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Why We Read

As kids, we dreamt of a magical land away from home filled with candies and games and sweets and all things wonderful. We wished for a portal in our midst so as to escape and never come back. But as… Continue Reading →

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The Home Paradox

I When I was little, my home had one wall- my grandfather, my thatha. I thought that of all the people who ever breathed, and of all the stars in the sky, he was the oldest ever. My footsteps went… Continue Reading →

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I, Human

  Susan Calvin and Peter Bogert were at the table debating the deployment of DZ-27 robots. Their receptors could be used to track the synapses of the positronic brains of other robots. In other words, they could read the robots’… Continue Reading →

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Falling Without A Parachute

The more I want to say, the less I want to speak. I should say something, but my words come off weak. I should say something, but what can I say that hasn’t been said already? I should say something,… Continue Reading →

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The Gift

“MSS25 to command central. Timestamp- 0100 command time. MSS25 has been refuelled from Dyson sphere X2684 with zero complications. Asking for permission to initialize pinch from terminal X2684 to terminal U895. Over.” [Ship’s communication device] “Command central to MSS25. Timestamp-0100… Continue Reading →

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Heists Gone Wrong

A team of misfits. An intricate plot. A treasure worth beyond compare. From Ocean’s Eleven to Money Heist, we’ve all fantasized about never having to work, about committing the perfect heist, where a bit of planning and guts delivers more… Continue Reading →

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We Are Anonymous!

Trigger Warning: The following reading contains information about racism, brutality, homophobia, and child sexual abuse. Readers’ discretion is advised.   During the Black Lives Matter protests, which began as a response to the unfair killing of George Floyd by a… Continue Reading →

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A Forever Home

The below article identifies as Horror. Reader Discretion is advised.   Tick Tock. Tick Tock.    As the clock struck three, darkness shadowed the light of the moon. Silence crawled through the halls within, and the only sound I would… Continue Reading →

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Un’sal’vaged

The porch light blinked feebly, an indication of presence inside the house. Other than the lights in the house, nothing about the house bore the sign of life. The broken windows off the house didn’t, the unkempt vegetation in the… Continue Reading →

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Ghats of Varanasi

On the Ghats of Varanasi The night is dark, but the roads are bright  With fire in hearts and lanterns in sight Reflections of hope, lay floating on the river  And the stars have arrived down to Earth On the… Continue Reading →

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Life Amidst The Holocaust

[Trigger Warning] The following reading contains potentially distressing information about murders, violence, and brutality in relation to Nazist practices. The reader is advised to use their discretion to continue reading.   It was 1933 when Hitler rose to power and… Continue Reading →

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The Bright Side Of A Conflict

Conflict is a normal part of our life. We all strive to be happy and avoid conflicts with others. Needless to say, a group of people can’t be expected to agree on everything. When conflicts arise between outsiders, we don’t… Continue Reading →

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The Real Culprit

Spoiler alert: The following article is inspired by ‘No filter: The Barks & Beans Café mystery series” written by – Heather Day Gilbert and contains major spoilers. 9:45 p.m Luckily, I reached home without anybody noticing. Coal was chilling with… Continue Reading →

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The infamous Twitter hack

Humans lately have evolved, trying to bring about reforms in society and break stereotypes. However, we keep moving in circles when it comes to its impact. It was on 16th September 1987, the Montreal Protocol was signed and we are… Continue Reading →

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What Makes A Survivor

Stories are written by the survivors. But what did they do to survive? How did they survive? And what stories do they have to offer? Now to understand a survivor we need to break them down first. See what they… Continue Reading →

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The Gift Of Adversity

Adversity, hardship, and sadness. All these words have a lot of stigmas attached to them. Understandably so. After all, the bitter moments of our lives are the last things we would ever want to relive. We tend to see sadness… Continue Reading →

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She is Creativity

There she stands, by the shore, as the ocean gently kisses her feet. The waves trickle past her toes and go back smiling as she gives them life with every stroke of her brush. The sky never realised how beautiful… Continue Reading →

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Who Murdered Simon Kelleher?

Simon nicknamed me a princess, I unknowingly was a damsel in distress. Never really was me as an individual, Relied on a guy, loved him unconditional. Always tried to be the person I never was, Dependency turned out to be… Continue Reading →

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Life As A Young Nazi

It’s the 7th of March, 1936. Under the guidance of Adolf Hitler, the German troops have crossed river Rhine and re-militarized the Eastern border of France. Knowing this is a clear defiance of the Treaty of Versailles, which banned Germany… Continue Reading →

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Living in Death’s Shadow

“Everybody knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently”. – Morrie Schwartz Consider a hypothetical situation wherein you know you’re going to die in a few days or months or years…. Continue Reading →

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Slave of the Troy

The left side of my jaw was throbbing with pain and I could feel the metallic taste of blood in my mouth. I was standing on the dais with bonded hands and dishevelled clothes stained with blood from my injured… Continue Reading →

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Scars

I woke up one day with a dagger through my heart it doesn’t hurt, I’m afraid I know what this is about I don’t want to step out, don’t want people to know; at this moment my mom walks in,… Continue Reading →

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The Two Assets of Diplomats

Humans seek attention but seldom pay it. Didn’t you, at least once in your life, wait for your friends to finish speaking so that you can present your thoughts? I did — numerous times. While doing so, we not only… Continue Reading →

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Chanakya : the most famous chapter

“A man is great by deeds, not by birth” “Keep your friends close and enemies closer” Most of you might’ve come across these quotes before. If you haven’t, these were quoted by the brilliant thinker Chanakya. These are just two… Continue Reading →

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The R’s of a Psychological Thriller

Who doesn’t like a good psychological thriller? There is no pre-defined age as to who finds them entertaining. Everyone enjoys an engaging thriller book or a movie once in a while. It gives us a rush and always keeps us… Continue Reading →

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Are You Living In An Imaginary World?

[Trigger Warning] The following article discusses mental health and excessive daydreaming, a psychiatric condition. Reader discretion is advised. We’re all daydreamers. Yes, life sucks. So we play pretend and use our imagination to immerse ourselves into a world that we… Continue Reading →

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