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# Krishna's Messageboard

Hi. This is my official messageboard.

Few things about me:- I'm 15 y/o Indian from Tamil Nadu. I like math and I'm honoured to be a part of such a wonderful forum. I like languages and more particularly, the cognitive science behind them- Linguistics. I also love nature and most parts of biology.

I'd like to type less here . Over to the discussions! :D

Note by Krishna Ar
1 year, 7 months ago

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Do you like carrots? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Sparingly, I do. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Krishna you're such nice a friend. :) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well , I'm surprised that you have edited this comment . You never make errors in English , so how did you ignore this ? :P · 1 year, 5 months ago

I don't think there is an error here! · 1 year, 5 months ago

Hello!!! · 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi. Wassup? · 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Krishna! Long time no contact ! :) . how are you? · 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Just doing stuff on Brilliant :) · 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi! How Are You? Well I Wanted To Ask About Your NTSE Results?.i was waiting for someone to create a thread on brilliant but no one did so out of curiosity i am posting it here on your messageboard :) · 1 year, 1 month ago

WE BOTH ARE NTSE SCHOLARS NOW!! :D

It would be nice if you make a note on this. :) · 1 year, 1 month ago

I Am creating a thread . do check it · 1 year, 1 month ago

@Prakhar Bindal - Is you total score 96 in NTSE now? · 1 year, 1 month ago

Yep(They are around 95.4 or something i dont remember exact figures).but why are you asking ? and do you have any idea about the results? · 1 year, 1 month ago

I have no idea and I am really eager about them. I asked because I am a bit worried too since even my marks have dipped. · 1 year, 1 month ago

What Is Your Final Score Now? I Think cutoff will remain 80-83.what are ur views? · 1 year, 1 month ago

I dont know but I dont want the cutoff to be that high. I am getting around 86-87. · 1 year, 1 month ago

My friend Sameer pande. Is getting 120 marks in NTSE stage II · 1 year, 5 months ago

Ohhh ! FIITJEE made an announcement that there are around 3 people scoring in 120s in India. Now I got to know 2 of them. · 1 year, 5 months ago

can you tell me who are they? · 1 year, 5 months ago

Obviously this guy (Sameer) and National topper Miss. Aditi Vikas (122.9) · 1 year, 5 months ago

@Ashu Dablo : Hi! What are your expectations (Ntse -lvl 2) and how many 90+'s do you know of from your FIITJEE center or local (Haryana state) Thanks · 1 year, 5 months ago

Hello dude! Long time no see. How's life? NTSE went fine. Expected marks 106 or 107. There are quite a few 90+ students, the lowest I know is 82, with around 4-5 students in the 80's. Rest everyone above 90. What about you and students from TN? · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, I am scoring around 92-93 only and people here are mostly scoring in the 70s and 80s with a few 90s. Your score is really very good and I guess I would have scored that much had I avoided those 8-10 really really silly mistakes. Haryanvites and Delhites have done really well this time · 1 year, 5 months ago

@shubhendra singh How was NTSE stage-2? (I guess you must have qualified after reevaluation? )

How much are your friends scoring? · 1 year, 5 months ago

Unfortunately after the revaluation the cut-off was increased by 1 mark, so I still missed it by 1 mark. Most of my friends are scoring in 80's and 90's. There are a few who are expecting over 100(the toppers). · 1 year, 5 months ago

Whew thanks for the relief ( Many 80s and 90s) Feeling sorry for you, that you missed it by 1 mark ! Did Satvik qualify? (I lost touch with him, so just wanted to know) · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes Satvik did qualify, he was quite lucky as his score was same as that of the cut-off. · 1 year, 5 months ago

He doesn't even care to reply ! On an approximate number, how many are getting 90+ and how many 100's?(or 100+) and How much is he getting? :P (I am sorry for this nosy part) · 1 year, 5 months ago

Approximately 9-10 are scoring 90+ and about 5-6 are scoring 100+.I can't tell you how much satvik is scoring (sorry abt that) · 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks! No issues :) · 1 year, 5 months ago

@Manish Dash @Prakhar Bindal @Ayush Gupta : How was stage-2 ? How many quesns could you attempt and how many of them are right? A few institutes have put up their keys, so you can check :) · 1 year, 5 months ago

See MAT Paper Was Easy But The Main Thing Was Time Management. I Attempted 37-39 Problems And Got About 34-35 Correct.English Language Was Easy I Did 47 And Got 40 Correct . In SAT I Found Biology Tough(Because i haven't studied biology much),Physics And Chemistry Were Easy Except A Few. In Maths Some Questions From Mensuration Required Calculations So I Had To Leave Them Still I Did 17 in maths and got 16 correct . in social science history was average but some questions of reasoning were confusing.Gegraphy And Economics were Quite Easy But civics was somewhat tougher.Overall it was balanced.expecting 98-108/150 · 1 year, 5 months ago

Wow. 108 is really high, Maybe youll be among the top-10 (As far as I 've heard, even if you avoided silly mistakes, crossing 100 is really tough in this paper) It wasn't balanced at all, maybe because you are really good, it was. · 1 year, 5 months ago

How Much Are You Scoring? (I Heard You Stood 1st in stage 1 in whole tamil nadu) thats awesome!! :) · 1 year, 5 months ago

The difficulty of the paper was extremely higher than previous two years. I didn't really expect a Talent search exam to be of this high level. Usually (without negative-earlier), cutoff would be around 90-95/150 or 145-50 /200 (when it was the easy peasy one for 8th standard), but with this years super hard math and tricky physics section, and not to forget, the incorrigibly lengthy MAT, I am hoping that the cutoff falls by a substantial amount. How I wish English was included too for marking! :P · 1 year, 5 months ago

I am of the same opinion as you @Krishna Ar . I too wish if english was included. I badly wish for cutoff to be reduced substantially. · 1 year, 5 months ago

I know right, but could you share an approximate score ? @Manish Dash · 1 year, 5 months ago

I think SAT-54, correct & 9 mistakes, MAT-25 & 2 mistakes.

That means, my score may be, 54-9/3 + 25 - 2/3 = 79 - 11/3 = 75.33 · 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks Manish. Lets wait for the official key and result. Do let me know though if any of your friends have done exceptionally well (LOL, i hope no one has!) · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, I was among the 2 students who qualified from our school. I do not have touch with the other selected student and so I cannot tell about the performance of any other students. By the way how much are you expecting ? @Krishna Ar · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well my score isn't too great :( I am quite ashamed of the heaps of silly mistakes I made. My score is mostly around 92-95. :/ (After negative) If I hadn't prepared for social, I wouldn't have crossed 65 (passing score ) LEL Last year, there was no cutoff, since only 773 people cleared MAT . This year I am hoping for divine intervention for the cutoff to drop or something like last year ( only 750-770 pass MAT) etc to happen. Fingers crossed. BTW Did you give that Dreamworld Exam this year also? (In which you topped) @Manish Dash · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes I did give the exam both DSL Maths and GK both stage 1 and 2. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Oh, they don't conduct it in my school. Fools they are. You won a wonderful amount. Who knows, you may win this year also! @Manish Dash How did you do in them? · 1 year, 5 months ago

I did perform well in maths but not in GK as far as level 2 is concerned. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Part with some amount of the money ,dude. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes I do believe "Something is better than nothing." · 1 year, 5 months ago

:3

So when are you going to give me and how much? ;) · 1 year, 5 months ago

What are you talking about? can you explain?? · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well , he want's a party from you :P

Anyway , congrats dude ! · 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you @Azhaghu Roopesh M . Surely I shall give you a party when we meet. @Krishna Ar · 1 year, 5 months ago

Haha, party later, cash transfer first :P · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes sure whenever you meet me in a bank I can help you in cash transfer. By the way you may not need my money as you will soon be entitled to NTSE scholarship. · 1 year, 5 months ago

:D Haha It was in a light spirit. You too will get NTSE and it isnt much btw (1000/-pm) -_- · 1 year, 5 months ago

Hopefully all of us ( i.e. the Brilliantians who gave NTSE Level 2) get scholarship and we give party to the other members. · 1 year, 5 months ago

:D Then , we need to get started thinking about virtual parties :P · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well if you don't have a problem , then I'm in ! · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes no probs. You are always welcome. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks Manish! · 1 year, 5 months ago

You are welcome! · 1 year, 5 months ago

I believe I could have scored more but if I had managed the time better. I don't think I will qualify. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Don't lose hope. 76 isn't bad and I am not too far away. I made 18 silly mistakes (out of 23), beat that! (Actually in a way, all mistakes are silly, but let's say the most silly mistakes) · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yeah; I made some really intelligent mistakes, though. -_- · 1 year, 5 months ago

Why don't you tell us your expected score? · 1 year, 5 months ago

I Too Agree That The Paper Was Tougher Than Last Year. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, no, I came 3rd. I messed up physics (got only 5 correct :'( ) and Math a bit. I scored decent in MAT ( Many couldnt even attempt 25). Overall I am expecting around 92.5-97.5(max) . I made a lot of damn silly mistakes (4-5 in MAT, around 7-8 in SAT), and also left some really easy questions and went for lengthy ones and not to mention lost 2.66 marks because of interchanging the shading pattern. I really don't want the cutoff to be high (you can clearly see why :P ) · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well I Got 32 According to ALLEN Key. i have one doubt dont you think answer to question 17 Of MAT Should Be A?. Because there may be some teachers who are doctors · 1 year, 5 months ago

I don't think so. If you consider a previous problem from the NTSE, they put French and German in different boxes, but if some teachers can be doctors, why can't some words be common to German and French? · 1 year, 5 months ago

Well, AFAIK, doctors are really busy that most of them give up on their assistant professorship and I'm sure that they wouldn't put you to think so much in a paper that's already damn tough. · 1 year, 5 months ago

ok lets wait for official one!.if you have time you can post a set of ntse maths problems (3-4 ) which are the best ones. because i dont know much about posting problems on brilliant(you can also see my account. :P · 1 year, 5 months ago

Haha. Yep, official is better. Please dont talk about NTSE maths. It still gives me the jitters :'(

I almost felt like a NOOB while doing the problems and sucked at them really, they were real tough and lengthy · 1 year, 5 months ago

ok lets forget about what happened and wait for results.all the best to you!! · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yeah thanks :), Mr. NTSE Scholar. · 1 year, 5 months ago

no please wait for results to come!!! i cant say anything · 1 year, 5 months ago

Chill, I am 100% sure that anything above 100 will clear. Anyway, lets w8 fr results · 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks and i am also sure that you will become a ntse scholar too :D · 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks. Hope the cutoff is low · 1 year, 5 months ago

How Much Did You Scored In MAT?(Just For Curiosity) · 1 year, 5 months ago

When I Saw Maths I Was Amazed. i was not expecting such type of problems(which are level 3-4 problems on brilliant) to appear in ntse . But thanks to brilliant i was able to solve them . Secondly Physics Was Tricky (Specially the waves,motion and light part). I Know you are excellent at biology so you must not have faced any problem but it attempted only 11 in bio and got 8 correct i am bad at biology . so in class 11 which stream have you taken?? i guess biology · 1 year, 5 months ago

I have taken Biology :) . In fact I am even more disappointed because I messed up that interchanging in Bio, I could have got 14/14 but getting 11.33 :(

MAT according to Allen Key (which is actually fully right) around 30. :/ Whats your SAT score? · 1 year, 5 months ago

In SAT I Scored 70-72 and in mat around 31-35 · 1 year, 5 months ago

wait let me check according to allen key! · 1 year, 5 months ago

Is it after reducing according to negative marking? If yes, then congrats, you dont even need to worry about NTSE · 1 year, 5 months ago

Yep after negative marking · 1 year, 5 months ago

I felt the exam was too tough for me. Moreover I had no coaching for NTSE LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 and also I did not get time to prepare for the exam as my classes for Class 11 had started from 23rd April and I had to manage with that. · 1 year, 5 months ago

I too did not attend coaching. The main thing why Delhites dominate and score so high( A really nerdy girl has the highest score perhaps in All India i guess) is because of caoching and practice. Where do you attend currently · 1 year, 5 months ago

Currently I attend Sri Venkateshwara Classes in Vizag . It is purely based on IIT and does not give coaching for any other exam · 1 year, 5 months ago

I could attempt 49 questions in English, 27 in MAT and 63 in SAT. Unfortunately for me, I knew a correct answer but marked it wrong on OMR in Social. I was extremely dejected and disappointed with my performance. I do not have any expectations to get scholarship . I had not expected such high level questions · 1 year, 5 months ago

@Krishna Ar As far as the keys are concerned, I believe I can grade my performance on the basis of the official key. But I do not know when it will be released. · 1 year, 5 months ago

Hey! Read your comments on Novels.Have you ever tried novel by Dan Brown, Michael Crichton. You would love it ( specially because of your interest in languages and biology, physics etc).And yes can you give me some tips ? @Krishna Ar · 1 year, 6 months ago

I've read the DaVinci Code. Haven't read any of Crichton's. What tips would you desire? · 1 year, 6 months ago

Tip to improve my maths skills.Is there some way in brilliant to add biology in brilliant . · 1 year, 6 months ago

Practice a lot here. That'll help. Biology is unfortunately not a part of Brilliant. You can try my Biology problems though. · 1 year, 6 months ago

I try to do as much questions as possible but there are many question that I don't understand . In one of your question I have posted my method please check it.And try this and pls check my solution. Why you don' t like sports? Is it just in your nature or there are some resons. · 1 year, 6 months ago

I'll try your question later. Sorry, coz I'm busy. I think you can check Agnishom's solution for that problem. It is very clear. Don't worry, no one can solve all the math problems on earth. I can't do a LOT of problems on this site too. If you take math seriously , you'll definitely be able to do more in the future! :) · 1 year, 6 months ago

@Ishan Tarunesh : Congrats for clearing KVPY (TOP-100) · 1 year, 7 months ago

THANKS, JUST MADE IT TO TOP -100, FEELING GREAT · 1 year, 6 months ago

Do you like sports ?? · 1 year, 7 months ago

(Un)fortunately, NO · 1 year, 7 months ago

What do you like doing in free time other than reading books ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

As my profile says, I waste a lot of time, often in pointless things. (like looking for comments on discussions like this :3 ) · 1 year, 7 months ago

What is your advice to the next generation? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I guess I am not some role-model to give advice to the next generation!!!!!! · 1 year, 7 months ago

What's your favorite English Novel ? Your favorite Author ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

JKR and JRR · 1 year, 5 months ago

Good question. I have read a lot of children's classics in my childhood days. Almost all of them impressed me. So, I wouldnt be biased and choose one of them as my favorite. Instead, I prefer mythology (NOT myth-fiction) in contemporary style. My picks: RL Green (Greek&Egyptian), Ramesh Menon/Kamla S (Hindu-Indian) :) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Try reading novels of Chetan Bhagat. They are amazing!! · 1 year, 5 months ago

Why not myth-fiction? Have you read "The Great Indian Novel" by Shashi Tharoor? Draws quite a bit from mythology and history. Or Rick Riordan for Greek/Roman/Egyptian myth-fiction, though his books are a bit childish.

Also have you read anything by contemporary Indian writers like Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, etc? Or any other books not mythological? TBH, I've read a bit too much of mythology and it doesn't really interest me anymore. · 1 year, 7 months ago

TBH, I don't read (in the sense that I read only sparingly) contemporary fiction. So, I definitely am against myth fiction. I feel that it totally damages the underlying beauty of mythology. Sometimes, you have to let the ancient things be the way they are. I have read few excerpts from Salman Rushdie . I haven't read A Ghosh, but I've read Arundhati Roy, Bibuthibhushan Bandopadhyay etc. By mythology in contemporary style and by emphasizing that it wasn't myth-fiction, I wanted to clearly draw a line between the original/factual base and the tampered /tinkered ones. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh. Sure. No problem. You should seriously move on to History though. Especially after 1947. How about classics? Have you read George Orwell?

Also, If you had to recommend a list of books to someone, which books would you recommend? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Haha history. I haven't read George Orwell either. :/ · 1 year, 7 months ago

I'm not joking. Try something like Ramchandra Guha's "India after Gandhi" for post 1947 or Maulana Azad's "India wins freedom for events just before 1947. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Sure. BTW, Did you aim for / are aiming at any other olympiads other than INMO? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Nope. Maths was the only olympiad I had a realistic chance of qualifying. I'll give the NSEP/C/A and ZIO next year. · 1 year, 7 months ago

WOW! You have a lot of knowledge on diverse topics , including literature! · 1 year, 7 months ago

You're basing this on the fact that I only gave the INMO? xD · 1 year, 7 months ago

What? That statement of yours contradicts my words. Anyway, I said so, cuz it was apparent. You missed IMOTC by a point, you're good at the sciences (of course, otherwise you wouldnt appear in NSE's) and also you do read a whole lot of stuff. What more is needed? · 1 year, 7 months ago

You don't have to be good at the Sciences to give the NSEs. I'm just giving them for the sake of giving them · 1 year, 7 months ago

LOL (at least you should be interested...) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Forget about childish , I have read all of Ricks Mythological books .

• Percy Jackson and the other Olympians

• Heroes of Olympus

• Kane Chronicles

• and rest of his works from the 39 clues series $$\ddots$$

He is my favorite author though . Who's yours ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

George Orwell by far. Rick Riordan's later books IMO especially the Heroes of Olympus became more "formulaic". I absolutely love 39 Clues though. I've got the entire series 3 and 4 to read. Probably in the Summer vacations. Have you read Amish Tripathi's "Shiva Series" or Ashwin Sanghi's? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Have you read the Cahills vs Vespers series ? I have yet to read some books of it .

Yes . I have read the Shiva Trilogy . For now , I think that's the best book series written by an Indian author .

As for Ashwin Sanghi , I still haven't read any book by him . Can you recommend some good books by him ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes I have read the Cahill's vs Vespers series. Really good but not as good as the first series.

As for Ashwin Sanghi, I personally haven't read his books but people consider his books to be an Indian version of Dan Brown.

Also try to read "Skeptical Patriot" by Sidin Vadukut. Its tries to check the various scientific claims made by various people. Really good Book. What book would you recommend? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well , I mostly read fiction and mythological stuff and am personally a great fan of the Mystery . So I guess there aren't many people out there sharing my interests . But if you ask me , I'll suggest the following :

• All the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I have read all )

• The whole series of : The Gentleman Thief by Maurice LeBlanc

• All the works of Agatha Christie

• Many more mysteries $$\dots$$

Seriously I could write around 20 more books relating to the genres that I've mentioned above , but I don't think you'd like to read these types of books .

P.S. You may think what kind of a person I am or something like that but really , I am not into these Non-Fiction type , books by Indians (sorry about that , it's just that no Indian author writes the the types of books I like ) , and I don't like the works of Chetan Bhaghat .

Yes , you may hate me for that last part , but I personally feel that his works are nothing but nonsense .

Again sorry for such a long reply .

Also if you want some recommendations for any manga , feel free to ask me (but I doubt that you'll ask!) · 1 year, 7 months ago

I've read all of Arthur Conan Doyle's work, but not much of Agatha Christie. I tried taking a few books from Patna library, but the books were so fragile and the pace of the novel so slow, I gave up.

I seriously recommend "Skeptical Patriot" though. Its an awesome book.

Also if you want some recommendations for any manga , feel free to ask me (but I doubt that you'll ask!)

Why wouldn't I ask? I always get confused between Anime and Manga, and haven't found a good place to start. Any suggestions. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Anime is the animated version of Manga , as simple as that :)

Well some of my favorite mangas are (in no particular order):

• Naruto

• Captain Tsubasa

• Detective Conan (My Favorite one !!)

• Death Note

• Lots more :) $$\dots$$

Also I read manga from here or from here . Both are the same sites only . · 1 year, 7 months ago

Detective Conan? I used to love that show. :D. Also none of your links work. It links to brilliant. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well , it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that I am what I am due to Mysteries and there has been a significant contribution to that by Detective(a.k.a Meitantei) Conan ! · 1 year, 7 months ago

Sorry ! Actually I wrote those links manually and I had skipped the "http" part · 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks. And 900 chapters? :O There goes my holidays. xD · 1 year, 7 months ago

That again proves the fact that I'm a great fan of it :)

Just read a chapter of it and decide for yourself if you want to continue or not . · 1 year, 7 months ago

They're really good. 5th chapter already. Only gripe I have is it takes time to load the pages. Do you know how to download the whole series? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Hi!

It's awesome . You can download a chapter in one minute(max) no matter what your I'net speed is . I just downloaded 25 Chapters of ___ ,guess which Manga ??

Try it out(that is if you are still into DC) · 1 year, 6 months ago

12th hai abhi. I'll probably read it after JEE. · 1 year, 6 months ago

Koi baath nahi . Kabhi to break lega na ? Tabh pad lena .

Kya baat hai , JEE mein negative rank laana chahta hai kya ? :P · 1 year, 6 months ago

Padhta kaha jo break lunga. Plus, Im already trying to cut down on distractions. Adding another new distraction now will guarantee I get a high rank. Probably 100,000+. xD · 1 year, 6 months ago

-.- Haffun dude. Why so serious? I guess its still vacation time. · 1 year, 6 months ago

Nope. No vacation right now. Schools started. :( · 1 year, 6 months ago

Unakku thaan Hindi teriyum , appo Hindi laye type pannalam ile ? Are you shy ? :P

And check out there , I had asked u a question . · 1 year, 6 months ago

LOL...Okk.....btw which discussion are you referring to as "there"? · 1 year, 6 months ago

Well I myself have felt the need to do so but could find no method of doing it .

One way could be to find a torrent but nowadays all manga torrents are dead .

Btw which manga are you reading right now ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Detective Conan. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Great choice ! I have read upto 848 or so chapters . I find it very practical and motivating .

Hope you enjoy it too :D · 1 year, 7 months ago

Hi! Genius! · 1 year, 7 months ago

Genius is the word used to describe calculus gods like you! · 1 year, 7 months ago

I can't agree more. · 1 year, 7 months ago

How much calculus you have studied till now. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Too damn less. I just know differentiation (+bit of diff. eqs). When I learnt integration (6-7 mths back), I didnt do it properly. As a result of that I dont know anything properly in it now. · 1 year, 7 months ago

You are currently going to 11th right. What subjects you have decided to take up for 11th,12th · 1 year, 7 months ago

BTW, you're both NTSE and KVPY scholar ri8? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Btw , if you are looking for a really great scholar , look this guys profile up .

Kishlaya , you agree with me right ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Nope only KVPY scholar, I couldn't clear NTSE stage 2. · 1 year, 7 months ago

I refer you too wikibooks, you can read any part which you didn't understand. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Sure. Thanks. I'll (try to :P) do them in these few holidays. I'll take P,C,B,E and M · 1 year, 7 months ago

Wow one more...The count goes on..Hehe.By the way I am waiting for your messageboard@Parth Lohomi · 1 year, 7 months ago

You are really Genius in just 15 age! So , In which class you are ? what are your future Plans ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I'm going to 11th now. Future plans- Medicine /Linguistics./Biological Post-doctoral research. I'm no genius oh plisss! @Anik Mandal ,Satvik was asking that question to troll me. You very well know that I am not a genius. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well Krishna another "genius"tag to your name :P.The more you deny ,the more you have to face...:P.Please tell how you advice your juniors(like me) in the preparation of competitive exams? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Btw why did it take you so long to create your message board ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I did it purely at your behest. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Enjoy your vacation!! · 1 year, 7 months ago

;) .(I see the pun(enjoy---fun----pun) :P ) Congrats for your year long streak! (I know, I am too late to wish you ) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks a lot! I would not mind giving up this streak and getting a -370 day streak, if someone were to let me live those days again after my 10th standard exams.. I wouldn't even mind giving the board exams again. (I hope this helps you in planning the days ahead) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Which means you were studyin' in your 10th vacations? :O · 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes. I tried learning calculus by myself, but then my classes started for JEE, which was fun too, but it stopped the calculus part. · 1 year, 7 months ago

SO how did you continue that part? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I didn't. I keep thinking that I have to start again, but somehow it escapes. Now, they'll be starting calculus in class.. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Dude , you're level 4 in calculus! · 1 year, 7 months ago

Yeah, I studied the basics before I stopped. We were also taught basic calculus for physics. Physics, especially mechanics has a lot of calculus. I know how to differentiate a function and basic integrals, that's it... The level 4 came from doing the application based questions of calculus, word problems and the like.. Whenever I see a question requiring me to evaluate an integral for which I do not know the formula, I close the question and move on. This is what I want to stop by learning calculus for real.. · 1 year, 7 months ago

What draws your interest in Linguistics? Are you a Chomsky fan? · 1 year, 7 months ago

To give you a basic example (without much ado)- let me take the case of word roots , ie: their etymological origin. Morsel means a small bit of something (food) in English, and in French it is Morceau! The word for sugar in Tamil as well as in Malayalam is Shakkarai/Chakkara. In Hindi it is Shakkar. In Sanskrit : Shakkarah .

The fact that English is a West germanic language and French is a Roman Language makes them distant , but their alphabet and word patterns are so similar!

Same with the latter case. Tamil is Dravidian, Hindi is Aryan, Sanskrit Proto Indo-European/Anglo Indian (origin debated). Despite so many differences, the myriad similarities one can draw between languages is mind-blowing. · 1 year, 7 months ago

It seems that you're interested in many things, and it's adventurous. I happen to have the privilege of being able to entertain and appreciate many forms of human endeavor. Now what i find scary about that is that one needs to be a fanatic 'time manager' to live a normal life with the ever going randomness of ideas. I find it very hard to cope up sometimes. BTW it was nice knowing that you can create a language! · 1 year, 7 months ago

Actually I'm the worst at time management. I can't imagine the next two years! (11&12) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Hi sir

Do you have any plans on creating your own message board ? I am just curious! · 1 year, 7 months ago

I've never thought about having one as apparently i think i'd not be able to answer every question due to my laziness. And i don't like ignoring curious kids. So maybe at a point in future when i'll be less busy in other stuffs. Thanks for asking Azhaghu. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well, I didn't get interested in Linguistics by reading books. In fact, I haven't even read one. By linguistics, here I mean analysing patterns of syntax, word formation, phonological similarities and other intricate language based stuff. I actually got interested in this sphere of study after I qualified a problem solving test in linguistics. It was fun. We had to solve problems based on a corpus given. The corpus was from a totally unheard-of language. Eg:-Some random Afrikaans sub-dialect!. We had to use logic, deduction and reasoning to get to the answers. This inspired me to further research about Ling. I haven't really researched much, but I can happily say that I have done enough to know how to create a new language :P.

About the Chomsky part- I sure have heard of him, but I haven't read his books yet! I'm yet to formally learn computational linguistics (which I hope I can try to do now) · 1 year, 7 months ago

How to prepare for RMO ?What books to study and other stuff? · 1 year, 7 months ago

RMO doesn't need much preparation If you're from Brilliant. I'm sure you'd know your Grade-10 math well and also know Inequalities (both alg and geom.). Do a bit of NT. Refresh your combinatorics. This would suffice. :) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Can you recommend some stuff on NT and combinatorics? I am really weak in them · 1 year, 7 months ago

NT- Old papers +Titu · 1 year, 7 months ago

What is the meaning of "Titu"? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Yup. Titu Andreescu . · 1 year, 7 months ago

D'accord · 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh La La! Tu sais le Francais? (Ah, J'ai vu votre profil et vous y avez ecrit que vous savez le francais ) · 1 year, 7 months ago

Oui, J' ai appris le francias à mon lycee (classe 10). Je l' aime. C' est le tres bon langue.

Une question :

Quels sont vos projets pour l'avenir? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I think he means Titu Andreescu. The guy after whom "Titu's lemma" was named. · 1 year, 7 months ago

For those who don't know, "Titu" is Krishna's nickname. His mother calls him "Titu" at home. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh wow!Quite interesting to know!!By the way what's your nickname,Satvik? · 1 year, 7 months ago

SG · 1 year, 7 months ago

Bon soir Monsieur Pupulaire !

Je suppose que je suis assez tard de venir ici .

Alors , sont vos examens de Boards fini ?

P.S. This time I had to resort to Google Translate since I am not able to find my French Gramm. book and my Dictionary ! · 1 year, 7 months ago

So many mistakes! LOL, no doubt that you used Google Translate! Logically "ici" shouldnt be used here and the third sentence is a farce. :P Board exams ended today, which is exactly why I made the messageboard at this auspicious hour. I hope that you are contented. · 1 year, 7 months ago

"Auspicious hour" - lol !

Btw , once my JEE Mains gets over , I'll really have to start reading French Mags again . I don't want to be making such mistakes again . And I guess I'll never go back to Google Plus · 1 year, 7 months ago

Why so (G+ decision :P ) ?? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Ah! Sorry , I had meant that I'll never go back to Google Translate !!

Why would I not go to G+ , it's the only other place than Brilliant where I can meet you guys . · 1 year, 7 months ago

:D · 1 year, 7 months ago

Finally the messageboard I had been waiting for has arrived :). I just wanted to ask you that how's your preparations going on for NTSE Stage-2 ?? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I'm waiting for the results of stage-1 since Jan 28 (Karnataka results came out then). These idiots haven't yet sent the results to the NCERT , I guess :( . How about you, bruh? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Right now I'll be fighting a case against Rajasthan Board for the incorrect answer key. I didn't got selected because the mistake of those idiots who made the key :-( . · 1 year, 7 months ago

I heard from Satvik that the results were gonna be changed? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I can't say anything about what's going to happen . · 1 year, 7 months ago

You live in Delhi, right? · 1 year, 7 months ago

No, I'm from kota, Rajasthan. · 1 year, 7 months ago

gud to hear from you bro!!! · 1 year, 7 months ago

:) · 1 year, 7 months ago

There are many tough exams over there in India? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Tough, due to extreme competition; you know India 2nd in population in world. · 1 year, 7 months ago

hmmm thats true.... But tough exams helps a lot. You prepare for it. What do you think? :) · 1 year, 7 months ago

yes, they are definitely helpful and the best thing is that only the deserving ones get through. · 1 year, 7 months ago

yeap thats true but it`s actually difficult for some. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Wohoo! So, you have a message board as well now. That's interesting! As a biology guy here in a particularly math forum, was it your "own" choice to chose Biology over Math? And yeah, you are really a superman, I foresee you as a AIPMT, AIIMS, AFMC, NEET, and IIT qualifier. And I am serious here. How do you manage? Well, you like languages? Try making your own language, that's my advice. Because I do so quite often! BTW, what is your main research point?* *your future research point · 1 year, 7 months ago

Hahaha! I'm in splits. You're extolling me to a great, a really great extent. -_- I am no superman. Duh. BTW, I am a huge fan of your awesome calculus skills. If the soothsayer in me ain't wrong, your name should be there in the IMOTC list next year and in the IIT&BITS list the year following that. Though linguistics is my newfound passion, Languages and I go a long way back. I am what a few people call as a Grammar Nazi. I'd love to pursue research in Molecular biology. The question about managing, I'm sorry ; I have to revert it to you. 11 and 12 are two damn big years. I still have to develop time management skills (i badly lack them). Biology over math: Well, largely a mix of both my opinion and family opinion, rather should I say that the ideal of becoming a doctor was ingrained into my cerebral cortex by my mother right from the days when I was a toddler?

Ah, there you go, an answer good enough to last you for a cup of cappuccino ! :P · 1 year, 7 months ago

A cup of cappuccino, well that would be costly enough to me but yeah a glass of water is a better one. Well, what answer, really! Straight to it! Well, what you just said about me, is all a lie and for the world to know, he has an ability to throw the ball back into your park very well(yeah of course with the help of his linguistic skills, he can just win over a conversation by reflecting what you say in a very nice manner.

I hope I am not rude there but that's a really good quality, really good. I appreciate that. But just another question - how does success and achievements matter to you? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I haven't tasted real success (as defined by me). I also feel that I lack inner peace which makes me susceptible to panic attacks which in turn make me hyperventilate and lose sleep. :/ Life is a conundrum, truly. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh, really? Hyperventilation? Lack of inner peace? Panic Attacks? Conundrum? I think you missed something . . . · 1 year, 7 months ago

Missed what, De Missus Stavick? · 1 year, 7 months ago

I will add some more questions if I get any. · 1 year, 7 months ago

What is the best book of mathematics which you have read till now? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Mathematics is a book in itself. XD · 1 year, 7 months ago

By book, I mean the book of which author or publication ? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well, I feel I haven't touched upon any part of math too well to suggest you specific books . True that- NCERT books suck and so does the CBSE education system. · 1 year, 7 months ago

Which is the best one that you have read ? The worst one ? The most toughest one ? The most easiest one ? Your favorite one ?

This question is for the both of you ! · 1 year, 7 months ago

Though I haven't read as much books as Mr.Krishna has...Yet my favourite book is Hall and Knight Higher Algebra .And the worst ones would probably be the CBSE or NCERT standard books which wades through the topics without going to the depth...What's your opinion?@Azhaghu Roopesh M · 1 year, 7 months ago

Hmm , I can't decide on any one as my fav book . It's just that I read specific topics from specific books .

For example :

• Theory of Equations , Synthetic Division from Hall and Knight .

• Multiple Integration from Paul's Online Notes and from I A Maron

• And many such $$\dots$$

Btw , the Miscellaneous Questions from Class XI and XII NCERT TBs are good . (around Level 4 , I guess! )

Also , how did you fare in your Boards ? Good , I guess . · 1 year, 7 months ago

I am presently in the 8th grade and I didn't give the boards.How was yours? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Sorry ! I got confused seeing that your age is shown as 15 .

Btw , they weren't too bad . Also you must have heard about the Maths exam right ? The furore caused by it ! · 1 year, 7 months ago

Well, the miscellaneous questions in class-11 are not too advanced as level4's I guess. BTW, the integration part of class-12 ncert sucks! >:o Mind suggesting some good sources please · 1 year, 7 months ago

You might want to try this. That book contains some of the best Calc questions that I have solved (and those I have tried to solve) and some good topics .

You might also want to try Coord. Geo by SL Loney and Plane Trigonometry I and II by the same author . · 1 year, 7 months ago

Hi · 1 year, 7 months ago

H'lo. How's life? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Good. You gonna do the Troll King contest? · 1 year, 7 months ago

Not yet but will do. · 1 year, 7 months ago

@Azhaghu Roopesh M :Happy? :P · 1 year, 7 months ago

Yup! This way I will be able to communicate with you more easily .

Also , post a question soon ! It's been quite a long time since Clash of Coordinates . · 1 year, 7 months ago