I was born in Warangal, Andhra
Pradesh, India where I completed my B.Sc. at
Kakatiya University. During
my B.Sc. days, I was so influenced by the 'Theory of Evolution' that I
lost the belief in the existence of God hence became an
The idea that any life form, during the embryonic growth,
shows the order of evolution from unicellular to its multicellular present
form is very convincing; kind of like 'not forgetting our fore
Fine, the advanced life form evolved from a primitive
life over a period of millions of years but how on earth, life originated
first of all and why?
Completed M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry at
Osmania University, Hyderabad. Here, I learnt, apart from usual aspects of
Chemistry, 'Optical Activity' of some chemicals. Some molecules exist as
non-superimposable mirror images, which makes them different despite the
fact that they share same molecular formula and properties. These optical
isomers are like right and left hands of a person and can be called D and
L isomers in layman terms. To make an optically active chemical, you need
the help of another optically active chemical but, then how the first
optically active chemical formed on earth?
Finished my Ph.D. in
Organic Chemistry at
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where I learnt
origin of optical activity is responsible for the origin of life. Also
learnt some theories which explain (not very satisfactorily) the origin of
optical activity in nature.
At this stage, I realized that optical
activity is the key for the origin of life because all the biochemical
reactions that take place in the life forms involve these optical isomers
and all the life forms on this earth are composed of D-sugars and L-amino
acids but their counter life forms with L-sugars and D-aminoacids are
missing. Why is this discrimination?
I went on to Jerusalem,
Israel, to work as a postdoc in
Hadassah Medical Centre,
After two years, I moved to Portland, OR, USA to work
as a postdoc at
Oregon Graduate Institute.
I worked, as a postdoc
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
During all this
period my quest remained as such and never found a reasonable answer. Now
I became agnostic, well, the evolution theory may be right but there may
be a super power programming the universe which is so VAST and answers to
quests like this may not be immediate.
Whatever may be the origin
of life, I enjoy life to the fullest and I make use of every opportunity
it provides and have seen, like everybody else, the flowers, the jackals,
the good the bad and the ugly. Life is like an Indian Cuisine with each
and every spice on earth in it. In this spicy life, which is my only one
time chance (some say there are more than one chance) trust only Love and
Friendship as opposed to Lust and Money.
Presently I am in Hyderabad
and planning to join in some industry soon in USA.
Thanks for the
patience, convinced now that I am a Doctor of