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    BEGIN WITH A BOOK

    A book is said to be filled with knowledge, and reading is not just a hobby but therapy. I never knew I could read books other than the school and college syllabus ones until I read one. I used to watch my friends reading lots and lots of novels and storybooks, but that never fascinated me as such. Last summer, when I was worried about college and admission, I always used to be cranky and irritated. So, one such day, while a conversation with my best friend, she told me I should try reading a book to distract myself a little bit. I agreed. She gave me a book she…

  • Social_Dilemmas

    Do you feel the same?

    Have you ever thought of where life is taking you? What is happening? Why am I growing up so soon? I don’t want to grow up, I don’t want these, bigass responsibilities and complications. See, the thing is that we are living in a crazy world where anything can motivate you, but at the same time anything and everything can make you cry and make you feel worthless. Are all these disadvantages of growing up? When I was in school, I used to be fascinated by the world, the elder people, growing up and being an adult is the only dream of every small kid, including me and you too.…

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    The Sattika

    So starting with the meaning of “Sattika”. It is described as a women’s attire in ancient India in Sanskrit literature and Buddhist literature called Jataka, okay let’s get it straight it means a saree. So, every girl has a story or a memory related to saree, I remember as a small girl I used to drape a dupatta all around as a saree and I don’t know if it is weird that used to make me feel grown-up. Indian traditional wear or ethnic wear always used to fascinate me a lot so one day I just thought of digging deep into it and to my surprise I found that “the…

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    The Law of Attraction and positive thinking

    We all are told by our elders that you should always think positively or say good things only, etc. Whenever I was told this I used to think that why is it so? So the problem with us, the millennials is that we need scientific reasons for whatever our mom and grandmom (parents obviously but specifically moms and grandmoms because they are always ready with some sort of explanation or saying about everything) tell us because we need to show that we are all scientists and we believe only in facts and proven theories. Just randomly I came across the book ‘The Secret’ and I started reading it. I knew…

  • Fashion

    qu’est-ce que la mode?

    Fashion is the expression of individuality, time, or a place in the form of clothing, accessories, footwear, makeup the overall way you present yourself. The idea of fashion is something that differs from person to person. For a very long time, my definition of fashion was something which popular people or celebrities would wear in terms of clothing and the trends they set or follow. But it was only after I went to college I understood NO! that is not how it is. It took me a lot of time to understand what suits me, what looks good on me. And more importantly, there’s a large difference between what I…

  • Be you

    Let’s talk about our favorite: social media

    Aren’t we lucky to have resources like the internet and social media? We can explore or search whatever we need in a click and that is what makes most of our work easy. We are dependent on the internet so much that whenever we want to know about something we reach out to our phones or laptops and here we are with an answer in just a click, so in this development of technology reading books for information, listening to elders and their stories, waiting for the broadcast on radio or television all of these things are just gone and I kind of miss all this. In this lockdown somehow…

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    The Break we all Needed

    With the whole world going through a tough time, the growing coronavirus, the falling economy, the number of people losing their lives, and the constant fear of getting infected with the virus it’s all a mess for everyone. In march everything was normal, everyone was as busy as ever. I was at my college. Suddenly we got a notice from the director that we are closing the college because of the ongoing coronavirus. I don’t know about everyone else in the college but I was super happy I needed a break and trust me going home and good food is what we crave for in the hostel. Then the lockdown…

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    Am I an Introvert or just an arrogant person?

    Back in school, there was a time when my teachers used to tell my parents that your daughter is very quiet, she doesn’t speak anything. Then there was a time in high school when teachers used to complain that your daughter talks a lot in the class, there was this one teacher in school who used to yell at me “Aparna just get out of my class” as soon as she entered the classroom and I, the poor innocent child use to look at her blankly and then look at my friend sitting right next to me and start laughing and talking again. Now when I think about it, it’s…

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    Initiating a conversation with myself

    Growing up as a woman I was always told to think about family before doing anything, what people or the society will say if you do anything and most of the time I functioned the same way. Before thinking about what is good for me I always thought about what people will say if I do this and I noticed that somehow my decisions were never mine they were based on the collective thoughts of the people whom I don’t even know. We do this always in regarding everything from a small thing like what should I wear to a gigantic decision of whom to marry or what career path…