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Solo Travel – Why I do It, And Why You Should Too

Solo Travel – Why I do It, And Why You Should Too

I was 22 years old when it first struck me that I could actually, realistically journey to places I’ve never been. I realized I could do this on my own, with my own money, and lead whatever life I wanted to (even if only for a few days at a time). That moment was my tipping point! I’m borderline commitment phobic – people ... Read More »

Frapp – Student Discounts On the Go!

Frapp – Student Discounts On the Go!

My life as a student was always a case of trying (and often failing) to make ends meet. Life was an endless struggle between choosing to travel by auto-rickshaw or grabbing a drink at the local pub with the best Happy Hour deals. There were so many times when I wished brands would have an alternate pricing method purely for ... Read More »

Demystification of The Future King – BJP

Demystification of The Future King – BJP

Let me just begin by clarifying one simple thing: the purpose of this post is in no way to influence your view. BJP is going to form the next government no matter how much we hate it or like it. By hook or by crook, BJP will  influence our future, for at least the next 5 years. I am simply ... Read More »

Welcome to Tropical Semi-Russia: The Sec 377 Fiasco

I am aware India is not Russia. For two obvious reasons: a) It is hot as hell here. Always. Even the winters are not winters. Infact if a Russian comes to Jammu and Kashmir during the winter, his Facebook album will be titled:”Summer vacation in India” b) We are not an explicit dictatorship regime. We are still naive in our belief in ... Read More »

Rising Above Fear – Rape & Sexual Assault

Rising Above Fear – Rape & Sexual Assault

*Co-authored by Roktim Rajpal, Student (Asian College of Journalism) India, a country where terrorism, corruption and economy usually dominate headlines, has seen a spate of sexual offences against women. The last few years have been nightmares for women. But December 16, 2012, was a turning point. The Delhi gang rape not only served as a wake-up call for the police ... Read More »

6 Things That Spoiled Titanic for Me

6 Things That Spoiled Titanic for Me

I’ve grown up a romanticist; much to the dismay of liberal, yet conventional parents and the ridicule of a boisterous bunch of friends. But fascination with expression of thought, art and nature came to me from a very young age. Like most people my generation, I watched the classic love story of Jack Dawson & Rose DeWitt Bukater (yes, that ... Read More »

The HASHTAG Story

The HASHTAG Story

Each time a new trend comes along, the world is divided into 3 parties – one that follows it frantically, one that opposes it fanatically and rolls their eyes at the entire thing and one that are altogether indifferent. It has been a while since facebook started supporting ‘hashtags’ for grouping posts together with the use of a placeholder. A ... Read More »

Why Election 2014 Will Not Change Your World

Why Election 2014 Will Not Change Your World

What is a Mob to a King? (Rahul Gandhi) What is a King to a God? (Narendra Modi) What is a God to a Non-Believer? (Me) The above lyrics of the song No Church in the Wild by Jay-Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean seem apt to describe the present situation of the nation. The hoopla and hype over this ... Read More »

The Kaamwaali ‘Bhai’ – The Modern Day Maid

The Kaamwaali ‘Bhai’ – The Modern Day Maid

A modern-day parody unfolds in my house every morning. It is believed that every forest has, but one king; it seems mine has two – not my dad or my mom, but the two maids that run my house and operate for a period of 3 hours combined. Utter pandemonium breaks loose every morning beginning from 9 AM. I’m still ... Read More »

The Legend of Phailin

The Legend of Phailin

Viewership of news channels surges during an impending or ongoing disaster. There was complete media attention when SARS and Swine Flu were terrorizing the world. Similarly, when the news of an anticipated cyclone – Phailin – started taking precedence among various stories, the country was glued to the TV to be updated about nature’s fury that would strike soon. Now ... Read More »

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