By Purva Grover
You may blame life’s stress for the voices in your head. You may brush them off as figments of your imagination. It’s natural to do so. It’s unwelcoming, the other voice, especially if it’s that of the other woman and you are a wife, flaunting the sash of ‘Happily Married’.
Continue reading The voice of the other woman
By Alvin R. Cabral
To paraphrase a quote I heard from a gentleman whom I overheard during an event this week: “Before, smart-phone makers were saying it was all about size, features and security. Now, they’re telling us that it’s all about the number of cameras.”
And, to quote yours truly: “Nuts.”
When dual-lens camera systems on smartphones entered the market, it was, to a certain extent, hailed or ripped: one faction said it’s innovation; the other side said what’s it for, an extra hit on your pocket? Continue reading At present, we are Back to the Future
By Kelly Clarke
I reached my limit last week when that spinning circle icon popped up on my phone screen. You know the one. It appears in the top left-hand corner, frustratingly reminding you that your network activity is useless, stubborn and refusing to play ball.
Continue reading Dubai’s smart, but I like human interactions too
By Anita Iyer
All good things come to an end, they say. And we’re sad to see Swedes give up the official @Sweden handle on Twitter.
‘Curators of Sweden’, a project that started in December 2011 as an experiment which allowed a Swede to tweet for a week, came to an end on September 30.
Continue reading What if you were in charge of tweets for @OfficiallyDubai?
By Anamika Chatterjee
A part-hilarious-part-awkward moment on the job came for me way back in 2009. I had been working for a leading news magazine in Delhi then and was asked to edit a story on cervical cancer. The references made in the article led me to an achingly beautiful blog of a cancer survivor that kept me glued to my computer screen. I was seated close to a conference room where a meeting of senior editors had been going on. Taking a break, the seniormost editor stepped out of the meeting room, talking to someone on his cellphone who seemed important. He lurked behind me for a bit — I was too absorbed to take note of his presence. Soon, the never-ending phone call came to an end and he headed back to the conference room.
Continue reading Dear Twitter, high time you granted me that blue tick
By Keith Pereña
A couple of years ago, I deleted (not deactivated) my Facebook account. Deleting a Facebook account is complicated. Unlike deactivating, deleting removes your account and erases your FB information. It even offers users the ability to get a copy of everything they have ever posted online. I used this feature to retrieve five years’ worth of personal information. Now, those five years of my life are not in FB’s hands but in a thumb drive in my keyring.
Continue reading If a hacker got to your account, what secrets would be exposed?
By Alvin R. Cabral
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I wonder how many that would be when it comes to GIFs.
Continue reading Aww… a GIF made me realise just how emotional a dad I am