Category Archives: language

Arundhati Roy presents her characters as they are, with all their uneven edges and rough textures. Everyone is reduced to their crude humanity, stripped down to their naked, imperfect morality. She makes the reader jump from hate to love to sympathy, all in the span of a single page. The reader’s heart is almost a puppet in her skilled hands and she masterfully tugs the right strings every single time. She evokes every emotion in the spectrum and in the end, you’re left with a flood of empathy. You’re not going to find any black and white characters in these pages.

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Silence is a feel-good way to spend some time when you are upset, but not until you start suppressing your agonies and hardships. This is when you become a stoic. You think a million times, overthink and rethink before you say something. And by the time it starts choking you, you’d regret not having expressed it earlier.

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Wasn’t there a time (or multiple times if you’re really awesome) when you wanted to craft your own conspiracy theory and wished that it were true? Or was there a time when you came across one and dearly wished that it was the reality instead? Well, same pinch! Because we have theories that we wished were true. Why not read and find out which ones?

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Sure we all find conspiracy theories intriguing and what fascinates us more is how they all have patterns, making them more appealing. But did you wonder why is that is and how these theories are crafted to achieve that? What mind games do these conspiracy theorists play with OUR mind? Unravel these answers as you read our piece. Happy unraveling!

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Has it ever occurred to you that you remember an incident or thing differently than it actually was, and believed adamantly in the former memory you had, and ended up in an argument just to find out that you were tricked by your own brain to believe something different? Well, sorry to break it to you folks… you are dying. Well, that’s a fact. But jokes apart, what you witnessed was the Mandela effect. Allow us to walk you through some fascinating theories in this piece.

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“There is an understated struggle lying in the underbelly of every single day, and the seconds that go into wading through that river aren’t worthless”

Sometimes life feels utterly stationary and the lack of movement makes it seem like that is all your future holds too. Feeling as though you are living life doing tiny insignificant things that don’t matter because you can’t seem to do anything else. Well, if this is a problem you face, I’m here to offer you some perspective and tell you that it might not a problem after all.

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Limited character limit, inflated egos. Overbearing obsessions, passionate hatred. There are more than one recipe of disaster when it comes to the fundamentals behind Twitter. Let’s take a look at why exactly Twitter is considered ‘toxic’ as I rant about some of the misgivings of the site.

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by:Vrushali It is World Press Freedom Day and what better country to talk about it than India? Instead of how we usually talk about what Indian journalism is (and the degrading quality), let’s talk about what Indian journalism is allowed to be. India has managed to remain at the 142nd position out of 180 countries in terms of the Press Index by being one of the highest scorers in terms of press abuse. It reflects the degree of freedom that Indian journalists, print media and news channels, and netizens on social media have. This rhetoric compels me to imagine the rank of India if the index accounted for human rights violations and the quality of our journalism. I’d rather refrain from thinking anymore.  Not that it concerns anyone anymore but let’s talk about the Indian Press and freedom of speech and expression.  With the insurmountable Covid-19 crisis in India, the…

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There’s this poem on Pinterest which says, ‘when the doctors cut me open, they’ll find a churn of black longing’. Most days, it feels like the black hole inside me swallows everything I throw its way. But never itself.

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“True love, like any other strong and addicting drug, is boring — once the tale of encounter and discovery is told, kisses quickly grow stale and caresses tiresome… except, of course, to those who share the kisses, who give and take the caresses while every sound and color of the world seems to deepen and brighten around them. As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners.
And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous.”- Stephen King

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