Are you being sad while pursuing happiness?

problem of pursuing happiness

Are you happy? Immediately upon reading this question, you will be thrown into a turmoil. You start pondering about recent happenings, and whether there is any cause for happiness You think about all the past events – either it may be your success in education or job, marriage, birth or something that delighted you You even think about your current goals …

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3 ways to browse responsibly

improve productivity on computer

Internet is one of the greatest inventions ever. You can get access to invaluable information at the click of a button, connect with smart people around the world, and be the harbinger of change. You can also choose to while away your time, get entertained, have a laugh or two, and check the status of your 121 friends for the …

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Inspire others by offering a helping hand

rangde enables microfinance

Imagine this. You are a 20-year-old kid. Your parents could not afford school. You had pre-decided you did not have it in you anyway. You grew up without anyone noticing how. You went on to get trained on something as humble as bicycle repair. You gradually learnt the art and the science behind bicycles – 10 years of that to …

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Accept Yourself to Find Peace

dont regret past

I came across this recent post on Reddit, where a 46 year old person called John confesses where he went wrong in life. In summary, he feels that he threw away the beautiful life clinging to the safety of a 9-5 job. The merits and mistakes of a job are safely dealt with later, but what matters here is the …

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3 Apps to Make Free International Calls

icoco voice chat call

Gone are the days of haggling with unknown numbers, calling cards, and fidgeting with complex methods to reach out to a friend. Internet has revolutionized the international and domestic calling space, and all you have to do now is to do a couple of taps to get to the dear one. Of course, not all apps are born equal. Here …

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Robochop: future of our industry?

robochop the future of industry

People talked a lot when 3D printing came into the fore. We could easily establish whole industries using one machine – that too local to the consumer. 3D printing certainly has its uses, but is constrained by the material it can use. The size of the finished product is limited to what the printer can do. You could produce parts …

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10 video websites that you didn’t know

amazing video collection websites

You can never go wrong if you think videos are entertaining. You can replace one idiot box (the “TV”) with the other (the “computer”), and have the same idiot (“you”) – it is still the same lethal combination. But, the internet is vast and there lies the problem. So as an one time favour to you, I have collated all …

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Cable prices go north

We received additional à la carte rates for specific TV channels from our cable operator.     While this is quite common for people with DTH services, it is being rolled out to households with cable connections in the last year or so.  You could not miss the advisories on hindi language networks from the people you trust – people …

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Become a millionaire by selling idli/dosa

The Hindu had an inspiring story today about iD, the company. “iD Fresh” supplies idli/dosa batter to multiple localities in Bengaluru, and more than a couple of cities in India. What started as a small establishment eight years back, employs more than 650 people, has 70 crore plus turnover, attracts investments from VCs and is looking at expanding in more …

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Voice recognition has come of age

While the world around me have been singing praises about Google Now, Siri and the new Contana, I never had any use for applications that understand voice. First, I did not talk to my smart devices like crazies do. Second, I loved to type – not because I was really good at it, but typing cleared up my mind. I could think …

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5 websites that while away your time

time waster websites

There is never short of one thing in life – time. But some of us seem to never catch all the time we want, while others get all the time they need for the weirdest of activities. Here are 5 websites for those of you who have a bit of time on your hands. 1. Stumble Upon Stumble Upon is …

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Don’t click this

new way to navigate in websites

Seriously. How did you get here after following my instructions? The title clearly says “don’t click”, doesn’t it? The technology geeks would now probably be thinking about a number of weird ways to get here – use tab and enter keys after navigating to the website from the address bar, follow the damn feed, or just use voice control. But …

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You are insignificant!

what we see as humans

There are two websites that you must visit from time to time. A “size” perspective of things We can play around a size scale on this web site to see where humans fit in the grand scheme of things (if at all there is a grand scheme as we understand it). The three pics from the website below summarize our …

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Are you stuck on repeat?

People tend to live in the past or in the future most of the times. It happens thus – You start thinking a glorious time in the past where you had a good time. You think about all the friends and near ones who were with you and your experience in the situation You would want to plan that for sometime in …

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What PK teaches you about embracing change?

pk is good for you

PK is causing quite a sensation. There are daily/hourly calls from all and sundry from the religious right to boycott the movie. There are acts of vandalism in the movie halls, and a general sense of “something is wrong with the movie because the leaders are saying so”. I saw PK last weekend, and was not quite impressed. Yes, it …

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