Knowing People

Palash Sen may or may not have been guilty-as-charged. But everything people are trying to defend in the cloak of defending him, everything that they did, they still do, and are obviously guilty about, depresses me. Although it doesn’t come as a surprise; which is even more depressing.

The evil of this world connected through social media is that you end up seeing too much of the ugly side of people. The sides that you would have been blissfully unaware of in the good old world of occasional and effortful communications. The sides that people often don’t reveal in the face-to-face communication, but feel emboldened enough to reveal in the online world.

Some would say it is a good thing if you know people’s real selves. I just won’t like to know it for so many people. It is too much to manage, especially when you have a bloody life to live!

One thing I have done is to actively block people I don’t want to know any further. When it is in your face, maintaining the discipline of ignoring is so difficult. I am also a mere mortal. I haven’t been accepting facebook friend requests from people I don’t absolutely know in real life for quite sometime now. But it turns out that I do know a whole lot of people I would rather not like to know.

Sounds holier than thou? Yo! In your face, jerks! Especially the sophisticated ones.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

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