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The Journal #14: Untitled

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The first instance of a thought sticks to your shoe like a piece of gum someone threw on the road. You don’t realise it’s there until you feel something pull you back while walking. The pull isn’t a strong one; it’s barely a nudge, but you feel it. Slowly, however, given that you continue to walk, all your mind starts to incline towards an investigation of your foot. Until, you cannot take it...

Here’s What Repeatedly Falling Face-First Has Taught Me About Life

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The other day we were laughing when a friend asked me about why one side of my upper lip was a little distorted. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this question. However, this was the first time I thought about it as a metaphor. I often say everything is a metaphor if you stare long enough. You can describe life by anything which is a part of it, and that’s probably my only favourite part about...

The Journal #13: Freedom

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Have you ever seen the donkey and the carrot? It’s an age-old idea. Keep showing the donkey a dangling carrot, and he keeps moving. That’s what we do to ourselves when we keep mythologising our lives. Our imaginary identities, the ones after we complete the illusory quest, is the carrot. We are the donkeys. No one knows who’s sitting on us. Perhaps, those who came before us. Maybe, those around...

Finding Toxic Patterns In Our Lives And Breaking Them: An Anecdote

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I was taking a shower the other day, and like every long warm shower, I started thinking about everything that has happened so far in life. You know, the usual recap. It was all the same stuff until I had a little realisation. I realised that the last few years of my life have been almost entirely identical. I realised there was a pattern. Then, I decided to break it. All it took was one decision...

Let’s Talk About Your Bounceback Rate

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Before we begin this post, let me do what I’ve always done on this blog – I apologise for skipping the posts for a while. That’s it, though. This is precisely why I stopped doing self-help last year. You see, when you cannot help yourself, you don’t feel like writing to help others. I don’t know how those who do it right do it, but for me, personally, it feels like lying. Sometimes, even worse...

The Journal #7

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There’s a train track roughly a kilometre from my new place. It’s close enough for it to be downright annoying. It was exactly that when I first got here. That was roughly three weeks ago. It has come to my realisation that the train doesn’t bother me anymore. I mean, it does get me riled up every time I hear that honking and rattling approaching from far away but when compared to how it was when...

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...

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There are three kinds of blog posts here as of mid-2019 – The Journal, The Words and The Nudge.

The Journals are thoughts, lessons, events that unfold in my life word-for-word and as barebones as I can put them out there.

The Words are creative pieces, narratives, short-stories that take from my life but did not happen word-for-word.

The Nudge has self-help articles that try to be less proud and self-righteous. They end in the nudge, which is a shareable takeaway that summarises the entire idea.

You can read more about this change here and here.

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Deepansh Khurana

I write code by day and prose by night. 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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