School of Thought: Existentialism | Hri-Write

Existentialism is a philosophical school of thought that deals with human existence, trying to explain the purpose of a human life. Existentialism, like many other schools of thought, is of course only a speculation and something we made up, take what you read here with a pinch of salt (after all, I don’t know any more about life than you do!) If I were to … Continue reading School of Thought: Existentialism | Hri-Write

Understanding extremist terrorism

While I hate to talk about such a grim, dark topic, terrorism is running rampant across the globe, and there just seems to be no end. In 2017, the face of terrorism are organisations like ISIS. So, what exactly is terrorism? Merriam-Webster calls terrorism “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political … Continue reading Understanding extremist terrorism

Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure

I try my best to refrain from topics that have anything to do with psychotropic or psychedelic substances, but the implications of this topic in this day and age are so vast that talking about it would do more good than bad. The ‘War on Drugs’ was a name dubbed to the criminalisation of hallucinogenic substances during the presidency of US President Richard Nixon. It … Continue reading Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure

Where is all the ‘alien life?’ – Fermi Paradox and other theories

We should openly admit that when we happen to be under a starry night and see a sight similar to this, we all have a react in a different and interesting way. Some people are left boggled by the immense size of the universe, others by the sheer glamour of the scene and if you’re anything like me, you’re paralyzed by the sudden realization that … Continue reading Where is all the ‘alien life?’ – Fermi Paradox and other theories

‘Kids these days’, and Juvenoia.

The phrase ‘kids these days’, has been used since time immemorial by older generations to express their disappointment in younger generations. We love to talk about just how different life was ‘back in the good old days’. In that regard, you see a huge number of ‘only 90s kids will remember…’ on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. George Orwell had a brilliant quote … Continue reading ‘Kids these days’, and Juvenoia.

Tech Spotlight: Why you should be using IFTTT right now!

I usually don’t do a lot of tech blogs, personally because I feel there’s so many out there, but this one, I simply cannot avoid. This is a website you definitely should check out, and it’s one that after a long while I can vouch for as the most ingenious app/service devised yet. What is IFTTT? IFTTT, a clever acronym for ‘If This, Then That.’, … Continue reading Tech Spotlight: Why you should be using IFTTT right now!

Why doesn’t anybody talk about the ISRO?

Mangalyaan. It’s a word you’ve probably heard a lot the last few years. That’s because it was one of the world’s cheapest space probes to reach Mars, collect data and relay it back to Earth, even more efficiently than NASA. Who was the genius space institute who developed this?None other than India’s ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).Why didn’t we hear about it as much? Because … Continue reading Why doesn’t anybody talk about the ISRO?

Why your digital footprint matters

Every second you spend on the Internet, you’re actively involved in painting a digital picture of yourself. This portrait helps companies target content at specific markets and consumers, helps employers look into your background, and helps advertisers track your movements across multiple websites. Whatever you do online, you might be leaving digital footprints behind. (http://www.internetsociety.org/your-digital-footprint-matters) In short, your digital footprint is everything you do online. … Continue reading Why your digital footprint matters