Pointlessness

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. Запомнить, 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. Позже, 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 “Вы,” 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

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

Я только что закончил свой первый срок в качестве профессора в Университете управления Сингапура,,en,Я преподавал студенческий курс под названием Computer в качестве инструмента анализа,,en,который находится на бизнес-моделировании и поддержку принятия решений управляемых данных,,en,У меня было около,,en,в трех секциях три классных часов каждый в неделю,,en,Я должен сказать, что все это было очень полезный опыт,,en,причины этого заявления будут изложены на,,en,теоретизировал и выдвинул гипотезу,,en,это Unreal Блог,,en. 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 студенты, in three sections of three classroom hours each per week. I have to say the whole thing was a very enriching experience. Конечно, the reasons behind this statement will be expounded on, theorized and hypothesized – this is Unreal Blog, ведь.

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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. Это almost time.

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Sunset Career

Обучение является благородным и полезным призванием. As my sunset career, I have accepted a faculty position at Singapore Management University, преподавания анализа данных и бизнес-моделирование в Школе информационных систем. Эти темы хорошо сидеть с моим entrepreneurial ventures from earlier this year on data analytics and process automation, , которые все были частью моего прихода из отставки.

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Дональд Трамп – Голосовать такелаж

I am a conspiracy theory nut. Итак, позвольте мне предложить теорию заговора, чтобы объяснить шокирующее Trump победу. Это голосование такелаж, но не так, как вы думали. Перед началом работы, позвольте мне сказать, что это просто для удовольствия. Don’t take it too seriously.

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