Vivek Sinha is Executive Editor with VCCircle.
In Greek mythology, master craftsmen Daedalus gave a pair of wings to his son Icarus but warned him not to veer away from the flight path. Icarus, however, did not heed the words and rose higher only to see the wax wings melt. He fell to his death.
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