2013 in review

Posted on December 31, 2013 by rkrishnan

2013, like other years, was a mixed bag. For the first time in years, I had to witness the death of someone very close to me. I spent a lot of time in hospitals, in front of Intensive Care Units, slept on the benches on the hospital corridors, talked to many others like me who were anxiously hanging out at hospitals waiting to hear from the Doctors who made lightning visits, uttered a few words and left.

Some of the people went home alive, some unfortunate old and young didn’t.

On the positive side, I completed two courses on Coursera, Algorithms Part-1 and Algorithms Part-2. I really felt after completing these courses that I made a step forward in my own quest to become a better programmer.

I have no big ambitions for 2014. I just want to be a better human being, spend more time with family, read more books, do more of what I like and be with people I love.

I also hope that the world would judge people for what they are, rather than by the tags they carry (age, sex, qualifications, job…).

Happy 2014!