Ames Window and Feynman's First Principle

I came across an interesting optical illusion called Ames Window. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KrpZMNEDOY This shows how the optical illusion fools our brain even though we know that the reality is different. This is a very good example to keep in mind, because our brains are really susceptible to make such mistakes, and this is... Continue Reading →

Thought of The Day

31st January 2020 Inspiration gets you started, but discipline keeps you going.

Nice Interview of Anatoly Karpov

A lot has been said and written about Kasparov vs Karpov chess rivalry. Even Kasparov has written/spoken at length about Karpov - both good things and not-so-good things. However Karpov still remains a mystery man. Probably because he is not very fluent in English and hence enigma for the English speaking world. Here is one... Continue Reading →

Thought of The Day

30th January 2020 “The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies” — John Lescroart

William Dalrymple on The Anarchy

One of my favorite literary events is Jaipur Lit Fest, which is now well established after 8-10 years of its existence. I follow on YouTube a lot of talks from the Lit Fest. Just a couple of days back I watched this talk by historian William Dalrymple's on his book The Anarchy - which tells... Continue Reading →

Thought of The Day

27th January 2020 "It's easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold them 98 percent of the time." -- Clayton Christensen, giant of enterprise

स्वप्नावस्था – सत्य किती आणि कल्पित किती?

स्वप्न ह्या विषयाबद्दल मला बरेच कुतूहल आहे. त्याचा काही अभ्यास मी केला आहे किंवा तज्ज्ञ लोकांशी चर्चा केली आहे असे नाही. तसेही मला स्वप्नं फार क्वचित पडतात. एक नेहेमी पडणारे स्वप्न म्हणजे मी अंतराळात, ज्याला bottomless pit म्हणता येईल अशा पोकळीत खाली पडतो आहे...आणि तसे पडत असतानाच कधी तरी जाग येते.  कधी कधी स्वप्न इतकी तपशीलवार... Continue Reading →

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