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Moderator Spotlight – Theja Cherukuru (Sikindar)

Our moderator spotlight series continues, this time I spoke with SAP HCM Forum Moderator Theja Cherukuru (Sikindar), a community member since 2007. Read more to learn about him.


My name is Theja Cherukuru (Sikindar). Sikindar is my pen name, the meaning is the conqueror. It was the name given to Alexander the Great by the Indians.


Please share with us a bit about yourself: I have 4+ years of experience in SAP HCM module, currently working for CAP GEMINI CONSULTING PVT LIMITED Bangalore. I came to know about the SDN through one of my faculty.  I had a good time at the begging of my career when I met fellow Members of SDN in order to solve the issue or queries which I had.

I am an active member in Economic Forums too and am currently doing my PhD in Economics. My hobby is reading Articles related to economics. I used to collect articles related to Economics and write blogs based on those readings.


When did you join the Moderator Community and how? I was nominated as a moderator in Feb 2010, and I was referred by Julius Bussche.


Can you share what your moderator role entails? How often are you active? My role in the forum as moderator is to keep the forum quality, to look into the point gamers and make sure the forum threads are as per the rules of SCN.

I used to moderate the forum daily up to my marriage, after my marriage I moderate on week days with weekends off. 


What motivates you? The main motivation is sharing and learning.


What do you enjoy the most about moderating in your field?  Meeting the requirement of the users will be most enjoyable movement, most the users will be new ops who have lot of doubts regarding the SDN activities.


How do you get to know newbies?  Through mails, usually they reach out to me.


Are you in touch with other moderators and if so how?  Yes, I am in touch with some other moderators like Julius, Matt, David. Mostly through mails and also in the forums if it is related to moderation.


How do your managers see your involvement in SCN?  My manager knows about my involvement in SCN and always encourages it.


What is your favorite topic in SCN (besides yours) and why?  My other area would be Blogs, where I can learn and have more knowledge on the other things related to my module.


How has the SCN community helped you?  Yes, it has helped me a lot in fetching the knowledge and also interacting with other fellow consultants


Please see previous moderator spotlights here.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I know Theja from HCM workspace. He's a goal oriented professional with a in-depth knowledge in his field.

      Thanks Gali for this blog and enhancing Theja's deserved popularity within community 🙂

      All the best,


      Author's profile photo Sikindar T
      Sikindar T
      Thanks Dliek and this wont possible without you and all other experts in the forum

      A special thanks for u

      Author's profile photo Christopher Solomon
      Christopher Solomon
      Being a moderator is often a thankless task. Hats off to you and thanks for being there!
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you for being a moderator. You look like a very nice person. But Alexander The Great was anything but nice. Of all the atrocities he did, I specially hate his burning down Persipolis. I would not name myself 'Ming The Merciless' and am wondering why you use Alexander The Great as your pen name.


      Author's profile photo Vinod Kumar
      Vinod Kumar
      Appreciate Theja's contribution to SCN as a contributor & Moderator.  Even though I know him through his posts in moderator forum, I never new the original name behind "Sikinder"!!!. 

      Also thanks to Gali for this blog series.
      Regards, Vinod

      Author's profile photo Gali Kling Schneider
      Gali Kling Schneider
      Blog Post Author
      I'm happy that you are all enjoying the Moderator spotlight series, we all know they surely deserve it!

      In addition, thank you for taking the time to show Sikindar your appreciation via the comments! It is wonderful to read!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Its been a pleasure working with you and knowing you as a person. It is a immense pleasure to congratulate on the achievement of being a great moderator on SDN community.

      Keep up the good luck and best wishes !!

      Jagadeesh Vanga

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      Former Member
      keep on going..great work
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      Former Member

      I want to describe about him in one line. "He is the guy who can make people happy in typical situations". I am always grateful to you Theja. Keep up the same Spirit.

      Author's profile photo Shakti Barath
      Shakti Barath

      Keep the good work going.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Sikindar....AKA Theja 😛 😉 is simply very great. I have learned lots of things from him. Not only through the forum, but he also replies and provide and shares his knowledge on mails.

      Thanks for being there.



      Author's profile photo BALASUBRAMANIAN AP

      Really a great mentor & contributor to Sap HR (particularly on India Payroll). Whenever we raise any question, we got instant help from Mr.Sikindar. I wish him all the very best for his bright future.



      Author's profile photo vigneshwaran Prabalachandran
      vigneshwaran Prabalachandran

      Sikindar T

      Really a good motivator and helping person.Thanks for your support.