Why 2016 was so important to me

I don’t fear a stage anymore. I don’t have jitters of anxiety and pangs of restlessness when someone asks me to stand in the spotlight.I got to stand proud and perform poetry and own up to my mistakes. I’ve stood in front of my school auditorium and made an absolute fool of myself and the…

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…

Five ways in which Model United nations conferences have changed me…

(1) I look at the logical and feasible side of everything. Ridiculous plans about anything and everything are now a strict no-no. Unless it’s logical, feasible and logistically possible it’s not even being considered. (2) I’ve learnt to defend and argue. If there’s one thing that you must know while going for a conference, it…

Something new and unexplored…

In the darkness of a cramped room with four other acquaintances, their hands danced with each others as though centuries of touch was long overdue. Her immediate reaction was to flinch at his touch but his hands gripped hers tight, not letting go. With each passing minute, she grew accustomed and comfortable, wrapping her hands…

Final few days…

Is it strange that I’ve been here just a few days and I’m already in tears at the thought of leaving? Being miles away from everything has been one of the most precious things I could ask for. The people here and the friends I’ve made have been so supportive and nice to me, I…