A bewildered star gazer thrusting from distortion to discovery.

Check out how seven archetypes make up our stories

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Millenia of civilization, chiseled into thousands of languages and countless myths. …


A gruesome account from a disastrous year in history

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‘The Corpses of de Witt Brothers’ by Jan de Baen

The tragic hero of this grisly encounter is Johan de Witt who headed the Dutch government from 1653 till his eventful demise in 1672. Johan and his brother, Cornelis de Witt, were wound up by a pro-monarchist mob that tore them to pieces. In order to shame the deceased, parts of the cadavers were gorged and eaten by the frenzied crowd. The most intriguing part is that no arrests were made, and everyone involved in the bloodbath went scot-free.

This raises some obvious questions. Why did the Dutch choose to reign hell on their own elected leader? And as most politicians would like to know, what is the upper-limit on blunders a premier can pull off without turning into food? …


The damaging psychological effects of a problematic fairy-tale

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Source: Time Out

Imagine walking into your home after a tiring day at work. After hours of fending off the most obnoxious people, nothing is more revitalizing than catching up with the wonderful things your kids have been up to. …


Add these simple phrases to brighten up your written work

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Being a writer who loves reading is an extremely tough spot to be in. The ability to appreciate phenomenal writing includes a keen awareness of the mediocrity of my own work. Hell-bent on writing like my favorite authors. I feel down the rabbit hole of writing advice and author interviews. However, with each video, I only got more confused about what actually good writing or even writing is in general. There would be far-less actionable items and a lot more vague abstractions which really didn’t make much sense. …


Why it’s extremely insensitive to believe otherwise

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A few years ago, I had the pleasure of interacting with a Nigerian co-passenger on a long flight to London. Apart from sharing a common love for Bollywood, we also happened to share the same former colonial ‘masters.’ We chatted for hours about the systems of power in our respective post-colonial countries. During this discussion, I asked her how racism plays out in Africa, an ‘all-black’ continent. To this day, her answer remains the most ingenious thing someone has ever told me.

“You know that there are no black people in Africa,” she remarked in an absolutely calm manner. Initially, it sounded nonsensical to me. Of course, there are black people in Africa. …


How an analysis of the market predicts the President-to-be.

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Source: Bloomberg

The internet is ablaze with predictions about the election. Most exit-polls feature concealed algorithms that make us doubt their credibility. …


Here’s why nearly every Disney protagonist has deceased parents

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A still from The Lion King(1994)

As an avid Disney fan, I have experienced far too many tear-storms through poignant moments in Disney flicks. From Bambi’s infantile disillusionment to his mother’s death to Tarzan’s rage on losing his father all over again, not to mention, Cindrella’s silent crumbling from within — all these moments have been breaking our hearts for decades. …


Believing in this fake-news can cost you your life

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Source: NBC News

Unfortunately, we are living in Post-Truth and the pandemic has been the biggest testament to that. …


How one of our greatest supervillains has always been a victim

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Source: BBC

Since Bram Stoker’s iconic work, there’s been no going back for the Count. …

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