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. பின்னர், 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.
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.
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 “நீங்கள்,” 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.
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.
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. I have to say the whole thing was a very enriching experience. நிச்சயமாக, the reasons behind this statement will be expounded on, theorized and hypothesized – this is Unreal Blog, அனைத்து பிறகு.
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. இது almost time.
போதனை ஒரு உன்னத மற்றும் அறியலாம் செய்தொழில் ஆகும். As my sunset career, I have accepted a faculty position at Singapore Management University, தகவல் அமைப்புகள் பள்ளியில் தரவு பகுப்பாய்வு மற்றும் வர்த்தக மாடலிங் கற்பித்தல். இந்த தலைப்புகள் நன்றாக உட்கார்ந்து என் entrepreneurial ventures from earlier this year on data analytics and process automation, என் ஓய்வு வெளியே வரும் அனைத்து ஒரு பகுதியாக இருந்தன.
I am a conspiracy theory nut. எனவே, என்னை அதிர்ச்சி டிரம்ப் வெற்றி விளக்க ஒரு சதி கோட்பாடு முன்மொழிய விரும்புகிறேன். அது வாக்கு மோசடி ஆகும், ஆனால் நீங்கள் நினைத்துக்கொண்டு வழி. தொடர்வதற்கு முன், என்னை இந்த வேடிக்கை வெறுமனே என்று சொல்கிறேன். Don’t take it too seriously.
துகள்கள் மற்றும் இடைச்செயலாக்கங்கள் பதவியை தொடரில் நான் விரும்பிய விட ஒரு பிட் இனி ஆனது என்பதால், நான் அதை உடைக்க என்று நினைத்தேன். நீங்கள் விஷயம் அமைப்பு புரிந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்று நவீன இயற்பியல் ஒரு முறையை ஆரம்பிக்கலாம்.