Pretty straight forward with this title here. Is there such a thing called academic fatigue? This is a phenomenon (not really but just realised from personal experience that there could exist such a thing) where someone in academia realises that he/she has done so much of learning/school (successful/unsuccessful) that he/she cannot take any more academic […]
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23 Warning: a lot of I’s and my’s Every person’s life is, in a way, a journey of self discovery. It is a process where one learns a lot about his/her mind, body and soul. I started my PhD a year ago and […]
Today I complete 2 continuous years of being in France as a researcher/student. I first came to France in 2015 to do a semester in the University of Strasbourg as a master student. In 2016 I came back to the same city to do my master thesis. Later I started my PhD in 2017 with […]
This post is from an old draft. Last year this time was the most crucial time of my academic career. I had started my master thesis and had to write a huge program to analyze one of my systems that I had prepared. This led to incessant shuffling between lab and home with no time […]
Yes, so after two consecutive years in Europe, I went back to my hometown to spend some time with my parents. I did not meet my sister this time though. Maybe next time we’ll time our visits and be home together. I also wanted to get involved with the community there, maybe talk to people […]
March 11 2017: I’m thinking of asking my supervisor to let me do a PhD under his supervision. I’ve already had some sort of discussion with my group head regarding this and there’s already a PhD position available with him and Dr Semenov as supervisors. The topic is also interesting, but the only reason I’ve […]
I wonder how people would treat me (in Europe) if I decided to walk into a church. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get a lot of confused stares. Brown guy (who in all probabilities should be a Hindu/Muslim) inside a church? Not weird. Because Christianity is very common in India. Yes, most of them […]
Why I will learn French in Strasbourg!
So it’s been quite a journey here in Germany. And it’s getting close to one year from when I actually set off from my small village in India. Last year this time I was at my friend Anaghas apartment in Bangalore, constantly travelling back and forth between the embassy and her place to get my […]
Many people have played a role in getting me here (I am in Germany right now, btw). And when I think of everything everyone has done for me, I feel I haven’t given enough in return. Phm.