Great Things To Do When You Simply Cannot Write

Scream. Not in angst or agony. I mean put your speaker on full volume, play your favourite song, and sing along at the top of your voice. Or if you’re more into dancing or playing a musical instrument, do that! Whatever it is that makes you happy and full of energy, do that with extreme intensity for 5 minutes. It’ll change your frequency from one … Continue reading Great Things To Do When You Simply Cannot Write

Why Too Much Success is Overwhelming (Sometimes)

Over the last two or three weeks, I have made a conscious effort to make my life better. I’ve been thinking happier thoughts, I’ve been more charismatic and easygoing around my friends, and I’ve done everything I possibly could to make my life better. And it’s been working! Two days ago, my friend and I won the city semifinals of a quiz competition, and won … Continue reading Why Too Much Success is Overwhelming (Sometimes)

A Drive Back Home

For once, the traffic wasn’t bad. It was evening, and I was coming back home from a relative’s house. To get home, we needed to pass through what, in my opinion, is the best part of Hyderabad. HITEC City. Hello, auto rickshaw! In case the name doesn’t already give you a hint about the place, let me give you one: It’s full of computers. It’s … Continue reading A Drive Back Home

A Tale of Two Thanos

By Michael Miller

What’s the plural of Thanos?  Would it be Thanos?  Or Thanoses?  Or Thani?  I don’t know but I still kind of like the ring of this title anyway so I’m sticking with it.  Once Avengers: Infinity War was finally upon us, one of its most discussed features was the character of Thanos.  I’ve read many reviews or essays examining the film which make the point Avengers: Infinity War is more a film about Thanos than any of the superheroes, something writers/directors Joe and Anthony Russo have said themselves.  What struck me most about Thanos when I first saw Avengers: Infinity War (and has continued to warrant further reflection with each subsequent viewing) is how different his motivations are in the film from the comics. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Thanos”

Being Independent

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. — Charlotte Bronte Why Being Independent Matters So Much It boosts your confidence. Independence and the ability to hold yourself high is a big boost to your self-confidence and self-esteem. To most, the idea that they don’t need to depend on someone else for their own … Continue reading Being Independent