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Curtains no more May 12, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in blogging, CMU.
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Although its very tempting to insist that I had been away to give a chance to those hapless readers ( Vineeta Rao, for example) who admittedly found it hard (as per their admissions) to keep pace with the postings here, such temptations shall be ( and as you see, have been ) resisted. I won’t even insist that I had been busy wrapping up the last official semester of my current program here at Carnegie Mellon. Which I was, in spite of my vow/brag ( as per the previous sentence) to not tell you about it.

And now a certain silence prevails as I try to collect my thoughts as to how its been, these 2 years. Given that I have only just finished, I would venture to just say that its been an exciting, rich and mind-altering, albeit an exhausting 2 years. Of course, when I was asked recently about how it felt I didn’t exactly chose those words. I thought one must wait a few days, maybe months, even years maybe to really make pronouncements on one’s own present, during which one might successfully exploit the benefit of hindsight ( and the concomitant bias 🙂 ) and additional perspective that the past provides.

Almost an year to the day and having completely the 2nd semester, I promised to be ‘more prolific’ in my postings, a promise I have kept. I shall make no promises this time though. 🙂 Afterall, the only joy that is greater than what comes out of keeping a promise is that which comes out of more than keeping it.

Except that, that kind of joy is generally elusive.

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Apparently Nobel Laureate Rudiger Dornbusch who taught economics at MIT had the “habit of writing down graphs without labeling the axes”. (In order to quell criticisms of comparisons with a Nobel Laureate,) I thought I would do that with just one of the axes. 😀 With the label on the y-axis considered self-evident, this blog appears headed into intensive care.

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1. Aswin - May 12, 2007

I hope ‘wrapping up ur last official semester’ means that you Graduated ? If so , hearty Congratulations ! 🙂

Decided on what next yet ?


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