And two more metaphors for a good life

A useful metaphor to think about character of a person is their financial “net worth”. Like your net worth, this does not mean that you have that much cash to spend. It is a sum total of something.

Net Worth is the…


Musings on Differences in Life

All thinking men are atheists.

You will learn a lot of new things. Good, bad, ugly, poisonous flowers and delicious thorny fruits. Wisdom, faith and knowledge are not the same. Know the difference.

I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different…


f-strings (formatted strings) for those new to Python

Photo by Charles Deluvio 🇵🇭🇨🇦 on Unsplash

This piece is primarily meant for those new to Python. These include mathematicians, economists, and so on who want to use Python within a Jupyter environment. Here is a quick guide on how to make Best of Jupyter.

If you are familiar…


Avni Patel Thompson, YC W16 Startup: Poppy — Helps find caretakers

Gujarati Canadian, Harvard Biz School + YCombinator alum on parenthood, startups vs lifestyle biz and spouses.

Notes from the video below:

Consumer psychology: Don’t just talk to your customers, but interact with them as they use your stuff. Focus groups are not helpful enough.

“Leave no lingering regret or…


While Tensorflow has made peace with Keras as it’s high level API and mxNet now support Gluon — PyTorch is the bare matrix love.

PyTorch has seen rapid adoption in academia and all the industrial labs that I have spoken to as well. …


From Dhinchak Pooja to “Kya Aapne Kabhi Online Hotel book kiya hai?”,

2017 Indian internet was amusing at the very least. We look at some defining moments for this year!

This is a not-so-serious take on what happened in 2017.

Though no #fakenews man! Everything is real :)

Demonetization

Screenshot from Google Trends

The year…


Who you work with defines your future as much as what you work on

In capitalism, businessmen are researchers, engineers like Elon, and empire builders like Bezos. They are the employers, not kings or Governments. Hence, I decided to look at this from a manager/employer perspective.

One of the most…


I hate happy people

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You might even think I am one of those sadist people who take pleasure in someone else’s pain. That’d be wrong.

There is a part of my soul which creaks like an old Sandalwood door when I meet happy smiling faces.

The scent of joyful people…


The Shanghai Skyline. Photo by Li Yang on Unsplash

I grew up reading about the American dream.

When I specialized in Computer Science (or tech) the star cast was American. The best books in the field — written by Americans.

From Dennis Ritchie (the inventor of C) to Cormen (Introduction to Algorithms) .

The West, and America in particular…


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In the first few pages of the book Born Standing Up, Steve says something poignant:

One can have, it turns out, an affection for the war years.

He was someone chasing something external: fame, glory, money or a version of these. …

Nirant Kasliwal

I build Machine Learning systems. I read about Philosophy, Business and Technology. I write about no particular topic.

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