The full name is T.A. Abinandanan.
Some history: I started Nanopolitan in December 2004. I have also been contributing to other blogs -- some of which are no longer active or even available online; see the list below.
My Day Job: I am a professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. My website on our Department's server is here. [Update: Here are my profiles at Google Scholar, and Researcher ID].
Disclaimer: This is my personal blog. What you find here are my personal views which should not be confused with those of my employer, co-workers, and associates.
Contact: abinandanan [at] gmail [dot] com
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And here's a list of places where you can find some of my old stuff (except for Item 2):
nanopolitan 2.0: Something that I started with what appeared to be a good plan at that time. I did keep at it for a while before abandoning it.
How the Other Half Lives: This group blog is defunct, and its contents have vaporized into the ether!
Materialia Indica: A community blog that has moved to a social networking site. If you are a materials scientist or engineer in India (or, with an interest in India), you ought to become a member at the new site!
My picks at DesiPundit: In its earlier avatar, DP had contributors who would link to noteworthy stuff in the Desi blogosphere. I was one of those contributors. DP follows a different model now. [Update [16 June 2010]: DP went offline today.]