Hi Frendz, Little about me....
I have seen the light of this world for the first time on 20th June 1980 at 10:01am in Hyderabad. I am Left-handed.
My Parents, Mr. Rajender Katakolla works for the State Secretariat's Home Department as a Section officer and my mother Mrs. Rajeshwari Katakolla works for the Accountant General's Office as a Senior Accountant. And, my only younger sister Dr. Ms. Malavika (BPT) is a Physiotherapist by profession.
Schooling was unfortunately not at all at one stable place for me as i changed 5 schools since my Kindergaten. Till my Fourth Class i was at St.Marks Public School Khairatabad, then changed to Seventh Day Adventist High School( ICSE), Chapel Road for my Fifth and as we had to shift our home, again i shifted to SDAH Karmanghat, NS Road Branch to continue my Sixth class, later on I did my High Schooling at Methodist Boys' High School, Abids, Hyderabad.
I did my Intermediate Education (+2) at St. George's Boys' Junior College, Abids, Hyderabad.
Never really dreamt of joining an Engineering course, but got through Eamcet and joined Electronics and Communications Engineering at Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad. Here i developed a niche for Communications Engineering Science.
I Landed in Germany on 3rd Oct 2002 in a small and beautiful German city called Wolfsburg, to do my Masters in Computer Science. Later in October 2004, I joined Masters in Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik( Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) at the University of Hannover at Hannover in North German state called Neidersachsen ( Lower Saxony) with Wireless Communication Engineering as my Major.
In 2005 i joined DELPHI Fuba Automotive GmbH, Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany as a Research Assistant working on Radio Reception Technology in Automobiles.
In January 2007 i received UK Working Holiday Maker visa from Germany. I reached London on a 1-year work permit in April 2007.
In May 2007, i joined US based NSTL, (The National Software Testing Labs) lab located at SQS (Software Quality Systems)-UK, Woking, Surrey as a "Mobile Application Tester "
As an application tester i was involved in testing different mobile-based applications on different platforms such as Microsoft, Symbian and Qualcomm BREW.
Our NSTL lab is responsible for testing mobile apps. from different developers throughout the world, especially Europe. I worked on different testing certifications
Java Verified™ Certification, Vodafone™ Certification, Orange™ Certification, Symbian™ Signed Certification, Qualcomm TBT® (True BREW Testing) and independent NSTL appRelay projects.
On August 21st 2007, I received the US Non-immigrant worker H1-B visa.
Since, September 2007 I am working at the NSTL Lab, UK as "Test Lead" for Qualcomm TBT® and NSTL apprelay Projects
Application Testing, Radio Technology, Computer Networking, WLAN, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Indoor and Outdoor Positioning.
Wikipedia, Behavioral and Psycho-analysis, Reading life stories on Great leaders of the past and present ,Social Service and Volunteering.
Any kind of soft music charges me up. I like to listen to Hindi bollywood songs and also singles by Joss Stone, Norah Jones, and Robbie Williams.
I simply love it. I have travelled most of the important places in Europe, some parts of northern India and a little of USA. My dream is to visit some unexplored places in the world but life is not too short and am waiting for the right opportunity.
I have explored little northern part of India including Delhi, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie and the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Germany: Capital city Berlin, Port city Hamburg, Business capital Frankfurt.
United Kingdom : London
France : Paris
Italy : Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice
Holland : Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Poland : Poznan
Gibralter : Gibralter City
United States of America: New York, Houston, Detroit
Cricket , Formula1 and Tennis
My Best Pals
" Friends' Make My World!"
Although there are many friends in my life, and i wud not like to undermine their attachment and relationship with me just by writing about only few of them. Still, I would like to just introduce some who are a "World" to me......
Arohan, DBA at Lera Technologies in Hyderabad, India.
Suneel, A Research Engineer at the Sony Ericsson Ltd. Chennai. India.
Bobby, A Senior Test Engineer at Nokia, Bangalore. India.
Joseph, Working as a Software Engineer in NJ, USA
Susheel, Working as Manager for Cholamandalam Insurance, Hyderabad. India.
Shanker, Working as Process Executive for an Accenture in Bangalore,India.
Raj, Working as Executive in ICICI Bank, Hyderabad.
My Favourites in,
Music : Any soft Hindi Music, Joss Stone, Norah Jones, Robbie Williams
Songs : " Jab kisi ki taraf dil jukhne lage.." from Pyar Tho Hona Hi Tha
" Bheege Hot tere.." from Murder
" Woh Lamhe ..." from Zeher
" Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows
" Feel " By Robbie Williams
" Hips dont lie " By Shakira
Formula 1 : Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikonnen, Lewis Hamilton
Players : Sachin, Gilchrist, Waqar and Mcgrath
Teams: TeamIndia and Australia
Players : Christiano Ronaldo, Drogba, Gerrard, Kaka, Ballack
Team: Manchester United
Tennis : Agassi & Steffi Graf are my All-Time Favs, also Roger Federer and Sania Mirza
Colours : Blue and Scarlet
Car: Ferrari 360 Modena
Places : Hyderabad(India), Wolfsburg(Germany), Venice (Italy)
English : Titanic, Benhur, Pretty Woman, Shindler's List
German : Das Wunder Von Bern, Der Untergang, Das Boot
Italian : La Vita Bella è bella
Hindi : Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Rangeela
Actors : Amitabh Bachan, Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Tom Hanks, Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston.
Actresses : Julia Roberts, Kajol, Rani Mukherji
Singers : Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Joss Stone, Norah Jones, Ronan Keating
Music Instuments : Guitar, Saxaphone and Tabla
Pen: Reynolds Black
Books : Am not a great book reading freak, but read good onez like, "You Can Win" by Shiv Khera, "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo and " The Da Vinci Code" by DanBrown.
Happiest Moment in Life
When i met my God....... SACHIN TENDULKAR !! Click here for some pics