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About Me — Rakshita Upadhyay

Hey, this is me! Read on to know more!
In the picture: my village!

A heartbreak and identity crisis fuelled the fire and I churned my emotions into a poem I am still proud of.

Here are more of my best memories in pictures.

Some words by me, I swear I have better words, I couldn't find the pictures…

Oh, did I tell you that I love being sarcastic and I hate growing up? (same pinch)

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This is a newsletter I recently started where I will email you some of the closest thoughts I have inside me. Consider subscribing to it (it’s FREE, obviously) and I will make one of your weekdays a little better! (Polarized Thoughts)

Here are some of my best articles on medium-

The Cruelty of Female Genital Mutilation & Beyond: A Poem

I would have ended this article here, but I don’t want to finish without telling my hobbies! The first one is obviously writing. Some other hobbies include-

Listening to songs

I am a big fan of different artists of different genres. My Spotify is open most of the time. Some of my favorite artists are Sia, Hozier, Norah Jones, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Kodaline, Adele, Lorde, John Mayer, The Weeknd, Macklemore, Eminem, and the list goes on.


I recently discovered this hobby. I have spent hours in phone calls or studying while making random things on rough pages. Not gonna lie, it is therapy. I like to experiment with markers, watercolors, acrylic. I haven’t tried oil colors yet (yeah, still in my Amazon bucket).

My first canvas painting!


I haven’t traveled much. Just a few states in India and some French cities. I want to add more to this experience in the near future. (Sugar daddies/glucose guardians are welcome to fund my trips in case I don’t make enough money).

Me, at some chateau near Vendome

Reading books

I’m not a fan of self-help books. I mean they are great but I don’t have that mind yet to grasp things inside them. I like fiction, especially those emotionally wrecking stories that make me cry in the end. If it doesn’t make me cry, I don’t take it as a good investment.

Watching movies

Years ago, I was really picky when it came to series and movies. I have spent months without watching them. But when a good recommendation matches my taste, I like to research it and watch it. This May, I watched a lot of things on Netflix and I kinda regret it because it was too much for me. Some of my favorite movies and series include-

Knowing new people

Though I am an introvert, I also like to talk to new people, especially virtually. Once I get comfortable, I actually make good conversation (not bragging, it’s just people who are mad get along well with me).


I am a vegetarian by birth. I love to cook Indian food and some fusion food too (we Indians love to add an Indian touch to every food, be it noodles or gnocchi).


Who doesn’t like sleeping? It’s my all-time medicine. It alleviates the bad mood and I get happier after a sound sleep.

So that’s pretty much about me! There’s a lot to add, this is just the surface (people don’t even bother to look at the surface these days, but who cares?). Anyway, I am blessed if you have come this far, potential friend!

See you again!



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