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?
This generation is full of retards. You've heard this statement a thousand times before and you just read it again. It's about cultivating taste this time. Taste as in preference and choice for anything. Be it music, movies, books or anything else.If you've watched While We're Young (2014) starring Ben Stiller, you might remember the following quote: Why, you should see this guy's record collection - it's Jay-Z, it's Thin Lizzy, it's Mozart. His taste is democratic. It's "The Goonies" … [Read more...] about Did Piracy and Streaming Produce a Generation of Retards with No Taste?
Last night, I learned a lesson: You cannot migrate your photos from Box to Google Photos without manually downloading and uploading them.Back in the May of 2015, Google Photos appeared with its auto-backup and unlimited storage. With that, Google made a lot of things easier for everyone. For me, a new trivial problem occurred despite all the ease.The ProblemPrior to the Google Photos app, I used to back up my photos on my Box.net account. So, I had to store the same photos in my Box … [Read more...] about Moving Pictures From Box To Google Photos: Manual and Annoying
Unlike popular sentiment on the internet, I had a pretty amazing 2016. I can even go as far as to say that this was the best year of my life, yet. It started out brilliantly and is ending on a pretty amazing note as well.If you've watched Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey, you will know how happy one tends to get when they start saying "Yes" for everything. You will also know how chaotic it tends to become. That was 2016 for me - a year of saying "Yes".The RiseThe year started out with … [Read more...] about New Year Roundup: Here’s To The Best Year of My Life
Five years are a long time or so they say. A lot changes in five years, or so they say. Not everything stands the test of time, I guess. People leave and things change and you change and one day, you wake up and you're not poor anymore. Life changes. Some things however, stay constant. They stick with you while you go through those countless transitions that life bends and breaks you through everyday. This blog is one of those things. My prized possession and my (second) biggest achievement. … [Read more...] about On This Fifth Anniversary, Let’s Answer: What is The Polymath About?