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Are we diluting something meaningful?

Are we diluting something meaningful?

Growing up in remote towns without access to packaged milk, one chore I truly hated was having to trek to the milkman’s house daily, just to fetch milk. Now, it is not that milkmen wouldn’t deliver...

Who is a genius?

Who is a genius?

In the first semester at IIT Kanpur, I noticed this guy whose class notes would just be half a page of tiny scrawl, scribbled with a ball-point refill.  In the hostel, he would usually be playing...

2 AM Warriors

2 AM Warriors

In IIT hostels, most of us were 2 am warriors. We would be routinely awake till 2 or 3 am, and the canteen would be crowded after midnight. That may sound heroic, but hear out the rest of the story...

The 6 Most Effective Learning Techniques

The 6 Most Effective Learning Techniques

“Some people are just naturally brilliant.” “That person has a photographic memory.”  As a society, we place a huge emphasis on ‘natural gifts’ and talents. Why is that?  Maybe because somewhere...

How to make your career indestructible

In any weapon training, when you learn to shoot, you need to align three points - the back of the rifle barrel ('backsight'), the front tip of the rifle ('foresight'), and the target’s center. Seems...

Focus

In 1994-95, during my final year placements at IITK, a computer networking company called Hughes Software Systems visited the campus. Those days, networking was all the rage. Though not keen on a...

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