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Ven Swaminathan
   Professional: Controls Engineer by profession. Own a consulting business for 15 plus years. Worked for HAL in India. Went to Wright State and settled in Dayton Ohio. Travel all over the country / world. 40 plus states and counting. .

Interests: Financial Analysis of companies. Basketball, Tennis and any outdoor activity. Working with children and talking to people is my love and passion.

Favorite People: Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Winston Churchill, George Soros, Bill Gates.

Word of wisdom / Beliefs: Work hard play hard. Do always the right thing. Truth is the ultimate reality. Fear No ONE. Help everyone - Don't wait for someone to ask for help. Be a ladder for everyone to climb with your experience and be better than you. Show more humility as you get better and smarter. Earn respect by doing the right thing and never demand because you are older or richer. Sit with the smallest child or the poorest person and have a conversation. Savor every little thing. Always smile and never lose your childlike qualities. Dream Big. Believe in - I can do anything.. Love entrepreneurism. Love social entrepreneurism more. Cut the ego close to zero. Finally do my best in everything I do- Leave the rest to God. Leave a legacy of your best actions.
Lalitha Mahadevan
   Professional: Electronics Engineering by Education; Mother of two children; Working part time for a small business company for over 14 years.

Interests: Tennis, Watching Sports and Games, Cooking, Reading, Window shopping.

Favorite People: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates.

Word of wisdom / Beliefs: TRY THE LEVEL BEST TO: Stay healthy; Feel young always; Prioritize responsibilities; Strive for excellence in any task; Stay calm and positive under all circumstances; Be willing to learn good at any age from anyone young or old; Always be ready to change as time and lifestyle changes at work, home and anywhere.
T K Prasad
   Professional: Computer Science and Engineering Professor.

Interests: Watching old sitcoms and Jeopardy; Reading about astronomy and science, Bernstein bear books and humorous/inspirational prose; Swimming and Yoga.

Favorite People: Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Salvador Dali

Word of wisdom / Beliefs: Stay curious. Keep busy. Be open minded. "Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek." -- Mario Andretti.
Prathima Kollegal
   Professional: Was Software Engineer. Gave that up to stay at home for our two kids.

Interests: Anything and everything that our kids are involved with. Reading, History, Sitcoms, Jon Stewart Daily Show and Steven Colbert Report.

Favorite People: Anyone who does his/her job with full sincerity, not necessarily celebrities. People who make me laugh

Word of wisdom / Beliefs: Live in the moment. Enjoy NOW.
Mehul Pandya
   Professional: Manufacturing Engg/MBA by Education. Product Manager for globally used software by Profession. Held executive position for Defense consulting organization. Own a software company. Went to University of Dayton and settled in Dayton Ohio. Travel all over the world/country.

Interests: Excercising, Golf, Inspirational readings. Teaching values to live with to children and learning a lot from children while attempting to teach them is my passion.

Favorite People: Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa,Warren Buffet, Steven Covey

Word of wisdom / Beliefs: Tie excercise and prayers together to manage time. Never turn down a person who approaches you for help. Dream big. Work hard with passion, focus, determination to change your dream into reality. Never let anger, ego, jealousy control over you. Always be happy for others success and be the first to congratulate them. Learn from observation as there isn't enough time in life to learn just from your own mistakes. Enjoy the present moment and leave aside worries about future (just plan it right, work hard for it). Be calm under all circumstances to do your best. Always purchase items from kids when they ring your door bell.
Mali Mahalingam
   Professional: Research Scientist with a degree in Materials Engineering, working on the development of new materials for electronic devices (lasers, detectors etc.) and aircraft structures.

Interests: Classical Indian music and dance, metaphysics, movies and film music, German board games, sports, especially professional football.

Favorite People: Mahatma Gandhi, Ramana Maharishi, Schopenhauer, Erwin Schrodinger

Word of wisdom / Beliefs: Seek the truth, with these quotes to ponder.

“Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many”- Spinoza.

“As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself” -Schopenhauer.

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident”-Schopenhauer."