Journey to Perfection

Aditya Ravi ShankarWelcome to Aditya Ravi Shankar .com

I created this site so I could share moments from my own journey of growth and learning.

I am passionate about Personal DevelopmentFitness, Salsa Dancing, Programming,  Billiards,  and learning to use the subconscious mind to its full potential.

I started writing games in 1993 when I was first introduced to the world of computers and programming. Check out some of the games and game programming articles I have written.

One of my game projects that has received a lot of attention is single handedly recreating Command and Conquer entirely in HTML5. While generating a lot of traffic and discussion in online media, this game has proved beyond any doubt that HTML5 is now ready for the next generation of games.

Based on my experience developing Command and Conquer, I have just written a book titled Pro HTML5 Games for Apress.

The book takes readers through the process of building two complete, professional looking games in HTML5 from scratch – a Box2D engine based physics puzzle game just like Angry Birds and a complete RTS game like Command and Conquer – HTML5 with both a single player campaign as well as multiplayer support.

The book is expected to be released in December 2012 and is available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can read more about the book here.

If you have been trying to make changes in your life but are having trouble implementing then, you might also want to read The Kaizen Way – How to get past hesitation, fear and laziness to achieve your goals and How to eliminate anger, jealousy and resentment from your life.

If you like to play pool and are interested in improving your game, you might enjoy reading some of my billiards articles. If you don’t play yet, but would like to start, then you can learn how to play pool well in under 30 minutes.

I like to use billiards as a metaphor for life. A lot of the ideas that I write about in billiards, such as subconscious competencebeing in the momentwhy bad nights are good for you and using your emotions to get more focus, can be applied to other areas of your life.

If you are interested in the idea of the subconscious mind and how it can be applied to achieve mastery in your life, you might like to read Aiming without Aiming – How to achieve subconscious competence in pool which started my journey.

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I have always been driven towards finding faster, simpler, and more efficient ways of learning and achieving anything in life. I like to take apart anything that I learn, and I know that I have learned it when I can impart the same knowledge to someone else in significantly lesser time.

Each of the articles on this site is an AHA!! moment in my life or something that has helped change my life in some way.

Hopefully you will find the information on this site useful and inspirational in your own journey.

If you have any questions or feedback and would like to connect with me, please use the Contact page. I would love to hear from you.