Month: January 2013

No more cases on your phones please

cases

Don’t know the logical thinking behind putting cover on phones. If there is some kind of battery pack in there, then may be.

But putting a ugly bulky case on a beautifully designed mobile is crazy.

Companies like Apple put so much effort into making their phones sleeker and stylish, then you go and put a cheap ugly case on it and ruin it.

Apple uses gorilla glass and aluminium to make sure normal scratches don’t affect the phone. So why put an ugly case and ruin such a beautiful design.

If you take care of your phone reasonable it should look pretty and last quite a bit without a case.

The moment you put case you are also bound to neglect the phone thinking the case will protect it.

ferraricover

Would you buy a Ferrari and wrap it in a cover?

So stop worrying and start enjoying using your beautiful, slim mobile that you paid so much money for.

So no more cases please…

Apple is in an amazing battle

apple

Apple is such a tough company to fight against. Take a look at some of these stats. These were the number of Phone models released by all these companies in 2012.

Apple – 1 model
Samsung – 37 models
LG – 24 models
HTC Corp – 18 models
Nokia – 9 models

How do you compete against a phone maker who just puts one device out while you have to do so many models even to compete.

Even with so many models Apple takes nearly 75% of the mobile phone profits home. To get the remaining mobile phone profits, Samsung is spending nearly 12 billion dollars on advertising alone. That’s 10 times more than apples advertising budget.

So just sit an enjoy this amazing battle of an amazing company called Apple.

Are you Indian

If you are born in India you are automatically called Indian. These are the list of things i think you should have done to call yourself a true patriotic Indian.

Send in your suggestions and i will add them if i think they are worth it.

1. Attend at least one Indian Flag hoisting.

2. Visit Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi

3. Vote at least in one election

4.

Enough with these stupid warnings

What’s with the warnings for cigarettes even in adult rated movies.

Seriously who is this adult who doesn’t know cigarettes are injurious to health.

Do the government really think that people who are still smoking are going to change because of these warning.

What next warnings for guns, cars, alcohol, religion etc.

When will this end.

This is just a distraction during movies. Go watch Gangster squad which is in theatres now. Every time the warning comes up it takes you out of the movie.

After watching the movie you will realise cigarettes are least of your worries.

If they think cigarettes are such bad things just ban them from being sold. There are already enough warnings on the packaging of the product.

Why do we need to ruin the movie experience for non smokers too. Enough with these warnings lets all grow up a little.

Please turn the fucking car lights down in the city

beamlights

What’s with all the cars in city using fog lights, and high beam lights even in well lit areas. Why do you need that much light in cities which are already well lit.

I bet if some kind of survey was done, it will show that these lights cause more accidents than prevent them.

It’s almost impossible to see the traffic when some one is using beamers on the other lane.

I agree you need them in highways but do we really need all the three lights in city traffic.

I bet most people don’t even know that you can switch off the fog lights and high beam lights individually.

I always drive with regular lights and only put the beamers when I want to over take or if it’s really dark ahead.

Never used the fog lights.

So next time you see only the regular lights in city traffic it might be me.

So please people stop using the fucking beamers and fog lights in city traffic for god sake.

Embrace Change a lesson for many Indians

This article about Embrace Change, But Still Stand for Something is a must read for many Indians. Where a lot of land is being acquired for all kind of projects the below lesson should be attitude to do the right thing.

Imagine that an electric company wants to build a loud, ugly power line on your property. They ask, “How much would we need to pay you to make this happen?” You’d probably demand a lot of money.

Now imagine that that power line already exists on your property. How much would you pay the electric company to get rid of it? Would you pay the same amount — or less?

Most people insist on a larger payment to build the power line than they’d be willing to pay for its removal. This difference is an illustration of status quo bias, a cognitive trait most people share. When presented with a potential change, we usually weigh the potential losses more heavily than the potential gains.

This tendency is completely understandable. Unfortunately, it can also prevent you from getting ahead.

Stop resisting the change and take a leap. This is the big issue many indians are facing in this economic hard times. The below passage should be memorised by every youth.

Change is ubiquitous in most facets of our lives. On a basic level, you will likely change jobs more often than you might predict. In a recent study, the Bureau of Labor statistics found that the average person in their sample held eleven jobs between the ages of 18 and 46 — meaning a job-switch once every 2.5 years.

Sooner you adapt, sooner you can move on or the world will pass you by.

In sum, be prepared to learn new skills, take advantage of new trends, and adapt to unforeseen crises — if you don’t, you’ll be left behind as the world changes without you. But never lose focus on economic fundamentals and, especially, your own personal integrity.

Chinese father hires game assassins to kill son

I guess this type of parenting is necessary in this technology and gaming obsessed world. Thinks its cool that the dad found a unique way to deal with his sons gaming addiction.

Hats off to dad and also to the son too who figured it out

The 23-year-old man, identified as Xaio Feng, noticed that he was frequently targeted in an online game by players who were more skilled than him.

Suspecting that something was wrong, he talked to the players, who said they had been paid to ‘kill’ him.

The boy said his father had apparently decided on the plan after his son left a job at a software development company just after three months, the Telegraph reports.

via Chinese father hires online ‘assassins’ to kill games-obsessed son.

Vishwaroopam dth delay is a good thing

vishwaroopam

I am glad Vishwaroopam has been delayed, if not after few days it would have been declared a failure. Mainly because of its price and issues with theaters not screening it.

This would have made many film makers think twice about going the DTH route. That would push the DTH revolution few years back.

I don’t expect same day release of movies on DTH, A week or two delayed release would be a better option to go with. Theater owners will also be happy because most movies don’t play more than two weeks in multi screen theaters.

Release them in DTH after their theater run at a reasonable price. Remember that they are only getting one show and price it wisely.

Not every family has four members, even if they do not all films are watched by all members of the family. Kids don’t watch art films, cartoons are not seen by elders.

So price it accordingly. Also remember that I had not cared about the movie enough to watch at theater. So sell it at a price point that I might give it a second chance.

When songs can be sold for 5 Rs each. Why can’t movies be priced similarly.

I think making a movie below 50 Rs might make it impulsive buy. Anything more would be a hard sell at least to me.

Example: I saw Son of Sardar few days back on DTH, ignored it at theaters. Would have never payed to see it, only say it because its was free as part of 12 movies free for annual recharge package by Tatasky. So i paid nothing for the movie and saw it. By the was its a bad movie…

Thats a win for everybody, a movie i would have just ignored has gotten a audience because it was free or low price.

So movie, actors, producers, directors think about the pricing seriously and cash in with the viewers who otherwise would have ignored your movie completely.

India has amazing young thinkers

Look at these ideas by Indian Student winners of IGNITE 2012

But will they ever go on to make any of these products one days. I doubt it, most will become computer engineers or doctors like their parents want them to be.

Even if one of these kids puts in the effort to make one of these ideas come true. How will  he bring it to market, what knowledge does he need, where does he go?

So many questions yet to be answered.

Until such questions are not answered, all this great talent will go to waste doing some boring jobs…

Are you busy read The ‘Busy’ Trap

If you are too busy everyday you should read “the Busy Trap” published on nytimes.

Exhausted. Dead on their feet. It’s almost always people whose lamented busyness is purely self-imposed: work and obligations they’ve taken on voluntarily, classes and activities they’ve “encouraged” their kids to participate in. They’re busy because of their own ambition or drive or anxiety, because they’re addicted to busyness and dread what they might have to face in its absence.

Why are we so scared, why is our everyday so scheduled.

Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t either working or doing something to promote their work.

I know a few people like this, they feel guilty relaxing…

Even children are busy now, scheduled down to the half-hour with classes and extracurricular activities. They come home at the end of the day as tired as grown-ups.

If this busy trap continues future doesn’t look that fun to look forward to

Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.

This is the real reason many of us are busy or want to be busy. There are so many people i know who have no hobbies other than making money or running a business.

I am not busy. I am the laziest ambitious person I know.

This is the tag line for my life from now on.

My own resolute idleness has mostly been a luxury rather than a virtue, but I did make a conscious decision, a long time ago, to choose time over money, since I’ve always understood that the best investment of my limited time on earth was to spend it with people I love.

Totally agree, sooner people realise this, better the world will become.

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