It was a long yet anticlimactic day. My friends and I were walking down to the cafeteria. The conversation moved toward "talking to people", and I realised that if I learned one thing in the last three years, it was meeting and talking to new people. I barely spoke to enough people back in school or even architecture school. I know I missed out on many excellent or at least, potentially amazing people. This was because of my inability to talk to people I didn't know. I've learned though. … [Read more...] about An Average Introvert’s Guide To Conversation With Unfamiliar People
I bought a couple of domain names recently. No, nothing mind-blowing is happening. I just had a few ideas I needed to try. I'm still working on them though. Acquiring a domain name is as easy as buying anything online. However, there is one little problem. You don't get a hundred calls from people who "saw you bought a mobile phone so wondered if you needed apps for it" when you buy a new phone. It's different for domain names. … [Read more...] about Domain Name 101: Don’t Be Stingy or Be Bombarded With Spam
I posted fourteen times in the last fourteen days. This number may not seem relevant enough so here's a little perspective. I usually post four times a month, on an average. That makes the last fourteen days worth over three months of my blogging routine. That's a fairly big achievement now, don't you think? This made me realise the importance of what I like to call critical effort. It's a random term but let me elaborate. … [Read more...] about I’ve Cracked The Key To A Smoother Workflow: Critical Effort
Movies have become the most common subject for controversy lately. Almost every movie makes it to the headlines these days. Usually, because of divisive opinion of critics and casual moviegoers. I see people telling each other that a movie sucks because a certain critic says so. Others tell each other that Rotten Tomatoes is in fact, rotten itself and no one should pay heed to what they have to say. The Four-Point Rule I too, was baffled a little while ago and found myself at the center of … [Read more...] about Movies For Dummies: A Concise Guide To Movies, Reviews and Critics
One struggle our society has had since the oldest times is "Can one human feel what the other is feeling?" and for that we've found countless workarounds some being natural, gifted ways like love and affection which catalyse the process of feeling what the other is feeling; others are artificial ways like hieroglyphs in the old times and emoticons and emojis today. But when we use the above methods we're only scratching the surface, the struggle of trying to go through what someone feels is … [Read more...] about Can A Human Really Empathise Or Is It Just A Fancy Word?
Every once in a while you read something and then you facepalm in the most dramatic way possible. Why do you do this? You saw someone using a hashtag wrong. Scenario 1 You saw #my_life_is_boring_just_went_to_the_grocery_store_the_usual_stuff. Now you're mentally fucked for the day. Scenario 2 If you don't see the above trending story about the mundane cribbing of boring lives, you see this. #JohnDoe - Thanks. You want to kill yourself now because this guy just mentioned someone … [Read more...] about People Need To Learn How To Use #Hashtags And @Mentions