Manu Joseph Columns in Mint

There are very few Indian columnists who write through-provoking, stimulating columns and write well (as in, with a literary flair). Manu Joseph would rank among the top in that list. I first discovered Manu Joseph through his interviews on Youtube. Here are few of them which you might enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a06Pv7YokA&t=1642s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP-A6FW9qOw&t=1950s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-8zDOrFxKw I then started... Continue Reading →

Talks by Ganesh Devy

I had read one Marathi book by Ganesh Devy (त्रिज्या) and was familiar with his work on the Indian languages. But I didn't know that he was so prolific and well articulated until I watched his two interviews in Algebra. Do watch both these interviews if you are interested in languages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnrAgNqpK8Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qgQpyqo2P8 What's also... Continue Reading →

CV, Resume and JD

Today I read an interesting post on Linkedin on the difference between CV and Resume. Here is the post: Let's get basics cleared firstCurriculum Vitae = CVCV is a detailed document. Could run into 4 pages to even 10 depending on how complex is the nature of your work.Resume' is a short version of CV.... Continue Reading →

Six Degrees Of Separation

Have you heard of the concept or theory of "Six Degrees of Separation" (SDS)? Those who know about the network effect might have heard about SDS or would grasp it quickly. The six degrees of separation theory states that any inhabitant of the Earth could meet anyone in the world with a maximum of six or... Continue Reading →

Short Story: The Egg by Andy Weir

Maybe you have read this before…but always worth a re-read: The Egg - By Andy Weir————— You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you,... Continue Reading →

Why Is India Poor?

I stumbled upon this wonderful session by Manish Sabharwal at Manthan forum titled "Why is India poor?". I follow Manthan forum and really liked the diverse and thought provoking sessions and topics they choose. This one caught my attention because of the title/subject. And I immensely enjoyed it! Highly recommended! Manish talks breathlessly in first... Continue Reading →

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