TL;DR – This year Swati and I moved to Amsterdam in our own house and both of us got into new, better jobs – and so did some of my close friends. We kept safe and got vaccinated. I wrote a career guidebook to help young adults in my family, and both the startups we… Continue reading Newsletter 2021 – the Year of Progress
Well this was 2020 It is indeed the mark of privilege that I can write this in the comfort of my home, near my family, while having a job, and a job I like doing. I can even say that 2020 was a happy year for me, happier than 2018 or 2019 – with more… Continue reading Newsletter 2020 – Calm in the Storm
So, I have now spent more than 500 days in the Netherlands, and maybe it’s time for some updates, some reflections, some new ideas and many old ones. There is a mouthful here, so I added some pictures, and tweets. Here goes. A New Mantra I am revamping some core components of my belief system… Continue reading 500 days !
As we grow apart in our work & personal lives it becomes harder to keep up. Every year, I send out a newsletter to friends to share updates on what I am doing and thinking. This year’s edition: 2016 – The year of mixed feelings Hope this year takes you to your happy place. P.S. Here are… Continue reading Newsletters
Game 1 There is a box of marbles. You know, marbles like this. If 1000 such marbles are in a jar, 998 of them white, and 2 of them red. Now you dip your hand into these smooth marbles and take out one. What are the chances that it is red? Yes, 2/1000, or 0.2%. Fair game.… Continue reading A probability mistake
Human brains are miraculous machines for pattern matching. I read quite a few books and many times I find thinking the same things as the author – esp if the author is a big intellectual authority. As a younger man (23), I found a lot of things in common with Vivekananda. Now, I feel a sense… Continue reading A fault in my thinking
So yes, I have crossed the 300 days mark in the Dutch Land. A lot has happened, because stuff keeps happening, you know. But rather than a review, here are some observations/insights in general which have been on my mind (and WhatsApp, and Twitter !) * Create products and stories. Destroy concepts and ideologies. *Rationality… Continue reading Nuggets Reborn
So, I have crossed the 200 days mark in the Netherlands. Reflections are in order. So, far last 2 months or so, my wife Swati has been here and it has been a great time with a lot of trips and socialization and richly flavored food. Some key experiences before the internship started: Collage-making workshop. Probably the… Continue reading 200 days !
100 days completed here at Delft. Some reflections are in order. How are things? Things are good. Better than before. Academics – Am scoring near or exactly the top of class in individual assignments, and fairly well in group work – overall efficient. In initial days, there were some fears of academic overload, but they are… Continue reading Delft Diaries – Day 100
Finally the rubber hits the road. Groups have been allotted and work has been divided. And it’s fun cool nice. Mood swings are lower now, and I am surprised how much that depends on the weather. When the sun is out, it’s impossible not to feel good about the day, about life, about everything. And when… Continue reading Delft Diaries – 5