Tag Archives: Life

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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Charities and Causes


Following are some of the charities and causes I prefer to contribute to. They deal with either education or preserving the environment/wildlife, causes I care about. I try to contribute on the occasion of Yugadi and Deepawali. I am thinking … Continue reading

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Monkey and the Fish


There was once a monkey in a forest, which saw a fish swimming in a pond. It thought the fish was drowning, picked it up, put it on a tree and went around the forest claiming it saved the fish’s … Continue reading

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Elzeard Bouffier and Andrzej Bobiec


★★★★★ Recently I was reading this brilliant story called ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ by Jean Giono. It tells the story of a man who single-handedly regrows a forest in the valley at the foothills of Alps. It is the story … 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 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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Measuring Intelligence


Measuring a person’s capabilities is a thing that we do very often, either to admit him to a school or to employ him. The process starts pretty early, at least in India, with tests being administered to hardly 3 or 4 year … Continue reading

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