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
I walked my usual path to the main road and hopped into my Uber that had just arrived. "Hello", I said to the driver and suddenly realised that something was missing. It took me a few seconds and I realised I had left my glasses back in my room. This is going to be a problem, I thought. … [Read more...] about That One Evening When I Mistakenly Left My Glasses At Home
There is a certain irony in adults wanting to be children and children wanting to be adults. It defines the human state of mind; we always want what we don't have. However, the present generation has figured it out. We're all children even though we're adults and somewhere in that duality lies our contentment. … [Read more...] about Growing Up And The Unnecessary Idea Of “Acting Your Age”