This is a personal blog where I tend to write random stuff whenever I feel like. Most of the posts are just immature rants. Hopefully, at some point of time I will write things that are more meaningful and which helps you in your life. Till then shoo away :)
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Game of the Century
Most chess enthusiasts might have heard of Bobby Fischer. He is considered by many as the GOAT of chess. 13-year old Bobby has played one of the greatest game against Donald Byrne in 1956. The game was hailed as the "Game of the Century" and has been discussed in countless chess books and collections.
This is the position which is the turning point of the game. If any of you,who hasn't seen this game before, can come up with the right move, you are a genius.
This game is analyzed beautifully in this video:
For those who are impatient to sit through 25 mins hearing the commentary click here.
I wanted to write a post condemning the arrest of Aseem Trivedi and the stance of government towards cartoons depicting them in poor light, but after seeing the cartoons by Aseem I decided otherwise. Don't get me wrong, I don't support the arrest of Aseem in anyway.
While the cartoonists have freedom of speech and expression as a fundamental right, they should also remember that there are some fundamental duties and one of them is to respect the national symbols of India. On seeing the cartoons of Aseem Trivedi, though I understood his noble intentions, I find some of his cartoons disturbing and disgusting. While his cartoons in no way can amount to national sedition, he managed to disrespect all the national symbols (some of them are really clever). I request all cartoonists to show some restraint on what you are depicting. Depicting Mother India getting raped is quite nauseating.
Cartoons by Asleem which I felt are clever:
Cartoons by Asleem which I found nauseating or disr…
Recently, government announced it's plans to amend the Constitution to enable reservations in promotions in government jobs. As usual those who are against it say promotion should be based on merit and that SC and ST candidates are having more than enough privileges, while those who are for it cite some isolated incidents of harijans being mistreated and argue that there is still a lot to be done for their upliftment.
My personal opinion is that reservation at any level is not good. Effort should be made to give the same quality of education to backward junta as the city bred students have access to. But I know that it is impractical in India considering the motivation level of most government employed teachers.
We have to remember that the purpose of reservation is to mould our society into an ideal society where reservation is not required. But with the present reservation system one can never be sure about when to stop it(the reservation system). So I have this idea where eve…
The most exciting,anxiety filled,energy sapping phase of student life, the placement interviews are going to kick-start from tomorrow in our campus. Most of my friends are tense and can be seen preparing with never-seen-before intensity and zeal for the interviews.Some are desperate to take whatever job they get,some are particular about where they want to get placed,some are sitting for placements as back-up option (in case they don't get into their desired universities) and some are applying for all companies just for kicks (Believe me,there is a CS guy with 9+ GPA sitting for 10th day company exams). One thing that everybody is bothered about is what is the dress code for the interviews. Make no mistake of thinking that this post is about dress code in interviews from a guy who is not even sitting for placements.
I am kind of amused with how much hustle-bustle goes on about what to wear for an interview. One of my Aero friend has gone shopping to buy formals for the interviews…