Being a scientist is tough. There’s no two ways about it. It has huge rewards, but also involves a lot of dedication, hard work and Lady Luck. Late-night endeavours are frequent and don’t always lead to results. The system is slow, and publications don’t come easily. As graduate students, we are constantly under stress and,… Read More An Ig Nobel before a Nobel.
When this year’s bloggers were announced on the Grad Life website, my name was listed as VasNath Ramamurthy, as opposed to VasAnth Ramamurthy. A minor typo that I actually didn’t even notice until a friend pointed it out to me three months later. So, what’s in name? Vasnath or Vasanth, does it really matter? When… Read More What’s in a name?
My mother always says that if you have a problem, you should voice your opinion and let yourself be heard, because you are rarely the only one facing that situation. However, I have found this to be a little tricky in grad school. Your peers are usually your best support group, and this couldn’t be… Read More Friendly support or expert advice?
Four months ago, I was offered the opportunity to become a grad life blogger at McGill University. First week. I was ecstatic. I was telling everyone I knew, “I am a blogger now”. Turns out I actually have to post something before I can claim that title. Second week. I complained that everything I wanted… Read More Signal to Noise ratio