I develop software for a living, but I am not an engineer — at least not by my Bachelor's degree (BSc, and not the coveted BTech). I majored in Computer Science in college simply because I enjoyed studying it in school — which is why becoming an engineer was not a goal for me — which is also why I pursued a research Master's program in France. I have always believed that if one can follow one's passion, everything else falls into place.

Oh, and I came back to India because of Tandoori Chicken and ইলিশ মাছ (the tastiest fish you'll find on this planet).

What my name means

I was named after the Indian emperor Chandragupta Maurya who unified most of medieval India into one kingdom. In Bengali (মৌর্য্য সেন), Maurya is pronounced with a "j" — MOH-OOR-JOE.

Things I find interesting

Algorithms and beautiful architecture and implementing them as programs.

The beauty of code lies in the architecture, the ideas, the grander algorithms and strategies that code represents.
Jeff Atwood

Sleek and elegant UX — although I am a backend developer.
Automating repetitive tasks — like a script to reconnect to my internet portal.
Popluar science shows — like Vsauce and Veritasium.
Music from the 60s-70s and রবীন্দ্রসংগীত.

Things I wish I did more

Learning new things — both programming and non-programming.
Contributing to open source.
Spending less time with the instant gratification monkey.
Backpacking across Bengal — Shantiniketan to Darjeeling.
Writing a blog and Quora answers.
Reading Bengali literature.