Dark side of online dating apps

Swipe right, left, up and down. Swipe till you find the right. The buzz around online dating has surely made us download dating apps at one point or another. The excitement of dating online just by chats is quite thrilling. Of course there are people who have met online and have decided to spend their lives together, but have you considered the percentage? Their percentage is nothing as compared to the fall outs that happen due to online dating apps.

While online dating apps can be as exciting as it gets, it does come with a few skeletons in the cupboard. While it offers you the romance with no strings attached, but let’s face it we are humans and are bound to get attached especially with the wrong one at the wrong time. Here are some dark sides of online dating apps that you should be aware of:

1. Reel or real

Let’s just say the profile picture you are seeing on the app can be fake. There is a full possibility that the person you are talking to is not the same one you are seeing online. Unless you have seen the person face to face, don’t believe what you see online.

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 2. Gone with the wind

You cannot trace the person you were talking to on online app unless you have exchanged phone numbers. If you are talking just through the online app, then the one you think is your dream man/woman can disappear and never come back. You might get attached and your date can easily break all ties with you just by finishing his/her existence from the app.

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3. You are not YOU!

Well, let’s just not pretend, if the person you are talking to can be fake, so can you. You are in constant urge to impress your online date and can lie about yourself with ease. There is not even a possibility for the person to read your body language and judge you. You become a different person that sometimes even you fail to recognize.

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4. Polygamy

Okay okay, let’s admit this. You are not the only one your online date is talking to. They might be double dating or even multi dating, because there is literally no way to find out about your online dating partner’s cheating habits. You might not be someone special to them but just another one of their fling.

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5. From dating to stalking

A lot of apps offer you of finding your online date nearby, in a distance as close as 100 m. What if the person turns out to be a psycho or a stalker? You do realize they can follow you around everywhere and stalk you to the level of being crazy, right? You cannot even avoid them on online app because they might come in person and ask you why aren’t you replying. So basically online dating can give you a stalker for life.

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This dark side of online dating apps is something everyone should keep in mind when they land up on an app to find either the right one or just a casual fling. We aren’t suggesting that dating apps are a bane, but they aren’t a boon either. Just be careful is all we are asking you to do. Till then relax and we hope you can find someone in real. 

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Why College Students Dropout: Don’t Let it Happen to You

Isn’t college the best time of our lives? Yes! It certainly is. But not for all. There are students who despite desperately wanting to join college cannot do so. Judging them won’t be right because they have their own set of reasons. There could be a chance that either you are the one who has to dropout or you might be the one who is eventually thinking too. Either way, don’t let that happen to you. Here are the reasons why college students mostly dropout:

  • Money issues

Finance is one of the most common reason, why people dropout. College is surely expensive and not everyone has appropriate and sufficient funds for the same. But don’t let money issues get in way of your education. Either start saving initially or you can talk to college authorities for various scholarships and aids.

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  • In need of full-time job

You might think that college is a waste of time and you should start earning. Well, you might not realize this now but sometime in future that a degree is a must. Don’t let the want of job get in between your degree. Get a degree and you will surely earn more than what you will earn without it.

  • Family issues

Oh! That’s a tough one. There could be some problem in the family that might be leading you to drop out of the college, but please don’t. The situations could be unavoidable but there is always a middle way out. Find it and get going for your degree.

  • Establishing a startup

Right! Startups are the new trend and apparently, almost every student wants to start a business without completing the degree. Your idea might be innovative, creative and the best, but please don’t opt out of college for the same. What if the startup doesn’t go well? You need to have a backup, don’t you?

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If you think college would be really easy, then you are wrong. It is totally a different place than school. Your environment, friends, campus, everything is going to change. It is going to be stressful, but why dropout? You are a warrior and you know it, so get up and face everything that lies ahead. Just relax because When you get the degree in your hand, all the stress you have had will be worth it.

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  • Life outside class looks fun

Well definitely! the life you are leading outside the classroom is fun and people dropout because they don’t enjoy being in a class. But have you tried it out? Make more friends in your classroom and the life inside classroom would be much more fun than outside. Don’t dropout just for the fun of a few days. You don’t want to spend the future days regretting about the fun you had outside instead of attending class. Believe us, getting a degree is much more fun.

No matter what the reason is, Just Breathe. Think and you will definitely find a way out of the trouble you are in. If you are willfully opting out of the college, our suggestion would be not to do so. Get a degree and then you can do whatever you want. College gives you security for future, so why not secure it? Think before coming to a decision because you don’t want yourself to be regretting about dropping out few years down the line.

 

9 Kind of Hostellers and The Way They Keep Their Room

In every hostel exist the 2 extremes of Monica and Max. And then those who fall in between. Actually, it’s quite similar to Botticelli’s map of hell. Here, the hostel is the hell of course. But if we look closely, it is more of a bittersweet experience really.

On that note, let’s visit all the different kinds of hostelers and the way they keep their room:

1. The one with all the filth:

They are the real Mama’s boys. It’s a wonder that they survive like this at all. Their clothes are untidy most of the times, sometimes they even pick clothes for wearing from their laundry basket. In fact, these are the people who don’t spend much time in their room. They are busy clubbing and partying, and use their rooms just for the purpose of sleeping. Priorities baby!

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2. Dirt phobia on point!

These are the people who won’t even let you enter their room with your shoes on. Most probably they will have a doormat which says, “Leave your shoes and ego behind”. Even though they are not well organised, they sure are clean and tidy.

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3. Emptiness:

These are the kind of people who won’t have much stuff in their room. These are the hostelers who have their home nearby. They have one foot in their hostel and the other in their home. Paying very less attention to the needs of their hostel room.

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4. Khula darwaza nikla poster:

Next are the artsy ones. Their room is filled with posters, and decorating lights and what not. They like to keep their room beautiful. And unlike the clean ones they are happy when they have some company. Their room is decently organised, but God! the posters and lights are everywhere, even in their washrooms.

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5. “Dolo se umar sari kat-ti nahin!”

The gym freaks. You won’t find many books or study materials in their room but you will definitely find those large jars of whey protein in abundance. From protein bars to eggs and spare dumbbells, their room is a mini gym in itself. Occasionally you can also find punching bags in one of these rooms.

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6. The Bibliophiles:

Books and books everywhere. It’s never enough. From the side table to their wardrobes, you will find books everywhere. Their first instinct is to buy books and when they realise they have no space left for keeping them then buying another bookshelf becomes a necessity for them. And the fun part is that they care for them like mothers. Don’t be surprised if you find more books than clothes in their room.
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7. The one with all the bingers:

These are the anime/comic lovers and the binge-watchers of TV series/ movies. Apart from the tons of action figures, stickers with comic or pop culture references, you will always find a laptop running some random anime/cartoon in their rooms. Most of their room is clean, but not the circumference of the bed. Here you can find the leftover food packing which can be a week old. They will always have an instant snack right beside their bed, along with cold drink sometimes. Oh! And how can you forget the Korean drama lovers? They fit into this category as well.

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8. Agarbattiyaan raakh hogai, God to mila hai inhein kahi:

You will find a specific spot in these rooms where they keep their idols/ holy books. They are quite the theist ones. Usually, they would keep the studying area close to their praying area. And are very concerned when any ungodly act of hostel terror happens in their room. “What will the gods say after seeing this?!” (Shudders at the thought)

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9. The nerd’s safe place:

A geek’s room can be decently organised but it does not take much time to create a total mishap. Their room will be filled with books, not so much as the bibliophile one but you can spot them easily. You will find sticky notes, organisers, and to do list everywhere because they have so much to do and time is never quite enough. You can also find an extra set of computers in their room. Because one is too mainstream and mundane. Hidden in a cupboard can be food items which they binge on during times of stress.

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Whatever their way of keeping the room be, one thing is sure: No one ever forgets their hostel life. It’s a life-altering experience altogether. Make the most of it while it lasts!

Ciao!

7 Web Portals that can help you land into your Dream Internship!

Internship has become a buzz word for today’s youth and very rightly so. Employers in today’s workforce market rely heavily on resumes that illustrate a relevant work history, whether that’s from internships, volunteer work, or actual job experience. A practical work background carries a major significance when attempting to enter the job market. It’s all about competition. Not only are businesses competing against each other for a competitive advantage, but people are also competing to land that coveted position in a company.

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Here, we try to list down 7 websites which can act as a bridge between you and the internship you are looking for.

InternShala
Link: www.internshala.com

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Internshala is an internship platform, based out of Gurgaon, India. Founded by Sarvesh Agrawal, an IIT Madras alumnus, in 2010, the website helps students find internships with organizations in India. Internshala is no.1 internship & training website for students in India with 4000+ paid internships in Engineering, MBA, media, law, arts & other streams.

LetsIntern
Link: www.letsintern.com

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LetsIntern aims at providing a single platform for interaction between 10 million graduates across India and thousands of organization spread across the length and breadth of this country.  It offers internships across sector and disciplines, so whether you are law, architecture, engineering or art student, it caters to all of you. Similarly, it caters across firms.

MakeIntern
Link: www.makeintern.com

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MakeIntern is an online portal which provides the best internship opportunities in India. Such as Summer Internships, Virtual Internship, Paid Internship and many more. It helps in providing internships across various sector and disciplines, like law, architecture, engineering, arts or management student, it caters to all of you. Similarly, it caters across firms.

HelloIntern
Link: www.hellointern.com

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Hello, Intern is a new venture based on the idea of naukri.com but in a different field. hellointern.com differentiates from naukri.com by providing services in the field of training/internship, summer jobs, part-time jobs only. Right now they are focusing mainly on the domain of technical internships. They provide a FREE listing of companies’ internship positions and help them select the profiles best-fitting to their requirements. They already have more than 2000 students registered from premier institutions like IITs, NITs, ISM Dhanbad etc. in less than 3 months.

LinkedIn
Link: www.linkedIn.com

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Well if you are in the Job market and don’t know about LinkedIn, then it would be like not knowing the sun. LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via a website and mobile apps.  500 million members in 200 countries, out of which more than 106 million members are active. It offers internship as well with major companies listing openings through the portal throughout the year.

InternTheory
Link: www.interntheory.com

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Intern Theory provides you access to a variety of student-credit opportunities (paid/unpaid internships, volunteering at NGOs, virtual jobs etc.) that will ensure that you will cultivate the right amount of experience and the ethics of hard work, responsibility, discipline and of course the cool notion of ‘being at work’!

Naukri.Com
Link: www.naukri.com

 

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The word ‘Naukri’ translates to ‘Job’ in English. As of Dec 2016, Naukri.com had a database of about 49.5 million registered job seekers and an average of about 11,000 resumes was added daily while about 130,000 resumes were modified daily during the Fiscal year 2013-14. Those statistics in itself speak about the potential of the website and its capacity to get you an internship!

I hope this article gets you what you want and the company where you want to be. A suggestion would be to keep checking multiple portals for intern openings.

Till then, May the force be with you! 😋

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5 breeds of professors every college has

Fun, friends, unforgettable laughter, unrequited love stories, unattended lectures and memories for a lifetime, these words will definitely sum up everyone’s college life. But amidst of all this when studies interrupted, we were nothing but forced to think about our dear professors. So, with three cheers here’s to the ones who made classrooms memorable in their own peculiar way!

  1. Sarcasm is what I serve!

I am sure we all had that one professor who would scold us subtly and sarcastically. This one got mimicked the most. The smart ones would not just pick up the value from his lectures but would also learn some sugar-coated and not-so-obvious ways of insulting others. Isn’t it!

But you got to secondhand me on this that each time they scolded us, it would start like a trail of confusions till we finally realize that our a** is getting barbecued super-nicely.

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  1. Punctuality is my religion

Here goes their pet statement, “If you cannot come to the class on time, don’t come at all”. Like seriously, these guys would not spare you even if you are 1 millisecond late. And the worst part is that there lecture is always in the early morning block. So, I never risked and went running, empty stomach to his classes to avoid being late. But guess who was late? HIM.

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3. Do you remember his name?

There is always this one professor (in some cases more than one) whose name is forgotten by all. Instead, everyone ritualistically calls him by the nick name that was assigned to him years ago by unknown super seniors. And if someone by mistake mutters out the original name, he would receive nothing but the shocked glances like, “who are you talking about?”

Moreover, here’s an inside story, these professors are well aware of their nickname too but you know, they have made their peace with it.

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  1. I hate you…Like I love you

Here’s an ode to all those professors who were just too good with their subject. But at the same time, they would just not let us breathe. These are the ones who would not understand that their subject is not the only one that we have.

But, they are always so precise and articulated in their assignment sheets and would give such value lectures that hating them would be so damn unfair.  But mind you, they totally lack human emotions and definitely have favorites. So as soon as you decide on giving them nasty reviews at the end of the semester, you just can’t because they taught you so damn well.

Phew! Just can’t control my thoughts from swaying in either direction. Well, I can’t decide whether to love them or hate them. Can you?

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  1. He has it all (literally all)

And finally enters the “topper” of the lot, the apple of our eye, and every girl’s dream, Mr. Smarty-Pants. Their vibe is their asset, every girl drools over them and they just make the class feel so interesting. He is cool, understands that you have a lot of burdens, comes down to your level to explain concepts and loves his job. OH! And how can I forget that untamed charm.

They have put with all our shit, late submissions, absenteeism and lack of responsibility but it’s all because of them that we have reached where we are today. So, THANK YOU.

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Ten “love” posts that rule them all

Instagram is a great place! You can post your pictures, look at the aesthetics of other people’s profile, try to make your profile look the same and fail miserably. But all in all, Instagram is fun! But sometimes you come across posts and profiles and you think “this is the kind of stuff that can be used as an argument against net neutrality.” The cringe is so real and so hard that you wish for your eyes to un-see it but you can’t for that post and those words are now etched into your minds. Here are ten posts that you can send people if you wish to creep them out to the extremes.

  • When the possessiveness is very real:

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I mean isn’t this what love is all about? Finding a special someone and never letting them go. Never. Ever. So if you’ve got a special someone in your life let them know about this. Think Shah Rukh Khan from the movie Darr. That’s right kids, THAT’S what true love is all about.

  • It’s called emotional blackmail just FYI:
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Even though this is a manipulative behavior and borderline psychopathic but hey, all is fair in love and war right? Even if it is threatening someone to stay with you. Totally normal behavior. So, go ahead grab your significant other, look them into their eyes and tell them how you’ll kill yourself if they ever left you. Nothing strengthens a relationship like emotional blackmail after all.

  • This one might have hit home:
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Too poor for plastic surgery and makeup? Even your genetics totally ditched you? Yep, you’re gonna die alone. Love is only for pretty people guys. Rest of us don’t get to procreate.

  • Umm have you ever tried cheese burst pizza?
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And you thought passing an exam you thought you were surely failing was the best feeling in the world. Pfft! So go ahead, grab hold of your significant other and get married at your nearest mandir/mazjid/church/gurudwara/ courthouse/bouncy house today!

  • Visit your nearest Optician today!
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And you thought glasses were to just help you see. You are wrong. Glasses make you cute, like puppies. You’re irresistible now. All you glassless people are never going to find love whether you’re simple or have a dimple and no pimple.

  • And I thought this was known as an unstable relationship:
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Who even comes up with these? Honestly, such profound wisdom! Why not compile all these and make it into a book called “Jaanu why you no maanu”

  • ………..wow, okay:
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You stayed with one woman all your life? Someone call Guinness Book of World Records we have someone who did the impossible. Here’s your Nobel prize, Oscar, Filmfare, Pulitzer, my first born child, a soul of a virgin. Take it, it’s all yours!

  • I have the purest of hearts then : )
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Actually, they might just need anger management classes but what does a loveless person like me know? Maybe this is love. People losing their temper at you and you forgive them thinking how their heart is so “SAAF” just like a floor cleaned with disinfectant.  

  • Is jaanu, shona, babu, laalu all done with?

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All you guys out there, take notes. Call your girlfriends your wife and ask your mom to refer to her as bahu and your siblings to call her bhabhi. Next, watch as she leaves you and runs away at the speed of life.

  • Where’s my Nobel Prize in bravery?
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All you girls who manage their daily moods AAALLL BY THEMSELVES, this one for you. Rest of us women can hardly function without our personal mood trainers you know? Yeah, we’re not brave at all. This post just upset me, brb calling my mood trainer now.

Keep your mom off Facebook

Those were the days, the late 2000s. “Orkut” was shown the door by bubblegum Indian teens. The Facebook tornado had now engulfed them. The azure blue of Facebook was penetrating cyber cafes outside the schools and opera minis on good old Nokia devices faster than Eminem could rap “don’t tag me in stupid motivational quotes, you moron.”

Initially, the fad stayed limited to wannabe-celebrity teenagers pretending they had a life. The dopamine boost that they got when the most popular girl in the class accepted their “friend request” kept them hooked on to the platform. The most popular girl in return could brag about how many friendship requests she’d kept pending the next day in school. Gradually, the number of likes on Display Pictures and the number of shares your statuses had become the parameter by which the teenagers could measure their self-worth.

I was one such puppy-eyed teenager who joined Facebook, trying not to miss out on the latest fad, lest my friends think I am not cool. Hiding behind the display picture of Justin Bieber, I pretended to be someone whom I could never be in real life. The number of friend requests I sent to girls hiding behind Selena Gomez was humongous. The ones that did get accepted were by wannabe-Selena Gomez teenage guys. It was frustrating, creepy and disgusting, all at the same time, given that I always knew I was straight.

Like everyone I knew, I passed school and joined Engineering. I had followed the second fad after Facebook, and both of them would cause a ruckus in my life later on. Lesson learned, never follow fads.

But the bottom line was, I had grown up a little and my tastes had changed. I had grown especially wary of profiles hiding behind Selena Gomez. I had even stopped accepting requests from profiles with “Angel”, “Princess”, “Cool Dude” and “Superstar” prefixed to their names. I no longer spoke to people who were “not working, still studyyyyyyyying”.  Instead, I had now become a “Bhakt”, rooting for Narendra Modi for the general elections. I am not sure if it was any better or worse.

One thing still hadn’t changed though. I could still enjoy absolute freedom on Facebook. My friends could still tag me in Mia Khalifa pictures and I could comment “jaw-dropping!” on them, my newfound girlfriend could post “I miss you” on my “timeline” and I could reply with “I love you, honey”, I could post “inappropriate” jokes when Facebook asked me what was on my mind, I could tear apart a Congress supporter with a barrage of abuses and for sure, I could share “sanskaari” pictures from my new-year party.

Little did I know that Narendra Modi had become the Prime Minister and we were amidst a Digital India now. One such fateful morning, I woke up almost still asleep. I follow a strict routine when it comes to my early morning rituals. I religiously log in to Facebook and don’t stop until I have scrolled down until the core of the very earth. I had received a new Friend Request. It was from my Mom. I was taken aback. My mom who couldn’t handle the TV remote on her own had opened the Google Play Store, downloaded the Facebook messenger app, created a new account, looked me up and sent me a friend request. I was more likely to spot the great Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar himself under my bed than this happening.

I gave her a call, she picked up. I was about to utter something but was graciously interrupted.

“What kind of hairs do you have on Facebook? We never got you a hair-cut like that!”

My mind traversed back to my boyhood days and shuddered at the hair-cut my mom had once got me in a beauty parlor when I was 8. I reminded her how I had missed school for 7 days post that day. But she had none of it. She commanded me to change my Display Picture before our neighbor Gupta Ji, who also happens to be on Facebook got me busted for my crime.

I agreed and changed my Display Picture to Lord Krishna. Everything changed once that happened.

“I miss you” on my timeline by my lady love was now met with “Who are you?”. Mia Khalifa pictures were instantly removed and the taggers were mercilessly blocked. The Congress supporters had now found a new voice on my timeline. My new year party pictures were now replaced with photos of me participating in the temple Aartis.  I stopped discussing my semester results on Facebook altogether. Those mentioning it were duly unfriended, both on social media and real life. The worst happened when I came to know I couldn’t block the “Last Seen” feature. No more late night Facebook sessions trying to stalk random people.

Honestly, nothing changed for me, I was still pretending to be someone I was not on Facebook. But for people who knew me, things escalated pretty quickly after that. My girlfriend started believing I was ashamed to call her my girl. My friends started believing I was preparing for UPSC even though I am oblivious to whatever the dreadful acronym stands for. Congress supporters on my friend list thought I had taken to the right way of life.

So friends, if your freedom on Facebook means more to you than Rahul Gandhi means to the Congress party, block your mom on Facebook. You never know when you might face the wrath of Digital India.

(The above is a work of fiction)

Guest blogger: Parimal Paritosh