25 things about me meme tag

Surya tagged me on her blog- so here goes without thinking too much

  1. My earliest professions were of being a journalist – believe it or not- I guess I identified with Clark Kent and Peter Parker much more than anybody else. 
  2. The fact that I get press releases by PR firms these days – I guess has made me some kind of journalist, at least 😀
  3. I was quite proud of being ‘logical and unemotional’ when I was an adolescent – my idols then were Mr. Spock and Sherlock Holmes
  4. Were points number 1 and 2 instrumental in forming my MBTI type ? It’s INTP
  5. I am happiest therefore, when with books (when I was a kid) or the internet (as you can see, I am particularly fond of wikipedia!)
  6. I graduated in Hotel Management – and worked only for year in hotels. It was a huge learning experience.
  7. I was consistently a member of writing related clubs in school and college.
  8. I (still) have a huge crush on Salma Hayek
  9. I don’t play any sport 
  10. Still don’t know what got me interested in HR – guess after working in Hotels and Sales I knew I had to find a different sort of expression for my “people orientation” skills
  11. I don’t like watching movies – but have to watch them because my wife loves them
  12. I am a huge comic book and sci-fi fan
  13. Driving is something that I beginning to like – Delhi roads (not in rush hour) are amazing to drive in.
  14. I grew up in Lucknow. A bit of my heart still resides there.
  15. My dad passed away in 2008. I didn’t know I’d have to goodbye without telling him how much an influence he was in my life.
  16. I like chopping vegetables better than actually cooking them. Kneading the dough is therapeutic for me.
  17. I am totally a social networking nut –  and love connecting with people virtually.
  18. Real world face to face connecting is something I always try to wriggle out of.
  19. I still have to pinch myself to see how big my daughters have become.
  20. My wife and I knew each other less than a month before we decided we had to get married.
  21.  When it comes to politics – I am a centrist. Extreme views make me suspicious 
  22. A friend of mine taught me breakdancing in school. That made me fall me in love with dancing. I can still boogie 
  23. I love eating all kinds of cuisines – and have to be careful about shrimp and prawns which I am allergic to. Damn!
  24. I dream of writing a book some day. Two actually. One fiction. One non-fiction.
  25. I’m a geek in spirit. Linking back to point number 4 I guess! Only difference is, I don’t have the brains to be an actual geek!

About Gautam

Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on February 15, 2009, in blogging and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That’s only 24 things.

  2. ditto with you on 23 and the idols 🙂

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