L'inutilité,,en,Quand ma mère m'a donné naissance,,en,c'était une sitiuation tactile,,en,J'ai été créé avec une tête anormalement énorme,,en,que je voudrais insister est rempli d'un cerveau de la taille d'une petite planète,,en,Que ce soit à cause de la tête ou pour une autre raison médicale,,en,ma mère a dû subir une césarienne d'urgence,,en,c'était il y a plus d'un demi-siècle dans une station de montagne isolée près de Munnar au Kerala,,en,crise de la quarantaine,,en,l'inutilité,,en

When my mother gave birth to me, it was a touch-and-go sitiuation. I was created with an abnormally huge head, which I would like to insist is filled with a brain the size of a small planet. Whether because of the head or some other medical reason, my mother had to undergo an emergency c-section. Remember, this was more than half a century ago in a remote hill station near Munnar in Kerala.
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Childhood Friend

When I was a child, I had a friend in the neighborhood. A smart (and slightly nerdy) kid, not unlike myself. We used to hang out, play badminton and do physics experiments. By the time we were teenagers, we kind of drifted apart, as our paths diverged. Plus tard, I went the IIT-USA, global-citizen-route and ended up in Singapore. He, of more modest ambitions, stayed back at home, and got a job roughly similar to what my father used to do. I kept hearing of him, although I never really ran into him. He got married, probably had a couple of kids, and everything must have been going smoothly, even a bit dully. But a couple of years ago he suddenly died of leukemia.

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American School Shooting

Another day, another American school shooting. The predictable aftermath will be “thoughts and prayers” (although people use different words now because of the current climate of skepticism), another pointless debate over gun laws, and a few “never agains” and “never forgets”. Instead of those exercises in futility, I thought I would write about some other curious aspects of America’s deadly romance with guns.

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When Your Child is as Big as You

My mom used to say that when your child is as big as you, you have to treat them with respect. What she actually said was that you had to address them using a respectful form of “tu,” which doesn’t make any sense in English, but may work in Hindi or French. It worked poetically well in Malayalam. I was reminded of this maternal pearl of wisdom recently when I was watching a movie with my son.

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contradictions,,en,La vie est pleine de contradictions,,en,Je participe à une retraite de recherche sur les pratiques de pleine conscience et contemplatives à la belle,,en,Institut Garrison,,en,J'apprends beaucoup de choses intéressantes,,en,et rencontrer beaucoup de,,en,comme d'esprit et d'excellentes personnes,,en,le genre de personnes avec qui je pouvais avoir une conversation profonde sur la nature irréelle de la réalité,,en,contrairement à la plupart des gens d'autres horizons de la vie serait poliment et avec tact s'excuser quand je suis un peu irréel,,en,Une expérience pédagogique,,en,Je viens de terminer mon premier mandat en tant que professeur à l'Université de gestion de Singapour,,en,J'ai enseigné un cours de premier cycle appelé ordinateur comme un outil d'analyse,,en,qui est sur la modélisation des entreprises et aide à la décision axée sur les données,,en,J'avais sur,,en,élèves,,en,en trois sections de trois heures de cours par semaine chacun,,en

Life is full of contradictions.

I am attending a research retreat on mindfulness and contemplative practices at the beautiful Garrison Institute. I am learning a lot of interesting things, and meeting a lot of like-minded and excellent people – the kind of people with whom I could have deep conversation about the unreal nature of reality, unlike most people from other walks of life would politely and tactfully excuse themselves when I get a bit unreal.

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An Instructional Experience

I just finished my first term as a professor at Singapore Management University. I taught an undergraduate course called Computer as an Analysis Tool, which is on business modelling and data-driven decision support. I had about 130 students, in three sections of three classroom hours each per week. Je dois dire que tout cela était une expérience très enrichissante,,en,les raisons de cette déclaration seront exposées sur,,en,théorisé et émis l'hypothèse,,en,c'est Blog Unreal,,en. Bien sûr, the reasons behind this statement will be expounded on, theorized and hypothesized – this is Unreal Blog, après tout.

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Twilight Years

At some point in our life, we come to accept the fact we are closer to death than life. What lies ahead is definitely less significant than what is left behind. These are the twilight years, and I have come to accept them. With darkness descending over the horizons, and the long shadows of misspent years and evaded human conditions slithering all around me, I peer into the void, into an eternity of silence and dreamlessness. Il est almost time.

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Sunset Career

L'enseignement est une vocation noble et enrichissante. As my sunset career, I have accepted a faculty position at Singapore Management University, l'enseignement de l'analyse des données et la modélisation d'entreprise à l'École des systèmes d'information. Ces sujets sont assis bien avec mon entrepreneurial ventures from earlier this year on data analytics and process automation, qui ont tous été une partie de ma sortie de la retraite.

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