Around June this year, a couple of weeks before my 23rd birthday, I expect to be handed my master’s degree in physics. Besides extensive specialisation and research for a doctoral degree, this is the highest honour a person can obtain to signify his mastery in a particular field. In essence, there is no doubt that I, and […]
Religion, being a sensitive aspect of life, and more so personal, international sports bodies have a thin line of caution to watch between their guidelines and religious practices and personal beliefs of athletes. However, and most importantly, even before we start considering sports guidelines, we should first take a keen and meticulous interest on what unifies […]
We are going through what will presently be seen as a rather unique transition in history, perhaps comparable to the transition from stagecoaches to cars in the 1880s. As eReaders take over the market, there has been talk about whether bookstores have been driven out of business (no) or at least whether they will be […]
Apple is taking on the FBI, refusing to create a backdoor into iPhones. They are right to do so, and here’s why.
Trying to sell a newspaper at the price of a moped is funny enough, until you realise that The New York Times is doing just that. Although their website quotes a price of INR 49 per week, the offer cutting nearly half the cover price is valid for only the first year. Yet, this discount is also […]
Footnotes are making their presence felt on the web. They have some brilliant uses and are generally a good thing. Here’s why this author loves them.
The Hindu, one of India’s best newspapers, has an unappreciable web presence. Here are some thoughts on how the newspaper can, and should, step up its game.
LA Times’ Chris Erskine wrote a list of pledges for the millennial, which received a backlash all over the internet. Here is a more responsible rewrite.
Invaluable lessons learnt after writing a negative review of an app. A map for reviewers and critics to keep track of their words and keep them useful while they find themselves disapproving a product.
I had never really made the connection before this, but Sherlock Holmes practices a form of the so–called Joy of Missing Out. I’ll come to that in a moment; first we need to understand what JoMO is and, parenthetically, what FoMO is. The Fear of Missing Out, or FoMO, was added to the Oxford English […]
The concept of the web being free comes with strings attached. Although most websites are free to read, their owners need to pay for storage space and servers (besides various licenses), and storages and servers and networks run on electricity. In order to keep website content free to read, these expenditures are met indirectly. Broadly, […]
Sharpness is becoming an obsession in photography. But it should not be the be all and end all of the art form, or a lot of things can lose meaning, including photography itself.
Efficiency is easier talked about than achieved. What are some things we can do to achieve efficiency? Thoughts from a morning of attempting the Pomodoro technique.
Everyone seems to look at iPad as nothing more than a consumption device: read, watch, play. But it can be more than that, it has the potential to be the sole device needed for day-to-day activities. Here’s a month-long experiment where I try to find out how I can not just consume, but do and create with my iPad Air.
Thoughts against The Telegraph’s article that Britain is a smartphone society. Here is why it probably isn’t and why we need to look at numbers differently.