Education / Training
School and University in India, Master of Arts in History (1980). Three German courses at Goethe Institut in India (1980-81).
Nostrification of master’s degree; awarded a Master’s degree from the University of Vienna on 23 January 1991.In India: Lecturer for history at various colleges in India (1980-81)
Free-lance journalist for music and other subjects of general interest.
In Austria: Language correspondent at Jenbacher Werke in the Tyrol. Advertising assistant in a company in Vienna.
Chief secretary of the Chairman (Professor Herbert Pokieser) in the University Clinic of Radiology, General Hospital of Vienna, for seven years.
Since January 1995: Self-employed translator for medical experts, pharmaceutical companies and scientists. Occasionally worked as a teacher, lecturer and interpreter (the latter activity involved the languages English, German and Hindi).
A thorough knowledge of Hindi (national language of India), which comes in handy when doctors have to communicate with Indian patients (interpretation on the telephone or in person).
Working knowledge of Tamil (a South Indian language)