• Lifestyle

    Postdoc: New Challenges, Anxieties and Hopes!

    After two years of unsuccessful applications and one year of waiting in between my interview and starting my postdoctoral position I finally landed in the USA with hopes to build my expertise in the ever-growing field of deep learning. Hailing from a molecular modelling background with no to little hands-on experience in machine learning I didn’t imagine what it would take to learn the new discipline. It’s been three months since I started my position and it feels like that I am working on my PhD all over again. Similar levels of challenges, anxieties and hopes that this new skill will bring better career opportunities in the future. When I…

  • Travel

    11 things I have learned while traveling to 11 countires

    The dream of travelling far and wide, exploring the world and marvelling at the differences amongst societies, cultures, and landscapes occurred to me in the year 1995 while watching a foreign movie through the cable TV for the first time. To a 5 grader like me, it was fascinating to see another world that was not India; nothing like what I had seen while traveling to my relatives during holidays. 15 years down the lane, my dream too turned into reality when I got an opportunity to travel to Austria. Then on, I travelled to 11 countries: Austria, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, United States, Spain…

  • Lifestyle

    Minimalism

    What would be better than writing about minimalism as my first post on this blog? Minimalism is a lifestyle, a philosophy, a mantra of giving priority to the things that matter the most and getting rid of all the clutter from our lives. Minimalism has now become a buzz word in the urban society where professionals tired of running the rat race, are turning towards simpler and meaningful lifestyle. Although it looks like a new way of thinking to the western world, this had already existed in India for ages with the popular saying “simple living high thinking”. This is something that we have heard numerous times while growing up,…