Barefoot running shoes are kinda cool

I have been a casual runner for 10 years now, running at least once a month for fun, ranging from 5kms to 15kms. I have changed a handful of shoes since then, each having a different combination of advantage and disadvantage. I have used Reebok, Puma and Skechers and I prefer shoes having a larger…

Don’t throw away old devices, repurpose them in these cool ways

Inspired by the amazing folks over at r/androidafterlife, I want to tell my story: In my household, we use our phones for as long as they are able to function normally, even if they are super slow and the batteries have gotten worse. That means when we do upgrade, it’s because the previous one had…

How to wake up early and feel fresh

I love waking up early, more so when everyone else is asleep. It feels like the entire world is quiet and you have this time to get ahead of them. I know night owls claim to feel focused late at night, but I feel tired at night so I’d rather be a morning lark instead….

My love-hate relationship with Apple

Apple has remained THE premium brand in our eyes with the (supposed) best hardware and software integration. I believed I had a fair idea about the shortcomings of Apple devices and hence made a conscious decision to get the iPad 6th gen in 2019 and the iPhone XR in 2020. I was aware of the…

Stop scrolling, start enjoying!

For a long time I have struggled with researching the best media and the best way to experience it. Which albums are the best in each genre? Which artists have the most must-listen songs?Which is the best headphone in my budget? Should I stream from Apple or Spotify or should I download Hi-Res tracks for…

How to make hard decisions

Simple things like choosing what to wear can sometimes take up too much mind space while they have no real consequences. However the real problem arises when you have to make decisions that will impact your life and lives of others. Imagine the magnitude of decision making that people like presidents and prime ministers go…

Does binging media make it less fun?

We all require some form of media to relax after a long day. For me, that usually means reading a book, listening to music or watching YouTube. The term ‘binging’ used by people who watch whole seasons of a TV series has me intrigued. I recall a time more than a decade ago, when we…

How to get back into reading

As a kid, I changed cities, schools and apartments half a dozen times. Although I was an introvert, I quickly learnt how to make friends and not be alone. However, my first priority for having fun was (and still is) reading fiction. My mother got me into the habit of reading when I was a…

Help, I’m obsessed with single-tasking devices!

Here’s a list of the devices I use for all sorts of purposes. You’ll soon know why this can be a problem. iPhone XR as my main communications device.Old Acer laptop with excellent keyboard as my work PC , for creative writing and browsing. Kindle Paperwhite which is my favourite way to read since 2013.BlackBerry…

Reading fiction can change your life

Reading is still criminally underrated and I want people to understand my obsession with it. Now, this isn’t your average “read self help every day” kind of post. Yes there are a few useful books in that genre but I seldom read them anymore because either I have implemented most of their advice or they…