Indian Cricket Player – A Multibagger?!

Saw this interesting post on Twitter. The 1983 Cricket World Cup team members got Rs 2100 per ODI. Today it is Rs 6,50,000 per ODI (Rs 15 Lakh per test match and Rs 3 Lakh per T-20) That's a CAGR of 18.5%! Very close to what Warren Buffett has achieved (19-20% CAGR, but for 55... Continue Reading →

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Will Chess Make Its Debut In 2024 Olympics

Just saw this good news on Twitter. If Chess makes it to Olympics, India will have a good chance of winning at least a Bronze. For many years it has been debated if Chess is a Game or a Sport...and if Olympics is only about Sports involving some physical activity. Once Chess is accepted, Bridge... Continue Reading →

World Chess Championship Begins Today

World Chess Championship begins today! This is the first time when world rates #1 (current champion, Carlsen) and rated #2 (challenger, Caruana) are just 3 points apart...so close. Also, this is the first time when both player are rates above 2800. And lastly, this is the first time since Bobby Fischer (1972) that an American... Continue Reading →

The Tipping Point, Chess and My Prediction

  Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” was published in 2000. Gladwell defined a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point". The book seeks to explain and describe the "mysterious" sociological changes that mark everyday life. The overarching theme is... Continue Reading →

Chess, Character and Champions

The World Chess Championship in New York has entered an interesting phase. After seven straight draws, we've finally witnessed a decisive result at the World Chess Championship. Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the challenger, claimed the first full-point on Monday against titleholder Magnus Carlsen of Norway. More interestingly, Magnus Carlsen declined to attend the Round 8... Continue Reading →

Indian Philmey League

IPL 3 has been exciting both on and off field. It has been said often that T-20 format would compete with Bollywood films because it is short (3 hrs), captivating and glamorous. And the predictions were more or less correct!But what was not predicted that time was the IPL itself would become 'philmey' (filmy in Bollywood... Continue Reading →

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