Kicking off 2014

On February 8, 2014 in Anything Goes

Haven’t written in quite some time, so thought it might be a good idea just to type in some thoughts.

Been in Dubai now for 5 months, the city rocks I tell you! Let not anyone tell you or deter you from visiting it, the opinions will vary with every single person, their perspectives on life and of course what they are here for.

As for me, I am glad to have landed an opportunity within the first month of being here, working full time since then as a Project Head for a really dynamic digital and communications agency in Dubai. Really love the team.

My usual commute is back to public transport, which frankly I really like as it saves me of all the hassles of parking and other car ownership related matters. Then again I’ll get one soon anyway ;)

The best part is you get to bump into a number of people from all over the world, and sometimes people you know.

The majority of people you see on a daily basis spend most of their time with their phones. Smartphones here have one of the highest penetration levels in the world. The most actively used chat service is Whatsapp, followed by BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and then WeChat. Its like SMS has gone out of play for the majority of people, and they generally use it only to speak with people who are not on their contacts list. OK that includes me too, in fact this post is from my phone.

Since the start of 2014, there’s been a lot of work. Not sure if there’s a real pickup yet but everyone is surely gearing up for the year ahead. That’s a positive sign though.

The weather has been just superb since the last 3 months, and it still gets quite chilly in the evenings these days.

So let’s see how things move forward. And time does fly fast. 5 months already.

Writings on the wall - Life

I wrote the first part a couple of days ago.

Islamabad ka Sikandar

On August 18, 2013 in Reviews

You’ve all probably seen the entire joke of the year lasting a good 5 hours on the streets of Islamabad, Pakistan, streamed right to your tellies. A few of my friends even commented that probably cinema crowds may have reduced thanks to the live action movie on the streets.

Here’s my take on the entire scenario, and I’ll be brutal about the entire scenario since this is how I see it.

The mind of each man…

On August 15, 2013 in Anything Goes

The mind of each man is a Savage Garden

- Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles)

I’ve constantly found the need for people to be taught customer servicing. Its quite strange that despite us asking of others treating us properly, we ourselves tend to outdo how others treat us. This is quite disturbing.

Lovely song… listen to it everyday

I hate life!

On April 23, 2012 in Anything Goes

I had this weird epiphany early this morning, so thought it would be a good share.

Alright, it’s been an awfully long time since I wrote anything, past 3 months now I guess. And that’s much has been the time that I’ve actually attended a proper engaging event, with over 50 people around.

Battery Drain

On January 27, 2012 in Gadgetary

I’m sure a whole lot of you face a lot of battery drain issues on your cellphones and laptops, and other portable devices (by the way, that includes me too). So I figured, why not see what people do to conserve battery power, and if there is an alternative approach to ensuring that you have a better battery life on your device.

Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android OS, for mobile phones and tablets, is here, and has several ports to the more popular versions of handsets around the world, more specifically those that run on at least a 1 GHz processor. It is the next step in the Android evolution, a major framework upgrade and a whole lot more that makes it a good use.