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Pop goes the bubble

6th April 2014

What happens to your thoughts? The important ones, I mean. Those that you want to underline with every neon colour you can find. Bold, italicise, the ones you resolve to never strike out. But then there are the superscripts. The asterisks. The ifs and the buts. Conditions that you apply. The letters begin to jumble into a nonsensical string of characters, the font gets smaller and smaller until your head is blank again. A clean slate, a fresh start. Repeat.…

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Family Fears Friends Life

Goodbye, 2013

31st December 2013

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through…

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Books Fears Life Loves

Finishing a book

3rd July 2011

I have forgotten what it feels like to finish a book. The physical turning of a page, or the filling up of that electronic status bar. It’s all the same to me, really. At this point I just want to pick up something and read it from start to finish and I just can’t seem to do that any more. I’ve never had to beg anybody to lay my hands on something interesting to read, I’ve been lucky that way.…

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Education Fears Friends Life

The Next Step

19th May 2011

Back when I was in college.. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) .. my friends would joke about my obsession to stay organized. In final year, this was symbolized by my kick-ass pink folder which a friend gave me as a christmas present.The fact that it contained all my notes and handouts never translated into me getting the highest marks or anything amazingly special. At the end of the day, it was just a folder filled with plastic sheets that held a…

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Family Fears In the news Life

Colour to B/W

3rd May 2011

Yesterday, my ten-year-old cousin asked me a question that got me thinking : “What did those guys who were flying the planes that hit the twin towers get out of the whole thing?” I floundered like a headless chicken while trying to answer this. How was I going to explain the entire situation to a kid who was born into a WTC-less world? I had always assumed that the attacks had a profound effect on every person on the planet,…

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Fears In the news

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way

8th April 2011

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action— Into…

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Just A Writer

14th March 2011

Two days ago, I turned on my Kindle 2 (recently handed down to me after the ‘rents acquired a Kindle 3 – with a gorgeous new burgundy cover that I’m so in love with) to try to get through some boring, blah reading material for college. Instead, I see that at some point during the day, my father had put  Wil Wheaton’s ‘Just A Geek’ on it, which he had finished reading in one shot the night before. Now, I’ve…

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