Citizens Talk 11.0

“It i​sn’t easy returning to your old, “normal” life after the most wonderful 3 months ever. You have to keep up with school again, you have to get used to that everything still looks the same while you’ve been through a lot of changes, you have to accept that some people are already getting tired…

Citizens Talk 10.0

“Belgians can be very conceited. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my friends but everyone always think they’re right and everything is always a competition about being right without actually knowing facts.  The kids here are always complaining about their marks but I’ve never actually seen anyone bother to study or even take…

Day 25- Belgium

How to survive being an exchange student in 5 simple steps: Month 1 (Easy version) (i) Immerse yourself in the language. Notice how listening to things you don’t understand all day gives you a slight headache in your left temple and all of a sudden you’re aware of how numb your body feels. Regret your…

Day 23- Belgium

Things that my inner voice has said to me the past few days on train rides in a foreign country I now call home; (i) I wonder why there is no universal language if all the emotions we try to convey are more often than not the same with just different strings of alphabets joined…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples And a Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a…

What it means to be Indian

Four hundred year old temples Four thousand year old civilization I tell myself that this country of snake charmers just isn’t meant for me. But when I look back at this country so full of grace, There’s clearly something I fail to ace. You see, the fact that I’m the daughter of a Punjabi in…

Independent India

Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind — a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. – Vera Nazarian  Today when I wake up and check my news feed, I…