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  • Dec 18 - The bicycle immigrant (9)
    Approximately seven years ago, I packed up twenty-five years of my life in India in two suitcases and set sail for a new country, with both anxiety and excitement about what my future had in store for me. Before I knew, I had transitioned from being a foreign student to acquiring full citizenship of this wonderful country.
2012 (9)
  • Dec 26 - Everyone should spend a week in India (11)
    I find that people complain too often and much. The world needs people to be patient, relaxed and do things with a smile. Too often this bitching and complaining is due to a lack of exposure to the world. Therefore, I am recommending something extremely radical for people who have never been outside North America: To spend one week in India.
  • Dec 16 - Technology upgrades and ‘man-space’ design: Édition premiere (4)
    A generally geeky post on technology explaining how I am moving towards creating a comfortable space at home. In this edition, I'm using existing and new components to assemble a desktop-like workstation while being modular and clutter-free at the same time.
  • Oct 22 - Espresso machines and such caffeinated pleasures (9)
    I’ve noticed that for the last year or two I’ve been living and consuming way more conspicuously, probably due to the visibility provided by social media and a whole virtual personality that you can build around it. Facebook, in particular, has provided a platform that has certainly triggered me to engage in social activities I would never have done otherwise; going around the city sampling coffee, for example.
  • Sep 12 - Hipster than ever before (14)
    One of the characteristics of western society is its obsession with labels. Taking a cue from this individualist lifestyle, I have decided to self identify as a Hipster.
  • Sep 5 - A house with no furniture (22)
    The other day a colleague of mine, a delightful middle aged woman, was shocked to hear that I didn't own a living room sofa set, a TV or a guest bed. "Instead of spending all your money traveling to all those places, why don't you buy the basic necessities for comfortable living." That was her first comment. Then she went on a rant about how "today's generation" did not know anything about financial management. And that made me upset. I was upset because I felt sorry that she will never get it!
  • Aug 29 - The annual ritual of setting new goals (12)
    "Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew." One of my teaches used to say that, and I never took her quote seriously because teachers tell you a lot of things that don’t make sense at the time (and also because I hate cheesy quotes). At the mature age of 24, just before I turned 25, a strange realization crept into me. I realized that the infinite time I thought I had in my life was not really infinite, and if I wanted to do things in life, I had to do them right now.
  • Aug 22 - Learning styles (4)
    Learning Styles are various methods or approaches to learning. There has been a lot of research on the topic of how people learn from experience. Learning styles, unlike personality traits, are acquired preferences that are adaptable, either at will or through changed circumstances. When it comes to experiential learning, different people will approach the problem in different ways. Lets consider a simple example: assembling a desk from a ready-to-assemble kit sold by furniture stores like IKEA.
  • Aug 15 - On again, off again, but never dead (4)
    Last few years have seen an explosion in the number of blogs and the number of bloggers themselves. However, most research suggests that an overwhelming majority of blogs die within months of their creation. This characteristic is both a feature and a limitation of the very nature of blogging.In this post, I analyse my blogging habits and determine a sustainable blogging frequency.
  • Aug 8 - Adopting a new technology (5)
    After finishing graduate studies, I was so tired of formal education that I stopped looking at the latest research in business, new developments in technology and other academically geeky topics that interest me a lot. Recently, while upgrading my websites to the current internet standards, I was faced with the challenge of learning a whole bunch of new things in a limited amount of time and, in the process, discovering that I wasn’t prepared for the transition. Here’s how I managed to reconcile a solution and manage the change.
2011 (5)
  • Nov 11 - The day of six elevens (21)
    It's been ages since I posted something on this blog, so I thought today would be a nice day to post some updates. It seems to be an auspicious day given that we have a string of 11's in the day's meta description. So here are few updates and teasers:
  • May 21 - Doomsday / Apocalypse diary (16)
    Someone predicted Apocalypse or Judgement day or Doomsday today. So I thought of blogging about my experience of this day. Besides being completely puzzled why a God, the possessor of supernatural powers, would take the pain to come to earth only with the intent of destroying it, I am also curious to know about the significance of this particular date. But should the said prophecy come to fruition, I wanted to be among the select few souls who were enthusiastically documenting their last day on earth. Here we go!
  • Jan 29 - Fairer the better (24)
    Some discussion and amateur observations of social status and skin colour in the Mexican society. I've just returned from a backpacking trip to Mexico.
  • Jan 3 - Rite of passage? (11)
    On the new year's eve, I was walking with some friends around the party blocks along Queen street west, near my house. It was an hour or so before midnight but people were already drunk, yelling and acting funny, but nothing unusual. I'm used to this since I live just outside the nightclub zone.
  • Jan 1 - Gudhi Padwa, 1993 (16)
    I was happy that morning because it was Gudhi-Padwa. I knew mother would make gajar-halva; I’d seen her buy carrots yesterday. It was my favorite dessert and I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, mother fell ill that day.
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3 Comments

  1. o atlast – wonderful Priyank, its beautifully user friendly.thx. 🙂

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