Hi Frendz, Little about me.... 

Childhood

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.

Family

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.

Academics

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

Interests

Academic 

Application Testing, Radio Technology, Computer Networking, WLAN, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Indoor and Outdoor Positioning.

General 

Wikipedia, Behavioral and Psycho-analysis,  Reading life stories on Great leaders of the past and present ,Social Service and Volunteering.

Hobbies

Music 

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. 

Travelling  

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.

India    

I have explored little northern part of India including  Delhi, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Mussoorie and the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Europe 

                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

North America 

                United States of America: New York, Houston, Detroit             

          Sports

            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                                                                                  

Sports:

    Formula 1 : Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikonnen, Lewis Hamilton

        Team: Ferrari

    Cricket 

        Players : Sachin, Gilchrist, Waqar and Mcgrath

        Teams: TeamIndia and Australia

    Football 

        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)

Movies

    English : Titanic, Benhur, Pretty Woman, Shindler's List

    German : Das Wunder Von Bern, Der Untergang, Das Boot 

    Italian   :   La Vita Bella 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

 

 

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