About Me

My name is Manish Jain and was born in Pune, India then moved to the US when I was 4 months old. I’ve lived all over the US – Buffalo Grove, IL; Washington, IN; Scottsdale, AZ; Foster City, CA; Washington, DC and Redondo Beach, California. Currently, I reside in Bombay.

On the work front, I have many years of experience in the technology sector and in the halcyon days of the dot com bubble, I co-founded shaadi.com (read the origin story). Since October 2005, I’ve been in Bombay to focus on technology driven ventures which included an algo trading fund (click for more info) and currently MProfit a desktop portfolio management software. In addition, I’m an advisor to several startups and love interacting with entreprenuers.

If you would like to get in touch with me, email me at mrjain (at) gmail (dot) com.


About the name?

celestri.org was chosen because I wanted something that was unique and evoked the thought of the sky, which is something I don’t get to see very often in smoggy Los Angeles Bombay.


About this site

April 19, 2011
Version 6.0 – updated the theme to Notepad.

December 28, 2008
Version 5.0 was launched with WordPress v2.7 using the Mandigo theme. Started to use a new commenting engine from IntenseDebate. Archived image.

December 26, 2006
Version 4.0 was launched using WordPress v2.1.x. Click for more technical details. Archived image.

May 15, 2005
Version 3.0 was launched. Finally decided to ditch the static web pages and go for a more dynamic platform, then i noticed a free blogging software that iPowerWeb offered called b2. Around the time I was about to implement b2, I stumbled upon WordPress and started using it instead. Archived image

June 15, 2004
Version 2.0 was launched. After moving the sites between several web hosters I decided to use iPowerWeb, at this point the website was still manually created using FrontPage/Dreamweaver. Archived image

Version 1.0 was launched. I originally hosted the website at shaadi.com from 1996-1999 then switched it to homepage.com, a casualty of the tech bubble. I used Microsoft’s FrontPage to create the site. Archived image