The WhatsApp Constitution

100 messages and nothing to talk. 50 forwards and nothing to see. 40 Video downloads to delete , 30 good morning messages  to ignore, 20 jokes to filter, 10 random motivational links to yawn and  0 interactions with 100 people connected.

So, one day if you decide to change all that, and have a real conversation, what happens?

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Information Fatigue

2.5 Quintilian bytes of data is being generated per day.Information is exploding everyday, and we are doubling this every minute,you can’t run, neither can you hide from the effects of this data explosion. It will find you wherever you are on the planet , because the planet is running on this data fuel.

Ever wondered what it does to your mind?

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The Degrees Of Love

Choosing a groom has never been easier for the typical arrange marriage oriented family these days. They just head to the mall, look for the varieties on offer, choose the best product off-the-shelf after carefully evaluating the price tag, quality benchmarks and the country of origin.

If imported, it is certainly a big buy, even if there are minor quality issues who cares? But if degrees are premier,love is certain. Rest can and will be blissfully ignored. Compatibility ? Huh ? What’s that got to do with marriage?

So when  an elitist and sexist offensive advert  splashed on a national newspaper, it drew a huge backlash, I was taken by surprise. Didn’t we do this to ourselves?  The gentleman duly apologized for the mistake , but it is a classic case of shooting the messenger when the whole society or at least a large part of it is behind this mindset. But who’s listening?

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Raazi : A View

Its good such movies are made. Hopefully it opens eyes for people who thought Gadar was the only way to show Ind-Pak stories on celluloid. A mature way of story telling. It underscores the emotional upheaval of the protagonist which at times makes you question whether Raazi is an emotional spy thriller or is it a spy thriller with emotions?

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Incomunicado

Dramatic begets drastic, drastic induces madness, madness guarantees catastrophe! When you have a mix of madness, multiple communication platforms, low-cost technology easily accessible and mass usage,  it makes for a heady cocktail or shall we say, a recipe for disaster.

Hyper communication has changed the way we live and poses a threat to our future. Elections get decided on mass consensus, leaders are chosen on custom tailored messaging to appease masses and they, in turn, are influenced by the communication they see, read and hear on social platforms which being engineered by a few minds behind a computer.

Will an algorithm now decide the future of peoplekind?

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Shockingly News

Shock sells, sanity rolls its eyes over,yawns. Normal is boring. In recent social media backlash, outrage over News Channels’s shocking and insensitive coverage,  I wonder if we will ever watch a regular story? Will we ever have a contest which does not use the word explosive, dhamaka, or describe any superlative performance with killer instinct,extreme, insane, and similar examples?

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Parental Paradox

What you teach, could end up teaching you a big lesson in life. Especially when you teach the young ones, your children, it has a lifelong impact. Have you ever thought the value system you teach the child, with all the right intentions, could become the reason for their despair?

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