Lived in Berkely and Oakland for long periods. Generally I was shy around people, but met a few who enriched my life there. Randomly will list a few of names or people to give you an idea about types of people there. A. Was a 6 feet tall white girl. A vegan activist. Could be… Continue reading Americans in Berkeley and Oakland
The first time I came to India from the US was through Bombay airport. Then to Patna. At Bombay airport an employee asked me, “are you coming from America?” When I said yes, he demanded money as tip. I wondered what has be done to deserve a tip, nothing it was obvious, but one of… Continue reading Bombay airport worker
Many visitors to this site come looking for JEE, Acceptance rate of IIT, how to go to foreign countries through IIT. In short how the media has painted higher education as, you generally know what to do. This site comes among the top, that’s why you came here, their was no marketing involved, and Google… Continue reading JEE: An honest opinion
I went there to watch Sholay. Went by myself. Didn’t want to buy in black. Didn’t tell anybody. After I waited for about 30 minutes, a guy came to me, saying I have an extra ticket. He gave it to me at the list price, no mark up. The seat was very near the screen… Continue reading August 15, 1975: Minerva
After work at Nariman Point, sometimes used to watch movies in the VT area so that could go home later when the crowd subsided. One of my favorite movie theaters was New Excelsior. New and generally showed good English movies. One day I booked a balcony ticket to watch Godfather – I or 2 I… Continue reading Shammi Kapoor
There was a Hindi dictionary, Gita Press Hindi dictionary, that formed a big part of my childhood. My father had got for me when I was 4-5 as a birthday gift, I had cried because I wanted what others were getting, but slowly it entered my life in a grand manner. It was cheap, and… Continue reading Gita Press Dictionary
I was in Larsen and Toubro. Lived in Andheri and went by 7.24 train (some times earlier by 7.16 train) to VT to then took a bus or walked to Nariman Point. Bakhtawar building where my office was located was next to grand Oberai Hotel, with its swimming pool on the seventh floor, watchable from… Continue reading Skylab is falling
It’s a standard career path – after engineering do your MBA and then land a job with a multinational firm. I had that option. I got admission to IIM Bangalore. EE from IIT Bombay, 3 years at Larsen and Toubro being a sales engineer, almost a perfect career path. IIM Ahmedabad would have been perhaps… Continue reading Why MBA after engineering – IQ deficit?
He was my classmate at IIT Bombay. When I took classes at University of California at Berkeley, his name was there on the inside wall, perhaps he got the gold medal at that prestigious school. He did his masters there. He later studied at CalTech, another very selective school among the very best in the… Continue reading Narendra Karmarkar
I have taken JEE, GRE both subject and computer science advance, GMAT. Also I took CFA, CFP, and Society of Actuaries exams. Also took SAS exams. What did I learn from all these. I will cover them gradually. JEE was a beautiful exam, no doubt. I ranked about 250, raw score around 150. In contrast… Continue reading Getting 90% on JEE – Too good?