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Desk Jobs Could be Less Painful in the Future

Recently I came across a lot of posts explaining the benefits of working on a Standing Desk .Apart from reducing postural imbalances,the merits of using a Standing Desk are well-documented but it would be a stretch to convince a huge number of people to start using Standing desks immediately.

As of now,there are very few companies that provide adjustable desks that could ensure that the user is able to sit or stand (depending on the user’s energy level) for a certain duration of their work hours. The link below shows an example of sit-stand adjustable desks (Note :I am not paid to promote the products,I am merely using them to illustrate my point)–>>


All the IT/BPO companies in India (and anywhere else where desk jobs mess with a person’s posture) should make an active effort in transforming office ergonomics by introducing these adjustable desks as the usage of these adjustable desks will translate to long-term benefits by contributing to the employees’ well being.


Whey protein for the ‘Masses’

I workout fairly regularly and have used whey protein as a supplement with fairly satisfactory results .If you didn’t know this already—whey protein is a food (derived from cheese) and the bio-availability of whey protein (meaning the ease with which the body assimilates) is far superior to other forms of protein.

A lot of studies wrongly associate whey protein intake with kidney damage and this view is rampant among a lot of doctors as well (whenever there is something good there are a million people to offer a contradicting view!!).Over-consumption of anything can lead to distress.

OK,now let me digress…

Because of the extremely high cost of whey protein (an average tub costs above Rs.2500) it is inaccessible to the common man in India (a liter of milk costs less than Rs.50).A solution to this would be selling whey protein in sachets (1 sachet = 1 scoop ) which would ensure that more people buy resulting in lesser cost per scoop because of increased demand and more production.

This will encourage more people to workout because of the huge reduction in cost.

This idea can be used in any country where there are similar cost barriers.

P.S : I have not mentioned any brand here because I am not endorsing anything . The sum and substance of this post is to ensure that whey protein is available as a cheap food for the  masses as most people don’t workout as they feel that protein is comparatively expensive.

Should Facebook retire inactive followers ?

Here’s why monitoring engagement trends is important

Recently after logging into Facebook,I was asked to update my mobile number to help detect “unauthorized access” in future.After I did this,I started receiving text messages on my mobile that could be turned off by either sending an SMS to a number (for which there is a minuscule charge) or could be turned off in the Facebook Settings page (no charge).This might seem sneaky to some people but most corporations nowadays are looking for various ways to generate revenue(legal but may not be ethical,what do you think??).

Facebook is looking at increasing the engagement from followers but has lost its lustre somewhat over the past 24 months,diluted by users’ affinity to other social networks (or) because people finally figured out that life happens outside of Facebook too!!

Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp shows how crucial it is for “more eyeballs”,”more ears” to stay relevant.


What Facebook should do : Introduce an element of exclusivity to stay relevant.

Most people deactivate their Facebook account and re-activate it several times.Some users do not use their Facebook accounts for months on end.Facebook accounts belonging to dead people/people in coma  are active, resulting in notifications that ask you to wish them on their birthday!!(I noticed this from personal experience).

Facebook could retire inactive accounts (inactive for certain period of time) and charge users (could be a nominal fee <$3 ) to re-join.This will increase engagement involuntarily as people would share stuff (or)engage in conversation just to keep their accounts active.

Dead people do not generate conversations unless they are celebrities or terrorists 🙂 (see below)




Avoiding the embarrassment of generating birthday notifications for dead users/inactive accounts (unless requested by loved ones) should be one of Facebook’s priorities to stay relevant to its users.

What do you think?Please let me know your thoughts about this in the comments section.