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The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3 by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

I have finally finished reading Alexandr Solzhenitsyn's life-defining series. Reading all three books is a big achievement, and I feel incredibly pleased. All in all, the series exceeded two thousand pages. If reading the entire series is such a big achievement, can you imagine how big the achievement of writing it would have been? The series attempts… Continue reading The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3 by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

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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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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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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

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Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

I first watched Slavoj Zizek when he debated Jordan Peterson in ‘The debate that was not’. Most of the debate was Slavoj and Jordan discussing their commonalities than actually debating on their differences. Yet as personalities both these individuals are starkly different.   Slavoj challenged a few of Jordan Peterson’s rules, especially about personal responsibility.… Continue reading Contrasting Slavoj Zizek with Jordan Peterson

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Authenticity

One of the least talked about virtues of a person is authenticity. I feel that being authentic goes a long way in being interesting and likeable. Authenticity means being original and having views that are molded by your own personal thoughts and experiences. People on social media tend to be very superficial. Most of the… Continue reading Authenticity

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To Be or Not To Be

To be practical,or to be impractical?To be imaginative,or to be unimaginative? To choose wisely,or to choose instinctively,To bet on experience,or to bet on inspiration In the suicidal leap,A reliable fallback option,In the conventional decision,An adventurous endevour A bit of both,So as to not become,Old and jaded,or fresh and foolish But rather,Wise and instinctive,A sword and… Continue reading To Be or Not To Be