यां मेधां देवगणाः पितरश्चोपासते ।

When I shared translation of this verse with my friend in US, he replied ” You mean, being nerd?”

I smiled and replied “No, not so limited.”

“Man, you are exaggerating now. Worlds most famous companies(microsoft,Apple) were started by nerds. Facebook is one of them”

“:) I know one definition of genius and so it is difficult for me to consider these nerds as highest authority of intellect”

“What is it?”


“Nerd – An intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession & doesn’t actually know how to live.

मेधावी – An intelligent capable enough to question every angle,study every angle,research every angle & knows how to live.”


मेधयाऽग्ने मेधाविनं कुरु स्वाहा ।।

“O’ Agni!Bless us with righteous intellect!”

He smiled : “Impossible dream.”

I smiled and avoided wellknown cliche ” Nothing is impossible, I m possible, you are possible.”


Be मेधावी.(I had to use hybrid here as there is really no word  in English that can come even parallel to मेधावी :))


Reference : [शुक्ल यजुर्वेद ३२।१३-१६]