I was born in Hyderabad, India at a hospital close to the HAL campus where my maternal grandfather was stationed. As soon as we were able to travel we (mom and me) moved to Bhubaneshwar to join my dad who had just started a new job there working for a company that was making PC XTs. During our time there, I was surrounded by kind, caring people who of course showered affection and gifts on the new kid. Thanks to my dad's job, we also got a PC XT at home, now for the late 1980's this was cutting edge stuff. For me, it was the start of a love affair that has lasted over 23 years.