This is extremely funny! An acquaintance recently called to check whether I would be interested in having a movie made on my life! Before he could finish, I replied, NO!
Some thoughts! First, why make a movie on me, a nobody? Two, I haven’t even achieved anything great like any sportsperson! Three, who will even watch the movie? Four, who will act my role??
The acquaintance said that I had won nine global awards for my blog, and that is a very great achievement! Hmmm, I have won eight global awards and one Indian award, that too from the film industry, of all people! 😉
In fact, I have won 21 awards so far, four at Global Sources, Hong Kong, and 17 for my blogs, including nine for Pradeep’s Point! However, I personally don’t think these would lead to any movie!
Come to think about it! So far, NO ONE in India has recognized my work, which is fine, given the lack of semiconductor- and electronics-related work and writings from India.
The one award that I did receive in India, was from the Indian film industry. I even recall asking my family: is everything all right with the Indian film industry? Why are they giving me this award??
Given the general lack of awareness, and well, the lack of overall support for me, at least, I can only think of three people who have supported me right through — Jo Kuo from Taiwan, and Usha Prasad and Aanchal Ghatak from India, besides my immediate family.
I don’t even want to mention the lack of ANY support from my relatives. Not their fault, as semiconductors is tough for anyone to understand, right?
I would like to thank the entire Asian Sources Media, now, Global Sources, Hong Kong, and all the folks there for helping me understand the intricacies of telecom, electronics, and semiconductors, and of course, the Global Sources’ tutelage. My thanks to the global electronics and semiconductor industries as well, without whom this would not have happened.
There is an interesting remark on my Facebook from a friend. It says: “Semicon needs to be in the mainstream. Such a miniscule component, but, at the heart of technology. Without semiconductors, we wouldn’t have this easy life.”
Very correct! Hope everyone appreciates this hard fact!
So, what will I do with any movie on my life? 🙂 Enjoy, everyone! This is ridiculous! 😉
Dear friends, how have you all been? It feels really good to be back! It has been nearly tw0 years that I have been away. You may want to know what I have been doing so far?
Well, first, I was Head of Content at CIOL, and later, went off to Singapore for a stint at Control Engineering Asia. However, early this year, I experienced a massive heart attack, that put me off for some time!
Thanks to all of your best wishes, I am once again, back!
I will continue to write about my favorite topic – semiconductors and electronics. As well as topics around active/passive components, automation technologies, automotive, ICs, IoE/IoT, LEDs, MCUs, MPUs, photonics, PV/thin film solar, robotics, security, telecom, etc.
Hope you all like and enjoy. 🙂