And all that happens after

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“Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.”
— Walt Whitman

During my freshman year of college, we were asked to pick a topic for a communication project. I chose mine as “Death Is Beautiful.” I remember being laughed at for coming up with something that sounded so unusual. I tried…

It could be more about them than you

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My journey of writing didn’t involve leaving jobs to avoid regret later in life. I got done with graduation and it simply came to me alongside the pandemic. For that, I believe that 2020 couldn’t have been any better for me. When I started off writing, I was as excited…

Talking to a 10-year-old poor kid at a holy city in India

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I’m an extremely empathetic person. The downside to it is that I begin to grieve for anything unfortunate that I see. Stray animals, elderly people, the poor — my heart breaks for it all. And when I realize there’s less in my control, it breaks a little more.

Here in…

Also dubbed as the “Man of the Hole”

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When we look back and comprehend how far we have come as a human race, it appears utterly remarkable. From hunting and huts to cars and cash, we have certainly conquered a long road. While we know this road is never-ending, let’s take a pause and think of our progenitor…

From the ruins of Nalanda

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The prestigious center of art and learning — Nalanda University was founded by Buddhist monks around 2,500 years ago making it one of the oldest university of the world. The term Nalanda was derived out of three Sanskrit words; Na, Alam, and Da.

The story of an almost 50-year-old man who served us coffee

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The idea of working while studying at a young age always seemed an overly cool thing to me. Especially because it’s pretty uncommon where I live. At 19 when I was doing my graduation, I joined a tiny start-up as an intern. …

Touches scare me.

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Excluding the virus scenario, people in general, are very touchy. I don’t know how they do it but I’m far from comfortable with it.

People want to shake hands when they meet, they want to exchange warm hugs. …

Arguing is their prime hobby

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Growing up, I, and I believe many others were taught to avoid ‘bad company.’ My parents would say that bad friends work like poison — a drop is enough to infect others.

I’d always advocate for my friends, who in my opinion were not bad, by saying, “If they can…

Question and Confession.

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Dear Popu,

I still remember the day uncle brought you home, to me. I loved looking at you all day long. To you hopping, squawking, and passionately eating. Your beautiful green feathers and the roundest ring on your neck — they outshined everything I had ever seen.

Do you remember…

A simple, fun-loving boy gets radicalized

Son Rasheed & mother Nicola (Source: Wbur)

It’s one thing to know you have lost your kid to heaven but to lose them to radicalization — is a feeling that cannot be framed in words.

This is the story of Nicola Benyahia, mother of Rasheed Benyahia, a 19-year-old boy from Birmingham who joined ISIS and never returned.

Radha Kapadia

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