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The Shoebox of Memories

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When I was a somewhat younger version of the child I am today, I found an empty shoebox lying around in my cluttered house. Now as a child, I was filled with more sentiment than I was with logical thought and so I kept a rock in that shoebox. It was a small piece, but it was the start of an archive.

I’ve Been Away: Here’s The Why And What Comes Next

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I’ve been away. I haven’t written on the blog in three weeks, and I just missed this Tuesday as well. In my defence, however weak it looks, I had my college valediction. After coming back home, I took a shower, and I am here writing because even if Tuesday is over, I had to get a post out before I go to bed. I had different ideas for this post given the small hiatus I’ve taken...

You Don’t Find Your Passion, You Do Things Passionately

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Passion is the poster boy of the 21st century. No discussion about a successful life forgets to include the dreaded keyword. However, there is no magic mantra to living a life that is fulfilling in every aspect; even if there was, I’m sure it would be longer than a single word. I love writing. I love putting words together. Is writing my passion? I’m not so sure, yet. Do I do it...

The Feeling Of Attending Concerts, Live Gigs and Performances

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I looked up at the stage. Lights were flickering all over, changing colours from red to orange to white to green to purple. With each change in hue, one of my favourite bands gleaming as their music sets the tone of the entire field, overcrowded with people swaying together, not a care in the world. The city was Pune, the festival was VH1 Supersonic, and the band was alt-J. That was when I first...

Remembering Cybercafés: Where Did My Childhood Go?

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I’m not usually a perpetrator of “I was a 90s kid” statements. However, I’ve been thinking and reminiscing about something that is almost non-existent today. Hell, I haven’t seen one up and running properly since years. When was the last time you visited a cybercafé just to browse the internet? If you’re reading this, I’m pretty sure the answer is...

I Got Inked: The Why, What And How Of My Modified Semicolon Tattoo

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If you asked my opinion for tattoos back when I was in school, you’d get a very hostile response. I was vocally against body art. I’m not sure why that was the case. I never had reasons to justify my dislike for them, and even in hindsight, I almost fail to explain why I reacted the way I did. Contrastively so, I got a tattoo some ten days back. What changed? A lot.

Why Breaking Your Character Is Necessary To Grow In Life

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In storytelling, and otherwise, “character” is a strong word. It is quite literally the definition of a person. To have a good character is analogous to being a good person. In storytelling of all forms, breaking character is a significant act. It is often a defining moment which pushes a character to do something they won’t usually do and that, in turn, makes the story and the...

Valentine’s Day, 2015: I Changed My Life, Not That I Knew It At The Time

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It’s that time of the year again. The day when those in love cherish and at times, exaggerate their fondness for each other. Also, the day when those who aren’t so lucky find ways to undermine what is a beautiful moment for the entire world. This post isn’t for the former. You’re happy, and you can enjoy the social construct called “Valentine’s Day” so...

Overwhelmed By Your Current Life? Try A Soft Reboot

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It was the last week of January. I was in my hometown, taking a walk around town when all of a sudden, everything that had been on my mind came rushing through. It’s difficult to explain what it exactly felt like. I could physically feel how overwhelmed I was with everything. So, I sat on a nearby bench, and I sobbed. Then, I figured out what I had to do, and I did just that.

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Deepansh Khurana

Blogger and writer from Dehradun, India. I'd say I love coffee but don't we all? I find stories, people and experiences. I blog about them.

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