Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Absentmindedness or Callousness

In research, there's always this tradeoff to be achieved between being focused, and being aware. Where lies the balance?

IISc, in general, tends towards overdoing the focusing part. To the extent that we are often unaware of the interesting events happening in the campus (not that it's too big to keep track of). For some, the only real landmarks of the campus are those which lie on their way from their hostel-mess-department.

A sweeping statement: This isn't good! No, it isn't!
Our interest in research is in no way betrayed in our lack of interest in anything else.

Above cartoon depicts a callous researcher only concerned with his experiments and a steady supply of tea/coffee, unaware of the fact that the world around him might be falling apart.
The debut of Mr. Laapataa that appeared in the inaugural issue of Voices.


At 11:50 AM, October 10, 2006, Anonymous Vinod KBG said...

Nice one :)
But my story is some what other way around in IISc ;)


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