The Pleasure of Solitude

"Walking with the crowd will usually take you no further than the crowd. Walking alone will take you to the places you've never been." This year has started differently for me. My vacations started from 1st January and while all my friends decided to go home during the vacation, I decided to stay back at the …

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12 “Exclusive” Pictures From Facebook

These 12 “exclusive” pictures from Facebook are sure to make your day. Facebook can be funny at times. It can be a place where people can feel “incomplete” with 20 others, post pictures of a “second honeymoon” or a selfie with the dead. Now, have a look at these pictures. You may discover things that …

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Life Without Facebook: 10 Points

Life is great without Facebook. I have a personal experience regarding that. I decided to quit Facebook after I realised that it was Facebook who was using me rather than the other way round. It’s been over six months since I deactivated my Facebook account. Initially I was a bit sceptical about taking that step …

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Newspapers: The Next Endangered Species?

It is an open secret that newspapers are in dilemma in this digital age. Readership has declined and so has circulation. If the global scenario is to be observed, it is seen that hundreds of newspapers have closed down and many have gone bankrupt due to numerous ominous circumstances like deficiency of readership, lack of …

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8 True Stories Of The Benevolent Dr. Abdul Kalam

India lost a gem on the 27th of July, 2015, with the passing away of Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Here is a compilation of eight stories and incidents, including my personal experience, which gives a glimpse of his benevolence and his impeccable character: _____ Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam visited Gauhati University on 2nd February, …

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Cure Your Whatsapp Addiction

Whatsapp is one of the excellent retarding agents we all can’t live without (probably). I have seen my productive time decrease drastically due to Whatsapp. No, I was not a Whatsapp addict; I just kept receiving Whatsapp notifications all though the day, or whenever I turned on my smartphone's mobile data. As I was thinking …

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7 Things Education Doesn’t Teach

Textual knowledge is not everything in life. Marks may get you a good rank or pointer, but will hardly help you cope up with today's world.  What one requires today are skills, wits and presence of mind. Education teaches us many things. But there are some certain things that do not fall into the ambit …

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Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair

(This is a short essay on the topic "Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair With Its Own Pros And Cons" written for a college project.) India is the largest democratic country in the world and it has also been the most successful democratic country so far. India has a permanent constitutional body, the Election Commission of …

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