In 2003 & 2002, Rajiv was invited by the Medill School of Journalism and the Computer Science Department at Northwestern University. He gave lectures on new media and technology and participated in a panel of five online media experts speaking to a larger audience from both schools on journalism and technology (link).
Newspaper Association of America (NAA)’s Conferences
Rajiv spoke on CTO panels at the Newspaper Association of America (NAA)’s conferences. In NEXPO 2002 and 2003, he spoke about technology and business topics in the news media industry (link).
Tony Ridder, Chairman and CEO, Knight Ridder
Congratulatory letter from Tony Ridder, Chairman & CEO, Knight Ridder (Published with permission.)
Personal & Business Travel Checklist
I now maintain my travel checklist in a Notion Document (follow this link). Related: I also created a checklist of tips specific to visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando with children. Significants updates to the checklist:
Can multiple contradicting religions all be true? An imaginary discussion between two people
Cast: Rex, a philosopher. Fanatic, a religious fanatic who believes all other religions are false. Rex: Do you believe in God? Fanatic: Yes. Rex: Do you believe God can do anything? Fanatic: Yes. Rex: Is God above human sciences, logic and reasoning? Fanatic: Yes. Rex: Can God do something that we humans can not understand… Continue reading Can multiple contradicting religions all be true? An imaginary discussion between two people
Lessons from martial arts that apply to life
Interacting with and helping other people Some encounters are not worth the experience. If you spar with Mike Tyson, you will get hurt and have a headache afterwards. Your vulnerabilities get exposed when you do certain things. It is ok to be vulnerable while you are doing what you believe is the right thing. Do… Continue reading Lessons from martial arts that apply to life
On Relationships, Romance & Love
Q. How long does it take to build a lasting relationship? 6 months? 1 Year? 2 Years? 5 Years? 10 years? A. None of the above. It takes a lifetime of commitment. It is easy, perhaps, to start a romantic relationship. What takes effort, though, is to keep improving it while at the same time,… Continue reading On Relationships, Romance & Love
Is There God? A discussion between two people
Cast: A. Atheist / Agnostic B. Philosopher A: Can you logically prove that god exists? B: Yes. Proof in any system requires Axioms. For example in Euclidean Geometry 5 axioms are taken to be true by their virtue. Proofs for other theorems are based on these. In a system, god’s existence can be taken as… Continue reading Is There God? A discussion between two people
Do not celebrate until after your success
I loved to play Chess when I was a child. This anecdote is from when I was playing a tournament that could have decided my future as a chess player. I had a winning position, and my opponent, in despair, kept saying to himself a verse in the Sanskrit language: vinaash kaalae vipreet buddhi (… Continue reading Do not celebrate until after your success
Love should be a Decision, not an Emotion
Love should be a decision, not an emotion. People should not fall in love, they should make a conscious decision about it. Falling in love is not bad in itself, but falling out of love is bad. I’m not talking about casual love. This piece deals with the mate-seeking love between a man and a… Continue reading Love should be a Decision, not an Emotion
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