These TV shows and movies lie to us about everything!

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Whenever I hear a happy song about summer, I laugh. These songs are about sunny days and hanging out on the beach while wearing colorful bikinis. I have come across this meme on Twitter where girls are trying to have a ‘hot girl summer’.

Hot girl summer is a meme, originating with rapper Megan Thee Stallion, about feeling confident in who you are — and having fun and looking good while doing it. It often involves women posting selfies with summery swag and style using the caption (I heard it’s) hot girl summer.

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I have never experienced a…


“Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.” ― Naguib Mahfouz

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It was in the cold month of January when I came back home. Incidentally, that day also happened to be the day of Burns Night, a day that was meaningless here. My dad picked me up from the Delhi international airport after my 10 hour-long flight.

“Welcome home, beta,” he said to me.

The day when I moved back to Delhi reminded me a lot of the day when I left Delhi. …


It will completely change your life

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The language I am writing in right now has taken over the world. It is how everyone communicates internationally and without learning English, navigating through this world can become difficult outside of your native home. So, we all have to learn to speak English whether we like it or not.

Then why am I asking you to learn another language?

It’s not just because it will bring you more job opportunities or make it easy for you to travel through those regions. I am asking you to do it because it will completely change the way you see the world.

Languages shape our thoughts


I am tired of it

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We only have one laptop at home.

I know, I know. A First World problem. There are people on this planet who don’t have food to eat and have lost their jobs during the pandemic and here I am complaining about how we only have one laptop at home.

But sharing a laptop with my parents hasn’t been easy at all. In fact, it’s extremely exhausting. I have to be very careful about what I look up online and can’t use my laptop whenever I want. …


Fiction

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The Nice Guy’s lips are too soft.

I never thought I could hate something that was too soft. But here we are. His breath smells good which is apparently a good thing. No one wants to kiss someone with foul breath. Then, what’s wrong? Perhaps something is wrong with me. There must be.

Because he is a Nice Guy. He told me so himself. He said he deleted his ex’s nudes after showing them only to his best friend. He said he doesn’t send unsolicited dick pics, he only sends stranger girls sweet messages. …


She made me waste years of my life

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Trigger Warning. I recommend you skip this article if you find the talk of dieting and eating disorders discomforting

When I was 15, I discovered the world of fitness. A magazine article had told me that I needed to have flat abs to look pretty. Since I didn’t have flat abs and I couldn’t join a gym, I went to the next big thing instead. YouTube. A quick search returned thousands of results and that’s how I found my fitness instructor.

If you are trying to get fit at home like I was, you must have heard of Blogilates. With…


You shouldn’t follow everything you read online

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I love learning things on the internet. Not only can I access resources to find something to learn about, but I can also learn from other people’s experiences. There are so many self-help gurus out there, always full of sage and wisdom. Even if someone is not a self-help guru, people love to give advice.

However, people on the internet can’t always be trusted. In fact, there’s some horrible self-help advice that I have seen online that can actually be quite toxic. Here are a few things that I think people should stop following.

Always trust your feelings

This one’s quite common on the…


“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” — George Orwell

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Living in a new country is a very special experience. You get to meet new people and try different cuisines. You make memories for a lifetime. Traveling has become so important that it is almost a social currency now. A well-traveled person has a better social status in society because it indicates that they understand other cultures.

If someone travels a lot, they’ll tell you all about it. They’ll mention it in their bios and flood their social media with their travel pictures.

But what many people don’t often talk about is that traveling is a privilege. Living in a…


The bad years will pass and the good years will finally come

An old woman’s hands clutch a bus seat
An old woman’s hands clutch a bus seat
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I always hear from people how nice their grandmothers are. I see memes where grandmothers overfeed their grandchildren. I read stories from my friends who were spoiled by their grandmothers.

That didn’t happen to me.

My grandmother doesn’t love me. It is upsetting but nothing that I can’t take. However, this does make me jealous of people who have loving grandparents.

My grandmother is nothing like I expect a grandmother to be. She is bitter and seems she is angry at everyone around her. For a very long time, I didn’t understand why. She lived in a big house that…


I have some tips for you!

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Ever since this pandemic has taken over my life, I have been feeling something. It’s hard to express what it really is. It’s like I am bored, sad, lonely, confused, anxious but still happy, healthy, hopeful, excited at the same time. That’s a lot of feelings for one person.

This pandemic has been overwhelming but there’s one good thing that has happened to me.

I have learned to love myself.

How did I do this? By allowing myself to let go. I have given up those things that were holding me back. I don’t hate myself anymore. …

Vidhipssa Mohan

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