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How Truecaller works on iOS and what sucks about that.

I have always liked the product Truecaller. As someone living in India it is more of a necessity than a utility considering telemarketers will not give a single f* before calling you at any time of the day. What sucks is that Truecaller does not work on iPhones. Primarily because of the closed architecture of the iOS that does not provide hook or access to any app to get access to the dialer. What that means is that Truecaller does not get access Read more »


'Freelancer' - The Magical Word

“Freelancer” is a truly magical world. The moment you add it to any profession that whole world becomes immediately profitable to everyone involved. I have seen startups looking for kickass rockstar coding ninja freelancers with at least 5+ years of experience at the super attractive compensation of 20k per month and exposure (how can you forget that!!). Read more »


The thing about Udta Punjab

The thing about Udta Punjab is that the the track involving Alia Bhatt, who has performed the best of all, has nothing to do with drugs. The reason for the misfortune of that character was not drugs but greed and if you really want to stretch it, curiosity. It could very easily have been guns, gold or top secrets. So no matter how much you appreciate the antics Read more »


Why my phone no longer has a lock

I apologise in advance for this morbid thought. Imagine you get in an accident. It could be anything. A hit and run, a mugging gone wrong or just plain bad luck. There you are lying on the road, covered in your own blood, unconscious, helpless. Maybe your luck has not totally run out and some one spots you. They want to help you. Read more »


Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

This is probable the most popular quote of the great Muhammad Ali. And trust me it is not just a quote. If you go and watch any of his fights on Youtube you see all the floating and the stinging happening. Some people deserve to be called legends. Ali was one. And not because he was a great and successful boxer. Read more »


You are average. But its ok.

A bird can just be a bird. When the sun rises it isn’t accompanied by a feeling of dread. It’s daily tasks are solely comprised of being a bird and being a bird still.

Humans are a problem. There’s no place for us. I cant just go out into the woods and be a human. Read more »


Before you go ahead and buy that gym membership..


Tis the time for resolutions. The new year is just round the corner and like every year we all have our resolutions in our minds. This is an age old practice which has been engrained in us ever since we were little. Our resolutions might have changed with time but our excellent habit of not following them to the end remains a constant. Read more »


Being average, unicorns, success, and happiness

The first and the most important thing I will say is that the following text has not been written by me. I found this little gem on a reddit post posted by /u/photonasty. I feel that this is something many of us know, inherently, but do not realise until someone puts it to us in the form of words.


Self-made billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and J.K. Rowling are essentially unicorns. Do they exist? Certainly. There are always people of exceptional talent and drive, who also happen to get lucky along the way. (Sorry guys, but along with ability and effort, there’s an element of randomness. Everyone wants a sense of power and control within their own lives, so I think for many people, it’s hard to admit that. We don’t want to admit that some things are beyond our control, like “being in the right place at the right time.”)

Personally, I could never run a company, let alone found one. That isn’t my skill set, and that’s fine. I’d be thrilled with a high-five-figure salary at a job “making someone else rich”– as long as I am allowed to have a life outside of work, and not required to work unfeasible hours without any extra benefits for doing so.

It’s okay not to be the next Zuckerberg or Rowling. It’s okay to be “average” in your capabilities. It’s also okay to be motivated more toward a comfortable and stable income level, rather than a desire to be the best, or to have the most, or to make it to “the top.”

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