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It’s the little things that bother you to an extent nothing else does. It’s the little feelings that are hard to decipher and hard to tame. It’s difficult to get people to understand you, sometimes it’s difficult to understand yourself. But writing them down can make your heart feel a little lighter.

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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.

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There’s joy and ecstasy, and there’s heart wrenching sorrow. New bonds are formed, and sometimes we drift apart. You can’t love without loss. But in the end, the memories and warmth are worth the pain. So, today, Let’s Love! Happy Family Day!

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by: Rithika Palvayi Hmmmm, if I’d have to choose between “3, 2, 1…..Happy New Year” and, “Ugadi Subhakankshalu”, I’d go with the latter, any day. Because apart from wearing our traditional outfits and clicking some of the best pictures, there’s much more than you’d expect there to be. You might be appalled by the revelation, but I’m guessing you won’t be if you kept reading.  If you’re also thinking, “what the hell?”, you should take a trip to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (went by alphabetical order, no biasing) – the two profound Telugu states of India, during April, more or less. That’s when our New Year celebrations take place. The fun in waking up to the smell of the tamarind paste/juice stands unparalleled. The special delicacy we make that day is not only our favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also holds importance and much meaning in our lives.  Bet…

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Life is hard. It’s supposed to be. If we didn’t suffer, we’d never learn anything the boy said as they parted their ways to return to their respective realities……………….

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It’s scary how you could know someone all too well one minute and not at all the next.
That you never know if someone came to you to make you a better person or destroy you. But hey, cheers to all of the bonds you ever had.

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People don’t really have the time for each other anymore.
Do you have someone you’d give your time to?

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John Irvine said “Of all the things that you choose in life, you don’t get to choose what your nigtmares are. You don’t pick them; they pick you.” What he didn’t say was that some of them leave moldering fingerprints all across your day.
great!

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Death seems like something so far away, we all know it is inevitable yet we have this vague confidence that it is not going to happen to us, not today, not anytime soon.
Mitch Albom said, “Death ends a life, not a relationship”. I didn’t quite understand it until now. This is a piece remembering my Grandfather. The greatest man I have ever known.
Read on if you like.

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