An open letter to IIT undergraduates

Your IITian-ness, You may or may not be conscious of it, but your appetite for comparison and self-congratulation if not narcissism is colossal. I understand that success in competitive examinations boosts one's confidence and increases one's pride in one's abilities. If such a pride drives you to hone your intellectual abilities, technical capabilities and professional … Continue reading An open letter to IIT undergraduates

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Self-reliance of intellectuals

After completing my post-graduation from IIT Bombay and before joining my new job in Noida, I was at home when my mother asked me about my classmates: where are they and what are they doing. I told her that I know few of them and  most of them are in 'videsh' (read Europe or US) … Continue reading Self-reliance of intellectuals