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People like to gossip. It provides them dopamine to go through their mundane lives.

Lines

a poem about two lines

Illusion

on someone you’ve probably seen

Hope

on thoughts amidst talks of an impending chaos or a world war

All Men Are Trash

You must have heard folks claiming this, but do you know how far they can go to substantiate their claims?

The Pleasure of Solitude

“Walking with the crowd will usually take you no further than the crowd. Walking alone will take you to the places you’ve never been.”

The Choice And Thereafter…

Today, as I was surfing the net, I came up on a wonderful story about how a guy was a given a choice by his fiancée, what he chose and his life thereafter. The story was written by Debo Dasgupta as an answer to a question he was asked on a website. The story is both interesting… Continue Reading →

Attracting The Teenager’s Mind

Attracting teenagers for marketing products is not everyone’s cup of tea. Teens can be considered to be the toughest demographic to market to. Reaching them is both challenging and unpredictable. It depends a lot on what you’re trying to sell and if they are interested in your product. Once you get hold of their attention,… Continue Reading →

The Sweetest “Cherry” You’ll Ever Find

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.” A baby girl is one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys you can ever feel, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today. I realized this when I was… Continue Reading →

12 “Exclusive” Pictures From Facebook

These 12 “exclusive” pictures from Facebook are sure to make your day. Facebook can be funny at times. It can be a place where people can feel “incomplete” with 20 others, post pictures of a “second honeymoon” or a selfie with the dead. Now, have a look at these pictures. You may discover things that… Continue Reading →

Life Without Facebook: 10 Points

Life is great without Facebook. I have a personal experience regarding that. I decided to quit Facebook after I realised that it was Facebook who was using me rather than the other way round. It’s been over six months since I deactivated my Facebook account. Initially I was a bit sceptical about taking that step… Continue Reading →

Newspapers: The Next Endangered Species?

It is an open secret that newspapers are in dilemma in this digital age. Readership has declined and so has circulation. If the global scenario is to be observed, it is seen that hundreds of newspapers have closed down and many have gone bankrupt due to numerous ominous circumstances like deficiency of readership, lack of… Continue Reading →

8 True Stories Of The Benevolent Dr. Abdul Kalam

India lost a gem on the 27th of July, 2015, with the passing away of Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Here is a compilation of eight stories and incidents, including my personal experience, which gives a glimpse of his benevolence and his impeccable character:

The Simple Dr. Abdul Kalam I Knew

The news of the death of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam came as a shock to every Indian today. I could not believe the news for a long time and prayed it to be a hoax. But my prayers were never answered and I realised, that great man was no more. As I sat back and… Continue Reading →

Cure Your Whatsapp Addiction

Whatsapp is one of the excellent retarding agents we all can’t live without (probably). I have seen my productive time decrease drastically due to Whatsapp. No, I was not a Whatsapp addict; I just kept receiving Whatsapp notifications all though the day, or whenever I turned on my smartphone’s mobile data. As I was thinking… Continue Reading →

A Dinner Invitation Gone Wrong

At present, I’m about 500 kilometres away from home, undergoing a summer intern-ship in an Oil Company. Few of my university seniors work in the same company. Today, as I was walking through the market area with one of my friends (Shantanu) undergoing the same intern-ship, I was suddenly greeted by a senior (Sid Da)…. Continue Reading →

The Unconventional Oil Theft

It was during my intern-ship at Oil India Limited, Duliajan, Assam this year when I got to interact with many people and got a glimpse of their lives. Usually during the field visits to the oil wells, I used to sit in the front seat of the vehicle and talk to the driver during the… Continue Reading →

7 Things Education Doesn’t Teach

Textual knowledge is not everything in life. Marks may get you a good rank or pointer, but will hardly help you cope up with today’s world.  What one requires today are skills, wits and presence of mind. Education teaches us many things. But there are some certain things that do not fall into the ambit… Continue Reading →

Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair

(This is a short essay on the topic “Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair With Its Own Pros And Cons” written for a college project.) India is the largest democratic country in the world and it has also been the most successful democratic country so far. India has a permanent constitutional body, the Election Commission of… Continue Reading →

Where Did The Stars Disappear?

I do not remember the last time I saw a clear, starry night sky. Last night, as I stood by the balcony and looked up to the sky, I could see very few stars although it was a clear sky with almost no clouds at all. Where did the stars

Swine Flu: Symptoms & Prevention

Swine Flu, caused by the H1N1 virus, has been spreading fast in different parts of India as well as in our own state of Assam. While it isn’t as scary as it seemed a few years ago, it’s still important to protect yourself from getting it. Like seasonal flu, it can cause more serious health… Continue Reading →

The Irony of Success and Failure

“I don’t know how this happened! It was all good luck..!” – Nobody, ever. One day, I was sitting in the coffee shop and I heard two guys discussing something that caught my attention. As I was alone, I decided to listen to them for a while and then join the conversation. They were talking… Continue Reading →

Are You Being Too Social?

Being social is good, but being too social is definitely harmful if you do not know how to maintain your checks and balances. Let me explain it like this: Look at yourself. Are you too social? If yes, then you have a lot of friends you care about. You share your joys and sorrows with… Continue Reading →

Everyone Has A Love Story

Yesterday, after having lunch at a hotel in the city, I was returning to my university (which is in the outskirts of the city) in an auto rickshaw. It was a public vehicle and stopped for anyone on the road to pick them up. As it stopped near the railway station, a boy got into it and… Continue Reading →

The Magical Creed

   Last night, while going through a book by Napoleon Hill, I found this interesting creed which was written by a woman for her husband. The woman asked her husband to sign the creed and hang it in front of him where he could see it all day long while at his work. The man… Continue Reading →

National Unity And Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

“Your goodness is impediment in your way. So let your eyes be red with anger and try to fight injustice with an iron hand.” – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, while addressing people in Bardoli, 12th March 1928. India is a land of diverse communities. The diversity of this land has existed since time immemorial. Travellers from… Continue Reading →

Winter Cycling!

Winter has just dawned in my city. The coldness of the smooth breeze on my face when I cycle around my varsity sends “happiness chills” to my body every evening. Its a wonderful feeling to ride through the nature, with the lovely sight of the sunset, the trees and the birds chirruping above the trees… Continue Reading →

Few Things To Remember For A Better Diwali

Diwali is coming… 1. When you shop and come back avoid talking about your purchases in the rickshaw/taxi in which you travel. The driver will feel bad because he can’t buy the same for his kids. 2. When you burst firecrackers, give some to your watchman so that he can give it to his kids. You dont… Continue Reading →

10 MUST KNOWs About India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

“…ISRO’s general philosophy is cost effectiveness. The Russians look for robustness and the Americans go after optimization. Our aim at ISRO was how do we get to Mars on a budget.”  -Kopillil Radhakrishnan, Chairman of ISRO    Today, the 24th day of September 2014, India joined the elite group of countries which have their satellites… Continue Reading →

Is India REALLY Independent? Think Again!

Today is India’s 67th Independence Day. Let me wish you all a very Happy Independence Day! On this date, we achieved our independence from the hands of the British. As a free nation, we have come a long way in the past years. We have advanced and developed more than many other countries freed from… Continue Reading →

Run!

Run for a cause, Run for a reason, For the atrocities Pinching daughters and sisters.   Raise your voice To alert the world. Run for women safety, Run for a cause! A short poem written for “Dibrugarh Run”, a promotional marathon running event for Auxesis 2014, the annual techno-cultural-cum-management fest of Dibrugarh University. © Barnadhya… Continue Reading →

Double Faced People: The 3 Types

“I hate two faced people. It’s so hard to decide which face to slap first.” – Anonymous Everyone has encountered double faced people in their lives. These people tend to be very deceptive. No one knows the actual motive behind this quality of theirs. Most generally stay inactive. But once you do

Happiness Is…Free Wi-Fi..!

While everything comes with a price tag, you get free Wi-Fi at your hostel! What can be better!? Yes, I mean every word of it. Nothing comes for free today. Even drinking water costs money. But what I recently got in my hostel is something that comes for free. Okay, you already know it from… Continue Reading →

A “Funny” Video Of A Fish Forced To Smoke

There have been many inhuman activities going on around the world today. Murders, communal conflicts, international wars are a few deadly ones to name. The news from these happenings seem to be  very disturbing every morning when I go through the news headlines. But today, something different hit me hard. I went through a video clip… Continue Reading →

Through The Eyes Of An Adult

    Ever since I was a child, I was always curious about what it would feel like to be an adult. I had the weirdest conclusions one can draw from nothing. I thought that adults saw things in a different way. They were tall. So, I thought they always had a superior feeling that… Continue Reading →

Honest people DO EXIST!

    We live in a world of thugs. If you are not careful, you are most likely to be cheated by someone. Many say that good and honest people have almost become extinct. But something happened today, that made me realise that honest people do exist.     It was around noon that I and… Continue Reading →

Losing Your Contacts: A BIG DEAL

  Gone are those days when people used to remember the telephone numbers of their dear ones. In this age of tablets and smartphones, you just collect a number, save it to your device and forget about it. And if you are a bit geeky, you might sync the contacts of your device to your… Continue Reading →

What leads to price rise in India?

Price rise and inflation have become very common terms today. Every now and then, we keep hearing these terms, be it in the radio, news channels or in the newspaper headlines. But what do they actually mean? And why do they occur? Is it always right to criticise the government for price rise or inflation?  … Continue Reading →

Why Do I Blog?

I have started blogging earlier this year. And ever since I have started blogging, I have been getting a lot of questions like “What is blogging?”, “Why do you blog?”, “What does one get by blogging?” and so on. So, I have decided to write this post regarding blogging, why one blogs and what blogging… Continue Reading →

A New Reservation Policy

I have seen many cases where a student ABC (belonging to the General category) scores high marks in a screening test but is deprived of his seat as another student XYZ (belonging to a reserved category) is given the seat in spite of scoring lower marks than ABC, just because he has the reservation advantage…. Continue Reading →

The ‘ice-cream’ Kisses

It was earlier this month when I visited my five-year-old cousin Gulu. He is my favorite cousin and I love him a lot. Compared to other five-year-old kids, he is very matured and different. He speaks sentences fluently with a very sweet accent, His mind has the brightest of ideas and he will always come… Continue Reading →

A Walk In The Greens

It was yesterday afternoon, after my classes got over. I had nothing to do then, except going back to my hostel and have a nap as usual. That was when I decided to do something different. Why not explore the vicinity of the University? I crossed the highway and headed towards the road leading to… Continue Reading →

Is Media Lowering The Level Of Public Debate?

  “Whoever controls the media controls the mind.” – Jim Morrison Before discussing about media, let us have a brief look at what media is. Media is the medium or way to reach a large audience by mass communication. Media can be divided into four main categories- Broadcast media: Includes radio, television, recorded music, films etc…. Continue Reading →

A Lovely Sunset

A lovely sunset in Dibrugarh, clicked from the viewpoint in Dibrugarh University park, Assam.

Music that stays

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” –Albert Einstein Music is magic. Music can do wonders- from lifting up your spirit to regulating your heart or boosting your hormones. It defies… Continue Reading →

Understanding ‘The Kejriwal Phenomena’

Arvind Kejriwal- The most happening phenomena in India today. Well, he formed a new political party and became the chief minister of Delhi within a very short period, dethroning its predecessor who had ruled it from 3rd December 1998 to 28th December 2013— more than fifteen years. The Aam Aadmi had promised a lot to… Continue Reading →

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