Note: If you haven’t watched Russian Doll on Netflix, its best that you go and watch it first. This piece will be full of spoilers and discussions on the aftermath of the series.

Russian Doll starring Natasha Lyonne was recently released by Netflix and even though we are not even a quarter into the year, it could already be the best series released this year. To start off, Greta Lee’s ‘Sweet Birthday baby’ is already iconic and I can’t wait to own merch with those glorious words plastered across.

At its core, Russian Doll is a story akin to…


On Tuesday this week (12th Feb 2019), Claire Saffitz from Bon Apetit (BA) posted a video about making Ferrero Rocher’s from scratch. I have been a fan of this series by BA where Claire, a trained pastry chef goes about attempting common candies from scratch like Snickers, Jolly Ranchers etc. As much as these videos are about learning to think like a pastry chef, more often than not they are about watching Claire falter her way to success. This particular video excited me because I have always been a fan of Ferrero Rocher and decided to give it a shot…


Disclaimer: This is a piece about my first experience with Half Marathon. I ran the Illinois Marathon on 28th April, 2018. Do not take this as a guide on how you should prepare for one, and I knew how much I could push my body. I would advise preparing for it more than I could do (around 4 weeks), if it’s your first time. I primarily use Metric units to talk, but there are a few Imperial units referenced.

Start — Pumped, almost feel like dancing. And as soon as I neared the start point, I was blessed by Shuffle…


Disclaimer: There is little scientific backing to what I am about to expound other than the menial experiences of me and my friends. Take all of this with a pinch of salt, and while it makes sense to me and a lot of people it might not be applicable to you. Enjoy!

We are almost always in the search of all elusive love and even when we find it, it’s hard to comprehend what happened or how it might change us. This piece is trying to answer the latter question. Here I propose two theories that are antithetical to each…

Mayank Boob

Pursuing a PhD in Biophysics at UIUC. Talk proteins to me. Interested in cooking, photography, science, short stories, poems and data science.

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