Why I seek all things folk

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by Shree Kant (proposing) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013


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A better understanding of folk music, culture and more. What is being done to preserve the folk music of Punjab at the both sides. More to be put here soon.



Speaker bio

I intended to be a physicist, studied software engineering, wrote an existentialist novel, now want to be a traveler for life and pursue cultural research.

After getting a degree in CS in 2004, I’ve had a successful career in the software industry but, after 4 years, quit my day job for freelancing. I now am a well-known freelance web and mobile developer. It makes me more than enough, so a 9-5 job is a big no-no for me. [Yet, I did accept a 9-5 job about 8 months ago because the offer was just that good to refuse. It's a startup called Jumpshare I'm involved with as CTO.]

I used to be a literary writer, I think. How else can I explain those four books that I penned, one of them being a novelette.

In March 2010, I embarked on a motorcycle tour of Pakistan. That was an exceptional period of my life. See details and pictures at the tour section.

Now a days, I work as research fellow with Hri Institute for Southasian Research and Exchange on a project called Forbidden Love: The Love Legends of Southasia.