Saturday, January 12, 2008

N Chokkan

"Knowledge sharing can become easier and more transparent if
domain experts begin to write their experiences and insights in a way that is understandable by the common readers and children."

Naga Chokkanathan, Director of Educationand Innovation at CRMIT, Bangalore (http://www.crmit.com/)
January 14, over lunch

5 comments:

Murali said...

About Chokkan...

He is also the Co-Founder of this company, Building the young and
energisted team @ CRMIT from scratch. His main role here is in the
Education and Innovation (aka R & D) Domains.

Naga is leading and mentoring the CRMIT's Corporate Education team,
Starting from Customer Training Requirements, To Resource Management &
Delivery.

Personally, As a trainer, Naga has track record of delivering more
than 50+ education engagements in different technologies, with very
high feedback and repeatability scores. His unique style of presenting
complex topics with simple and down-to-earth examples has recieved
praise from executives all over india, and aborad. List of the clients
for whom he has delivered corporate trainings, reads like a whos-who
of World IT: IBM, Accenture, Oracle, BEA Systems, Infosys, Wipro, TCS,
Cognizant, Tech Mahindra to name a few.

Naga's creative talents are invaluable to CRMIT's Innovation team,
where he is leading a team of developers, in developing various market
driven R & D Products, using latest technologies. Biggest strength of
this team is, Concentration on filling the business gap, instead of
just showing-off technical expertise.

Before co-founding CRMIT he has worked in various development and
consulting positions with Baan Info Systems, BroadVision India and
Infact Infotech India.

Naga holds a Bachelor degree in Production Engineering from
Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, India and a Master Diploma In
Business Administration from Symbiosis University, Pune, India.

A passionate reader, and a part time writer, Naga has authored many
books in his mother tongue, Tamil.

Literary:

Naga Chokkanathan, Writing with Pen name "N Chokkan", contributes
regularly for tamil magazines, and is the author of more than 30books.
List of his books is added to this introduction.

N Chokkan started writing when he was in his primary school, But
thankfully, None of the stories(?) he wrote at that time made it to
the printing machine. Later, His first short story was published in
Year 1997, and that motivated him to write more, resulting in a short
story collection few years later.

However, Chokkan got into a feverish mode of writing non-fiction,
after a publication house asked him to write a book about his
favourite cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. That triggerred his interest in
non-fiction, which made the whole difference.

After that first book, Chokkan has written about famous personalities
from all walks of life: Dhirubhai Ambani, Infosys' Narayana Murthy,
Bill Gates, Wipro's Azim Premji, Lakshmi Mittal, Charlie Chaplin, Walt
Disney, Salman Rushdie, Khushwant Singh to name a few. In addition to
this, he is also specialising in business histories, in this series
his famous books are: Nokia & Google.

He has also written a book on Ayodhya, Covering the Ramajenmabhoomi
issue till date. His other political books are Nepal's History, and a
book on Hamas.

Recently, Chokkan started writing for children too and His book on A
P J Abdul Kalam, has created sales records on this field. He likes to
cover science related topics for children, in his simple and effective
narrative style.

Few of Chokkan's books are released in English Recently, and a few
more are available as Audio books as well.

You can read more about Chokkan In this Wikipedia article (In Tamil):
http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/என்._சொக்கன்

List Of Books (All In Tamil):

Biographies:

1. Sachin Tendulkar
2. Dhirubhai Ambani
3. Bill Gates
4. Infosys Narayana Murthy
5. Lakshmi Mittal
6. Azim Premji
7. Number 1 (Collection of Short Biographies of Famous Personalities)
8. Shakespeare
9. Salman Rushdie
10. Khushwant Singh
11. Rahul Dravid
12. Annadurai
13. Charlie Chaplin
14. Walt Disney
15. Napoleon Bonaparte
16. Veerappan

Political:

17. Ayodhya
18. Hamas
19. Nepal, A History
20. Mumbai, A History Of Terrorism (Co-Author)
21. C I A, A History

Business:

22. Google
23. Nokia

Fiction:

24. Oru Pachai Parker Paena (Short Story Collection)
25. En NilaikkaNNaadiyil Un Mugam (Short Story Collection)
26. Mittaay KathaigaL (Translation of Kahlil Gibran's Short Stories)

For Children:

27. A P J Abdul Kalam
28. How Television Works
29. Computers
30. Space Journey

Others:

31. Vallinam Mellinam Idaiyinam (About IT Industry, and its humane aspects)
32. Vitamins

Venkatesh said...

Hello Murali,
You have missed out on one beautiful novel written by Nagasubramanian Chokkan and I am surprised that even wikipedia does not mention anything about this.
Regards
Venkatesh G

Venkatesh said...

One novel bn Chokkan N has been left out.I don't know why

Venkatesh said...

good

Venkatesh said...

you have left out 1 good novel by N Chokkan