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July 2020
CAT Preparation
Should you be writing AIRCATs right now even if your course is not finished? If you have been suggested to go ahead for the AIRCATs as per your batch’s course coverage, you should. Else, you should wait just a little longer. Taking online tests is a habit that will take some time to develop. You...
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CAT Preparation and Cricket
So, you think you know? You think you know what is it that you are not good at? Let’s say you think you are bad at X (X could be quant, or English, it could be learning something new or anything else that fits your analysis of yourself). Now try recalling how and when that...
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When I wrote to you a few days ago, I asked you about the one habit that can change (it for) you. This reminded me of the book ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller that I read a few years ago. Counter intuitive at first, it actually made a lot of sense to me later....
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CAT Preparation
To get what you have never got, you must do what you have never done. If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you will keep getting what you’ve been getting. Just more of the same, will only get you some more of the same. Change, unfortunately, is one of the most counter-intuitive responses of...
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KNOWING is easier. Most of us KNOW the right things to DO. We know the importance of discipline. We know the value of focussed effort. We know the need for motivation. DOING is tougher. But then knowing is so easy that we even know which bowler should have bowled that final over; which batsman should...
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Cricket and CAT-2020
Sometimes a fantastic sportsperson gets a lot of flak for one bad performance. Just one off day in a match, or worse still, a trophy lost, many expectations and hopes shattered, and the entire past seems forgotten and the entire future hopeless. Being unfairly harsh because of one instance of failure is not right; although neither...
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We understand why a school football team has a coach. Or why we send a kid to a tennis or a chess coaching academy. But why do the best sports teams in the world have coaches? Why do the best individual sports persons have coaches? Most of the players are better players than the coaches,...
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A few days ago, we lost a shining star, one of our students, Pooja, who had appeared for CAT-19 and was aiming for CAT-20 now. She was diagnosed with leukemia in February this year. Words fail me as I struggle to express – and I wish I never had to write such a mail. But...
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Cricket and CAT-2020
When you are chasing a big target batting second, you can’t afford to look at the target and be intimidated. The first step is to not get out and believe that you CAN do it if you don’t get out. The second step is to take it over by over, ball by ball and focus...
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I have been writing this piece around this time of the year for several years now because alot of students I interact with share this query, especially around this time. And it is interesting indeed as to how different the same thing appears when we see it from a different perspective or in a different...
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