Monthly Archives: January 2007

My efforts to set priorities and work by a schedule were constantly defeated – often leading to a sense of desperation. But funnily, each time I reviewed my priorities for the year, I was more or less working along the lines though I scarcely met my targets day-to-day. I have been thinking of it for a while but started taking it seriously only after talking to a friend who had a similar problem: in the long run, we seem to keep up to a plan, but are erratic in the short run. I guess this is perhaps because of my […]

Time Management for an undisciplined fellow!

A rather surprising feature about Google calendar is that it does not have a task manager. I recently changed my time management technique from being ‘calendar based’ to ‘list based’ management. In my search for a task management system, I discovered – an incredibly well designed utility. It’s online, capable of creating multiple lists, one can specify due dates, estimated time, associate with multiple tags (that are across lists), specify location, and do an assortment of other things. It’s highly keyboard friendly and has a terrific search facility. Oh, I forgot to mention that one can specify status of […]

Google Calendar integrates with Remember the Milk

It’s easy to import citations from Google Scholar into Refworks. In order to do this go to “scholar preferences”, a link you will find next to the search box and at the bottom of that page you will find an entry called “Bibliography Manager”. In this, select Refworks (I often end-up choosing a similar sounding thing called “Refman”, take care). Once you save the perferences, you will find a link called “import to refworks” below each search result. The rest is one click away. This though is not entirely trouble free since logging into Refworks should be done only through […]

Using Refworks with Google Scholar

Refworks Rating: 4 out of 5 Manage citations, create bibliographies quick & easy in any format you want (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) and keep references organised Note: There is an easier way to cite and it’s free.  Check out my note on Zotero citation tool. I have been using Refworks since six months with great satisfaction. It is perhaps one of the most useful and time saving utilities for graduate students working on research papers. The software has two broad components: (1) Database of our references to organise and manage references (2) Utility for easily adding citations to papers that […]

Manage citations and bibliography with Refworks

The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics Rating: 3 out of 5 Author: William Easterly Year: 2002 Category: Economics, Development, Growth theories, Institutional Economics Publisher: MIT Press The review has been shifted to my academic blog. Sorry for the inconvenience, please click here to read the review.

Review of Easterly’s Elusive quest for growth

I was looking for some of the most common terms that people search for online.  Not surprisingly cinema and glamour made it right to the top followed closely by sports (see lists below).  What did surprise me was “NDTV” was one of the ten most searched words by Indians.  There were also a couple of entries for airline websites including Air Deccan and Go Air.  Since this is a monthly list, I’d have expected some non-entertainment issues such as Jessica Lal’s murder trial or Noida serial killings to make it to the top – but that’s not the case.  It’s […]

What Indians search for