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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

I recently had the opportunity to read a couple of books on Omar Khayyam. His name always seemed familiar, and I’m glad I somehow stumbled on these two books – one is called Samarkand (novel by Amin Maalouf) which takes the reader on a temporal and spatial journey across Persia (Iran) following a fictional manuscript […]

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A Mathematician’s Apology – Quotes

Time and again, I read books, especially autobiographies, to read about great men. Only once in a while, do I get mesmerized with an amazing personality. And when I find one, I find all the books and articles by them and try to absorb as much about them as possible. There was the Muhammad Ali […]

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Why a PhD is tough

When I find something difficult, it’s my natural response to wonder if it’s just me, or is the task really that challenging. Take running . I know from experience, no matter how fit you are, running is not easy. It’s hard work. Even for the best, it’s an effort. Add to it do it the […]

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Dual Nature. Power of Two.

  I’ve realized something about myself. I thrive when I do an activity with someone else. Looking back over the years, some of my best times running were with Pee and RB. I trained for my 100m bike race with PC. When I initially started swimming, DK was my swim-buddy. And now for working out, […]

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