I have a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. I worked in the software and technology field for a little over three years. Sometime in the second year, I began thinking of shifting gears; I thought I should move to a vocation that better suits my interests, something more rewarding in terms of satisfaction.
After three years and one month, I quit. Joined Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad, for M.A. in Public Policy and Governance. That proved to be a hell of a decision. I learned about so many theories and ideas, the amazing works of a lot of people in many fields. The curriculum was diverse; we learned a little bit about a lot of things- economics, politics, regulation, social structure, public policy, reading, writing, analyzing, and more. And I discovered my love for writing, through a zillion assignments and a pretty long dissertation. Turns out that the decision to quit my job and pursue a different line of study and work altogether was one of the best decisions I have ever made.