Thursday, August 18, 2005

Let me be

In my thoughts,

I am not your son,
I am not your friend,
I am not your cousin,
Let me be

I am not your brother,
I am not an acquaintance,
I am not your colleague,
Let me be

I am not your schoolmate,
I am not a paining jerk,
I am not afraid,

Let me be Me.

on Blogging

Scary.Very thought of it is scary.I have never bought myself to start blogging until now.Hopefully it continues.Blogging is a trend nowadays and am latching onto it, but the thought still scares me.Blogs , where one can be the true person he/she really is.

Venturing into the realm of one's innermost thoughts and publishing it onto the world , where it can be read by your friends or by some freak,is what it is.It gives an insight into the hidden person that you really are.

I have read all kinds of blogs,like a person's day-to-day mundane existence,freak's blogs, technical blogs etc., but they donot attract me for a simple reason that they have missed a chance to express their true persona.

Spelling mistakes,grammatical errors donot concern me.Language is to communicate , as long I am able to do that even with errors and wrong usage it is fine, and moreover these are my thoughts and a blog just lets me to vent them.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

The Cruel Tutelage of my Professor

The Cruel Tutelage of my professor

The Professor's talisman

1.Today I will create a crisis situation so I can feel really alive.

2.Today I will work to lower my students' self-esteem.

3.I will laugh at a student today.

4.Today I will deliver my lecture starting from the end and working my way to the beginning

5.There are no stupid questions. There are only stupid students.

6.Today I will spend class reading my latest article outloud, including tables and references

7.Today I will answer each of my students' questions with a more difficult question.

8.I will quiz my students exclusively on the footnotes in the text-books

9.Today I will take credit for a students' work.

10.Never forgive. Never forgive. Never forgive. Repeat.

11.Student is the Enemy.Student is the Enemy...

12.Ignore me at your peril.

Monday, November 08, 2004

The Top Ten Lies Told by Graduate Students

The Top Ten Lies Told by Graduate Students

10. It doesn't bother me at all that my college roommate is making $80,000 a year on Wall Street.
9. I'd be delighted to proofread your book/chapter/article.
8. My work has a lot of practical importance.
7. I would never date an undergraduate.
6. Your latest article was so inspiring.
5. I turned down a lot of great job offers to come here.
4. I just have one more book to read and then I'll start writing.
3. The department is giving me so much support.
2. My job prospects look really good.
1. No really, I'll be out of here in only two more years