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Denial.

Brain. What wonderful piece of work. One can’t help but wonder how brilliantly it functions. It processes millions of thoughts everyday, helps us cope with problems and an array of emotions. Our brains are what makes us, us, truly. To bear with this workload, it has a clever piece of …

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How long is a piece of string.

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” I always loved the writings that started with a quote. So you’ll find all my articles start with one. Like this. I wanted to write a quote that said something about growing up and this is something …

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Aastha Atray on her latest book ‘Crave’, and why she loves to write love stories

Youthopia in conversation with India’s second Mills and Boon author, Aastha Atray on her latest book for Kindle ‘Crave’ Tell us something about your new book. What was the inspiration behind it, and what made you pick this idea, of supernatural romance? The thought was to write something different for …

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A Dalit Tragedy and the profanity of political class

The sad demise of Rohith Vemula on Sunday in the Hyderabad University is yet another incident of shame against Dalits. The incident is not merely an incident of atrocity but a counter reaction of the pressure built up by dominant forces. Often the actions taken up by political parties are …

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Digitally Bovine – the unHindu behavior in Dadri

Let me start with a revelation – The lynch mob in Dadri was not Hindu. It is a mis-characterization and I feel offended. Background of the incident: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/next-door-to-delhi-mob-kills-50-year-old-injures-son-over-rumours-they-ate-beef/ Mahatma Gandhi challenged the British by pointing out the hypocrisy between the unChristian treatment they meted out to Indians and the merciful, …

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What We Expect From Our Elders

Prepare for a rant. “Today’s fickle youth are masters of their own. God knows where the world is leading to!” is a very common statement coming from almost every household where teenagers thrive. They just can’t seem to tire from ranting and raving about the younger generation. Now, as the …

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BEHIND THE MOVIE – V for Vendetta

BEHIND THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE “Artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.” – V For Vendetta There are very few films which aid you find something true about yourself. V For Vendetta falls under one …

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Coming out – a Photo Story by Arjun Kamath

As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. And when the picture is coupled with candid sentences, the impact goes manifold. Here is exactly what Arjun Kamath did with his Photo Story. Follow on. It’s a free world. Maitreyi opened the door for the first time…The unending fog hung …

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The Delight of Nonsense

Mosquitoes multiply at alarmingly rapid rates. One female mosquito can lay anywhere between 100 to 350 eggs at one time; in her life span of 2 – 3 weeks, she can lay between 1000 to 3000 eggs. More terrific than this is the growth rate of blogs and e-zines on …

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A mind Studded with Illusions and Figments

Well, for the past many days, I have been wasting my time sitting in front of a computer editing useless stories one after the other, day in and day out. I have been trying extremely hard to correct them,to make them absolutely error free. But unfortunately for me, I haven’t …

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