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5 reasons am thankful for technology..

5 reasons am thankful for technology..

Whether we accept it or not, the technology at our disposal has made our world a smaller place in more ways than one. While there are positives and negatives for everything, I would still like to think positively as far as technology is concerned.

Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp, Weibo, Tencent, WeChat, Vkontakte, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and what not have provided us more ways than one to keep in touch with our near and dear ones. They help us remember and understand the likes, dislikes, where our loved ones are going, what they are doing and everything else happening in their lives. While on one hand, this may reflect on intruding someone’s privacy, on the other hand, this does play a role in bringing people closer whether in love, friendship or family relations. As they say “distance makes the heart grow fonder”.

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Isn’t taking care of parents next to godliness?

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Family..

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From the time we are young, our parents take care of us in every possible way. From ensuring that we have the correct eating and sleeping habits to teaching us values and virtues; from answering all our possible questions to quelling our curiosity to spending their hard earned money and time to see us grow into good human beings, our parents do so much for us. And thus, when they grow old, isn’t it our duty to take care of them?

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The day he lied to me..

The day he lied..

The day he lied..

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“He is a liar. He doesn’t even care what I feel. If he did, he would have had the guts to tell me the truth. All the times we spent talking sweet nothings for hours on end seem like a big joke.”

The first time our eyes met was when he trooped in coolly at 8:45am for an 8 am class. With unkempt hour and a shabby appearance overall, it looked as though he had just got up from sleep and set out for a long day ahead. He seemed too much into himself making me wonder if arrogance was his second name. For me though, classes were all about talking to everyone and making as many friends as possible.

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Five Sentence Fiction: When my smartphone went missing..

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My phone had always been my life which I took along wherever I went. Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram & games of all kinds – I used it for all of this and more.

But since the day I misplaced my phone, my life hasn’t been the same. Neither do I eat properly nor do I get sound sleep at night like before.

Seeing me in depression and despair all day long, you would seriously wonder as if life has been sucked out of my soul.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – December) – My post no 16 for this month.

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What would happen if our smartphones could speak?

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She was enamoured with her Galaxy S4. From using it for Whatsapp to listening to music, from browsing the internet to playing every game under the sun, the Galaxy was her constant companion. She may not have people around to talk to. She may not have brushed her teeth after getting up. But the Galaxy had to be next to her at all times. But one fine day, something unusual happened.

Galaxy: Don’t your eyes get tired staring at me all day? Or wait a minute. What about those fingers of yours? Do you have enough strength left in them?

It was about 2am at night. And she had to be off to work the next day. She was literally jolted hearing noises coming out of the phone. She was alone in her room and everyone at home was asleep. Was she dreaming? Was it a ghost? How could her phone speak?

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Q & A with Madhumita Mukherjee: Author of ‘The Other Side of the Table”

Madhumita Mukherjee grew up in Delhi and did her medical education from Calcutta National Medical College. She has been living and working in England since 2001 as a Paediatrician. She has a special affinity for epistolary novels as well as novels written as journals and diaries like ‘Diary of a Provincial Lady’ by E.M. Delafield, and ‘I Capture the Castle’ by Dodie Smith. Besides these, she takes special interest in novels with medical themes such as ‘A Country Doctor’s Notebook’ by Mikhail Bulgakov.

‘The Other Side of the Table’ is her first novel. She joins us here for a small tete-a-tete –

Aseem: Who or what inspired you to begin writing?
Madhumita: Nothing in particular and certainly not anyone. I suddenly had the time for the wrong reason and I wanted to distract myself by telling myself a story…

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Book Review – The Other Side of the Table

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‘The Other Side of the Table’ is Madhumita Mukherjee’s first novel. She has pursued medicine and works as a consultant paediatrician in Manchester. She has a special affinity for epistolary novels. And that’s what she pursues in her first attempt at writing. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

The blurb goes like this –

Circa 1990.
A world drawn and woven with words.
A bond punctuated by absence and distance . . .
Two continents. Two cities. Two people.
And letters. Hundreds of them.
Over years. Across oceans. Between hearts.

Between Abhi, who is training to be a neurosurgeon in London, and Uma, who is just stepping into the world of medicine in Kolkata.

As they ink their emotions onto paper, their lives get chronicled in this subtly nuanced conversation through letters . . . letters about dreams, desires, heartbreaks, and longings . . . about a proverbial good life falling apart, about a failed marriage, a visceral loss, and about a dream that threatens social expectations . . .

Letters that talk. And don’t. Letters about this and that. Letters about everything . . .

Letters with a story you would never expect.

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Review: Nokia Lumia 620

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It’s been sometime since Nokia joined hands with Windows to come out with phones having the Windows OS. The first series of phones with Windows 7 and 7.5 didn’t do too well. There were issues of every kind and Nokia was slowly but surely moving towards disaster. Then came the Windows 8 series enabled phones beginning with Lumia 920 and 820. Lumia 920 has garnered great attention throughout the world with its specs and particularly the amazing camera it has. But the critics were still out saying that Nokia needed to come out with affordable Lumia’s for markets like India and China which are the fastest growing on the planet.

Lumia 620 is the first in the range of the affordable Lumia handsets. So what all does it have? If you are not looking at the black colour, at first glance you would surely notice the colourful back cover. This is the first Lumia handset which comes with changeable back covers (Cyan, Lime Green, Black, White, Magenta, Yellow). The screen size is quite handy at 3.81 inches. It packs a 5MP primary camera and a 1.2 MP secondary camera. This camera is quite good for this price range (Rs 14,200) that is if you are not looking at Indian models like Micromax, Karbonn etc like me. It provides you all the features like Panorama, Face Detection, Multiple Shots, Auto Focus with touch etc.

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