From Candy Crush to Clash of Clans, from Brain Age to Super Mario Bros, from Minecraft to Valorant, it is safe to say that Digital Games have become a small part of our everyday lives. Whether it is a short period of stress-busting, a fun time with family, an enthralling … Continue Reading
As a little girl, the concept of death was both frightening and alien. The first loss I experienced was of my grandfather (Dadu) at the age of ten, and for months I couldn’t come to terms with the fact that I won’t see him in the morning with his newspaper … Continue Reading
College life in Manipal is a whirlwind. From the first sleepy day of each semester to the last wild celebration post the last exam, the town sucks you into its vibrance and spits your dazed self out at the end with a lost sense of time, but a bunch of … Continue Reading
In the last decade, stand-up comedy has burst through like no other genre. Many have started to consider it as an actual career option.
Unlike other fields, your income depends purely on your ability to make other people laugh. Comedians like Zakir Khan, Biswa Kalyan Rath, or Abhishek Upmanyu deliver … Continue Reading
What went down?
At mid-afternoon of the 20th of August, the skies of São Paulo, a city 1700 miles away from the forest, randomly turned pitch-black. The sun was completely obscured by ash and smoke. As giant plumes of smoke arose from the greenery, a harsh truth slowly took … Continue Reading
Usually, the cultural explosion takes place right when the tourist steps out on the streets of the foreign city. But for your beloved narrator, this happens way before that; the moment he enters the airport. Surely, airports aren’t supposed to be that different right? All of the airports at … Continue Reading
If you find yourself at a red stoplight in India, chances are you might find them squeezing through the gaps between the cars, tapping on windows, and unceremoniously asking for money. They often wear vibrant outfits and wait at traffic signals as their only means of livelihood. What you see … Continue Reading
The season to be jolly is finally here. Fir and pine trees all around the world are laden with pretzels, candies and twinkling incandescent lights. Carrying an ebullient air about it, the ocassion has always been associated to the big red jovial man we fondly call Santa Claus. The streets … Continue Reading
The coniferous fir tree has become an evergreen symbol of winter festivities. Having no theological ties, it is still the most iconic element of the holiday season. Romans, Vikings, and various other cultures used its branches to signify hope during the days of the winter solstice. Initiated by the Pagans, … Continue Reading