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Pre-final year undergraduate. Cadet at National Cadet Corps, 🇮🇳. Meditator @ Heartfulness. Writes mostly on Tech, Self-Improvement & History.

They won’t let you return back

The bird’s eye view of the island. Medici82, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Where exactly is the island located?

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.

Who live there?

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…


Its cheapest mobile costs tens of iPhones!

Tinh Te Photos, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

How I came to know about Vertu:

The other day I was watching the movie ‘Goutham Nanda’. An amazing movie, where the hero’s family portrayed so insanely rich that his father is featured as one in Top 50 Richest People in the World. Everything in the movie was clear for me, except one – Why was the man still using a feature phone (of an unknown company Vertu). He could have bought an iPhone made of gold right? (It’s the same phone in the picture above)

So I googled the name ‘Vertu’ to know what the mysterious mobile phone exactly is. …


Cartoon angry man with wide open mouth shouting on iPhone X
Cartoon angry man with wide open mouth shouting on iPhone X

The End of a Frustrating iPhenomena

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.


It still carries its stature today.

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?

🔋 Battery Life:

iPhone XR provides you 16 hours of Video playback and 65 hours of Audio playback, and that’s pretty…


How I strived for productivity, tasted it, and never wanted to leave it

Photo by Todd Trapani on Unsplash (Cropped by the author)

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn

Lately, I found I was completely distracted. It was as if distraction was present every moment of the day, and I lost control over myself. I succumbed to distraction and completely wasted vital time of my work.

Every night, I repented — hell a lot. If I’d ask myself what I did throughout the day, I would reply things that could be done in just 1 or 2 hours…


Apple threatening Facebook and Google ad agencies
Apple threatening Facebook and Google ad agencies
Image created by the author (With pictures under CC license)

Hot in Privacy. Hot in Emoji. Hot in Mask ID.

Apple types ‘Big Bang’ in the Vice City game of privacy. If you haven’t played it, the cheat code actually blasts all the vehicles that intrude in your way.

So that means, in this big update, Apple made plans to give freedom to the users to choose whether they want apps to track their activities or stay private, much to the dismay of Facebook and Google.

Here’s all what Apple is bringing to us chiefly in the upcoming coveted update iOS 14.5.


pink pig figurine on white surface
pink pig figurine on white surface
Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash (Edited by the author)

Ever heard of Thingspeak? That’s our cloud today.

Did you ever want to store data (letter, word, sentence, paragraph, or even a full book) in a cloud and retrieve it at any point?

Here, I tell you the easiest way I discovered for the job. It just contains few lines of Python code.

What do you need?

  • A Thingspeak account (If you don’t know it, no worries. Keep reading.)
  • Python (Download it here)
  • Python Editor (I use Geany. It’s light-weight and user-friendly)

I’ll first tell you how we’ll do it.

  1. We access Thingspeak from Python using its free API.
  2. We put data there.
  3. We retrieve it back again by downloading the history of all the data (CSV file)

That’s it!

Prerequisites:


It still remains a mystery to the humanity

Krishna’s Butterball, Mahabalipuram, India
Krishna’s Butterball, Mahabalipuram, India
Photo from flickr under Creative Commons license

Have you ever tried balancing on one leg? What’s the longest time you did that? I’m sure it’s less than a minute.

But do you know that a 250-ton Boulder has been balancing itself on a miraculously tiny base of a slippery slope for thousands of years?

Let’s demystify its origin, science, and the so-called supernatural force that’s putting it in place.

📍 Where is it located?

The huge rock is located in the historical port city of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu state of South India.

🗿 The Structure of the Rock.

The rock is the Rock (Dwayne Johnson) of rocks.

It’s approximately six meters high and five meters wide, weighing…


Humour

I would prefer doing a three-minute plank instead

Man in Black Crew Neck T-short and Black Pants Sitting on Black Chair
Man in Black Crew Neck T-short and Black Pants Sitting on Black Chair
Photo by Eugene Capon from Pexels

I’m an avid runner. I got trained in army for the last three years, and it improved my running skills pretty well.

Let me tell you. There’s another category in runners – ‘The treadmill runners’. I’m certainly not one of them, but the lockdown demanded me to become so.

Now there’s something I really want to share with you about that machine.

Treadmill running follows Newton’s third law

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

The belt fiercely moves back, and you equally move front, making you relatively just stay in the same position. If you try to disobey his law, you say, “Ouch! I’m…

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