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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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Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar

Annihilation of Caste is a thought provoking book which dissects Hinduism and lays out a sharp, unapologetic critique of it. There were sections of this book where I was laughing at how audacious the ideas were and how offensive the language would have been to a deeply religious Hindu. It is hard to believe that… Continue reading Annihilation of Caste by 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

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What Keeps you Sane

What keeps you sane?When your plans are failing,And dreams are collapsing,When your mistakes are monumental What keeps you sane,Are your attempts, at being better,You're small actions of little consequence,You're intentions despite your shortcomings What keeps you sane?When you have to give up despite your best efforts,When confronted by your irredeemable flaws,When you must move on,… Continue reading What Keeps you Sane