Make Your Smartphone Dumb

Most of us already understand the perils of smartphone addiction: the biggest time hog and attention hog of our life. This is the intention of the makers- they want us to use it more and more. It really makes me wonder about the whole digital minimalism/ digital detox rage. Does limiting tech usage boost personal…

Twice, Onces and K-pop

Some time in 2018 as I was browsing YouTube, I came across a playlist called ‘popular music in Asia’. The thumbnail was attractive: beautiful girls in bright colourful outfits so I clicked on it (naturally). I did watch a couple more videos in that playlist but none of them stayed on my mind like the…

Take control of your free time

There comes a time when the 24 hours in a day are just not enough. Whether you are a student with too many classes to attend or a working adult with long workdays; at the end of the day you will feel overwhelmed. You would want to sit down and relax with some mindless leisure….

Feel-Good Manga & Anime

Action and Thriller manga are definitely great and have their own place but there is so much more variety to explore in the Manga/Anime medium! At the end of an exhausting day, especially if you are having a bad day; there’s nothing like a nice fun manga to cheer you up. These laid-back manga are…

What I Learnt in Two Years as a Vegan (still going strong)

I just had to include the parenthesis “still going strong” because so many idiots write articles and videos on how they quit being vegan. Those were never vegan to begin with, if they just ‘quit’. Veganism is an ideology, a lifestyle based on that ideology and not a dietary plan that you can ‘quit’. So…

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…