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The Engineering Admission Guide

Ever since I graduated, every year I receive queries regarding engineering admissions. This blog is a sincere effort to highlight some of the key points to be considered during admissions. The suggestions are based on my personal experiences and observations. Institute name matters, Always No matter what course you actually get engaged with, it’s the name of your alma mater that matters. It is this institute which will be a part of your resume for the rest of your life. It’s not that very good institutes have altogether different syllabus or teaching methodologies. But there are other things which make them special: There will be few professors who are exceptionally good in their field of work. Their guidance can do wonders. Being a top institute, it will attract the best talent with whom you’ll be interact on regular basis. You’ll get a lot of learning from your batch mates, seniors and juniors. You’ll be able exposed to better companies for your i

My Book Reading - The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown Robert Langdon is back! This time in US Capitol roaming from streets to streets in search of ancient wisdom. As with other Dan Brown novels, this also revolves around science and ancient mysteries, from Isaac Newton to George Washington, all in a span of 10 hours.  The story takes one through the Masonic secrets and blends science and faith very well. Secret societies have been favorite with Dan Brown and here also he narrates their rituals and functioning in utmost detail. Though unlike The Da Vinci Code the story does become predictable in parts.  The highlight is the way faith and science has been mixed and how all the religions across the world gives the same message. And yes, this time Dan Brown takes us beyond Christianity and also cover Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and many more. Read it if you liked Angels and Demons and are interested in Noetic science! Ratings: Content Coverage 8/10 Simplicity of language     7/10

My Book Reading - For the love of India

For the love of India : The Life and Times of Jamshetji Tata by R.M. Lala "A small man in a big position pulls down others. The big man, the fearless man, the man inspired with a purpose bigger than himself, enables others to grow, make mistakes and learn and go ahead." This statement highlights the life of Jamshetji Tata, the man who almost single handedly brought industrial revolution in India, dreamed of such projects which look beyond ordinary even after 100+ years and laid a foundation to realize them even after his death. Some of his golden projects include - Indian Institute of Science, Banglore - Tata Steel - Hydro-electric plant to provide power to Mumbai - The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - Empress Mills Through these projects he changed the definition of entrepreneurship in India and  helped a nation believe in itself. In his book, R.M. Lala  provides an insight into this great man's life and his work. The author takes us through the journey of Mr. J. N. Tata pa