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 →
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 (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 →
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 →
Wanted to share few good short films I watched over last few months. Somehow I'm falling behind the "To Blog" list because of work and household chores. I have 6 drafts waiting to be posted, but not finding time. Anyways, do check these two women-centric short films. First one is Devi starring Kajol, Shruti Hasan,... Continue Reading →
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 →
I don't read daily newspaper with the same enthusiasm or purpose any more. I do read it for trivial news updates, but not for being informed about world events or for forming views/opinions. Firstly, daily newspaper had become way more outdated for that, particularly in the age of Social Media where news is fed and... Continue Reading →
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...