Impatiently Curious by Divyanshu Dembi

Divyanshu Dembi
Writings on any and all things generally interesting.
Created 11 Jun 2021
  • Government universities & the dilemma of private education
    06 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    I recently met an old friend from undergrad. He and I used to debate together and thus have a very similar outlook about things and life in general. This time around we disagreed quite a bit on a rang...
  • Much ado about marks
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I remember in my 10th grade after a particularly difficult mathematics exam, almost all of the class had flunked the test. I happened to top that test, and had scored 86/90. I remember being smug abou...
  • Leverage & Creators
    15 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    I was recently approached by a law start up who wanted to onboard me to handle their media operations - podcasts, video sessions and blogs. The founder had been following my work for some time and was...
  • Future is the sum of todays
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Like many others my age, I constantly think about the future. Well, my future to be specific. The pandemic introduced more randomness to an already chaotic equation - working towards the future. In mi...
  • What is an ideal learning outcome?
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I recently tweeted: Divyanshu Dembi @DembiDivyanshu Not helping my cause here but - research papers are the least effective way of evaluation. The work involved in narrow and deep, and leaves out way ...
  • The unbearable burden of online education
    12 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    The way I understand education is that it is a multi player game. The fact that we’re in a class together with other people going through the same trials and tribulations is not a mere feature of the ...
  • The unsolvable puzzle of Brilliance
    12 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Recently I was talking to a friend about what we fear the most. Our answers were similar - both of us were afraid of being mediocre, and alternatively - never becoming brilliant. If there was a centra...
  • Being earnestly curious
    02 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    If you spend a significant part of your time online, and on twitter - you might have come across the name Tyler Cowen. Tyler is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Among other things,...
  • Book Review - The Psychology of Money
    24 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    I do not do book reviews on the regular, but given that that was one of the aims with which I started this newsletter with - I’m starting with the review of a widely read and famous book - The Psychol...
  • Attendance in Higher Ed. - Why this Kolaveri Di?
    18 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Of many things that baffle me to my core - the provision of mandatory or minimum attendance in colleges is foremost. I have been arguing against implementation of any minimum requirement of attendance...
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