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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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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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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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A Mundane Poem

I wonder what it's like,A mundane poem,With no pearls of wisdom,And no deeper explanation A poem about the falling sun,Into the sea,Without describing the crimson hues,And metaphysical implications A poem about starry skies,Without meandering imagination,Without heartfelt extrapolations,Just some calming imagery A truly simple poem,Not a simplicity that invokes thought,or describes visuals the eye doesn't see,But… Continue reading A Mundane Poem

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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