Ever wondered about a place where you go and never come back? Yes, there’s a place. Not a fiction, not a movie. It’s the North Sentinal island in India.
The 59 sq. km island is located 1736 km from the Indian peninsula, and 50 km from the nearest Andaman island. This means the uncivilised island is located very near to civilisation.
The island comes under Indian governance.
A group of about 40–150 wild tribes live there. They are the direct descendants of the first humans without much genetic modification. About 60,000 years ago, these people travelled all the way from…
It’s only after the coronavirus pandemic arrived, iPhone (<X) users with Touch ID started boasting about their devices on one thing. ‘Unlocking’.
It has become a bugbear task of pulling down the mask for unlocking iPhone every single time. Uncompromising on safety, we use the passcode, and it takes a bit of time. Now, Apple resolves this issue, as the future technology needs to be virus-proof.
iPhone XR is currently the least expensive iPhone that has Face ID, full screen, and dual-SIM capability.
If you’re planning to get an iPhone now, switching from Android, I would highly recommend going for iPhone XR. It would awe you as a new iOS user. Even if you’re upgrading from older iPhones, you could go for XR, for it’s features aren’t too inferior to the latest iPhones.
Why isn’t XR a phone that should be kicked with your left boot in 2021?
iPhone XR provides you 16 hours of Video playback and 65 hours of Audio playback, and that’s pretty…
We mistakenly assume CEOs of famous companies are already rich, and that they don’t need to cudgel their brains for anything. Yes, in the blink of an eye, their worth increases by thousands of dollars.
But in reality, they work relentlessly to preserve their status and their company’s status in the Top lists. Contrary to the popular belief, a CEO’s life isn’t full of private jets, royal dining, and costly suits. Their job is full of responsibility and accountability.
Being a CEO is at least twice as hard as the next hardest position in a company.
– Auren Hoffman: CEO…
The heaviest person ever recorded in the history was Jon Brower Minnoch, who weighed 1,400 lb (635 kg). However, he has a chance to blame the contemporary lifestyle of fast food and binge.
Here I’ll tell you about the fattest person alive in the early modern period, who only had himself (reportedly) to blame.
He is Mr. Daniel Lambert (1770–1809) renowned as the fattest man in England in his era.
He weighed 700 lbs (320 kg) when he received the title ‘The fattest man in England’ in 1805 surpassing the previous guy Edward Bright. …
I thought Charles Dickens was only a novelist. But after I learnt he correctly predicted an epidemic, I doubt if he’s also a fortune teller.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
— In ‘A Christmas Carol’, 1843.
All of us have been in situations that turned formal to funny with someone’s laugh for no apparent reason, creating a chain reaction and the rest of the group started laughing hysterically. It would’ve lasted for few seconds to minutes, and remained as a memorable event for the group.
But, let me tell you what…
The lockdown gave people boredom.
Boredom made people restless.
Restlessness paved way to new hobbies.
And most of them are ‘writing’.
We wouldn’t typically think a best selling author being a prisoner. It’s surprising to know some of the famous books in the world were written & published from prisons. For example:
Prison provided them lots of free time (boredom) and they used it for writing. Today we see their works as mirrors of their psychology, attitudes…
Maybe that wacky, kind-hearted insurance company owner made an extra $10,000 that month so he wanted to give it away to a lucky customer.
Not a simple lucky, but highly lucky.
So, that ‘lucky’ person is ought to do something different that others find terrible. The owner struck with an idea of hiding that reward money in their policy T&Cs, which I and most probably you don’t read.
Hands down. I have no doubts in saying it. A social experiment by ProPrivacy found that only 1% of people actually read the terms and conditions. However, not many admit it. …
Those were my first days on Medium. I was extremely eager to find some topic to craft a piece. At once, I wondered what the ‘costliest mobile’ is. It should be something, right?
So I googled it to find it’s the brand ‘Vertu’. I made a piece about what makes it ‘costliest’. And… it got curated! And got into The Startup publication! It has become my most viewed article on Medium! (~2k views)
From that day, it’s been hitting views like I eat hotcakes. It was also ranked high in Google so I got a myriad of external views. …
I live in a small town of name Mancherial, located 30 km away from Ramagundam, the mining town of Telangana, India. It’s one of the hottest places in India lying at par with the Thar desert frequently.
It is widely known due to SCCL (Singareni Collieries Company Limited), a government-owned coal mining company. It’s operating a myriad of opencast and underground mines and has mined billions of tonnes of coal since its inception in 1889.
The mines look like this.
Due to large scale coal mining in our place, our town transformed from greenery to greenhouse. It’s originally a hot…