Superficially there is no commonality present among smokers, statisticians and Data Engineers. The only thing common is that they love their tools.

For smokers, a cigar is a tool to get relief from stress or pressure. The same thing applies to statisticians and data engineers. …

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It will be an exaggeration to say that Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp are spreading knowledge at a rate faster than the speed of light.

I observed three kinds of knowledge on these platforms.

  1. Fake knowledge: Often, these are facts and opinions which get circulated by people…


I believe that doing research is more about managing your resources productively than about possessing academic aptitude, knowledge, and skills for it.

A research scholar or a PhD candidate with limited talent but an unbounded enthusiasm to learn new skills, to explore new areas, and with an organized mind can…

A turning point in my teaching career

It was the year 2003. By that time, I had established myself as an undergraduate teacher with 12 years of teaching experience and looking forward to improving my academic qualification with the PhD program.

I was attending the two-months-long preparatory programme at IIT-Bombay. The purpose of the program…


I was travelling from Bikaner to Mumbai. A Gujarati family of seven members were co-travelling with me. Four gentlemen and three ladies having experienced all shades of life were enjoying an excursion away from home. The average age of the members appeared to be over 50.

I was sharing the…

Yesterday, I went to the railway station to see my son off. He was going back to Mumbai after spending a short vacation at home.

I started ignoring his lifestyle once he went off to college. …

Arvind Kiwelekar

Arvind is a Professor of Computer Engineering in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere India.

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