Digital Minimalism #2: Single Use Devices

Consider, for a minute, all the daily-use tools that your smartphone has replaced: alarm clocks, digital cameras, music players, game consoles, wrist watches, even pocket notebooks among other things. Heck, in the absence of more powerful devices, most of us can work and study on our phones quite well too. The all-powerful smartphone has replaced…

Digital Minimalism #1: Social Media

Ever since the smartphone age peaked with powerful devices coupled with fast internet; we have all admitted to the problems that came along with them. All sorts of addictions fueled our lives and we strove to find respite from them. A brilliant philosophy resonated with me which has been discussed for a few years now….

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…