Showing posts from August, 2021

My first time Judging an Event!

Last week I received a call from my professor (who was also my mentor all through college) asking if I would like to judge a departmental event on Saturday. My reply was a big YES! Being called back by your alma mater is always an honour and something I had been looking forward to for quite some time.  The week long event was on "Acing the Recruitment Process" where student applicants were made to sit through mock interview rounds starting with resume screening, group discussions and finally the personal interview (which I was to judge). I think that something like this is a definite must-have in any institute. While degree college gives you an idea of what you will be working on in the coming 10 years (that is if you make a career in what you've studied) it really doesn't really put you in the seat of a candidate who's applying for a job. While fresh graduates know WHAT they want to do, and WHERE they want to be in 5 years, many of them are unware of HOW to take

The Beginning of the End - Code Red for Humanity

Over the last 4 days, news articles have been pouring in of how badly screwed we are thanks to all the 'warning bells' the generations before us have ignored. I'd like to think that our parents' and grandparents' generation wasn't so much at fault but there doesn't seem to be a lot of other people left to blame for the state of our environment right now.    What's all the uproar about? The IPCC   has in it's latest report said that global heating has arrived which will see Earth’s average temperature reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels around 2030, a decade earlier than projected only three years ago, according to a landmark UN assessment published on Monday. The threshold will be breached around 2050, no matter how aggressively humanity draws down carbon pollution. “This report should send a shiver down the spine of everyone who reads it," said Dave Reay, director of the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute at the Universit

Introducing WordoftheDay

  #wordoftheday is a spin-off where I post about new words & terms I come across either through articles, forwards or just simply the dictionary. The Backstory - I studied in ICSE board right up till 10th standard. Which means I was done studying the unabridged version of Huckleberry Finn by the time I was in 6th Grade and The Merchant of Venice & As You Like It by Shakespeare by the time I was 15. Living in the 21st Century and studying something that was written in the 1600s. Not that I was complaining; Shakespeare was a pleasure to read (and also a HUGE flex when I went to college - as I later realized). Two days ago