Onam, a festival that people long to celebrate, a festival that brings everyone together, a festival that invokes joy and oneness, a festival close to the hearts of all Malayalis. But what does it look like from the perspective of someone who isn’t a Malayali. Read this piece to find out.
Caption: What was supposed to be a fun day at a swimming pool transformed and shaped the way I perceive humankind. The phrase ‘this is for your own good’ never meant the same anymore and I’ve never trusted anyone who said these words because what they mean to say is ‘this is for my own good’, to feed my ego and fulfill my wicked objectives and I will achieve this by convincing you that ‘it is for your own good’. The smoldering flame of resentment and the volcanic eruption of fury that comes to others when one doesn’t put their head down, nod and obey changes the course of life for those who are the victims.
Loud noises of the Gypsy Jeeps were echoing in every alleyway. Alleyways stuffed with people as far as the eye could see. While most of them were rushing to listen to The Man in White speak, a few seemed to be making their way out of the crowd, almost as if they were looking for something precious that they had just lost. Pandemonium. This was the only possible way to describe the night, right in the middle of which was a young girl.
“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.”
― Chris Abani
What does it take to be human?
The whole concept of gratitude is omnipresent. It is vast. It is relieving. Here is a quick guide on how you can relinquish your old habits and reinforce the relationship, good grades, the new hobby, the new job you always craved for with the help of gratitude and affirmations.🪄
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
~ Dalai Lama
Fashion has been a forum of expression to dismantle the otherwise eschewed flaws of the LGBTQIA+ community. Queer fashion is opening new possibilities, a change from the contemporarily held beliefs. The best part about the concept is that it’s limitless, ungoverned by conventional binary restricted norms. The LGBTQIA+ community has also become increasingly vocal on social media and have made their presence felt. The community is forging ahead with the intent to fulfill their ambitions, which is to create a level ground for everyone to play in unison.
So many nations have suffered due to terrorism. Terrorism is not a challenge to a nation, it’s a challenge to humanity.
The National Anti-Terrorism Day is commemorated on the 21st of May to mourn the loss of former Prime Minister, Mr Rajiv Gandhi in an assassination. This day helps us understand the importance of unity, harmony, peace and humanity is what brings us together and emphasizes the importance of combating terrorism
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.
Sometimes ,things happen.Making you feel small in the face of it. It changes you somehow. Makes you do things and feel things.
Here is a small talk from me to you for those times.