Happy Place: An Introduction

I’ve decided I’ll be starting something known as the Happy Place series. Young people go through myriad emotions; Happiness, sadness, peace, anger, hope, disappointment, excitement, depression, so on and so forth. We also go through strife. The difference is, we do a good job of covering it up. The Happy Place series is aimed at…

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Qabliyat

Wasi Mohammad is a professional flirt. He’s also a professional lawyer at the Patna High Court, but I would not have believed that of him when we met at college. Fair, with a dark mop of hair that falls in a flick across his forehead, molten caramel eyes and what most people would call a…

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We’re All Buddhists (we just don’t know it)

Like any Buddhist, I understand that problems are inevitable. We all go through it and we will continue to go through it. As long as we are alive, human and trying to be happy, things will go wrong. This is where I am able to empathise with almost everyone I come across in life- we’re all trying so hard. I see Buddhists everywhere, because we’re all struggling with the same thing: happiness. We’re all trying to make sense of what is happening and why we’re here. Whatever race, gender or religion we belong to, we are all unified in our search for true meaning.

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Defiance

DISCLAIMER: The following interview was featured on this blog as a part of the Happy Place Series. However, it has been brought to the attention of the author, that this interview has been plagiarised by a Facebook page Udaan. Beware of pages that steal content and always check the sources of articles online. Neda Ganji…

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7 things to watch on the internet if you’re having a bad day

Having a bad day? Here are 7 things that’ll make you laugh even if you’re in a funk right now and can’t figure out which way is up and which way is down. This is a Shiba inu. It’s a Japanese breed that has become incredibly popular in the West. In this video, watch as…

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An Entertaining War

See now here’s where I disagree with Trevor Noah. Let’s ignore that ghastly imitation of a Hindi accent and talk about what is entertainment. If you really want a fun war, then the soldiers shouldn’t be doing a Bollywood dance number. I think they should cover themselves in war paint, throw on some animal layers, don…

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Undefeated

By some miracle, the mother and the baby survive. Born on the 20th, the baby has to be given something like 25 injections so she can make it. She makes it.
That was my best friend by the way. Shreya Chakraborty. Or Chacks as I like to call her.

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You will live on Part 2

In the first part of this interview, you’ll recall that Akshita talked about her job as an event planner, the loss of her younger brother and the strong bond she has with her parents. Now, our talk turns to life after. Cherishing the memories of her brother, keeping her faith in God and asking herself…

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You will live on Part 1

Akshita Bhatia and I were classmates at law school. Sweet, vivacious and charming, Akshita immediately drew your eye because of her affable nature. She was incredibly popular at college and though not academically inclined, she was constantly immersed in extra-curricular activities. She was also one of the few people I knew, who did not possess…

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