Category Archives: Technology

My lesson in ‘rocket’ science had me all shook up

By Sarwat Nasir

I will never forget the night when the ground beneath me literally shook, blinding rays of light lit up the dark skies and an ear-splitting sound nearly threw me off my feet. No, it was not an earthquake, nor a UFO; it was a powerful Russian rocket taking astronauts to the International Space Station. Continue reading My lesson in ‘rocket’ science had me all shook up

Meet my WhatsApp alter-ego. Hope you like it

By Disha Dadlani

Guys, it’s time to dissolve the group. I’m exiting and so can you. Bye bye,” my dad posted, rather explained recently to the members of a WhatsApp group before leaving it. I laughed at his choice of words and turned to find my mum — who was also part of this group — typing: “I don’t see any sense in leaving the group and I find that rude. But since we all are, I’ll be rude and exit too.”

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At present, we are Back to the Future

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