You’re supposed to leave for work in five minutes but you can’t because you’re unable to find the goddamned stapler. How do you staple the papers you just finished working on? What’s up with all the rush? It’s because the work was assigned three weeks ago by the boss and you pulled an all-nighter as […]Read More OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION FOR A MENTALLY SOUND STATE
The word patriarchy is derived from Greek Patriakhēs which means ‘the ruling father’ – used in order to explain a society made of families where the father is the head and the decision maker of the family and where children and the women have little or no say in these decisions. In this structure, power […]Read More A Masculine Mask : How Patriarchy Hurts Men
As I sat there staring at the mountains glistening like gold under the morning light I recalled my last moments with my father, a drunken man making faces behind the back of his complaining wife and his seven-year-old daughter laughing at the scene from a crack in the door. I observed the valley below and […]Read More Mysteries of The Sinister Tradition: ‘Kapat’
Western music has emphatically influenced folks of North-east through the years. However, each passing decade brings about a new wave of musicians and genres. This article, if goes in accordance with my intentions, will take you in a headbanging journey to the times when our grandfathers were jamming to the “Abba”, and humming to Bob […]Read More HOMEMADE ROCKSTARS OF DENZONG: HOW HAS WESTERN MUSIC SHAPED SIKKIM INTO A MINI-AMERICA?
Diwash had done it, and the atmosphere was intense. For he had done the one thing that none in our class had ever done. He had packed ‘Kinema’ for lunch, and the word had almost immediately gone around. When the lunch bell rang, I and a few of our lunch buddies stood affixed at […]Read More North East India’s Obsession for Smelly Food
Every year, thousands of high school graduates are caught in the dilemma of choosing a stream to pursue in college which is equivalent to picking your profession. The idea is quite well known and a well debated one but a huge step forward is realising that the root of the problem lies deeply ingrained. It […]Read More Passion vs Convention
As I woke up this morning I checked my Instagram. The grays of our mundane life coloured by the bright LEDs in our screen. We cannot deny the huge footprint of social media in our life. Communication is essential to a human, as essential as the need for food; and technology is the biggest medium […]Read More To Post or not to Post? That, is the question.
Do you know many guitarists? I’m a guitarist myself and chances are you know many who say they play the guitar, but do they really? Guitar may be one of the most overused instruments in the present day music. It is especially popular among the young population so much that you cannot go into […]Read More Types of Guitarists and which one are you?
How many of us reading this right now have posed with the 사랑 ‘Sarang -love’ (the finger heart)? How many of us have at least seen it in selfies and pictures across Instagram? I’m betting you have. The Hallyu wave or the Korean wave has spread through the world like wildfire. People all over the […]Read More The Gangtokian Hallyu : Why K-pop is so popular in Sikkim