Abhishek Saxena, A Saxena, Teradata, Motorola, IIT, IT BHU, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Computer Science, Database, University of Wisconsin Madison, Varanasi, Oracle, Saxena

I am originally from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Lying in the northern gangetic plains, this is one of the greatest cities of India since ancient times, and this was where I did all my schooling until I went to the US.

Traveling, Movies, Music, Badminton, Tennis, Swimming, Fitness/Yoga and Reading.

I am a travel fan. Some of my favourite places in northern India have been Kullu/Manali/Bhakra, Jammu, Amritsar, Shimla, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra, Agra/Fatehpur Sikri, Chitrakoot and of course, Varanasi. During our B.Tech, we had a memorable class trip to virtually all of peninsular India. Among them, Goa, Kanya Kumari, Bombay, Trivandrum and Mysore are the favourites. In the U.S., it's still "miles to go before I sleep" ...

I am also a food fan. Some of my favourites from northern India are: lawang latta, rasgulla and lassi from Varanasi, kadhi and verka kulfi from Chandigarh, rajma and kesar halwa from Jammu, dal makhani and tandoori roti from Amritsar, veg machurian from Ludhiana, exotic thali from Chitrakoot, and more recently, samosas and mutter kulcha from Haldirams, Gurgaon. And from peninsular India, idli dosa from Mysore/Srirangapatnam, barotha chola from Goa, south thali from everywhere and certainly pav bhaji from Bombay.

I want to lead a life full of MIRTH, TRANQUILLITY and LOVE.

I love wildlife. Take a glimpse into India's rich wildlife...Yes!

Some photographs from Oracle Global Volunteer Days, 2003 & 2004.
Some pictures from our trips to Agra/Fatehpur Sikri, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley.
Some pictures from San Francisco bay area, California.
And, some snaps of Madison, Wisconsin.
Abhishek's home page Computer Sciences Department University of Wisconsin, Madison