It’s holiday season. There are discounts everywhere. You want to buy a TV. That’s great. TVs are great. Beats staring at a wall any day. But there are some things to keep in mind before buying one. Here’s what I could think of. Read more
Category: Opinion (page 2 of 15)
Apple has sent out the prices for the upcoming iPhone 6s to retailers, which has naturally leaked online. If it wasn’t clear already, it should be now. The phone is shit expensive, starting at ₹62,000 for the base iPhone 6s 16GB to ₹92,000 for the iPhone 6s Plus 128GB. ₹92,000 for a phone seems downright ridiculous, and it is. But Apple has no intention anymore of competing with mainstream or even flagship Android devices on the market. Read more
E-commerce in India has taken off in a big way in the past couple of years, especially after the launch of Flipkart. While rural India might not be in on it yet, in most of the cities people have used or at the very least heard of online shopping sites.
Their popularity is not difficult to understand. They offer a convenient place to see various products, compare prices, read opinions of people who have purchased it previously, get discounts, and with the help of roughly three muscles of your body purchase something that would have previously required you to go outside and actually talk to people.
But while all that is definitely great, there are notable downsides to online shopping as well. There is the obvious delay between purchasing something and actually getting it in your hands, something you don’t have to deal with offline shopping. And then of course there is the chance of getting duped by the seller, since you don’t actually see the product before buying. But if you keep a few things in mind, online shopping can be a very gratifying experience. I’ve personally switched to online shopping for practically everything that can be purchased online and I’ve never regretted it once. Sure, there have been a few setbacks but overall it has been a good experience and maybe if you keep these ten things in mind, it would be for you as well. Read more
I’m not particularly old, but I remember the time when someone told a joke, people just laughed. There was none of this “How dare you say this?”, “This is offensive.” and “You’re a sexist, racist, fascist, ableist, homophobic, stereophobic, …” nonsense.
But things have changed now. People are sensitive. They have developed feelings. For a species that once hunted wild animals and wore their skin as clothes, survived many wars, famines, and depressions, we have now become people who get upset over a joke that some random guy tweeted a thousand mile away.
It’s understandable that one might get upset over a hurtful comment that someone said to them. If your boss makes a sexist or racist comment directly to you, you’d feel bad and it would be correct in that case to feel bad and to also respond to the comment. But that doesn’t quite apply when a person is making a joke out to a wider audience. Read more