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…
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Arnab Ray graduated from Jadavpur University, did his Ph.D. at State University of New York at Stony Brook, and is currently a research scientist at University of Maryland. After working full-time in his day job, he comes back home and dons his superhero costume. He becomes ‘greatbong’. (greatbong.net is a blog maintained by Arnab Ray […]
The following is a true story heard at a TED talk (TEDxIITKgp) by Arnab Ray (one of India’s top bloggers). When the city of Kolkata celebrated its three hundredth anniversary, “Kolkata 300” became a very common essay topic. As if on cue, essay guide book authors wrote up eulogies of the city in florid difficult-to-understand […]
TEDx Talk by India’s Top Blogger Arnab Ray… …who also happens to be a full-time research scientist.
A great interview of the great man! Alternatively, you can scroll down below… Part 1: Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOccdT8Ix2k Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eHHuxcBP8A Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL3fsyOG_uo Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtOMN7aawyA Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo-H31yeKns Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY8H1pANjpQ