I was outdoors by the sea which is extremely relaxing, both the fresh air and the view of the crashing waves next to me. The steady pace of the cycle and paying attention to the road ensured that my mind didn’t wander and stayed focused on the action. It kept me present in that moment.I made time in my day to cycle and wanted to go out every day to cycle to immerse myself in this pleasant, soothing, and engaging environment and activity. I was focused on myself and my experience only, nothing else. Continue reading How cycling helped my mental health
Photo by atwena Goodman on Unsplash Compared to other mammals, elephant behaviour is the closest to human behaviour in terms of experiencing emotions like joy, grief, and anxiety. All of you have probably seen the news of a herd of endangered elephants in China trekking almost 500km from their habitat. Many of you may have seen this as a fascinating feat that was mildly entertaining but not something … Continue reading The elephants trekking across China taught me a lesson on resilience and motivation I never thought I needed
Journalling is a great tool to express oneself in a healthy way and confess one’s struggles and fears privately without any judgement or fear. It is mainly helpful because it helps to take back control over your life and your emotions. I realised just last year, that maybe, journaling was having a negative effect on me. Rather than helping me, it was hindering my well being. Continue reading Why I stopped keeping a daily journal
If you have been active on social media, you know that recently there has been viral videos one after the other of racist behaviour in Singapore against Indians and people with brown skin. Let’s remember one thing before we start: just because videos and proof have been going viral recently, does not mean that racism against brown people in Singapore is a new phenomenon. Racism … Continue reading Yes, there is racism in Singapore
“It is like having a cyborg baby: no longer composed only of human cells, but a mixture of biological and inorganic entities.” Continue reading The dangers of microplastics and its effect on human and marine life
Have you ever encountered someone give you a backhanded complement about your race such as ‘oh you’re really pretty for a ___ person!’. Such casual racist and colourist prejudices shape and affect our everyday lives. Continue reading Everyday Racism and Colourism Pt. 1
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.
How has isolation been for you amidst this COVID-19 pandemic? Many are enjoying it, but many hate it. Are there pressures to make the most out of it? Continue reading Isolation at its finest = a productivity contest?
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.
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?