Ten Things that I learned from “Surely, You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”

  (Image Source: Amazon) I read this book. It is a “book-of-the-month” in my book club.  First I wonder, why haven’t I read this book before! I was aware of the book and have even seen it multiple times when someone was reading it. As of this writing, the book is rated 4.25, with 171,849… Continue reading Ten Things that I learned from “Surely, You’re Joking Mr. Feynman”

How to Write a Lot !

5 minute read – Book Review of “How to Write a Lot” [Image Source : https://www.amazon.in/How-Write-Lot-Practical-Productive-ebook/dp/B001Y35G60 ] In general writing productivity and particular academic productivity boils down to simply how much one can write & publish. The book “Write a Lot” by Paul Silvia addresses this issue and gives practical solutions. Book is prescriptive and is a… Continue reading How to Write a Lot !

On being a teacher …

I attended  Gurucharan Das’s  “India grows at night” book release function by BDB Book club. I liked his style and picked up his “Difficulty of being good” for reading. It is lucid and brilliantly written book. It uses Mahabharat – its characters, and the various dilemma they face in dealing with the ethical questions. Most… Continue reading On being a teacher …

Unanticipated Consequence of Productivity tools !

PCMag has interesting article on productivity.  Opening of the article has interesting comment. Has anyone noticed that the computer revolution has turned its focus from improving productivity to wasting time on trivia? Isn’t it what is termed as unanticipated consequences ? . For instance : Email’s were suppose to save our time. It consumes so… Continue reading Unanticipated Consequence of Productivity tools !

How to decide whether the job is great ?

I wanted to enter academics, and that is the reason I applied for research program at XLRI. The interview committee tried to probe, why I want to switch to teaching community from a comparatively high-income career. I think my answers convinced them. But the question still keeps lingering in my mind. And often, I hit… Continue reading How to decide whether the job is great ?