3 TIMES NATIONAL LEVEL FICTION WRITING COMPETITION WINNER + BEST BLOGGER AND TOP SOLO TRAVELER IN INDIA+ 35,000 READERS + 700 FB LIKES

About Me

Namaste,

Writer. Photoholic. Blogger. Listener. Inquisitive Verbose. Ambivert. Music lover. Voracious reader. Explorer. Sky gazer. Potterhead. Sachinist. Rehman & Big B fan. Human!!! That's how my life is all about.

Below are the versatile things I have worked on till date in respective fields:

Associated with:
Defence
BigData Analytics
Advertisement
Aerial Video shooting
App Development (Android, Apple, Windows)
Globals Sales, Market Research and Marketing
Malls
Electrical-Electronics and Semiconductors
Solar Power
Corporate Training
Digital Marketing
E-Learning
Car Pooling
Deutche Bank, HDFC
Entrepreneurship and Training
Health and Beauty
Legal
Power Control
LED and Solar
CCTV, Biometrics and Survelliance
Life Coaching
YourStory
Venture Capitalist,Venture/Investment Companies, Early Stage Funding
Car/Bike Servicing
HR and Recruiting
Legal, Intellectual Property
Product Developement
Travel Industry
Real Estate
Life Coaching
TCS, Infosys, Syntel, Congi, Accenture, Zensar, Siemens, Emerson, Google, Qualcomm
Power Control
Health and Beauty
Community Network/Maker
Internet of Things, BigData/Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, AR/VR
Traders
Transport
Freight Carriers
Network Management
Brand Creation/Branding/Consultancy

Technologies:

BigData Framework - Hadoop
Programming Language – R, PigLatin (Pig), MapReduce, HiveQL, SQOOP, SQL, Oozie, Flume, Python, HBase, Shell Scripting, Base SAS
Technical Competencies - Oracle/MySQL Database, Business Intelligence, Analytic, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistics
Tools known – Cloudera Distribution in Hadoop, Hortonworks Data Platform, R Studio, Informatica Powercentre, SAP Business Objects, Revolution R, MS-Excel
Operating System - Windows, Linux (Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 12.04), CentOS
Source Control Tool - IBM Rational Team Concert, JIRA
Internet of Things – Arduino UNO R3, Sensors
Cloud - Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix

Corporate:

Hadoop Developer/Admin at Tata Consultancy Services (Resigned)

Hadoop - I have worked on various Hadoop tools which includes Pig, Hive, Flume, Sqoop, Oozie, Mapreduce and is aware of overall ecosystem on Hadoop
R - R is the analytic/sytatistical tool I have worked extensively with. I am also a "Big Data Analysis with Revolution R Enterprise" certified
SQL - Along with above tools I have good knowledge of SQL and worked in data modelling, writing complex queries and procedures
Informatica PowerCenter - Very good knowledge of powerful BI tool which comes in handy
SAP Business Ojects - Have also built strong graphs and charts in BO to get the output in human understandable form
Unix - Very good with Unix as I have also worked upon Hadoop Admin part
Shell Scripting - Shell scripting is another skill that I have good knowledge of
NoSQL - Beginner level knowledge of NoSQL like MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra

Innovation:

Applied for Patent in Internet of Things based Invention (Jan 2016 to May 2016)

Applied patent for my Internet of Things based invention.
The invention will help getting alerts for flash floods due to cloud bursting (like the one in Kedarnath 2013) in hilly regions. This will help to save many lives.

Invention is also aligned with Smart City Solution and Make in India program.
Application No: 201621017003 A

Training:

11th Best Hadoop Trainer in the world on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/title/hadoop-trainer

College Training: Associted with IIT Bhuwaneshwar, SSGMCE, VIT (Pune), MIT (Pune)
Corporate Training: Worked with multiple private institutes in Pune, Hyderabad and abroad (USA, UK, Canada) to provide training
Online: Developing online courses in association with Experfy (Harvard Innovation Lab) and many other companies like this

Writing:

1] First prise winner at Aarohi National Level writing event for the theme of childhood imaginations
http://www.aarohiworld.com/archives/2013/results.html (2013)
2] Second prise winner at Aarohi National Level writing event for the theme of wars
https://goo.gl/T0y3B5 (2014)
3] Winner of national level competition by CouponRani
My entry for this competition
4] Single blog on Delhi Gang Rape garnered as 5th most read blog globally in 2 days on SpeakingTree.com (subsidiary of Times of India)
http://www.speakingtree.in/blog/mujhe-bacha-lomain-jeena-chahti-hoon

Trekking:

Done close to 15+ treks till now. From the Himalyan peaks like Sarpass (14,000 feet) in extreme North to Brimore Hills in Kerala while covering Satpuda and Sahyadri ranges as well.

You can read travelogues in below link.
http://sanketthodge.blogspot.in/p/blog-page.html

Travelling:

Travelled 13 Indian states and 50+ cities.

Prominent locations includes Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Sonmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Panjim (Goa), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), New Delhi, Kasol (Himachal Pradesh), Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Ponmudi (Kerala), Munnar (Kerala), Kollam (Kerala), Coorg (Karmataka), Dandeli (Karmataka), Ooty (Tamil Nadu), Dhanuskodi (Tamil Nadu).

Interviews:

I have two online interviews under my belt.
1] First is by 101Vacations -
http://101vacations.net/blog/tittle-tattle-with-travel-blogger-sanket-thodge/

2] Second is by wetravelsolo.co.in where I am mentioned as a "Top Solo Traveler" in India
http://wetravelsolo.co.in/travelling-solo-was-the-most-beautiful-mistake-i-made/

Mentions:

1] In the list of "Adventurous Backpackers who blogs" by hellotravel.com
http://www.hellotravel.com/stories/adventurous-backpackers-who-blog

2] "Top Travel Bloggers of India" by Holidify.com
http://www.holidify.com/blog/top-travel-bloggers-india/

3] My first photoblog of a trek to Sandhan Valley in 365hops.com
http://www.365hops.com/blog/sandhan-valley-photo-blog/

Sky gazing/Astrophysics:

  • Worked with Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Pune), Vigyan Prasar, Navnirmiti for "Eyes on ISON" a global event
  • Worked with IARC, Mumbai (Indian Astrobiology Research Center) for Rio+20 and Rio+21, United Nations events
  • Photographed a comet (C/2013 R1 Lovejoy) with my bestie Kartik Wat - https://goo.gl/jFs2jk
  • Conducted a small session on astronomy for school students in Samartha High School, newspaper snippet - https://goo.gl/FFuC4X

Drawing:
  • Exhibition of my drawing in Mauritius of Internation Level competition conducted by Chitrakala Niketan Kalashri Mahavidyalaya, Pune
  • Winner of Navneet Drawing competition
Volunteering:

1. Volunteer, Roshni Foundation, Pune - Feb 2012 To Present
2. Campus Ambassador, IARC, Mumbai (associated to United Nations Organization) - March-2013 To May-2013
3. University Ambassador, IARC, Mumbai (associated to UNO) - June-2013 To March, 2014
4. Resource Person, District Organiser, IUCAA, TIFR, HBRC, Vigyan Prasar - October-2013 To Dec, 2013
5. College Ambassador, IIT, Mumbai - October-2013 To March, 2014
6. Member, Green Glory Foundation (NGO), Amravati - August-2010 To March 2014 

Sports:
  • State level gymnastics player
  • Division level disk thrower
  • District level running winner
  • 10 km marathon runner
  • Learning octopush, an underwater game
Politics:

President of Amravati District, Maharastra under Indian Student Parliament (Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad) - 19 April, 2014 to 2015
www.bharatiyachhatrasansad.org

Brands:

I have been writing blogs for brands to do the publicity of their services and products.

Flipkart:
http://sanketthodge.blogspot.in/2013/04/flipkart-vivid-shopping-ka-naya-address.html
Asus:
http://sanketthodge.blogspot.in/2016/01/fabulous-zenpad-80-z380kl-review.html

Adventure Sports:

  • Boat Sailing
  • Wave Surfing
  • Para Gliding
  • Rappelling
  • Rock climbing
  • Snorkeling
  • Trekking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Parasailing

Someway around in December, 2011 I wrote my first blog and published it. Never thought I would come so far. Sometimes it was a friend forcing me to write a blog. Either it was a competition that made me think hard. And sometimes it was just me and my thoughts commanding the pen. As a child I was writing diary, short stories (I even mailed one of them to then President of India A P J Abdul Kalam). Slowly writing became habit and now am addicted to it!!
Thanks to readers like you. :) :)

I am a simple believer that 'Everything happens for a REASON'. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to.
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.
Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never taked to before, and actually listen. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

For further details peep into my FB/Twitter/G+ profile, but if you get too inquisitive about me don't hesitate to ask me!! Be free!!

We are on a minor planet of a very average star located within the outer limits of one of a hundred thousand million galaxies. Are your problems really significant in light of this?
You walk this Earth for but a short time. Why not become devoted to having only a wonderful experience. Why not dedicate yourself to leaving a powerful legacy to the world? Sit down now and write out a list of all that you have in your life.
- Stephen Hawking



ALOHA!!
Happy Reading!! :) :)

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