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I was blogged forwarded by Ahmed Yehia BIF and Ashwini DeshpandeBIF..

I would like to thank them for tagging me in their BIF’s and would also like to thank Moshe Naveh for starting such a great blog series.

For those who are not aware of Blog it Forward Challenge,check it here.

You can find list of people here who have already joined this challenge.

About me:

My name is Vivek SIngh Bhoj. I am a SAP HANA Consultant at Mindtree Ltd. I joined SCN in 2010 but i was never active here but since April this year i started participating actively and have got addicted to SCN now. As Ahmed, Jitendra and Marssel have already stated “SCN has become my social  network”.

I was born in Almora(Uttarakhand), India. I am International Gold Medalist in Taekwondo. I won the international gold medal at World Taekwondo Festival,2004 held at Seoul, South Korea. I have also won many National and State Gold Medals in Taekwondo.Some of my pics:





My Hometown and my State:

Uttarakhand is a State in North India. It is often referred to as the “Land of the Gods” as many holy Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres are present here.

Two of the most important rivers in Hinduism originate here: the Ganga at Gangotri and the Yamuna at Yamunotri. Badrinath and Kedarnath form the Char Dham, a holy pilgrimage for the Hindus are also located here. The state has 12 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries including Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest national park of the Indian subcontinent. The Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the variety and rarity of the flowers and plants located here.

The state is divided into two divisions: Garhwal and Kumaon.

Almora is district in Uttarakhand and is located at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is called the Cultural Capital of Kumaon. Almora is mainly famous for its temples and cultural heritage. It is also famous for its Bal Mithai and Singauri.(both are sweets)

Jeep Safari-Jim Corbett National Park.jpg

                                        Jeep Safari at Jim Corbett Park


                                                  Valley Of Flowers


                                                  My Hometown


                                                  My Hometown during Snowfall


                                             View of Himalayas from my Hometown




                              Jageshwar – one of the twelve Jyotirlingas


                    Bal Mithai



Questions I was asked:

What is your favorite season? Why?

My favorite season is Winter as i love playing with snow and the atmosphere when snow fall happens is awesome.

What is your next goal in your life?

I make only short term goals – and at present i just want to enhance my JavaScript and HTML5 skills for HANA Native Development.

Which is that thing makes you do good things in life?

Teachings from my parents and my teachers help me to do good things in life.

What are your Interests/Hobbies?

My hobby is playing Taekwondo. My interests are Customizing my Android phone(i change my home screen almost daily) and reading Manga.

I am a Manga addict. Everyday i wait for one of the new Manga Chapters to be released. The wait for Wednesday is special as that day three most famous Mangas new chapters are released. Most of us havw watched Dragonball, well it is also a Manga and the animation was based upon it. Similarly most of the mangas have animation series going on and Naruto is the most successful one with very high viewing rates even in U.S.

At present i am following 12 different Mangas.

The Big 3 are:


                                        Naruto – its a story about a Ninja


                                   One Piece – It is a story about Pirates


                                   Bleach – Its a story about Shinigami(Death God)

Do you love programming?Why?

I love programming as it makes you think out of the box. It takes a lot of effort to even write a small code and sometimes when you have written an awesome code it makes you feel very happy.

Blogging It Forward:

I would like to blog it forward to the following people:




Rashmi Dwarka

Shreepad Patil

Praveen Kumar

Surojit Guha

Arindam Mondal

Prashanth kumar

Jared Donner

Tim Shaddy

‘ MoazzaM ‘

Abhinav verma

Matthew Riches

Vinod Vemuru

Diwa p

Srinivas Salpala

Sheetal Naidu

GuruCharan Gompa

Zahid Yener

Ken Landau

Laxmikanta Verma

Karthik S

Michael Wallace

Raj Kumar Salla

Krishna Tangudu

Rajeev Kumar

Asutosh Rout

balamurugan p

My questions for you would be:

What is your best moment in life?

How did you get into SAP technology?

Thanks for reading my Blog.

I know it got a lot bigger than i anticipated πŸ˜‰

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  1. Tammy Powlas

    Well done Blog-It-Forward and nice to meet you.

    I recognize the Manga books from the library where I volunteer – those are very popular books.

    Great pictures too…congrats on being a Tae Kwon Do gold medalist.



  2. Jitendra Kansal

    so many medals…wow.. well done… great yar πŸ™‚

    Uttrakhand is really beautiful.  πŸ˜€

    i am pretty sure there are many folks who are currently active @SCN will agree what you have mentioned in your BIF.

    As Ahmed, Jitendra and Marssel have already stated “SCN has become my social  network”.

    thanks for sharing.



  3. Former Member

    Nice blog Vivek,

    Yesterday I watched a movie “Bhag Milkha Bhag” which is based on a true story of Mr. Milkha Singh.. I came to know how much hard work, dedication and will power it takes for a person to become a great sport person. I am sure you must have done a lot of hard work.

    1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

      Thanks Ashwini,

      I started playing Taekwondo since Class -1 and carried on.

      In India, there are many good sportsmen but Indian Government and State Governments(except Punjab) are not very helpful and if you want to participate in Major Events you need Financial Help. I have seen lot of politics even in District Tournaments and i am very sad to see current status of India in Sports.

      Except Cricket no other game is promoted.

      Even boxer like Akhil Kumar was not given promotion by Railway even after winning Arjuna Award while a Railway Cricketer played a Ranji Match and he got promoted.

      This is the state of Indian Sports.

      Hopefully, things will change slowly.

  4. Former Member

    Kudos to you  my friend ,

      Being Multi – Talented is a different thing , but being awesomely talented is what you are my friend .A nice an interesting blog and superb pictures.

    And I surely agree with ashwini it must have been real hard work

  5. Marssel Vilaça


    Definitely I’m unable to choose the best picture. I appreciated knowing about his greate place.

    My father and my cousins ​​are black belt in Taekwondo and I played during my childhood up to 12 years. I also like manga and anime. Saint Seiya was my best.

    Thank you, Vivek. All the best!

    1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

      Thanks Marssel,

      Good to know that you and your family has also played Taekwondo.

      I haven’t read Saint Seiya but will try it out.

      I would recommend you to read above mentioned Mangas or watch their animes – Naruto, One Piece, Bleach and even FairyTail. They are awesome.

        1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

          Completed Saint Seiya and all its episodes.

          Its a good manga and anime.

          I don’t know whether you know but at present a new Anime Saint Seiya: Omega is going on including old characters and few new characters, its very good, you should give it a try



  6. ' MoazzaM '

    Hi Vivek

    Thanks for sharing something about you and its good to know that you are a successful sportsman too. You are living in heaven on earth man. I just loved the pictures and I always wanted to travel such places but never had a chance πŸ™

    Himalya view tells that you are living near to my country πŸ˜‰ and I would love that view from my side if I get chance to be there in future πŸ™‚

    Thanks for tagging me and now I have to put some efforts and time to write my own blog now.

    Cheers and Good luck for your Programming and SAP HANA skills.


    1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

      Thanks MoazzaM,

      Hopefully you will get a chance to travel this place.

      Even the bus that comes from your hometown to Delhi passes through Dehradun(My State’s Capital), so any time you come to Delhi or any other part, you can come especially in Summer or Winter.

      Looking forward to your blog πŸ™‚



      1. ' MoazzaM '

        Hi Vivek

        Thanks for nice compliments but I thought that buss passes through Wahga border near punjab but your home town looks like a hill station which cannot be in punjab I guess 😯


        1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

          Hi MoazzaM,

          yes the bus doesn’t pass from my hometown, its far from Dehradun or Delhi, but couple of times i have seen the Bus in Dehradun bus station and from there it goes to Delhi.

          Dehradun is a valley and it comes under my State.

          The distance from Dehradun to my hometown is more than 400 kilometers

          The Bus used Delhi Dehradun route.

          The bus used to come from Chandigarh to Dehradun.



  7. Former Member

    Hi Vivek,

    its wondeful blog, very well presented and happy to know about you. By nainital, i can remember my visited days(oct 8 , 2012). its beautiful nature to visit at winter time.

    Thanks for sharing


    1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

      Yeah, you are correct, I tried writing your name at the end and even after that it is showing other person on hovering over your name

      But if you click on your name, it will take it to your profile.

      Even the names above you show that same profile on hovering.

      Guess some SCN bug



  8. Ranu Eugene

    Hi Vivek,

    Nice to know you through BIF.

    I would love to go to Jim Corbett Park once cz heard a lot about it. πŸ˜‰

    The   Valley Of Flowers looks awesome.

    Thanks for such a lovely pics.

    Best of Luck.



        1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author


          now a days no Taekwondo, only SAP

          Its been few years i have not practiced Taekwondo – sometimes when i go to my hometown that time i do some practice with my friends



            1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

              Well once a month or so i sometimes practice Taekwondo but as it is possible only in the morning or evenings – so not able to practice on a regular basis

  9. Former Member

    Hi Vivek,

    Congrats for being an International gold medalist in Taekwondo. Uttarakhand really looks very beautiful. After seeing the pics you posted i have added it in my must visit places list. Really good BIF.



  10. Former Member

    Hi Vivek,

    Now only I saw your blog it forward. My god. Its fanastic one!

    I liked the way you have documented and pictures are awesome!


    Hari Suseelan

  11. Former Member

    Nice to meet you. Very well presented blog. many medals? Wow..Congratulations!!!

    The pics of Uttarakhand are amazing. The valley of flowers is too good.

    Thanks for sharing


  12. Former Member

    Hi Vivek,

    Really nice blog , wonderful pics..Super liked the Valley of Flowers

    Congratulations for your Goldmedal in Taekwondo… Lots of medals… πŸ™‚

    I’ll definitely plan for a vacation to your place… Whats the right time for vacation?

    Cheers πŸ™‚


    1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

      Thanks Prashanth,

      Right time would be after April but Valley of Flowers and Gangotri open only after May or June

      Then later on you can come in December or January if you want to see snowfall



  13. Nitin Jinagal

    I don’t know how did I miss this blog πŸ˜•

    Ah, finally I read it. It took me back to my final year college trip to Uttarakhand. We went to Corbett, Nainital, Jageshwar temple, some Bell temple @Bageshwar, Ranikhet. It was an amazing trip and seeing all those scenes again, on this blog, gives me an nice feel.

    Thank you πŸ™‚


  14. Raj Kumar Salla

    Hi Vivek,

    Nice to know your BIF.

    Its great that you won gold medal in Taekwondo and you are the pride of India.

    3 months back I was in Nainital but could not visit Jim Corbett. Uttarkhand is really a good place to visit.



    1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

      Thanks a lot Raj

      Were you in Nainital in January too?

      There was snowfall few times in January and February this year



  15. Naveen Vishal

    Wow Vivek nice to know you done so good in Taekwondo. Nice blog, good pictures.

    Wish I can learn few tips from you someday. πŸ™‚



        1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

          I am at Bangalore so won’t be coming to Noida

          Last year, me and Mayuresh have already met and hoping to meet him again this year at TechEd



      1. Kamlesh Kumar Arya

        Hi Vivek Singh Bh

        Feel really nice  after watching photos,I am also from Uttarakhand Almora .

        I really like Bal mithai ,Singauri whenever I go in my village,

        I think you missed one picture thing to mention is Kafal which can bring water in mouth .

        Bhai Wishing you all the very best for your future in SAP HANA.

        Thanks for sharing.


        1. Vivek Singh Bhoj Post author

          Hi Kamlesh,

          Thanks for your kind words.

          I also love Kafal a lot but the blog was becoming lengthy so I skipped few things πŸ™‚

          Coming to Almora in Diwali? If yes them maybe we can meet?



          1. Kamlesh Kumar Arya

            Sorry dear,

            Probably I wont  be able to come in Diwali ,as I am in Delhi with Family but my elder sister lives in Almora . so do you live in proper Almora or other place in village.



  16. Pedro Freitas

    Don’t mess with Vivek!!! Otherwise you’ll see what Taekwondo looks like πŸ™‚

    Very nice pictures in your blog.

    And cool that you work with HANA too, that is all we talk about now, together with the cloud.

    I just published my Blog It Forward – Pedro Freitas and it has cool facts on Brazil! Check it out when you can.


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