Colors, Personality & Hobbies: Power on Possibilities

In a recent display of power, color and its perception (or lack of it) broke our beloved ecosystem—the Internet(Hint: the blue-black dress…or was it white-gold? You get the point). Colors have a great impact on every aspect of human civilization. They are used to display emotions, bring nations together (Soviet Red), distinguish people (rich ethnicity) and even dictate your marital options in a country like India. They also give people a deep understanding of your personality, preferences and your traits. For e.g. when you see someone listening to music on their headphones painted in bright red, green and yellow you know their affinity to reggae music and or the Rastafarai sub-culture. In India the whole country is drenched in bright colors during Holi celebrations in all corners.

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Being in love with your hobby pays

Hobbies are varied ranging from car racing to stamp collection. They can be done with a bunch of people or as a solo effort. Some hobbies are done inside (playing an instrument) or outdoors (hiking). Hobbies can bring comfort, emotional or physical outlet, intellectual stimulation, and a sense of connection and achievement. Have you ever pondered about the possibility of making some extra cash from your hobby? Don’t dismiss us yet.

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10 ways to spend quality time alone

In today’s overly connected world, finding solitude has become increasingly difficult. We are all bogged down by personal commitments, job pressure, religious commitments, etc; the list is endless. More often than not, you do not have time for the most important person in your life; YOU!

There is nothing wrong with disconnecting and spending some time alone. In fact, research suggests that spending alone time lets you unwind, discover yourself, improves concentration, and increases productivity. So do yourself a favour and spend some time alone. If you have no clue what you can do in your alone time, here are some a quick and easy ideas for you.

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Here’s why Cheating is fine this Valentine’s day!

Before you bring out your moral policing guns, we suggest you read the rest of this article aimed only at bringing you closer to your other love. As most of you are aware (willingly or unwillingly) cupid season a.k.a Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Most of us, including yours truly (we love you guys a lot) – are under immense pressure to really woo our significant others. We love that you are in love. But when was the last time you took time off for your hobby, for yourself?

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Merlin Watch: A ‘Handy’ Smart Guy

Today technology influences our lives so much that in every walk of life there is an unavoidable element of machines. Sure, we’ve all dreamt of owning a hover-board or a jet-pack and in the near future, these dreams might be a reality, though, for now we’re quite far from realizing those dreams. But that doesn’t take anything away from the current crop of gadgets.

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Injustice: GodsAmongUs

Earth’s greatest heroes unite once again in a battle of mammoth proportions. The most powerful beings in the universe, Superman plays an integral role in the story mode of the game. If you’re looking to decimate enemies with his heat vision, it might be more of a challenge than you had envisioned. The creators of the legendary Mortal Kombat series have been enlisted to bring the DC Universe alive, and they have not disappointed. NetherRealm Studios have brought the comic book greats to the fore in a typically spectacular fashion merging the playability of the Mortal Kombat franchise with the intricate story lines that only the geniuses at DC Comics can envision.

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Playing in Fantasy: Kazooloo Vortex Board Game

If there is something absolutely essential to our childhood, something we don’t ever forget, it must be the board games we play as kids. Not games limited to a roll of the dice to push a dull storyline ahead but more, something that grips the imagination and let us enter a fantasy world. Kazooloo is one such game.

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2015: What’s your resolution, hobbyists?

So, we are again at the threshold of a new year, a year we hope to make better than the previous one (we’re such optimists, I tell you!). So much so that we will dream up the details in our sleep, if we’re not on a binge the last night of 2014, of things we want to keep, things we want to ‘seriously’ keep and things we just want to get rid of, like that overly curious neighbour who, by the way, has a bad breath. Imagine him at the door on the sweet morning of the first day of the New Year. There goes your will to be nice to people down the drain. Some things are not meant to last, we know. But all the same, the stage is set for all of it.

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Monopoly – Fast-dealing fun

Remember congregating in the living room around that colourful20″x20″ board?

Remember your mother getting incessantly competitive, and your father trying to get away with cheating in the game?

Remember game night with family?

Remember Monopoly?

Monopoly is arguably the greatest board game of our time. The reason why Monopoly is so popular is because it provides wholesome entertainment. The rules are simple, the gameplay is dynamic, and no two monopoly sessions are the same. Certain expects claim that Monopoly is also a good educational tool for children, since it introduces them various aspects of business, money, and life in general.

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Drumming 201: Tips and Tricks

In the previous blog, we talked about two of the best drummers out there, Joey Jordison and Chad Smith, their signature snare drums and what sets them apart. With this article, we plan to take the topic of maintaining and playing a drum kit ensemble a little further.

To get everything right, precise and in a qualified sense, relevant for an in-betweener, we got in touch with a professional drummer, Mihir Bhende. Mihir plays for a Mumbai-based atmospheric black metal band ‘Cosmic Infusion’ and is a seasoned performer on the Indian metal circuit. We asked him to give his inputs on the matter of practicing and tuning of the drums and he graciously took time out of his schedule to provide us with a thorough advice. Here is what Mihir says.  (more…)