For the love of reading

Decartes once said, “Cogito, ergo sum” (“I think, therefore I am”). But what does it mean to think? That is perhaps one of the most subjective questions, given everybody has their own ideas on what it means to think. Yet,… Continue Reading →

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Why Not Forever?

The Webster dictionary defines immortality as ‘exempt from death’ or ‘exempt from oblivion’. What’s the big deal about immortality? You have all the time in the world to do whatever you want, to eat as many plates of biryani as… Continue Reading →

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Ram, till death do us apart

“And that’s why we named you Lav”, Ram said as he kissed his son’s forehead while adjusting his bedsheet. The clock was ticking ten and Lav was slowly falling asleep after his bedtime story. Ram tucked him and his favourite… Continue Reading →

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Psychic Anomaly

The smell of smoke fills my nose as I slowly flutter my eyes open. My entire body feels heavy with pain. I look to my side and find my father unconscious with blood dripping down from his forehead.  The sudden… Continue Reading →

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Choices

‘The Test’ written by Sylvain Neuvel is the kind of work that takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. Emotions of fear, sadness, pressure and love. Every incident, every situation in the book made me think of how I… Continue Reading →

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

While we look for real heroes throughout the world to seek inspiration from, we find one amidst our own. The hero that lives under the same roof as us, the first face we see after waking up each morning and… Continue Reading →

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All we wish for is a chance

Everyone has a different definition of life. But technically, life is usually about how we react to a series of incidents that transpire to us. These, for anyone, are a blend of many emotions like grief, despair, bliss, etc. Reacting… Continue Reading →

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What if?

The following article has spolier alerts from the book “The shadow of the wind” written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. “And they lived happily ever after “. Every time a book comes to an end and every time we read its… Continue Reading →

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Dear Hal

This article contains spoilers for the book ‘The Death of Mrs Westaway’. It was almost time for dinner. When she stepped out, the sky was getting dark. This was not surprising since it was the middle of a cold, dark… Continue Reading →

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Inside the Head of a Criminal Mastermind

[Trigger Warning] The following reading contains potentially distressing information about murders, violence, brutality and sadistic practices. The reader is advised to use their discretion to continue reading.   The idea of nature versus nurture is one of the most disputed… Continue Reading →

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Time and Her

Friday, January 9, 1970 Dear diary, Today was a great day which filled my heart with excitement and happiness. I turn 7 years old today, and all I wanted for my birthday was to visit the library. We arrived there,… Continue Reading →

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A Letter

  Dear reader, The fear of failure is a kind of illusion, like a mirage that is caused by feelings. Feelings like acrimony or ill will. Failure is a word that is wrongly interpreted most of the times. It is… Continue Reading →

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Wonnet and Magus

The following dialogue is between Wonnet the Warrior and Magus the Dragon. Being a prideful creature, Wonnet refused to believe in mythical creatures like dragons. Angered by the warrior’s arrogance, Dragod, the God of Dragons, created a Wish granting dragon… Continue Reading →

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Kesmet-A sacred beast

It was during my young pastor days. I was to be a pastor in a small church in Malay, far away from Portugal, my home. The church was set up by the rich Portuguese living in the colonized Malay. Plantations,… Continue Reading →

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The Russian Sleep Experiment

[Trigger Warning] The following reading contains potentially distressing information about murders, violence, brutality and sadistic practices. The reader is advised to use their discretion to continue reading.   Coming to classic tanks, fighter jets, punji traps, and army camouflages in… Continue Reading →

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The Physics of Invisibility

Many a time, when you are sailing in your fantasy world, you might have dreamt of being invisible and you surely did it if you are a Potterhead. The invisibility cloak in the Harry Potter series has mesmerized many brains… Continue Reading →

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Antithesis

John was a prisoner of war and just like everyone else, he was fighting a war without knowing why it was being fought. He tried to remember why, but his memory was hazy. He could only remember the metallic taste… Continue Reading →

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The Tale of a Farmer

A myth is a traditional, usually ancient story involving supernatural beings, ancestors or heroes. Myths are used to explain aspects of the natural world or to show the psychology customs or the ideals of a society. Myths exist in every… Continue Reading →

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The philosophy of ‘letting go’

We have all heard that mobile phones and other digital devices are addictive, harmful and that they affect our mental health, but it is only when you experience a situation in which you can’t access these devices for a few… Continue Reading →

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A Different Outlook

All tyros have a thirst for success. But, many do not realize that success is not a drooping fruit. The story that was taught to us in kindergarten: “A thirsty crow” manifests the true efforts of the crow to accomplish… Continue Reading →

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Magic with a ‘K’

Growing up in a world where books like Harry Potter and The Wizard of Oz are written and read by people, we really wish magic exists. There are kids out there still waiting for their Hogwarts acceptance letter even though… Continue Reading →

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Nitta Sayuri in the making

“A story like mine should never be told, for my world is as forbidden as it is fragile, without its mystery, it cannot survive. I certainly wasn’t born into the life of a Geisha… like so much in my strange… Continue Reading →

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Let the Heart Run

I find myself at crossroads, With more roads than my eyes could ever perceive. Each road wound into multiple pathways when I walked towards them. When I turn back I can’t remember the way I wandered in, Is it the… Continue Reading →

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Perspectives of an Introvert

“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…spend your time the way you like, not the way you think you are supposed to. -Susan Cain, author ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts’ In a room filled with loud… Continue Reading →

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