It’s okay to feel shame

Shame

2 min read Hriidaii Raj Chettri, a 17 year old novelist from Gangtok sheds light upon the feeling of shame and how it is widely demonised when it should not be. He shares his insights on how shame can be used as a constructive tool to better ourselves and how it could help us adhere to a spiritually fulfilling set of values.

Do you love Japan? | The Otaku Culture in North-East India

2 min read Japanese literature, its culture and its chief and the most culturally significant art forms, Manga and Anime have us spellbound making us either an Otaku or a Weeaboo. We have over and again exercised thank you “Arigato” and I love you “Aisheteru”, two important phrases we picked up reading subtitles from animes.

Fishing for Salmon in a Croc Infested Bog | Handling Criticism

4 min read We can either react to criticism constructively to improve, or in a negative way that can lower our self-esteem and cause stress, anger or even depression and anxiety in severe cases (when you’re surrounded with too many morons to deal with in everyday life).

Internet and the Paradox of Choice

3 min read The observable universe of an individual on the third planet from the sun is plagued by change in climate for the worse, large scale conflicts, ignorance and an inherent lack of altruism, if he chooses to acknowledge what he sees.

Brief Nuances on Nihilism

< 1 min read How is a man to continue living when he realizes that he is nothing?

You’re a Masterpiece of Evolution

3 min read Let your mind be free of prejudice for next 3 – 4 mins. For once forget the ability to differentiate between the ugly and the beautiful, good and bad, sad and happy, disgusting and soothing. Imagine your mind to be like the sky. Forget the colours and forget that you want success or need a … Read moreYou’re a Masterpiece of Evolution

A Night in Kumartali

11 min read One humid Kolkata night, as the remnants of the previous night’s bottle found itself depleting, I walked out to the neighbourhood bootlegger. The setting of the area seemed to be an unvarying one – the endless alternating between the dim light and the tranquil darkness, the shuffling footsteps, the limp figures seeking darker shades in … Read moreA Night in Kumartali

The Pretty Circle of Life

5 min read Nine years ago. Snip, snip. The snippets of callously cut hair falls on the ground of the salon. She looks at herself in the mirror. Chubby cheeks, round face, a bit of acne – exactly what most fifteen year olds look like. She looks into the mirror and feels slightly self conscious. Her mother is … Read moreThe Pretty Circle of Life

M.G. Marg is the mirror of the new Sikkimese Culture

2 min read Mahatma Gandhi Marg, most commonly known as M.G. Marg is the face of Gangtok. Carved among buildings and roads in the hill, this is a pavement filled with flora, all groomed with lights that make the place look prettier. By the day, under the blue sky and yellow sun, it almost feels like heaven, with … Read moreM.G. Marg is the mirror of the new Sikkimese Culture