Graduating Pandemic

Words to thoughts yet to be grasped as they flee around in the mind in such a time. Thank you for capturing these emotions Stuti.

Fancy Narrations

When a major yet sudden disruption comes your way, your brain decides to either glaze over it or outright reject it. I remember feeling this way when demonetization was announced, I remember feeling this way when human rights were systematically violated, I remember feeling this way when fear of death could be tasted in the air (during the outbreak of a virus or the outbreak of despotism) and I remember feeling just as numb if not more when I learned in a span of 4 days that my college farewell was replaced by a pandemic.

The fact that the uncertainty of my life (as is the case for almost every graduating student I know) has taken priority over everything else I mentioned is a loaded statement in honour of my privilege.

When I took the decision to come back to pursue further education, I came with specific goals (I remember…

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Changing Understandings

As a teenager and a young adult, I used to frown at the idea that we change a lot over time. To my naive mind we did not change as people. I could see no major changes from one day to another so no major changes could have happened at all, right? I know better … Continue reading Changing Understandings

“Completing” the other?

Romantic movies wish for us to believe that there is one person out there who is our other half; someone who will complete us intellectually, emotionally, and physiologically. They want us to wait for this soulmate and this person shall be our salvation. We can and should find someone for ourselves who is an intellectual … Continue reading “Completing” the other?

MY truth, therefore THE truth?

What is perception? Who is the owner of the right perspective? It is said that to all arguments/ conflicts there are 3 sides - mine, yours, and the truth. Most of us have heard this, understood this, and as a third person observer maybe even preached this. Have we lived it yet in our own … Continue reading MY truth, therefore THE truth?