Real men don’t cry

The story of a marginalised Indian farmer, who has no choice but to go on. We all derive our motivation in different ways. But for most, motivation isn’t a word they have studied in the cliched urban dictionary, but a choice that comes to them without another. There was a time, when I was once…

A penny for your thoughts

I aim to be blunt about journalism and content that is created in wake of profit or personal vendetta, and pushed to consumption through various channels of mass communication. I do not know if it will come out as satire, but those who read this, may feel free to leave your comments. And I will…

Stars owned the past. Geeks will rule the future.

A request came from a fellow internet citizen today, if I could write something that will help writers enhance their visibility on the internet. Although, I shared my thoughts to a large extent, in the very same forum, that found my earlier article on 20 years of the internet, and it’s still gasping for breath,…

Proud to be Indian

I’m really not going to harp about the achievements Indians have done, before I can recognise why many among us, suffer with low degrees of self recognition regarding our country, nation and motherland. As a child, when I observed my elder relatives achieve excellence in academics, and migrate to other countries in wake of higher…

Drive Safer: Tips for the monsoons

Keeping it simple. Generating these points from my experience and love for automobiles, driving and sharing knowledge. Some driving tips during the monsoons. 1. Your car might feel like a boat. But it is not. Avoid driving through water-clogged areas. Apart from the risks you run about water hitting the engine or your brakes, you…

20 years hence, the internet is still coughing

On the eve of the launch of Digital India Week, the internet stopped working. Although, I would have loved to talk about this, a little time ahead, as in 45 more days, we’ll complete having 20 years of the internet in India. And what a journey it has been. I remember, my trip to the…

Change, noise and social progression.

It is the construct in human order, probably the destiny or fate of how we are all designed – that it is so hard for the constructive to believe, and then make progress happen in mankind. Given our five senses, we see what we believe, we hear things and we touch and feel the world…

Personalisation and Privacy

Present day social media platforms have been designed keeping the marketer’s perspective in mind. It is about sharing the “status” that promotes consumerism, an air of inferiority, and makes us spend more on what doesn’t always translate into happiness. Yes, just because someone else has done it, and we feel it makes them look good,…

Let’s bring people together

Technology has indeed made the world a smaller place. While distances have increased, and in pursuit of economic prosperity, we are increasingly becoming an urban race. Distances have increased Many of us, who were earlier born in villages, now live away from our place of birth. Our families are smaller, and our relatives further. Friends…

MacBook. Light. Years Ahead. Really?

So, I’ve been trying to delay penning down my thoughts about the new MacBook until I actually lay my hands on one, because the new ones are not yet available in India. But the mixed notions have continued, and then a friend began asking for my opinion yesterday, especially after my disdain for the gold…