Are you one of those who want to become happy? Start by staying away from things which can make you miserable. Somebody has nicely defined “misery” as “you get what you don’t want and you don’t get what you want”. Check out this brilliant video about seven things that can make you miserable. Stay away from them, if you want some happinss in life. Thanks again, CGP Grey!
Everybody has heard of CPUs - the Central Processing Units - which make the “brain” of every computer. GPUs - Graphics Processing Units - are lesser heard of unless you are into gaming or are int machine learning. The highly parallel structure of GPUs make them more efficient than general-purpose CPUs for algorithms where the processing of large blocks of data is done in parallel. Here is a brilliant demonstration of the same.
Contrary to the popular belief (thanks to Mr. Darwin) that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago, fossils recovered from an old mine on a desolate mountain in Morocco indicate that we are “older”. Though this has come as a shock to many faithful followers of Charles Darwin, the believers continue to (rationally) believe that God has created us all. The ancient texts of wisdom like The Holy Bible, The Quran, The Bhagavvd Gita, The Srimad Bhagvatam and the likes - all maintain and explain this understanding.
Oh boy! As a child I always wondered what is the difference between the United Kingdom, Britain and England? Soon thereafter I grew up, got busy with so many other things of life that I forgot I ever had this question until I stumbled upon this youtube video which explains it all! Do check out! Thank you CGP Grey!
Spirituality is the new buzzword of the town. Some see it as a budding career, some delight in expressing their orientation as “spiritual but not religious”. Some use it to describe any experience which is out of this world. Just what is spirituality? Can any and every experience be termed spiritual? Not really. Most of us tend to think that we are human beings with a spiritual dimension to life. Bhagavad Gita however tells that we are spiritual beings, currently in this human body.
I am currently working as a Research Scholar in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. As a researcher my areas of interest include Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Data Analytics. Earlier in life I received my BTech degree in CSE (and the Institute Silver Medal for being the topper) from IIT Kharagpur in 2004. From 2004 to 2010 I worked as a senior developer with Oracle India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore and from 2010 to 2012 in a niche R&D group of BMC Software, Pune.
My passion for teaching, research and for shaping the future of the youth brought me back to the academia in 2012. From 2012 to April 2016 I worked as a Faculty in the Department of Computer Engineering at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, an autonomous institute affiliated to the University of Pune. While teaching there I also completed my MTech (CSE) in 2014.
I like to travel to various corporates and colleges to deliver technical workshops in the areas of his interest. Besides my profession, I am actively involved in social welfare activities. I am serving as the chairman of the Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE), a voluntary youth forum with a motto of “Rekindling Wisdom, Reviving Love”. In particular, I volunteer my time for spreading the timeless scientific wisdom present in the ancient texts like the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran, the Bible and in other such ancient and contemporary classics, making them relevant to the modern life. i myself have been a student and a practitioner of Bhagavad Gita for over 15 years now. By God’s grace I have been appreciated for my motivational talks on personality development, lifestyle management and leadership. Over the years I have been invited to deliver several such seminars to employees in various corporates and students in various premiere institutes of the country.
You are welcome to take a look at my journey so far here.
PhD in Machine Learning for Computer Vision (pursuing),
BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, 2004
Project Engineer, 2016
Assistant Professor, 2012
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
Staff Specialist Product Developer, 2010
BMC Software, Pune
(Senior) Member Technical Staff, 2004
Oracle India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore