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 :)
Search This Blog
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.
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…
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…
I have been depressed at one point of time some 5 years ago. So I understand that depression is not a simple phenomena where it is easy to establish causal relationships. But one of the reason why we tend to get depressed is because we tend to compare ourselves to others.
Recently, I was talking to a close friend of mine . She was asking me about how I studied to crack IIT-JEE and what kind of work I used to do. I told her as a matter of fact, how I used to study in a productive manner and work consistently. All of a sudden she started crying.
This came as a shocker to me. After calming her, I asked her why did she cry all of a sudden. The answer really surprised me.
She said that she feels bad whenever she sees achieving more than her. She said that she hasn't achieved anything in life and she is not sure of the future. This answer was really shocking and sad from my perspective. In my perspective, this friend of mine has achieved a lot in life. She has excellent interpersonal s…