Are you doing this out of obligation or on an impulse or like, do you really want to blog about apps?A friend asked me when I declared What's On My Phone? as a standalone category. He felt I was going to start creating content for the sake of it. He thought I'd lose the honest content thing I try to do or just simply, run out of content. I shrugged him off and called him stupid. Turns out, he was right and I'm stupid. What's On My Phone? is dead before it even began because I have no … [Read more...] about Look Before You Leap: Why “What’s On My Phone?” Was A Bad Idea
This is not a "Social Media: Yay or Nay" article. I did those back when I was a teenager and I still don't know whether I agree with my past self. Moving on, I made a few changes to the way I use social media in the last couple of months. I did it mainly because I like social media but I hate the iteration that's with us right now.Unlike most people who oppose sharing their lives on social media, I see it as a place which is meant for you to share your life and have a positive impact on … [Read more...] about How I Changed The Way I Use Social Media For Good
Our phones were meant to make our lives easier, faster and more organized but that isn't happening a lot now, is it? Not normally. Since the last few months I've been on a productivity drive where I improved my lifestyle significantly. How did I do that? For starters, I had help from the following apps. This is a collection of apps that give you quantitative results or help you see everything by the numbers. I realised that I function better when I can see clear numbers.Google … [Read more...] about What’s On My Phone #1: Numbers For Productivity
The internet has been a big part of my life. Well, that's a no-brainer given how everything revolves around the internet now. However, at times, you have these experiences that make the internet feel even better than real-life. I had such an experience back in the summer of 2015. … [Read more...] about I Giorni: The Most Human Experience I’ve Had On The Internet
I face stern expressions when I tell someone about some cool apps I bought recently. I don't know how it works all over the world. So, for the benefit of this post, I'll talk about the country I live in - India.The ArgumentIn India, there is a certain stigma against the idea of purchasing software. Especially apps which usually cost less than a cup of coffee or a Friday matinée and add relatively more value to the smartphone experience than that cup of coffee adds to the day. People just … [Read more...] about The Average Indian’s Reluctance To Pay For Apps and Software
I have always been more toward the pessimistic side of things. I consider the worst possible alternatives first. Then I build up toward a working balance of positive and negative. As George Bernard Shaw once put quite appropriately - “The world needs both, the optimist and the pessimist. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist does the parachute.” – I too am a firm believer of pessimism not being wrong per se. The recent issue I’ve had is with self-improvement applications.With all … [Read more...] about Do We Unknowingly Lie To Self-Improvement Applications and Websites?