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Category: Social Commentary

Posts containing social commentary, discussion of current events, analysis of news, etc.

Espresso machines and such caffeinated pleasures

I’ve noticed that for the last year or two I’ve been living and consuming way more conspicuously, probably due to the visibility provided by social media and a whole virtual personality that you can build around it. Facebook, in particular, has provided a platform that has certainly triggered me to engage in social activities I would never have done otherwise; going around the city sampling coffee, for example.


A house with no furniture

The other day a colleague of mine, a delightful middle aged woman, was shocked to hear that I didn’t own a living room sofa set, a TV or a guest bed. “Instead of spending all your money traveling to all those places, why don’t you buy the basic necessities for comfortable living.” That was her first comment. Then she went on a rant about how “today’s generation” did not know anything about financial management.

And that made me upset. I was upset because I felt sorry that she will never get it!


Learning styles

Learning Styles are various methods or approaches to learning. There has been a lot of research on the topic of how people learn from experience. Learning styles, unlike personality traits, are acquired preferences that are adaptable, either at will or through changed circumstances.

When it comes to experiential learning, different people will approach the problem in different ways. Lets consider a simple example: assembling a desk from a ready-to-assemble kit sold by furniture stores like IKEA.


Doomsday / Apocalypse diary

Someone predicted Apocalypse or Judgement day or Doomsday today. So I thought of blogging about my experience of this day.

Besides being completely puzzled why a God, the possessor of supernatural powers, would take the pain to come to earth only with the intent of destroying it, I am also curious to know about the significance of this particular date. But should the said prophecy come to fruition, I wanted to be among the select few souls who were enthusiastically documenting their last day on earth. Here we go!