Rahul Kalvapalle rahul.kalvapalle www.trendhunter.com/rahul.kalvapalle Toronto //cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/avatars/m/156/avatar_156152.jpg Journalist TrendHunter.com
9,313 Articles
20,266,000 Views
2 Favorites
9 Reactions
Toronto Location
Feb 2014 Member Since

Rahul Kalvapalle

Superstar

I was born in India and grew up there and in various Middle Eastern countries. I moved to Canada by myself at age 18 to enroll in Carleton University as an international student. I got an undergrad degree in psychology and worked in a neuroscience lab as a research assistant for one year. I then moved to Toronto to pursue a Master of Journalism degree, and spent a few months working for the Discovery Channel.

I'm a musician, travel enthusiast and soccer fanatic. I like staying informed about everything and I do that by reading and listening to podcasts.


What is unique that's not in your bio?
I am both a published scientist and a published journalist.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Ditching a promising career in neuroscience research to follow my passion for journalism, despite the risks that entailed.
How do you define cool?
Coolness is being completely comfortable in your own skin and not trying overly hard to fit in or be different.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Staying organized and maintaining a large list of sources.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
I like how Trend Hunter gives me the opportunity to write about and learn about things that aren't necessarily my core passions. This helps me expand my horizons and become a more well-rounded journalist and person.
What is your favorite trend?
"Guerilla Marketing Trickery". This was an advertising stunt from 2010 in which Heineken - sponsors of the UEFA Champions League soccer tournament - got a bunch of women to convince their boyfriends to attend a classical concert and poetry recitation on the day of the huge Champions League match between Real Madrid and A.C. Milan. It made for great viewing and was a brilliant advertising stunt by Heineken. As a die-hard soccer fan and a lover of Dutch beer, I quite enjoyed that one.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Your first sentence should be designed to grab the reader's attention, and make them drop anything else they might be doing to read the rest of the post. While writing the post, use language that you would use if you were talking to a friend. This will help you project your personality, wit and intelligence onto the post.
How do you reset to be creative?
Taking a break when I feel my brain shutting down. It's better to put in 5 hours of focused work than 8 hours of distracted, tired and unfocused effort.
What inspires or excites you?
People who are passionate about what they do, especially if it involves helping others.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Personal jetpacks!
Read More
Trends (9,313)
Top Lists
Favorites
Must
Nerdy
WTF
Supercharged Luxury SUVs - The 'Lister LFP' is Designed to Break SUV Speed Records
Supercharged Luxury SUVs
The 'Lister LFP' is Designed to Break SUV Speed Records
Featherweight Scuba Diving Systems - The 'Nemo' Offers Underwater Air Supply in a Compact Package
Featherweight Scuba Diving Systems
The 'Nemo' Offers Underwater Air Supply in a Compact Package
Aggressive Off-Road SUVs - The 'Colorado ZR2 Bison' is Inspired By Colorado's Rugged Wildlife
Aggressive Off-Road SUVs
The 'Colorado ZR2 Bison' is Inspired By Colorado's Rugged Wildlife
Emissions-Free Mining Sites - The 'Electric Site' Concept Relies on Autonomous and Electric Machines
Emissions-Free Mining Sites
The 'Electric Site' Concept Relies on Autonomous and Electric Machines
Roof-Retracting Tiny Homes - This Towable Home's Roof Can Be Slid Open to Unveil the Sky
Roof-Retracting Tiny Homes
This Towable Home's Roof Can Be Slid Open to Unveil the Sky
Pollution-Mapping Drones - These Autonomous Drones Can Detect Harmful Gases In the Air
Pollution-Mapping Drones
These Autonomous Drones Can Detect Harmful Gases In the Air
Record-Breaking Robotic Boats - The 'Sailbuoy Met' Uses Onboard Sensors to Navigate Across the Sea
Record-Breaking Robotic Boats
The 'Sailbuoy Met' Uses Onboard Sensors to Navigate Across the Sea
Pet-Centric Tiny Homes - This Energy-Efficient Tiny Home Welcomes Both Human and Animal Occupants
Pet-Centric Tiny Homes
This Energy-Efficient Tiny Home Welcomes Both Human and Animal Occupants
Rejuvenated Bluetooth Cameras - The 'Lumix LX100 mark II' Offers a Blend of Connectivity and Clarity
Rejuvenated Bluetooth Cameras
The 'Lumix LX100 mark II' Offers a Blend of Connectivity and Clarity
Autonomous Electric SUV Concepts - This Minimalist Compact SUV Can Drive Itself In Most Conditions
Autonomous Electric SUV Concepts
This Minimalist Compact SUV Can Drive Itself In Most Conditions
Glamorous Camper Van Concepts - The 'Harmony 3' Has Luxurious Interiors and High-Tech Amenities
Glamorous Camper Van Concepts
The 'Harmony 3' Has Luxurious Interiors and High-Tech Amenities
Engine-Eschewing Gliders - This High-Altitude Glider Uses Natural Airstreams to Achieve Elevation
Engine-Eschewing Gliders
This High-Altitude Glider Uses Natural Airstreams to Achieve Elevation
Miniscule Pico Projectors - This Projector Can Transmit High-Definition Video From a 2-Inch Cube
Miniscule Pico Projectors
This Projector Can Transmit High-Definition Video From a 2-Inch Cube
Multifaceted Gaming Remote Controls - The 'Cloud Remote for PS4' Can Also Control Your TV
Multifaceted Gaming Remote Controls
The 'Cloud Remote for PS4' Can Also Control Your TV
Futuristic Marine Aircrafts - The 'Airfish 8' Craft Zooms Just Above the Surface Of the Water
Futuristic Marine Aircrafts
The 'Airfish 8' Craft Zooms Just Above the Surface Of the Water
Chunky Concept SUVs - The '4x4 Vision' SUV Embraces Bold Design and a Muscular Appearance
Chunky Concept SUVs
The '4x4 Vision' SUV Embraces Bold Design and a Muscular Appearance
Forested Airport Terminal Buildings - The Bangkok Airport's New Terminal Has a Lush Indoor Forest
Forested Airport Terminal Buildings
The Bangkok Airport's New Terminal Has a Lush Indoor Forest
Miniature Drum Machines - The 'BeatBuddy Mini 2' Generates Sounds Sampled From Professional Drummers
Miniature Drum Machines
The 'BeatBuddy Mini 2' Generates Sounds Sampled From Professional Drummers
Streamlined Camera Smartphones - The 'LG G7 One' Offers High-Quality Imaging At An Affordable Price
Streamlined Camera Smartphones
The 'LG G7 One' Offers High-Quality Imaging At An Affordable Price
Mountainous Museum Buildings - The '007 Elements' Museum Offers a James Bond-Themed Experience
Mountainous Museum Buildings
The '007 Elements' Museum Offers a James Bond-Themed Experience
Modular Mixed Reality Headsets - The 'OJO 500' Headset Was Designed With Sharing In Mind
Modular Mixed Reality Headsets
The 'OJO 500' Headset Was Designed With Sharing In Mind
Hinged Touchscreen Laptops - The 'Inspiron 14' Offers Versatile Viewing Options and Fast Processing
Hinged Touchscreen Laptops
The 'Inspiron 14' Offers Versatile Viewing Options and Fast Processing
Commemorative Convertible Supercars - The '488 Pista Spider' is Ferrari's 50th Convertible
Commemorative Convertible Supercars
The '488 Pista Spider' is Ferrari's 50th Convertible
Bezel-Banishing Laptops - These Lightweight Laptops Are Bezel-Free For Improved Screen Coverage
Bezel-Banishing Laptops
These Lightweight Laptops Are Bezel-Free For Improved Screen Coverage
Cinematic Camper Vans - This German Camper Van Functions As a Movie Theater On Four Wheels
Cinematic Camper Vans
This German Camper Van Functions As a Movie Theater On Four Wheels
Dystopian Transformer Clocks - The 'Grant' Clock Can Be Displayed In Three Different Positions
Dystopian Transformer Clocks
The 'Grant' Clock Can Be Displayed In Three Different Positions
Prefabricated Flatpack Homes - This Eco-Friendly Brazilian Home Was Assembled In Less Than One Month
Prefabricated Flatpack Homes
This Eco-Friendly Brazilian Home Was Assembled In Less Than One Month
Rejuvenated Touring Motorbikes - These Motorbikes' Engines Can Handle Any Riding Situation
Rejuvenated Touring Motorbikes
These Motorbikes' Engines Can Handle Any Riding Situation
Auto-Leveling Motorcycle Headlights - The 'ALLight' Remains Level When You Lean Over Or Turn Corners
Auto-Leveling Motorcycle Headlights
The 'ALLight' Remains Level When You Lean Over Or Turn Corners
Record-Breaking Russian Skyscrapers - This Gigantic Skyscraper Will Be Europe's Tallest Building
Record-Breaking Russian Skyscrapers
This Gigantic Skyscraper Will Be Europe's Tallest Building
VR-Ready 4K Laptops - This Lenovo Laptop Offers a Blend Of Virtual and Mixed Reality Applications
VR-Ready 4K Laptops
This Lenovo Laptop Offers a Blend Of Virtual and Mixed Reality Applications
Reef-Monitoring Underwater Drones - The 'RangerBot' Can Assess Problems In Coral Reefs
Reef-Monitoring Underwater Drones
The 'RangerBot' Can Assess Problems In Coral Reefs
Upscaling 8K TVs - This Samsung TV Can Upscale High-Definition Content Into Crystal-Clear 8K
Upscaling 8K TVs
This Samsung TV Can Upscale High-Definition Content Into Crystal-Clear 8K
Classy Coupe Crossovers - The 'Renault Arkana' Combines the Best Features Of SUVs and Sedans
Classy Coupe Crossovers
The 'Renault Arkana' Combines the Best Features Of SUVs and Sedans
Featherweight Steel Multitools - This Multitool Combines 17 Accessories Into One Lightweight Package
Featherweight Steel Multitools
This Multitool Combines 17 Accessories Into One Lightweight Package
Next-Gen Networking Adapters - This Adapter Uses Your Home's Electrical Wiring to Carry WiFi Signals
Next-Gen Networking Adapters
This Adapter Uses Your Home's Electrical Wiring to Carry WiFi Signals
Load More