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What is Intelligence ?

(found this @ abhiisgod's blog... good one!)

“What Is Intelligence, Anyway?” - Isaac Asimov

I got this in a mail forwarded to me by Om and I felt I had to share it. So here it goes…

What is intelligence, anyway? When I was in the army, I received the kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100, scored 160. No one at the base had ever seen a figure like that, and for two hours they made a big fuss over me. (It didn’t mean anything. The next day I was still a buck private with KP - kitchen police - as my highest duty.)

All my life I’ve been registering scores like that, so that I have the complacent feeling that I’m highly intelligent, and I expect other people to think so too. Actually, though, don’t such scores simply mean that I am very good at answering the type of academic questions that are considered worthy of answers by people who make up the intelligence tests - people with intellectual bents similar to mine?

For instance, I had an auto-repair man o…

Friends.... Dosti...

This song was written for me.. ;)

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Hum rahein ya na rahein kal

kal yaad ayenge pal

pal yeh hain pyaar ke pal

chal aa mere sang chal

chal ... sochein kya ...

chhoti si hai zindagi

kal ... mil jayee

to hogi .. khushnaseebi

Hum rahein ya na rahein kal

pal yaad ayenge Yeh pal

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will miss you guys.. had a great time today.

@Kathmandu

Reached Kathmandu on 22nd 5 PM

23rd: Went to meet her...

24th/25th: All day in bed.. real hibernation.

26th: Relatives' day...went to meet thul didi, saili aunti, kaka, sani aunti, sano mama, jamal fuphu, shila sanima...

27th: You & I... Chini Kum..... SXC (http://photos.google.com/abishadh/xaviers).. In memories of Richa... Megha... Sofiya..

28th: The ATM story... the lunch... the 'naan and chicken' and 'babu khau...' and the rainy search for ND's Restaurant...
then the happening Thamel... the sausages.. the aaloos... and the beer...
those stories.. the triangles... the suggestions...

will leave kathmandu for Dang tomorrow morning..... will miss these moments...