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Blog It Forward – Kunal Saggar

Hi All,

I was waiting for a long time to being Tagged for Blog It Forward Community Challenge and finally it happened 🙂 Thanks a lot abhijeet mukkawar  Blog It Forward – Abhijeet Mukkawar for including me in the chain and providing me the opportunity to take part in Blog It Forward Community Challenge and introduce myself to the SCN community.

Special thanks to Moshe Naveh for this wonderful initiative  which gives us opportunity to get insight into the dreams, ambitions and personal life of the fellow SCN members.

More details about this challenge can be found at Blog It Forward Community Challenge and to get registered for this, you can go to Blog It Forward- Request to Join Table and add your details.

My Introduction:

My name is Kunal Saggar. I was born in Ludhiana, Punjab and did my schooling and graduation in Punjab itself. I love to travel new places and if i have to describe myself, i would use the word “Optimist”. I have a positive outlook towards life and generally stay positive even in the difficult times 🙂


I joined Infosys Ltd, Chandigarh in September 2006 and has been working in SAP NetWeaver space since then. Over the course of time, I have got the opportunity to work on different projects involving WebDynpro Java, EP, SAP BPM and SAP MDM./wp-content/uploads/2014/02/935668_10151913074434338_1945664494_n_380480.jpg

What is the best resource of information on SCN?

SCN is a gigantic knowledge repository with loads of information which can really help a beginner to become  a tutor very soon 🙂 Blogs, documents and discussion threads – all provide a great deal of information for one to learn and implement the same in real world projects. I find blogs as the best source of information as SCN members share most of their learnings from projects or implementations regularly.

Facts about my homeland:

  • “Punjab” derived its name from two words: “punj meaning five and ab meaning water, thus the land of five rivers. The religion ‘Sikhism’ was founded in Punjab.
  • Punjab is famous for its food(which is a brand in itself). Butter chicken, chicken tikaa and paranthas are few of the Punjabi dishes famous across the world 🙂   It is also famous for its folk music and dance. Bhangra is the most popular Punjabi form of dance.
  • Punjab is the main producer of wheat in India. It is also called “India’s The Food basket” and “Granary of India”.
  • Ludhiana (Punjab) has been adjudged as the best place for doing business in India as per the World Bank Study, 2009.
  • Chandigarh is the only city in India that serves as capital for two states –Punjab and Haryana.
  • Changigrah is famous as ‘The City Beautiful’.
  • Chandigarh is the first planned city of India. It was designed by French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, popular as Le Corbusier.
  • Rock Garden, one of the major tourist destinations in Chandigarh is a Sculputre Garden spread over an area of forty-acres (160,000 m²) and is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

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   Golden Temple

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     Rock Garden

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    Pinjore Garden

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   Sukhna Lake

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        Mustard Field

Response to questions asked by Abhijeet in Blog It Forward – Abhijeet Mukkawar:

1. One thing you like about your job the most

Well, there are couple of things associated with my job which i really like. So, I am listing down both of them:

  • Constant Learning: Till date, every project I have worked on have required to me to learn something new. This need to keep learning new things or technologies is a great part of my job as i never feel stagnant.
  • Travelling new places(countries): I have got an opportunity to travel to Australia and UK for couple of projects. It helps me fulfill one of my hobbies i.e. to travel new places and see different cultures. During my trip to UK, I managed to travel to few of the European countries as well 🙂 Below  are few of the pictures I have taken during these trips:

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2. Given a chance to change one thing in your life, what it would be ?

There’s probably only one thing which I will like to change. Till few years ago, I used to spend a lot of my free time in playing sports mainly cricket 😛

But it has been a while now since i did that .I will like to get back to playing sports in my free time.

3. What makes you laugh?

I don’t know whether it’s good or bad but it’s very easy to make me laugh. I can laugh at the smallest of the things-  be it jokes or comedy serials or movies.

I guess the maximum time I spend on my TV is either to watch comedy serials or cricket matches 😛

I’d like to blog it forward to the following people:

Arjun Singh Thakur, vamsi krishna reddy kakuru, Praveen Nenawa, Poonam Hingankar

and will like them to answer the below questions:

  1. Name the person who affected you most in your career/ way of thinking and why?
  2. If you were given by your work a full day every week to do whatever you feel like, what would it be?
  3. What do you most enjoy on SCN?

Thanks for spending your valuable time for reading my BIF. Your comments are welcome 🙂

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      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Hi Kunal,

      Welcome to BIF family. Good to know you are from infosys but my bad luck i couldn't meet u being in the same EP Team at infy Chandigarh. I was there for almost 2.7 yrs.

      Its always feels good to know about Punjab, its culture, food and other stuff. Thanks for sharing it.

      Btw Arjun knows me very well.

      Rgrds,

      Jitendra

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Oh.. That's strange.. We never met in Chandigarh.. May be because I have been UK for almost 3 years.. Are you still in Infy Chandigarh?

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      No.. have moved out in sept..

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      oh.. my bad luck.. i will be retuning to Chandigarh soon. Would have got the chance to meet you if u were still there..

      Author's profile photo nabheet madan
      nabheet madan

      Very nicely written..One small addition about Punjab, It has the highest consumption of Liquor in India across all states:) Good to read about someone from the same company and place.

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Haha.. I missed an important point 🙂 Thanks Nabheet. Good to know that you are also from Infy Chandigarh..

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      yeah, how someone can miss this point 😀 ...

      Author's profile photo Rajneesh Saxena
      Rajneesh Saxena

      Hi

      Why you guys always think for wine/liquor 😆 😆 😉 . Lassi is also famous. And I have heard a proverb there " Glass ich din nu lassi te ratt nu whis....

      Great to know that you are from Punjab and from Ludhiana. I was there at Ludhiana for 13-14 years and had a great time there.

      Good blog indeed. I like it.

      Regards

      Rajneesh Saxena

      Author's profile photo Harish Kumar
      Harish Kumar

      hi Kunal,

      wonderful pics of chandigarh, golden tample and pinjore garden.

      word chandigarh attracted me to read your blog 🙂

      m also from punjab near chandigarh and was in chandigarh for last 3 years.

      I have also shared some pics and info about punjab in my BIF you can find in my content.

      good to know about you.

      Regards Harish Kumar

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Harish,

      Just read your BIF.. Good to know you ..Your blog has got great pics especially pics of food & drinks. Makki di roti & sarso ka saag is my favourite 🙂

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      Awesome Blog !

      You know in coming week i have a planned a trip to Amritsar, hopefully i will see all the beauty of some places mentioned by you, in real.. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing such cool blog with lovely pics..

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Chandra 🙂 Have a nice trip.. Make sure you see Golden Temple and Change of Guard ceremony at Wagha border 🙂

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      Yeah i will.. 🙂 I am going for for those only..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good read 🙂

      Thanks for sharing!

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Arti 🙂

      Author's profile photo Dibyendu Patra
      Dibyendu Patra

      Hi Kunal

      Very nice pictures...

      Here is our friend abhijeet, He is also working in Infosys..

      You guys are rocking in Infosys...

      Thanks for sharing...

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks a lot Dev 🙂 There are lot of conributors from Infosys on SCN and I am getting to know few of them thorough SCN

      Author's profile photo Ganugapenta Pradeep Kumar
      Ganugapenta Pradeep Kumar

      Nice blog kunal and good to know about you. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Pradeep 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice Blog 🙂

      Good to know interesting things about 'Punjab' 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Prachi 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Great BIF Kunal,

      Very nice pictures

      Enjoyed reading it a lot

      For me, I love the Punjabi Lassi

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Vivek 🙂 I am glad you liked it..

      Author's profile photo Nitin Jinagal
      Nitin Jinagal

      Very nicely written. Mustard filed picture is really awesome and close to all of us.

      Beautiful blog 🙂

      ntn

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Nitin 🙂 The mustard fields are integral part of Punjab and close to all of us..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Kunal,

      Welcome SCN BIF world.

      Happy to hear that SCN is a gigantic knowledge repository. Rock garden & Mustard field are awesome place. I like very much in SCN is people participated in all activity very sincerly and proud to be SCN Member. (Mr.Veerapandian and Livingston Sir)Two people are my motivator while I was working in MRL (Madras Refineries Limited) they ask me to contribute in IT sector and take things serious. Thanks for sharing about you and your experience.

      Regards,

      Hari Suseelan

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Hari 🙂

      Author's profile photo Satish Kumar Balasubramanian
      Satish Kumar Balasubramanian

      Hi Kunal,

      Nice Blog. All the pics are beautiful 🙂

      Glad to know that you are from Infy and cricket lover Cheers on both aspect 🙂

      Facts about Punjab are very nice, Wish i come there once 🙂

      Enjoyed reading the blog 🙂

      Thanks,

      Satish

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Satish.. Glad that you liked the blog 🙂 Most of us Indians are Cricket lovers 😛

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice Blog

      Good to know many things about Punjab.

      Wonderful pics....

      Regards,

      Chandrakanth

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Chandrakanth 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vinay Kumar Dalapathirao
      Vinay Kumar Dalapathirao

      Hello Kunal,

      Nice to know about you and your place Punjab.

      I like the food what you mentioned  as Butter chicken and Chicken tikka.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Regards,

      Vinay D

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Vinay 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Kunal,

      Whenever the word "Punjab" comes.. all I can think of is about the amazing spicy food and punjabi beats. A very lively place. I loved the pic of Golden Temple.

      Regards,

      Shruti

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Shruti 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ahmed Ibrahim
      Ahmed Ibrahim

      Hi Kunal,

      welcome in to BIF Family , nice to know about you on here

      Best Regards;

      AhMeD

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Ahmed Ibrahim 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Beautiful pictures 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Anisha 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Kunal,

      It's good presentation about yourself and very nice pic's...., 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      Kunal Saggar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Sagar 🙂