Shanti Parva

After the Great War that has waged all around me over the past year, and now as it draws to a close, it is only proper that we have a few words of peace now, of closure, and of rest. A sort of ceremony one could say, that in the best circumstances, should bring peace…

Bye Bye Ph.D.!

In a couple of previous posts, here and here I explained where I was coming from. The posts were written in wayyy back in the end of 2014, when I was just about a year into my Ph.D. Well, we are now past the first quarter of 2017 now, and its only right that I give you…

Psychological Games in the Academy

Validation means to seek approval, praise. When someone praises us, approves of what we do, it is natural to feel happy. Validation is thus a source of happiness. The problem comes when it becomes our only, or one of the major sources of our happiness. The Academic Environment, especially, at the higher levels of Doctoral studies,…