πŸ”– How NeuraCache works (archive)

We remember things better by using spaced repetition and active recall. Spaced repetition involves:

  1. Reviewing once every few days (rather than multiple times in the same day)
  2. Reviewing new information once within 24 hours.
  3. Review material every few weeks or months once its stick initially

When reviewing don’t re-read, try to recall from memory. This locks information in your long term memory.

Church Bells

Since the day I started getting up early, there have been church bells. Every morning, without fail β€” 6am in Mumbai, 5am in Goa β€” never missed a day. Until, they did.

For a week or so I heard nothing. I’d even go out to the balcony hoping to catch a faint note. I never gave them a second thought while humming along, but when they were gone I wondered where they came from and who sounded them. Though I still don’t know their origin, at least I know I won’t lose them again.


When googling and playing every sheet I could find didn’t work, I tried to play them on the keyboard from memory. After a few attempts I had something and by sheer luck it was even in the right key.

I have never had to pursue the identity of sound like this. Not knowing the lyrics, the genre, or even a time period, I feared it might only live as a thought in my head. I sought this one out, but so many songs that I pass by in restaurants, on the streets, at carnivals and in people, will sadly be lost.
Searching for the piece by key was fruitful, I found sheets with improvisations and a video of someone playing those sheets.