4 solid reasons that forced me to quit Facebook


Login. Like. Comment. Share. Post. React (of lately). Logout. Login again. Well, the entire blue universe knows this cycle. It is like a GIF. A continuous loop. It goes on and on. The probability of end doesn’t exist. I felt good to connect with long-lost friends and re-connect with forgotten family members, and, of course, make new friends, virtual though. Facebook allowed me to easily connect with like-minded people, enabled me to join groups of things that are of interest to me. 

I recall joining Facebook around 8 years ago, I think it was 2010. Since I love to write I thought of exploring this platform too. I was quite active on SCRIBD before signing-up on Facebook. The experience on SCRIBD was totally different compared to Facebook. Constructive criticism and proper guidance existed on SCRIBD then. Not sure whether it exists now. SCRIBD gave me hands-on experience in writing poems, stories, blogs etc. I do not use SCRIBD anymore, but I still have a lot of articles on the site.

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Of wristwatches and personality

The wristwatch in the picture was gifted by my Dad when I passed grade 12, 25 years ago. The make is TITAN.

TITAN is a leading and well-known wristwatch brand. A brand jointly created by TATA and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).

time Read more and a poem that I wrote dedicated to this masterpiece.

How would you react on seeing misspelled words?

Misspelled words are a big NO for most of us, but for writers and readers, it can be a terrible experience.

Even a single letter here or there can miscommunicate or script out a meaningless sentence.

By profession, I am a content writer with a private company, and I take extreme care with spellings while writing blogs, copy, or writing emails. And by passion, I am a poet, so, I can’t afford to misspell a single word.

I have come across many signboards or store names, which are blatantly misspelled. Like the one in the picture below. The picture is of an apartment building close to my home.

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Personally, I hate to see spelling mistakes. They make me angry.


Do accidents alter your self-confidence?

I know, the answer to the title is very much a “Yes!”

Yes, accidents – small or big do affect our self-confidence, especially when the mishap occurs when we are least prepared. That’s the reason they are accidents, but we go in complete shock when the smash happens with something we are fond of doing – riding a bike or driving a car for example.

Physically and mentally healthy may recover quickly after a small or bearable accident. People opposite to that might require more time to come out of the shock.

However, traumatic accidents spare none. Apart from disturbing normal flow of life, they ruin the victims and lives of others. While those who survive – they either lose their confidence completely or are left handicapped for life. It pains to see handicapped survivors.

Sharing my own experience of a bizarre accident that I met last week.

I was on way to my office on my two-wheeler. I was at a crossroad signal, where I was supposed to turn right that led to my work place. We have timer traffic signals in Ahmadabad at most junctions.

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