Blog It Forward – Nikhil Ghadge
My name is Nikhil Ghatge (९६ कुळी मराठा).
I’m from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
& Volleyball. I’m the biggest fan of Mr. Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
I like performing Magic tricks. If you want to put smile on any random face, go for Magic. Magic does that trick like charm 😉 . My specialty is Cards & coins tricks. Besides I found this as a good ice breaker.
I am not a hardcore gamer. But I love playing Counter Strike cz and NFS Most Wanted.
I like making new friends, meeting different people, learning their languages, culture, food. I would like to visit if not each and every country then at least each continent.
A fun fact about my country and me.
I’m from Incredible India… and “Arrange marriages” is a Big unresolved crisis over here man. 😕 Probably that is the reason I could not committed any of my GFs 😘 so far. lol.. I know this ugly truth about India might seem very stupid & unreasonable in the beginning but there are few things about India, in order to understand them you have to be born and brought up in India.
Proud to be Indian.
My height is 5.4 inches, which I think is very short to be honest. But at the same time I choose to think that “I happen to represent the world’s largest population on planet earth”. Yes !! That’s correct. The average height of a man is 5.2 to 5.5 inches.
I have a Unibrow. (God was not kind to me in the production department. He gave me a mustache which is slightly misplaced. 😆 😆 😆 )
What is the most wonderful memory of my life?
I have represented myself in State-level volleyball matches. We were already in final round. So far our performance was really very good, good enough to beat the opponent team in final match. Match was about to start. Everybody was cheering up. Both teams were warming up. And Referee blew the whistle. Match started. Initially I was playing at the center as well as booster at times. We had very good start. We were on the lead. We won the first half and we switched the court. And all of a sudden I heard the announcement about “arrival of Special Guest Appearance for final match, Mayor Sanjeev Naik & Chairwoman & Corporator Rohini Ghatge “.
OMG !! 😯 !! It was my mother. I had no clue about her visit. Match resumed with 2nd half. My hands were cold. It was very difficult to concentrate on game being my mom in the audience. For a moment I was drifted away from my natural game. We lost continues five points because of my poor performance. My team suggested me to take replacement. That was very embarrassing to be honest. We lost the 2nd half. 😯
3rd half started and I rejoined the team. This time I was confident. Fortunately I could resume with my natural game. We were on lead now. Everyone was cheering, Everyone was happy. We won the match.
This is the most memorable memory of my life. We all were awarded with a small medal. It was an honor to receive it from my mother. How often one gets to witness the winning moments of their life with their parents?
· If you were 20 again, what would you study?
If I were 20 again I would study History & Geography for sure. This is because I’m really bad at it.
· How do you think the way you were raised affects your Career?
· Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know
- I missed a Europe trip. 😥 It was Prague.
· Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
- A World Tour with my family.
- Work From Home opportunity.
- A descent Bungalow in Pune where my family or friends can make occasional stay.
- —– Not yet figured out.
- —– Not yet figured out.
· What is the best lessons your parents taught you?
- The Best lessons my parents taught me is to stay humble & down to the earth.
- To greet everyone with respect.
- To help the other person without any expectations.
· Name the person who affected you most in your career/ way of thinking and why?
1. Mr. Vivek Kulkarni (Principal Architect in Persistent Systems Ltd. )
My first and last programming teacher. He taught us how programming Languages evolved. He taught us Theory of Computation (regular expressions, Turing machine, undecidability, Halting problem). He has written many compilers and He is also one of the inventors for System and Method of Universal Programming Language Conversion, which has been internationally recognized and patented.
I can never forget Mr. Vivek Kulkarni is because he taught me how to build the logic. Because of him I respect programming.
2. Mr. Sambhaji Chawale (Founder of PRIMUS Techsystem Pvt. Ltd.)
He is my first BOSS. I know Sam for last three years as of now. Very humble and down the earth personality I have ever met. Because of him I’m SAP consultant today else I would have ended up being a JAVA/.Net developer. One thing I really appreaciate about him is the fact that he never underestimated anyone. Sam, if I won’t be able to thank you personally, I hope one day you will find this document. I want to take the liberty of BIF, to thank you publically. Whatever I’m am today is because of you.
3. Poonam Ghatge (Senior Consultant , Capgemini)
She is my sister. She’s been helpful to me since my childhood. She has supported me and my family both emotionally and finantially. Her presence has affected my career in lot many ways. I owe her big time.
4. SomeONe speciAL 😘
· What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?
The one for which I was in Gwalior for 10 months. It was Jamna Auto Industrial Limited (JAIL). I swaer to GOD, in initial days, we were literally being treated as if we were in Jail. It was an industrial area. Plant was surrounded by big trees and a beautiful lake in the middle. Shutter Island. Our guest house was just next to Main Gate Security. It was very ugly. I won’t bore you with the details.
Volleyball Practice : But as time passed by, things got better. After office hour, while on the way back to guest house, I used to observe the shop floor workers playing volleyball. I could not resist myself. I joined them. Now every evening, I used to play volleyball. It was a good stress reliever.
Every year, in January, all major industries (like Godrej, Cadbury, JK Tyres, Vikram woolens) participate in “Gwalior Industrial Cricket League” competition which is held at Roop Singh stadium, Gwalior. I and my colleague @Saurabh Madurwar represented Jamna Auto Ind. Ltd. in this competition. We made our way till final by defeating Cadbury, woolens & Godrej. But one thing I will never forget about this competition is the last six I hit to the captain of Godrej team. I’m assuming It was definately 95-100 meters long. 😀 It was On immediate next ball I got clean bold. We had really bad score. We lost the competition 🙁 .
Best thing about this whole competition is : On the same ground,
1. Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score a double century in one-day international cricket.Tendulkar whacked 200* in 147 balls to lead India to 401-3 at Roop Singh Stadium.
2. Virender Sehwag smashed 219 out of 149 balls to break the record for the highest one-day international score.
Point is it was a pride moment playing on the same ground where these two legends had set their greatest records of their career. This is something I’m going to tell my kids for the rest of my life.
3. Historical places I visited : Gwalior has good historical background. I Visited Gwalior Fort, सास-बहु मंदिर (Sas-Bahu Temple), सुर्य मंदिर (Sun Temple), Madhav nationa Park, Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod.
· What do you most enjoy on SCN?
1. Points, Badges, reading Blogs and answering Posts.
This is what I most enjoy most on SCN. I enjoy it because this is something which keeps you invloned all the time, keeps you hungry for points, and hence keep you updated whether or not you are in touch with SAP.
2. One can build a good reputation out of Points/ Badges earned through this. Whenever I introduce myself, I always mention that I’m an active contributor on “SAP community Network”. It’s an honor in a way.
3. SCN answers to all sorts of questions from basic to hard.
4. SCN offers you thousands of expertises to answer you 24×7.
5. SCN keeps you updated with all sorts of events, webinars, like SAP TECHED 2013, BANGLORE.
6. SCN offers you hugh amount of learning tutorials.
· What is your personal life dream?
Personal Life Dream? Tricky question actually.
I don’t want money, fastest car, a best mansion in the city or something like that for the matter. I did not born rich nor do I wish to die rich. I have seen all sorts of days. Good and Bad. No complaints. I guess, I’m happy with whatever I have. Honestly. All I want is somehow I should get famous. I need attention. No shame in that. I want people to know me. Not yet figured how is this gonna happen? Don’t even have any plan for the same.
They say people have different expectations in different age. And I strongly agree with this.
· What is your professional life dream?
It’s short and simple….
1. I want to have a “life time work from home opportunity” and
2. An early retirement.
I would like to blog forward to
And I would like to ask them following questions :
- What was the dream job when you were kid ?
- One passion you always wanted to pursue, but could not do it so far ?
- Things you would like to add/subtract to/from your IT lifestyle ?