Research and Me


Yesterday, somebody asked me, “What are you working on for your PhD?”


I was in no mood to talk about the algorithms for protein function prediction, networks and all. (Actually I am rarely in that mood)


So as usual I made up some story, which interests me and throws listener into pit of amazement. Amazement that is born due to sheer uncertainty of my work.


I said that I am trying to study ‘how retinal patterns in cockroach eyes can tell us about the first events after big bang‘.  Then I went over the whole idea of how different sections of a complex eye are similar to different galaxies with different structures and potentials. 


4 thoughts on “Research and Me

  1. planetross says:

    You are a madman!
    I guess the first mistake someone makes is asking the question. The second is listening to your answer.
    Hey! I think there is a PhD thesis in there somewhere 🙂

  2. planetross says:

    To be fair, when people ask me what I’m working on, I say “the perfect murder”.

  3. onlymoments says:

    And here I thought you were working on the physical twitching responses of psychotic blogging commenters and their relationship to violent satan worshipping murders…..wait … lied to me……YOU LIED TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU NO GOOD #$%^@^&%^*&^(*^%)(&*($%^&%#$ i’LL GET YOU AND YOUR DOG TOO!!!!!! OOPS, sorry about that, now what was I responding to?

  4. Gaurav says:


    ha ha ha..I take that as complement. But somehow people do keep on doing the mistake of asking and listening.

    @planetross again!

    thats a nice answer! and if they ask more, u can easily say, “its confedential” or “can’t tell you as it concerns you”.

    @ onlymoments

    ha ha ha…thats one of the most hilarious comments I have received on this blog!

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