5 years of togetherness

On engagement day 8th May, 2011

On engagement day 8th May, 2011
On engagement day 8th May, 2011
Hema and I completes 5 years of togetherness today. It has been so far a memorable of course with a few difference of opinions which is quite common between two people who come from different backgrounds. To be fair, Hema have put in great efforts to understand our family and adopted right way living.

It was in 2010 where Hema and I got connected through Shaadi – a matrimonial portal (Thanks to Shwetha, who created Hema’s profile) and both families met through my uncle Shri. Marthanda Sharma. Around the same time, Yahoo! (then my work place), have received NCPEDP – Mphasis Universal Design Award (PEF) for the year 2010 for outstanding work in the area of digital accessibility.

We had to wait for almost a year to get married with an unfortunate incident happened in my life in 2007 (refer to my post titled “Marriage for a person with low vision, my personal story in 2010) and we got united on June 24, 2011

Viewing Arundathi Star along with darling Hema on 24th June, 2011
Viewing Arundathi Star along with darling Hema on 24th June, 2011
On 30th June, 2011, we have hosted our receiption in Bangalore and it’s overwhelming to have all our friends and special thanks Seema bhabhi and Sumit bhai who came all over from Mumbai. Soon after, we have visited Tirupathi and surrounding places and got a pleasant darshan and blessings. That began our journey of family life. Some memories (we have many) during this 5 years includes our trip to Pune which actually intended for visiting Shirdi and had to end trip at Pune itself (We cannot visit Shirdi without a call from Shirdi Sai Baba), a week long trip to Dubai (Thanks to Raga Murthy for great hospitality), Trips to Delhi, Agra, Shirdi, Arunachalam, Trivendrum, Kanyakumari, Raichur, Nagapur, Pandaripur, Shirdi, Sajjangadh, Mysore, Srirangam.

Receiption at Bangalore 30th June, 2016
Receiption at Bangalore 30th June, 2016
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In 2012 I lost my job at Yahoo!, that resulted us to relocate to Chennai to join PayPal, Hema lost both her grand father (father’s father) in June and grand mother (mother’s mother) in December.

In 2013, we had another great trip to Delhi on account of me receiving NCPEDP Mphasis Univeral Design Award.

During Godha Kalyanam at Shirdi
During Godha Kalyanam at Shirdi
We lived in Chennai for about 10 months and in 2013 relocated back to Bangalore. In December 2013, with almighty’s grace and blessings of our Guruji, we were blessed with our little darling Khushi Varshini. She has fortunate enough to visit Shirdi within about a month of her age and even marked her 2nd birthday (2015) in Shirdi.

Earlier this year, we lost my grand mother (father’s mother) at her age of 98. May her soul be rest in peace.

We have plenty of memories to cherish with and thank you dear Hema for being part of my life. Love you always. This year is going to be yet exciting for us as we are expecting sibling of Varshi in about a month and half from now. Do bless us for the best.

Love you Hema!

While we were at Nagapur
While we were at Nagapur
Srinivasu Chakravarthula
Accessibility Evangelist
Goal is to propagate and provide rich and inclusive web experience and create an accessible world!

Currently I lead Accessibility efforts at Informatica, Earlier I was a Sr. Subject Matter Experts at Deque.

Prior to Deque, I was leading Accessibility efforts at HCL Technologies. My role includes mentoring team, working on innovative solutions, spread the word, engage with customers on accessibility etc., Before this, I was with PayPal leading Accessibility QA. My work includes develop and maintain Accessibility Automation Tools, Accessibility Evaluation of various products, Evangelize Accessibility across the company, provide end-to-end Accessibility solutions to product teams, represent company for accessibility related initiatives in the industry.

Prior to join PayPal, I was working for the award-winning Accessibility team at Yahoo! India Research & Development; where I have played instrumental role in setting up an Accessibility Lab and drive accessibility initiatives. Besides offering services to our office in India, I was also supporting to Yahoo! offices in Jordon, Singapore, China etc.

I am also on the National Advisory Board of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) India – through which, I endeavor to create awareness about standardization and accessibility across the country. Plus, I am also member of NASSCOM Disability Working Committee to create awareness about accessibility among other IT companies. I also offer expertise to the National Association for the Blind Karnataka Branch through its Governing Council.

In November, 2005 – I joined Net Systems Informatics (India) Pvt. Ltd as an Accessibility Tester. I was responsible to test websites as per Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0.

In addition, I was responsible to sell Accessibility workshops (for Section 508, WCAG 1.0, Creating Accessible e-Learning using Flash) organized by the company. Further to create awareness among Government sector about […]

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