What the hell is going on with global warming? Please come back fast we need you! This tweet from the White House shows dastard apathy towards 22.5 million climate refugees moving across borders sustaining poverty, disaster, and grave human right violations. I wish this tweet could humor Tarasiya, a baiga woman in Madhya Pradesh who is clueless about the term climate change: but she is baffled with frequent droughts, reduced forests and emerging cattle diseases. After decades of constant efforts, global community woke up to the glaring evidence of climate change. IPCC has vehemently established that climate change is not a figment of imagination it is a reality. As a result world community gathered at Earth summit in Rio 1992 and enshrined the principle of "Common but differentiated
If you have watched the movie "Inception", you surely know what limbo means. Well, limbo is a state of uncertainty. The dictionary defines it as "an uncertain period of awaiting a decision" and as an "intermediate state or condition". But what does emotional limbo means? Emotional limbo can be best understood as a situation where you have just moved out of a relationship but you not quite sure about it and therefore you are not able to completely move on to a new relationship. Well, don't get it wrong. Not wanting a new relationship after the old one is totally okay and if you are sure about it, then it is not an emotional limbo. However, if you are unsure about it because of the emotional gap between your old and new relationship, then you can claim that you are in an emotional limbo. On...
He came closer, He brought his face close to mine. I turned my face towards the wall. "Nervous?" he asked. I nodded my head. He smiled and offered me his cigarette. "Are you nervous too?" He nodded and took the cigarette and kept it aside. It was still burning, like my dreams. He brought his lips closer, Perhaps to kiss me. My hand created the barrier, He kissed it. Along with his lips, His teardrops also touched my dying body. "Why? You don't even love me" I asked. "I love you." He said. A drop of tear rolled down my cheek, And finally, I slept peacefully.
Author: Puroshottam Agrawal Publisher: Rupa Publishers Rating: 4/5 Isn’t it strange how love can be the happiest thing ever but can also cause immense pain? And yet, everyone keeps searching for it! The recent agitation following the release of Padmavat by Sanjay Leela Bhansali evoked the interest of several to dig deeper and know more about the history of Queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji. Apparently, the portrayal of Johar as the central theme of the movie cut the Rajputs to the quick and wounded their beliefs. But then, on a brighter note, it also gave fuel to the flames burning within the minds of the writers who cherry pick any such opportunity that gives them a concrete plot and relatable characters. Amidst all the ‘Padmavat’ books, I liked ‘Padmavat’ by Rupa Publishers the m
The grass is always greener on the other side, and perhaps this is the reason why most of the Indian students are sceptical about pursuing their studies abroad. When the moment of pursuing higher education arrives, most of the students are confused whether going abroad is a good option or should they settle with the Indian education system. If you are intelligent and lucky enough to get an admission in one of the prestigious IITs, you can somehow sigh a relief! But, what if you do not fall into that bracket of the so-called smart people in India? The scenario of Indian Education India is a young country, and this implies the number of youth in the country is tremendously high. Moreover, the best part of it is that our youth population consists of highly intelligent individuals and there...
When put in simple terms, digital marketing is a marketing method by which products are promoted online. So, basically with digital marketing, you can promote your products to the customers who are using the internet. It is a new way of marketing and has become a profound marketing strategy in the digital world. The best thing about marketing is that it is always evolving. The needs of the customers, the way you can attract the customers keeps on changing and with this change, it is important to change your marketing strategies. Marketing revolves around the customers. When radio was popular, radio marketing became popular and then came the television, and now with the bloom of the internet users, we have the digital marketing for the current customers. Originally, digital marketing was...
Delhi is the mother of all excellent dining restaurants but saying that it doesn’t mean you can’t find some of the ridiculously budget-friendly restaurants here. Everyone from across the nation comes here to give their heart a break and try some of the most delicious and tantalising food. Delhi is the king of serving some of the best food we have ever tried in our life and the list we have made for you today is the best 5 budget-friendly restaurants you and your loved ones can go to have some wonderful time and meal. So, let’s begin. The Superhero Café at Hudson Lane Are you a superhero fan? If yes, then you are surely going to enjoy this place. Their theme is based on Marvel comics superheroes. You will find lots of toys of all the superhero characters, and their ambience
Neither beneath anyone nor superior This well-trodden road whispering, “Only you are here”. My breath and my heartbeat, Such seclusion and me. It makes me believe in my existence Being able to feel the universe inside me. Each step forward, I seem to learn again and again that life is unpredictable. Being a guest on this earth, Whose life is not just a quest, an opportunity, Or a story to tell or just an experience. Leaping into the future in little tentative steps, Never quite knowing what’s to come. Everything struggling just to exist. The flow of life so turbulent outside, But delicate and fleeting inside it seems. As I walk further, I come to this realization of being blessed and alive. To even slightly comprehend this life. Is it okay to linger? Clos
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” This quote by Francis Bacon always evokes the memory when I first read the pages filled with “immoral” literature that was dazzling enough that I thought they must be chewed and digested thoroughly to engage my brain with the cynicism and societal disregard. The saying “men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine” seemingly comes to be true in the only novel of Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a classic instance of aestheticism and Gothic horror fiction of classic English literature. The Plot of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" The tale of “art for art’s sake” begins with three characters- Lord Henry Wotton, Basil Hallward and Dorian Gr
Red.. Was her favourite colour.. The colour of her wedding card Of the vermilion showcasing her marriage Of the bindi on her forehead Of the lipstick of her favourite brand Of the rose, she always kept under the pillow Of the saree her mother gifted Of the fingernails always polished in red She never changed colours. Red.. Soon became the colour Of her eyes crying hours at night, and Of her blood that drained out of her wrists On one fine red evening. Her room all stained in red Where no one was caught red-handed People said, married life to be colourful For her.. It was Red Always Red. *The poem was originally published in the second edition (June 2018) of With The Coffee (Click here to download your free copy of the magazine).
Since the events of Infinity war took place, the only question remained was where are Ant-man and Wasp? Well, the answers coming up soon with the release of Ant-man and The Wasp on July 6. There are a lot of interesting theories popping up the internet like, Tony Stark will use Quantum Realm to go to past and change the events of Infinity War. For those of you who don’t know what Quantum Realm is; it is a realm where space and time are irrelevant. It is only accessible through mystic arts (Sling Ring from Doctor Strange) and shrinking to subatomic level using Pym particles. So this movie might be a building block for the upcoming events in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Name: Dr.Hank Pym Alter Ego: Ant-Man (First one) Actor: Michael Douglas He was a Scientist (Physicist and Entomol
To, Walmart “Your order has been successfully placed. Please keep the exact amount ready at the time of delivery.” From, Flipkart Freecharge, Myntra, UrbanSpoon, Jabong, Jaguar Land Rover, Hutchison Essar, Corus have one thing in common, all of them for one reason or the other had to go through the throes of acquisition by a bigger company. Walmart through its recent decision to acquire Flipkart has set a cat among the pigeons. Indian e-commerce industry is now poised for one of the biggest showdowns in the history, where two of the biggest American conglomerates, Walmart and Amazon are staking their claim on the fat Indian e-commerce pie. With a single stroke, Walmart has set its intentions in motion. The foray of Walmart in the Indian market had become a political hot potat
According to a survey, more than 60% of people have some mental illness. The most common among them is “Depression.” It is the feeling of complete sadness in life. Other mental disorders which affect a person are – 1. Anxiety Disorder 2. Bipolar Disorder 3. Eating Disorder Depression is the most common mental illness among them. We celebrate 7th April as the ‘World Health Day,’ and it is high time that we talk about mental health this year. Several campaigns have been done for raising awareness about this delicate issue. More than 300 million people are living with depression. There has been an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015 of the people suffering from depression. A campaign ‘Let’s Talk’ has been launched to talk about this worldwide phenomenon. The most importan
When I was a kid, I used to get zoned out a lot, in an imaginary world. A world where everything is possible. But those were just an escape to reality. So did Walter Mitty, he escapes into romantic and action-filled adventure until someone pulls him out. This movie is a journey of Walter Mitty, who sets out of a real romantic and action-packed journey to save his job. Directed by Ben Stiller and released in 2013, an action-packed adventure. Guess the meaning of the bold words. Improve your vocabulary with this movie! Hernando: They won’t be able to. We do intricate details back here. It’s tricky and bewildering. Complex, Confusing Difficult, Mystifying Involved, disconcerting Sean O’ Conell’s letter : … The Quintessence of life, I trust you‘ll get it where it ne
I opened my eyes, I was there across the bed, All alone. The glitter of my skin, that yesterday shone, Has faded away. I walked, Stumbling on my way. Who am I? The girl of the night. Oh! For the happiness That I want to receive in the bright light. My virgin heart, My bruised body. My survival, Is my struggle. You eat me hungrily at night, But under the warm sun rays, You will look at me from the corner of your eyes. Questioning along with others, You win the glory of your clean character. So what, if I am a prostitute? Who the hell are you? No, I am not pure, But yes, I don't fake innocence like you. My subsistence, Is in your existence But shhh!!! Let me take the blame. I am the predator and you are the innocent prey Let me walk towards the darkness,...
Health is the complete well being of a person, not merely absence of disease. In the era of digitalisation, the easiness to get everything on the table has made our life total sedentary. This lifestyle is the root problem of thousands of illness. By adopting/living the sedentary lifestyle, we are making our body prone to diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease etc. Many other factors are also like an ingredient in the soup of disease like food habits and other habits like drinking, smoking etc. By consuming a massive amount of fat rich, packed food lead to accumulation of fat in our body and raise glucose level in blood which is the main stimulation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease like atherosclerosis. According to a survey, diabetes currently affects...
“When death tells a story, you really have to listen” That’s the line on the cover of the book, and, in my opinion, sums up the entire book. There is no way you can put “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak down once you have picked it up. There are hundreds of books about the horrors of the holocaust and the world war two time in both the fiction and non-fiction genre, and I have read a few of them. But, there is something about this one which makes it stand out, not just for the way it is narrated but the story it tells. The story is about a little girl, Liesel who arrives at the Hubermann’s who are going to foster her. She has just lost her brother and is separated from her mother and is obviously both frustrated and distraught. The story takes us through Liesel’s life as she gets to k
Asha, a girl from small town in India, is excited about her moving into the city to pursue her higher education. It is like her “great city dream'' has come true. Sitting on the window seat, she realises a city is simply is not an urban landscape to her. It is a stimulus which rushes her adrenaline; it fills her with a sense of freedom and capability. The idea of living in the city brings to her the encouragement and enthusiasm which was denied to her, back in her hometown. Unfortunately, unlike her name, RB Bhagwat of International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, sees no hope for Asha in Indian cities. He says – “In large cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi, existing social relations and hierarchies based on religion, caste and gender come into conflict with the novel soci
In a tragic situation, we end up lamenting that 'Life is unfair', we end up crying and asking 'Why me?'. Have you ever done this? I have done it and to be honest, I have even lost the number of counts. Well, the good thing is that now I know what I was doing wrong and let me tell you about my findings. And The Question Is For .....? Undoubtedly, when you complain that life is unfair or you question, 'Why me?', you are devising a way by which you can indulge in self-pity. I mean seriously, who said that that life would be fair to you? No one, so whom are you complaining about this? Is it even fair to ask why life is unfair? We All Are Selfish Creatures The harsh truth is our idea of fairness has always that been of self-interest. If you are winning, life is fair, and if not, you wil
One of the most common New Year Resolutions is to meet the financial goals. In fact, for most of the young people achieving the financial goal is a top priority. A recent study has revealed that most people wanted to save money this year. However, the harsh truth is that another research has shown that only 9 percent of these people will be able to achieve their goals. Every cloud has a silver lining, and for you, this means that you can be a part of this nine percent club. Here is a short guide for you to manage your financial tips from now onwards. 1. Set both Long- and Short-Term Financial Goals I guess both long- and short-term goals should be a part of every plan to reach the ultimate destination. It is necessary to take small steps to complete the path. The very first thing tha