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Vape- Oxford Dictionary’s Word of this Year

Vape (v)-an abbreviation of vapour or vapourize- is the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. It refers to inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. Though the word “vaping” was coined in 1983 in a smoking related article by Rob Stepney to refer to a hypothetical non-combustible device, it was after 2009 that the word “vape” gained popularity. In the last two years, vape usage has more than doubled. Vape juice, vape lounge, vape fluid, vape café etc are the new age derivations of the word vape.

The words that “vape” defeated to bag the coveted Word of the Year were

bae (n) - used as a term of endearment for one's romantic partner

budtender (n) - a person whose job is to serve customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop

contactless (adj ) - relating to or involving technologies that allow a smart card, mobile phone, etc., to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment.

indyref (n) - an abbreviation o…

Alive & Awesome @ 34!!

I turn 34 today. Till a few years back I would not have disclosed my age socially. But not today. Because I have realized that age is just a state of mind. I have not featured on Time Cover page, I have not conquered Mount Everest, I have not played a lead role in a block buster movie and I am yet to go on a dream vacation but guess what….I have lived a fulfilling and happy life people in many parts of the world could only hope for. Call me unambitiously complacent but if I have to choose between being content with the simple pleasures of life or chase the constant material desires….I readily choose the former. I don’t have to struggle for basic necessities or mere survival and that makes me humble and thankful towards life. I choose to be grateful for what I have and enjoy what I have earned.

But on a lighter note, tell you what…34 isn’t an easy age. Other than increasing your trips to the parlors (where your beautician subtly tells you that a facelift massage should be included in …