Twenty twenty-two

The past year was a potpourri of some of the grandest events of my life, some colored with dreams and excitement and some tainted with pain and life learnings. But it was truly one of the pretties potpourris of my life, filled with petals and spices of so many different magnitudes. And since I’m a […]

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The one thing that we all undoubtedly have in common is our undying fear of what others will think of us. What will they say? Will they judge me? What will they think of the image I’ve built of myself over the years? And this very thought has planted itself like a seed in our […]

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♡ 1993 ♡

1993 : My Favorite Love Story When someone thinks about love, they usually think of Raj & Simran, Allie & Noah, Rose & Jack, Veer & Zaara…and the list could go on. But when I think of love, love in its purest, most innocent form, I think of my parents. I’ve spent so many dinner […]

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3:30 AM (PAUSE)

3:30 AM – A SHORT STORY I awoke to the sound of a dog barking. In the quiet of the night, the bark seemed much louder than normal and my eyes instantly sprung open. For ten minutes, I tossed and turned under my blanket but eventually found myself lying wide awake, staring at the blackness […]

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A Guide to Feminism

How are you sitting, cross your legs! Woah, I can’t believe you’ve slept with so many people! Oh, I’m guessing it’s that time of the month! Remember to smile, but don’t show your teeth! You need to know how to do basic cooking, otherwise how will you manage the household once you get married? Go […]

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About a fatherless daughter, a fluttering flag and a heart full of pride, love and the ability to retrospect, I present to you ‘Daughter’: Goosebumps caress my skin as the Indian flag soars in the breeze, My heart swells with joy as I raise my hand to salute.All around me, people are standing tall, proud […]

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Four-Leaf Clovers

Did you know that according to Irish tradition, those who find a four-leaf clover are destined for good luck? Supposedly, each leaf in the clover symbolizes good omens for faith, hope, love, and luck. I too found my very own four-leaf clover. Actually, not just one clover. I found five! Let me rephrase that. I […]

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Casteism: India’s Age-Old Villain?

Casteism; prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of caste. That is what casteism is. And, Dalits, sadly, have been oppressed throughout the recorded history of India. They’ve been relegated to doing agricultural tasks as well as polluted occupations like disposing of dead bodies, cleaning toilets, sewage and more. They have been stripped of their dignity […]

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I Dream of a World

Recently, life for everyone has taken a wild turn. A turn that nobody was anticipating. And I think that in such times, everyone can do with all the hope that they can get. Being hopeful can help us as individuals, families and communities stay calm, strong and determined in the face of undesirable things. So, […]

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3 Movies That Changed Me

Isn’t it something that from the mere comfort of your couch and from the mere press of a button on a remote, you can be transported to a whole new world? Doesn’t it feel…magical? That’s what movies are like for me; magic. Well, even books. I love how they can transport me to another world, […]

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