"Alexa, shut up", I shout as I look at the little puck sized device placed on the edge of my table. Its neon blue backlight shines through the room still pitch dark. The slight hint of morning light creeps between the curtain. Each photon manages to reach my eyes, still half-closed as I squint and scream again, "Alexa, shut up". … [Read more...] about Alexa, Google Assistant And I: A Tale Of Love, Compromise and Betrayal
I walked my usual path to the main road and hopped into my Uber that had just arrived. "Hello", I said to the driver and suddenly realised that something was missing. It took me a few seconds and I realised I had left my glasses back in my room. This is going to be a problem, I thought. … [Read more...] about That One Evening When I Mistakenly Left My Glasses At Home
"Where do you get ideas for your blog posts?" A classmate asked me this question last month. I didn't have an answer so I said something. I don't remember my answer because it wasn't a clear one. I remember I started to ramble, "Umm I keep writing ideas, I don't know, maybe..." I found the answer in a simple wordplay. You don't find ideas, ideas find you. … [Read more...] about How Exactly Do I Come Up With These Blog Post Ideas?
Most media and people portray living alone as this ideal life. Naturally, it almost feels surreal when you finally get that opportunity to stay alone. I have stayed alone for some time now. While I love some parts of it, some are just plain disappointing. I like to sum it up as follows, … [Read more...] about The Bittersweet of Adulthood and Staying Alone
I have an uncle who cannot take compliments. He cannot for the life of him accept any compliment graciously. Instead, he will often make jokes about the compliment, try to devalue it or something to that effect. That is precisely why I don't compliment him ever. … [Read more...] about Compliments 101: How To Not Screw Up When Receiving One
Four years ago, I wrote an article titled, 6 Things To Do And Not To Do When You Are Irritated Or Frustrated. It is, by far, the most popular article on this blog. It's obvious, isn't it? People are, more often than not, irritated and frustrated. We're human, after all. … [Read more...] about The Only Thing You Need To Do If You’re Irritated Or Frustrated