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Bapsi Sidhwa commenting on the review of “City of Sin and Splendour.”
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Saira Wasim commenting on an article on Contemporary Art.
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Paul Sniderman on an essay.
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Ed Haertel on Guessing and Forgetting: A Latent Class Model for Measuring Learning
“This is the most important paper I’ve read in a while.”
Gabriel Lenz on The Parties in our Heads: Misperceptions About Party Composition and Their Consequences
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An anonymous reviewer commenting on The Parties in our Heads: Misperceptions About Party Composition and Their Consequences
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Anonymous reviewer on Motivated Learning or Motivated Responding? Using Incentives to Distinguish Between the Two Processes
“Very clever work — I like the combination of the two databases and analyses (including the hand-checking of 100 sampled at random).”
Donald Green on Propagation of Error
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“Gaurav is an exceptionally talented scientist with a deep understanding of both the business and the science driving it. I have found him to have extraordinary clarity of thought when it comes to the business and a very clear way of communicating it both directly and with storytelling. He is also our most talented experienced ML scientist despite being a manager.” — private feedback to my manager
- Bijli, Sadak, Makaan: Art at the crossroads of infrastructure and culture
Published in Matters of Art (an art e-zine based in Delhi); Matters of Art (March 14, 2008)
- Interview with Bapsi Sidhwa.
Published in Alhamra Literary Review Issue 3 (Spring 2008)
- Learning about Delhi – a second look at ‘The Delhi Walla.’
Published in The Hindustan Times (pdf)