Tag Archives: technology

Neighbours


Today, we have more smartphones and tablets than the number of members in a family. We sit on our couches or slouch on our beds, busy connecting with people from around the world. But the world was not like this … Continue reading

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The Bulbul’s message


We are at my mom’s, enjoying our summer vacation. We have just had a sumptuous lunch. The children and their cousins are playing a board game in one of the bedrooms. All the adults are seated or stretched out in … Continue reading

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e-Stranged!


The phone alarm rings. One of those mechanical sounds that are meant to goad you into action. I turn lazily, and open my eyes gradually to adjust to the bright light of day. The first thing I do is check … Continue reading

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Slow on the uptake


I am out for lunch with my friends. We are a noisy bunch, as we tuck-in to yummy food and girly gossip. Just before we say our byes, one of my friends and I visit the powder room. I wash … Continue reading

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Data vision


I am stretched out on the recliner and want to listen to some music. I connect my phone through the bluetooth to my sound bar.  Soon, melodious music surrounds me. I can feel it, every fine nuance. I start thinking … Continue reading

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My Social Skill Set


Whether I like it or not, social media has become an integral part of who I am. In addition to all the ID cards I have, I now take great effort to maintain my online ‘social identity’.  Maintaining a social … Continue reading

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‘Writing’ – Lessons from Mom


As I write another blog, and press publish, a small frisson of happiness washes over me. Each word has fit-in snugly with the others, in perfect sentences, conveying what I want to say to my readers. I wonder at the … Continue reading

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Letter’s on Auto Loop


Back in the day, when fax machines were used extensively by corporates, a funny incident happened at my workplace. I remembered this earlier today, when I heard a ringtone that sounded like a fax machine’s answering tone. In those days … Continue reading

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Over-protective Passwords


I pride myself on remembering people’s faces and their names, friends’ birthdays and anniversaries, most of the time.  Thanks to smartphones, this skill is now slowly failing me.  I have relegated the power of my memory to my smartphone.  I spend … Continue reading

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