5 activities to try out when there’s no internet

There was a nationwide uproar last night when it was announced that the government will be suspending internet services at scheduled times from the 11th of February to the 24th of February in a bid to stop any unfair practices during the SSC exams. It was refreshing to see that the government is taking steps to stop cheaters from prospering but the initiative was not well received by the general public. Due to internet being such an integral part of the modern world, any interruption will have a severe impact on our livelihood. But every cloud has a silver lining and although the government withdrew their decision earlier today, this movement could have very well benefited us in some ways. So, the next time the internet goes out, take the opportunity to get these things done:

Clean your room

We are constantly on our phones looking at our social media pages or reading articles like these (blatant product placement). As a result, we end up neglecting a lot of things; take for example, our rooms. When was the last time you cleaned it? It honestly won’t take that long. Besides not only will your room look aesthetically pleasing but it will also make your parents happy.

Your room deserves better and so do you

Call your friends using your landline

Providing your house still uses a landline, it would be a nice throwback if you called your friends using it. Beside all the texting and emojis can get a bit stale sometimes so hearing your friends’ voices would be a breath of fresh air.

Anyone remembers these bad boys?

Update your CV/Resume

Let’s face it people; no one ever updates their CV unless they are specifically asked to do so. Having no internet will give us ample time to work on it.

Without any distractions, you will actually be able to think with a clear head and do better than “please hire me”

Spend time with your family

The world is digital now, the sad reality is that although most of us live under the same roof as our family, we hardly know what’s going on in their lives. Take some time to catch up with them. Try baking a cake together or play a board game. Speaking of which..

Family dinners in 2018 in a nutshell, see what we mean?

Play real Ludo

Enough of Ludo Star, nothing beats the actual thing. This will allow you to get your daily dose of Ludu and help you bond with your loved ones. Killing two birds with one stone.

Ludo star has nothing on the actual game

 

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Irfan Aziz

Irfan Aziz is a final year Economics student. He is a pug enthusiast who loves looking at memes, writing and sketching(not as much as he would want to).