Interview with Microsoft MVP (C#) - Ashish Khandelwal

 Interview with Microsoft MVP posted on: 5/29/2011 10:48:51 AM | Views: 33654

Interview with Mr. Ashish Khandelwal by Mr. Shivprasad Koirala.
Describe about yourself

Ashish: Hi, this is Ashish Khandelwal, I am from Pune (India). I am currently full time employee of one of the known software development company as an Associate Architect. I got Microsoft MVP Award in 2010 (C#). I do believe in knowledge sharing and therefore I actively participate on MSDN forms as well as run my blog (  

You can find me on my blog or my twitter: @AK_indian or write me @:

How did you get MVP award and which trade?

Ashish: In my 10+ years of experience I have worked on various different technologies and experienced different technical problems. I keep sharing all these experiences on my blog and try to help people in various forums by answering their queries. Based on my Technical expertise and contribution to the communities, Microsoft awarded me "Most Valuable Professional" Award on October 2010 in C#.

Any inspirational moment you would like to share with developers?

Ashish: I would say, ‘Microsoft Most Valuable Professional’ award. Let me share one incidence here, near about 8 months back when I replied to one of the questions on MSDN form, after some time I revisited the same thread I found a comment addressing the questioner “You got a reply from MVP, haven’t the issue is not yet resolved?”. That comment changed lot within me – I knew MVP award is lot – but now I realized the responsibilities of become MVP. Getting MVP might be easy but fulfilling expectation is hard and that’s the challenge.

Whats your advise for todays  software professional ?

Ashish: Be active on communities online or offline. If you want to see yourself special in the crowd, you have to give something more than others. Give 2-3 hours daily to learn more about technology. And always remember – the more you share your knowledge the more you will learn.

How do you manage personal and professional life?

Ashish: Truly, it’s hard but you have to manage. I would say it is all about time management. Everybody has a vision but don’t have time. Therefore, you have to manage your time and that I try to do.

Who is your favorite MVP ?

Ashish: For me all are special, everybody is inspirational. They all have qualities and skills; I still have to learn lot from them.

Where do you see yourself after 5 years?

Ashish: Become inspirational to others J - kidding – but this is true because if you wants to become inspirational to other, you must have quality skills and that I want – I want to see myself more and more technical.

Your 1 big regret in life.

Ashish: Nothing specific, till the day by hard work, support from community, family and god everything is going well!

Your 1 big great decision?

Ashish: My blog I found this is a great channel to communicate with other experts and learn from their view.

Which technology do you like most?

Ashish: Nowadays, WCF, MEF, AppFabric Caching (Velocity). It keep changing J. 

Thank you Ashish for your time. Good Luck ! team and  Questpond team (well known for .NET Interview questions)

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Comments or Responses

Posted by: SheoNarayan on: 5/29/2011 | Points: 10
The advise to software professional is very true, " ... Give 2-3 hours daily to learn more about technology".

This is very important.

Good luck Ashish!
Posted by: Questpond on: 6/2/2011 | Points: 10
I agree to what Ashish says just 2 or 3 hours daily and you are all set. My interaction with Ashish has been great. Most MVP you meet have a technical bend. But a technical and a business bend is what takes a person to next level. Thats the speciality of aashish. Great person to interact with.

FYI :- When i met him i thought he is suprotim....AWWW how stupid i was...
Posted by: Mightier on: 6/10/2013 | Points: 10
yes ... 2-3 hours daily nice.

Posted by: Indraneel10 on: 10/22/2013 | Points: 10
Posted by: Shreedar on: 8/17/2015 | Points: 10
Ashish... Congratulations on great achievement..
Posted by: Premkumar8112 on: 12/30/2016 | Points: 10
Everybody has a vision but don’t have time. Therefore, you have to manage your time and that I try to do.

Great Line :)

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