This past week, several people were talking about a woman’s choice, prompted by this video by Vogue India. But the power of the choices which we have in our control is immense. Far more than what we are taught and what we often imagine. Continue reading The power of choice
The thought of two roads diverging in a lonely wood enters the realm of the profound. This is because of the metaphorical significance of these lines; the couplet by Robert Frost is loaded with deep meaning. For the longest time, … Continue reading When two roads diverge in a lonely wood.
R. Mashelkar, in a recent convocation address, points out that the need of the hour is for students to work on problems which focus on creating affordable technology, and in this manner making the lives of millions of people better. I think we should all be dreaming big and not confining ourselves to external expectations. Continue reading Affordable engineering – Not the best advice
As the General Elections in India concluded, I was truly humbled when I realized what it meant for a nation to call itself a democracy. Continue reading Humbled by a democracy
How does one start doing something original? I think that in order to do something original, one needs to acknowledge that everything you know can be wrong. Continue reading Learning to unlearn
The field of science and mathematics is filled with our acknowledgement of certain people, who we believe made groundbreaking contributions. But do we forget the contributions other people have made for centuries? Continue reading The Value of Incremental Progress
A year after starting my PhD, I talk about some aspects of the scientific profession. Continue reading Scientific Elitism and Intellectual Snobbery
The idea of delayed gratification has been around for a long time. It is one of the messages high school teachers profess in order to ensure that their students follow the ‘right’ path. Through the course of this essay, I … Continue reading Delayed Gratification
The Aam Aadmi party is capturing the votes and imaginations of countless Indians who want to see themselves in a better place. But who is the Aam Aadmi or the Common Man? Continue reading Who is the ‘Aam Aadmi’ ?
My tribute to the cricketing legend – Sachin Tendulkar. Continue reading What Sachin Tendulkar gave to the World