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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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NASA and the Zambian Nun


I was thinking of restarting my old blog, so I was thinking what to write. Over the past 3 years, I have not updated this blog much, and my own consumption of news and op-eds have decreased a lot. So … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Grad School


Its been a year since I finished my MS program. I had come to US with the intension of doing a PhD, but a couple of things did not work out for me while in grad school. Here are a few … 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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I have developed an interest in world economics, what must I read to increase my knowledge?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: I would suggest first watch a few basic videos from Khan Academy about economics and Finance – Khan Academy Follow it up with Raghuram Rajan’s book Fault Lines. Amazon.com: Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Indian Education system?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: The problem with our education policy is that there is too much focus on rights and entitlements of students and too little on the freedom and liberty of the teachers and the administration. If the focus … Continue reading

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Khan Academy


I recently found this website, khanacademy.org which is a brilliant initiative by Salman Khan (not the Bollywood actor), an American educator who started this website with a mission of “providing quality education to anyone, anywhere”. He has also been one … Continue reading

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