raam shanker

raam shanker

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Origins:- Born in Bangalore, India to lovely mom and dad on the Autumn Equinox of 1980, bred in Bangalore and rest of India.

Academia :- Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a research based Masters degree in Automotive Engineering, specialising in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis. Now dun be put off by all these geeky terms, the fun bit follows. Else if your patience is a lil iffy, scroll str8 down.

Paying The Bills:- Working as an FEA, Reliability and CFD with a multi-disciplinary consultancy in Greater Manchester. Skills include proficiency in Ansys family of Design and Analysis codes like Workbench, Mechanical, Multiphysics, CFX, FLuent & Gambit and ICEM CFD and Reliasoft family of codes like Weibull++, Blocksim, ALTA, Lambda Predict. I must tell you that I look forward to Monday mornings. For me, this is in a way a chlidhood dream come true. Designing and analysing mechanical engineering marvels of today and tomorro gives me a kick. This passion towards the work is more than 15 seasons of enthusiasm towards Formula One and fascination, infatuation, inebriation and exhilaration caused by excessive indulgence in cars and motorsport. Loyalty in all those twelve years has been towards only one marque, the one and only Ferrari.

For Kicks:- I do a lot in my pastime like dancing Salsa, Merengue and Cha Cha Cha, cooking, photography, writing, reading, watching films(collecting DVDs) going to the cinema, drinking and of course listening to Rock(floyd, doors, led-zep, the boss, dire straits, acdc), Country, Latin and some Indian bands and composers. Bollywood music is a strict no-no, esp the likes of Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya, Jatin-Lalit et al. Love films by Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, Guy Ritchie, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone amongst others and of course Mani Ratnam - The Indian Genius. I have lot of fav films so m not gonna name them here, same with books, songs etc. I also watch football and rugby union extensively. Ive been an ardent supporter of Manchester United since 1995-96 and been following the fortunes of rugby union team, Sale Sharks of the Guinness Premiership since I moved to Manchester.

Thats me in a nutshell, or a bombshell(if that felt like an explosive profile). If you need to know more... ask!


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  • nigel smith posted 1556 days ago

    nigel smith


    Thanks for the comment. I just thought I'd let you know that the reason why the piece ended sharply was because it was a really a two-parter.

    If you are interested, here is the concluding piece: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/394046-how-will-the-rooney-monster-affect-plans-for-a-new-united-striker

  • Barney Corkhill posted 1697 days ago

    Barney Corkhill


    It's that time of year again! Time to vote for your B/R World Football Writer of the Year. A final shortlist of 10 has been devised with great difficulty, and now you can vote for who you think deserves the accolade! Let the voting commence!



    If you haven't seen it already, I have written the first of many "decade in review" pieces, and this one looks at Liverpool's top 15 matches of the noughties. Have a look and see what you think, you might be surprised at what ISN'T number one!


  • Andrew Jordan posted 1716 days ago

    Andrew Jordan

    Hey Raam, with the end of the 2000's coming upon us, I decided to look back at the biggest stories in football this decade. Please look at it and tell me what you think of it.


  • Andrew Jordan posted 1730 days ago

    Andrew Jordan

    Hey Raam, I just created a list of the ten greatest comebacks in european football.

    Please tell me what you think about it.


  • Barney Corkhill posted 1734 days ago

    Barney Corkhill


    Following up yesterday's great debate is the one I've been waiting to write for a long time, and the one I think may be the best debate yet and a must-read for any football fan! Should video technology be introduced into football? Would doing so take away from the 'magic' that makes the game so great? And would it help or hinder the referees? Have your say in the Great Debate!



  • Adrian Staehle posted 1794 days ago

    Adrian Staehle

    There are 73 numbers that need to be filled be apart of my proect if you would like.

    Project 99 launches tomorrow!!!!


  • Miles Kent posted 1796 days ago

    Miles Kent

    Have a look at my latest article, 'Cristiano Ronaldo will never be a Manchester United legend' and let me know what you think.



  • Ankit Munjal posted 1953 days ago

    Ankit Munjal

    Hey mate check out my latest article questioning Indias love for cricket


  • Barney Corkhill posted 1955 days ago

    Barney Corkhill

    Remembering the 96...


  • Goutham Babu posted 1955 days ago

    Goutham Babu

    Hello bro..i published the second part of the funniest soccer quotes ever.,..so pls have a look and give your opinion..