4 Zen Stories

I read an interesting post on Twitter which was about 4 Zen stories and thought of posting them here. I’m an introvert. I overthink. It’s what we do. My mind is always on, and even on good days, it can be hard to feel calm. Part of this is human nature — our brains are... Continue Reading →

Chess Puzzle

This is an amazing position. Guess the move found by Paul Morphy as Black. Black to move and win. Game: Napoleon Marache vs Paul Morphy, 1857.

Happy International Chess Day

Today is #InternationalChessDay and I am happy to inform that I successfully completed the FIDE-approved arbiter training camp and passed the exam for State Artiber of Chess ☺️ I am now a State Arbiter of Chess in addition to being a FIDE rated chess player...🤗

Happy Guru Paurnima!

Happy Guru Paurnima (गुरू पौर्णिमा)! 💐🙏 When the student is ready, the Guru appears. 🙂 And this is what Sant Tukaram said: एक करिती गुरु गुरु । भोवतां भारु शिष्यांचा॥पुंस नाही पाय चारी । मनुष्य परी कुतरी ती॥परस्त्री मध्यपान । पेंडखान माजविले॥तुका म्हणे निर्भर चित्ती । अधोगती जावया॥ — संत तुकाराम

Six Degrees Of Separation

Have you heard of the concept or theory of "Six Degrees of Separation" (SDS)? Those who know about the network effect might have heard about SDS or would grasp it quickly. The six degrees of separation theory states that any inhabitant of the Earth could meet anyone in the world with a maximum of six or... Continue Reading →

Short Story: The Egg by Andy Weir

Maybe you have read this before…but always worth a re-read: The Egg - By Andy Weir————— You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you,... Continue Reading →

Why Is India Poor?

I stumbled upon this wonderful session by Manish Sabharwal at Manthan forum titled "Why is India poor?". I follow Manthan forum and really liked the diverse and thought provoking sessions and topics they choose. This one caught my attention because of the title/subject. And I immensely enjoyed it! Highly recommended! Manish talks breathlessly in first... Continue Reading →

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