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that her favorite colour: Purple

that her favorite actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman

that her favorite actors: Cary Grant, Sanjeev Kumar

that her favorite song & dance sequence: Singing in the rain

that her favorite broadway musical: Producers

that her favorite movie director: Alfred Hitchcock

that her favorite TV serial character: Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) from British serial "Keeping up Appearences"

that TV serial that she had seen almost all episodes of: Seinfeld

that she was an avid watcher of Daily Show by John Stewart

that she liked listening to old Hindi movie songs

that her earliest recorded brainwave: Digitizing and transferring sense of smell (in a handwritten note when she was in class VIII)

that she went to these schools:
      Loreto Convent (Ranchi)
      DAV (Ranchi)
      B. Tech (Hons) IIT Kharagpur (ECE'92)
      MS (CS) University of South Florida, Tampa (GPA: 4.0)
      PhD (CE) University of Texas at Austin (GPA: 4.0)

that she received these professional acheivements and awards:
       
was extensively awarded for debates, music, creative writing, interior decoration at school (DAV, Loreto) and at College (IIT) level(s).

held posts for student chapters of IEEE and ACM at USF Tampa.

gold medal for physics for Class XII India-wide CBSE results.
       
was honored as a member of the honor societies Epsilon Pi          Epsilon and Phi Kappa Phi for her perfect GPA

was awarded at least eight distinguished awards and plaques at Intel.

was awarded by governor of Bihar, India in 1988, for the  best            academic and extra-curricular acheivements throughout the           state
       
was session chair of ICCD 2004 and in program committee             of  ICCD 2002 and 2000
       
Editor in chief of looking.forward for Fall'97 issue, an IEEE-           CS magazine
       
graduate Fellowship by USF Tampa for academic year 91-92

was awarded merit certificate in classical dance (BharatNatyam) by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh

that she was a classically trained singer

that she held the posts of Library and Literary Secretary at SN Hall, IIT Kharagpur

that she was given the Best Actress Award for a Play in Spring Fest (IIT inter-collegiate Festival)

that she designed non-invasive instrument for blood pressure measurement using optical detection through photo sensors.

that her essay was adjudged the best essay amongst participants from all the South Asian (SAARC) countries.

that she had turned a strict vegetarian after coming to the US

that she was a broadcaster at All India Radio

that she had trained in Shotokan