Who is this guy, anyway?

Ramsu social profile pic

Name: Ramsu. Ramasubramanian Gangaikondan Sundararajan, to be precise. And if you wanna spell his first name, remember: it ends with -ian, as in lesbian, not -ium as in some element in the periodic table. (He says he used to tell people it’s spelt as in Romanian, but nobody listened.)

Age: A couple of heartbeats shy of a mid-life crisis, judging by the look of pure longing he gives any Royal Enfield motorbike that crosses his path.

Height, weight etc: Stands gloriously at the pinnacle of the bell curve, casting his benign, sympathetic gaze upon the teeming millions who aren’t as perfectly average as he is.

Occupation: Data Scientist, which is really just a fashionable way of saying “geek” nowadays. Unsurprisingly enough, he enjoys the heck out of being one.

Secondary occupation: Doing silly walks, silly voices and what not, all in the noble pursuit of making his toddler daughter laugh. As it turns out, the silliness comes as naturally as the laughter does.

Hobbies: These days, sadly, this blog is it.

Why is all this written in third person? He wrote most of this in third person for a profile to be put up elsewhere. That didn’t pan out, so he copy-pasted it here, and was too lazy to fix it. Besides, if it’s in third person, he can claim that someone else wrote this crap.

ps: I’m not entirely sure if that last answer ought to have been in first person or third. Ah, the hell with it. You know what I mean. Hopefully.

34 thoughts on “Who is this guy, anyway?

  1. Gpr says:

    Hey ram…. Grt to see you firstly complete a 100 blogs.. I still wonder sometimes how you find the time to sit and write them.. not that I dun have the time, But i end up doing stuff which are very very less productive :) like sleeping… anyways…
    Hmm so new blog site and so will you be adding in more masala and more jalsa… hmmmm my sis never would have gotten to know you if you spent more time on blogging lol but well now then… cya ard in the cyber world atleast

  2. It’s at 160 posts right now, Goutham. And so far, I haven’t tired of it, so I guess there will be more. And as for Lakshmi not having gotten to know me if I had blogged more, you have to ask her if that’s a good thing or not :-)

  3. Hi, Ramsu. Thanks for the interesting discussions here! I’ll definitely look forward to reading your thoughts. Would also appreciate a link exchange if you’re up for it. Cheers.

  4. Hey Ramsu

    How’ve you been doing? I’ve been reading your blog on and off, very enjoyable.
    Don’t have very many intelligent things to say w.r.t movie posts, so thought I’d just say Hi here….
    And yeah, thanks for adding me to the blogroll!

    Aparna

  5. lol! This is the funniest ‘who am I’ page I’ve read in a longish while. :D I’m not even much of a celluloid person (yeah okay, so sue me) but I think I’ll be back. ;) For the fabulous name, if nothing else. Finally… someone with one more complex than mine.

  6. Not yet, I’m afraid. But it’s the one Devdas adaptation I find myself actually excited about, so I’ll definitely see it. Will post a review as soon as I do.

  7. Poo Lit Sir says:

    (Pyromaniac teacher-hater, perhaps? If not some damn award…ah, sour grapes!) :-)

    Blame it on Spidey! I couldn’t have enough of that Spiderman ride despite it being my third year in a row sucking this particular Sunshine State attraction dry.

    First, they take you into a deserted Daily Bugle office. The lines are typically an hour long (a pretty popular ride this, duh), winding thru cubicles — leaving anyone even remotely interested in trivia with nothing else to do but scan the posters on the office walls. (The one that I found catchiest had this to say, in yellow and black: “You’re not gonna win a Pulitzer by sitting on your assci characters…so get up and GET GOING!”)

    Then they strap you to your seat on board this 12-seater vehicle, have you pop on your “special” glasses and whisk you off into the darkest, seediest alleys of New York city for a mind-blowing 3-D (or should I say 4-D, coz of the not-so-minor multi-sensory aspects involved, e.g. a wholly unexpected drop from the top of the Empire State building, and just before you’re done saying your final prayers…whoosh…Spidey catches you in his web…phew!) thrill ride, with projectiles from Spidey nemeses coming at you from every which way…

  8. (Sc)rambler says:

    Not the least because you’d likened yourself to the Cahlifohnia governor, recently, with that “I’ll be back,” but did anyone else ever notice that your (nick)name conveniently scrambles to serve up a sobriquet not unlike Schwarzenegger’s? — though I’m pretty certain you’d much rather it nodded toward your memory muscle than, um, muscle memory, no? :-D

  9. Pradnya Adhikari says:

    Hi,
    I am Pradnya and I have recently caught on to your blog and have been following it. Your blog makes for very interesting reading.
    I represent Ashvin Kumar, a renowned independent filmmaker. Ashvin began working as an actor and director in theatre. After taking a degree in Media and Communications (University of London) he began working as an editor. Ashvin set up a digital post-production business in New Delhi before he relocated to London where he established Alipur Films (http://www.alipur.com/) while briefly attending the London Film School.
    Ashvin Kumar has got international recognition for his two short films Road to Ladakh and Little Terrorist. Little Terrorist (http://www.little-terrorist.alipur.com/) was, in fact, nominated for the Oscars in 2005 and has won 15 international awards and honours in over a 100 film festivals including a nomination to the European Film Academy.
    We were wondering if your readers would appreciate a review on these films on your blog. We can send you the combo DVD that he is launching for you to see. We would like to hear your opinion on the films.
    Let us know how you would like to take this forward. We can arrange to send you a DVD in any part of the country. If you need any further information, I would be glad to help you out.

    Take care,

    Pradnya

    • Pradnya,

      I don’t think my review matters so much in the grand (or even the not-even-remotely-grand) scheme of things. However, if you’re okay with the possibility of my not liking the movie and saying so on my blog, please do send me a DVD. I would love to watch Little Terrorist and write about it here.

      ~ramsu

  10. Dear Editor,
    I would like to introduce myself as K.Ramalingam MBA (Finance) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER. I am the founder and Director of Holistic Investment Planners Pvt Ltd., Chennai. (A financial planning and wealth management company).

    I would like to contribute a few articles or interviews or contents related to personal finance for your website/blog which can really give a fresh and diversified experience to your audience. Already i have contributed around 20 articles related to personal finance in Rediff.com. Please click the links to read on those articles.

    9.11.10
    3 Simple Steps to Become RICHER by next Diwali

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/nov/09/slide-show-1-money-how-to-becom-richer-by-next-diwali.htm

    1.11.10
    Unusual Diwali gifts for your child and parents

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/nov/01/slide-show-1-money-unusual-gifts-for-your-family-and-friends-this-diwali.htm

    28.10.10
    Protect your money, avoid this investment mistake

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/28/slide-show-1-money-investment-mistake-to-avoid.htm

    21.10.10
    8 popular investment myths debunked

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/21/slide-show-1-money-eight–investment-myths-debunked.htm

    19.10.10
    Simple steps to retire young and wealthy

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/19/slide-show-1-money-how-to-retire-sooner-and-richer.htm

    14.10.10
    Money and self-control: Spend smart, save more

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/14/slide-show-1-money-control-emotions-spend-smarter-and-save-more.htm

    8.10.10
    11 ways to get out of debt, stay out of debt

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/08/slide-show-1-money-how-to-become-debt-free.htm

    6.10.10
    10 smart tips to plan your retirement

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/oct/06/slide-show-1-money-ten-smart-tips-to-plan-your-retirement.htm

    17.9.10
    All you wanted to know about company fixed deposits

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/sep/17/slide-show-1-money-dummys-guide-to-investing-in-company-fixed-deposits.htm

    31.08.2010
    The dos and don’ts of buying a mediclaim policy

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/aug/31/slide-show-1-money-dos-and-donts-of-buying-mediclaim.htm

    25.08.2010
    Save tax, make money: Invest in ELSS mutual funds

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/aug/25/slide-show-1-money-mutua-fund-equity-linked-saving-schemes.htm

    2.07.10
    A step-by-step guide to your first financial plan

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/jul/02/slide-show-1-money-guide-to-financial-planning.htm

    1.06.2010
    The risks of delaying financial decisions

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/jun/01/slide-show-1-money-the-risks-of-delaying-financial-decisions.htm

    24.05.2010
    Real estate investments made simple

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/may/24/slide-show-1-money-real-estate-investments-made-simple.htm

    18.05.2010
    How to manage your money: A step-by-step guide

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/may/18/slide-show-1-money-managing-your-money-a-step-by-step-guide.htm

    12.05.2010
    How to become a successful stock market investor

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/may/12/slide-show-1-money-how-to-become-a-successful-investor-in-the-stock-market.htm

    12.04.2010
    How to choose the best portfolio management scheme

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/apr/12/slide-show-1-money-how-to-choose-the-best-portfolio-management-scheme.htm

    25.03.2010
    Stock market and guaranteed NAVs never go together

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/mar/25/slide-show-1-money-stock-market-and-guarantees-never-go-together.htm

    19.03.2010
    Four mutual fund misconceptions demystified

    http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/mar/19/slide-show-1-money-four-mutual-fund-misconceptions-demystified.htm

    Let us work on a long term association.
    Expecting your reply in this regard,

    Regards,
    Ramalingam K. MBA, CFP,
    Director,
    Holistic Investment Planners Pvt Ltd,
    Chennai-18, India
    http://www.holisticinvestment.in
    M:09282116652

    • Dear Mr. Ramalingam,

      Thank you for your interest in putting up your content here. The content of this blog, however, does not fit in with what you have proposed. Therefore, I regret that I have to turn down your request.

      May I suggest opening a blog of your own?

      Regards
      Ramsu

  11. Vatsal says:

    Bumped into this, and loved your posts – wish I’d visit b’lore soon to benefit of some of things you mention – (y)

  12. Pavi says:

    Hey Ramsu,
    I am glad that I finally made an attempt to sit down and go through your blog-page. With movies being the primary focus, I will try following it regularly. It is an interseting, well-written and enlightening read. A lot of times one does not realise the intricacies of movie-making: subtle styles and layers of complexity of a character or scene. A trained eye (so to speak) is aware of their existence and makes a note of them. For me, this opens up a whole new way of looking at cinema. I think I will enjoy reading your blog and exchanging ideas. Loved the introduction.

  13. Hey Mr Ramsu,
    You have an amazing blog, totally loved it and also I would like to thank you for adding my blog’s name in the ones you visit. It means a lot to me :)

  14. Merryl Fernandes says:

    Hi,

    This is Merryl from Everymedia and we handle the digital PR for Hrithik Roshan. Could you please share with me your e-mail address so we could discuss something with you further.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Merryl

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