Technology is one of the greatest enablers of our time. While it’s impossible to imagine living without tech today, it’s also essential to find ways to disconnect. That’s why Sudeep Singh, CEO, GoWork, still prefers to rely on his memory instead of GPS while driving, and avoids using the phone after 9 pm. Digital detox “I am actually disciplining myself to strike the right balance with technology to optimise efficiency but not letting it enslave me,” says Singh. In fact, Singh’s leisure and travel preferences are also a conscious choice to disconnect. That’s the reason he would choose remote destinations for off-roading adventures, where he can disconnect for a day or two. “It is the perfect way for me to reboot,” he says. Tech of choice “My mobile handsets and smart watch are currently the gadgets that I heavily depend on, to function efficiently on a daily basis,” says Singh. He finds smaller and sleeker gadgets … [Read more...] about Time to disconnect: GoWork CEO avoids using the phone after 9pm; relies on memory over GPS
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Mumbai: Beaten-down pharma stocks are back on investors’ radar, as they scramble for value in an otherwise stretched market. However, for investors seeking to nibble into pharma names, stock selection is going to be key. BSE Healthcare index has consistently underperformed benchmark Sensex for last few years as the regulatory and pricing pressures hurt drug makers in the US, their largest market. In recent times, rising revenues in the domestic market have been helping Indian pharma companies make up for the ongoing pricing pressure on generic drugs in the US. For the year-to-date period, BSE Healthcare index is down 4.32 per cent, while Sensex has logged 12.25 per cent gain. A similar underpeformance was seen since 2016. However, as the benchmark indices hovered around record high levels, and rich valuations made it difficult to go bargain hunting in many sectors, investors can find solace in the pharma space. “We recommend pharma and healthcare as a tactical buy at … [Read more...] about With valuations rich elsewhere, is it time to swallow the bitter pill?
As co-owner of Billykirk, a leather goods brand based in New Jersey, Chris Bray has devoted the past 20 years to hand-crafting wallets, among other accessories. But when he goes out at night, he takes just his ID, one credit card and a few business cards, tucked into a slim card case. “Simplify your life,” he said. “Nine out of 10 times, if you have a bifold wallet, you’ve got things in there you don’t even need.” This from a man who sells bifold wallets in four colours. But in recent years, the physical wallet’s central role in our lives has been greatly reduced, as have the size of wallets themselves. As tech companies have introduced mobile apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay in an effort to make the smartphone into a digital wallet, “real” ones are shrinking, or disappearing altogether. For men, the classic multipocketed model is losing popularity to card cases. They aren’t much bigger than a credit card and slip easily … [Read more...] about In times of digital wallets, real ones could soon become useless
A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on.It’s been 18 months since Suraya Shaheedi started her mobile tattoo shop in the capital, Kabul. She’s received death threats for taking on the taboo of the ink-on-skin drawings she does — as well as being a single woman willing to work with men.“I have struggled a lot, even been threatened with death, because people in Afghanistan think doing tattoos is haram,” she said, using the Arabic word meaning prohibited by religion.“Whether my customers are men or women doesn’t matter to me. I do tattoos for both,” says Shaheedi, a 26-year-old, divorced single mother.In a black curtained room, surrounded by his friends, a young customer shrieks in pain as the needle pierces and inks his skin.“I can’t leave the profession I love,” Shaheedi adds.She easily gets customers, whether … [Read more...] about One tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on ultra-conservative society’s taboos
Maybe not Poe Dameron as such, but certainly the man who plays him on screen in Star Wars movies The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker. The rest of the world may have fallen in love with the adorable entity dubbed Baby Yoda but officially credited as The Child in Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but Oscar Isaac isn’t buying into the hype. “I’m not into the Baby Yoda thing,” Isaac told news.com.au, before adding with gusto, “Kill it! Stamp it! Smoosh it!” Co-star and press tour buddy John Boyega reacted in horror, “Really?! He’s so cute.” How could you want to kill this little guy?Source:News Corp Australia Every Mom on Christmas morning watching you open presents: pic.twitter.com/m7hI1qYoVz— Julie Benson (@TheJulieBenson) November 29, 2019 To be fair, Isaac had just been asked to pick the cuter of the two between Baby Yoda and BB8, the latter being Poe’s droid sidekick, … [Read more...] about Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac and John Boyega on Rise of Skywalker, bromances and Baby Yoda