I could claim that I have an internet connection. But to be honest, I wasn’t ever happy with it.

A 370 Kbps speed wasn’t something I could boast about in terms of download speed, but then it was something which I had assumed to be beyond my control.

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This wasn’t the internet connection that I had opted for myself. When I moved over to this house, I had to inherit this internet connection as also many of the paraphernalia that came with the house, most of which weren’t to my liking too.

I hadn’t also not really bothered to secure my 370 Kbps internet connection and it wasn’t a shock for me to realise that my neighbours have been using my internet too as and when they wished to.

When a well-wisher suggested to me some time back that at least if I secure my internet connection and restrict it’s unauthorised usage by the neighbours, it would definitely increase it’s speed.

So finally, yesterday I decided to change my open internet WiFi to secure and put a password.

I was in for a very unpleasant surprise today early morning; my neighbour rang my door bell to inform me that he isn’t happy about what I did with my internet connection. 

My decision was after a lot of thought process and so I had to bluntly tell him that what I do with my WiFi connection is my home matter and my choice and he should rather mind his own business.

Annoyed, he drew away my cat back to my house, which he used to take home for his kids to play.

He yelled at me that he will complain to my Internet Service Provider.

He has also threatened me that he would file a complaint with my society that his hitherto free benefits have been unduly curtailed by me.

My other next door neighbour called me on the intercom this afternoon to inform that he isn’t too happy with my decision and feels it’s a violation of his personal rights.

I have been informed by the Managing Committee that this aggrieved neighbour has switched off his own electricity connection and has also decided not to use his own washroom – to show his protest.

His wife coming over every weekend to borrow some grocery had been a common feature since years. My wife was concerned that she didn’t approach for anything for the whole day today.

Our common maid was telling my wife later in the day that they served her tea without sugar as they had nothing left at their house today.

A few other neighbours to whom this aggrieved neighbour had approached for support have subtly conveyed to him that they do not reserve any right to interfere in my internal matters.

My entire family is joyful since then that their internet surfing has certainly become much easier and faster.

I am much happier with my secured 370 Kbps internet connection since morning.

Crazy Neighbour!

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to the recent scrapping of Article 370 by India and the objection by our neighbouring country is purely coincidental and unintentional.

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Getting into your 30s surely sounds exciting, but generally with mixed feelings.

You may sometimes feel at the prime of your life, and at other times feel like slowing down a bit. But you are certainly a little more wiser and experienced a little more of life.

You surely may be noticing a few strands of grey, a gently receding hairline, or a few extra pounds. You could notice that it’s getting harder to read the small prints, or might be feeling an unfamiliar ache or pain after those regular fitness regimes.

A little luck riding in your favour, you may be enjoying good health, relatively untouched by the normal effects of ageing that would hit you a bit further down the road.

However, you get so involved with your career and your families in your 30s, that you tend to neglect your own health. The responsibilities and busy schedules of everyday life could make it difficult for you to maintain a healthy balance.

So, taking good care of yourself, mind, body and spirit, becomes more and more important as you age to enjoy wellness, and lay the foundation for lifelong success.

You can definitely give a heads-up on this new, exciting phase of your life by understanding why age needs you to change your lifestyle choices in your 30s, which can help reduce your risk for chronic health worries and improve your chances for a long, healthy life.

Start pursuing work that you love

Your 30’s is the best time to explore different areas of your line of work and develop your real passion, whether it is music, writing, or business.

Rather than anchoring yourself to a job you hate, having to make your living at it and never having an opportunity to pursue your truest passions, find a job you actually love where your passions meet with your talents and where you get the greatest fulfilment.

Continue enjoying life

Age is just a number, and so just because you’re not in your 20s doesn’t mean you should stop having fun. Spending your 30s chasing after money is only going to make you grumpy, cynical and unhappy about life.

Those who have lived through their 30s will tell you that none of the money you make by working hard will matter if you’re not enjoying life.

Start making healthy eating habits a priority

If you don’t make healthy eating habits a priority in your 30s, it can make you get to your 40s and later years being slow, tired and burdened by a list of health complaints that could have been avoided.

Try getting to eat a well-balanced diet, low in saturated fats and more of fruits and vegetables, avoiding processed and junk foods as much as possible.

Add nutritional supplements like Ensure into your diet which provides calories, protein and carbohydrates to help you gain or maintain muscle strength

Start exercising regularly

Make time for exercise in your 30s. This is the age when you will start to lose muscle mass and begin to gain a few pounds as your metabolism slows, which makes it important that you exercise at this time.

It doesn’t matter if it’s walking, jogging, hiking, swimming or weightlifting, as long as it involves some movement, do it. Choose physical activities that you love as you are less likely to discontinue exercising if you like your workouts.

If you can make a habit of ensuring a healthy thirty, you’re more likely to hold onto them throughout your life.

You have blown out just 30 candles, there’s still a long way to go.

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