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Looking Back...

It has been some months since I left IISc for good. And, looking back, I feel that all the while that I was there I was simply stuck in a time warp. Nothing much changed all those years. I was doing the exact same things that I set my daily routine to. Of course, in the bigger picture things changed, I became a senior from being the junior most, my seniors left and fresh faces came in every year. But, when I compared one day with another I felt nothing to be changing at all. Yet, at the end of six years I was done with my PhD and wondered as to when it really happened and just like that I was snapped out of the time warp. 
Looking back on the day that I joined IISc, I remember being very happy. In a euphoric state, in fact. This was the first time in my life that I had come to a new place all alone to live independently. I remember all the emotions that I felt that day...happiness, anxiety, apprehension, confidence, doubts...all packed together. I remember worrying if I'd make fr…

My list of great books

Uncle Tom's cabin -- Harriett Beecher Stowe To kill a mocking bird -- Harper Lee One flew over the cuckoo's nest  -- Ken Kasey Gone with the wind -- Margaret Mitchell
Wuthering Heights -- Emily Bronte Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Bronte Pride and Prejudice -- Jane Austen Emma --Jane Austen Roots -- Alex Haley The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini The Golden Gate -- Vikram Seth The Great Gatsby -- F. Scott Fitzgerland Catcher in the rye -- J D Salinger Catch 22 -- Joseph Heller Anna Karenina -- Leo Tolstoy Lord of the flies -- William Golding Count of Monte Cristo -- Alexnader Dumas The Lowland -- Jhumpa Lahiri Interpreter of Maladies -- Jhumpa Lahiri The Unaccustomed Earth -- Jhumpa Lahiri And the mountains echoed -- Khaled Hosseini The three musketeers -- Alexander Dumas The imperfectionists -- Tom Rachman The Fountainhead -- Ayn Rand