Question: When do you get transformed from a student into a researcher?
bhOndOO: When listening to your boss, the only thing you want him to do is to shut up.
Question: What is the strangest thing you feel about PhD?
bhOndOO: The strangest thing is that you are never able to share your most happy moments with your advisor, because he is on leave.
Question: What do you want to do after PhD?
Question: What is your opinion about having multiple co-guides?
bhOndOO: Each co-guide feels that the other one is guiding.
Question: Why do you say that PhD and ME students should work together on a project?
bhOndOO: Sugar-coated answer: ME student gets guidance and research directions from PhD student and the PhD student gets a lot of encouragement from the discussion and implementation results from ME student.
Real answer: ME student does all the donkey work and PhD student can enjoy. In the end, the PhD student gets a free paper.
Question: What is the best way to hurt a PhD student badly?
bhOndOO: Simply ask him: Enjoying your work?.
Question: What do you conclude when a senior PhD student suddenly creates his homepage?
bhOndOO: That means he is either applying for a post-doc or getting married.
Question: How do you check your research progress?
bhOndOO: From the frequency of meeting your advisor. If you meet him once a month, soon you will be a PhD dropout. If you meet him once in two weeks, you will take 7 years to complete PhD. If you meet him once a week, you will take 5 years. If you meet him twice or thrice a week, you will finish PhD in 3 years. If you meet him more often than that — you are wasting his time.
Question: How do you decide which paper to read?
bhOndOO: From its length… and from the number of symbols in it.
Question: What should you do when a reviewer comes up with a tighter bound than what you have proved in your paper?
bhOndOO: Add the reviewer as a co-author and resubmit the paper.