Know Your Colleague – Subhadip Sural
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. This is a monthly series, and we shall cover one employee every month. This month we asked a few questions to Subhadip Sural, Product Marketing Manager who is based out of our Bangalore office and has been with Near for almost three years. Here’s what he had to say:
What are your interests outside of work?
I like composing electronic music tracks, playing video games, watching TV shows on weekdays and movies on weekends. I read books when I don’t get the chance to do any of the above three.
Your favorite movie which you would surely recommend to an Alien? (Since you believe that Aliens exists)
2001: A Space Odyssey.
Only for one reason: To ask them if what was shown in the movie is indeed their plan all along.
Speaking of Aliens, you have been widely considered as a movie encyclopedia but does it urge you to talk about space and black holes as well?
Yes. I like to talk about "Observable Universe" along with other cornerstones of popular and geek culture such as music (1960s onwards), history of football tactics, how video games like Portal can improve your fluid intelligence among others.
We know that you love Football. Which team do you ardently follow and why?
I do not follow any one particular club. I just look forward to good matches, preferably expecting upsets during the long season.
Who are your icons?
Sir Arthur C Clarke, Ken Levine, Stanley Kubrick, Hayao Miyazaki, Thom Yorke, Sir John Hegarty, Sir Alex Ferguson
What is at the top of your bucket list?
Taking a ride in the Old Patagonian Express.
Your favourite music and movie genre?
Recently, I have been listening to a lot of Drum n Bass which satisfies my craving for electronic music and rock. I like science fiction movies, though I am genre-agnostic.
Your favorite musicians?
Radiohead, Prodigy, Bassnectar
Which cartoon character has stayed with you?
Johnny Quest: This was my gateway show to the science fiction genre and 3D based animation.
Anything about yourself which very few people know:
I had my own band called Microfiche 10 years ago. We had released 2 indie albums. We had a good number of followers on our MySpace page...nostalgic times! I only release electronic tracks on that page, these days.