Regular Posts Tagged ‘US’
3 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Blog, Guide 5

I was just lucky (?) enough to get admitted into a renowned graduate school. Since then, many have been asking for tips and tricks on graduate school admission. The general question is typically about the shortcuts. I don’t believe in shortcuts, and neither does the POTUS.  I usually recommend  thoughtful preparation, long-term planning, and dedication; but, […]


4 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Anecdotes, Blog, Travelling 1

It was the first winter for me, yet it did not offer anything but the spectacular display of snowstorms, which had been more of a nuisance. Of course, that was not the only factor that forced me to choose California for winter break instead of spending the holidays at my new home – Cambridge. I […]


4 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Anecdotes, Blog 10

I started my graduate studies at MIT last September, and I am slowly becoming conversant with numbers. Today, I will tell you three stories (with little satire) on 6.840, C2867 and 754, in the break I got from drinking water from fire hose. They span from art of teaching to art of service to art […]


4 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Blog 14

I have had two almae matres so far;  let’s say the first one brought only a limited amount of change in terms of exposure. The second, University of Moratuwa, had been influencing my choices and deflecting the path I had taken in my life. The first year of my undergraduate life, convinced me to stay […]


4 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Anecdotes, Blog 1

The discussion about money is treated as taboo in many cultures not limited to Asian, and we are quite uncomfortable talking about money, especially when it is related to Health and Education – the professions we treat as holistic. We tend to avoid asking the fee beforehand in either cases, and expect good service at […]