Coney Island Family Trip: Photo Diary

To make the most of the Hari Raya Haji public holiday (Eid Mubarak to all my muslim friends!!), we decided to go on a family trip to Coney Island. To get to Coney Island, you will need to enter through either the West Entrance or the East Entrance. The West Entrance is more accessible as it joins in from Punggol. If you are driving like … Continue reading Coney Island Family Trip: Photo Diary

How to choose the best university for you

Are you considering studying abroad for university? Here are a few suggestions for you from my own experience doing my undergraduate abroad!  Consider your interests  What are you interested in studying? Don’t worry, you don’t need to have your life planned out, or be sure of your interests because your interests are likely to change. Why? University tends to offer a much broader range of … Continue reading How to choose the best university for you

The power of a name

A name defines us. Not in the sense that it illustrates your hair, gender preference, race and other features that outwardly differentiates us, but rather as an identifier. From the day we are named we are given an identity that the rest of the world uses to distinguish us from everyone else. An identifier that creates an impression of us before we can even introduce … Continue reading The power of a name

His name was George Floyd.

Protests have erupted in the US after the death of an unarmed, unresisting, innocent black man at the hands of a police officer. Protestors are fighting for change in the systemic racism that has gone unchanged for decades. Patterns of such systemic racism have been recognised globally and cities from around the world are fighting for the end of police brutality and systemic racism. Continue reading His name was George Floyd.

‘Made in Heaven’, the Indian marriage story.

Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘a match made in heaven’? Made in Heaven, Amazon Prime’s new show explores the various types of couples in India that get married, and the challenges they face. It addresses social issues such as gay marriage, inter-religious marriage, royal marriage, political alliances, and generational differences in practices. The plot follows a Delhi based wedding planning company called Made … Continue reading ‘Made in Heaven’, the Indian marriage story.

To What Extent Does Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Truly Represent South Asian People?

Netflix’s new show Never Have I Ever seems to be a great step forward in the representation of South Asian people in mainstream media. From exposing the ironies of ‘Aunty culture’ to the experiences of third culture children, this show touches on many everyday issues that teenagers face on daily basis, but puts an Indian twist on it. The regularity of the issues, such as … Continue reading To What Extent Does Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Truly Represent South Asian People?