Our education system teaches us to be modest. That is all well and good when you are the topper in your class, or you are following a conventional career path. But if you ever want to do something out of the box, you have to learn to become shameless. Read on to know the importance of being shameless, and learn five steps to get your shameless on…
This is the most-watched talk of all TED talks. After watching it, you will have no doubt as to how / why this video reached the #1 spot. And it is completely relevant to the theme at GoHatke — Sir Robinson uses his tremendous sense of humour to explain a very serious topic: how schools […]
“Your PhD degree is a waste”. That is the message you might get, after going through the detailed statistical analysis in Jordan Weissmann’s article in The Atlantic… While students toil through their PhD-s at minimal pay rates, they have the belief that once their PhD is over, they will get a decent-paying job of their liking. But data released by National Science Foundation shows that unemployment among PhD-s is rising… In such a situation, what does the PhD do?
[Recommended video] Dr Sugata Mitra received the TED prize in 2013, and gave a fantastic talk on his vision of “A school in the cloud”. He notes that the high-school education system is obsolete and does not sufficiently serve today’s needs… And he shows a roadmap for the future which empowers students as well as teachers.
Was Chetan Bhagat being shameless while writing Five Point Someone? Is Arnab Ray a shameless blogger, and should he be banned? What is shameless writing, and should that be allowed? Read on…
In my previous article, I wrote about the interesting phenomenon that so many Indian novelists are graduates from famous universities. Well, after I wrote the article, I kept thinking: “What would the best-selling authors say if they read this article? Would they agree about my findings?”
So I thought I would try to to find exactly that out. So I tried to connect with the writers featured in my article through email, Twitter, or any (legal) means possible.
Once upon a time, there was something called a struggling writer. The struggling writer would write a novel and send it out to multiple publishers, only to be drowned by a barrage of rejections. All the while, the writer had been working at a clerical job with meager pay, pitting all his hopes on that […]
For ages, man has aspired to fly free like a bird. Through the unique story of his life and career, Mr. Vineet Pancchi has achieved that dream. [And because of this, it is extremely uncanny that ‘Pancchi‘ in Hindi means ‘bird’.] Now to the backstory of how I learned about Vineet’s career. Through Pallavi Barat Prabhu’s […]
GoHatke got a chance to speak with Chandoo, the creator of Chandoo.org — possibly the best resource for EXCEL in the world. We learned about the staggering revenue of his website. But most of all we were humbled by his modesty and down to earth nature. We had 2 burning questions for him, about how he managed a job and his website simultaneously, and about his childhood experiences. Read on and listen to the audio excerpts.
A pictorial essay of Devendra Purbiya’s journey from IIT to a career in photography, and how his first book is bringing the journey to a full circle.
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If you want to look beyond traditional careers after engineering, here’s a list of 10 unconventional (hatke) careers pursued by engineers.
Now this story is the absolute master of all unconventional post-engineering careers. Chetan Bhagat became a household name with his bestselling book, Five Point Someone. Not only was it a great read – it was a book about life in an engineering college, and how the education system prefers stereotypes instead of innovative thinkers. The […]