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Hi Everyone,

I was blogged forwarded by Vivek Singh Bhoj and Jitendra Kansal. Thank you both for giving me this opportunity 🙂 . I am thoroughly excited about writing this blog from the time i first read about the BIF challenge. Blog it forward is a great initiative started by xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)(for those of you who haven’t heard about BIF challenge, read Blog It Forward Community Challenge ). Thank you Moshe for starting this. Its really a wonderful and brilliant idea. 🙂

About Me:


My name is Sheetal Naidu. “Sheetal” means “Cool”, aptly named so 😉 . I am an SAP ABAP Consultant at Mindtree Ltd, Bangalore, India. I started working just over an year ago. I chose SAP because everybody who joined from campus(along with me) wanted SAP and during the first month of training i constantly pestered my trainer with the question “Why SAP and not Java”. Poor him. He could never satisfactorily answer me. I am glad i chose SAP ABAP for i like it very much. I never much liked coding during my college days. But ABAP has changed my views on coding.

I joined SCN during early days of my training but became active just a few days back. The gamification, challenges, people contributing, answering questions etc have addicted me to SCN. Now SCN has replaced my FB bookmark 😛 . My other interests are reading novels(mostly fiction), listening to music, traveling to new places, playing badminton, writing short stories and poems.

About my Hometown:


I was born at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Hyderabad also known as the “Pearl City” was established in 1591. Hyderabad is a popular tourist destination as there is a lot of historical significance attached to it. Legend has it that that Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of the city, named it “Bhagyanagar” after Bhagmati a local dancing girl with whom he had fallen in love. She converted to Islam and adopted the title “Hyder Mahal”. The city was renamed “Hyderabad” in her honour. Typical to every hyderabadi(people from hyderabad call themselves hyderabadi), is the laziness, ready to help nature, friendly nature and love for food and travel (needless to say i am a typical hyderabadi 😉 ). Google hyderabad and the first few images would be of “Charminar” , “Hussain Sagar Lake”, “Hyderabadi dum biryani”, “Golconda Fort”, “HITEC City” etc.

places to visit in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Tourism

Charminar at night. At one point of time when Charminar was the tallest structure in whole of Hyderabad, one could see the whole city from its top.

Hussain Sagar Lake. It is also known as “Heart of the world” is the largest heart shaped lake.

 

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

Golconda Fort, home to the rulers of Qutub Shahi Dynasty. It is also the place where famous diamonds viz “Hope Diamond“, “Koh-i-noor” etc were mined.

Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy City, abbreviated as HITEC City, is a major technology township which is at the centre of the IT industry in Hyderabad.

So much for my hometown and now Few facts about my state:

  • Andhra pradesh(AP) is the fourth largest state by area in India.
  • It is historically called the “Rice Bowl of India”.
  • It has the second longest coastline among all states of India.
  • Telugu, the official language of Andhra Pradesh, was described as the “Italian of the East “ for its sweetness.
  • Pingali Venkayya who designed the National flag of India is from AP.
  • Nagarjunasagar in Nalgonda, AP is the world’s tallest masonry dam.
  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has been acknowledged by theGuinness World Records as the single corporation having the largest fleet of buses in the world. APSRTC has 23,000 buses in its stable.
  • Theworld’s longest wardrobe can be found at Purana Haveli, Hyderabad. The wardrobe belongs to Mahbub Ali Pasha, who is said never to have worn the same thing twice.
  • The Salarjung Museum located in Hyderabad, houses the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world.
  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.


Few facts about my country:


  • One of the world’s oldest civilization Indus valley civilization flourished in India.
  • It was a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, India was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history
  • Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here.
  • India is the world’s largest democracy.
  • India is the largest English speaking nation in the world after USA.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  • One of the largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways , employing over a million people.
  • Yoga which is a widely spread practice today, has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
  • Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called “the Ancient City”, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  • India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.

Questions asked:

        By Vivek:

  1. What is your best moment in life?
    Every moment i spend with my loved ones are the best moments in my life. 🙂
  2. How did you get into SAP technology?
    As i mentioned at the start of the blog i chose SAP only because it was a popular choice for my fellow colleagues. Looking back, i am glad for having chosen SAP. Its one of my best decisions 🙂

    

        By Jitendra:

  1. What makes you smile/laugh?
    Smile when i know that i am the reason for bringing a smile on other’s faces and when reminiscing about past memories
    I laugh at almost any good joke. I love comedy most among all genres.
  2. Had you not been into software at all, where would you have been?
    Probably an Astronaut or archeologist. I was always interested in Space and History since childhood.
  3. What is the craziest thing you would have done in your life?

        Bungee jumping and riding bicycle on slope sitting backwards.

Blogging it forward:


I would like to blog it forward to

Ajit Kumar Panda

Chinmayee Das

Keerthan Shetty

Questions for you:

  1. Best thing you like about/in SAP?
  2. What is the most wonderful memory in your life till now?
  3. Which is the most satisfactory moment of your life?

Thank you all for reading my blog. I really appreciate your interest and patience 🙂 .

Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. 🙂

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  1. Jitendra Kansal

    Hi Sheetal,

    Thank you so much for accepting #BIF invitation. Welcome to BIF family.  🙂

    I am glad to know about “Hyderabad” history. I didnt know about it before.

    I have many friends from the same city, who talk about it’s charminar historical structure, world famous BIRYANI etc and i can imagine the same with the beautiful summary and pic of Hyderabad from this blog.

    Probably an Astronaut or archeologist. I was always interested in Space and History since childhood

    i wish you can make it as your hobby. 😀

    thanks for sharing it. enjoyed reading your BIF. 😛

    Rgrds,

    Jitendra

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    1. Sheetal A Post author

      Hi Jitendra,

      Jitendra Kansal wrote:

      Hi Sheetal,

      Thank you so much for accepting #BIF invitation. Welcome to BIF family.  🙂

      I am glad to know about “Hyderabad” history. I didnt know about it before.

      I have many friends from the same city, who talk about it’s charminar historical structure, world famous BIRYANI etc and i can imagine the same with the beautiful summary and pic of Hyderabad from this blog.

      Probably an Astronaut or archeologist. I was always interested in Space and History since childhood

      i wish you can make it as your hobby. 😀

      thanks for sharing it. enjoyed reading your BIF. 😛

      Rgrds,

      Jitendra

      I am glad you enjoyed my BIF. Truthfully speaking this is my first blog ever 🙂

      I have written many short stories and poems but never a blog.

      Astronaut – maybe not as a hobby(you know the constraints 😛 )

      Archeology – Looking for a break 😉

      Regards,

      Sheetal

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  2. Ravi Sankar Venna

    Hi Sheetal,

    Welcome to BIF. Glad to know you.

    This year I did two adventures, one getting down from a old fort (castle) on a rope, it was so terrifying initially and the other thing is tied with a rope and air machine will pump around 120 feet into the air. I still watch at bungee jump on youtube, but I wonder if I can attempt any time in my life. It is so terrifying 🙂

    Best Regards,

    Ravi

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    1. Sheetal A Post author

      Hi Ravi,

      Ya bungee jump looks scary but the thrill from the experience is worth it. Like they say “darr ke aage jeet hai” 😉

      Regards,

      Sheetal.

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  3. Tammy Powlas

    Very pretty pictures of your home country  – the Hope Diamond, wow.

    I am always amazed by the pictures from other places.

    I also like your “cool” name.

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  4. xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

    Welcome to BIF family ,Sheetal!

    What great pictures! What is even greater, is that I just started the journey to your magnificent country. I hope I will to see you in person in TechEd and in the Bangalore BIF gathering. I’m going to share some of the finest Israeli snacks:) together with cool prizes for the BIF quiz winners.

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    1. Sheetal A Post author

      Hi Moshe,

      Thanks to you we all got this opportunity to be part of BIF family 🙂

      Welcome to India. I hope you’ll like it even more than pictures 🙂

      Regards,

      Sheetal.

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  5. Vivek Singh Bhoj

    Hi Sheetal,

    Very nice BIF.

    Great pictures

    I have been to Hyderabad once and its a very good city, Loved watching movies at IMAX there

    Good to know more about you 🙂

    Regards,

    Vivek

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  6. Srinivas Salpala

    Hi Sheetal,

    Welcome to BIF!

    Good to know more about about you!! We feel proud to be in Hyderabad…!

    All the best for your future assignments.

    BR, Srinivas Salpala

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  7. Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

    Hello Cool Naidu 😛

    Good to know about you and i was not knowing Hyderabad also known as the “Pearl City”.. thanks for sharing with us.

    Every moment i spend with my loved ones are the best moments in my life..

    Superb answer dear. 🙂

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    1. Sheetal A Post author

      Hi Farid,

      I am glad you liked my blog 🙂

      I wish you could have hyderabadi biryani in hyderabad some day. There’s no match for it 😉

      Regards,

      Sheetal.

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      1. krishna **

        Hi sheetal ,

                        ya totally i agree with you,while in Hyderabad i thought why this much name for a biryani .but after being in Bangalore for one year ,now i knw the specialty of it.and i m totally missing it 🙁    .

        Nice blog and good to about you.

        regards,

        krishna.

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  8. Sivaganesh K

    hi sheetal,

    Good knowing you.. wonderful picture of hyderabad . Never been there , someday i might  come there.. looks a great places to visit.. and Dum briyani of course must taste it for sure.. 😉

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    1. Sheetal A Post author

      Hi Shreepad,

      Thank you. Glad you like my blog 🙂 .

      Shreepad Patil wrote:

      Its eminent that you love Hyderabad a lot 😉 ..

      Yup that’s another inherent trait of every hyderabadi 😉

      Regards,

      Sheetal.

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  9. Pradyp Parakala

    Hi Sheetal

    U did a splendid job, I’m so happy that someone finally in SCN made hyderabadi’s feel proud. Thnx for such a wonderful blog.. 🙂

    Cheers 😉

    Pradyp

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  10. MALYADRI JWALA G

    hi sheetal ,

    meedi HYDERABAD……..maadi Hyderabad ……. I love HYDERABAD …..I too love HYD PARADISE Biriyani, U have collected cool Pics about hyderabad ….nice to see you in BIF …..

    Regards,

    Jwala,

    SAP-HR

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  11. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Sheetal,

    Thanks for sharing about you and your experience. Last month, I visited Hyderabad and I missed Bawarchi Biriyani. Next time when I visit Hyderabad I will definitely taste it.

    I love HYD Biriyani very much! I like the photos that you have shared. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Good Luck! New Year 2014! 😎

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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    1. Sheetal A Post author

      Hi Hari,

      Thank you 🙂 Glad you liked my blog. I hope you’ll get to taste Biriyani for sure next time 🙂 Wishing you too a very happy new year 🙂

      Regards,

      Sheetal.

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  12. Nisha Sharma

    Hi Sheetal

    Good to know about you and Hyderabad.. 🙂 . Nice BIF.

    I am planning to visit Hyderabad soon this year,

    Wish you a great year ahead.

    Regards

    Nisha

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