I was born and brought up in the City of Joy,
Kolkata which is the capital city of the state of West Bengal in India. Starting out as a young boy exploring unconventional and
"challenging" problems while preparing for Mathematics Olympiads I quickly fell in love with the thrill and sheer joy of unraveling
the mysteries of a mathematical problem. Initially having been carried away with the flow while joining the
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for my undergrad studies,
I luckily found my way back and switched my major to Mathematics, at the end of
my freshman year. My initial attraction to applied mathematics was catalyzed by problems in porous media flow that were introduced
to me by my Master Thesis adviser, Dr. G.P. Raja Sekhar.
Ultimately, my desire to be able to connect theoretical and analytical studies with real world applications has given me the reason
to choose Numerical Simulation of Porous Media Flows for my graduate research. The next phase of my
life has been in College Station, TX, USA where I am pursuing a PhD. in Mathematics under the supervision of
Dr. Prabir Daripa at the
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University.
Music has been my passion since childhood. I have been fortunate to
have parents who are both trained musicians and I followed their
footsteps as well. I received training in Hindustani Classical Music
vocals under the tutelage of Pandit Ajoy
Chakrabarty at Shrutinandan from 1997-2003. I have a very wide range of likes when it comes
to my choice of music.
Here are some of my stage performances as part of a band during my
undergrad days in IIT Kharagpur.
Travelling & Photography
Bengalees are known to be ardent lovers of traveling and I proudly
uphold that tradition and love in myself. This love for unseen, unknown
places was instilled in me since childhood while accompanying my family
to several trips all around India. This spirit was rekindled after
having settled down with my graduate life at College Station, US. I
love visiting places of natural beauty with exquisite flora and fauna.
With this love of traveling came a newfound interest in digital
photography. Conveying the emotions that I felt, being in the moment,
by capturing it forever in a photograph has become a passion.
Here are some links to my public photo albums.