Welcome to Indian Schools: A place where dreams go to die

It has been an established fact for quite some time now, that the Indian Education System is beyond flawed. When I entered grade 11th, I was determined to ensure that I do better than previous years simply because I wanted to prove to myself that I was a better student than I allowed myself to…

Spain- Day 242

I realized I haven’t blogged about Spain half as much as I should’ve. After all, I did spend about a month of my exchange there. The first thing you notice about Alicante, is that there’s no hurry. Everyone seems to be so at ease and focusing on the now. It’s among the only places where…

Day 44- The stress Is realĀ 

So I haven’t been up to much lately. It’s so cold that it is almost impossible for me to go to school in the mornings. Aide from that, I’m trying to keep my focus on studies because I really do wanna achieve something while I’m here. People think it’s one long vacation so it’s dumb…

Day 35- The time I had a Barabapapa

I don’t really know what to say these days. Words fail me. I haven’t been up to much lately. I went for an AFS activity on saturday and we played escape rooms in Mechelen, it was great, I actually really like the entire AFS team. I went for a party that night and it was…

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…

Dear schools and colleges,

It is absolutely sick how you’ve made everything about grades and popularity. It breaks my heart to see great minds rot away to nothing simply because they aren’t like yours. The thought of someone being even a little different becoming an outcast only because you fail to give them a chance, makes me want to…

Much needed break…

So, my exams end tomorrow! Which is great because I’ve simply had it with looking at his face right before my papers, it just boils something in me and then my thoughts tend to wander while I write. I have a two week break after tomorrow during which I’m meeting couple of my friends and…

“I’m so fancy!!!”

Okay! So my shoot went so well and I’m still looking at the pictures like,”Is this me?”, “Is that really my butt?”. It can’t be. This is not possible. I mean, look at this… No, seriously? This is coming from the girl who has her hair tied in a mess and a neon hairband to…