Today Morning I became pretty excited on seeing a mail from Pandu in x3a (ex-3rdagenda team) group. The reason being Pandurang V Nayak is going to join Microsoft India in the Developer and Platform Evangelism team as a Windows Live Developer Evangelist shortly.
He is a hard-core fan of Microsoft and am sure he would be pretty excited himself when he got the offer from his dream company :) Hope to see him as a speaker in Microsoft Tech-ED 2007.
I used to speak a lot about this guy to my colleagues and normally the talk would end something like, "he deserves to be working for MS and I donno why he is not applying for it" :)
I have told that "Pandu is my mentor / role model in many ways" to many of my close friends (like, Siddharth, Senthil, Logu, Maruthiraja, Rameesh, Badri, Raja, Santhi etc.,). This guy is down to earth and technically really sound. Above all his attitude to help others is what I have really admired in him.
CONGRATS PANDU. May the "Good God" be on your side and make "all" your dreams come true in the near future. This surely deserves a TREAT. Don't cheat me as you did for your marriage :)