Altered Realities

The biggest challenge facing emotional well-being today A report released by Common Sense Media, which was covered by Fox News as well as The New York Times, found that 72 percent of teens feel the urge to immediately respond to their phone notifications, and 59 percent of parents feel their teens are addicted to their mobile devices. The numbers are steep and concerning, but the … Continue reading Altered Realities

Stay Strong…

Trivial matters start to prick, Heart fills up with rue of the billion opportunities and experiences forgone. Life seems like a joke and you feel like a bigger one. Pain flows through your bloodstream. Anguish fills up the chest, trying to beat its way out. Hate, probably the only feeling known which is directed all towards the self, the pain takes over your soul. Every … Continue reading Stay Strong…

A Change Will Do You Good.

When I turned 11, my parents had a surprise for me: we were going to move to the UK effective immediately. Being someone who grew up on Enid Blyton books, I was ecstatic, thinking that life there would involve pulling pranks on the French teacher, secret midnight feasts and eating fresh baked scones every day. I was bitterly disappointed. The moment we pulled up to … Continue reading A Change Will Do You Good.

Be Your Own Aesthetic

Ever felt conscious of your Indian accent when talking to someone with, say, a British or an American accent? That’s a very small result of how toxic mainstream youth culture is to us. We’re constantly exposed to instances that glorify everything that’s from the west and downplay anything that’s our own. We all know that one friend who goes to New York for a week and comes back with a terrible, terrible fake accent. Being able to speak English is considered to be synonymous to being considered “cool” or “smart”. We take turns to make fun of our friends’ mispronunciations, as though English is the only language we’ve ever had in our country.  We all know people who wouldn’t ever hesitate to trash talk our societal rules, our traditions, our ethics. Continue reading Be Your Own Aesthetic

I Don’t Have A Crush On You…

No, I don’t have a crush on you, My cheeks are simply burning with embarrassment. Don’t mistake my wretched pink hue, It is simply worriment. So when you catch me subtly staring at you, It is solely because my eyes are suddenly frozen, It is most certainly not a peek a boo.   When you ask me to talk about myself, There are easily a … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Crush On You…