Living and staying in a city, we look for things to do on a weekend as a fun activity, going out or just entertainment to break out of from the work mindset and schedule. However we often end up falling into another set pattern and/or a repeating schedule, working on the weekdays and partying/going out on the weekends. Soulful Events Newsletter is as way to find meaningful events and activities to do, that are enriching and nourishing to the body, mind or the soul , ideally all of them, instead of just being a activity to pass away the time.
Traveling, the act of going from place to place. It can be such a simple yet magical experience. You hop on a bus, a train or a airplane and within a few hours you’re transported to another microcosm on earth, with it’s own weather conditions, set of people, flora and fauna. With different places to see, be in and do things. We, as a species have always been travelers first and settlers/farmers later. It was this nomadic nature that allowed Homo Sapiens to evolve and survive over not so fortunate Neanderthals. We can see this in children, who naturally want to explore the world around them. Look at everything in its rawness, taste it, smell it and play with it.
I was born in a middle class family in the centre of Delhi to parents who each had four and three siblings themselves. Both my parents have struggled to purse higher education and earn a decent living as professionals. My mother is now a professor in DU and my father is retired having worked as a bank manager. Having had a humble beginning, I always asked my parents how as a society we’ve not managed to ensure 24/7 supply of water and electricity. Even as a child I asked why do we need to pay for water supply. Isn’t water freely available throughout the earth?
If you’re just getting started with blockchain and web3 and looking to get your hands dirty by writing some code, you might be overwhelmed by the plethora of freely accessible resources around Ethereum, Solidity and blockchain in general. Having worked in the blockchain space for 5+ years now and for two startups writing Solidity smart contracts, I’ve been asked many times about how does one get started with learning solidity and even more so writing production quality smart contracts with no major vulnerabilities. I attempt to share here a curated list of resources that’ll not overwhelm you but gently guide to dipping your toes in the web3 waters.
Background and Motivation VPNs have become a requirement in many countries and for many professionals across countries to be able to do their work and maintain a level of safely and anonymity that’s increasing disparate with the modern internet. However, VPN services provided by centralized VPN providers just shifts the responsibility of maintaining user privacy and safely from decentralized ISP’s to centralized entities. Many VPN providers still record logs of their users, either knowing or unknowing for the purposes of having an analytical and billing system. As we have seen time and time again, it is this metadata that many of these centralized entities can be force to hand over and can successfully be used to reconstruct online activity and user identity. More over they often provide a degraded user experience by way of having shared “public” servers that many users are routed through to the open internet simultaneously.