[Vintage photograph of me and Dad. Thanks to one of his frnds who sweetly put a nice back ground for this pic :)]
First thing that strikes me when I think about writing my Dad is his simplicity. Despite of all my valiant efforts to make him wear a jean, He will finally end up picking a light & dark formal. You can find him with the same pose of unfolded shirt, tucked out with his glasses. Secondly, I derived all my inquisitiveness towards Computer Science from my Dad. He did write his programs in BASIC and Foxpro in a 386 machine. Its hard to beat him in at Computers. I used to play "Prince of Persia" in the 386 box we had. On an other usual day from school I came and switched on and launched the game. C:\games\prince\prince megahit (yeah - megahit was the cheat code :)). Suddenly the screen went blank and it typed on the screen. "Do not play and waste time! Go and study!" I was crashed, confused and wondering how on earth would this computer know that I had my exams. Only later my dad confessed that he wrote this program to type in the screen and replaced it by the prince.exe file.
He always loved teaching. Whether its English grammar for my tenant's kid or some computer lessons for the students in his office. He does things with at most involvement. If I had remember he even published a book on English Grammar along with his old teacher. Its always a believed nostalgia that a boy in their home will always get his mom's support. But, here its both - when mom's got to make the decision I would get Dad's support and other way round too.