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…

Best Underrated Comedy Shows!

I figured this would be the perfect time for me to write this post because so many of my favorite shows are being aired on Indian Television now! I watch comedy series exclusively and these are some of the funniest, but they are not very popular. I will be excluding the likes of Friends, Big…

Why Can’t We Focus?

Do you pull out your smartphone too often and don’t even realize it? Say, while watching a movie that you are actually enjoying? For me, the big moment of realization was a hard punch in the gut. I was thoroughly enjoying a book and yet, I pulled out my phone to check social media. I was…

Console-quality Android Games #3

Woo! I am blown away by the multitude of excellent games available on the Google Play Store! Have you checked out the previous list?   Now that you’ve checked those out, let’s proceed! Asphalt Xtreme Although Asphalt 8 is an extremely popular game, I did not like it. The car physics are boring and track…

Are You Always Busy?

‘Busyness’ (as in having a lot of stuff to do throughout the day) is often mistaken as an indicator of productivity. Just doing stuff all the time does not make you more productive. Productivity is all about getting more done in less time with more efficiency so that you have time to pursue other activities….

How to get books for free (and cheap)

Are you broke because you splurged on something as silly as clothes? (Lul, noob mistake- never buy anything except books) Don’t be a book pirate. The author will haunt your dreams. If you follow this guide and get books legally, the authors will send you Diwali gifts. Perhaps you are a new reader who wants…

Should India End Death Penalty?

International organizations including Amnesty International stand for abolition of death penalty all around the world, no matter what the crime. The advocates of this notion often subscribe to an extended view of natural law which stands as: One man cannot be allowed to take the life of another man. This noble notion stems from the…