On Christmas Day last year, I was with my friends in Starbucks. It was a great week. People from the hometown were staying with me, and I showed them around Delhi-NCR. On one evening, I took them out to show them my Starbucks; the Starbucks outlet which I visit regularly. No, I'm not an inadequate guide, I also took them to other places including monuments, roadside markets and so on. As we sat down and had some quality conversation over coffee, I noticed an anomaly. It was a girl, but it's … [Read more...] about That Stranger In Starbucks Who Was So Content That She Was An Anomaly
I like writing, but I'm not one of the snobs who love a typewriter. Alright, I am. However, affording a vintage typewriter and maintaining it is hard. Also, you cannot post on a blog from it, so there's that. However, I do appreciate technology and how beautifully it enhances the experience of doing what you love. I (almost) wrote and published a blog post from a movie theatre. … [Read more...] about Last Week I (Almost) Wrote A Blog Post From A Movie Theatre
I was coming back to Noida in the Delhi Metro the other day when I noticed my feet. The originally black pair of Vans was now dull and dirty. They looked green from some angle and soil brown from the other. The rubber cracked. The fabric dead. I looked up, ever-so-slightly, to notice an array of shoes. Each pair remarkably different from the other and yet, all of them on the same train. … [Read more...] about The Shoes That Walk Through The Delhi Metro
I explored a lot throughout this year. I listened to podcasts, read a bit more than usual and completed three different certification courses online. The last part made me realise what learning process I want to have for myself. As much as I appreciate school and college, I know for a fact that one, structured education all over the world is weird and two, if it is just about learning then there are far better ways to do that. In fact, I think I have a vision for how I want to learn going … [Read more...] about Here’s Why I Will Focus Solely On Learning For Now
The familiar sound of Google Calendar fades into a noisy Big Bazaar crowd. I look at my phone and the notification which reads, "Write a blog post in 30 minutes". I take a mental note of it and continue pushing my cart around, swiping things off my shopping list. Just then I have a fleeting thought. "Why?" I ask myself. That one thought gives rise to an extreme internal interrogation which starts with one question, the following question, "Why do you blog, Deepansh?" … [Read more...] about Why Do You Blog, Deepansh?
When I was in Dehradun some weeks ago, I went to the 3rd International Film Festival. I didn't even know of its existence or the fact that it was free to enter. A friend asked me. I said yes. I still don't know if I liked it or not. A few movies we watched were great; some weren't exactly what I would call either entertaining or thought-provoking. That was when the stupidity began. … [Read more...] about The Film Festival Fiasco of Feminism, Fervour and Flout