Diwali, the festival of lights, is the celebration of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, and the defeat of Ravana. It is the season of pujas and festivities, diyas and lights, Rangoli and colour; celebrated with new clothes and gifts, sweets and food and, of course, family. Diwali is a festival … Continue reading Diwali, a Festival of Lights or Pollution?
Do you think you have self-control? Or are you impulsive, and give in to every need? More importantly, how much do you think you should have self-control? I consider myself a reasonably self-controlled individual, when it matters. And by that, I mean that I can stop myself from indulging in something if I know I really … Continue reading On Self-control & Satisfaction
It's a bit late in the year to be setting goals, I am aware, but a lot of these have been ongoing for a while; I'm just making a conscious decision to post about them because I've realised I have only 2.5 months left in the year, and I want to make sure they're productive … Continue reading Goals for 2017: Before I turn 21
I got a hundred followers on my blog this week! It's been an exceptionally active week for me on WordPress. I wrote a post analysing a story that was relevant to a class I take, so I shared that link and got a lot of views through it. I wrote more regularly, having a lot of … Continue reading Blog Milestones: 100 followers!
I should not have to look both sides Before I cross a one-way road, Or hesitate on a pavement because Bikes have claimed it as their own. I shouldn't have to manoeuvre Open drains on every street Or drive through the same old pot-holes That only get worse every week. I shouldn't be afraid to … Continue reading There are problems with my society
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? From when I was a young child, this is a question that I have asked and been asked on numerous occasions. I was an avid reader, and the large number of fantasy books I read definitely must have influenced me to genuinely dwell on what … Continue reading Superpowers in Real Life
If you're having a bad day, here are 20 things you could try doing to feel better. I know they're all things that help me! 1. Eat some comfort food. 2. Listen to some good music ^ My choice for today because I'm so happy he's back and making such good music :") 3. Do … Continue reading Bad day?
About the author: Bessie Head was born to a mentally unstable white woman, Bessie Amelia Emery, and a black father who she never knew. Due to the racial taboo, and her mother's unstable state, she was adopted and grew up with different "coloured parents". Head faced a lot of problems in society due to her heritage, … Continue reading The Coming of the Christ-Child: Detailed Analysis
(Though I certainly pity you if you experience all these in the same day, so I've included one positive one to hopefully also relate to at the end!) Crunch A strange sound to feel When you bit into something so soft But crunch it truly did As you bit into your cheek And now the … Continue reading Unfortunate experiences in a day
"What's your favourite breed of dog?" They asked, out of the blue. "I love them all," I said of course "But how am I to choose?" "Labs I've found most lovable From back when I was small. They're so playful, full of life Shiny coats and tongues that loll. And of course, retrievers, With their … Continue reading Breeds of doggos all around