Ram Thilak

I am an Aspiring Data Scientist

PK Ram Thilak

Ram Thilak recently completed his Masters in Enterprise Business Analytics from the National University of Singapore and is excited to kickstart his career in Data Science. He briefly worked as an App Developer for BNY Mellon before pursuing his Masters. Born and brought up in the coastal city of Chennai, India, he has a insatiable desire for filter coffee and carnatic music.
Ram Thilak fell in love with financial markets during his late teens and hopes to become a quantitative trader one day.

  • pkramthilak@gmail.com
  • www.ramthilakceo.com

Professional Skills

Statistical Reasoning, Programming (R/Python/C#/SQL), Machine Learning, Analytics, Algorithmic Thinking, Digital Marketing and Basics of Finance and Economics.

Programming 90%
Analytics and Machine Learning 70%
Statistical Reasoning 80%
Finance 40%

Personal Thoughts

A collection of my comments and thoughts about different things I come across every day


Poetry is one of my favorite vehicles of thought expression and I experiment a lot here ranging from haikus, sonnets to PicPoetry.


I love to reason through data and been involved in a lot of side projects over the past year. Hope to write more on this soon


Another sector that keeps me intellectually challenged. I'll be giving my CFA this year and also hope to fill up more on this label


One of the things I'm extremely comfortable in expressing and I started out on my blogging journey with a philosophical article


Movies are my favorite pasttimes and I love to critically review a film, particularly the screenplay. Have written a lot on this here

  • Hear me Roar - A Tweak and a Try!

                       This is another post that breaks my blog hibernation. With final exams over for my Masters and with internship also coming to an end, this time around, I wanted to try something that has been nagging me for a long time; can music inspire you write a poem? The first instance of this thought came to me through the song 'Sippi Irukkudhu' from the movie 'Varumayin Nerum Sivappu' where Kamal Hassan fills words for tunes sung by Sridevi. It is an interesting and engaging song and you can hear it here if you understand Tamil.

                         Since, I'm more comfortable with English, I set out on finding a song for which I can write a poem using the music. So, in this post I've tried to write a poem inspired from the music of 'The Rains of Castamere- Hear me Roar!'.

                           It took me about three hours to come up with different iterations of the poem and finally settle with one. Just a glimpse of the creative process,

       The final poem is,

    Lo and Behold, the time has come
    for you to let things go
    Just a quarter-life that has swum
    so make the rest of it glow.

    Though times are hard, with stress and distress
    a lion still has claws
    Whether your life is scarce or excess
    just breathe out brilliance till you're last.

    So learn to rise against all your lies
    the world is waiting to hear your roar
    And now your name echoes everywhere
    with your father there to hear
    Yes now your fame roars o'er the air
    and your soul stays there to hear.

                      Riding back on my initial thought of singing it, I tried that too and thanks to GarageBand. I googled on this and found this simple easy to learn tutorial of mixing music and words seamlessly.

     I went one step further and recorded it as well.

    This is my first attempt so please do share your comments.

    Hoping to blog frequently from now on.

    Ram Thilak

    Hear me Roar - Image Credits : Internet
  • Vibrating Love!

    After an annoying alarm, your words wake me up,
    And after a hard day, your words put me to sleep;
    Revolving around your words is my day and night,
    Which makes you my yin and yang; my darkness and light.

    When you talk, I'm not blessed to see your electric and eclectic eyes,
    Or can I glimpse the way you paint the words in air with your hands;
    But I still thank the air; as it carries and delivers your words to me,
    We may be geographically apart but digitally we are close.

    My heart ticks each day with the vibration of your message,
    And I do want to live with you soon; to breathe the air you exhale.

    Ram Thilak

    Image Courtesy: Internet

  • Z for Zebra Crossing! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    Creativity can be applied anywhere and the above picture is an evidence for that. Interesting art in a Zebra Crossing in Singapore near my place and the one I use frequently.

    Public places in Singapore are artistically decorated in myriad ways and even routine things are done with a touch of creativity.

    Ram Thilak

  • Y for Yale-NUS! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    Yale-NUS, the liberal arts college established in 2011 is one the aesthetically sound location in the NUS Campus. It is a paradise for students. If you have a look at their Common Curriculum, you'll be amazed by the wide range of subjects they cover in undergrad. This college cultivates broad range thinking in young students and for artistically inclined students, this is the place to study. It also holds the distinction of the first US Ivy League School to be established in Asia and has a healthy mix of local and international students.When one spectrum of NUS is developing technology, this corner of NUS is fostering liberal arts. 

    As Steve Jobs rightly pointed out, 
    "When technology is married with liberal arts and humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing"

    Ram Thilak

  • X for Xanthophyll! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    Xanthophyll is the yellow substance that makes the leaves turn brown and dry when they are old. I clicked this picture to illustrate the concept of 'Dried Leaves Composting'. Singapore's Garden City vision was conceived in 1963 and during the rapid development they have never missed their connect with Nature. 

    All dried leaves from trees in Singapore are cleared from the road and left on the gardens which serve as compost for greener plants. Almost everyday, you find someone doing this task in the bus stop, MRT or on your street. 

    It's fascinating how these leaves, even after their death serve as a compost and remain useful.

    "Crisp and Crunchy dried leaves fall upon grass; peacefully
    To become as a compost for the grass even during it's death; selflessly."

    Ram Thilak

  • W for Workplace! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    The above photo was taken in Central Business District (CBD) that houses a majority of the offices in Singapore. With high-rise buildings, all around you I was able to understand the term 'concrete jungle'. This place is filled with dreams and a lot of energy.

    As Franklin Roosevelt said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!"

    Ram Thilak

  • V for Virtual! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    I've always been fascinated by mirrors and how it reflects the reality. The above picture is a wonderful virtual image of ArtScience Museum- my first post for A-Z Challenge.

    Ram Thilak

  • U for Umbrella! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    Never worry as to what will happen if you do something in Life. As Wiz Khalifa said, "Worrying is stupid. It's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain."
     Always take a leap of faith in Life and go ahead with confidence. Things will turn out well. The experience that Singapore has given me so far has been one such thing.

    Ram Thilak
  • T for Tempest! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    The rains in Singapore are short, violent and frequent. You will find dark looming clouds over the skyscrapers many times in a week. Though, Singapore has a tropical climate, these short bouts of rains helps to keep this garden city green and clean.

    Philosophically, these storms make trees take deeper roots!
    ~George Herbert~

    Ram Thilak P

  • S for Sunset! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    Paulo Coelho is a master when it comes to explaining philosophy of Life. Here goes his quote about sunset,

    "Every beautiful sunset needs a cloudy sky"
    ~Paulo Coelho~

    Ram Thilak

  • R for Rain! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    One of the best quotes about Rain and Life comes from Bob Marley.
    Some people feel the rain; Others just get wet
    ~Bob Marley~

    Ram Thilak

  • Q for Quotes! #AtoZChallenge2016 #Singapore

    Climbing the stairs between trees, I remembered a quote my father often tells me.

    "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night."
    ~H.W Longfellow~

    Ram Thilak


    Normanton Park, Singapore