• Home is where you don’t belong – an immigrant’s life

    January 31, 2017 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Not exclusively inclusive in your own home country; barely even accepted as a member of the new country – welcome to the life of an immigrant. Where your whole life is spent filing paperwork to make sure you are legal in the new country (no matter how long you have lived there), paying taxes,...

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  • Through an Immigrant’s Eyes – Living in America

    January 28, 2017 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Growing up illegal meant a lot of things for me. It meant that I wouldn’t grow up by my dad in a country I had known as home for the first 5 years of my life, it meant that I would have to watch over my little brother while my mom worked two jobs (sometimes …...

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  • Time and Heart

    January 12, 2017 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    It has been more than two years since I last saw you. I don’t know what kind of person you have grown into. All I can do is open your profile and skim through the changes in your life that I couldn’t be a part of. I can’t tell if your brunette hair, with a …...

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  • Retrospect: On courage and the day it became my friend

    December 6, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    “What do you think you were doing?” You ask yourself. “I don’t know. I wasn’t being myself!” You answer for yourself. I remember a plane ride from many years ago. A world was opening up for me on the other side of a long flight. Oceans away, a new country was waiting for me. In...

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  • The American Dream – from this end of election day

    November 7, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Election day is approaching! The other day, I was waiting for a bus when a man stood next to me and lit a cigarette. We were both standing under a large, glaring sign that asked people not to smoke in the area. I felt helpless that there was very little I could do – it …...

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  • Boxes & Dots

    September 15, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    For a long time or as long as I can remember, I was caved in, unable to comprehend how this world works, how society works, how people could relate to or get along with each other. Things like dancing, singing or even voicing freaked me out. I thought I was different, an island, a lone …...

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  • Spare Me From The Lies

    September 10, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Is it just not redundant to love and not nurture? Using emotions with some sweet talks, Making me lay awake at night; anxious and with pounding heart, While making drunk calls to others all that time? I don’t have much to say, I don’t have much to do, Say you love me, Why is there...

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  • Old Car: A Piece of History

    September 9, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    A well-ridden bike or a well-driven car has its own history. Each of them leaves its own mark behind. For example, my old SUV (Nissan—Pathfinder) just turned 19. It has over one hundred thousand miles on its odometer and still runs better than the newer one we own. I have spent very little money...

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  • What football taught me about loyalty

    September 6, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    This need, this greed, this feeling of remorse that I could have taken a better decision has haunted me more than anything else. I put myself under this circumstances. I made a decision and now I see what it would have been like if I’d taken the other road. For a while, it felt like …...

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  • The born gamer

    August 26, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Sometimes I think I’m worthless; at other times, I think I’ve got so much to offer. I have a dream and it’s big. Grand Theft Auto Just when I thought I was useless, I walked into a cyber to print some documents, only to get me low because of the poor grades in my official …...

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  • Your Chicken Soup of Life & Happiness

    August 14, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    So a few days ago, I and three of my friends went to try a new restaurant. It was a busy Chinese themed place having a scent of sandalwood, red silk curtains, comfortable couches, lights with red paper covers and some ancient Chinese themed art. Overall it was a welcoming place. Two of the guys...

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  • A journey from Nepal to China, and lessons in between

    August 2, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    In Nepal, student life had always been about carrying heavy books and mugging every text from the textbook. The chubbier your bag, broader your mind. But those memories often got misplaced like the notebooks in the rack. Being beaten and getting scolded for having poor brain mechanism was like...

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  • I love the Color Gray

    July 3, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    I love the color gray. Now don’t go assuming things. No character or series made me like gray, I’ve just always liked gray like I’ve always liked stepping on crunchy dry leaves and smelling new books. Nobody influenced me to like gray. I was still a kid when my sister was in her goth phase...

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  • What we write we feel and what we really feel

    June 17, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    Before writing anything, every writer tries to make the writing meaningful and make it more of what they feel about something they write or what they feel about the writing itself. I think that writing something which is not meaningful is not worth. It is a human nature to be attracted towards a...

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  • Lying to yourself

    June 15, 2016 • NON-FICTION • Author:

    I take small sips from a bottle of Perrier, or Evian- it doesn’t matter; the point is, I sip on privilege. I am a feminist, one so radical that sometimes, I want to burn my bra and I would, if not for my saggy breasts. The look doesn’t suit my cropped top wearing body.  So, …...

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