September 2, 2014

Flipkart to stop Payment Services Payzippy!

Flipkart launched Payzippy last year. They are shutting down the Payzippy Payment Services.

July 17, 2014

Difference between Caring & Caring what others think?

I have had a lot of 'I don't care what the world thinks' moments in life & a few extras of late having been in a relationship with a rebellious woman. So, here is what I think,
There is a huge difference between caring about someone & caring about what they think.

When you really care about someone, you care for them, without being judgemental (& vice versa ideally.)
However when you care about what someone thinks about you, you don't really care for them as much as you care about their judgement of you. That how do they judge you.

I don't care what the world or my extended family thinks about me or what I am doing, but I still care about my extended family. If they are ill at 2 A.M. I will rush to get medicine for them, not because I would look good to them, but because that is the right thing to do.
 & that is a subtle difference that people really need to understand.

July 1, 2014

Orkut to Shut Down on September 30, 2014

Orkut, the original social media network by Google, will be permanently shut down on September 30, 2014.

June 30, 2014

People you should never ignore

There are 2 types of people you should never ignore :
1. Family
2. Customers
Family forms the core of your personal life. They are the ones who will stand by you in your tough times. They are who will always support you. (Family includes very close friends who are just like family.)

Customers form the core of your professional life.

June 23, 2014

Basic Geometry Game : Euclid

I came across this new geometry based game yesterday, Euclid The Game. Simple, interesting & only 20 levels, so not time consuming.

June 19, 2014

Why is Social Service Important?

To have a feeling of satisfaction & contentment from life.

More on this later.

Why IIT Kanpur? - Shashwat Chandra

This is a part of a status by my friend, Shashwat Chandra about Why Choose IIT Kanpur?

Why IIT Kanpur? The cultural festival of IIT Kanpur, Antaragni, is run virtually entirely by students. The Students' Gymkhana is a body made of students of all batches. The New SAC (Students' Activity Center, a place for people to hang out) was majorly planned by the students of three batches, and the franchises selected for its food court were selected by a panel of students. The degree of freedom given to students at IIT Kanpur is, in my opinion, definitely larger than most other institutes. IIT Kanpur also has the distinct advantage of being in a city that is much lesser developed than places like Mumbai and Delhi. Why is this an advantage? IIT Kanpur has become self-contained, because there is a larger incentive to make everything available on campus. The choices of extra-curricular activities are larger, the food options are cheap and more varied, and all sections of the campus are together, making it a tighter, closer-knit location. Each club has its own advantages. Some clubs improve your speaking skill; others teach you a new art; even others let you hone your intellect in the direction you want. Art, music, literature, dance, electronics, robotics, photography, whatever your interest, there is going to be an outlet. If there isn't, it is not hard to create an outlet or a club for an interest you feel will benefit you. There are certain to be more people interested in the things you like.