Author Archives: vishwab

About vishwab

Live it ! Love it ! Thats in short about me. For the keener audience, currently a PhD student in Systems Engineering at UC, Berkeley, I come from the holy city of Varanasi in India. I am passionate about teaching, music, writing, travelling and meeting new people. My time at Berkeley living at International House has both reared and been reared by the above. For the professionally oriented, I did my undergrad in Civil Engineering and Masters in Structural Engineering, have taught Physics at Berkeley for 5 semesters and at Stanford for 2 summers and my research is currently focused on Vehicle to Grid Systems and Persuasive Technology. For the even more interested, keep an eye on the blog..:)

High in The Sky !

From watching the Blue Angels to plummeting 18,000 ft. to flying a Cessna, over the past month, I’ve spent more time with my I-House buddies off the ground than in the classes. It all started when two wonderful RAs organized a Fleet Week airshow … Continue reading

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The Rooms of Requirement!

Beeping alarms, red laptop eyes, nights deep in books, hasty goodbyes! Its that time of the year again when the I-House bears raise hands and say – Ah! Midterms. Surprisingly, I wasn’t surprised when a girl asked me yesterday, “I can’t study … Continue reading

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What Color Art Thou…?

Are you the life of the Party? Or maybe you are the one who put it together. Either way you add your own unique color to it. Wonder how? Read on… The deadline to sign up for the Intercultural Leadership Initiative … Continue reading

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Get, Set, Explore…!

“Where is the exit?“ “Take a left, then right…….another right and there you are.” I showed you the way for now but I can read that anxious concern in your eyes…..I hope I don’t get lost here. A slice of pizza in hand … Continue reading

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Down the Memory Lane: Precious Life – I-House Film Series

Edward Norton once said – “The best films of any kind, narrative or documentary, provoke questions.”  Yes, they do, at least every time I watch one at the I-House Film series. About an hour ago, I was reading a recent article on middle … Continue reading

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Where Dreams Change!!!

“I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.” -Roy Orbison Woosssshhhh!!! the wind blew into our faces … Continue reading

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The Spirit Transforms !!! Border Crossing Essay

“I used to live in a room full of mirrors, all I could see was me. I took my spirit and crashed my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.” –        Jimi Hendrix Zzzziipppp!!! Throwing the … Continue reading

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