Kalpanik S. is an immigrant technologist who came to the USA on a fellowship from the University of California to study and do research in Computer Science in the late eighties.
After completing his graduates studies, Kalpanik worked at both large technology companies and small startups in Silicon Valley, Seattle, Nashville and Southern California. He has been writing a journal about his "journey'" though US, and he finally decided to get it published.
Kalpanik (pronounced as Kaalp-Nik) means "imaginary" in Hindi. Author decided to use a pen name to allow him to separate his literary identity from his professional identity.
Kalpanik is also a great observer, not only he is able to point to the uniqueness, oddity and eccentricity of places, people and culture, he cleverly stretches it for a comic effect, making us crack up page after page.
However, even though his writing has great splashes of humor, it is also very thoughtful. Also, many of the plots, incidents and characters have a layer of a second meaning, delighting his readers when they figure out the cleverly hidden message, or the unexpected punchline, making his books cater to needs of both the readers who are looking for something light and refreshing, and those who want something more sophisticated.
Kalpanik uses lot of photographs in his stories, using stunning imagery to enhance his stunning leaps of imagination and make the reader feel he is there with the author sharing his journey of adventure through space, time, life and love.
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