“I am so stressed and overwhelmed by the number of tasks in my hands lately. It seems like I am unable to get along with this fast-paced world. I am trying hard but not enough apparently.” — Do you find yourself resonating with such thoughts? In these times when human…


Procrastination is often linked with laziness and apathy, but there is much more to it. For example, a procrastinator might not be lazy and, in fact, can be a perfectionist by virtue. Sounds weird, right?

Procrastination is the act of delaying the work at hand. Though counterintuitive, it is not…


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Life was fun back then. It was happening; it had people who could understand me, at least I could avoid those who couldn’t. The academic load is hugely daunting now. Never have I ever imagined that 49 credits would be this heavy. People are busy, even if they don’t want…


This is a bizarre period we’re going through. The world is facing a pandemic; we are home quarantined and some of us are missing our friends and campus life. In these times of distress, even if we want to approach people for help, it has become difficult for us to…


Growing up, I was an active kid, with life happening all around and filled with exuberance. I had friends with whom I could play and study, but most importantly, ones I could rely on. Coming in from a village unknown, I was distant to the next world things, even oblivious…


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Did you ever experience your inner-self being torn down? It being torn upright down to pieces, have you experienced this pain? Have you heard the mother of a person crying upon the death of her young? Did the shrillness in her voice make you tremble down to your feet? …


On 24th March 2020, the Government of India ordered a nationwide lock-down as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. All schools and colleges were closed and students living in hostels were sent back to their homes. This pandemic has had some serious effect on students, while some students lost…


What a wonderful phrase! But what does it mean?

A Swahili phrase by origin, it has now been co-opted by the English Language after being immensely popularized by the 1994 Disney classic The Lion King.

A cliche scene from the classic film

Aw man, so how do we know what it means? Sadly, it lacks a perfect translation to English, but we can still experience what…


It does not help to talk to someone. It might feel good at that moment, but eventually, the reality strikes back and you realise that you’re in the same position as you were before. Nothing changes, neither your position nor the way you feel about it. …

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