The media fuzz about the happening/upcoming layoffs by various IT firms in India has indeed become a concern for many. Few reports blame Donald Trump, and few others blame the technology advancements. But, one thing is sure. People are getting laid-off. Yes, it’s happening and it’s not the first of its kind.
It was a lousy evening and the summer heat acted as a catalyst to spoil my mood. Scrolling through a web page in my mobile browser, I saw a quote and my eyes halted for a moment, *blink-blink* and then continued scrolling. In no time, I slept off.
A couple of hours passed…
There is an insidious quirk to your brain that, if you let it, can drive you insane. Tell me if this sounds familiar to you:
You get anxious about confronting somebody in your life. That anxiety cripples you and you start wondering why you’re so anxious. Now you’re becoming anxious about being anxious. Oh no! Doubly anxious! Now you’re anxious about your anxiety, which is causing more anxiety.
There was a man who was filthy rich, he made a lot of money. He saw the world as a series of value propositions. Everything from what to wear, to which restaurant to eat for dinner, to why certain people liked him or not.
If someone was rude to him it was because they were jealous or felt threatened by his power or success. If someone was kind to him it was because they admired his power and success. He measured himself through the money he owned and naturally he had a metric to measure the world and people around him i.e., Money.
Live videos, enhanced IM services, 360° photos, Instagram’s and WhatsApp’s stories, and the swipe right/left for a match!
The internet has changed the way we live and the way we socialize.
I still remember the day I joined Facebook. I had only two friends for a period of 12-18 months as there weren’t any members whom I knew. Then, the account went inactive for a year (I didn’t know what to do with that). Slowly, the word spread about Facebook and one after the other, new members joined and successfully sent their first “HI“.
First and foremost, I would like to thank all the followers who’ve ceaselessly supported this blog. Without y’all, this blog would not be live today. There were times where I thought of closing this portal. But, the constant motivation from our readers made us write more and more.
We wonder why on earth we studied engineering. There are people in their early 30’s who *still* confess that “My job and my degree(s) are not related in any way”.
I hated the 4 years of my engineering life. With high dreams and passion, stepping into the college with a hope as tiny as a speck of dust. A hope, that I’ll be able to give life to my dreams. My ears ringed with these two phrases “You are going to waste your life”, “You won’t get placed”. All I could react was: F-U.
According to me, I had 4 years of time exclusively for developing and gaining expertise in my area of interests.
I’ve been waiting to write about this for a long time. I guess this is a perfect time. New year comes with new dreams, new aspirations, new energy, and etc.. For the young generation, it’s been always a dream to start their own startup. Startups are one of the hottest topics buzzing our ears wherever we go (you can’t deny). With the extensive use of the internet to gather knowledge, and with the ease to collaborate and communicate with anyone, young India has started to run the Startup marathon. Numerous initiatives have been introduced to foster teeny-tiny to gargantuan startups.
It was a Sunday and I was having a cup of tea in the nearby cafe. The time was quarter past 11 in the morning. The weekend crowd was slowly picking up its pace and in no time the cafe was full. There were three empty seats around my table and it waited for its visitors…