Category Archives: Quora

What one sentence can change the world if every human being would live by it?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: “There is no free lunch”. Nothing is free of cost. What one sentence can change the world if every human being would live by it?

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I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other advisor is just plain nicer. Who should I p…


Question on @Quora: I’m choosing between two PhD advisors. One of the projects is more interesting, but the other a… A is better funded and more reputable. I’m more attracted to A’s research. But A is a boss, not a … Continue reading

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What is the difference between an M.Tech from an IIT and an M.S. from a top 50 US university for computer science?


This post was good and relevant to a few things I have to say about the Indian education system, so I thought I would cross post it onto my blog(it has been slightly edited to reflect my views) – This short … Continue reading

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What are some good exercises in decision making?


Playing a sport. Even better if it happens from a younger age. View Answer on Quora

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Why should someone blog?


It helps in clearing and organizing your own thoughts better, this was the main reason I wrote. Writing also helps you think better. Usually writing about a specific field involves a greater commitment to that particular field, so you end … Continue reading

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How appropriate is it to have caste or religion based residential complexes?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: There are two questions in this question. One if this is discrimination? Yes it is discrimination. Two, is it inappropriate? No, it is not inappropriate. IMO seeking to stay amongst people with whom you share your … Continue reading

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Which is the deepest animated cartoon ever and why?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: Kung Fu Panda – Almost everything Master Uguay says is pretty deep. Some of his dialogues – One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it. Your mind is like this water … Continue reading

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Reviews of: Chanakya’s Chant


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★☆☆ Ashwin Sanghi tries his hand at a political thriller. He narrates two stories parallely in alternate chapters, one of the historical Chanakya and how he aided Chandragupta to become the emperor of Bharat and the … Continue reading

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Reviews of: India After Gandhi (book)


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★☆☆ A good compilation of post independence Indian history by Ramachandra Guha. It also gives a good perspective to understand present day India. The book is rich in detail and the writing style of Guha is … Continue reading

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Reviews of: Clash of Civilizations


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★★★ A brilliant book by Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist from Harvard, on the geopolitics of the coming century. We have had many books in favour of the concept of the world becoming a global … Continue reading

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