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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8 Conspiracy Theories That Will Make You Look Differently At The World

The world is a strange place and there are a lot of unanswered questions that make you wonder the truth. Which is how conspiracy theories come into existence, in order to discover the actual truth that is hidden from the ‘truth’ that is being presented to the masses. Like, did Titanic really went down or not? Below are eight conspiracy theories that are super interesting and many of these people actually believe to be true.

1. Titanic Never Went Down!

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Well, a ship definitely went down but, it wasn’t the Titanic. As per the theory, it was the Olympic. The shipbuilding company White Star has been accused of committing insurance fraud by fixing up the Olympic, an identical ship, and claiming it to be the Titanic. Also, there were a large number of last-minute cancellations for the Olympic by many rich peeps. Maybe, because they were aware of the switch?

2. Airlines want you to die

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Yup! You read that right. In case, you find yourself amidst of a plane crash and make out alive. Chances are you are probably going to sue the airline and likely to win big. To make sure you die during such an event, the brace position airlines tell you to get in will end in death because if you are in that position during the collision, your head will bang into the seat in front of you and snap your neck. Many passengers have also claimed to see flight attendants taking on a different position.

3. Princess Diana SAS ‘assassination plot’

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Princess Diana’s sudden death shook the entire world and even after two decades since that fatal car crash, one theory about her death is still doing rounds. According to it, the SAS was involved in Diana’s death and an ex- SAS soldier has said to have told his wife that a special forces hit squad flashed a light to blind Diana’s driver and caused her death crash. It is a technique developed to ­combat terrorists and the said soldier had gone missing days before he was due to be quizzed by the police.

4. Harry Potter wasn’t written by J.K. Rowling

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In 2005, a Norwegian film director Nina Grünfeld made the claim that Rowling was actually a ghostwriter. She was well- paid to play up her rags to riches story to build interest in Harry Potter. Ghostwriting is not a new concept in the world of writing and while this could very well be true.

5. The Flintstones is set in Future


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Kids favourite cartoon show  ‘The Flintstones’ was apparently set in a post-apocalyptic future, where the remaining people recreate society. If you’ve watched the show, you know they have their very own variant of many present-day devices, such as a bird as a record player. They also celebrate Christmas. But how could they probably know of all of these cool devices to the point of recreating stuff?  Well, our entire childhood was a lie.

6. Crisis Actors Do Exist

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These actors are people who are paid and planted at horrific events like shootings, terrorist attacks, etc by the government in order to keep a check about what gets reported to the public and act as if they were there or are survivors.

7. Taylor Swift is a Satanist

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The reigning queen of music industry aka Taylor Swift, who was born in 1989, looks a lot like Zeena LaVey, who was born in 1953 and she was actually a Satanist. They look awfully similar in the picture and many people are convinced they’re clones but others just think they’re related. Maybe Zeena is Taylor’s actual mom? Who knows?

8. The Whole World was created last Thursday

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This mind-blowing theory is really very interesting and quite hard to understand. According to it, the whole universe was built just last Thursday, with the impression of being billions of years old. Everything that has happened in time actually happened between last Thursday and today, from major events in history to every single thing that’s ever happened to you.

Peeps, these are all ‘theories’, so have fun reading and searching for them. None of them are true facts.

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Presenting our very own Twitter Champion, KRK!

Sure Donald Trump’s tweets are hilarious and knowing that he’s the President of the United States, talking like a 12 years old on Twitter makes it even more funny. But, amidst this air of Trump tweets, let’s not forget what our country has to offer us, (#NotAnAntiNational) our very own Kamaal R Khan, self-christened as KRK. Sure Trump tweets about missile buttons like it is a toy but KRK is in an altogether different league. We bring to you, 10 of him most AMAZINGLY tweets that will make you say, “Why did I read that?”

 

  1. You haven’t or is it the other way round?

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  1. Girls stop hitting on the most eligible bachelor of our country

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  1. This is the opposite of a blackmail man.

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  1. Itni confidence kahan se laatay ho bhai?

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  1. What about your mom? You don’t call your mom? Tsk tsk tsk

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  1. *cough* Desh Drohi *cough?*

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  1. Oh yes! I’m still in the race!

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  1. She can give herself a gift and block you.

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  1. Just who are these girls? Where are they?

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  1. Whoever is doing the black magic can you guys please do a better job?

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What did Indians Google in 2017?

2017 is coming to an end and our favourite search engine recently revealed what the dear netizens were busy googling this year! Read below to know if your search queries made it to the list.

1. Baahubali 2

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“Kattappa ne Bahubali ko Kyun Mara?” Well, this million dollar question made this Telugu Blockbuster not just break box-office records but also emerge as one of the most searched Indian movies in Google’s Top 10 search trends this year.

2. IPL

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India’s annual T-20 cricket festival grabbed the second spot on Google India’s list. It looks like the Indian Paisa League kept the cricket crazy fans hooked to dear Google for live scores!

3. Sunny Leone

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Well, “babydoll sone di” aka Sunny Leone, the most-searched in 2015, lost her spot on the overall most-searched list this year. However, the former adult movie star still maintained the top rank in India’s most-searched entertainer’s list on Google.

4. Aadhar Card

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‘How to Link Aadhar Card with PAN card?’

Turned out to be one of the most searched “How to…” question of the year after the current government deemed it voluntary but ‘mandatory’ to link the Aadhar Card to everything you own or fear not existing.

5. GST

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In a video released by Google revealed a fun fact that this year more than ever netizens asked how and Google was swarmed with inquiries on GST by Indians. It garnered interests by both consumers and businesses. Given its far-reaching impact on the economy and businesses, there was a lot of talk around the subject.

6. BitCoin

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Following closely on the heels of GST, was Bitcoin which has taken the entire world by storm. The curiosity around this cryptocurrency got the nation hooked on learning more about mining and the blockchain technology on which it is based.

7. Jallikattu

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This traditional bull taming sport from Tamil Nadu came into the limelight after the global animal rights group, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) campaigned for restrictions against it, the Supreme Court took notice and sought a ban on this sport.

Keep Googling!

Winter of the West – 6 Graphics That Illustrate What Winters Mean in the Land Outside The North

If you’re anywhere in the kingdom of the North right now, and by that, we mean the states that Raj Thackeray absolutely loves to hate – chances are, you’re reading this while being held captive by the comfy-confines of your rajai. That, on top of 2 jackets, 3 sweaters, 3 woollen vests… and we guess that’s just snug enough. Because that’s what winters are for, right? Tailor-made for the lazy and the introverts to just stay holed up inside all day. But have you ever wondered what winter in the Indian Westeros feels like? Of course, you won’t go and find out for yourself – you’re too lazy being warm and snug right? So sit back, keep sipping on that heavenly cup of tea, and have a look at 6 illustrations that epitomize what winters in West India be like –

1) To see or not to see?

 

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Mumbaikars are an intelligent bunch of people. They would know the answers to 99/100 questions. That 1 other question being – “What is fog/mist?”. Indeed, on the coldest of winter mornings (that’s 12° C for us!), the visibility is still enough for us to spot our crush from 100 metres away (that’s as close as we can get to them anyway). “Fog chal raha hai” is a sentence we speak only in reference to the ad…

2) Speaking of winter mornings…

 

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To you northies, the ultimate winter accomplishment would probably be stepping out of the bed, one reluctant limb at a time, and going to work. For the people down here, our biggest accomplishment is realizing sleep is no sweat-session anymore. No tossing, turning or waking up 10 times in the night to wipe that sweat off our backs – it is finally time to have a sweat-less sleep (because that’s as good as it gets for us!). Yes you may bring on the pitiful laughs…

3) Ingredients for the recipe to a warm house…

 

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The westerners will never know this – the northerners have a whole basement/cellar full of winter material! Call it their armoury of sorts, which is stocked up with sweaters, jackets, gloves, heaters, coal, kerosene, etc. After all, creating the recipe for a warm house involves Masterchef-ish skills! What’s the recipe for a warm house in the west though?

A house with the fans switched off. Yup, that’s all folks.

4) What’s essential here is not essentially essential elsewhere…

 

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What’s winter without sipping on some boiling hot tea, right? What if we asked you to gulp down an ice-cream in the winter? Don’t worry we won’t – we can hear your bones shivering and teeth chattering at the mere prospect of it! But that’s winter down here in a nutshell – the perfect opportunity for us to fully and truly enjoy ice creams and kulfis without worrying about them melting away within 2 minutes like they do during the other 11 months of the year… #TheOnlyPositiveThingAboutOurWinter

5) Fake it when you can’t flake it

 

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Ah, the joy of snowflakes! Collecting a bunch in your hand and then smacking it across the face of a nearby human… is an event the people down below can only watch in a movie and envy! For, the only “flakes” available here… give us not joy, but cancer! Talk about “breath-taking” things… #PunIntended.

6) The Theory of Romantic Relativity

 

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Well, if you’re lucky enough to have found a partner, you would know that every relationship has certain rules/guidelines. Here’s a little pro-tip: NEVER touch your S-O’s face if you’re in the North during winter! You vowed to be with each other through health and sickness – not summer and winter. They might love you and everything, but if lay your cold, godforsaken hands on their poor frosted face – be prepared to go back to Tinder swiping for new partners…

… or you could head here to the west. And let the barely-there winter allow you to get all warm and cuddled up with your partner without ending up irritating them. Yes, romance does blossom here – after all, why else would the King of Romance himself shift to Mumbai?

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This tweet basically summarises the stark difference between the winters of the 2 regions that we love to compare. Guess we know who wins the winter battle!

(PS – If you haven’t already guessed it, yes, I am a poor victim of the winter-less west – the land where “winter” is nothing but a summer mellowed down temporarily by some weed. If you’re a North Indian, I bet you’re probably laughing at our miseries. If you’re a westerner like me, hell, catch up with me and we’ll do something these northies can only dream of – get out of the home. And maybe grab a vanilla cone. Drop by in the comments!)

‘Block Chain Technology-The new Internet’

There is a new kid on the block and it goes by the name of Block Chain Technology. This new kid has taken the world by storm yet normal people like us are still unclear and puzzled at best, and scratching our heads figuring out its meaning and significance in our lives.
To put an end to the confusion surrounding this subject, we have tried to explain this path-breaking technology in simple, plain English for you all.

Who’s behind this technology?

This intelligent invention is the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the alias, ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. On Jan 3, 2009, the genesis block was mined and was still in experimental stages. The technology was limited to cryptographic community and was successful in becoming the backbone of Bitcoin.
Enabling digital information to be shared but not mimicked, blockchain technology is now the backbone of a new type of internet.

Bitcoin is also called the “digital gold ” and today the total value of this cryptocurrency is close to $9 billion US.

What’s the meaning?

Authors Don & Alex Tapscott of the book Blockchain Revolution (2016) explained the technology in following words-

“The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”

Basically, it is an anonymous digital ledger which employs a data structure to simplify the way we perform transactions. Think of it as a huge global spreadsheet on which can anyone can perform the entry.

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You must be wondering what’s in a Block?  The Bitcoin miners use robust, functional software to obtain transaction data and build blocks to attach to the blockchain. These so-called ‘miners’ form part of the consensus system operated to keep an account of all the transactions, and they make a Bitcoin as a reward for each block calculated. Blocks are comprised of four parts:

  1. Reference to the previous block
  2. Summary of entered transaction
  3. Timestamp
  4. Evidence of work for creating the block

For instance, A wants to send money to B. A block is created after every component of a transaction is completed. The block is broadcast to every party in the network and those in the network approve the transaction is valid. The block can be added to the chain, which provides an indelible and transparent record of transactions. Thus, money successfully moves from A to B.

Blockchain is Fraud-Proof

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  • It permits users to manage this ledger in a safe way without the interference of any third party.
  • It is a constantly updated list of transactions
  • It is supported by a peer-to-peer (P2P) network that is either public or private
  • Every member of the community network uses the same “consensus mechanism” to verify every transaction made through the network.
  • The blockchain is anonymous, protecting the identities of the users. This makes blockchain a more secure way to carry out transactions.
  • It creates a unique, permanent audit trail.
  • There is no single point of failure and no way to make modifications to the transaction record.
  • The algorithm used in blockchain reduces the dependence on people to verify the transactions.
  • It is the technology behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies.

What’s the Impact of Blockchain?

Let’s have a closer look at how this innovative technology has influenced different sectors of the industry and in future how it is going to shape our human lives.

  • Financial Service Industry

First and foremost, the Blockchain technology has given a 360-degree change to the ways people do financial transactions.

  • It has reduced the costs of overall transactions and IT infrastructure
  • Provided irrevocable and tamper resistant transactions
  • Has decreased systematic risks and eliminated credit and liquidity risks
  • Consensus in a variety of transactions
  • Ability to store and define ownership of any tangible or intangible asset
  • Increased accuracy of trade data and reduced settlement risk
  • Near-instantaneous clearing and settlement
  • Improved security and efficiency of transactions
  • Enabled effective monitoring and auditing by participants, supervisors and regulators
  • Shipment & Logistics

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    In a classic shipment and logistic industry scenario, communication is often undertaken through emails, memos, forms, document, signed declarations, barcodes, etc but with the integration of blockchain-based system in the industry, there is an unprecedented efficiency, speed, and scale. The Port of Antwerp has recently combined blockchain operation to streamline its container logistics.

  • Medicine

    blockchain-technology-for-patients-medical-records-10-638.jpgApart from streamlining patient’s blockchain information across various private and public healthcare facilities, there are various startups in the USA which are using blockchain technologies to trace the movement of medicines within states and countries. The extensive application blockchain has in abating the hazards of fake drugs is among the most exciting domains of its industrial use.

  • Manufacturing

    Application of blockchain can shed light on the entire process from manufacture to retail. Irrespective of where the product goes and how many times it is repurchased, we would be able to track the journey of any product to its roots. From a cow on a farm to the steak at your table. From fabric manufacturer to the jacket in your closet. No more troubles with identifying whether a product is.

  • Investment Management Industry

Due to endless legislation and regulations in the investment industry, the speed, security and transparency of blockchain technology has endless applications here. It can bring down operations management and transactions cost of the industry by more than $22 billion yearly, as published in a 2015 Santander Report.

What’s the Future of Blockchain?

Apart from so many the benefits, the experts at Harvard Review predict it can take several years before the technology actually seeps into each and every fibre of political and economic infrastructure of the society. There was a similar scenario when almost two decades back, the Internet was born, it was a disruptive, game-changing force behind various industries – blockchain technology holds the same potential. Apart from being a revolutionary force in the financial sector, the technology is going to make most enterprises, institutions and governments rethink, redesign and discard various conventional processes and bring more transparency in the working of various organisations.

The best is yet to happen. Fingers crossed.

7 Signs That Show You Are An Internet Addict

Gone are the days when the word ‘addict’ paints a picture of a dirty homeless man sitting on the street corner with a syringe sticking off his hand. Times have changed,  there is a new kid on the block and it is here to stay. Yes, my friends, Internet Addiction is a real thing.

Questions that may come to your mind are how much time is flagged as addiction. Is it a serious life-threatening problem? The thing is there aren’t any sure shot benchmarks to taint and paint you as an addict but you can consider yourself a potential if you tick these 7 signs:

1. Good Mornings with Social Media.

When Social Media feeds are what you want to wake up to every morning when you want to sneak in those couple of likes and comments before getting ready for college, when your ride from home to college is all about checking out Instagram stories,  you know you have been bitten by the Internet bug.

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2. It’s Never Enough!

No amount of surfing on the internet can satiate your hunger for more. It’s like ketchup for your fries, mozzarella to your pizza, NEVER ENOUGH! Unless your Mom does this:

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3. Memes make your day!

If lately the only thing that gets a laugh out of you are Internet memes or your mood for the day is based completely upon what you see on the net, then you, my friend are an addict. You may find yourself tagging your friends with names starting with S, stating that they could be a potential criminal. Or sheepishly tagging a buddy whose name starts with ‘A’, cos the meme says a pizza treat is due!

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4.  Time Lapse

When you realize you spend more time on surfing the Internet than intended, consider it a symptom. How many of you swear to watch only 2 episodes of Narcos on Netflix, but somehow the sun rises early or you never sleep. If you have read so far into this article, I am sure you are one of the tribe.

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5. It’s Complicated!

You have a pull and push relationship with the Internet. While it makes you all euphoric and happy at one time, it makes you sad and guilty at the other times. But you are caught in this ‘It’s complicated’ phase.

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6. You live in your Virtual World!

You prefer to live an Online Identity. You love your friends on Social Media. However, face difficulties or complete ignorance towards the people around you. You can post a plethora of feelings for someone on the web, but refrain from calling your friends on their birthday. Your relationship goes from that love emoticons on all photos to blocking on all social media platforms.  You love this little virtual, online word of yours and don’t like anyone trying to get into your bubble.

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7. Hashtags…Hashtags n more…#

#instalife  #instagood #sleepoverwithgals #girlgang….. Your pyjama parties are more like posting selfies with hashtags and replying to the comments rather than real talking! Going out for lunch, #foodisbae #bistro. Going out for a party #nightlife #partywithpals.. Your life is about updating your social feed with what you do round the clock rather than ditching the phone and living the moment.

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If you’ve silently nodded yes…yes that’s me after reading each point or cried in your head – ‘Oh my god, I do need the wi-fi like drugs, maybe?’ or a  ‘thank god for online friends…’ You are an Internet Addict. This may sound funny but yeah, it can cause serious problems to your health, mind, and career. Start with limiting your time on the internet and engage in more physical activities and feel the difference. It’s time you realize that excess of anything is bad! So just go out with your friends, take up some classes of music and dance, invest your time into productivity and reaffirm your Offline identity!

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