The Unfamiliar Touch

Teary eyed, sensing a warm rush from her stomach approaching her head, she looked up and groaned, ‘I don’t want to wear those torn shoes to school tomorrow.’ ‘Don’t go to school then. I don’t have time for all these tantrums.’ She rushed to the adjacent room and cried. Anger was unacceptable in her house. Children were not supposed to be angry. Children were supposed … Continue reading The Unfamiliar Touch

How Companies Feed On Nostalgia?

Have you ever thought how nostalgia is played out in the telecom market? Presumably the smartphone market these days. Why the nostalgia market works so well? Apparently, new technologies play their disruptions by recreating familiar things i.e. design cues that evoke old objects inter alia software mimicking the look of the old things it has replaced. Primary examples being the settings icon that looks like a … Continue reading How Companies Feed On Nostalgia?

The Return Of Nokia, Nostalgia and The Love Of The Past

Once upon a time, there was a phone like none other. The Nokia 3310! Don’t get me wrong, there were fancier flip phones and sleeker models, but the original Nokia held its own. With the return of Nokia comes back its nostalgic wonders. The Nokia 3310 was not just a phone, it was a legend. The story goes that one could use it like Thor’s … Continue reading The Return Of Nokia, Nostalgia and The Love Of The Past

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A journey back to the city where it all began.

“I Can’t breathe properly” I complained to my father. My skin itching and burning red, rashes developing on my entire body. It was the day I was supposed to travel, meant to travel back to the city where it all began. “You want to visit a doctor? You can postpone your trip…” he suggested.  “No!” I denied. After all, I couldn’t afford to do that. To … Continue reading A journey back to the city where it all began.