• prescriptionpills How My Prescription Drug Abuse Chained Me to Self-Harm

    There’s no stigma around prescription medication; it isn’t considered a vice like alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana. Still, refusing to recognise the demon of addiction doesn’t mean it isn’t perched on your back. I lost sleep, gained weight, and intentionally started hurting myself, leading to a spiral of self-loathing.

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  • No More #Wanderlust: Why My Obsession with Travel Became a Bad Trip

    Discovering travel in my early 20s was truly a great thing. It allowed me to see beyond the confines of culture, tradition, food, and gender, but after a decade of globetrotting, the places, the people, and the people of the places, all start to feel like carefully curated prototypes of each other.

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  • EnglandvsAustralia Does England’s 481 Against Australia Sound the Death Knell for Bowling?

    Cricket is no longer a contest between bat and ball. It’s Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith vs Joe Root vs Kane Williamson. Bowlers do not exist to create their own legacies, they merely exist as a hindrance to a batsman’s legacy.

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  • Why Isn’t India Ever on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List?

    When it comes to the hallowed halls of fine dining, we Indians are our own enemy. We are hell bent on demanding nothing but biryani and butter chicken at a restaurant that serves a 12-course modern Indian tasting menu.

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  • PDP and BJP: The Star-Crossed Couple of Indian Politics

    The PDP-BJP union was doomed from the start. And in the tradition of all tragic protagonists, the two former lovers have seen their dreams turn to ash. The brunt, however, will be borne by the Kashmiri people who are left, yet again, without a democratically elected government.

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  • egyptmosalah The Silver Lining to Mo Salah’s World Cup Exit

    With Egypt unlikely to advance further than the group stage, Mo Salah’s World Cup campaign will come to an end on Monday, leaving millions of fans heartbroken. As a pick-me-up, here are three silver linings we can find in this result.

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  • irrfan Irrfan Khan Made Us a Part of His Grief. It’s His Boldest Role Yet

    For a man like Irrfan Khan, who has always marched to the beat of his own drum, narrating his story of fighting cancer might be his boldest role yet. By sharing the truth of his struggle with his fans and followers, he has displayed a rare kind of generosity.

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  • MoSalah Mo Salah – 1, Islamophobia – 0

    As world leaders advocate stricter immigration policies and hostility toward Muslims around the globe rises, that one of the world’s most loved footballers should be a Muslim, is a sweet irony. Mohamed Salah is not merely an icon of the game, but as Liverpool fans call him – a gift from Allah.

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  • kejriwal Bigg Boss Ke Ghar Mein AAP Ka Swagat Hai!

    With nail-biting challenges like a fast protest, celebrity guests like Arvind Kejriwal, and surprise evictions like Manish Sisodia’s, Bigg Boss Delhi is the hottest reality show on TV today.

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  • Why Can’t Indian Families Let Us Adult In Peace?

    When I turned 22, I believed that I would live away from home, revel in my financial independence, and travel across the world, no questions asked. However reality involves my grandparents implying I settle down while they are alive and my mother demanding to know the minutiae of my spendings.

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