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4 Reasons I Still Love SMS

As public attention shifts from one messaging app to another,the usage of SMS has become sporadic. SMS costs money whereas WhatsApp. Viber and Snapchat just require an active internet connection (which you have to pay for anyway!!). I always wonder why people refer to WhatsApp and the like as ” free messaging services”; Haven’t they … Continue reading

Is the “Sheet Anchor” role still relevant in ODI cricket?

During the initial stages of the recently concluded World Cup,  Virat Kohli stated in an interview that he had agreed to play the anchor rule keeping the best interests of the team in mind:– My role in the team is to bat through, and the power-hitters can play around knowing that one end is secure. … Continue reading

Are we headed towards a “pre-Babel'” Time?

I live in India and it is a common occurrence to see Indians speak 2 or 3 languages. There are around 18 officially recognized Indian languages but the language that will help you navigate through the length and breadth of India is English. This post is not about how English as the lingua-franca facilitates communicate among diverse … Continue reading

Could Flipkart’s “Big Billion Day” fiasco been avoided?

Indian online shoppers who remember the aftermath of the “Big Billion Day” would recall how Flipkart apologized for the glitches by blaming their improper planning on sufficient number of servers. I really wonder if Flipkart missed a trick. Was Flipkart unaware of the on-demand provisioning of servers feature available in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure? If Flipkart … Continue reading

One “rude” feature that E-commerce sites need

Was brainstorming with the new graphic designer at work about ‘fun’ features that e-commerce websites should have to transform user experience. Here are a few:– When a customer does a lot of aimless browsing and stuffs his “wishlist”,an animated character could appear on the page and say one of these sentences :— “Hey,you’re gonna buy … Continue reading

Here’s why ‘Virality’ should not be equated with Mass Approval

Justin Bieber’s song “Baby” is the most watched video on YouTube;people see it,recommend it and hundreds of others more will do so.This sets off a chain reaction initiated by one act of curiosity. If someone says “Wow”, you immediately want to check out the “wow factor”.You may or may not like it and maybe be … Continue reading

Here’s why Aamir Khan’s films are so Successful

Aamir Khan, a popular  Indian actor  is famous for his path breaking films (including PK  )that have consistently broken box office records.What makes him so successful? His Empathy. What? I am must be crazy,right? Nope.Most Indian superstars who do gigs on the small screen host celebrity talk shows or game shows. Not Aamir Khan. Aamir … Continue reading

Unfriending is not an UnHealthy Activity

If you’ve used or use Facebook in your life,you might have come across the unfriend feature and contemplated using it sometime with some hesitance.Facebook has changed the dynamics of human relationships and Unfriending someone can certainly trigger reactions, ranging from mild annoyance to deep rage. However,judicious usage of this feature is recommended. Since you are … Continue reading

Google–The Biggest Conversation Killer Ever

Google has,no doubt, transformed the way we learn and has played a massive part in simplifying the lives of millions of people.Although there are several other search engines out there, Google has become synonymous with word ‘search’. Even Governments (specifically the Chinese Government) understand its power and try to limit people’s usage to prevent unfathomable … Continue reading

Does Casteism exist among road users in India?

I am in India and the only country I have traveled to outside of India is Sri Lanka. It has been well over 10 years since I last visited SriLanka so I am not sure of the behavior of road users there. In India, road users have only one rule while driving — “Drive without … Continue reading

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