What is your social media personality?

Beverages, Musings

Coffee vs. Tea

What is the beverage that wakes you up from slumber in the morning? Is “coffee” the magic elixir that peps you for the day ahead? Or is it “tea” that brings you upto speed to the beginning of the day’s drama?

In my younger days I have never had a preference between the two beverages, but as the years rolled by I soon realized that I favored one more than the other. Coffee in India in the ’80s and ’90s had only two versions, the “south Indian filter coffee” or the “instant coffee”. South Indian filter coffee is when the freshly boiled milk meets the coffee liquid that seeps in through the south Indian coffee filter along with adequate amount of sugar that creates the magical refreshment!

Moving abroad for sometime revealed the amazing incarnations of the caffeine drink. There were Cappuccinos, Lattes, Macchiatos, Black coffee, cold coffee etc. All of the variants were absolutely divine taking one to coffee nirvana! 🙂


Not to be left behind, tea evolved in its own way too! Traditionally tea leaves were added to a pot of boiling water and milk and sugar were added to a create a marvelous beverage! Soon, I realized tea had its variations too like black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea , Kashmiri Kehwa tea which were all equally magical! Tea also often had the argument that it was more healthy than its caffeinated counterpart.


As I relax with my cup of Joe, I see each of the beverages undergoing a sea of changes to allow one to experience the perfect cup!

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Musings, Social media

Social media outcasts

When I saw the term “social media outcasts” a few weeks back, I couldn’t help but grin. It perfectly described what “some” of us are.

When social media made a big splash in the early 2000s, many were greatly excited about this new technology. As the educated population in India had moved far and wide across the globe in search of better opportunities, keeping in touch personally was no longer easy.Enter social media channels and sharing pics and chatting in real time was a reality. Lives were better understood, in spite of different time zones.Old friends were re- discovered and getting in touch with them after 30 years through social media was considered a boon! Social media kindled old relationships and made the world a much smaller place.

Who are social media outcasts anyways?

In spite of the several advantages of social media and the very thought that everybody should be on it, there are some of us who stay away from it(yes, they do exist!! :)) I am no means a complete social media outcast, but refrain from sharing all private information. There are still others, who don’t tweet, don’t care about the “likes” or the “followers”or the “views”!! 🙂 yes, they do exist as well!! They are NOT a “digital marketer’s delight” nor a “Data analyst’s ” dream!! as they are not dropping digital bits that can be picked and analyzed.

Reasons for being a social media outcast:

Being an Infosec professional and understanding the hacking and cracking ways of devious individuals, I could manage only a few months on social media. There are other reasons for others not being on social media  like not being comfortable with the sharing ways of the world and so on.

With social media being omnipresent from infancy, being on it or out of it is entirely a personal decision. Which side of the social media bandwagon are you on? In it or Out of it?