- Till about your 5th sem, focus on learning and getting good at your subjects.
- Work well on core subjects, read from standard books and courses of OCW/edX when available.
- Try things practically and think about why it works like this. If you can do it in your college labs, good enough, otherwise use simulations in MATLAB/Python.
- Also, solve problems from standard books. It will be good if you can solve the problems in one standard book for each subject by end of your 6th sem.
- Try to get a research internship at a reputed research institution after 6th sem. If you can get a peer reviewed publication (not paid journal), it is good, but don’t waste too much time for that.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
The event that brought me to this conclusion was that on a trip to Dubai desert safari, at evening it was very cold, yet I had a cold drink and it didn’t hurt my health. On the other hand, having a cold drink on a cold night in India made me sick. So what was the difference? My dinner that night on Dubai was mostly chicken, in India it was veg. The heat generated by eating meat keeps you fit in cold conditions. Pondering on this I realized some points. Pls. note that following are the conventional trends. I do not imply that everyone of these communities follows these today.
a) Desert region used to be really cold at night and the heat generated by eating meat helps survival
b) There was scarce vegetation and hence no many vegetarian options.
c) In desert day, normal meat would quickly go bad due to heat. Halaal involves draining all blood from the meat which increases the shelf life of the food.
a) Punjab is a cold region and eating meat helps. Similar for alcohol consumption.
b) Punjabis are known for being hard workers and for that physical output, non veg helps in building physical strength.
Now here, some vegetarians tend to think of eating non-veg as being impure from a religious point of view and hence brahmins being pure vegetarians. This doesn’t make any sense. God made everything in the world, how is anything pure or impure in his eyes? Also, god made us omnivores, and also gave us the survival instincts which made us most powerful beings. So the evident reason why brahmins actually did not eat non veg food, in my opinion, should be:
a) Conventionally, brahmin dharma was to engage in worship, teaching and research. All of these activities are such that not much physical activity is involved. In such a case, digestion of meat is difficult. This brings obesity and a lot of problems.
b) Since a lot of intellectual work was needed, simple satvik food with high vitamin concentration helped.
On the other hand, kshatriyas were warriors and needed to be physical strong and active. The high proteins in meat helped them build physical strength and it was also not difficult to digest because of their regular physical training.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
We have learned in our school, that in our flag, Saffron stands for Patriotism, White for Peace & Truth, Green for Greenery.
However, when I understood the meaning of a song from movie "Chak de! India", called "Maula mere le le meri jaan", it had a slightly different interpretation. The lyrics say:
"Teeja tera rang tha main to, jiya tere dhang se main to
Tu hi tha maula, tu hi aan"
Here it is refers to the third color of flag, Green. Since Green is also a color of Islam, and Shahrukh Khan played a Muslim called Kabir Khan, he is saying here to India, that I am third color of yours, I consider you god!
When I thought more upon this, I found a great hidden message in our flag. Saffron is for Hindus, and is first color. Green is for Islam, and is third color, and in between there is white, which stands for peace.The Chakra of course stands for progress.
So the hidden message is that
"Saffron (Hindus) and Green (Muslims) should live with White (Peace) and work like the Chakra (for progress) of 24 spokes (24 hours, time)!!"I wish we realize this noble message in reality!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, December 25, 2010
This post is for all Facebook users.
Well, using a new feature, we can copy all info on our facebook accounts with a single click. So that makes it even more important to protect our facebook accounts from being hacked.
Here are some guidelines for basic protection:
1) Don't put sensitive info on FB and don't put your own pics as profile pic.
2) Use a good password, long & with combination of numbers, special characters and alphabets.
3) DO NOT add people whom you do not know...
4) Take care that you download stuff from trusted websites only or you might fall pray to keyloggers which track keyboard activity.
5) Use a good anti-virus, anti spam ware and if possible, anti-keylogger.
6) Prefer broadband over wireless connections.
And most obvious, as well as most important… DO NOT SHARE
Merry Christmas! :-)