The Race to Stand Out

It’s often said that “Everyone is unique in their own way.” What makes anyone unique is their perspective, perception, interests, hobbies, and passions. Uniqueness cannot be defined in simple terms, it can just be felt and observed. It’s the nuances that make us unique. When people look around, they see the differences as it’s human nature to compare. Comparing is good in the sense that one knows where they stand. But as soon as the feelings of jealousy and ego kick in, the battle is already lost....

May 9, 2021 · 9 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

Benevolence: Self-Introspection in world of selfishness

What is benevolence? Well, Google says it’s “the quality of being well-meaning; kindness.” But the strange part is that the Google definition’s card doesn’t show any origin of the word. This suggests that the act of being kind is a centuries-old idea and a highly integrated part of human nature. But along with that, the word usage has dropped significantly over the last two centuries. Well yes, there are synonyms, but the drop in usage can only suggest that we don’t talk about being benevolent as much we should....

May 8, 2021 · 6 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

Innovation - a joke?

Indian IT industrialist and co-founder of Infosys, Narayana Murthy, mentioned some time ago that there is no ‘earth shaking’ idea that India has given to the world in last 60 years. In 2014, India filed 1,428 international patent applications as against 57,385 by US, 25,548 by China and 13,117 by South Korea, according to World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a number that has not aged well. (source )...

May 7, 2021 · 8 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

BYELinguals - The Story of Diluting Cultures

You are currently reading English, considered as the Universal language. Not only, does it give me a wider audience I can communicate with, but it is also super easy to translate to the language of your choice. Most chats and emails I have with people is now in English. I read and study in English but yet at my house, I speak in Gujarati. Language is not just a way of communication but a culture engrossed in the society, we live in....

May 6, 2021 · 5 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

Obsession with Products - Towards concerning consumerism

We are not consumers. We are people. And we are definitely not products. But modern society has made us either mindless consumeristic zombies or a product of our own doings. We are not living our lives to earn money and shop whatever we want, have a luxury house, or entertain ourselves. We definitely are not living to support big and even small corporations as if we are some kind of robots....

May 5, 2021 · 6 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

Cost of Marks - Tutions taking toll on Learning

In India, like most developing countries, there exists a system of “private tuition”, which runs parallel and ahead of the formal system of education to supplement academic support and to overcome school inadequacies. There is very little amount of research done in the field of education and especially supplemental education that students receive- (a lot of it behind horrendous. paywalls 😠 [another one - how is this even legal?]). If you are more interested in the raw numbers of future economic, financial, societal harm you can find sources, used for this article, linked below....

May 4, 2021 · 6 min · Vimarsh, Aryan and Aabhas

Flat Earthers

A lot of people especially young adults believe that the Earth is Flat! Google Trends showing Interest in Flat Earth peaked during 2017, but its still undeniable that a lot of people still believe that the Earth is flat Walking on Earth’s surface, looks and feels flat, so they deny all evidence to the contrary, such as satellite photos of Earth as a sphere to be false / photoshopped and created by big government organisations....

May 3, 2021 · 6 min · Vimarsh

Why I switched away from Wordpress

Wordpress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). It’s estimated that it runs approximately 35% of the entire internet, close to 20 million websites in total. As soon as I got my domain vimarsh.info , I knew I wanted to make a website - and Wordpress it was. I had previous experience using it and also had made several Wordpress websites for others. So that is what I did....

May 2, 2021 · 5 min · Vimarsh

Society should make monopolies illegal

Society should make monopolies illegal and I strongly stand by the statement. Let’s imagine, in this current horribly dangerous second wave of COVID-19 that the Remdesivir injection, instead of being manufactured by many pharma companies, only one company had the exclusive right over its manufacturing. Not only would the supply be unable to sustain the demand, but it would also have given rise to even worse and exorbitant pricing of such crucial medications....

May 1, 2021 · 3 min · Vimarsh

India's own Cryptocurrency is coming ₹ 🚀🚀

India is a country where cash circulation amounts to whopping 5 lac crore rupees. With technologies like UPI and the tech boom, digital payments are on a stark rise📈. The total global market cap in the world for cryptocurrencies is more than 2 trillion USD (It doubled in the last two months alone), two-thirds of India’s annual GDP 🤯 this tells a lot! And our government is planning to ban the use of cryptocurrencies....

April 21, 2021 · 7 min · Vimarsh