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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.

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Cranked up to a window pane, listening to my favourite songs through earphones and looking out as rain drops splatter on the ground one by one, paints quite a common imagery doesn’t it? With the onset of this monsoon season, join me as I talk about what my thoughts are when it rains, what atmosphere rain usually creates and why is it so captivating when it comes to self reflection.

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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.

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As a writer, I often make multiple drafts when I write anything; This indirectly means wasting a lot of paper. But it is a fun sport too. Tearing a sheet and crumbling it to get a perfect shot at the dustbin across the room is the next most exciting thing I do. But yesterday night, while I was asleep, my conscience got to me, and I had a rather amusing dream. So today morning, I woke up and decided to write it down in a more ‘reader-friendly manner’ for writers like me.

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“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?

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“If I had foreseen Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I would have torn down my formula in 1905”, stated Einstein. It’s impressive how the unquenchable thirst for vengeance and authority could drive humankind to unimaginable extremes. The bomb attack at Hiroshima and Nagasaki exemplifies it. What’s more impressive is the glimmer of hope which humankind still opts to hold onto and overcome the caused catastrophes.

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A white shroud lost among the snowy winds, searching for their way through. A warm soul asleep by a flame, in peace. What’ll happen when the two meet? Will they dance for eternity or will they be the end of each other? Read the piece to find out about the cycle of loneliness they go through.

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After your demise, you travel to the underworld and find Persephone sitting beside her ‘captor’ on a throne. She then narrates the tale of how she became the queen of the underworld thereby shedding light on her true story, completely entrancing you in the process.

This poem is a narrative retelling of the original mythological story and sheds light on the ‘lesser known version.’

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“If all of humanity had helped build Noah’s Ark, maybe everyone would have survived”

The flood myth is a tale that has been told countless times, having numerous iterations around the world.

How true is it? Why is it relevant? And where does it meet modern day climate change?

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We as a species have always been interested in deciphering ourselves and everything that surrounds us. We are curious about the occurrences as intimate as those within our own bodies as well as those happening between the celestial ones. What arises from this rather lonely quest of ours, is a unique combination of philosophies, morals, revelations and a whole lot of self confliction. With this piece, we try to make sense and disentangle some of these conflictions, and maybe even add a few of our own!

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