Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Some tips on Oral presentations

After observing a few oral presentations by notable professors, I thought there are atleast two important aspects which display one's authority or profoundness in that partcular field:

1. Relate your current work (the small step you have taken) to the overall picture/broader objective of yours.

2. Acknowledge the importance of the other parts of the big picture that you probably haven't done. (This also shows that you know about it...and that you are humble! :-) )
Research - Some reflections

It is our innate desire to take control of our surroundings and the eagerness to display our prowess in doing so, that has lead to us to ask the 'why','what' and 'how' of things. This is interesting, challenging and exciting....- 'the fun of science'!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I don't remember why and under what circumstances I wrote my previous blog on Ageing...but today, I read the same in the book : "The Alchemist"!

Here is the paragraph from the book: " Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realise their Personal Legend."

Isn't this pretty much the same I had tried to convey earlier in my blog?! But ofcourse, this is very well-written. :-)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Ageing - I believe everyone will agree to me if one defines ageing as a "A transition from idealistic thinking to pragmatic thinking". As time rolls by, we learn a lot about the people around us, the working of the world, and identify ourselves as part of the huge world.

As children, we aspired to become something and believed that one and only 'I' am eligible for that and one and only 'I' can make it happen. All wonders would be within our hands of reach. But as we start interacting with the world, we understand that the world is not the ideal place we thought of, that the wonders are not at hands' reach. Will this understanding be a linear increase with time? If so, then here is the recipe for being young: Think ideally!