Best Indian Web Series To Look Out For In 2018

Indian web series have grown popular in the last couple of years. Fresh content and shorter time commitments have made them the new ‘in-thing’ among the youth in this fast paced, digital age. Our web series may not be as intense as the international ones but they are going forth gradually. Here are a few upcoming digital shows to look out for this year. The Ministry ‘The Ministry’ is an Amazon India original all set to premier this year. This series is a political satire that talks about the crippling bureaucracy in India. Irrfan Khan will be seen in the…Continue Reading

Breathe: The Importance of Taking A Break From The Noise of the World

You’re busy. I know. You have so many things you need to do. Even as you read this sentence, the shadows of all your tasks, expectations and responsibilities for this day, this week, this month, this year, loom large over your head. You’re busy, I know. And perhaps the last thing you need in the midst of the whirlwind that is your life, is someone telling you to “take a break”. As if it’s an option you had never considered before. It’s not that easy, you think. Because sometimes, it seems as if the world conspires to not spare you…Continue Reading

15 Beautiful Japanese Words For Feelings You Can’t Express In English

You’ve probably often caught yourself wondering if there’s someone out there who understands exactly what you’re feeling in that particular moment. Well trust me, even if no one else does, Japanese probably already has a word for it! Even for the feelings you probably never bothered to recognise! I’ve always been in love with Japan and Japanese culture. And whenever I’ve struggled to learn the language, I’ve always felt a sense of hmm…yoko meshi. Ironically, it is the Japanese word for “the peculiar stress of speaking a foreign language”! And here are 15 other Japanese words for all the feelings…Continue Reading

15 Arabic Words So Beautiful That They’re Poetry, I Swear

Languages, the beauty of them. Each one carrying a different light, but brightening up our would just the same. Each one, defining experiences that haven’t been touched by words before. Each one making our ability to express ourselves easier. One such beautiful language is Arabic.It doesn’t just sound like poetry, in many ways, it is. To be able to define feelings as deep as these, to be able to say words as sweet. It’s nothing short of a gift. You feel me, habibi? “You’re the noor of my eyes.” *Sigh* “For you, anything, always.” Or Ishq*. Wa-alaikum-‘assalam! The best of…Continue Reading

How My Worst Breakup Taught Me Life’s Most Important Lessons

I won’t lie. I wouldn’t want to relive the first half of 2016. It was the worst blow my heart’s taken in a long time, but to be honest if I was given a choice to erase that year out of my existence, I wouldn’t. Because no matter how messed up the first half of it had been, it was one of my favorite years in the almost-30 stint I am heading towards. I am assuming we’ve all been through a breakup that’s opened a gap within the center of our chests with constant pain spilling out. And mine was…Continue Reading