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Hi All,

First of all i would like to thank Poonam Hingankar for tagging me in her BIF Blog It Forward – Poonam Hingankar 🙂 . You can read more about this initiative over here Blog It Forward Community Challenge . Special thanks to Moshe Naveh for starting this great initiative. Till now it has been amazing reading about different sets of people from all around the world because of this challenge 🙂 . Trying a small effort from my side too, to introduce myself to the SCN world.

My Introduction

Frankly I will say that the most dreadful question according to me anyone can ask you is “Introduce yourself” 😉 , but i will try here to introduce myself.

My name is Harshada Deshpande. I am born and brought up in the ‘Orange City’ i.e Nagpur, Maharashtra 🙂   . It is located at the geographical centre of India 😀 . I did my schooling from Nagpur itself after which i moved to Mumbai to complete my graduation. Thanks to the campus placements i got placed in ‘Infosys’,  the dream company of every fresher 😀 . In Infosys training, we were trained in SAP ABAP module, where I was first introduced to the SAP world and I will say I am still trying to take a hold in this vast technology. Having trained in ABAP module i was hoping to get a project in the same technology, but instead got a project in SAP EP and Web Dynpro JAVA 😉 . So it was time again to learn a new technology.  I am thankful to my team for helping me in learning it. 🙂

I have just started to explore the technology. Hope i am successful in gaining expertise in it ➕

Some facts About my Hometown – Nagpur

  1. Nagpur being located at center of India is an important hub for Indian Armed forces.
  2. It is also called ‘Orange City’ as the oranges grown here are very famous worldwide and are exported on a large quantity 😉
  3. ‘Zero Mile’ stone is located in Nagpur which was used to measure all the distances. The distances of various major cities which are measured from here are carved on the Zero mile pillar.
  4. It is one of the emerging cities in the area of IT industry with big companies like TCS , Infosys, etc building their offices here 😀
  5. Nagpur is also called the ‘Tiger Capital of India’ since it has vast forests and tiger sanctuaries within radius of few hundreds kilometers
    1. Pench National Park
    2. Tadoba – Tiger Reserve
    3. Nagzira Tiger Reserve, etc
  6. Vidharbha region has a distinct cuisine known as Varhadi cuisine or Saoji cuisine. This traditional food is famous for its spicy taste. 😈

Some Photos 🙂 800px-GandhisagarLake.jpg

                                Gandhi Sagar Lake – one of the  artificial and oldest lake in the city built by historical rulers of the city


                                                                                          Nagpur at Night 🙂


              The Famous Oranges and Orange Barfi( a sweet made from Oranges) of Nagpur


The Zero Mile Monument

My answers to the questions asked by Poonam Hingankar in Blog It Forward – Poonam Hingankar

1. Tell us one quality of yourself you would never want to change?

    Well, that’s a tough question to answer. I’ll leave it to my friends and colleagues to

answer this question for me, according to what they feel about me 😛

2. If you were not in IT Industry , what career would you have chosen for yourself?

     If not In IT industry then what (thinking of this makes me 😉 a lot )…  Let’s see!!

I think I would definitely would have liked to be a Chef 😀 as I love cooking. I keep on experimenting different

recipes on my parents and sis

3. If you were to be a super hero for a day which one would you be and what would you do ?

    This is a funny question.. If i was to be a super hero, then I would like to be ‘Shaktiman’ 😛

I would like to Blog It Forward to Amar Ghuge and Dayanand Gavas

My questions to them are

  1. Share afun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know
  2. If you were not in your current position what/where would you be and why?
  3. What is your professional life dream?

Finally, I hope you enjoyed reading about myself and I thank you a lot for sparing out of your valuable time.

I appreciate all your valuable suggestions and comments 😀



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  1. Jitendra Kansal

    Hey Harshada,

    Welcome to #BIF family. A great reading about you and beautiful Nagpur city. I had similar situation what you mentioned starting journey from placement @Infy, getting trained in SAP ABAP, moved to EP project and forced to learn WDJ. 😀 Always good to know about the person who is working in same organization where i have worked for. Thanks for sharing that all lovely pics especially that Nagpur at Night.



    1. Former Member Post author

      Hi Chandra,

      Thanks for your comments 🙂

      Yes, the oranges in nagpur are not cheap, owing to the fact that all good quality oranges are exported out leaving low quality or moderate quality oranges for the people living there 🙁 …



  2. Former Member

    Hi Harshada,

    Nice to know you and your place 🙂

    By reading your BIF I came to know some interesting facts about Nagpur.

    Wish you all the best for your future projects with Infosys.


    Sudhir Sadhu

      1. Former Member

        I have mentioned in Poonam Hingankar BIF also that my cousin got placed in Infosys and he is in training period. By this May ending his training period will be completed.

        He told that the training period is very hard and told about the cons and pros of his training period. Glad to hear that you have cleared all the training and working in SAP module.


        Sudhir Sadhu

  3. Former Member

    Hi <

    Good blog ,nice you have mention about your city and also you are very lucky enough to get the Job in SAP ABAP directly from campus 🙂 keep on rocking

    1. Former Member Post author

      Thank you Ranjeet 🙂

      I was trained in SAP ABAP, but got a project in SAP EP module.. 🙂 But yes i was lucky enough to get into SAP 🙂


  4. Former Member

    Hi Harshada,

    Nice Blog. Welcome to BIF family.

    Good to know about of my friend studied his B.Tech in Nagpur.

    keep sharing your knowledge and experiences.


    Siva kumar.


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