Hobbies

HAM Radio

I am an amateur HAM radio enthusiast. I am a member of Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club.

I have obtained UK intermediate license from OfCOM / RSGB.

My HAM call signs are: 2E0IDH (Intermediate), M6PRD (Foundation).

Natural History

I am a member of Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN).

I am also part of Wildlife Conservation Group (WCG), Bangalore.

These societies work towards raising public awareness on nature, natural history, conservation.

Astronomy

I have been a part of Bangalore Astronomical Society (BAS), Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA). We work for the promotion of astronomy as a hobby as well as science.

I was chosen as one of the 'Outreach lead' for the 'Venus Transit' event in June 2012, by Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

I organised 2012 & 2013 local editions of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge in Bangalore.

I have participated in courses on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Radio astronomy, Indian Astronomy and Mathematics conducted at MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore.