Tag Archives: technology

Not so remote problems


The afternoon sun pours into the living room, leaving long streaks of gold on the floor. The flowers in the vase on my coffee table sway gently in the breeze. Everything seems peaceful, but I am not. I am repeatedly … Continue reading

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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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