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Blog it Forward – Mahesh Kumar Palavalli

Hello Community,

Hope everyone is doing well!!Β  It has been so much fun reading all those amazing BIF posts and occasionally commenting something funny there :). and now I am here with mine, Thanks to the awesome people who tagged me in their BIF ( Nabheet Madan Sudip Ghosh Tammy Powlas & Dries Van Vaerenbergh ) . I know I am posting this very late but it’s better late than never πŸ™‚

Thanks to Susan Keohan for starting this series.

I am

Mahesh, born in Nellore, India. It’s a small city but a peaceful one, full of beaches & greenery. Pic below:


You see the ship at the bottom right in the above pic, that’s actually at a port(Krishnapatnam Port) and the place of my first and shortest job. I only worked for 3 days after which, I’ve resigned :D.(I just didn’t like the environment and work culture)

Later did ABAP course as one of my friend suggested and now here I am with 7 years of IT experience and I am loving it so far :), I’ve already told about my career in my Member of the month post.

In short:Β  My first job was at Yash Technologies in Hyderabad and from there I worked with SAP LABS (cont.) in Gurgaon. Later moved to Chennai and worked with GSS, then moved to Dubai and worked for AlWasl properties. Now I am here in Ras Al Khaima, UAE working for RAK EGA.


I just started being active in the community( from 2 years back) and I’ve enjoyed this place so far, especially the coffee corner, I am not super active there but atleast I follow the content there regularly and especially the Weekend clubΒ  , where we talk about a movie or a book or something else. I am not a great reader, so I participate in Movie clubs πŸ™‚Β  and I am just waiting for someone who want’s to talk about Anime to start weekend anime club πŸ˜‰

and not only the online community, some of us folks here in UAE started offline Community meetups in SAP Stammtisch plus style, we call it as SAP Yalsah in local slang. We are having it every month and I enjoyed them so far. but now because of this COVID, we are having the same online.

(I am 3rd person from left)

did i mention anime back there :D, yeah I love watching anime series, they are the best!! I just love those creative series/movies they make in Japan. So anyone who is also a fan of Anime, let’s connect πŸ™‚


and that’s it, nothing much about me, I am pretty normal guy πŸ˜€ .Β  So I will answer some of the questions:

What do you do apart from SAP in your free time?

I watch a lot of Anime, sometimes Gaming(PS4 and mobile), occasional gym and SAP Community! πŸ˜€

What would you choose if given a choice between coffee or tea and why?

With milk it’s coffee (Turkish coffee is an exception for it though) and without milk, it’s Tea. and when I am alone, I prefer Tea πŸ™ don’t know why, maybe it’s easy to make πŸ˜€

What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

First one that comes to my mind is Japan, maybe my love for anime is having a huge influence there πŸ˜€ and few more reasons i think of is the greenery, forests, mountains and their culture. But I’ve not visited Japan yet, maybe in future πŸ™‚Β  .

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?Β  Please explain how you know.

I guess am an introvert and BTW, I hate being an introvert :D, I try to socialise more but I guess it’s really difficult to change. I just love being in less crowded people and if there are more number of people I feel super awkward. But like I said I am trying to socialise more by getting involved in community activities(but not as much as an extrovert though πŸ˜‰ )

Android or Apple?

Android. It’s very flexible. I also like apple because the OS and animations are super smooth. But I’ve an android phone with cool 90 hz refresh rate display πŸ˜‰ .

What is your most favourite SAP Cloud Platform Service?

I started my journey as an ABAP developer and so it’s without a doubt ABAP Trail service πŸ™‚

What role SAP Community Play in your life? Explain it

It’s kind of now part of life as a hobby, I daily open it to check questions, answers, blogs or to answer & comment, atleast for 10 min. and because of SAP Community I’ve met so many awesome people. It’s like a social networking site but you get to learn and share knowledge (minus those negative side effects of those “Social Networking” sites)


Now it’s my time to blog it forward to people that I know from LinkedIn, Twitter & Community πŸ™‚Β  I want to tag many other people, but I will wait for you guys to tag them πŸ˜‰

Punith Babu Midhun VPΒ venkata naresh kandukuruΒ Marco BeierΒ Mohit BansalΒ Sumit Kumar KunduΒ Maheshchandra VVNSΒ Carlos RogganΒ Sebastiano MarchesiniΒ Tarun JainΒ Sai Krishna KowluriΒ Sitakant Tripathy Kishore GokaraΒ Jerry Janda

  • How did you get into the world of SAP?(Your brief journey)

  • If you were given a chance to change something in your past, what would you do? (You can give a serious answer or a funny one, anything is fine πŸ™‚ )

  • Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know

  • What is your biggest fear?

  • If you were given a chance to get the powers of a super hero or a super villain , whom will you select?

Choose any of the above questions or more questions and the blog structure(rules), checkout Susan Keohan‘s blog.

and Guys, don’t be lazy like me πŸ˜€ and come with your BIF post as soon as you can and let’s have some fun πŸ˜‰


Thanks for reading, Have fun!

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  • Good to hear from you and about you Mahesh. I’ve been busy with my @ work activities. Haven’t been getting much time to contribute to the community these days. I hope I’ll find some time sometime soon πŸ™‚ . Stay Safe.

    • Nice to hear from you too Sai Krishna πŸ™‚ your presence is surely missed here. Maybe start contributing with your BIF post again πŸ˜πŸ˜†. Take care and see you soon.

  • Hello Mahesh Kumar Palavalli ,
    WELCOME ! πŸ˜‰
    And nice to read about you πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for mentioning me – interesting:
    Now somehow the circle is complete:
    I wrote my BIF in 2012
    and now I’ve been mentioned for the second time
    It was my first blog ever – but I’m not planning to write my last blog yet…:-D
    I think nobody has read so many of my blogs like you, Mahesh
    – but you didn’t read my BIF πŸ˜€
    Don’t worry, it is as silly as the others…:-D
    Hey, hope that you’ll make it some day to Japan – and also spend few days over here in Germany and don’t forget to visit Dries Van VaerenberghΒ  nearby – the world is small and flat like an Android device πŸ˜€

    • πŸ™‚ I just read it and it’s amazing, your writing style sure didn’t change a lot πŸ˜‰ it’s always nice reading your blogs.

      You both are on top of my list to meet if I visit Germany πŸ™‚

      and don’t worry, you can come with your BIF 2nd edition and you can gives us your latest updates and answer some of the questions that I’ve mentioned πŸ˜‰



  • Hi Mahesh Kumar Palavalli great to read a little bit about you and it’s super, that you joined the #BlogItFoward initiative!

    Your SAP Yalsah sounds also very interesting and I think I have already read it somewhere before but couldn’t find it anymore. Would you mind adding a link where to find more information? Now, that it’s online, is it possible for anyone “outside” of your local community to join?

    Thank you, Svea

  • That’s a pretty great insight Mahesh Kumar Palavalli Β πŸ™‚Β  Cool BIFΒ  πŸ™‚

    But here I don’t want to miss that answer from you for your own question – “If you were given a chance to get the powers of a super hero or a super villain , whom willΒ you select ?”Β  πŸ˜‰Β 



    • πŸ˜€Β  There are many super heroes/villains that i can choose from different universes(including anime πŸ˜€ )Β  But I will restrict my answer to marvel..

      I like the powers of Sebastian Shaw. Although he is a villain in the series, I really loved his cool power β€œEnergy Absorption” , He can take any form of energy and convert into his own, for example, in comics he hits himself to walls to get energy and I really loved the way they portrayed him in the movie X-Men First Class.

    • πŸ˜€ haha, it’s simple.. take a tea bag and put it in hot water πŸ˜›

      But your ginger milk tea is the best I’ve ever tasted man πŸ™‚ nothing can come close to that..

  • Super initiative Mahesh !!!

    I love anime too and for my graduation I’ve been in Japan , if you need some advice I’m here… I’ll replay with my blog as soon as possible !!!

    Grate job man and keep community on top. I’m really proud to be in contact with you !!!

    Fortissimo Mahesh πŸ’ͺ😁

    • Thanks Sebastiano, although it’s not my initiative, I am happy to be part of the BIF chain, looking forward to reading your BIF πŸ™‚

      one more member then we can start anime weekend club πŸ˜›Β  and same here, happy that I am meeting you all cool people, thanks to community πŸ™‚

      PS: I hope “Fortissimo” is an Italian word, had to google the meaning for it πŸ˜€ it sounds cool, especially besides my name πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›