Tribute to Irrfan Khan!

 3 Minute Quick Read. [Image Source: Wikipedia ] Irrfan Khan passed away just at 53. (29 April 2020). Tributes from all over the world are pouring, and rightly so. He rocked not only Bollywood but also Hollywood flicks.  A very few Indian actors to do so.  His work is admired by likes of Tom Hanks too,… Continue reading Tribute to Irrfan Khan!

The only way to start (and stick) to digital quarantine (aka declutter or detox)!

7 minute Quick Read.   Japanese Olympic player addicted to mobile games raked up 5000 $ (close to 4 Lac Indian Rs) bill and another player played Pokémon at night, overslept and missed his Olympic game altogether.  It’s not peculiar to Japanese. Technology addiction is not only common but also play a harmful role in our… Continue reading The only way to start (and stick) to digital quarantine (aka declutter or detox)!

First step in getting your life back from digital addiction!

6 minute Quick read. Digital detox – abstaining from social media, a smart phone is popular these days. So are the attempts like deleting apps, removing notifications, purging follow lists, and un-friend contacts are also very common ways to reduce digital clutter in life.  Cal Newport, author of digital minimalism argues such an ad hoc approach doesn’t really… Continue reading First step in getting your life back from digital addiction!

War on technology addiction is one sided!

3-minute quick read.  When smart-phone was introduced by Apple –it was supposed to be a combination of iPod and phone. Facebook was also introduced to just connect girl-friends, boyfriends and so on. But today technology has engrossed our life. An average user checks his phone almost 90 times a day and spends an average 2… Continue reading War on technology addiction is one sided!

Getting used to Digital Quarantine!

 3-minute quick read We are becoming social media and mobile junky. On average we check mobile every 12 minutes sometimes up to 96 times a day, adding to almost 35 days per year! Social media use is topping the chart with an average 2 hours 22 minutes per day. Try adding that for a year to find… Continue reading Getting used to Digital Quarantine!

10 ways to contribute in a (Virtual) Book club!

3 Minute Quick Read. Few toastmasters have come together and formed a small book club “Books for Self-learning. Its a virtual book club. Generally, we talk and post about non-fiction books. But what is true about most of the online or virtual community applies here too. Few members contribute posts or interact (what experts call… Continue reading 10 ways to contribute in a (Virtual) Book club!

How to Write a Lot !

5 minute read – Book Review of “How to Write a Lot” [Image Source : https://www.amazon.in/How-Write-Lot-Practical-Productive-ebook/dp/B001Y35G60 ] In general writing productivity and particular academic productivity boils down to simply how much one can write & publish. The book “Write a Lot” by Paul Silvia addresses this issue and gives practical solutions. Book is prescriptive and is a… Continue reading How to Write a Lot !