PhD yearly evaluation

So I was informed that my yearly evaluation of PhD is stated to take place on a this Wednesday. In evaluation, you are supposed to explain to the evaluating committee what work you have done through that year via a presentation. Now I feel super tensed. I really don’t know what to do. What if things go wrong? What if they Continue reading “PhD yearly evaluation”


The formal 2nd meeting (not a date)

So before him leaving for the US, we met for lunch.

On a Saturday we met at a restaurant. Having ordered, we started to talk. I was slowly getting comfortable. I let him know that I will continue pursuing my dream after getting married, and that I need full support understanding from him if we ever get married. He agreed to this. Just an initial agreement. Things seemed positive. After the lunch he asked me if we could go to a nearby mall, I said no. It would Continue reading “The formal 2nd meeting (not a date)”

Turning down proposals…

So I have been asked out by men before. I have said no. Because I didn’t feel they were the right one for me. But saying no wasn’t great. I tried to be supportive to them as much as possible. Some of them were really obsessed with me. I used to avoid these men.  I do not like playing with emotions of men if I have no intention of being with them in the future. Some are still in contact with me, who are my friends, which is great!

I would like to tell you that I believe in God. It helps me cope up with the hurdles of life. So you must be wondering what has this gotta do with turning down proposals. Read on….. Continue reading “Turning down proposals…”

PhD is stressful!

So my advisors (PhD guide) demand is, minimum 4 SCI indexed journals for PhD. My advisor does not like conference publication. Given the current scenario, though the number of journals have increased incredibly over the past few years, along with it have increased the number of grad students. So the ratio is nearly constant I feel. Having the pressure of publishing is huge. It kinda makes your brain numb, you end up unable to think. It is really stressful. I am right now struggling to get

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Food and sleep, the inevitable bond

So today, one guy from our lab threw a lunch party for successfully defending his thesis. We went and ate as if we have been hungry for days. We had typical indian food, like rice, daal, potato fry, fish and mutton. After the awesome lunch, we are back in our lab.

And … OH my god!!!! I can barely keep my eyes open. Right now, I am literally half asleep while writing. Good meal, is always followed by an intense desire to sleep. And in our lab its like a ritual, if we have such lunch invitations, we take it for granted than after lunch, we wont be able to work much.
Anyway, I should take a nap! You guys work!! 😛