Dilawar Singh

Graduate Student, NCBS Bangalore

To think about

The intellect of man is forced to choose

Perfection of life or his art

If its the later he must refuse

A heavenly mansion raging in the dark.

-- Andre Beteille

A great many things can be done with your life if you decide to die poor. -- Prof. Dinesh K. Sharma

The more "successful" your education, the more likely you are to feel alone, because the process of segregation has been more complete. Just a few of you are academics like myself. 11+, O level, A Level, College Entrance, Degree class, Ph.D.... at every stage you proved how much cleverer you are than all those other fellows, until in the end you stand quite alone and afraid.

-- Edmucd Leach, A Runaway World?, BBC 1968, p73

The mind of a man is far from the nature of a clear and equal glass, wherein the beam of things should reflect according to their true incidence: nay, it is rather like a enchanted glass, full of superstition and imposture.

-- Francis Beacon

My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel, or devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world.

-- J B S Haldane

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.

-- Sigmund Freud

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.

-- Lin Yutang

When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs

I am compelled to conclude

That man is the superior animal.

When I consider the curious habits of man

I confess, my friend, I am puzzled.

-- An old Chinese poem

Some Articles

  1. And then there was the market.
  2. You think therefore I am.
  3. My collection of notes and article.
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