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Secret of becoming your unique self

Secret of becoming your unique self

Farhat Afzal argues that both submitting to values of others and being a rebel is detrimental as both are extremes, instead one should find his own values and stick to them It is easy to be at either ends of any spectrum. One can either be the biggest rule follower out there or one can be a rebel. What is […]

September 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Us versus them?

Us versus them?

My mother always tells me that her generation is the one that has witnessed the most changes of the past century. They witnessed the evolution from radios to televisions, that became permanent fixtures in households in the 1970s…

September 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Too scared to be creative?

Too scared to be creative?

I am always astounded at the ease with which children come forward to show a creative work they have done. Be it a drawing or a poem, they are happy to show their masterpiece to any curious individual. Their enthusiasm is not dampened even by those who are not as willing…

August 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Human versus advertisement!

Human versus advertisement!

Take a look around and observe your surroundings. Do you see any form of advertisements? Keep in mind, product branding also counts as a form of advertisement. If you don’t see any, then you’re probably living under a rock…

August 23, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Living in a time when being young is ‘uncool’!

Living in a time when being young is ‘uncool’!

I received a massive eye roll from my niece the other day when I told her how we would watch shows on BTV when we were younger…

August 16, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Heated ride

Heated ride

Most of my student life was spent commuting by a motorbike. After it was stolen a couple of years ago, I had no choice but to turn to public transports…

August 9, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

The pillars at the Mount Batok draw the cutoff line for vehicles. Horses are the only means to travel beyond the active volcano of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia…

August 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Morality of youth: myth or fact?

Morality of youth: myth or fact?

One of my earliest memories at school was a teacher’s kid asking me to share my test answers with her in fourth grade…

July 26, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Welcome to the age of confusion!

Welcome to the age of confusion!

Many people complain about our new and modern world lacking the element of human touch in many spheres of life. For example, the increasing numbers of those urbanites who live in multi-storied, gargantuan residential…

July 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Prisoners on street

Prisoners on street

I do not think I have quite recovered yet from the ‘Modi fever,’ i.e. the chill we all felt in our collective hypothetical spine when the Indian prime minister visited our country recently…

July 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak