Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
That it’s completely normal to be looking into your phone or tablet screen all the time isn’t something I was used to seeing until I moved to Singapore. It took me a while before I started to acknowledge it as acceptable/ normal behaviour.
While all of these are annoying, they weren't reason enough for me to write about.
Has looking up/ around become abnormal/ inappropriate social behaviour? Have we reached a stage where its wrong not to staring into our own devises in a public place but looking around instead?
It is possible that I misread/ over-read her expressions. However, if my hypothesis is true, then its not a pleasant indicator.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
It's that time of year again when many agencies suddenly begin to care about forgotten social issues, ads with the smallest of logo units are released in unheard media publications, brands develop avatars far removed from what they have during the rest of the year, copy turns smarter and more often than not layered, some careers are made, trips are planned, drinks poured, scandals, etc; till the cycle repeats itself next year. #Advertising #MadMen #MadIndustry
Friday, April 25, 2014
- Phone calls of any kind where we can hear people (these days we can see them as well)
- Pictures – when we meet people through the eyes only (especially on social media these days)
- We also meet people while watching televisions shows, movies, online videos, etc. – through these two senses
This would definitely have had far-reaching implications on humankind – a small part of which I would like to discuss here.
‘The increasing role of these two senses on how we look at others and want to be seen’
These not-in-person meetings are incomplete and hence insufficient to truly meet and understand a person. Yet, we have started to completely believe in these incomplete encounters; thereby increasing the importance of being seen or heard in a certain way.
At some point in history, it probably did not matter as much.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It is also interesting how I ended up comparing an act with absolute meaninglessness as 'peeing' within a broader context of how the space you're able to rent out reflects on your life stage. While the former remains independant of all expernal factors, us associating it with the latter makes it a reason for meditation/ celebration (in my case).
Monday, April 8, 2013
Then the index finger followed to type the 'I'. The jump was uncomfortable. Like certain notes on the keyboard. Felt some familiarity.
'Intelligence' passed by next. The same feelings swept the mind. Found this word dirty. Always felt it was show off word. Type it, but never play it.
'Entally' passed by next. Was I looking for words rhyming? I wasn't. But they just kept occurring. The visual was of the yellow and red buses in Calcutta. Withy the name 'Entally' painted in red on all sides. Used to think of it as some downmarket place. And so I always wanted to visit it. I did perhaps. Don't think there is any place in Cal I didn't.
And rushes of walking along in search of meanings. Seemed so meaningful. Is so meaningless. Not really. Still breathes in some corner. Never to be lived again. Never want to. But they never die either.