We are on a mission to make your data sing. Based out of India — more specifically the cities of Bangalore and Kolkata — the team is a bunch of young, dynamic, restless and pizza-loving people.
Come check out the faces that make up Team FusionCharts.
They say there was a big bang. I do not know for sure. What I do know is that I was at the leading end of an explosion, and it wasn't pretty. But, the landing was, and so was the world I came into. Or at least the world that was coming into its own. I was there. I made it happen. I am The Dude.
The Dude* is the official FusionCharts mascot. His birth was a hat tip to our developers who tirelessly hack away at creating awesomeness. The Dude has grown to define our very own essence. Our curiosity that questions existing practices. Our pioneering spirit that does, learns, and improves. Our determination that never, never gives up...and then some. And the pure joy we share in making our world more delightful.
* With all due respect to El Duderino.
Pallav is the co-founder and CEO of FusionCharts. He started FusionCharts at the age of 17 without any external funding. Today, FusionCharts has over 27,000 customers and 700,000 developers. His entrepreneurial journey has been covered by various magazines like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Today, Economic Times and numerous blogs & websites.
Pallav holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has co-authored a book on combining the power of Flash and .NET called 'Flash.NET' in 2002 and has written several technical articles for international journals ever since.
He loves traveling, cricket and poker.
Kisor's 35 years of business experience spans across multiple domains including trading, construction and technology. Prior to FusionCharts, he was running another software product company providing accounting solutions to Enterprise customers. He has authored more than 15 books on accounting and other business applications, including a bestseller in India.
He loves food, cricket and traveling.
Looks like Einstein, only with black hair. Works silently throughout the day. This silence is only broken at exactly 5 in the evening when the birds chirp, the leaves rustle and his voice breaks through the silence to ask, "Pizza?"
Rahul speaks very little, and when he does speak, you need to strain your ears to hear what he is saying. That said, most people do consult him on any problem they face, because he is the man with answers to pretty much everything.
Forever eighteen. Can fire rapid questions at you in the funniest way imaginable.
Though he pursued audio wave editing, nothing could interrupt his natural talent for contours and designs. A cartoon's envy. Our pride.
Works for a group of black hat detectives. Has been photographing and videotaping everything that happens in office. He is Rahul's brother (really!).
Always working and always has a smile on his face. He is friendly, but chooses not to talk much. Makes everyone happy at the end of the month (no points for guessing how)!
Ayan is the quiet one, who works hard and smiles occasionally. Our best guess is that his surroundings are to be blamed for this.
Pallab Is simple, straightforward and humble. He can smell pizza in the remotest corner of the office. Probably picked up the knack from Nilanjan.
Uttam is friendly, jolly and punctual. Talks to you only if you talk to him first. Likes to believe that nobody has landed on the moon till date, and that it was all an elaborate hoax.
Can easily spend the rest of his life with his computer. Always tries to make his goals in life very clear. Often plays cupid, and quite successfully, too!
A doting mom, movie freak and hard core Scoliodentosaurophobic (for the uninitiated: specific fear of lizards). Hates to be idle on weekends and fanatically believes that retail therapy is the best stress buster.
Resourceful and reliable, efficient and effective. Is too polite to manage difficult people.
He once single-handedly nabbed a gun-toting robber and became an overnight celebrity. Hates irresponsible people, fears his Dad and loves to spend quality time with his family.
Aspired to be a soldier and ended up becoming a software developer. Dating extraordinaire - likes to date old or new girlfriends with the same elan and ease. Fears the luck factor and hates rude people.
Considers himself "A guy-next-door". He talks, eats and sleeps less than most, but is trying to make up for those by going out on multiple short trips in the near future.
As a teenager, he wanted to be a movie director or a musician, because he thought they are fun jobs that could help him make lots of money. Spends his weekends oversleeping. This Pizza freak is on a continual quest for perfection as he feels his greatest accomplishments are always ahead of him.
The only non-foodie in our team who can make do with just sweet corn soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While in his teens, he aspired to become a super model (may be the reason why he has food aversion). Holds a championship title from Bengal Martial Arts, so we should probably stop here!
Wanted to become Albus Dumbledore in his teens. This Bengali-food fanatic enjoys watching cricket but when it comes to playing, sticks to Counter Strike. He got over his fear of snakes by scaring one with his untidiness.
Seema achieved the remarkable feat of completing her Chartered Accountancy exams post marriage. She loves Italian food, enjoys good music and would like to see the world one day.
She aspires to win a booker prize someday and the rest of the time when she is not thinking on her book idea, you would probably find her watching a SRK movie. Beware of criticizing SRK movies in front of her as she wouldn't think twice about killing you on that note.
An absolute beach freak – he is always up for random trips to sea beaches though he can't swim and is allergic to sunlight. An absolute foodie who loves meeting new people and exploring new cultures - and by "culture" he generally means "food."
The singer, dancer and prankster… An absolute movie buff with a desire to travel and see the world featured on top of his bucket list. Oh, and did we tell you that he once forgot a script during a stage play? Oops!
Meet Dishank - an athlete, a fitness freak and a jolly good dancer. Put on the music and you will find him right on the floor. But none of his interests are more than his endeavors to impress pretty ladies. He even once fell off from his motorcycle in front of a group of them while trying to stun them.
There's Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple, and then there’s our own Jithesh. Cracking down two cases of theft during his school days earns him the opportunity to join this league of "Black Hat Detectives".
Souvik is another addition to our football fanatic club. He had once captained his college team, leading them to a victory in the inter-college tournament. While not exactly a cynophobe, dogs do haunt him. Might be because of the number of stitches he got from one.
Harbors a wish to travel the length and breadth of the country and paint his ride with the signatures of one habitant from each of the states. By the way, he has another fancy he wishes to be excellent at... wine tasting.
Piyush dreamt to be reckoned amongst the good old names of Munshi Premchand and Krishna Sobti. He had once delved into his culinary skills by preparing a simple cup of tea for his guests and all his folks could conclude is that he may be an author but not a chef!
If you swear by "Har ek friend zaroori hota hai" you will love Kishan. If we say he believes friends can be as good as family, it is an understatement. Families of his friends detest him, though, for some unknown reason! Chooses to talk less but always talk good.
An extreme foodie and a gadget freak, Arnab is all hysteric when it comes to photography. While Arachnophobia is one side of him, the other side claims to have had experienced out-of-body experiences – aka "astral trips".
A gaming addict, Suvradip is fond of DOTA 2, CS 1.6, FIFA, NFS… the list goes on. If asked to describe himself the first thing that comes to his mind is Phasmophobia (fear of ghosts for the uninitiated). We are yet to find out whether he has ever encountered any of them, though.
Believes in never giving up one’s dreams. This Powerpuff Girl has a long list of achievements, which include getting her college friends and faculty to organize and participate in a cultural fest, much against her principal's wishes. Winning carom and chess matches is her habit, by hook and mostly by crook!
Chooses to talk little and only to those he likes. His grave habit of talking little actually once led him to forget his speech when he went up on stage to deliver one! He firmly believes that the best way to control depression is meditation, and has made it a practice.
Has a track record of maintaining the relationship with each and every friend he came across, since childhood. That’s kind of hard to believe but we can't challenge the fact either, given how friendly he is. His biggest nightmare is to wake up one day and find himself jobless.
An all-time foodie, who loves travelling and adventures. Needless saying, he also loves to interact with almost everyone he comes across during his brief expeditions. Enthusiastic, a big picture thinker and your one stop solution, that is Gagan for you.
A volleyball-pro with wanderlust, a devil-may-care attitude and lots of wit to top it all off, Soumya can add life to any random conversation. He has a creative side too, being a devout musician, an aspiring writer and a passionate poet, all rolled into one.
A sports freak, table tennis addict, and football fanatic - Akash is all of that, but prefers to work hard and party harder. He once got into a ladies’ accessory store to buy his friend a gift and was nearly martyred for admiring a “bracelet”, which happened to be an ear loop!
Brave Anik once managed to gate-crash a nuptial celebration, only to get caught at the end. If that was not enough, his neighboring chai-wala once handed him his tea along with a cigarette (a daily ritual) in front of his father! Talk about bad luck!
Ayan is never disheartened by failure and treats them as learning opportunities instead. Loves to read comic books and hone his culinary skills in his spare time. Deeply interested in studying paranormal activities, but deathly afraid of facing a zombie apocalypse someday!
Quest for the source of overabundant energy and a healthy mind has intrigued humans since ages, and Nakshatra discovered his in food, code, and music. He is also an ardent PC gamer, and booting up a new game always keeps his spirits high.
Prerna (whose name means inspiration) often inspires others with her strong work ethic. A friendly, God-fearing soul, this past Rotarion was a carom champ in college. Did we mention she once swallowed an orange seed as a child and feared it would grow into a tree, right inside her tummy?
Lively, energetic, sociable, audacious and probably with a prank or two up his sleeves. Yup, you just described Sumit. An excellent friend to have around, except when you bring ice cream. He'll probably eat a whole block in less than 30 minutes without bothering to share.
An absolute foodie, Anindya confesses that the sight of something that promises to tickle his taste buds makes his other senses numb. He is also a quick learner though, and once secured a runner up position in Table Tennis in college, by learning the game for just about a month.
Krishanu has a habit of getting engaged in a new hobby every other month, and has tried his hand at everything from blogging and cooking to making small toys and scented candles. He has also been a passionate gamer and a voracious reader for the last two decades.
An experimental cook with a funny bone, Souvik is well known for his carefree, down to earth nature. Once stayed awake for 2.5 days at a stretch during his MCA exams! Loves to overcome his fears; in fact, he once went bungee jumping, just to combat his fear of heights!
Bhaskar holds the rank of 1st Dan Black Belt in Kyokushin Kai Kan Karate and was the All India Middle Weight Champion at one point of time. He loves to travel and learn new things. His most embarrassing moment? Falling off his motorcycle in front of a beautiful girl in college!
Fun loving, adventurous and an avid traveler, Debargho is also a highly skilled photographer; so much so that one of his shots was published in National Geographic. Has the habit of consuming 500 grams of chicken and 5 eggs every day. His greatest fear? Being stranded alone with zombies!
From a visiting professor to multiple colleges to a board member in several technology companies, Subrata has worn many hats in his professional life so far. A big-time foodie, he can also wolf down platefuls of biryani for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every single day!
Abhas's interests range from aerospace engineering (which he studied) to programming (Python, to be exact) and cricket. This friendly and cheerful soul is also a foodie and can spend entire weekends simply enjoying delicious dishes and getting plenty of sleep. His greatest fears? Heights and exams!
A lover of nature, numbers and stuffed parathas, Ankur used to dream of becoming an economist while in his teens. He enjoys travelling to nearby regions and exploring them, and can walk endlessly when the mood hits him. His dislikes include people who brag about themselves, and needless socializing.
A technology enthusiast and nature lover rolled into one, Antonio also enjoys meeting new people and has already travelled to five continents. He is a foodie and enjoys just about anything that arrives on a plate. He spends his leisure time traveling to quiet places or scoring goals on his XBox.
A guitar hummer in his spare time, Neil defines himself as a selective ambivert. He is a foodie with a penchant for pork ribs, white sauce pasta, lamb sandwiches/burgers and desserts. His most shocking experience till date was when his superior in his former company mispronounced his name as "Naaptol" (yes, you read that right)!
Shafiq made his parents proud by completing both Engineering and MBA degrees at a young age. He is a motorcycle (read Royal Enfield) enthusiast and counts playing badminton among his favorite spare time activities. He is also a foodie, and surely has a strong constitution, to have survived mess food for a long time.
A foodie with preference for Chinese and North Indian cuisine, Ujjal also loves photography and is enthusiastic about gaming. He spends his weekends sleeping and watching TV. His most embarrassing moment was when he rode his bicycle straight into a roadside food stall, while his eyes were locked on his crush walking some distance away.
A former member of Team FusionCharts, Somatirtha has recently returned to us once more, and we welcome him back warmly. He loves to spend time with his family, friends and colleagues. He's a foodie and enjoys digging into mutton curry, cooked Bengali style. His worst fear? The paranormal.
A fan of sci-fi/fantasy and a self-professed futurist, Nitish is always on the lookout to tell stories in interesting ways. He can spend hours playing foosball, or having an interesting conversation with someone on a topic he finds interesting. He is also a foodie, and loves to dig into aloo paranthas.
A frequent traveller, Siddeshwar can be on the road for 3-4 weeks at a stretch without feeling homesick. He is passionate about watching football, though he admits he can't play it well himself. As a teenager, he wanted to slip behind the controls of a fighter jet. Oh, and did we mention lizards creep him out?
Big time foodie with a special penchant for Hyderabadi Egg Biryani, Vikas also loves to go on solo trips. He quickly makes friends with people who love to share their experiences. Used to be afraid of running water, but got over it by becoming an expert in sea diving during his internship in Egypt.
A bona fide geek when it comes to Harry Potter, DC/Marvel comics and Game of Thrones, Aparajita is also a foodie, who finds it impossible to be friends with someone who dislikes pizza. She also loves to travel and has taken solo trips to Ooty, Kodaikanal, Kanyakumari, Ladakh, and Dalhousie.
A certified Bharatanatyam dancer with knowledge of over 15 other dance styles, Mridul is also into sports (cricket, to be exact). He is also interested in behavioral psychology and describes himself as empathetic. He is also a foodie and has a special weakness for Mexican burrito (the pure veg variety).
A foodie at heart with a penchant for ravioli and sushi, Anwesha is a self-taught cook herself and loves to watch cooking shows. She quickly makes friends with older, smarter people, who do not take themselves too seriously. She remembers getting carded at an A-rated movie when she was 24 as her most embarrassing moment.
Sushrut describes himself as patient, methodical, and curious, adding that in his teenage, his ambition was to become rich someday. He prefers to see the best in people, and not dwell on the negative aspects of their nature. His greatest fear is to fail at anything he's trying to accomplish.
A street food connoisseur and a big time foodie, Jimut nevertheless considers it shocking that in spite of being a Bengalee, he can't stand anything with fish in it. He loves to take electronic gadgets apart and find out how they work. His weekends are usually spent sleeping and hitting the pub with buddies.
Sandeep used to love playing cricket with friends in his locality and still stays in ship shape by running a lot. He is a foodie with a sweet tooth and loves to dig into sweet yogurt at every available opportunity. His greatest accomplishment was enrolling into electronics engineering with 100% scholarship!