Bhavi Shah

Meme culture is how millennials cope with the pressures of life

Whenever I’m back home on vacation, my mum constantly chides me on my “peculiar” habit of scrolling through my Instagram feed every morning like it’s The Times. Meme culture is often brushed off as a ‘millennial’ thing, self-absorbed and inconsequential. For who, but a bunch of teenagers would indulge in...
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Posted Feb. 28, 2019

Why do we read on public transport?

Last year, I made a resolution that, instead of watching three Bollywood movies back-to-back on the nine hour flights I undertake three times a year from Mumbai to London, I would spend my time reading books. I was so excited by the prospect that I actually did the math. Even...
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Posted Feb. 11, 2019

Forgotten friends and new found friendships

Remember the scattering that would take place as soon as the lunch bell went off in high school as people scrambled to find a place to sit in their respective cliques in the crowded cafeteria? There would be serious gymnastics taking place, squeezing into rows of tightly-placed chairs, hoping you...
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Posted Oct. 24, 2018

Bali: a guide

A mountainous island situated in the Indonesian archipelago; Bali resembles a sort of tropical paradise. With its dramatic cliffs, luxurious foliage and, of course, post-card beaches, it attracts throngs of international visitors every year. I was fortunate enough to visit Bali this summer. Needless to mention, my Term 3 stress...
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Posted Jul. 13, 2018