Nithin Coca, MIA

Nithin Coca, MIA

It finally¬†happened. I’m done. It is with both a sense of relief, and also some nostalgia, that I write this post. I sit outside the same cafe where I wrote my post on the meaning of grad school¬†a few months ago, on the corner of 120th and Broadway, overlooking...
Was Grad School Worth It?

Was Grad School Worth It?

I’m sitting at a cafe at Columbia University. An Ivy League school, though the ivy tower seems far less impressive from the inside than the outside. Part of that is the reality of it not actually being that special, but part of it is also us students taking the...

Life Update – Uganda!

It’s time for one of these. I’m already entering my last semester of school. Soon, I will be an official MIA*. This semester has already proved itself to be the busiest semester ever. There are some good reasons, and a few bad ones, for why this is the...

The New York City Attitude

After a year, I’ve synthesized it down. What it is that I don’t like about New York. My normal caveat, of course, that this only applies to me. My dislike of NY doesn’t mean you have to dislike it to. Strangely, I’ve found many New Yorkers...

Heads of State! OMG!

I say it mockingly, but you may mis-interpret it as Nithin’s growing Icy League snobiness, when I said things like the following. “Oh, I’m just seeing three heads of state at the World Leaders forum this week.” Now, reality. I have no respect...