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why I’m scared as a girl in India

[Trigger Warning (TW): mentions of r*pe, ass*ult, vi*lence. If these topics might trigger you, please please do not continue reading.] April is sexual assault awareness month so here’s my contribution. Yes, I’m scared. Take a look around you- the girls and women of India are terrified. Every single day we pick up the newspaper or turn on the television to…

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Saudade

I roam the deserted streets where we once spent happy times, With the echoes of our laughter to keep me company. And I’m reminded of the sparkles in your eyes that brightened the darkest of nights, When we sat by the waterfall as the world fell asleep, Making promises we could never keep. There’s a corner in my heart where…

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IN LOVE WITH THE IDEA OF LOVE

This one is for my fellow dreamers, readers, dark academics, and lovers of love. (Recommended: put some classical music on, get yourself a cup of tea and enjoy! Wistfully looking out of a window will round out the effect perfectly.) Have you ever asked yourself questions you didn’t have answers to?  Why does every single one of us chase love?…

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Airpods Max – Max it out on this one!

Apple recently launched the Airpods Max, just around the end of the Year that we wish wasn’t – 2020. Well, you’ll be saying, it’s an Apple product and is great, but I say wait until you hear its price tag of a whopping $549, and in India 59,900 INR! At first, I was so incensed I just skipped them. But…

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Ok, Boomer

Welcome to my guide on how to successfully deal with a boomer! First of all, how dare they place our whole generation under one stereotype? We have lived a very different life; we have been raised in the environment that their generation and the past ones have shed blood, sweat and tears to create. So yeah, we are grateful for…

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Multilingual

One asks, what is the language of silence ? One says its the mother tongue  What do I say when my mother tongues are more than one? A chaos in silence One asks what is the language of thoughts ? One says its the mother tongue  I say, to give thoughts a language is to constrict them I don’t know…

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THE SONG OF ACHILLES- A 16-Year-Old’s Review

RATING: ✭✭✭✭✭/5 stars “I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.” I read “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller in under two days- once I picked this book up,…

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Living the Easy Life

Often in the rush and hurry of this magnanimous rat race, we forget to idle over to the lazy river, to enjoy the finer facets of life. There will be a great many advocates against doing this, against living the slow life, but I will today talk about why it is absolutely essential to take a load off. This point…

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Isn’t it Funny?

Isn’t it funny How every minute a person dies And somewhere someone crumbles, Succumbing to the grief, And yet million others probably had  The greatest day of their lives. Isn’t it funny How cruel words roll right off our tongues and into the abyss of insecurity Acting as a dagger to another’s  Already crippling self esteem. Isn’t it funny  How we…

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Urbanique

  Dull yellow buildings, musty air Smell of sweat, stenching dreams Sleepless nights, ochre mornings Windows collapsing on each other Like bodies in a metro Shirts sticking, eyes aching What are they searching for ? I can’t fathom whether they are happy or sad Or just surviving Long rides on hurrying roads Smell of smoke brings you home I count…

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