Venkatesh Krishnan, Venki to his friends, was born in Bangalore, India. A BE rank student from Bangalore University, he joined IBM, India as a software engineer in 1999. When he is not engrossed in web technology projects, he likes to visit new places. Writing articles, loafing around with his friends, listening to and singing old movie songs, and trekking are his favorite activities He enjoys philosophy with as much relish as he watches cartoons. His philosophy is that however old, one should retain a childlike curiosity, enthusiasm and zest for life.