On Dunbar’s Number And My Comfort Zone

What are the limits of friendship? No, I am not asking what are the boundaries one should not cross in their friendship. I mean how many people can you actually call as friends - is there a limit? In my mother-tongue Marathi (or even Sanskrit), there is a word called जगन्मित्र - which means "friendly... Continue Reading →

Super Mario Effect

Have you ever heard of the Super Mario Effect? When YouTube star and former NASA engineer Mark Rober challenged 50,000 people to a basic coding challenge, he learned something profound. Half the participants were given penalty points if they made a mistake. The other half were simply told 'That didn't work. Please try again.' Interestingly,... Continue Reading →

Reading With Purpose

I read Atomic Habits by James Clear in 2020 and was highly impressed by it! I have been reading his blogs even before that. I decided to act upon book's core theme of "Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results" and chose to apply it to one of my passions - reading. I decided that in 2021 I'll... Continue Reading →

History of Chess Grandmaster

I came across following interesting information about Chess Grandmasters. Don't know if it's true; probably it is. THIS DAY IN CHESS HISTORY: On April 21, 1914 at the start of the St. Petersburg International chess tournament. It was in this tournament the term "grandmasters" were first used. When the preliminaries were concluded the top five... Continue Reading →

A Documentary on How Google Search Works

Google search home page is good at using Doodles for celebrating events, festivals, people etc. and nudging people into exploring further details by clicking on the Doddle. If you want to check the repository of all the doodles click here. I regularly check such doodles and explore further. Last week I came across a hyperlink... Continue Reading →

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