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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Social Networks – Mouthpiece of the 21st Century

This is the Illuminati article for the month of August

Illuminati Aug11

In the last decade or so Social Networking has been a buzzword for all the tech-savvy 21st century netizens. The rise of websites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Blogger and Twitter has been rampant and they have contributed quite considerably in shrinking the World a bit more. Even businesses and social organisations understand the importance of having a strong presence in the Social media. Social Networking, in a way has created a parallel world in itself which is much smaller and more connected which considerably affects the state of the affairs in our real world. Online friends, online dating and even online job opportunities are now a significant part of people’s lives.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Carrot, The Egg and The Coffee Bean

Life has a mystical way of revealing itself. Sometimes it uses stories, preaches and casual talks with people you just met, as a mouthpiece. And sometimes it just shows itself in its full glory when you see the day-to-day stuff in a different perspective. I found myself to be witness such a scenario today.

Many of you must have heard of the “Carrot, Egg & Coffee Bean” story. I wasn’t one of you, until I went halfway(page 89, to be precise) through the book “34 Bubblegums And Candies” by Preeti Shenoy.

For those who know the story, skip the entire bold-italicised paragraphs that follow, and those who haven't, please read the following intently.