How to Run Leela Chess Engine (LCZero) in Arena at a Specific ELO

Leela chess is an open fork of AlphaZero. Unfortunately, Google didn't let us have the program, but they released a paper detailing how they did it , and Leela is the result. Since no single person has the resources of Google, this is a distributed … [Continue reading]

What could we have done differently to prevent Trump from capturing the white house? Unfortunately, liberals are responsible for this mess we see in front of us today. The situation could have been defused long before it reached this point. Hopefully, we will all come away from this election cycle, a little bit wiser. So that this doesn't happen again.

Trump’s Rise: Lessons for Liberals

Trump won, and we never saw it coming. We thought it might be close, but no one - possibly not even his supporters - thought he would win. This is just a continuation of a right wing wave throughout the world. Modi in India. Brexit in the UK. Trump … [Continue reading]

Do Indians Hate Air Conditioners?

How often have you heard the following on Facebook, or the comment sections of blogs: "You're sitting in an air conditioned room and passing judgment"   "People are passing comments from their A/C rooms, without understanding … [Continue reading]

Two people should never be forced to remain married to each other. If a guy badly wants to live with his parents after marriage, and the girl is 100% opposed to it, what's wrong with granting a divorce? It's the right thing to do. And the same thing should happen if the genders are reversed.

Why not Divorce if the Guy can’t Live with His Parents?

Recently, a court granted a divorce to a guy because his wife insisted that he can't live with his parents. A lot of blogs and articles have denounced this verdict and called it discriminatory. But I disagree. I think it's a great thing. Here are the … [Continue reading]

It's high time we stopped over glorifying the military in India. Yes, they risk their lives while doing their job. But so do others in thousands of equally important professions. Not everyone joins the armed forces out of patriotism either. Moreover, a soldier is trained to follow orders. They have little choice over whether or not they think their actions have any meaning.

Can We Please Stop Over Glorifying “Our Soldiers”?

I'm getting sick of the glorification of the Indian army on social media and in the newspapers. Every time there's even the slightest deviation from the nationalistic narration, "soldier's lives" are brought into the discussion. Comments … [Continue reading]

This Guy is an Asshole for Being Rude – Not for Disliking Dogs!

You might have heard this story on Buzzfeed on how a Bangalore girl rejected a guy for not liking dogs. Instead of handing rejection gracefully, this asshole then┬átries to force his opinion down her throat telling her that "it's just a temporary … [Continue reading]

Why I Have a Self Hosted Blog

The other day, a blogger friend of mine asked me whether she should shift to a self hosted blog or not. She's currently using WordPress.com and since I've been self hosting for 8 years, decided to ask for my advice. Hers is a person blog. My … [Continue reading]

The Burkini Fiasco Plays into the Terrorist’s Hands

What do the terrorists want? They want you to become like them. They hate free countries - their speech, their ways of dressing, their liberal lives. Their security. Their fearlessness. And how are the liberal nations responding? By giving the … [Continue reading]

I find rubber bullets perfectly acceptable to use against dangerous mobs. If you get violent, you don't get any sympathy from me. What I want is to see rubber bullets used for ALL violent riots in India, including political and communal ones.

I Want MORE Rubber Bullets Used in India – Not Less!

There's been a lot of outrage over┬áthe rubber bullets used by security forces against the Kashmiri protesters. A group has also morphed celebrity photos with pellet marks to raise awareness against their use. I get it - they're dangerous, they can … [Continue reading]

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Why “White Privilege” Doesn’t Make Sense

Even though I'm not Caucasian, the term "white privilege" pisses me off. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I believe deeply that asking an entire section of people to watch themselves or "check their privilege" is insulting. It groups white people … [Continue reading]