Rejection Phobia - A Typical Male Syndrome

Blind dates, long distance affairs, telephonic relations, pen friends, childhood crushes and a typical male behind them all! Everyone is unique, every man is different. Yet, the fear of rejection always lurks like an inevitable shadow around an urban man. So, let’s find out more about this typical male syndrome.

Ex Girlfriends, Ghosts and That Secret Potion of Desire

Sweet melodies of yesteryears often soothe his soul. Confused past, hazy memoirs and long drives in his father’s old gypsy illuminates his apartment. The shadows of his ex girlfriends keep haunting him. Those larger than life greeting cards, those soft toys, those bracelets, those watches, those letters are locked inside his closet. Time changes, feelings evolve, old friends reunites. The air never remains the same.

How to Tweet Like Jim Morrison

Microblogging! The new addition to the content hungry universe is making everyone bit crazy. Some people are investing hefty sum of money to gain followers, some folks tweeting extra sensible quotes, some individuals trying to be little humorous, the celebrities gaining millions of followers overnight and some people are still dazed. They retweet, copy paste some old quotations, sometimes news and views and most of the times they just keep gazing at the time line without having any words to write.

Bedroom Story - What Indian Women Want In Bed?

Indian women are flawless, intelligent and wild in bed. They know the art of taming a wild stallion, they knows the magic of weaving a satisfying tale. Everyone is unique and every girl has their priorities.

Winter Loneliness - Why Loneliness is Ecstatic?

The music of David Gilmour (On an Island) is creating a dreamlike ambience; the loner is busy writing his chronicle in his studio apartment, he is capturing the ecstasy of being lonely in an overcrowded city. He is mutely inhaling the drifting joy and the lingering silence, he is growing from within, he is catching the stars, and he is alive…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Conjuring 2 Review: There's Something Not Quite Right About The Movie

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The movie starts with a promise to scare the audience with premonitions, demon sounds and apparitions. The story gradually takes momentum and we start liking the humour and the rains.  The movie is set in 1977 London where almost bankrupt mother Peggy Hodgson stays with her four children. The occurrence of unnatural things in the house creates media murmur but the sceptics constantly keep slamming mother Peggy’s claim of the presence of a poltergeist in their house. However due to lots of clamour and witnesses, the church takes up the case. Following the order from church, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) travel to London to observe the situation but they couldn’t prove any vision or signs of demonic possession.

The supernatural elements are appropriately supported by facts and debates within the movie that makes The Conjuring 2 an interesting watch however elements like demon sounds, levitation, mysterious knocking, moving swings, strange voice recordings  and other poltergeist  activities gives us a sense of déjà vu as we have seen most of these elements in other horror movies. Things that makes The Conjuring 2 a successful horror movie is its legacy, plot and cinematography. The simplicity of the narrative and the bonding between Ed and Lorraine Warren is something that takes this movie to another level.

The film qualifies to become a sweet family drama especially with tender moments like Ed playing the guitar to entertain the kids and Ed and Lorraine both sharing their fondness for each other to Janet (played by Madison Wolfe). The biggest plus for this movie is its direction and James Wan made it a point to highlight best little fright elements of its prequel in this movie. Most of the movie is shot in low light however just like other horror flicks most of the fear-provoking things happen during the night.

The background score of this movie is terrific but as I have said before, there’s something not quite right about the movie because if you are a horror movie fan you will surely not get that cinematic jolt as everything that appears are predictable and clichéd. Even English rhymes and gross painting couldn’t make me quiver. The movie may get a good opening due to its previous success but I am sure, you won’t be horror-stricken after watching this movie like you did after watching Paranormal Activity and The Ring. 


Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Curious Case of Sadistic Comedy: If Tanmay Bhat’s latest Video is Comedy Then I Seriously Have Problems with the Rising Mediocrity

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You see a sense of sadistic pleasure in the so-called comedian’s action when he was performing the whole act and insult seems to be his modus operandi to go viral. It looks like a professional trying to be amateur just to attract the younger social media crowd. Comedy is a lighthearted activity and it propels laughter however I am seriously against humor that insults people. The ability to generate laughter with a hint of satire and subtleness is what most loved comedians do and I am sure everyone doesn’t possess this skill. 

The real burning issue of India is not poverty or draught anymore, it's Tanmay Bhat's latest Snapchat video. The infantile comedian is trending on the Internet with his mimicry and the gloomy part is he mocked Sachin Tendulkar - the God of Cricket and Lata Mangeshkar - the Melody Queen. There's an intense debate going on between pro-bhats and anti-bhats but I could only see AIB (A YouTube Comedy Channel) and Snapchat getting all the publicity for free.

The advent of face swapping apps like Snapchat and MSQRD are undoubtedly becoming addictive for the younger generation but do you think using such apps to affront somebody with below the belt criticism is right? The whole controversy is adding perplexities for the youth of our country who thinks it's cool to follow AIB and TVF on YouTube and it's perfectly alright to do anything in the name of Freedom of Speech and democratization of Internet that AIB supports. Unquestionably, AIB is a wacky comedy group and I am following them because of their urban humour however I am against their latest stunt of offending people to gain recognition. It's easy to make a headline by doing controversial things at the age of Internet and people like Tanmay Bhat is exactly doing that.

They are perfectly exploiting the power of digital masks/filters to hide their face and do mimicry. Face Swapping Apps are allowing the introverts to do video blogging because when you are inside a mask, you have no fear of condemnation. Unlike yesteryears, video blogging is becoming a modish activity. Youtubers are making a living from advertisements and sponsorships and being an uncensored platform, you have the freedom to be original. I am passionate about this drift but I am not supporting Tanmay for his latest gig. So, what's next? The answer is, the whole comedy is actually increasing Snapchat downloads and AIB’s YouTube views, which is an irony of our generation, though. After the whole chaos, most people will forget this issue and Tanmay will resume making videos. We are living in a halfway society and if we are not guided, we may be doomed for our mistakes. The intellectuals slammed Tanmay for his act; however, he won’t feel guilty because he created that much-required buzz to augment his career goals to become a known comedian at least in India.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Empty Spaces and Minimalism is the Future of Urban Homes and Offices

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The idea of living a life free from things that don't really matter in our everyday lives, discarding the junk from the spaces, practicing a life of passion is becoming the newest lifestyle trend. The increase of consumerism is leading to monotony hence people trying to break away from constant chaos to create a minimalistic world.

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Less becoming More and the concept of living in empty spaces free from clutter is what a modern man wants. With the advent of technology, the concept of empty office spaces will soon become a reality. Maybe there will be no real people in a board meaning rather there will be virtual people created by hologram technology. There will be no desktops or telephones and disappearance of unused things from spaces will soon become a reality.

Minimalism will become the next big home decor trend. The idea of incorporating storage spaces and other essential features in the design is what modern homes will be doing. The thought of living in an empty space with minimal clutter is not only refreshing but also very propelling for your creativity to flourish. Unlike yesteryears, we now try to hide everything inside the walls to bring more clarity to our homes. An empty room with important things or a minimalistic home located on a hill top is what the exhausted modern men crave for.

Clapham Common Flat 2 : Scandinavian style bedroom by YAM Studios

Simplicity is the new dictum and in order to attain an aesthetically sound life, many people around the globe are considering minimalist design. Although it looks easier for your eyes, a minimalistic theme is hardest to design. From a dream penthouse to a mobile home, from a mansion to a studio apartment, from a bungalow to a chalet, minimalism has the ability to exude elegance and sophistication in any genre.

Toy-Box : Minimalist study/office by grupoarquitectura

Living in a simple house with aesthetically designed interiors is a refreshing experience. It's a liberating practice to work in empty spaces with very less distraction. Your surroundings influence the state of your mind and living in the simplest setting takes you away from the worldly disruptions. It's your most desired escape from the busy urban life. The future offices will have very fewer accessories and more spaces and trends like hiding the wires, bringing the outdoors in and disappearing cubicles are already incorporated by many. In future, almost everything will disappear and only those important things will stay that will consequently provide a more breathing and thinking space. Embracing minimalism is like going back to your past with very less manmade ornaments and more natural offerings.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Bigger, The Better: Why I Find Plus-Size Women Lethally Attractive?

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Going against the common perception of slimness being more attractive, I prefer fat girls over slender women. Plus-size girls look more attractive because of their profound assets while women still want to look slim everywhere. Losing weight constantly forces them to avoid food they love. The whole process of losing fat makes their life messy. They live in a constant fear of rejection because of their weight but the fact is Fatness is the new Hotness, which nobody's saying openly. Men prefer plus-size women over skinny girls.

Fat girls often sacrifice their happiness in search of diets and other methods to shed those extra kilos while there's nothing like being fat and happy. The portrayal of slender girls in Fashion shows, TV and Cinema makes women think slimmer girls are conventional beauties. Men love to date a plus-size girl because they feel they look great in yoga pants as well as in saree. The desire for curves in women is the only truth men seek to propel their fantasies.

The whole concept of beauty is a mere illusion and a thought created by manmade notions. 

The wish to wear a Bikini is inherent in every woman's mind but they think, they would look vulgar in a swimsuit with those protruding belly fat. The whole concept of beauty is a mere illusion and a thought created by manmade notions. Being fat is no offence and instead of losing those god gifted curves, women should rather try to be themselves and try to flaunt their curves with complete ease. A healthy voluptuous woman is what men prefer. Slowly the fashion industry is evolving and they are focusing in portraying real women with hourglass figure instead of skinny, tall models without the feminine curves.

The bigger the better is the new dictum and women with serious cleavage and half-moon butts are hogging the limelight. 

There is a difference between being fat and being fit. A plus-size woman can also remain fit with a good diet and lifestyle. Instead of trying to lose weight, women should focus more on living a healthy life. Popular voluptuous vixens like Kim Kardashian and Ashley Graham are truly altering the concept of slim is beautiful. The bigger the better is the new dictum and women with serious cleavage and protruding butts are hogging the limelight. Plus-size women are no more escaping from the attention rather they are flaunting their assets with innovative dressing and walking on the ramp with feline ease. They are more comfortable and confident about their weight. The fading Bikini Phobia proves the fact that women are now much more confident about their body than before.

It's time to change the entire artificial notion of fatness being unattractive. We are living in an era where everybody wants to look glamorous, thinner and sleeker but in the whole journey, we are living a life under the pressure of not eating right and sacrificing things we like. We are actually living for others.
The allure that plus-size women exude can never be compared to a girl without any assets.
We are now getting the true picture through social media and blogs, where people are writing about their likes and dislikes and the world, is more transparent now hence we are now getting the true picture of beauty. You may disregard my opinion about fat being attractive but you can't deny the fact that plus-size women don't look gorgeous and appealing in a Bikini. The allure that plus-size women exude can never be compared to a girl without any assets. I am not demeaning those who feel losing weight would give them a better personality however I am stating that being fat is no crime and we love women full of those divine curves.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Preventing Digital Apocalypse: Just Remember You've Been Warned

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Ryan loves to blog about rock concerts, nightlife and weird adventures that he takes up in his free time. He is constantly found gazing at his blog, and reading his own content and editing it every time. His passion for blogging started 9 years ago and still he is getting equal delight in sharing his experiences with the world. Ryan loves to write about upcoming bands and concerts. Since 2006, he almost wrote 400 blog posts and received more than 5000 comments. In the whole process, he made lifetime friends and his work been appreciated by many.

Suddenly one day, Ryan loses access to his 9-year-old blog because the server where his blog was hosted just got hacked. All his write-ups vanished and he no longer found them online. All the interactions with fellow bloggers, his digital achievements and most importantly the story he wrote about Tomorrowland couldn’t be found anywhere on the web. Ryan lost everything but I hope you won’t afford to lose your all your work in this digitally empowered world.

The rise of digital storytelling testifies the amount of passion involved in writing about stuff you care about. You can’t afford to lose your online documents because of some stupid server error or a wrong code. It’s almost scary to see your hard work lost into oblivion. There are always loopholes in technology but preventing such disasters is possible. As I have written earlier about the Digital Dark Age, which may become the reality if present documents aren’t made ready for future use. Because formats become obsolete with time, something which is working may not work in future.

The classic case of floppy disks, tape recorder and video tapes confirm the evidence of formats getting obsolete.  We have lost many important data due to format up-gradation and we no longer afford to lose them now.  Online written content in the form of blogs, slide shows, and images may become obsolete in future because technology changes hence taking back-ups of your blog are the need of the hour. You can convert all your blog posts into PDF and keep a back-up of your files in your computer. Printing out written materials is what I suggest because if there’s a Digital Apocalypse by any chance, you can start everything afresh with those printed materials. Keeping your files in both Print and Digital formats will help you to prevent Digital Apocalypse.

Lately, millions of blogs are affected when a blogging platform’s server went down. Bloggers all around the world started tweeting about this. That was just a temporary issue but it gave nightmares to millions of bloggers who passionately invested their time for providing original content to the world.  Such incidents are eye-openers for people who not only write for the moment but also write for the future generation.  We are living in a digital era and we need to be protected from attacks that can shatter our Digital dreams.  Do it before it’s too late, print out your blogs or save it safely somewhere offline for surviving the onslaught of unpredictable Digital Apocalypse, before it’s too late.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

How Will Smart Contact Lenses Make You A Superhuman?

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Imagine creating a huge database of images and videos of your daily life, your regular interactions with people, colleagues, friends, and spouse without using a camera. A well-documented life where you can revisit every situation, every moment and every memory whenever you want. A constant recorder of your life's ebb and flow. Imagine seeing every glimpse of your achievement and joy recorded by your eyes except the moments spent during sleep when your eyes are closed. Sounds like a plot from a science fiction book where the superhero attains this power after a genetic mutation or a laboratory experiment.

Attaining superhuman powers is no more a thing of science fiction books and movies. The concept of Smart Contact Lens - Sony's new patent enables you to record and playback stuff you see in your real life. You not only live your life but also record it for the future. You will be able to preserve the moments of your life without carrying a camera. Smart Contact Lens bestows you with the ability to store the images captured by your eyes in an external device. The contact lenses act like tiny cameras that start recording whenever you want. The ability of the tiny cameras to recognize between deliberate blinking and natural blinking is what makes it a nerdy device.

The main source of power for these contact lenses to function comes from electromagnetic induction. The continuous process of enhancing human abilities not only creates many apprehensions but also lure us to decipher the unknown horizon. Imagine attending a lecture wearing these contact lenses, which will eventually increase your chances to do well in your exams. You are suddenly transformed into a whizz kid. Imagine the ability to show other what you see in real-time will make the whole experience so surreal. The ability to swap moments could surely make this device more interesting.

Contact lens with the ability to record is just a concept for now however in future these lenses will become a reality which will not only help people to analyze their mistakes and fix it but also help them to showcase their real-world experience to their friends and family however with such technology, privacy can always be an issue.

Wearing them in a movie theatre may be hazardous for the filmmaking industry as there will be chances of leakage and piracy.  Using these lenses can also be an intrusive task as you are trying to do something regularly that may obstruct the natural process of seeing. The continuous recording may also make you more conscious if you are documenting them for others. Wearable technology is utterly immersive hence it’s always advisable to know the pros and cons before using them.

Wearing those contact lenses where cameras are prohibited may cause a security issue. What if these lenses are hacked? Technology helps humanity to prosper but what if these inventions are misused. The future looks extremely snazzy at the moment where everything we just imagined becoming a reality. From augmented reality apps to digital immortality, from self-driving cars to levitating hover boards, from artificial meteor showers to invisible trains, from humanoids to mountain air supplying companies, we are witnessing almost every theory from science fiction books coming to life.  Enhanced vision is still in the production stage yet such ideas will open up many debates and discussions for the futurists. 

Saturday, May 07, 2016

In the Era of Artificial Mountains and Vertical Farms

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Jonathan loves to travel a lot, especially hill stations where he practices meditation. He is always on a hunt to discover newer places. He lusts over tourist-free destinations and greener patches. He is an escapist because he is tormented by the regular chaos of urban life. He is bored of seeing people running behind public transport, he is tired of inhaling poisonous smokes that make him sick. Jonathan wears a mask to survive the dangers of global warming. He lives in a skyscraper and sees no trees. The increasing pollution and human drilling for wealth all around make people like Jonathan escape to a place full of life. The modern world is turning into a dusty town where every drop of rain matters hence futurists all around the world is working hard to create things that will completely change the face of the modern world.

We surely live in interesting times where technology is trying to manipulate Nature. Don't worry about the future as the world seems to be inventing new things every day to preserve humanity. UAE, for instance, is trying to create artificial mountains for cloud formation and rain. The impact of global warming is huge in people's lives hence, it's the right time to create something to stop the upcoming apocalypse and there are scientists creating exciting stuff to preserve mankind from extinction.

Artificial Mountains promise to transform the dry areas into lush green places. It's a mammoth initiative to colonize unlivable places on Earth while vertical farming seems to be one of the greatest inventions to grow food in crowded and infertile places. Both these initiatives are pro-humanity and will surely change the face of this world by 2025. It would be no surprise to see people buying fresh vegetables from a vertical farm from a supermarket. People living in the desert don't have to pray for rain when you have artificial mountains to manufacture them. The advancement of science and technology will enable the farmers to grow newer crops and people will have a surplus amount of food for survival.

We are lucky to see real mountains and natural farms, however, due to overpopulation and industrialization, the future generation may not be able to see the grasslands rather they will be visiting the artificial mountains for vacations and enjoy the man-made rain. The constant up-gradation of lifestyle and the urge to live and work in a skyscraper is transforming green places into concrete jungles. People living near nature always have to move towards these concrete jungles to get a job hence, there's always a chance of total annihilation of nature for survival.

The hill stations may not stay there because there will be intruders to convert those places into places of benefits and the locals won't revolt because they want jobs. The success of a state depends on its progress, not happiness now. The happiness factor is no more considered to be a criterion for a progressive state which is why people are destroying mountains and extracting minerals to survive.

 It's a recurring process, firstly they are destroying places and then they are trying to fix it, however, building artificial mountains in dry areas surely create hopes for more greenery while vertical farming in crowded places will eradicate hunger. Technology for reconstructing nature without manipulating its core surely makes a good idea, however, appreciating the resources, which we have now play a greater role in making this world a much happier place.