ASER 2018 – takeaways Tamilnadu

ASER or the Annual Survey of Education Report is a project by the NGO foundation Pratham. ASER aims at providing insights into the quality of education in India. They've been doing this report since 2006. They intend to provide insight into the quality of education in India. This is great work because of two things.... Continue Reading →

Ignorance on Data

Ever since I read Daniel Kahneman's 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' roughly about a year ago. I have had this penchant for all things that are the folly of the mind. Also, Kahneman's book was what showed how important Data is, and how they can play tricks on your mind. Those were interesting and I took it up as... Continue Reading →

Psyche: Dunning-Kruger Effect

We all have witnessed it haven't we? The most studious boy in the class being nervous about the exam and the less prepared kid being super confident. The most knowledgeable person in the room, staying silent in an argument and the dumb ones making a lot of noise with complete confidence. I used to be... Continue Reading →

Dictionary using Python.

I have this habit of memorising new words, each time I hear one and I remember the perfect scenario of the words because it helps in remembering them. So generally my head is filled with stupid instances when I heard or read them.  For example, Robert Downey Jr. says "It's so overt that it's covert."... Continue Reading →

Villages: A follow-up

Another huge misconception that I find is that people tend to imagine village people are these truly kind and helping people and that they live in harmony with their people. That it is full of naive people with clear, untainted minds. Villages are actually filled with narrow-minded, parochial people, completely oblivious to the wider world... Continue Reading →


I often notice that, whenever I first say to my friends that I am from a village, they tend to imagine a neat row of huts near a mountain with the faintly peeking out warm sun and birds and farmlands. If the conversation continues they'll even mention that, life must be super peaceful there, devoid... Continue Reading →

Imperfection: A follow up

As I reflect further on my imperfection ideology. It seems obvious that, the amorphous nature of the content is bound to be misinterpreted. It could be seen as an escape clause to be lazy and non-agile physically or otherwise. saying that they're being "real" or that they're being content with themselves and don't give a shit about... Continue Reading →

Calculator in Python

I always used to wonder how people create applications. Like, I'll install an application and wonder how the production team would've discussed days on end to decide on the size of the buttons and their positions. It felt amazing, that people take so much care in these finicky details. Now that I'm here and trying... Continue Reading →


I wonder. When'd it become so important for a person to be successful? When did it become more important to live, than to chase perfection? Why do you really need a "Purpose in life"? isn't the purpose of life is to live and not opulence? There's this gold rush for perfection in my generation. It... Continue Reading →

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