I can’t adult

When I passed out of school, I felt exactly like you did: Exhausted, stupid and traumatized. When I sifted through all that I had learnt, I knew a handful of things. I knew calculus, the parts of a neuron and the different kinds of rocks. Rocks. 12 years of school, 7 hours a day, 6 days a week,…

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7 words in the English language which I got totally wrong

When you grow up as a reader, you develop a certain aura. There’s definitely some truth to the rumors that engulf a geek at college: Standoffish. Snobbish. Prudish. Misfit. Antisocial. Know-it-all. Dreamy. They’re all phrases and ideas commonly associated with a nerd. And being one, I can’t mount an adequate defense against those notions, so…

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Why not just kill myself?

I’ll tell you why not. I think it’s safe to say that out of all the people who’re reading this post, 80% will have experienced suicidal thoughts. No you didn’t read that wrong. I am talking about suicidal ideation. And the title pretty much covers the first thought we have when we contemplate suicide: Why not…

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The woes of a Singleton

 At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single. -Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns  If you’re Single and you’re reading this, then Christmas is not the…

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One of the scariest texts ever

Can I ask you something? Those five, loaded words. The moment I see them in my inbox, which is quite often, my heart does a somersault and thuds audibly against my ribcage. That text always scares me and thrills me at the same time. What is it with men asking me that all the time?…

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Foolish thoughts

Man has many foolish thoughts And like every other thought Each foolish thought counts Like the wish for fulfilment In the sinking of sun-kissed pennies To the bottom of romantic founts The foolish trust in friends Or those we inevitably think of In agonising moments of trouble Not knowing that, they are as Incapable of…

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Do we need ears to care, or just a heart?

  Did you happen to catch the opening to her speech? Did you realize what she just did there? In the space of a heartbeat, social activist Ruma Roka managed to intrigue you, puzzle you and frustrate you by simply pantomiming and not uttering a single word. Did you wonder what she was doing at…

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Apocalypse Now? Yes Please! : Birth Control and Overpopulation

When I read Dan Brown’s Inferno this week, I didn’t expect it to be about what it turned out to be about. Should I tag a ‘Spoiler Alert’ here? Maybe I should. I’ll try a different tack- I don’t know much about global problems. So far, my interests have been limited to localized social problems-…

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