• New Year Polaroid

    After many years, this year didn’t seem to fly past me It took its time to make its presence felt every single day until now, when we are reaching the end The biggest highlight of this year is that- I though a lot My thoughts ranged from a wide spectrum of topics. However, 2 major sickouts were – overthinking and thinking of how to counter overthinking. As of 26th December, I think I reigned it well This is also the year where I made new friends and forged stronger bonds with those already. I met and interacted with people whom I had some assumptions about, and they turned out to…

  • “Manic pixie dream girl” in Bollywood

    This is not some disease one gets infected with. It is rather a common trope often entangling female protagonists in the movies we watch. And our lovely Bollywood has a special inclination towards it. Growing up I watched various films and sometimes was left with this sense of “ah, I liked the story but I just couldn’t care less about the female lead” or sometimes felt as though the character development was one sided. Enter the Manic Pixie dream girl, the answer to all my problems The “Manic pixie dream girl”, coined by Nathan Rabin is the female protagonist whose whole motive throughout the film is to show light of…

  • #6 Book talk: THE BANDIT QUEENS by PARINI SHROFF

    Reading slump is the worst period ever. And for me, this period ended recently, after 5 dreadful months. The honour for this great deed has to be given to the work by PARINI SHROFF called THE BANDIT QUEENS. This was a random book, which, for the first time in forever, I picked solely based on the plot. And did I enjoy it? Read on This novel takes place in a small Gujarati village in India. The ladies in this village, bounded by a small loan group, can be barely called “friends”. One of the ladies, Gita, has apparently “lost her husband”, that is he has disappeared out into the unknown.…

  • Happy movies and their bitter after-taste

    Has it ever occurred, that after watching a very lively and colourful film, full of chatter and laughter- a pit of sadness suddenly forms afterwards, which contradicts the whole purpose of that feel-good film? Why does it happen? I felt it was maybe due to the fact that those experiences portrayed so well in an overly saturated manner, in reality, are quite unachievable. Maybe their far-fetched ness is the cause of this ball of shallow feelings which forms after almost every “happy” film. I in fact am not too far off. A lot of people have felt this emotion and are confused trying to understand this moody teenage kid behaviour…

  • Good Morning

    Listen up I have a pretty good reason to back up my absence. So before we dive into that, I just want to express my elated state as I write again after what seems like an eternity. This rush of productivity is rather foreign for someone who hates to sit and type for hours on end. But here I am Preparing for what is probably the most important school-level examination for any Indian student, which is the BOARDS, is the reason for my absence. I had been dreading this moment since grade fourth, when I heard the term for the first time. After that every where I looked, whether chatting…

  • Tripping again amongst greens

    I went to Nainital last week Some background light on Nainital, it is a resort town in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, a state in northern India. Discovered during the colonial rule in 1841, it was used as the capital of United province. Nainital is if not, the most tourist-dense hill station in India and there really, isn’t any OFF-season concept here. Why? Because I went here in a supposed off-season period and met with THE WHOLE POPULATION OF INDIA in every spot I went to. But did it ruin my voyaging in Nainital? Continue reading for that. DAY 1 [Reaching Nainital] Taking a super early morning train, we reached…

  • New Year, New Trip

    Technically, this year has already aged by 5 months, but you need to make adjustments in your head because I couldn’t afford to be creative for the title. I am finally a sophomore in High school and I wish it was as beautiful as the term itself. Not so surprisingly, it isn’t the academics that is bothering me. It’s simply the FACT that I AM A SOPHOMORE that keeps tickling my consciousness whenever my brain sits still. Nevertheless, looking at the plenty of overthinkers around me, I am feeling that PERHAPS I am much more in control than I give myself credit for. Either way it isn’t bothering me is…

  • Delving into the enticing world of DARK ACADEMIA

    Hey there. This is melaidback again shamelessly writing a blog after disappearing for months, but being irresponsible is in my gene code. Cant change that Currently I started reading a book that is extremely popular a layer below the usual mainstream book community. You might have heard of it and if you cant recall, this is how it looks So, because I am only done with 266 pages out of the 544, this isn’t going to be a book review. But the book’s significance lies in today’s topic of deliberation- The Dark academic aesthetic. Aesthetics aren’t something I would take heed of, other than the sense of contentment and satisfaction…

  • Craziest Space breakthroughs of 2021

    I- I was planning to do a year-end wrap-up……but I am stuck and don’t know what to write in it. So instead of being stuck, I will do a different kind of wrap up I can’t believe how much time has passed since I have posted anything about space and planets and moons and all that glitz glam. So let’s pick up where we left and take a look at the biggest and most interesting space discoveries of 2021 No, a star wasn’t burned, boiled or cooked to death. It was simply, um, VIOLENTLY engulfed by a black whole You see black holes are a malignant spectacle. They are scary…

  • Lo-fi: The “aesthetic” way of studying

    Exam season is up and I am DEFINITELY not helping you right now So because I don’t like studying (what a surprise), I constantly keep looking for some fun ways to jazz up my study sessions. I came across one such thing some while back, called Lo-fi. Now I was going through youtube (which knows more about me than myself) and with all the Lo-fi’s I am listening to these days, recommended me a video about basically, What is Lo-Fi and how they made a lofi album themselves. I watched it and got info more on the technical part than about actual lofi. So I began my search Good Question.…