The virtual web identity of Gaurang Khetan welcomes you to its home.
First some professional information about my real world counterpart, apart from his pic with his wife Shubhra on the left:
His formal Resume is: PAGES PDF
He now works at Apple, since May 2011. He worked for a long time as a Sr. Software Engineer at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA, USA. He was previously a Software Engineer for some months at Paypal (an eBay company), and was an intern for a few months at a storage security startup -- Lightline Software Inc -- where he completed a gruelling and highly fulfilling development experience.
With regards to formal education, he has a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California. While there, he also worked part time for a year with the Apollo Project under Prof. Massoud Pedram.
You can contact him via email through grkhetan at gmail. or via this Online form
The rest of the website is mostly personal in nature.
Some of his random pictures: < Him holding a sleeping Arnav, son of his brother Amit, bhabhi Manisha, in this pic > < One of his photo with his sister when they were small > < One recent photo of his family when they visited US >
Now, I am taking over, I need to express, and thus create myself.
Feel free to browse the following pretty much useless pages. I know that you dont manage your time well, do you?
You are warned: These pages are a strange mix of ethos, pathos and logos; and you might find this mix a little unnatural and inconsistent. But, I, by my very nature, am not constrained by the usual restrictions on worldly beings...
This website is also viewable via a horizontal mirror if you so desire.
- Basic Principle on which I operate:
- I will be happier with you than without you (-GK)
- If you judge people, you have no time to love them. -- Mother Teresa.
- Now moving along on the lines of:
- If I am happy, you will be happier. (-GK)
- And moving towards believing:
- The unexamined life is atleast as worth living as the examined. (-GK)
I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind movie. And Good Will Hunting was one of the movies that I liked the most. The Upside of Anger, was really touching, and superbly acted and directed.
By the way:
Well, there are atleast a few ways to waste time here.
- If you would like to know more about me, then visit the first column below.
- The most updated page on the site is my Thought Blog, wherein I write my thoughts and ideas and anything that comes up in my mind.
- To see recent pictures from trips/outings, see the Pictures page
- Other pages, you might want to look at are computer programs, quotations, books, and other pages.
- If you wish to make your comments on this website as marks for eternity, then I encourage you to sign the site's
| What is constant [me myself!]
|| What is constant [not me myself!]
|| What keeps changing
Here is a little background, and a little self behavior analysis about me. Some more stuff about me you can find on the old about me page.
If I am asked to remember my life, after spending a million years in heaven, then what I would remember about this life? My family and friends! Yes, the people. Its the people that make this life of ours. (apart from the Internet). Watch out for the People page that is coming up. Whenever I schedule my time to give 30 mins to that, I will make it. Its only a matter of time -- wait -- I am not pre-emptible, am I?
Some old pages are also here:
Computer Programs: Some programs that I have written.
Gothello:: This program plays the strategy board game of Othello.
Essential Movies List: A Big List of movies I intend to watch some time or the other
USC FAQ: Useful information about USC for prospective students
Books: In my attempt to completely virtualize my real life's information, I have written here a list of books that I have, maybe to just keep a list online.
Emacs commands: Just a little personal resource
Notes on Indian Philosophy: Some basic notes on Indian Philosophy
Some old pages are also here:
Thought Blog: This is a blog where I post my thoughts, ramblings, links I find on the Internetc
Pictures: You might want to have a look at some of these pictures, to see whats happenning these days around here, like how fat I have grown these days;)
Quotations: Some nice quotations I keep collecting
Bookmarks: A big collection of hand-picked links, is continuously updated. Also available as a flat HTML Bookmarks file. (Contact me if you want an importable version)
Lost: My favorite TV series currently on.
My Stock investments
GuestBook: View and Write your comments in this guestbook
Some Archived tidbits: <out-of-date>
- On my exploration of the phenomenon called the United States of America
- A Senator gave this speech in the Senate on February 12, 2003 about the bad things happenning to the US now, and to convey that war on Iraq may not be the best thing to do. I didnt know they gave such good speeches in the Senate here in the US, I thought only Bush gave cool speeches. Read it.
- "What then is the American, this new man?", asked Michel Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur, one of thousands of immigrants who came to North America in the 18th century. "He is an American, who leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. The American is a new man, who acts upon new principles...Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men." This is taken from the Encarta Article on United States of America, which is a very good read.
- The United States has won 50% of the Mathematics Nobel Prizes (The Fields Medal) starting from its inception in 1936. Here are the statistics.
- An interesting piece of information given in the history of the United States site(mentioned in the next point) is:
A Nation of Immigrants:
By the time American independence was declared in 1776, two-fifths of all settlers were of non-English origin. The first U.S. census, taken in 1790, revealed a population of just under four million people, with about 10,000 new settlers arriving each year. When the U.S. government began keeping records of arriving passengers in 1820, the majority of immigrants were from Northern Europe; by the end of the 19th century, they came largely from Southern and Eastern Europe. Today, the majority arrive from Latin America and Asia. Their reasons for coming, however -- opportunity and freedom -- remain unchanged.
- The History of the United States is very comprehensively captured at this site. If you are in anyway associated with the US, its a must read. Even otherwise its very interesting and informative, being well written. But beware, it is quite large, it will take some time to read. Read in parts. It begins with prehistoric life in North America, and covers it to almost today.
- The United States won more than two-thirds of the Nobel Prizes awarded in Science during the last 25 years. This is true despite the fact that Nobel Prize selection committee tries to recognize scientific work done in less-scientific countries, and thus ending up giving preference to people in countries other than the US.
- Technology and Culture. Technology, and Culture. Culture and Technology. Culture, and Technology. Are you familiar with these milestones in this area - K5 and Slashdot.
- Genghis Khan, from 12th Century AD, has his Y-chromosome in 16 million men living today (0.5 percent of the World male population)!!! It is considered an evolutionary achievement (he had about 800,000 times the reproductive success of the average man of his age), and teaches that even an individual being can have a significant effect on its species as a whole!! This shows how reproduction shaped evolution of a species. (the above figures include only the Y chromosome, and Y chromosome is transmitted through only sons of sons of sons of..., so the daughters are effectively not counted. It is considered that most of the people in Mongolia have his genetic content in some amount.) The article about this was linked from this K5 article. While you are there, check out this comment, and this reply to the comment.
- This puzzle actually surprised me for a few minutes. Then it sinked. Try it.
- I am now exploring English Music a bit. These are the lyrics of some of the songs I am listening these days....cool songs these..
- Heres what I think about Mozilla 1.1 vs Galeon 1.2.5.
- Do you know the Meaning of Life?
- A friend of mine, went back to India from the US, and got involved with his friends in starting this web retail company: InfiBeam -- its a nice progressive professional website for selling cars and other products in India. Check it out.
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