Browsing Category

LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

4 Reasons people stay in jobs they hate

stay in jobs they hate

You’ve always promised yourself that you’d quit your job. Nothing excites you anymore. Getting to work seems like such a big hassle, the slightest of tasks feels like a heavy weight placed on your shoulders and you are always glancing at your watch waiting for the 5 pm hour mark to catch a bus home. The following morning, you’ll wake up to the dreaded chime of your alarm and the vicious cycle will continue. Not so many years ago, Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

How to become a good online writer

become a good online writer

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for me in the online freelance writing space since I left the corporate world 6 months back and made my foray into freelancing. I never once imagined being an online freelancer. In my little mind, the Corporate world was the best place one could be. What with the fixed salary, health insurance, fuel allowance …. Benefits were endless. Were it not for Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

The disease called shortcuts

shortcuts

Isn’t it amazing that we’re in the middle of Njaanuary? Two more weeks and we’ll all be out of this wilderness. Hang on folks! But more important is the fact that you are alive and kicking. That despite your shallow pockets this dreary month, you can Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

FROG SOUP

frog-soup

She knows the relationship should end but holds on to romantic hope that somehow, he’ll make a turn around and treat her like he used to. She’s seated across from me, a caramel toned lady with chocolate eyes, smooth skin and long black hair flowing over her shoulders. She spots expensive sunglasses, deep red lipstick and perfectly manicured nails. She seems to have it all:  a successful career, a remarkable apartment in an upmarket neighborhood and drives a decent car. But behind the sunglasses is a jaded soul, a woman unlucky in love. She swirls a straw in the strawberry milkshake and takes a pensive look at the traffic below, her mind fragmented into a million thoughts. “James, I’m taking a Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

ABOUT WANNACRY RANSOMWARE AND KEEPING IT AT BAY

image003

On May 12th, 2017, a catastrophic malware hit the interwebs leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. WannaCrypt, also known Wannacry is an insidious ransomware variant that targets PCs running Windows Operating System – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Servers 2003 & 2008. The exploit code used by WannaCrypt was designed to work Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

COMMON SLIP UPS THAT MAY COST YOU YOUR LAPTOP

laptop-slip-ups

Its 5:00pm, the end of another long and busy day at the office. You are dog-tired, encumbered by deadlines and meetings and all you want is to get home to some mellow music and a hot cup of coffee – especially in this horrid weather. Without giving it a thought, you slam shut your laptop, put it in your bag and off you whiz out, totally oblivious to the repercussions of your split-second move.

What you don’t realize is that by Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW

try-something-new

Curtains closed on what was coined as the dreariest month of the year. A month that brought with it bouts of financial strain and scarcity after hedonistic indulgence from Decembers’ festivities. For me It felt like laboring through a marathon race, under the punishing sun of financial responsibilities; rivulets of sweat trickling down my face, my lungs boiling and my tired limbs almost buckling to pressure and demands of the workplace. On another note, it was another month that marked the culmination of my evening classes, and what a challenge that was! I salute all the mothers who make time for classes after a busy day’s work and still Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

2016 AND THE LESSONS LEARNT

 

shutterstock_14778628

It’s a bright sunny morning, a few days shy of Christmas and the city is resplendent with pomp and color as the world prepares to usher in yet another festive season. It’s that time again, to spread the cheer as thousands make travel arrangements to  reunite with their families and unwind in their favorite vacation spots. I cannot wait to drive to shags and Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

SAIL THROUGH THE OFFICE PARTY

office party

It’s that time of the year and office rumor has it that the Company is organizing a party to wrap up the year in style. You are ecstatic and can’t wait to turn up and flaunt the latest apparel and strut those heels you splurged on. You’ve toiled all year long and what a better way to blow off steam and exhale than attending the much-anticipated party.

So how do you make the best of the moment and steer clear of office party goofs? Here are some tips

Continue Reading

LIFESTYLE

LIVING ABOVE AVERAGE

Living above average

As unique as our fingerprints are, everyone is equipped with unique skills and abilities to scale life’s challenges and emerge a victor. We are expected to harness those abilities to lead an exceptional & fulfilling life. But sadly, this is often not the case. Often, we acquiesce to other people’s expectations, get into mundane jobs and end up getting encapsulated in a cocoon of boredom and discontent. But deep down our conscience tells us that there’s more to life; that we should be doing something more fulfilling that resonates with our desires and ambitions. So how can we go beyond the average and live meaningful lives? Here are a few nuggets Continue Reading