to my Web site. I am Anura Gurugé
but you can just call me 'Anu'
(as did my mother).
This site portrays my professional activities and
academic interests. On the professional front my
professional writer for hire
(for corporate collateral, ghost writing,
white papers etc.).
authoring and publishing
on a variety of disparate topics.
blogging on a variety of subjects including:
life in New Hampshire
[I have in excess of 25 blogs, though many are as yet
Big IBM systems
(in which I have dabbled in since 1974)
was my abiding love when it comes to IT. Consequently I
did a lot of work on large data
center issues. Given
my legacy as “Mr. SNA,” I can’t really get away
center related topics.
In July 2008, my academic interests
(a.k.a. 'my hobbies')
got a bit more prominence with the publication of my
first non-IT book:
"Popes and the
Tale of Their Names."
[Read review by Catholic News
My second book related to the papacy, "The
Next Pope," a definitive handbook for the
next papal election was published in February 2010.
An expanded and revised edition appeared in September
That I was very interested in Church history and
Cathedrals was never
a secret -- particularly on this
Web site. After five dense books on
technology, that I
would write my sixth on papal history is somewhat of
departure from the norm.
But it was exciting. It was a rare opportunity
to do some original research. In my mid-50s I have to
concede that I am, per family tradition, a workaholic.
So if there is a lull in IT work, as is increasingly the
case, I have to keep myself occupied with something ...
and that has become papal history. I now have a few
papal history related blogs
Some of my other current interests include: dwarf
planets, time (yes, time), calendars, stand-up paddle
For more details of my
background and activities please go to the
'Biography' page on this Web site.
You can contact me at:
[New Hampshire, U.S.A.]
Here are the seventeen (17) books I have written to-date. I
edited a few more and you can find those on
Google Books etc.
You can get details on these books and even order them
directly from the
Amazon "box" below. Go to
page on this Web for some of my other publications.