And The Small Joys

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It has been two years since I took a vacation. The reason why I was able to survive this pandemic life so far is because of the kind of vacation I had taken back then. I remember booking an Airbnb, flights etc without having any plan about ticking off places…

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I have always been a sporadic writer. I wrote when I couldn't contain what is going on in my mind. This was kind of once in a blue moon occurrence and I didn't think about it much until last year. I was happy whenever I could write and that was…

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Anxiety is the equivalent of a plague for our generation. There is not even a single person unaffected by it as far as I know. Some hide it under the façade of extreme pleasantness and for some, it may be rudeness. We suffer in the self-made prisons thinking we are…

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Some stories are difficult to write. They sit in the darkest corners of our hearts, gathering dust and making their existence known only when our entire hearts get shaken up by some external events. We let them sit there thinking that somehow these stories have lost their grip on us…

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I saw red drops of blood dripping out of my body and making weird patterns in the unusually white Indian closet. I remember staring at those patterns for a long time. I was only ten and blissfully unaware of how puberty hits girls. So the natural thought process followed death…

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An instar is an insect in any one of its periods of postembryonic growth between molts. As humans, we go through this molting process always unknowingly. We feel a mix of discomfort, pain and dissatisfaction with everything we have done so far. We realize such stages only when we look…

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If you have been working in the tech industry for a long you might have seen the term "meritocracy" highlighted in every performance appraisal related email. When I was in my 20s, I used to believe that all these appraisals based on merit are correct to the dot. Little did…

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In search of the stories I cannot hold in my heart

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