To put it in a nutshell the size of a walnut, Rajesh is an enigma. An enigma no single person comprehends or has ever dared to. Rajesh was born in downtown Madras, or as it is more modernly referred to, Chennai. He spent a good part of his life in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where he completed middle school. In August of 2002, he moved to Vancouver, Canada to complete high school.
Just three years later, Rajesh relocated to Waterloo, Ontario for his undergraduate studies in Nanotechnology Engineering. After 5 years and many crazy adventures, Rajesh moved, again, to San Francisco, California to start his career as a software engineer at a popular social gaming company known as Zynga. After just a year and a half, many compelling reasons brought him back to Toronto, Ontario where he continues his journey with Zynga. We have received intelligence that Rajesh spends much of his quiet life there these days.
Rajesh's interests cover an entire gamut from chess to logic to juggling to badminton to Indian music to karate to photography to table-tennis to C# and PHP programming. His accomplishments may be many, but humility is his gifted trait. Contrary to popular opinion, Rajesh is also religious.
This website is an amalgamation, or a trivet if you will, of Rajesh's personal, social, and work life. To the common outsider these lives may seem as disparate constituents of a more well-formed personality, but to Rajesh, these three components are identical and often even symbiotic. The slogan "things to say, things to think" very correctly characterizes the nature of this website: we're often advised to think before we speak, but more often than not, there is more value in thinking about the things we speak, after we've spoken them. So much that the things we speak become far more important than the things we think. So much meaning, so much metaphor, so much profundity. A quick summation of all these philosophical intelligences is sufficient to bring out the genius within oneself.
The things we speak may be important. But the things we think, now Nature knows no bounds to that. The things we think far surpass the things we speak. So much that the things we think is what defines us, while the things we speak is what defines everyone around us.
This website was born, back in 2005, partly out of mutual disgust and partly out of revolutionary creativity. With over a decade of experience with web-related technologies under his belt, Rajesh has come to value the importance, if not the necessity, of simplicity in today's designs. He finds it disturbing that people need to spend the same ten years and half a father's fiscal balance to understand and differentiate between a good design and a bad design.
He who seeks truth shall find beauty
He who seeks beauty shall find vanity
He who seeks order shall find gratification
He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed
He who considers himself a servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self expression
He who seeks self expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance
Arrogance is incompatible with nature
Through nature, the nature of the universe, and the nature of man, we shall seek truth.
If we seek truth, we shall find beauty.
—Moshe Safdie, TED 2002
This site, meetrajesh.com, began with a forage into this wonderful medium of expression we call the web. Rajesh loves it. It's free, it's quick, it's instantaneous, and best-of-all, it's simple. It requires no permission. He only provides the content, but the presentation, the design, the layout, the uploading and the everyday mundane tasks are silently taken care of by automated scripts. The blatantly obvious scrapbook design, the mild colours and the absence of distracting images are all neither coincidental nor accidental for that matter. In fact, one might be led to believe that Rajesh, the author, or perhaps more accurately, the composer, has been through some sort of zen-like transformation that transcends all likelihood of normal human behaviour. The answer of course, is no.
There are only a few who are truly gifted to see beauty in simplicity and simplicity in beauty. And you are one of them.