A Good Lecture On Pursuit Of Excellence

I started following Chess IM Sagar Shah about 2-3 years ago and since then read many things about him and listened to many of his videos on Youtube. He is a very good coach, and has good clarity of thought and sense of humor. Though he is not a refined speaker, he manages to articulate... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Purpose of Life

Sharing this not because I agree with the message but because it stimulates thinking. Richard Dawkins too says (though in a different context): "Universe has no purpose". I think it is right to say that life has no purpose (i.e. we are not born with a purpose of our own). However it is also true... Continue Reading →

Kintsugi: The Art of Precious Scars

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Source: Wikipedia Very interesting concept. Instead of hiding... Continue Reading →

Lost In Translation…

I used to think that I am a reasonably effective communicator. i.e. I may not be very articulate but I manage to get the point across. It seems I was wrong. If cautious reluctance to communicate is misconstrued as lack of courage to speak up my mind then I've miserably failed. I am hurt. I... Continue Reading →

Vanity Of A Dictator Exposed

Who will bear responsibility for this? Daily loss of ₹8.5 lakh. A badly conceptualized project funded by public money is no less than corruption. Do we then need Bullet Train and Hyperloop? This is vanity of a dictator and his cronies getting exposed day by day. The person, the party and the ideology which came... Continue Reading →

Generation Gap

What is GENERATION GAP? Father used to walk 20 mins to save ₹20. Son spends ₹20 to save 20 mins. Surprisingly both are correct! Will write a detailed blog on this theme soon...

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