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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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Poetry

The Termination of Sadness

Leaving everything behind, and going away Is my final decision And I have reached this conclusion With a lot of thought and precision   Now that nothing would be with you This is the termination of ignominy and sadness And it will put an end To this unbearable pain and …

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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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Five Life Lessons from Howard Roark

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” Thus spoke Ayn Rand as she held the world in a mindless fervour …

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Dadri Lynching | Youthopia
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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 - by Arjun Kamath | Youthopia
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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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Expressions

Jagriti Yatra- a visit to pilgrimage inside you.

Given my background all my friends who hear about yatra for the first time wonders which temple and meditation I am talking about. To know about it is really is read along. I first heard of Jagriti Yatra(JY) in 2012. I could never manage the courage to fill up the …

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