“You’re so quiet.”
“Why don’t you talk?”
“What’s the reason behind your silence?”
“Oh, so you’re shy.”
I’ve heard these statements countless times and, all I can say is that I am sick of it.
I have always been labelled as the quiet one. The one who doesn’t talk a lot. The one who’s reserved most of the time. The one who needs to speak up. The one who keeps it to herself. It’s a fact that the more you hear something, you start to become more of that particular thing, good or bad. …
And I do not wish to be like them.
“You’re not like other girls.”
“I’m not like other girls.”
I’m sure you’ve come across these two comments. They are thrown around like compliments either to oneself or to someone else. Whenever a girl receives these comments, they tell her that she belongs to the female gender which is bad, and being different from those who belong there makes her special.
Every time we use these comments as compliments, we shatter the glasses of feminism. These comments spread a message that femininity, womanhood, womankind and everyone who belongs there is inferior…
What does it take to truly belong?
If I ask you, who are you, what would you say?
For the record, I am not talking about your hobbies, your college/school/profession or your favourite sport. I am only interested in knowing who you are, deep down.
I was asked this question once, and the more I thought about it, the more uncomfortable I got. I was not aware of who I truly am because my identity was locked behind the bars of what others expected out of me.
Let’s face it, we all have a life that we wish to live…
They’re so clear, yet so obscure.
Another Monday morning, but the same story. Feeling those Monday Blues again, you push yourself out of the bed and rush to your job or college or school, knowing that you have to follow the same routine for another week. It feels like everything is staying so stagnant yet moving so fast.
Each day, you go through the same routine, knock yourself out, sleep and repeat, in a hope that one day, you will get that promotion or those grades. What about after you get that promotion? You will again start knocking yourself out…
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“You’re effortlessly beautiful😍”
Two hours of applying make-up, an hour of getting ready, two and a half hours of trying to pose, hiding all your “imperfections” and an hour of deciding which picture to post and which one to delete. That makes it six and a half hours. Oh wait, what about editing and adding filters- thirty minutes for that. Seven hours of striving to look “perfect”.
Was that effortless? No. Certainly, that wasn’t.
Looking in the mirror, contouring your nose, so that it looks smaller. Overlining your lips, while you keep in…
It’s not just the walls and the tiles.
“Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling”-Cecelia Ahern
I’ve lived so many places that I cannot label any one of them as home. Being an Air Force Brat has had its pros and cons.
I’ve been able to experience the beauty of my country because I have seen different parts of it up close. For me, it’s been about adjusting from one city to another. If I choose to define home as a place then, I can say that I’ve had five homes. …
It’s our drive to get faster that holds us back.
“Run well and win in this race of life by converting your time into added values and products.”
“We’re all in the human race. The question is, are you running toward your dreams or just away from your fears?”
I’m sure you must have come across such quotes about life.
Well, it is certain that these quotes provide a lot of motivation and fire up your spirit, giving impetus to working harder, running faster, to be more specific.
Running faster to win the Race, that your Life, supposedly is.
A school is a place which plays a vital role in weaving a child’s personality. If a child witnesses the normalization of a certain kind of behaviour, he or she would tend to overlook it at even later stages of life. A common trend in Indian schools as soon as the stage of elementary education commences has been that of a differential behaviour between boys and girls. This is where the promotion of sexism actually begins.
Girls even before they hit puberty, are constantly told to walk or sit in a certain manner, so that they can be categorized as…
Nearly eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, it is certain that this pandemic has proved to be the toughest challenge that the world is facing after World War Two. After it’s outbreak in Wuhan, China last year, the virus has drastically spread all over the world, bringing an air of panic, death and uncertainty with it. Coronavirus is not only a health crisis but also an atypical socio-economic crisis, that has created political, social and economic scars which may take a long while to heal. …
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