Friday, 7 August 2015

Book Over Television

Reading habits of Indians.
Sadly, many people are willing to spend their time and energy in exposing themselves to audio-visual media, but when it comes to readings, Indians are becoming lazier by years. Today I filled a questionnaire by my friend and an avid reader Ritesh Kala who runs the company Read Out Loud. While filling the questionnaire I realized that it's a fact that reading as an Art is losing its significance in our lives, thanks to over exposure to media which over a period of time makes us lose our attention span.
Many people say that they don't read because they don't have time. I find this the lamest excuse not to read. This same people more often than not watches television for extended hours during a day.
If you are actually serious about incorporating the habit of reading in your life, take out half an hour everyday, preferably same time and read a book. Do this for a week, just the way most of the people watch a show around same time every day. You will see changes in your mental capacity. Reading as a habit calms you down, because no matter what you read, the mind has to work independetly on creating the images that are written on paper. That makes reading an active activity, unlike television viewing which is a passive activity.
In my opinion television is to mind what McDonald burger is to body. Yes, it's junk food for mind.
Reading a book will make you more of a mind person (intuitive type) whereas exposure to audio-visual media will make you more of a body person (sensory type)
Read my upcoming second book of ‪#‎YinYangSeries‬ to know more how intuitive type is superior to sensory type grin emoticon
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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Thank you Auto Vale Bhaiya

Today in the morning I had to go to RMV Extension, The Jamun, for the workshop The Math of Books help by Jayapriya Vasudevan and Krishna Udayasankar. It was a fabulous workshop... a separate post on that later smile emoticon...what a time I had!!
But while reaching to the destination, I hired an auto. The driver took God only knows which path. He charged me 250 bucks for no reason and then in the middle of the road I had to change the auto as this guy was unnecessarily took me four kilometers away from my destination to increase the meter charge.
On my way home, I hired this auto (I have attached the picture of the driver in this post) who took the shortest path to bring me back to my place. I felt thankful to him that I said, "Thanks Bhaiya, you took the shorter path."
He smiled back and said (In Hindi), "No issues Didi, we also work hard to earn money. But there is no value in money if we cheat our customers to earn an extra 10 or 20 bucks." I felt good about what he said.
So, I want to say him thanks for his actions and his words.