About PolymathGeek

Hello and Welcome to PolymathGeek – a blog dedicated to develop the art of Knowing Something About Everything & Knowing Everything About Some Of The Things.

I started this blog to record my journey on the road to being a PolymathGeek.

So what, or rather who is a PolymathGeek?

A PolymathGeek combines the best of both a polymath and a geek. He has the wide field of view of a polymath and the laser sharp focus of a geek.

My idea for PolymathGeek came about when I was reading up about Leonardo Da Vinci. Not only was he a man of very wide range of interests, he also was an expert in quite a few of them. This was something of a revelation to me. Leonardo Da Vinci – painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist..phew… the list goes on.

What’s especially intriguing is that he violated quite a few narrow minded viewpoints that people harbour even today. For instance:

  • A geek(scientist/professor/engineer/software programmer etc etc) can’t be an artist or appreciate some of the more delicate things in life.
  • An artistically minded person can’t think rationally or have a scientific temper.
  • Right brain is right and Left brain is left and never the twain shall meet!

But Leonardo proved that you can be a jack of all trades and a master of quite a few. Throughout history there have been many great people who have proved to be experts at multiple fields.

Talking about this niche – the art of cultivating the mindset of being a PolymathGeek – was seemingly not covered on the web or elsewhere, and I decided to start PolymathGeek to talk about all things PolymathGeeky – both the serious and the fun, but with the ultimate eye toward encouraging readers to become like the ideals of this philosophy Leonardo, Richard Feynman, Ibn Senna and many more.

I don’t claim to be a PolymathGeek. But I am on the journey to become one! I started this blog to share my adventures on this journey . To learn from other like minded people around the world and have loads of fun along the way!

So what are the fields that interest me? I am glad you asked. Well, here goes

Traditional Archery


Pencil Sketching



Kites – both flying and building

Wood Carving

Hang Gliding

Mechatronics Projects


Humour Writing



Becoming an expert with a Slingshot: to take care of a particularly pesky neighborhood mutt with an overactive voice

Drawing a Manga series based on the Mahabharata

These are just a few of my (ever growing) interests. How good will I become at these? Only time will tell…I would like to conclude by quoting from the movie Shawshank Redemption , “I feel like a free man at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.”

On that note, Welcome and happy reading!


4 responses to “About PolymathGeek

  1. kismitoffeebar

    November 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    You have a blog and I did not know ? Go figure who I am. Hmmmmf.

    • yashasvinathan

      November 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Hi kismitoffeebar.
      Let me see:
      1. Currently visiting Kuala Lampur..
      2. Awesome writer..
      3. Happens to be my cousin sister..

      I am so confused.. Who could it be? 🙂 Jokes aside Priya… You are the first to comment on my new blog. Thanks!

  2. kismitoffeebar

    November 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Tee hee. But to the blogging world, I am toffee ! 😉
    Your about me section is so awesome and inspiring ! Will be following you 🙂

    • yashasvinathan

      November 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Thanks a lot KismeToffeeBar! Your wishes mean a lot to me. Coming up next: Something artistic!


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