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A Childhood Dream

Did your 8-year-old self ever wish for that awesome Pixar movie that you watched, and you watched, then you watched again, to be real? Because I did!  I had a dream. I wished I was a car so that I… Continue Reading →

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Why I don’t like my childhood favorite movie anymore

Indian Cinema is an ill-structured thing with pleasing aesthetics and flawed characters. The dialogue  “Mard ko Dard Nahi Hota” sums up precisely what part of Indian Cinema is problematic. While watching Kuch Kuch Hota Hai this week, I saw problems… Continue Reading →

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The Perversion of “Propaganda”

“Propaganda” in present-day English, refers to information or media (especially of biased or misleading nature) that is used to manipulate the audience to further an agenda. If you hear the word propaganda, it immediately alerts you to look out for… Continue Reading →

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All Is Well

Many of us might look back at the time we spent in school with nostalgia and fond memories. But most will also agree that it wasn’t the happiest of places with long and monitored study hours, heavy bags full of… Continue Reading →

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The Dark Side Of Systemic Faith

Faith has always been considered as one of the most inherently pure and pious things, across any and every religion and every school of a belief system based on the concept of God. That is probably because every single one… Continue Reading →

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Do you think you’re perfectly neutral?

The scene opens in a jury room, where a decision is to be taken on the death sentence of a man accused of murder. After voting, each juror explains why they feel the accused is guilty or not guilty. One… Continue Reading →

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The Magical Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna. A man whose legacy lives on to this day. Most modern-day drivers look up to him. He has won 41 Grand Prix in 162 races, has been on the podium 80 times, and has won the world drivers championship… Continue Reading →

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An aye for an I

Two things have always fascinated me as a child- words and crosswords. Which word should I say? How do I say it? Can it, in its barely ten letters, hardly three syllables, carry the whole meaning of what I want… Continue Reading →

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Castle of broken dreams

Yeh mehlon, yeh takhton, yeh taajon ki duniya the world of these palaces, thrones, and crowns Yeh insaan ke dushman samaajon ki duniya the world of multitude enemies of mankind Yeh daulat key bhookhey rawajon ki duniya the world of… Continue Reading →

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Mayabazar, a movie from the future

The lockdown, for most of you, was the most boring time of my life. Six months of staying at home didn’t do me any good apart from the fact that it brought me and my dad closer by giving us… Continue Reading →

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Wings to Fly

“Har bacche ki apni khoobi hoti hain, apni kaabiliyat hoti hain, apni chaahat hoti hain”, said Nikumbh in the famous movie – Taare Zameen Par which translates to “Every Child has his own talent, potential and wants”. As a child,… Continue Reading →

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The Wankenstein Residency

[Trigger Warning] The following reading contains potentially distressing information about murders and violence. Reader discretion is advised. Mrs. Amy Wankenstein woke up one day finding herself alone in her bedroom. Mr. Adam Wankenstein wasn’t home that night. He had gone… Continue Reading →

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Never there lived a man

Never there lived a man  With a name that rhymed with ‘The Man’ He was the ruler of all land Of all trees and all sparrows that lived within; Of all ocean and whales and fish and reefs; He was… Continue Reading →

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The Rise Of Sneaker Culture

While the on-court action is the heart of the game, the ‘sole’ belongs to the sneaker culture that has been a part of the sport’s fabric since 1917, when Converse released their All-Star basketball shoe. Chuck Taylor would help launch… Continue Reading →

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