Unlike my status updates or the diary, these are the result of a bit more work and digging through resources or at least a result of more coherent thinking. And consequently, more often than not they are toward the longer and fattier side than you may ideally like. (Shortest introduction to the section containing the longest form of posts in this site!)
A Ph.D. student is a person amongst emotionally the most vulnerable section of the population, going through a most vulnerable training process for one of the most vulnerable career options, during the most vulnerable phase of his/her life. Let’s try to understand what might go wrong with them.