Know Your Colleague – Saurav Anand
In Near’s Know Your Colleague series, you will get to know the members of Team Near who play a key role in driving Near’s mission, values and day-to-day operations. We asked a few questions to Saurav Anand, Senior Software Engineer, who is based out of our Bangalore office and has been with Near for about a year now. Here’s what he had to say:
Tell us about yourself:
I am from Patna. I completed my schooling from St. Paul’s High School and did my high-school from A N College. I came to Bangalore to pursue engineering and since then it has been my home.
Anything that you’d like to say about the work culture at Near?
They see fun, humour and relaxation not as the enemies of hard work, but as its allies.
Where we can find you outside work?
You can find me either at gym (trying to become The Hulk) or at the foosball table.
What kind of movies do you prefer to watch?
I enjoy watching sci-fi and superhero movies.
One movie that you can watch n number of times?
What is your best memory of food?
There is a small South Indian restaurant near Banashankari BDA. There I had the best masala dosa. I visited that place for two months daily, before I shifted to a new place.
Any little-known fact or incident about yourself which you would like to share with us?
In second year of engineering there was a subject - Computer Architecture and Organization. In the first internal, I failed so badly that there was a high chance I would not be even allowed to write the main exam. After that, I fell in love with the subject and got the best grade at the end.