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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7 bad-ass feminists you didn’t know about

Etaf Rum: If you’re an avid reader then you must have come across Etaf Rum’s debut novel ‘A Woman is No Man’. Featured in nearly every Best Books of 2019 list, Etaf’s novel is about the parallel lives of three Palestinian women living in America and fighting for their rights in a patriarchal system. The…

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The Scientist

She’s smart. Incredibly smart. She’s a Physicist pursuing her PhD at North Carolina University in the United States. She’s been working with nanofibers which can be used to make artificial organs and bones. She interns as an assistant teacher during the summer. She does research, lab work and wants to publish a paper soon. She tries to get young women excited about Science. I don’t how where she gets the energy to do this, but if you look back you might be able to see the roots of her perseverance.

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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

[Follow Connecting Souls on Facebook and Instagram] Neda Ganji does’t quite understand the word “No“. Since she was a little girl and she started dreaming of being an air hostess one day, the one resounding word she got from her mother was “No“. She noticed that the boys in her family didn’t get to hear…

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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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