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Getting rid of social media, one at a time

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After being on almost all major social networking sites from last thirteen years I realized it's been too long for such a thing. I first learned the idea of social networking sites in 2005 and it began with Orkut in it's golden days. Lots of groups and communities which shared tons of information, old time games and scarps to each other. Lots of friends found and lost as well. Then came facebook in 2005 and became open for all in 2006 and I joined after getting an invite. It was dull initially and Orkut was much happening and colorful. After an year or so, Airtel offered free facebook on their prepaid connection. Remember, mobile internet was really slow and not cheap at all. People suddenly started drifting towards facebook and Orkut lost it's crown. Somewhere along came twitter which I didn't understood at all, but joined anyway. Orkut got replaced by Google Plus, Facebook was on rage, Twitter was finding grounds, and I was on every one of them equally. All this whil…

Review: Audio Technica M50x

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I usually don't write product reviews because I have a strange set or parameters that never meets most people's needs. However, this time I am writing one for Audio Technica M50X studio monitor headphones, which I have been using from last one month. 
I don't qualify as an audiophile, but I do have average understanding of music and sound. I don't create music myself, but I appreciate ones which have been created already. I can differentiate between good, bad and ugly sound and can find the breaking point of most sound systems easily. 
The Hunt:
In year 2013, I visited an audio zone in a mall where they had all kinds of headphones to experience. It was first time I saw something like that and was excited to gets a hands on. I tried almost all headphones and noted the ones I liked. 
Among them, Audio Technica M50 ticked all boxes except the price point. It demanded a premium ₹24000 and made me wonder if I would be able to afford one ever. 
Later in 2014, I bought Sony XB400 …

The unlovables

Let's talk today.
About us. The tagged loners of the society. Ones who treat themselves to stay upbeat. Ones who no longer find being around people amusing. Ones who wander off alone and relax in unurthodox and disapproved ways.
While we aren't lonely at all, it's something that people miss out, mostly because they never saw us the way we really are. We aren't the ones who would fit in their definitions and templates to prove everything is right with us. They have all rights to think that.
Perhaps, we are at fault because we need ourselves more than their prejudice and forced obligation to stay in the limits of their mind. There is no certain way to encircle the mind of ours. It keeps on raising the bar for people we actually let in to know our innermost self.
It's often the past that is put to blame. May be it's past which made us who we are. Or, it's people who made us feel that way. Somebody's betrayal, somebody's humiliation, somebody's …

Who You are?

Do you know who you are?
Or what you are going to be?
It's morning, you still struggling to wake up at 9 AM and promising yourself to sleep early tonight. You know you won’t be. You drag yourself out of bed, after repeated alarm refused to snooze anymore, and leave the blanket as is. You pick up your phone from under the pillow and remove earphones, some song is still playing, and you stop it and start reading dozens of notification one by one. In no time you feel the need of warm coffee. You enter kitchen and see if there is any water left in the carafe of your coffee machine. You refill it and turn it on. The mellow flavour of coffee kicks in and you wake a little more.
You stand there, near the kitchen floor, looking at the clutter and relate it to your own life. This is the time when you feel if there was some music to calm you down. You find a playlist of Coldplay on YouTube and press play. The soothing acoustic helps you think over the things and calm you down to some exten…