India. Besides work, I am a bibliophile and enjoys reading about history, current affairs, and biographies. I practice ‘Sudarshan Kriya Yoga‘ meditation and volunteer for a NGO, Art of Living. I am a vegetarian, and also a fitness enthusiast. I intend to work for spreading awareness about Cancer. Finally, I enjoy writing and I hope to integrate this interest into my career with more experience. Please like, share and subscribe to my blog. Thank you for visiting.

My Wikibook:

Name: Abhishek Karadkar.

Nicknames: Abhi.

Current Residence: Pune, India.

Birth Year: 1992

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn.

Blood Type: B +ve.

Parents: Kalpana and Indrajit Karadkar.

Siblings: None

Marital Status: Single

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 74 – 75 kg.

Education: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA. Bachelor of Engineering from University of Pune, India.

Myers-Briggs Personality Type: need to test.

Religion: Spiritual Hinduism.

Favorite Colors: Blue, Blue and Blue.

Favorite Number: 7.

Most Prized Possession: My Mom’s blessings, my books, and my life’s experiences.

Best Personality Trait: I have a never ending curiosity for everything, and reading about or learning new things.

Worst Trait: I am really bad at keeping friendships, though I can make friends easily, but maintaining them is not my cup of tea.

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Traveling, Volunteering, Watching Netflix, Listening songs, Practicing meditation.

Current Job: Blogger @abhiknotes, Volunteer @Art of Living

I’m Really Good At: Solving problems, managing things, resolving issues, brainstorming, writing opinion articles.

I’m Really Bad At: Group discussion, Public speaking

Fears: Hydrophobia and Tomophobia.

Political Views: Apolitical, but I usually endorse the party based on the candidates they nominate and policies they frame.

Position On Smoking: Against

Position On Drinking: Borderline teetotaler ( only when the celebration demands a toast)

Position On Abortion: Supports Abortion as I consider its a women’s right, and they can decide what’s best for them.

Position On Homosexuality: It is completely OK for some people to like someone of the same sex. I think there is nothing wrong about it.

Position On War: As Carl von Clausewitz said” War is merely the continuation of politics by other means”. I hate wars, but humans being social animals who like playing politics, war is something which cannot be stopped, unless all human beings become spiritual minded, which is not possible. So, I support war only when it is fought for self-defense ( eg: Pakistan invaded India during Kargil War in 1999 ) or for just cause ( eg: liberation of millions of innocent Jews from the tyranny of Nazis in concentration camps during WW2)

My influences: My Mother, whom I used to lovingly call, ‘Ammi’. I learnt the meaning of unconditional love from her. She has always been an inspiration for me to be optimistic and keep faith in life, to never lose hope, to help the people, to maintain good relations, never go after too much money, power or success, never to hurt or bias anyone on any grounds, and to be satisfied for whatever we have in our life. I wish she was with me today, and I wish I was a better son.

Besides, my other influences are J R D & Ratan Tata, Narayana & Sudha Murthy, A P J Abdul Kalam, Swami Vivekananda, ‘Gurudev’ Sri Sri Ravishankar, Mahatma Gandhi, Achyut Godbole, Shri Thanedar, Bhishmaraj Bam, Sundeep Waslekar, Neelkanthrao Kalyani, Richard Feynman, Will Durant, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Viktor Frankl, Narendra Modi.

Outlook on Life: Very Optimistic ( I learnt from my mother the importance of positivity, faith and hope)

Philosophy of Life: Keep working to make this world a better place for the coming generation. Take care of your body & mind, and love & care for your family and friends. Life is short, and I believe it should not be lived seriously!

Note: Kindly referenced from the website for above inputs