Books I tend to avoid reading

When it comes to reading and books, I am not a person who discriminates a lot among their reading materials and prefers a particular genre over the other. However, recently I caught myself steering away from a few books which had things in common, and the idea for this article was born. I mostly tend…

Angels and Demons movie review

So I mostly make it a point to watch the movie after I have read the book, if there is an adaptation of the same, expecting disappointment, as does every book lover. However, with “Angels and Demons” I was surprised and a little happy to discover that despite taking creative liberties with the story, the…

Have you ever found yourself at the edge of the knife? A maddening dilemma? The pain of feeling as if someone has seized your heart with self-hatred? I have. Depression is an ugly monster and self-hatred its companion. Being in school, standing at a height of a measly 5 feet, I gained weight and soon…

Things you learn when you stay away from home

Throughout our life, we have all been the little baby birds of our parents and in an Indian family this feeling and treatment does not go away till we are forced to move out of our homes owing to a job or further studies. It is difficult for us to cut our ties to the…

Lose weight the right way

Come summer, almost all of us realize that we have been letting ourselves go way too much and becoming not only a couch potato but a burrito, more or less. This realization keeps eating away at us until we decide to do something about it and keep deciding for a week after that. Raise your…

Books you can read with your partner

The most beautiful thing of a relationship is that you can do everything together. Even the most creepy things which you would never imagine doing in front of other people, your partner has seen it all and still chosen to stick with you, no matter what. To a book lover or even casual readers, the…

The Literature of Dreams

Dreams have been the topic of discussion for psychoanalysts, writers and critics, for several years now.  From their meaning, to their implications and interpretations; books have been written regarding various topics to unravel the mysterious world of dreams. Dreams have been and will be an instrumental asset to writers everywhere, so much so, that they…

Introverts and anti-socials unite

“Man is a social animal”- a phrase which has been inculcated and reaped in our brains for a long time, so much so that it has the power to compel us to be obligated to someone for the rest of our life. However, there are some of us who would rather sit at home and…

A writer should not be expected to do this

A writer is not an example of overnight genius; it takes a lot of perseverance to become a writer and even more, to become a good one. Having said this, a writer’s work is not always a cake-walk. When any writer accomplishes or publishes a piece of work, there are many expectations which come into…

Growing up

Enough articles and alarmingly relatable memes and cartoons have slowly inched their way into the theme of quarter life crisis, so it is best to leave that topic to the experts to exploit. Growing up, you leave quite a few things behind which suddenly, one day, put you in an existential crisis but maybe that…