Best Music Service in India (2019) (Spotify vs Apple vs Google)

Exclusive content has made it much easier to choose between video streaming services. The best content on these platforms is unavailable anywhere else. That makes it easier to choose one. Game of thrones and Star Wars? Hotstar. Stranger things and Brooklyn Nine Nine? Netflix. Seinfeld and Harry Potter? Amazon prime video. With music streaming apps,…

Easy method to stick to good habits

We humans are terrible at sticking to good habits. Often, we find ourselves trapped in a cycle of bad habits like procrastination and living a life of eternal self-sabotage. The reason why it is hard to stick to good habits is just that- bad habits are easy to do, good habits are hard to stick…

Online Privacy: DNS and VPN

Using the internet the way we do everyday is frankly very unsafe. There are companies who are very keen to know each and everything you do on your devices that should be morally out of their reach. These corporations make big bucks by selling our data to advertisers so they make accurate profiles of our…

How I Eliminated Smartphone Distraction

After years of experimentation, many failures and successes, I finally realized the key to quitting compulsive smartphone usage. Eliminate anything that has the capacity to engage you endlessly. Apps that have no end to their content. Social media apps, entertainment apps and endless (and online) games. Here’s how I conquered my three main evils: YouTube…

Stranger Things

Normally, I avoid Action/Crime/Drama TV series and stick to Comedies. I did try watching a few non-comedies (Suits and Breaking Bad) but I didn’t like them. I got into horror movies and books last year and thoroughly enjoyed most of them. I like it when horror movies work on slowly building tension and having a…

Join The Running Revolution

Running is exhilarating, yet meditative; tiring, yet energizing. I’ve been running at least once a week since the summer of 2012 and it is hands down my favorite exercise. Back then, I couldn’t run 2kms at a stretch and now I run at least 5kms every time I go out (10-15kms sometimes). I finished two…

Using a BlackBerry in 2019

I use a phone with a QWERTY keyboard. In this day and age.I get a variety of reactions when I pull out my phone in public (mostly pity for being poor, I guess)Which phone is that? When was it released? Keypads are in the past now!Is that a BlackBerry? Didn’t they die out long ago?…

Online privacy: Ditch Google

The fact that vast amounts of our personal data is in the hands of huge companies in a distant country is worrisome to say the least. Especially when most of the big players are hell bent on making money by selling our personal data. Google has gathered enormous amounts of data that we willingly gave…

Best Thriller Manga

You know that feeling when you are reading a story so compelling that you never want to stop reading? Your senses are heightened and you have no interest in anything happening around you. You forget to breathe, your heartbeat quickens and you scream out expletives when something unexpected happens. That is the fever of a…

How to prepare for any exam in less time

I like studying, but I hate studying for an exam. This is because I can read whatever I want, any topic, whenever I want. I can understand the subject without having to memorize anything. But that is not the case with exams. Even now, most of our exams are based on retention of facts, not…