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What is so bright about ‘ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES’?

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, written by Jennifer Niven was one of the best sellers in recent years. It was published on January 6, 2015 and it’s a 388-pages-novel. Being a keen reader, I read a lot of books and I did read this one as well. This book did not …

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HIMA DAS: FROM RICE FIELDS TO INTERNATIONAL TRACK

Indian sprinter, Hima Das scripted history on Thursday as she pulled off the first position in the 400m final at the IAAF World under-20 athletics championship in Tampere, Finland. She became the first Indian athlete to achieve a gold medal in the track event. At the mere age of 18-years, …

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When does an apology deserve forgiveness?

During my upbringing, my parents made sure that I understood the importance of ‘Value a person more than your ego’. So, every time I got into an argument or a fight with my friend, I always apologised first. Because being sorry doesn’t take away anything from you, also being sorry …

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My second school is the internet: ANGAD DARYANI

The world is smartening and getting innovated along with the renovation of the youth. The present youth is turning more brilliant at a quick pace and snatching the best open doors that life gives them. There is something about the way they look towards life. For some of them, it …

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A reader is a nerd who knows his way home

This is one of my favorite childhood memories. This is the story of ‘how I began reading’ or rather, ‘how I became a reader’.     I was 4 years old when I was first shown a book. That book was full of colorful images and all the popular rhymes like …

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Speed thrills but Kills

Need has led to the invention of many gadgets, devices, machines by man for man, To finish tasks faster & for making life easier.  With new communication & technology developments. Life has become fast-paced. If a person can’t stay updated with modern technology or put up with it, He’s called …

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Khwaab

They say that the sufi-saints, the mystics, the soothsayers, were wise men, wonderfully wise men – who knew of magic, they must have been right because Hunooz Dilli door ast, continues to hold true, even today. I played with a gun, with the safety catch off and it misfired, the …

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Homecoming

I sometimes think God might have done a better job at the Sistine Chapel because I catch sight of the sky every evening in my hometown and it’s always so awe-inspiring. Is it not this way elsewhere or do I do not stop to look at enough sunsets when I’m …

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Escaping from the labyrinth of Daedalian modus operandi

  “We’re experiencing bad weather” a voice had said from behind the television screen, almost adding to the voice in my head. I had forgotten to turn the tv off last night before I went to sleep and had left it on a news channel, the picture on the screen …

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PRIDE

The romantic’s words of accepted social behavior, ring in my head An open heart is the natural state of man? A land as tolerant where Ahalya was forgiven refuses to see the teeming truth of gender fluidity, that you could identify with one gender and express yourself as another is …

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Mind is open when Heart is open

‘’A man is born free but everywhere he’s within chains’’ An open heart is the natural state of a man. As he grows he encloses himself from things he might fear. He cuts himself off from the people around him to make his world a ‘’safer’’ & ‘’smaller’’ place. The …

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INDIAN WEDDINGS : THE GRAND AFFAIR

I recently was lucky enough to have been invited to a grand Indian Gujarati styled wedding recently. A friend was getting married and I was awed by the opulence. There was delicious vegetarian food and vivacious dancing but there was a certain adherence to traditions and rituals. This gives Gujarati …

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Story of my Life

Some people have hopes for you, You have dreams for them, But all you do is temporize. Some people live for you, You would die for them, But all you do is agonize. Some people burn themselves for you, You vow to commit yourselves for them, But all you do …

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Clean Chit to Sanju : An Honest Film Review

Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju, whose trailer was revealed on the 30th of May, finally hit the theatres on the 29th of June. The D-Day that was marked on every calendar finally arrived and Rajkumar Hirani delivered in his signature style, adding a comic touch to translate the life of Sanjay Dutt, …

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  • Homecoming

    I sometimes think God might have done a better job at the Sistine Chapel because …

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