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Super Massive Black hole

IIT & IIM do not have world class facilities. There is hardly any world class research from these institutes. Jairam Ramesh [I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. ...The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think. Albert Einstein As any other sane North Indian who was made to go through the two year brutal torture of engineering coaching classes , with the promise of a diamond studded future waiting on other side of the 4 year man making project, I disagree with the honorable & hopefully sane minister. The two lost years though, were just the event horizon of the super massive black hole from which I am still struggling to break free. I have met only few who have managed to pull a Houdini. I think the minister & his opponents are still inside. As in a black hole the laws of common sense break down once you are made to embark on this journey when you are just 15. 15 is t

Life handbook

I am not sure where I got this, was resting peacefully in my hard drive. I think it has to be the only sane person on this planet – His holiness the Dalai Lama. Health:  1.       Drink plenty of water. 2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4.       Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. 5.       Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. 6.       Play more games. 7.       Read more books than you did last year. 8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 9.       Sleep for 7 hours. 10.     Take a 10-30 minutes' walk every day. And while you walk, smile.     Personality:  11.    Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you canno

Motto

A friend, who's working in the Indian army, told me his motto: We the willing Led by the unknowing Are doing the impossible For the ungrateful We have done so much With so little, for so long We are now qualified to do Anything with nothing