I met Raju Bhupati, Raj Neravati and Ashwin Palaparthi first time around 20 years ago, just when AppLabs was in it’s early founding stage. We all had a blast for a decade, building the World’s first and largest Independent Testing Company. We met again yesterday, for a mini reunion at Raju’s farm which is just outside Serilingampally (one hour from Hyderabad), where Raju farms brown rice, cotton, lentils, and several other veggies. Raju’s container style farm pod is pretty chic, trendy, and ultra comfortable as you can see from pics and clips
We started at 6AM from the Hitech city and reached the farm at 7AM. John (farm caretaker) got us the fresh milk from farm cow. Raju made us the fresh coffee for us with this milk in the open air kitchen, and lit the bonfire. Later we took a long walk around his farm, and neighbouring farm. Raj spent over 3 hours (assisted by farm caretaker), whipped us Biryani, Curries, and Rasam all in Telangana style infused with fresh farm ingredients and lots of spices.