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First Step Towards Self-Development

Off lately I’ve been constantly thinking and reading about self-development. A topic that I’d read for years while in school and college, but then I totally forgot about it.

A few blogs that I read, my own life, and the random thoughts that strike my mind enforced me to think about my own development.
I observed that I was so engrossed in the outer world. I had forgotten to talk to myself. To think about me.
These days we all are so busy with our mobile phones and the “notification world”, be it email, blogs, twitter, facebook, Instagram, etc., that we’ve totally forgotten our own world. A world where we can be alone and at peace.
Mobile phones have distracted human beings a lot. I can’t comment on all of them, to what extent they are distracted, and whether everyone feels the same or not.
We are constantly distracted by notifications. This constant supply of information in the form of Social Media, News, Blogs or Whatsapp is continuously depleting our concentration.
Our mind shuffl…

The Romance of Exploring Features in Mobile Phones is Vanishing

With the recent advances in mobile technology and the availability of cheaper smart phone have resulted in diminishing the charm of buying a new phone.

Today, Android smartphones are available in price range of INR 5k-50k. The only variant in these phones, for a layman, is just the hardware part. The software remains the same, except for a few updates in the version.

So the charm of exploring new features that we had in older days is slowly vanishing. These days phones are just like plug-and-play devices. You remove the Sim Card from the old device and insert it into the new. Rest everything is backed-up online.

There is no doubt that new innovations are constantly incorporated in the software as well as the hardware, but for the layman, the phone have become just a device for their daily needs, minus the romance of buying a new phone.

P.S.: This thought came to my mind after buying Xiomi Redmi Note 3 for Kiran. She just started using it without any kind of delay or reading the manua…

The Tragedy of Life

The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live. - Norman Cousins. Read this quote on the first page of Robin Sharma's book - "Who Will Cry When You Die."

I've read this book earlier - may be from some library or from a friend's collection and since then I had planned to purchase the book. Ordered it from Amazon India, as it was available for a huge discount and received it today.

It's a book that can be read by anyone, anywhere and anytime and one can always find something good to read.

For example, the first chapter of the book asks us to "Discover Our Calling". With the constant advances in the field of science and technology, we can easily call a friend overseas but we forget to talk with ourselves. We forget what is the purpose of our life and wander ourselves the way life makes us act. A quote from the book: ".... if you don't act on life, life has a habit of acting on you."

In short, a great boo…