My name is Karthik Krishna. I was born in the year 1983 in the historic city of Hyderabad in India, and spent the first two decades of my life there. No matter where I travel and spend the rest of my life, I will be always be a Hyderabadi. There is probably a lot for me to talk about my childhood and the early years of my life in India. Similarly, there have been many significant highlights and life shaping experiences I have had since moving to America as a student in 2004.
In this blog, I would like to share the reasons behind why I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to live in two vastly different societies like India and America. Both these societies have their strengths and weaknesses; and having witnessed them from a close end, I feel I am blessed to be in a position to pick the best of both worlds as a yardstick for the type of person I want be; and the community I want to be a part of.
The Best of India
A close knit family is at the core of Indian society and valuing family above everything else in life is, I believe, the most attractive aspect of Indian culture. Another aspect that makes me feel proud to say that I am an Indian is that, despite having a population of over a billion, India is a secular democracy. Every major global religion has representation and are given rights equal to Hinduism (the majority religion).
The Best of America
When it comes to America, it’s the professionalism and work ethic that I admire the most. There is a reason that many of the best and brightest in the world look to settle down here and make America their home. This is a country that offers freedom, liberty, and opportunities to its residents unlike any other place in the world. Protecting these invaluable qualities of the American Society are in the best interests of future generations; not only in America, but the entire global community.
My life in America (11 years and counting) has gone through four key phases – as a grad student, as a young professional searching for answers about what I wanted to do with my life, the growing pains of adjusting to professional life, and finally as an entrepreneur willing to explore unchartered waters and turn a vision into reality.
Combining Them to Create Community
I am so happy and excited to recently join the Logic Central Online community. The founding team already feels like a family to me and I am eager to do my best to build a community that helps everyone create the best version of themselves. I believe that this community would be a perfect platform not only to get exposure for your own logical views, but also to pick up the best logical viewpoint from any part of the world.