Travel Diaries: Berlin (Part 3)

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Yesterday was my last day in the first trip to Berlin. In my previous days I covered almost all the touristy locations in Berlin, and left the last day to do two museums and a palace. Unfortunately, I was still a bit tired and slept late than planned, so I had to forgo my trip to the palace, I leave it for my next trip to the city. I made my way towards the city and had a cappuccino in a nice little Mexican bar. The music was quite good for a mildly sunny Sunday morning and I wanted to stay there and sip a bit more of the coffee, but I had ambitious plans of doing two museums. So, I let myself into the nearest S-Bahn station and made my way towards the Museuminsel (Museum Island). Continue reading “Travel Diaries: Berlin (Part 3)”

Travel Diaries: Berlin (Part 2)

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Berlin, in the second day has already grown on me. I was right when I said that Berlin is a city which you will appreciate more if you live here longer. Although, the highlight of the day has to be the talk by Ben Green that I attended, but I still had a great time enjoying the sights of the city. I decided for a change to go on my full tourist phase and do the top 10 things that appear in the lists of Berlin. I could manage quite a few, by the way.
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Travel Diaries: Berlin

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While talking to a friend yesterday, she remarked half-jokingly that I should write some travel logs. I though about it and realized that I have never written a travel log or a travel story before, partly due to the fact that I had never traveled a lot while I was growing up. But somehow it seemed a good idea for me to keep an account of what I remember from the last one and half years of my travels. And as it happens, I am at the moment in Berlin for three days due to some work commitments. But I would also like to take this opportunity to see a bit of the city. My travel log idea is quite rusty, as the only thing that I have written previously which resembles a little to a travel log was about my rendezvous with Da Vinci and some of his works. Continue reading “Travel Diaries: Berlin”

Pseudo Random Bullshit in Indian ‘viral’ websites

Like many others of our social media generation, I too have been faced countless times with an enticing post title and was fooled into clicking the link and reading some pseudo random bullshit. I enjoyed the humble beginnings of ScoopWhoop and StoryPick for quite some time now. They provided content which was fun and took me away from my troubles every once in a while. But lately, I have noticed a disturbing trend. They are trying to become something that they are not! For starters, many of the posts tend to be over the top with their wordings and makes you feel like you are the stupid one for reading those. But what I feel most disturbing is that they are trying to become journalistic in their approach. And most of the time when they do that, they either fail to capture the ‘real’ news or end up screwing very bad.

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