Strength of a Woman

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Women’s Day is such a big event internationally, but I’ve never understood why. Why do we make a big deal about basic rights which men have had since the beginning of time, but which women have only just begun to get? It’s a terribly morose thing if you ask me. Rather than a cause for celebration, it calls for some serious introspection from our so called leaders and “Men” of Power.

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Let Go

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Diwali is a special time for all of us in India., Just like Christmas in the West. The grandiosity of such a festival is mind- boggling. A new start, fresh beginnings and friendship- reborn like a phoenix that rises from the ashes. But Diwali, like many other holidays in other places, has some bitter sweet memories for some of us. Everything old has had a small role to play in the way we are, the way we function and the way we behave. But leaving these old things, or changing habits is harder than we think.

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Educated Fool

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Every country has its own education system. Every education system has its own share of benefits and drawbacks. But when the negatives outweigh the positives, a sort of abilitative redundancy sets into the minds of those receiving this education. It is not possible for such people to perform upto their full potential. An even more wretched and desolate thought is that these people don’t even realise that they are being duped.

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Mausoleum of Love

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It is one of the most breathtaking and wondrous sights to behold and yet every-time I see it, it leaves me a tad melancholy. It had the air of a grand old woman who had drunk out of the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom of it. To say beauty has a price, in this case atleast, would be spot on. The Taj Mahal is a national treasure that weeps for not only the dead who are buried in her foundations, but also the living who flock to see her.

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Savage Garden

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As the human population is growing, we find ourselves confined to smaller spaces. So, as is logical, we grow our towns and cities without paying any heed to how the earth in that area will sustain the population. We find ourselves encroaching on the territory that belongs to creatures that were around long before we understood the meaning of civilisations. We claim their homes as our own and then when they fight back, we burn them alive and call them encroachers.

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Shape of You

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Men. Men today have forgotten what it is to be a man. In today’s day and age, males are so insistent on being boys and “living free” that they can no longer encompass the true meaning of being a man. Being a man not only refers to putting on a suit at a wedding- which, by the way, every man should do; even your best pair of jeans are NOT formals- it means being chivalrous, being compassionate and taking up responsibility of themselves, if no one else. Not someone who can just pay the bills like clockwork. But also take a hard look at yourself girls- because you have become exactly that and lost the spirit of being a woman.

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The Way You Look Tonight

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“ All you have to do is take a shower and shave!”, is often what is said to most sons by their mothers and still women are told to lower their standards. Latest trends in clothing have somehow managed to make matters even worse. Gentlemen, seeing your underwear gaping through the gap between your too- short t-shirts and far-to-baggy jeans is not as picturesque, as you may have been deluded into believing.
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