Welcome to my home
Let me introduce myself first. I am Subhabrata Biswas from Mumbai
(previously, Bombay). I have been staying in Mumbai for the past 5 years -
working with Citicorp Overseas Software Limited - a subsidiary of
Citibank. Before this, I used to live in
Agarpara - a suburban town near
I studied in a lot of schools - Nrityakali Pathshala (classes I-IV),
Ushumpur Adarsha Uchcha Vidyalaya (class V), Rahara Ramakrishna Mission (classes
VI-X) and Agarpara Mahajati Vidyapeeth (classes XI-XII).
Finally, I managed to clear a course of B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from
IIT, Kharagpur. It is in the IIT that
I first saw a computer. We used to work on an HP-1000 machine which, I am
sure, not many people know about. It was a machine with cryptic user interface
and a horrible line editor.
Then the IIT procured a computer called Cyber. Although even this machine was
completely outdated when the IIT bought it, it was far too better than an
HP-1000. After writing a few programs on this machine I fell in love with
programming and decided to pursue a career in software.
So, here I am, a civil engineer in softwares for last 5 years. 3 years back
a girl agreed to marry me (!!!) and I have been living happily ever after.
Things I like
- X Windows
I have always been fascinated by the concept and design of
X Windows although I shouldn't say I know much about it. I am
rather a beginner and trying to understand the basic philosophy
of X. So far I have written just a few simple widgets and two applications, a file manager with look-and-feel like the one in MS Windows 3.1 and an FTP client, so far.
The idea of the X system maybe seem very trivial, but think about the time
when the need for this system was felt and consequently the system was built
and you can't help being astonished by the simple yet robust design of the
system. Want to know more ? Visit
- Tongue teasers!
What is life without food ! I live to eat and was surprised to
find like-minded people on the web. The web has a huge stock of
recipes (Ummmmm) scattered all over the place. Want to check out
a few of them ? Well here goes my favorites' list :
- Tongue twisters!
I had a friend who had this terrible problem of stammering. At times the
poor guy used to fight his breath out to pronounce a simple sound and
put us in almost equal trouble of guessing what he was trying to say.
However, he was cured of this problem by a therapist who also gave him
a list of toungue twisters as part of his prescription. Now our man can
say a lot of these phrases and sentences without much problem.
Want to try them out ? Click here.
- The web
Today almost everybody has heard of the term "Internet". Many of us take the
term for granted too. But I keep wondering why and how did a person come up
with the idea of this HTML ! Millions of people have their "homepage" today,
lots of business houses are targetting the Internet as their marketplace today.
But all these started because - one person somehow hit upon this revolutionary
idea of HTML !
The web means sharing of knowledge among a vast number of people. Different companies
are coming up with their own hardware/software solutions to make this process
of sharing knowledge cheaper, easier and faster.
Often I wonder - what is the next step !
What I have for you
Finally here is a copy of my resume.
This page has been visited times since 17-June-97.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
whenever you feel like.