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# Featured member - Harsh Shrivastava

We will be featuring different members of the Brilliant community, so that you can get to know them better. For the fourth issue, we are featuring Harsh Shrivastava

One of his problems that I love, is Don't try $$x = y = z$$, because it is an Inequality with strange equality conditions. It requires ingenuity to solve, so give it a try if you dare!

Harsh has been consistently writing solutions for the past year, and improved his presentation over this time. I enjoyed reading his one-line solution to finding the minimum of $$a^2 + b^ 2 + c^2$$ given $$a+b+c = 6$$.

1) Tell us more about yourself
Hello, I am Harsh Shrivastava. In hindi, 'harsh' means happiness, with is contrary to the english definition. I am a happy person, and not a harsh person :)
I live in Bhilai ,a small town in Chhattisgarh,India.I am in grade 10th. I love coding, playing basketball and listening to rap songs by Eminem while doing maths. My all time favorite movie is "Now you see me". I joined Brilliant about 1.5 years back. I LOVE THIS SITE. Due to my exams, I have to spend less time on Brilliant, but I am still back everyday!

2) What is one fun fact about yourself that the Brilliant community doesn’t know about?
Hm, there are so many I want to share that I can't only list one. Let's see:
I can't solve Rubik's cube.
I love python(not the animal :P )
I can convert almost every three pointer shot I shoot in basketball.
BUT I cannot touch the rim of basketball :P
I love playing Nba 2K15 & Fifa '14.
I hate questions which require artificial thinking, & tedious calculation.

3) What do you want to accomplish in the next few years?
I aspire to become a software engineer in future because I love coding. It is awesome for my hobby to also become my job. A software engineer can make any program to suit his/her need. Also a software engineer can make softwares that can help millions of people.
But my school does not supports anything except 'school studies' ; so its difficult for me to code on a regular basis.Therefore currently i am unable to work towards my goal.But i will start learning Java,C++ as soon as my school gets over.
I mostly code in python, but I know a lil bit of javascript,C++ and php. Though I have not made many computing projects, some of them are - a space war game,a program that opens web pages,a text to voice app,an app that tells the current stage of your mobile phone, & some mathematical programs(which i love :) ).

4) What do you wish for Brilliant?
I want Brilliant to run forever. It should get funding from governments of every country. It should be listed before sites like AOPS. I request everyone to advertise brilliant as much as they can. I am sure that everyone knows why Brilliant is awesome :)

Note by Calvin Lin
1 year, 10 months ago

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@Harsh Shrivastava Finally got to see your face ;) Yeah , you are the inequality master of brilliant.You are also one of the most "resharing" people. I liked the pun of your name :P Yeah , school sucks :/ . Congrats for being featured! :) Meet me soon when you come to Pune :) :D · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks bro! Waiting for you(the geometry king!) to be featured 😀😀 !! And yeah sure I'll meet you when I'll come to Pune (probably next year)! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congratulations Harsh Shrivastava. True. School destroys creativity. By the way Nihar, I'm moving to Pune! :D · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thats nice! In which part of Pune will you live? · 1 year, 10 months ago

Hinjawadi · 1 year, 10 months ago

Damn , that too far away from Kothrud :/ · 1 year, 10 months ago

Oh $$\huge{:(}$$ · 1 year, 10 months ago

:(. BTW is your name really Arulx Z? · 1 year, 10 months ago

Nope! It's not. My real name is Yasharyan. I just use that name to keep my identity hidden because I've got weird friends in my school :p · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congo Harsh.Keep it up bro!!! Can't be more formal" just give me and @Vaibhav Prasad a party." · 1 year, 10 months ago

Include me too , not fair! :/ · 1 year, 10 months ago

Ur Most welcome. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Yeah sure! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks bro! I'll give party on 31st Nov 😛 · 1 year, 10 months ago

Why so late??😠😠😠😠 · 1 year, 10 months ago

Bcoz there's time for 31st to come.... · 1 year, 10 months ago

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😐😐😐😛😛 · 1 year, 10 months ago

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🙌🙌🙅🙅😦😛 · 1 year, 10 months ago

It's Good Harsh, to see you featured in Featured Member ! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thankyou! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Nice to get to know you better. I am looking forward to trying on your problems. Keep it up. · 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks sir! · 1 year, 8 months ago

You really have a,beutiful mind:D ,Yeah and congratulations for being featured .As Nihar said, you are a true inequality master. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congrats Harsh for being featured! and finally got to see you :D · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Good Job, being featured in featured member ! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congratulations! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Keep it on dude. I hope you will be always happy. Best of luck for your future. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congratulations :) ! Hope you get to pursue your future dreams ! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks! · 1 year, 10 months ago

hey @Harsh Shrivastava can you add me on google hangouts? My id is rustagi.neha47@gmail.com · 1 year, 10 months ago

Sure! · 1 year, 10 months ago

not added yet give me your email · 1 year, 10 months ago

Kudos Harsha... I am from Bhilai too... So very proud. Yeah and school is boring.. Don't stifle ...Inspire. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congratulations dude.....u nailed it....best of luck for your future dreams..keep it up · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you sir! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congratulations dude... and you must go for the IITs for your further studies on computer science. That way you'll secure your future and you passion too. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks bro ! 😊 · 1 year, 10 months ago

have'nt you started a youtube channel too ? i recognised you when saw ur face ! · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Nahi, as of now I don't have any YouTube channel. · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

i saw a kid of your face on youtube talking about some inequalitis ! · 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I think I am kinda late to see this, but @Harsh Shrivastava congratulations for being featured!! :) Schools destroy everything :P · 1 year, 9 months ago

yeah really school sucks. · 1 year, 9 months ago

Yup 😛 · 1 year, 9 months ago

Do you study in SSC board or CBSE. I am an SSC student, I live in a suburb of Mumbai · 1 year, 10 months ago

I study in CBSE board. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Congratulations bro!!!! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you 😀 · 1 year, 10 months ago

congo bro · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks. · 1 year, 10 months ago

Since you're interested in problem solving and programming, maybe you should check out CodeForces if you haven't already! :) · 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Maggie for the website!Its awesome!!! · 1 year, 10 months ago

@Harsh Shrivastava congrats! And can u tell me more about FTRE??? Please! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Hmmm FTRE is conducted by FIITJEE every year for awarding scholarships to students.For more info, just Google it! 😐 · 1 year, 10 months ago

I think @Sahba Hasan Knew that.[ "__"] · 1 year, 10 months ago

😯😯 · 1 year, 10 months ago