Thoughts on “The Upside of Being A Late Bloomer”

I recently came across this interesting and thought provoking article titled "The Art of Blooming Late" which appeared in the May-June 2019 issue of Harvard Business Review. Nassim Nicolas Taleb once dismissed HBR and similar publications as "Soft porn for intellectuals"! He is usually dismissive of such publications and "research materials" which use circular citation... Continue Reading →

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A Case Study On Dismal State Of Education System In India

One of my keen interests is Education/Teaching/Learning. I have been associated with formal/informal learning as a student and faculty all my life, and have seen the education system in India, the UK and US (to some extent) very closely. I feel outraged at the dismal state of Indian education system. It is a more serious... Continue Reading →

Is Reading Overrated?

I love reading. I love books! I love serious reading as well as leisurely reading. And yet this thought "Is reading overrated?" has crossed my mind often in last few years. Let me tell why. I am currently reading a book which is filled with quotations of many great people. I am struggling to like... Continue Reading →

Reading Resumes…

I have been behind my reading list since last 3-4 months. Couldn't read anything in last 2 months. Thankfully I am resuming reading starting today! Here is the first one I have prioritized. I have heard a lot of good reviews of this book and bought this rather expensive book (Rs 1600) last week. Hope... Continue Reading →

Remembering Riemann

Bernhard Riemann was a great German mathematician who died in 1866 at the age of 39. You can read more about him here Riemann as a Ph D student Here is a list of things named after him. • Riemann bilinear relations • Riemann conditions • Riemann form • Riemann function • Riemann–Hurwitz formula •... Continue Reading →

Nassim Nicolas Taleb Is A Genius…

Among the modern thinkers I admire and follow often are Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett, Yuval Noah Harari, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hichens, and Nassim Nicolas Taleb. By follow, I don't mean I worship them or agree with everything they have to offer. But they definitely stimulate thinking... Nassim Nicolas Taleb is the least articulate (along with... Continue Reading →

What Kind of Creative Person You Are?

Personality tests and Psychometric tests are fun. They are as reliable as weather forecasts, or analyst expectations of business/stock performance. I have written many such tests and have realized the pattern, the utility and futility of all tests. Look at this test put up by Adobe - the software maker for Digital creativity. This test... Continue Reading →

Jamais Vu

I had heard about Deja Vu. I had also heard a funny line on Deja Vu and Amnesia. It said: "I am having a mixed feeling of Deja Vu and Amnesia. I think I have forgotten this before..." But I didn't know that there was a word opposite to Deja Vu. It is Jamais Vu... Continue Reading →

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