The guest lecturer

Hello everybody... wish all of you a great new year ahead! May you write great blog posts and read even better ones this year... may your keyboards never rest!

I will be giving a guest lecture on applying to the US universities for graduate studies and life there in general at the USEFI Center, Kolkata on 8th January (yes, this coming Tuesday at 3:30). So if someone among you is planning to apply or know someone who is, do come there -- there is an all-day long education fair that day at the center. Oh, by the way... if you bring printed copies of this blog, there will be special author signings as well. :D

It is going to feel strange, I tell you. I was there, just about a year back listening to others and seniors on a lot of things. I was in the audience... and now I am the one who will be at the dais. Such, it seems is life.

Cheers, and have a great new year ahead!

Comments

  1. Bhaiyya, is there any chance you could post the transcript on the blog?

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  2. Oh..I won't be able to attend that session coz I'm based in Delhi..and yes, I need it so badly because I'm applying for Fall 2008 :( :( Anyway, a great new year to you too !! :)- Ms NMA

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  3. US return/returning back soon to US celebrity..eh?..:)

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  4. Wishing you a great new year ahead.. Nice to hear about the meet. I wish I could attend it. Can you come to Mumbai also for the talk?? :)

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  5. Well, I wont be there to listen your lecture :( but i already i have few-or rahther many- doubts already :P
    Anyways best of luck, bhai :)
    happy lecturing :P
    and haan...
    do try to record ur lecture...
    so everyone can can listen it sometime later

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  6. Rahul, I'll see if thats possible.

    Miss NMA, aap chitthi likhiye.. saare samassyayon ka hal humare paas hai! :D Aap ko bhi naye saal ki haardik shubhkaamnayen.

    Pallavi, want my autograph? :D

    JDB, I think the USEFI center there also is organizing something similar. Watch out. Or else, if they sponsor the trip, I wouldn't mind sharing the pearls of my wisdom. :D

    Varun, wah wah janaab... kya sujhaav diya hai. Hum dekhenge :)

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  7. Reminds me of the PhD comic about being on the paper review committee of a conference! Happy new year!

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  8. Congrats, dada!!! Itne dinonke baad blog kar rahe hain aap. Was wondering you were worked up with something cos you didn't blog. Ab pata chala :P

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  9. Sheesh! I so very much wish I could be there. Me stranded in jamshedpur, just 4 hours from kolkata, and yet I won't be able to make it, all because of college lectures! I'm surprised that you have a lecture on week day. I wish it was sat/sun. I'd have surely been there, then. Booo!!

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  10. can it be USEFI-mumbai sometimes next year???? just kidding!!!

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  11. congrats and wish u all the best...give the best advise to ur juniors!!!!

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  12. hi
    it's rajesh here u added one more fan in ur list i just love to read ur blog. u gave faith that life is not what u see around but u do. i am what i am and never loose faith i hope it will continue to inspire people and help many others. best of luck.

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  13. Galadriel, thanks! :) And I'm already PhD material, you say? Why thank you!! And welcome, of course -- hapy new year!

    Manasa, thanks, dear. Yeah I'm pretty worked up.:)

    Shayon, well, thank you. You didn't miss much. I just carry a lot of information which you can hunt yourself everywhere. :)

    Mayukh, yeah sure... just want them to pay for the trip :)

    KP, thanks.. I hope I did. And welcome onboard!

    Rajesh, I'm honoured. Thank you and all the best for your future.

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  14. When are you arriving in Austin?

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  15. feels like heaven to be on the other side...doesn't it ? as in from the audience to the dias....

    Happy new year !
    and you would do a world of good to people if you could post the transcript or something close to that on your blog....
    Good luck!

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  16. It dies feel strange..and it feels good to know you feel strange too..I did similar stuff at the BCL in Delhi..:) its good to be able to help answer small but important questions that Univs dont bother to tell you about before you get there..
    good..
    interesting blog.

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  17. Hi..Came across your blog and found it to be very interesting..I have added it to my list of favourites..Kindly reciprocate and give a link back to three of my blogs..Please..

    http://ecstasypoint.blogspot.com/
    http://www.theecstasypoint.com/
    http://theenlightenedfool.blogspot.com/

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  18. Anonymous, tumne pukara aur hum aa gaye :)

    Blade, yeah it is very different feeling. It is difficult to post a transcript, but I may post my own fundas later on in a separate post here.

    Morpheus, thanks, and welcome aboard! :)

    Sundar, nope, I will not.

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