Mysteries of the World : The Library of Babel

"The Library of Babel"  is a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), conceiving of a universe in the form of a vast library containing all possible 410-page books of a certain format and character set. *** Delete. This was the seventh time I had struck out my draft in the last two hours. I slam my laptop... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of the World: Lucid Dreams

Lucid dreaming effect is a phenomenon experienced by several people, wherein they are unable to distinguish between reality and dreams. Several people manage to gain certain degree of control over their dreams while others don't.  *** 4:00 a.m. I heard them. The sounds of the hammer that kills pigs, of the blade that scratches their... Continue Reading →

Fermi Paradox : Where are the Aliens?

THE YEAR 2407:   In the far reaches of the Milky Way, a lone spaceship with the words ‘Remna-13’ written in bold makes its way from planet to planet. Its engines rustle, and the green flare at its end flickers as the ship chugs itself through the icy emptiness. Inside, a young woman unstraps herself from... Continue Reading →

The ICC World Cup 2019

Mohammed Shami felt a palpable sense of pressure around him as he stood to bowl the second delivery. Despite Afghanistan being heavy underdogs, Mohammed Nabi had smashed the first ball of the final over for a boundary, with 12 runs to score in 5 balls. The match could have gone in anyone's favour. However, it... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories 5: Beyond the Beaches in Goa

Boasting beautiful beaches, dynamic nightlife, vibrant Portuguese influences, and the buzzing street markets, it is no surprise that Goa is one of the most sought after vacation destinations in India. No matter where you visit, the crowd is inevitable. This is why it is very unusual to say that I had experienced one of the... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: The Sudan Uprising

  The Republic of Sudan is a small country situated in Northeast Africa backed up by colossal oil production and agriculture. The country—hiding behind the ‘high’ GDP and growth—is facing one of the biggest and escalating humanitarian crisis. Under the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the people suffered from rising prices of essential commodities, and... Continue Reading →

End- Day Twenty-Two of NaPoWriMo

I know her, I watched her grow While she brought light in doom The rest of the world felt betrayed. I listened to the rhythm of her words I tasted the bitterness in her voice Standing there all alone, I witnessed her fall; An innocent child full of hope. A teen looking for answers, A... Continue Reading →

A Letter to Jane Austen

Dear Jane, I was thirteen when I was given my first copy of Pride and Prejudice. It was bent on the edges, and the pages had turned yellow with time.  What I had first thought would be just another period novel soon turned into an intrepid journey of a young woman battling against the hackneyed... Continue Reading →

Revels Through the Eyes of A First Year

Revels—it has been a roller coaster of experiences and emotions. I have never witnessed such a marvel of a college fest in my life. These four days were undoubtedly one of the most memorable moments of my novice year. A multitude of people bear witness to the marvelous fest period; for each orb views the... Continue Reading →

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