The Boys Locker Room and My School’s Response

Burying conversations, policing female students, and the lack of sensitisation training provided to teachers is a common occurrence in schools across Delhi and beyond. When a Delhi girl exposed a ‘bois locker room‘ group chat and its participants on Instagram late last night, social media blew up with conversations about how girls are sexually exploited…

Diaries of an alcoholic

People can start to feel like a distant memory; folded away between an old copy of wuthering heights. You know the kind. They start to resemble drunken nights, The events of the past begin to shape-shift into distorted images and blurs. Only sometimes, you don’t want to wake up with no recollection of what went…

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…

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 90- Sinterklaas

The last week, me and my sister were alone at home for most of the time since our mother and brother were both out of the country. My sisters god mother came to take care of us for two days and she reminded me of my grandma so much. She made delicious pumpkin soup which…

Day 84- Around town 

School today was actually pretty good. Typical and boring at times but good nonetheless. I think I’m getting used to the weather but that’s probably because it’s increased into the double digits for some weird reason. By the way, completely random fact: They don’t have QWERTY Keyboards here, which basically means I can’t type properly…

Day 61- Spain

Hello everyone. Last Wednesday, our school took us to meet and talk to a Syrian Refugee. To tell you the truth, I’ve always wanted to learn more about pain. I believe that the lessons you can learn from even hearing about the pain someone has been through can move mountains. It’s a part of the…

Day 54- Netherlands

So. Let me fill you in on what has happened in the past ten days.  I went to the Netherlands, which is about a two hour drive from our house. We went to a small town called Delft. It’s fairly close to Amsterdam and it’s the cutest place ever. They have these small mideval European…

Day 44- The stress Is real 

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…