Hi, my name is Animesh Kumar. I am a technologist and work in the research lab of a medium scale, innovative, product engineering/outsourcing company, headquartered in India. My primary area of interest is search, high performance computing, distributed computing, web and collaborative machine learning systems. I am also excited about product building and engineering.
In my previous avatar, I was a Software Architect and dealt with language solutions and built world’s first Hindi portal, world’s first Hindi TTS, world’s first lingual WAP solution and world’s first light weight embeddable lingual input-output control. My most important work focused on technologies that connect people with low or nil English literacy with the mainstream internet. Mywebdunia was one such medium that let people come forward and speak and share with each other without any language barrier.
My life will be spent using the smartness of engineering to affect and empower lives. A good software is a piece of art. It doesn’t intrude, it assists. It empowers. Helps us do more, better. It is beautiful and makes us feel confident about human intellect, and the endless possibilities.
I am passionate about ideas, people, behavior and change. I love art, literature, poetry, technology and development. I watch TED. I read Dr. Dobb’s Journal and The New Yorker. I love to read literature, especially by Coetzee, Kundera, Rushdie, Pamuk and Enright. I’m a big fan of a crazy theoretician, freaky thinker, sane poetess, and the most admired product manager.
Whenever I get time and inspiration, I write poetry, haiku and short fiction. You might want to read some facts about me.