On Religion and Reasons: Why Fast for Lent?

On Ash Wednesday this year, I made a decision that I had been avoiding for a few weeks. I decided that, for the first time since when I was about 13 or 14 years old, I would not be sacrificing anything or abstaining from anything during Lent this year. It was a decision I knew … Continue reading On Religion and Reasons: Why Fast for Lent?

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On Expletives & Expression

It's a long-running joke in my house that we're not allowed to curse. And by curse, I mean anything as strong as an innocent "damn". My sister and I are highly amused by my mother's insistence upon this rule, and the fact that till date, with us at ages 16 and 20 respectively, everyone around … Continue reading On Expletives & Expression

On Memory & Mnemonics: Specific Ways to Learn Information Efficiently

Ask me the lyrics of any song from Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' album, which I listened to on repeat in 2011, and I will perform the entire song for you perfectly (well, as perfectly as I can) despite not having heard it in years. Ask me the ridiculously long name of a character in a … Continue reading On Memory & Mnemonics: Specific Ways to Learn Information Efficiently