Today felt like writing the way I used to. As I browsed through few of my older postings, I could only say "I am following my fate". It was really hard to tell how I might end up, as I was predicting myself in 2007-2008. But I am the happiest person to be alive to tell you my story.
When I started with Authorsden, no one knew me as a "professor"; I was fired at least six times (I was not used to such harsh treatment in private organizations)! In fact Authorsden was a luxury item for me, kindly introduced to me by my friend Debasis Haar (my friends are all much bigger than me as usual). Looking back I got significant experience of webpublishing.
I was looking back at my posts, "Good, Bad and Ugly", and "Sites for Bioinformatics Laboratory". You are welcome to take a look.
My early efforts struggled and struggled, and I finished my quest for better business models. As I convince myself about my familiarity of the field, I am presenting a paper in Jadavpur University. In 1995 in the USA, I was very bright young candidate for Assistant Professor, but I did not know where and how NIH might pay me a grant (you might not believe that I was interviewed at the Howard Hughes for PDF in 1994) . I dreamt of becoming professor in IIT Kharagpur during 1999--2000! No, it was not a dabble by a depressive man. But you know I call IIT's UG/PG College, not University, and I was hoping that people would take me seriously to catalyse a change. Past is past. The Ganges flew, she blew me apart, but did not kill me for reasons I do not know!
Now beyond my fifties (you know me since my 40's) I am not making any more new plans. I finished my interests in business models, of course without commercial succees. I had not given up my plans for finishing couple of scienctific books --- the plan that got derailed when my landlord locked me out (I have a civil case in Bangalore Court on this). As of now I want to finish a few research papers by 2016 and live/die peacefully. If I get a small foreign University, I would go for it.