Why should you try MOOCs.

Coursera

Many of you might already know about the recent trend on the internet. Ok, it is not facebook nor it is twitter. It is MOOCs(Massive Open Online Courses), such as the courses offered on coursera or edx. These websites are offering some of the best education for free to learn anytime. And I made an attempt at learning one of the courses called ‘Introduction to Finance’. I should say it has been quite an experience to gain powerful knowledge from some of the best professors in world. I would highly recommend to check it out and you many find some very interesting topics. Here is my experience on one of the courses I took from coursera. 

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Sankranthi

Sankranti Muggu

In India, Sankrati is celebrated to recognize previous year’s harvesting and prosperity that is brought along with the harvesting season. People decorate their homes and creatively developed art work filled with colors in the front courtyard of their homes. I personally enjoyed this festival as my mom used to let me put the color in the art and collect cow dung to make small bowls that can hold different types of lentils, paddy, and other seeds that are considered to provide bread and butter to many families with agriculture background. I need to mention a nitty-gritty detail here. Once we place the art and the carefully handcrafted bowls in the middle of the art work, we used to make sure that no vehicle or human doesn’t run over that. But eventually, someone spoils that intentionally or unintentionally, causing us a moment of anger. I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year and Sankranti’14.

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The story of my experiments with truth – M.K.Gandhi

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An autobiography or The story of my experiments with truth – M.K. Gandhi

Reading this autobiography gave me an immense pleasure, especially, because while growing up I was encouraged to admire him, follow him, and know more about him. Even though most of Gandhi’s political and personal life stories were taught during the school time, I found several details that informed me why he was a strong believer in his principles. More

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Innovation vs. Tradition

Innovation vs. Tradition – this has been a lingering thought in my mind for quite a long time and I want to shed some light on this thought by converting it into a written form through this blog. Do these two methods co-exist? – ‘yes and no’ is the answer I think best fits this scenario. Let me take you through a deep dive into my stance. Almost always innovation emerges from breaking traditional ways of doing things and that necessitates the survival of one over the demise of the other. I have a strong presumption that innovation is doing things differently, i.e., in a nontraditional way. Even though my argument is loosely constructed at this time, I would like to add strength to it by weaving more and more supporting arguments into the conclusion.

Let’s take a simple example of commuting – the subject I want to use for this example is bicycle. As you might have observed, bicycle has evolved into a marvel of engineering advances. In the 1980s, bicycle can be thought of as a easily assembled sturdy metal parts.

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Vegas trip pictures

Manhattan pier

Manhattan pier

Here are some pictures from my last year’s trip to Vegas.

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The dog days of summer


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Yeah, have you wondered like I, why dogs and the summer are in the same line? what does this idiom mean? Do dogs behave erratically on hot summer days? Do they bark louder in summer than when they are in winter? Is it related to saying dogs have their days in summer following the quote – every dog has its day? What ever it is that comes to your creative mind, I want to take the effort to tell you the actual meaning and save you the time it takes to google it and click on the myriad links.

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