My mother calls me Balu and my friends call me Bala. It is hard to describe ‘home’ since I have lived in three different continents and also have travelled to more than 45 countries. Chronologically speaking I was born and raised in Chennai, India followed by two years in Mumbai, India for my masters degree, 6 years in Cape Town, South Africa for my doctorate degree and postdoctoral position and the last 7 years in the United Kingdom where I worked and also earned British citizenship recently. My work experience ranges from scientific research to high school teaching. The details of my experience and my achievements can be seen on my LinkedIn profile (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/balabangaru/).
To make my adventerous life more interesting I am currently on a bicycle tour from Alaska to Argentina. My passion for travel and adventure specifically, cycling and mountaineering takes me to many places and this website is a portal for sharing some of my experiences and thoughts. I am interested in several topics: science, economy, philosophy, politics, environment, travel, cooking and adventure are a few.
I believe my background, my life experience and my adventures in general will be of interest to some and hopefully motivate several people around me.
More about my travel experiences in this link; https://sites.google.com/site/ennakandravi/Travel-and-Sports
and chef skills in this link: https://sites.google.com/site/homemadecurryfordinnerparties/
You can click the icons in the top right of my website to access these links directly.