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  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    18 Jan 2017
While there is a lot of generic advice in terms of how one could write his/her SOP, there is little by way of practical, actionable templates. Here, we offer you one. We sh...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    01 May 2018
This was a comment from the exasperated parent of a school-going boy. He was already struggling having to learn 2 languages - English and Hindi, and multiple subjects like Language and Literature in b...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    06 Mar 2019
Reading through an article in the Atlantic on active forgetting (How Active Forgetting Makes Memory More Efficient?), it occurred to me that the current age of cheap memory sticks and cameras in every...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    28 Aug 2018
Most of my ‘successful’ mentees have worked extremely hard to get into colleges or career paths that they are currently at. While I have constantly talked about the value of persistence an...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    29 Aug 2018
Abundance vs Scarcity Mindset in the Context of Education and Career Pathways Economists have known for hundreds of years one fact: “In a competitive marketplace, price always falls to the mar...
  • Category:
    Mentoring
  • Published:
    12 Nov 2018
A news article in 2018 about an auction at Christie’s of a painting called Portrait of Edmond Belamy caught my eye. This painting sold for about $432,500, about 43 times its reserve price. So, w...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    30 Aug 2018
How to build ‘validation elements’ within your admission essay Elsewhere we have argued that the essays which are written in the form of stori...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    02 Apr 2018
How can that be possible? I even don’t know about my personality, leave alone aligning that with the persona of the university. Most people decide their college of choice basis the rankings (and...
  • Category:
    Admission Application
  • Published:
    20 Jan 2016
Getting the opening of your SoP right is the key to your admission. It determines the lens with which the rest of the application ...