Chess Puzzle By Sam Loyd

Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was a well-known American chess player, chess composer and puzzle author. I had read his book of mathematical puzzles selected by the legendary puzzle composer and columnist Martin Gardner. However I didn't know that his chess puzzles were so great. Sam Loyd studies can be frustrating. This one is not too bad,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Lessons From “Deep Work” By Cal Newport

“Deep work”, a definition coined by Cal Newport himself is, “professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit”. 1⃣ Regularly resting your brain improves the quality of your deep work. When you work, work hard. When you’re done, be done. 2⃣ For many types of work,... Continue Reading →

Avoid “Great” And “Very”

My recent post on Review of Anthony Horowitz Books got many views and like. That was a pleasant surprise to me! I didn't know that Horowitz is so popular and widely searched. But this has motivated me to write book reviews more often! However, today I want to write about another topic which I had... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Anthony Horowitz Books

After a long long time I read two books back to back which were NOT non-fiction. For last few years I have been reading only non-fiction. I needed a break but I wasn't getting any good fiction recommendations. Thankfully, finally I came across one - and the better part was that it was my favourite... Continue Reading →

The Contents I Consume On Internet

Since COVID lockdown in India in March 2020, we all have increased the contents we consume online - be it OTT platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix et al, or Youtube, podcasts, learning courses or blogs/articles etc. The same is true for me. But in my case that proportion was high even before the lockdown. I... Continue Reading →

Literary Clock

Someone shared this charming little website. Every time you open it, it tells you the time… Through a quote from a book 📚 🤓 Literary Clock

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