Couple’s therapy 😁 Credits: Suits

In the past year, like many others, I turned to television shows and shows to drown out the white noise in the silence of the night. I watched some sitcoms — the fabled “The Office”, controversial “How I Met Your Mother” (I’ll refer to this as HIMYM from now on), and comical “Silicon Valley”. I watched some dramas sprinkled with humor — the personal favorite “Suits” and the monotonous, yet surprisingly interesting “Lucifer” and some others not worth mentioning.

No character is without their flaws — the scars and wounds that are exploited by writers to progress the story and…


A slightly exaggerated piece I hope some of you might relate to.

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Sometimes, I am alone and lost in the moment — lost in my playlist, my work, drifting between my conscious and unconscious realities — and then I get this ‘aha’ moment where (forgive the cliches — I thought of nothing else) something just clicks. At that time I am aware of exactly what and how I feel, I have clarity in thought, and I have an idea. That idea is enough to spur motivation and I get this need to note it down somewhere, explain it, lest I…


Disclaimer: these are my unedited spontaneous two cents in the middle of the night and I do not mean to harm anyone’s feelings or condemn any actions by other people regarding the recent movements and protests.

I just hope this gives you some food for thought.

We live in tumultuous times.

We live in interesting times.

It’s hard to imagine a world where we are unburdened with the constant flow of information on these glaring screens so many of us find solace in. To fill in the gaps of inactivity in our lifestyles, this was initially an effective means to…


An introspective glance into modern Indian blockbuster cinema

Bollywood has taken over our nation and others with its cheerful and colourful portrayal of fictitious and often unbelievable stories. Its iconic presence has been fuelled by romantic love stories, upbeat dance sequences, and big-name stars who keep multiplying box office revenue. But, as always, there is a darker flip side; the prevailing sexualism and misogyny in a vast majority of mainstream Bollywood movies. …


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Looking back at the past year and events which have occurred in that period, I pondered over a question — “Do we see crime as just an offence against government law? Or do we see it as an enemy to justice and the tenets of the morality of an ideal human being?” In both scenarios, the topic at hand still holds importance in our lives and this got me thinking.

The law is, to say the least, not comprehensive enough; It has loopholes and often permits the sly and cunning to bypass them with little or no consequence. The law…


Above: One of many placebo pills available in the general market
Credit: TIME

Disease calls for cure, and cures have seen different forms over the centuries, varying from spiritual cures to the medicine we consume so eagerly today and the surgeries we fear. It is difficult to imagine everyday medicine of any kind being anything other than a syrup or a small white pill swallowed with water. All our knowledge of medicine and the body tells us that medicine must have drugs which physiologically affects patients. However on the contrary, placebos have been around since any types of cures have been created. For those of you who do not know, a placebo is…


Our first blurry look at space’s perennial mystery

On April 10th, 2019, the world witnessed the release of the first-ever photograph of one of the most mysterious and captivating space phenomena mankind knows; the black hole. A ground-breaking development, which was labelled as the ‘picture that changed our view of the universe’ by the Guardian, this picture not only verified Einstein’s theory of relativity but also provided us with insight on methods to explore even further in the endless universe. …


Propagation of information-this is how human historiographies have survived; varying from diction to being inked onto our books and literature. However, there are always two sides of a coin; the bipolarity of interpretations of any event that can be seen throughout history. Although with greater research, historical analysis and sifting to exclude fiction and include new facts, this bipolarity disappears. This leaves behind one version which could be either the actual truth-as close as it can get to it- or a blatant lie, created by skewed historiographical formation. In the twentieth century, a need to document more information arose, which…


An Economic Inquiry

Materialism is common in our society. From the time when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, capitalism has, arguably, ruled our world and has been deep-rooted into both millennial and young minds like ours today. The human population yearns to consume and the scarcity of our resources only give them more value: the materialistic value of exclusivity and scarcity. “Hype brands” exploit and profit from this very tendency to consume. Their manipulation of markets and consumer’s tastes and preferences is a feat of economics, and of unparalleled growth. Supreme is one such brand as it has successfully…

Mayank Agrawal

A high schooler trying to answer his scribbled questions and thoughts from a little black notebook, along with the odd opinion.

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