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Thaindian.com had the privilege to connect to Ajay Puri who has been an achiever at a very young age and has made the entire thai-indian community proud. In our first article of “Distinguished Indians in Thailand” Series we present the excerpt of his e-mail Interview with us.
TI - First of all please accept heartiest congratulations from the thaindian.com and its members for all your achievements. We are proud of you – to say the least. Please tell us something about yourself.
Ajay - Thank you so much . I am very happy to know you and the website thaindian.com. Well I am a very ordinary boy and trying to learn things from my elders. I am very much interested in animation these days and taking a course in Digital School of Animation in Bangkok. I am studying in The Regent International School. I am also very much interested in movies and music. I guess I am influenced by my dad a lot as he is a movie lover. He sometimes gets up early morning at 4 am just to see a movie. I love my mom a lot and specially like her Thai, Italian and Mexican food. I am amazed by brother who is a very good dancer and overall I love my grandparents who are in India .
TI - Your homepage www.microsoftkid.com says that you are now MOUS certified? What does this mean? What other certifications do you already have?
Ajay - MOUS means Microsoft Office User Specialist (Currently it is known as MOS which means Microsoft Office Specialist). I have passed my Master Level and I am the youngest person to pass this exam. The certification means that one is well versed in Office Applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage and Outlook. More than being certified I enjoyed my learning experience. I am working towards other certification like in animations and Microsoft System Engineer but I have a long way to go. I would suggest all the people to take up this exam because more than certification it teaches you quite a lot of things which you will require while working.
TI- How do you feel when people say you are a whiz kid and treat you in a special manner?
Ajay -I do feel happy about it but at the same it puts extra responsibility on my shoulders to carry those expectations. I just want to enjoy doing what I like to do. After you have reached certain level it is very difficult to maintain that. You have to put in lot of efforts and time in it especially in a field like IT where things are changing so rapidly.
TI- Apart from computers / software, what are your subjects of interest (academically speaking) and other interest areas / hobbies?
Ajay - I am very much interested in subjects such as science. I am very much interested in Space Technology. I was very much impressed by movie Apollo 13. It shows how 3 people survived in space after their rocket had problem. My other interest are movies, music , cricket , table tennis , football and helping others.
TI - In your family who loves you the most? Who do you think has played the most important role in shaping your personality as we see Ajay today?
Ajay - I feel that my Baba, Dadi and my mummy loves me the most. My papa does love me a lot but he does not show it. He always keeps me on my toes to work hard all the time.
TI - On an average how many hours do you spend working on computer?
Ajay - Well I guess Its only about 4-5 hours a week mainly on Saturdays and Sundays. I am concentrating more on my school studies right now. I have recently moved to Regent International School and have made new friends there. I am learning a lot there. Very soon I will be assisting school in their IT work also which will be a very good learning experience.
TI - How many hours do you spend in studying and playing? What outdoor games do you play? Do you think it is important to play outdoor games?
Ajay -I go to school from 7 am to 4 pm. After that it is my play time for 2 hours with my uncles and friends in the building. After that I sit down to study. I play table tennis, foot ball and my favorite cricket. Yes it is very important to play outdoor games as it keeps you fit. I really need to work more on outdoor games as I guess I am under weight.
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