Monday, November 30, 2009


Stop thinking about results now.

In a weeks time AeSI exams wil begin so concentrate on your revision
and review.

Don't fuss over the results, stop all your mental calculations about
which paper you need to pass, what will be the question paper like
this time. Stop all this loop thoughts.

Concentrate on your review and revision. Let you mind go though all
the material and believe in it. It will supply all the required
information when you need it.

So that's it.

Best of luck!! Go out and shine!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Entropy and what it teaches on how to prepare for a technical interview?

I am sure everyone who has studied thermodynamics has heard about
entropy. Everyone of us know what it is? We know all laws related to
it. We can write down the equations to derive it!

But this is not we will be asked in an interview. Consider this real
interview questions on this very topic.

1. What is zero entropy?

2. How many types of entropy do you know?

3. If a mother kisses her baby, does the entropy increases in that

So you see in an interview people are not looking for an exact
definition, or direct equation, but they look for your understanding
of the concepts. They look for the application. They look at the

So how can you prepare for this type of questions?

You prepare for these kind of questions by the techniques already
mentioned in this blog.

Whenever you study a topic, read about then think about the same at
your non study time. Use time for going to you next class to connect
the topic with your life. Ask all sorts of questions to probe a topic
in many different angles.

Discuss the concepts with your friends. Make them more interesting and
challenge your friends to prove you wrong.

The point is whenever you study a topic, don't leave that topic in the
textbook. Bring it out. Connect it to your daily life.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Furious effort and endless practice

Want to be remarkable in a tool then this is statement you have to
follow in spirit and letter.

Furious effort and endless practice

Practice practice and practice. Morning noon and night, Sunday Monday
and everyday practice. That's the mantra of success in any endevour.

Shah rukh khan didn't became what he is just by fluke, nor do sachin
tendulkar, nor do any other successful person.

To be great at something, the only route is furious effort and endless

Build a foundation

Build a foundation. Build a core. Build it when you are in aesi in
your last or second last semester. In training. In your very first job.

These are the times and places when one should build his/her
foundations. This is the time when basic building blocks are laid.

For me in the whole of the last semester I improved my c skills.
Everyday I aimed to write one c program. Everyday I explored a c book
for at least 30 mins

Similarly in training, apart from the work assigned to me, I expanded
my knowledge base in all the software tools available to me. Everyday
one hour was devoted to learn something new.

I am using none of those softwares now, nor the c programming language
but still the foundations, the concepts, the skills they imparted me
are helping me in my daily work today.

The wide base that I covered in my initial years is helping me grasp,
learn and build up on that foundation.

So if you are at this stages, buckle up and start laying a solid, wide
foundation. Don't worry what software you learn or which programming
language you choose, the important point is to start doing it everyday

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

How to become a ninja?

"You don't become a ninja by reading a list of tips; you become a
ninja by training"

What a beautiful quote!! The important bit is doing!!!

Reading a lot of study tips is not going to make you a better student.
Nor does reading a lot of tool (CATIA, NASTRAN, ANSYS etc) tips will
make you master at that tool. It's their application.

It's the action that makes you the ninja.

So take action. That's where the real power lies.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Which key will unlock aesi?

Which key will unlock aesi?

Hard work, smart work or team work.

Smart work is the answer. Team work is never part of any examinations.

Hard work gets you started but smart work will push you through.

Smart equals working hard on things that are worth hard work. Just
repeating one section of topic 100 times isn't.

Studying difficult topics in different ways is smart work. Using your
imaginative power is smart work.

So aim for the smart work. Analyze your work or study load and get
things done smartly.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Why learning stagnates and how to mitigate it?

Last night I read an interesting concept 40-30-30!! It's basically
states that in everything we do or learn, 40% is the actual labour,
30% is experience and skills and the last 30% is risk.

If we combine all this 3, we can be masters of the craft. We can
acheive results which are beyond our self imposed limits!

Most of the time, we fullfill the first 2 slots but never take the risk.

We search for tutorials of catia/nastran and practise all of them
religiously. But never do we cross the boundary of that tutorial.

We fail to mix different lessons. We miss to go beyond what they
teach. We follow but do not push beyond what is taught.

This is why learning stagnates after a while. Tutorials are there to
start you on one path, it's upto you to take the lead and explore
beyond the tutorials terrain.

So the point here is, in everything you do, learn or experience make
it a point to cover the last 30%! Take risks, try new approaches, new
methods, new experiments!! This is where the seeds of mastery are

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Monday, November 23, 2009

How to time your exams?

They say "Timing is everything". But in aesi exams, timing is not
everything. Your knowledge rules. Time plays a secondary role.

But in exams, planning and having a close watch on time can help you
finish the paper in time.

So keep an eye on time when you enter the examination hall.

As I have said in an earlier post, timing each individual question is
bad stategy, instead plan to complete certain number of question in an

For example instead of slotting 15 mins to each question and checking
the clock after each question, you aim to complete 4 questions in an
hour and check your watch once in an hour.

This latter technique works better and I have used it in all my aesi

So timing may not be the crux of the exams but keeping a close watch
on time plays an important part.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Are you studying different subjects with same approach?

Just like our fingers, each subject in AeSI is different and so
studying approach for each one should be different.

Some are purely numercial based like mathematics, they need a
different approach than workshop technology. Some are purely
subjective, some mixture of two and variety of combinations. So
studying all this in one way is not just lame but stupid.

I hope you aren't making the same mistake and applying the same
process to prepare for all different subjects.

And for those who are in the dark on different techniques for
different subject I will suggest explore

It has lot great tips on studying!!

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Clean, Tidy, Consistent and AeSI exams!!

Been to banergata zoo. Enjoyed a lot and learnt few lessons that
relates to the answer sheet that AeSI students will submit in exams.

Be clean and tidy. That's a big plus point in your favour.

Keep your drawing neat, consistent and clean.

Same way answers should be ordered and keep it neat, consistent and

Reflecting back, all the exams I passed and did well had these points.
My drawings in those exams were clean, answer sheets were tidy. And
every questions were ordered and answered with consistent structure.

Why it helped, well let's leave that for some another day. But today I
want to emphasize that be clean, tidy and consistent in your
presentation in the upcoming AeSI exams which are scheduled on 7th
December. (thanks jayakumar!!)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Revision time for AeSI exams

AeSI exams are upon us. In next few days exams will be the primary
attention of an aesi students life.

It's so intriging to see how like a major sports event, the attention
of the whole aesi shifts to exams during this time of the year.

But does anyone know when aesi exams are actually starting. I have no
idea. I am hoping perhaps someone will fill me in with this information.

Meanwhile it should be revision time for you guys and gals.

Revision is all about review. It's asking question on what you have
already studied. It's giving yourself a short focused quiz on a
particular topic. It's about doing numerical problems randomly from
various topics without looking at the answers. It's about checking
your understanding of the topic.

So go revising. Idealy this should be the bulk of your study time.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Truth is somewhere in the middle.

Getting a low percentage will ruin your career and low percentage
doesn't matter much if you have the right experience. These are two
extreme points on getting low percentage marks in AeSI

But in real life, both of these views are wrong and the truth lies
somewhere in the middle.

Now on which side this middle is inclined to depends on you and on
your attitude.

If you take this positively and march forward in acquiring the right
skills, you are on your way to success. And if you take this
negatively, you are sure to face stumbles all through your journey.

To think of low percentage as road block is a mistake. They are more
close to speed breakers. They slow you down. They trip you if you are
not carefull but never are they road blocks.

Just as there's no path that's without speed breakers, same is true
with life. We learn to climb them than avoiding them.

That's the same attitude we need to take regarding AeSI's

Am just thinking aloud, what do you think?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What does percentage do to your job prospects?

A low percentage means you are not doomed but you have to work hard in
your first few interviews.

In the resume mention/display of low percentage and the HR manager
will like to wait for some more resumes before calling you.

In the interview a look at the low percentage in the resume will
sprout questions on subjects you studied and question on those topics.

Well that's the technical round, this mention of low percentage in the
HR round will focus on that percentage so they can pay you less than
what is the usual pay.

So you see at all the stages, that mention of 56% or 59.6% will always
raise questions and put biases on your prospects.

So what to do?
If possible avoid mentioning it if you can. Don't highlight it.
Present it in positive light.

Am I advocating being false, no not at all. I just want to highlight
all the things you will face if that percentage stands out on your
resume. So frame your resume in such a way that highlights your
positive points.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

2 things you can do today to have a great career ahead.

Following are two steps that you can take today to have a great
career. In fact the power of this steps doesn't lie in the steps but
in applying this two steps consistently each and everyday.

Allot one hour per day to improve your technical skills. Whatever be
your domain, specialization, employ an hour for learning more about
it, tinkering with it and learning.

Utilize the hour to begin a small personal project. Utilize it to
rewind what you know about the tool. Utilize it to create templates.
Utilize it to work on a long term work project.

Dig for problems. That's where the real learning is. Look around
yourself, in your life, in your friends life, in the lives of the
people who are in contact. Find a problem and solve it. This is where
true learning happens.

We all talk about trainings, well this is what trainings are for. Let
them introduce new problems to you. Let them throw you into new
situations. This is where learning will sprout.

Hope you can install this two steps in your mental setup. Once this is
do e, the rest is easy.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

What does myaesi mean to me?

What to post and what not to post? I don't discriminate much. I post
whatever I am capable of and whatever I feel will help students,
graduates and the AeSI community in general.

Sometime it's study tips, sometime it's tools, sometimes interview,
sometimes job search. The length and breadth of the topics I cover on
this blog is vast and i always hope that somebody, someone is
benefiting from it.

My primary goal from this blog is to give back whatever I have got
from so many nice people out there. It's the work I do for the AeSI

Hope my little effort does make a little positive change in what aesi
is. I would love to hear about your experience with myaesi! Tell me
what you feel myaesi blog lacks, has and can aspire to be.

This is an open question to you all out there. I hope you take 2
minutes of your time for replying.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Aerodynamics aerospace interview question and answers

Yesterday I asked you 12 questions that you can face in an aerospace
interview. Today I am giving answers to those.

If you haven't read the questions read the previous post.

Aerodynamics is a branch of fluid dynamics concerned with the study of
gas flows.

The solution of an aerodynamic problem normally involves calculating
for various properties of the flow, such as velocity, pressure,
density, and temperature, as a function of space and time.

Understanding the flow pattern makes it possible to calculate or
approximate the forces and moments acting on bodies in the flow.

Two ways of aerodynamics are an experimental one, using wind tunnel
etc. and the numerical one, using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

It is the science of predicting fluid flow, heat and mass transfer,
chemical reactions, and related phenomena by solving numerically the
set of governing mathematical equations. A discretization of the
spatial domain into small cells to form a volume mesh is needed, and
then a suitable algorithm is applied to solve the equations of motion.

The results of CFD analysis are relevant in conceptual studies of new
designs and detailed product development as well as troubleshooting
and redesign. It complements testing and experimentation of a new
design, reducing the total effort required in the experiment design
and data acquisition.

Aerodynamic problems can be classified in a number of ways.
1. Based on the flow environment
External/ Internal aerodynamics

2. Based on the ratio of the problem's characteristic flow speed to
the speed of sound
3. Based on viscosity in the flow
Viscous/ Non viscous flow

External aerodynamics is the study of flow around solid objects of
various shapes, for example the study of a wing profile, whereas
internal aerodynamics is the study of flow through passages in solid
objects, for example the study of the internal flow of a wind tunnel,
especially of the boundary layers near its walls

Navier-Stokes equations are named after Claude-Louis Navier and George
Gabriel Stokes!!

Navier-Stokes equations are a set of equations that establish that
changes in momentum of the particles of a fluid are simply the product
of changes in pressure and dissipative viscous forces acting inside
the fluid. These viscous forces originate in molecular interactions
and dictate how viscous a fluid is. Thus, the Navier-Stokes equations
are a dynamical statement of the balance of forces acting at any given
region of the fluid.

Navier-Stokes equations are one of the most useful sets of equations
because they describe the physics of a large number of phenomena like
ocean currents, water flow in a pipe, flow around an airfoil, etc.

My question answer is just a preview of what one will face in an
interview. Hope this helps you to be better prepared for all aerospace

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Some Aerodynamics Interview questions

So you have studied aerodynamics in AeSI? Then imagine you are in an
interview right now. Answer the following questions that arose from
your mention of aerodynamics in your resume.

1. What is Aerodynamics?
2. What does solution of Aerodynamics problem involve?
3. Why understanding flow pattern is important?
4. What are two main ways of studying the aerodynamic of a vehicle?
5. What is CFD?
6. Where are results of cfd used?
7. What are the 3 ways Aerodynamic problems can be classified?
8. What is External aerodynamics and internal aerodynamics?
9. On what do the mathematical equations describing the fluid dynamic
depend on?
10. On whose names are Navier-Stokes equations are named after?
11. What does Navier stoke establish?
12. Why navier stokes equation is important?

How did you do?

Well the point of these questions and many others that I have listed
earlier is for you to realize that the landscape of interview question
is very vast. And only way to cover all these topics is by studying to
understand than just studying for exams.

So study to learn.

Next post I will post some of the answers so check how many of you
were close.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Be a stamp

The following is a recent quote I stumbled upon and I can't resist
posting it here.

Be a stamp. Stick to the thing until you reach your destination.

That's what stamp teaches us. Stick. Stick to the task until you
finish it. Stick to your goal until you reach it.

This is what separates winners from the also run!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to prepare for basic electronics papers of AeSI?

I recently got this mail from someone. Printing it here for your

If you have any suggestons for him then do put it in comments.

Hi sir I am a student of AeSI

Dear Sir
I have a problem with basic electronics. My exam is in December. so
i have small time for preparation of exam. Dear sir i am well prepared
for digital electronics but i am not prepared for rest of electronics
even i don't know a little bit about rest of electronics. May i have
your little attention please. Would you like to tell me how to prepare
for rest of electronics? How much time i should read the electronics.
If you are going to help me. I'll be very thankful to you for this."

Well as I told in my previous post, I am not connected to aesi as a
student now so my advice on how to study this subject is very limited.

But I think I know a resource which will give you the neccessary
techniques to study more effeciently and get more out of your studies.

Go to it has lot of useful
techniques like autopilot schedule, fixed schedule routine, quick
study technique, quiz and recall methods and many others useful and
effective study techniques

I am sure this blog is one thing that all students of aesi should
follow. Check the archives of this blog and more importantly apply
them to your study routines.

Hope this help.

And if you have any study tips regarding this question then do tell us.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

You define yourself by the work you do

A recent post at Seth's blog (
stuck a chord with me.

Have a read...

"Like bending a sapling a hundred years before the tree is fully grown
and mature, the gigs you take early will almost certainly impact the
way your career looks later on. If you want to build a law practice in
the music industry, you'll need to take on musicians as clients, even
if the early ones can't pay enough. If you want to do work for Fortune
500 companies, you'll need to do work for Fortune 500 companies,
sooner better than later.

The definition of "can get" is essential. Maybe it seems like this gig
or that gig is the best you can get because that's all you're exposing
yourself to. Almost always, the best gig I could get is shorthand for
the easiest gig I could get.

Surviving is succeeding, no doubt about it. Doing the work is better
than not doing the work. Waiting for perfect is never as smart as
making progress. But, and it's a huge but, you define yourself by the
work you do, and perhaps you need to redefine what you're willing to
take and where you're looking for it."

I fully agree and hope that AeSI students do remember these words when
they come out of AeSI. Don't take the first thing that you are
presented with. Don't just jump into the next bus that's coming your

Decide on a destination and then board that bus. Otherwise you will
just spend the initial years of your work life meandering.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Some thoughts on my-aesi

Many students of aesi email me asking for all sorts of things. Some
ask me advice on specific books, some on how to study maths, some on
how to pass workshop technology and many more.

Well I try to answer this questions as well as I can and as time
permits but most of the time I feel that half of the questions are
already answered on the blog. And this was very reason I added the new
google search functionality in the blog so that older posts are easily

In many earlier posts I have already covered how to study mathematics,
how to study wt? How to study propulsion I, II etc. Well all this
posts were written from what I was learning at those times. All came
from my personal experience.

Now since I am not connected to aesi as a student, I post more on
topics that encircle aesi but are not specific on study techniques.

I hope a existing student start a blog that deals with these issues.
He/she will be more current and will have richer experience to share.

As always I am thinking loud, what do you think?

visit and give search a try. It won't
disappoint you. Cheers

Saturday, November 07, 2009

How AeSI fails you?

Here are some of the things AeSI throws at you to fail you. Knowing
them will help you navigate your AeSI journey without bumps.

By concentrating on one topic? Syllabus is vast but during exam time
we see 70% of questions coming from one section of the syllabus.

By following a completlely different pattern of questions. For years
same pattern of topics are repeated and all of a sudden, the focus
shifts and the pattern of questions changes without warning.

By asking wrong questions in the wrong papers? Take flights question
paper, some questions in this mostly borders on the subjects of
propulsion and structures subject.

By surprising you with the easiest paper? Most of the mathematics
questions that I have faced, I was surprised twice how easy they were.
I practised all the tough questions and did them again and again but
in the exams I found the simple ones which stumbled me.

By making the paper lengthy? Some papers, especially with papers like
workshop technology, rocket propulsion, etc. questions are set such
that if they aren't answered correctly they become lenghtly and
completing the papers in time becomes a challenge.

By asking the same questions for 4 consecutive semester. In propulsion
2, I saw same three questions coming in 4 consecutive semesters. It
was as if AeSI wanted to get those questions engraved in it's students

By creating a sense of excitement or resentment. Sometimes the
questions are so ridiculously simple and sometimes so very out of
place that you want to burn down the question setter. This is what
aesi question setters frequently aim at. Exciting you to such a point
that you mess up at the examination hall.

Well these are some of the surprises that AeSI has thrown my ways in
my journey of AeSI. All you need to do is figure them out and be
prepared for it. As art of war dictates, knowing your enemy is half
war won. So remember this ways how aesi fails you!

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Opportunities and shortcuts do not mix!

Great opportunities come not from shortcuts but from the main roads.
As somebody said roads lead to everywhere while shortcut just leads to
one place.

When you are taking a shortcut, you are restricting yourself, you are
putting yourself at a disadvantage.

From studying for AeSI, to learning new software, shortcuts might
help you learn fast but in the long run they decrease your abilities.
They might help you gain a certain short term advantage but are lame
over the long haul.

So seek the long roads. Shun the shortcuts. Study the whole chapers
than just reading someone's readymade notes. Read the main theory than
just going over the back question answers. Use proper menu comands
than relying on toolbars. Extend your tutorials and explore beyond
what it says, than just aiming to complete them.

So aim to travel the main roads, short cuts always by passes

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Thursday, November 05, 2009


True understanding comes from reflecting on your experiences.
Similarly true learning occurs when you reflect on what you have read
or learnt.

In my own experience, I see that I still do remember topics that I
have reflected upon while studying.

Working of gas turbine, moment of inertia, entropy etc are still as
fresh in my mind as they were few years ago.

So how do we reflect?

We reflect by turning on the mental cinema of mind. By poking at the
new information. By attaching and connecting it to the already present
knowledge and by discussing.

After each study session, get some time to do each of this. Imagine
what you read, talk about it to your friends, see how it applies to
your life, understand where it connects to your life.

This is the only way you can hope to truly learn what is there in the

The good thing is it takes little time. So just get started and you
will be surprised how much you can accomplish in with this simple
practice of reflection.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

NAL's pasteboard is window of Indian aerospace

NAL Pasteboard ( is the
webpage i visit to get a glimpse on what is happening in Indian
aerospace scene. Although its primarily highlights NAL's activities
but by doing so provides the flavor of Indian aerospace industry.

Form Highlights on new Ramjet / Scramjet propulsion research to new
composite wings, From ISRO's launch vehicle test to GTRE's engine
screen test, NAL reflects all the major projects working in Indian

I have been reading it since 9 years!! And as far as i know, this is
one page that gets updated every week. After this the other Indian
aerospace page that gets updated is ISRO's website.

This page is a must for any student of AeSI who is desirous to get
training in NAL or any other labs and organizations.


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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Five ways of study to crack AeSI exams

I have already restated all this before but again it needs a reminder.
Aesi is tough. It needs more time, more effort and more concentrated
effort. So here are five simple yet powerful ways that one can
incorporate in his or her study habits to crack AeSI.

1. Study with the syllabus book. Read all the topics. Pick and
studying just what is taught in the class is not sufficient, one need
to study systematicly and cover all the topics listed in the syllabus
book. It did cost me twice in my aesi exams so don't ignore the
syllabus book. Read more about it by clicking

2. Go for the basic theory. Master it, digest it, marinate on it, chew
it. Once all this is done go for the questions, just reading onces and
solving tons of questions won't help. Understand and digest the basics
and then go for the questions. Read more about it by clicking

3. Pen and paper study. Don't just use your mind and fingers to read
and study. Get a rough copy and pen. Draw brainstrom and study. Don't
just write the definitions draw them, connect the new info with the
already present information. Connect different topics and strengthen
your understanding and cement your concepts. Read more about it by

4. Revise everyday, every topic. Whatever new you study revise it the
next day, the next week and thereafter. This helps you to keep you
immersed in the subject. Helps you quicly connect the new to the old
and during exam times helps your recall much more easily. Read more
about it by clicking

5. Read thoroughly. Read the full chapters. Read the full text. This
is where the main core is. Justing reading once and concentrating on
solving questions, papers won't help you. Read throroughly. Read
thrice. This is the only way to get to imprint what you read on your
minds canvas forever. This is what will help you in the long run. Aim
for the marathon than sprinting for the exams. Read more about it by

These are some of the things one should keep in mind and follow to
pass aesi exams!!!

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Website of AeSI alumnus launched

I know i am very late in announcing this but better late than never, so here we go. The website of AeSI alumnis has been launched. Its located at

Here's what Rituraj Shrivastava, president AeSIAA announced.

Dear AeSIians,

It's a pround moment for all of us to announce that first ever website of AeSI alumnus is released and functioning. In its first version, it has all the basic information about AeSIAA. The following features will be added soon in the next version
1. Members Data base
2. Various online forms for registration and different events/seminars organized by AeSIAA, and
3. Email id (example:

I really admire the effort of our vice-president Mr. Lalan singh to drive this activity. He himself put a lot of effort after his office hours to make it happen. I would also like to thank Mr. amit Kr. singh and Mr. Rakesh Patel for valuable support to Mr. Lalan singh.

Once again a great team effort and it's really exciting feeling to go one step closer to our goal!!!

At last, I request you all to come forward with your expertize and support Mr. Lalan and his team to make AeSIAA website more atractive and informative.

Best Regards,
Rituraj Shrivastava
President, AeSIAA

So what are you waiting for take a look at

Announcement about After-AeSI career guide to AeSI

Here's an announcement. I am going to release the ebook which I have
named 'After-AeSI, career guide to AeSI' in this week.

The ebook is essentially a collections of blog posts that have
appeared in my-aesi till 2008. I have selected those post which I get
most questions from.

From passing aesi, to interviews, from job search to writing cover
letters, I have tried to incorporate the major philosophy of this blog
in one complete ebook. Hope you all will benifit from it.

I completed compiling the ebook long back, but from laptop breakdown
to irratic net connection forced me to delay the launch. I am hoping
that by the end of this week the book will be available for
downloading. So don't forget to check this

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Colour by numbers or a blank canvas approach

We all have began our coloring by using books that help us colour by
numbers. These magazines/books provided the sketch and the numbers and
we as kids fill in the appropriate colours.

I wonder how many of us skipped this step and went straight to the
blank canvas and drew something. Yes we eventually graduated to this
step but not before we mastered color by numbers.

Similarly when learning a new software, step by step tutorials are
the colour by number canvas. They give us the feel of the software.
It's after this steps that we move to the blank canvas, where we
formulate the problem from start to finish.

Colours by number is essential and should not be skipped. It's
provides the feel, understanding and the preliminary cups of knowledge.

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