Remembering Indian Recreational Mathematician – D. R. Kaprekar…

Today is D.R. Kaprekar's 114th birth anniversary. Kaprekar was an Indian recreational mathematician who described several classes of natural numbers including the Kaprekar, Harshad and Self numbers and discovered the Kaprekar constant, named after him. Kaprekar numbers are numbers whose square in that base can be split into 2 parts that add up to the... Continue Reading →

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First Step Towards APEx

I like teaching. Because I like learning. Nothing gets your concepts/ideas clear as much as when you teach them. A lot of prominent thinkers have said many things on this. And so on...hope you got the gist! So I wanted to start something on my own in the field of teaching and also continue learning.... Continue Reading →

Letter Writing!

This post is inspired by Ramana Sir's blog post with the same title - Letter Writing!I started typing my thoughts in his blog's comments section and thought why not write a hand-written note in letter format! So here it is...this also marks my last post with handwritten contents...those who follow my blog would have noticed... Continue Reading →

Task List for 2019

Last year I vowed NOT to have New Year resolutions. And at the end of the year I am happy that it did not deter me from the things I wanted to do during the year. In fact, I did much better this year on my goals than I did when I set some new... Continue Reading →

Whose Line Is It Anyway…

"Clever lines routinely travel from obscure mouths to prominent ones" - Ralph Keyes in "The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When" I came across this line in the context of a famous quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” which is commonly attributed to Aristotle.... Continue Reading →

Chess: Goal in Life

One of my goals in life is to cross and maintain FIDE rating of 2100. Hopefully reach 2000 rating by 2022. Well, it's more of a dream and not a goal yet; because I don't have a plan to achieve it. "Dream is nothing but a goal without deadline or a plan." However, I am... Continue Reading →

On Work Life Balance…

We often talk about work-life balance as a simple balance between the job/profession and life...like the one depicted on left. In reality, it's a complex balance of multiple small balances placed over each other, as shown on the right hand side. And as you can see, even a small feather or leaf (i.e. any trivial... Continue Reading →

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