Rajiv Pant “Betul”
a Good Guy Grasping to Get God, Glory & Gold
and a Girlfriend
|Nickname:||Betul (My Grandmother gave me my nickname.The Hindi word baeta means son;
The Sanskrit liyuch lakaar means someone beloved. Thus Betul would mean a loved son.)
Family & Home
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I loved to play Chess when I was a child. I was once playing a tournament that would have decided my chess future. I had a winning position, and my opponent, in despair, was saying to himself, vinaashkaalae vipreetbuddhi (a verse in the Sanskrit language meaning when my end comes, my mind fails.) I was too excited as I was going to win a place to go for the national finals. There were very few pieces on the board and it was the usual endgame I remembered having won countless times. Just then in my excitement, I placed my rook where a novice wouldn’t have. In my next move, I resigned without hesitation. He shook hands and said to me, (in Hindi) “You play very well.” I came home, and said to myself over and over: vinaashkaalae vipreetbuddhi.
Here are the items currently in my shopping wish list at Amazon.com. Since I shop at many other places besides Amazon.com, and I don’t track many of my wish list items here, this list at any given time does not tell you much about my tastes. It is just there as a note to myself (and my close ones) of what I’m thinking about buying.