Category Archives: Personal

Heading in to the unknown

This week I had the opportunity to speak to students of Class IX at the Rasbihari International School in Nashik, thanks to an invitation from Mrs. Suchitra Sarda. I was pleasantly surprised to see a class of 80 students sitting quietly … Continue reading

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What difference do I make?

The poorest half of the world produces 7% of global carbon emissions. The richest 7% produces half the carbon emissions. – The Economist An article in the Economist that argued that attempts at curbing population growth isn’t an answer to … Continue reading

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Improving productivity by finding the rate-determining step

The other day a lab-mate who started his PhD work with me made a neat observation. He said: I find myself quite pleased to see how efficient I’ve become in the lab. While teaching the new student who started last … Continue reading

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Indian Family: a weird social contract

We are born into a family. We don’t have a choice. We’ll remain associated with it till our dying day whether we like it or not. We can either accept the quirks of its members and enjoy them or fight … Continue reading

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