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The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Schwab

This was the first contemporary fiction I read in a couple of years, on the recommendation of a friend. It did not disappoint. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue was tragically mystical and beautifully written. Thematically, it spoke to me and the characters were phenomenally deep and memorable. Two major aspects of this book stand… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E Schwab

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Pakistan or the Partition of India by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

This book written by B.R. Ambedkar analyses one of the most complex problems faced by India before independence. The question of partitioning India is such a divisive problem that it will always leave one side dissatisfied with the outcome. It has no simple solution and the questions it throws up are fundamental and uncomfortable. Some… Continue reading Pakistan or the Partition of India by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

I wanted to learn about the conception of the Indian Constitution. I found this book which explored the major predicaments faced by the constituent assembly and the thought process behind the structure of the constitution. It is an interesting book that explores the dilemmas faced by the founding fathers while writing a constitution for a… Continue reading India’s Founding Moment : The Constitution of a Most Surprising Democracy by Madhav Khosla

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Legacy

Years later, when the internet is unrecognizable,Your thoughts would still occupy a tiny crevice,A corner, you may circle back to,To look back at who you were,and trace how you've changed. By some chance, if you were to become famous,Curious people would visit to see your early work,Either to appreciate the past you,Or to look for… Continue reading Legacy

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Cycling

Wind flowing through your hair,As you ride a downward slope,Your surroundings turn into a blur,One half exhilaration, the other half calmness Pumping the peddles or pushing gently,A choice between speed or serenity,The effort is energizing,Liberating you from a hectic life Navigating a known trail,A blissful time with yourself,Each curve known from memory,Just enjoying each moment… Continue reading Cycling

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The Right Words

The right words,With that precise intensity,and the subtle emotion,That perfect set,Which flows smoothly,and materializes effortlessly,That powerful idea,which widens vision,and shakes away preconceptions,That what we yearn for,and seldom deliver,That which is most beautiful,constructed the most succinctly,capable of drawing awe,yet calming like a gentle breeze,which finally brings the message home,Forever elusive,The right words.

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Laugh

Laugh, when you're story's a tragedy,Cause they make the best comedies.Laugh, when you're flaws draw attention,It's not ugly if it's funny. Laugh at you're failures,So that you may fail again.Laugh at you're foolishness,It makes you humble. Laugh, when you're on a high,That's what a high is for.Laugh, when you're clumsy,Those are genuinely funny. Laugh, when… Continue reading Laugh