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  • Beneficial Friends

    The only night you'll remember about the existence of such friends is the one before an exam. You are most likely to forget about them as soon as the exam season comes to a close with no signs of reminiscence till the next one.

  • How to Deal with Overthinking

    My family and close friends know me as an incorrigible over-thinker. According to them, I always tend to make a mountain out of a molehill.

  • Self-help books I wish existed

    The disillusioned intellectual raging at the world from the confines of his own room is not an uncommon character in fiction and at times in real life.

  • The two-wheeled miracle

    “Four legs good, two legs bad,” is a famous quote of George Orwell, brilliantly put in his time-winning satirical fable Animal Farm. This seems to be the other way round, or so it appears, when you wander around Dhaka, a city of lifeless wheelers.

  • Ways to overcome artist's block

    The freedom to create anything you want can sometimes turn into a burden and weighs down your artistic soul.

  • Why you might still need a watch

    Watches had, for the longest time, been considered as tools for use in our daily lives. The ability to check the time by simply glancing at your wrist made life easier for everyone.

  • Stages of Becoming Bespectacled

    That one statement is where it begins for a lot of people. It's the moment you realise someone around you can actually see something you can't.

  • Know your sleep cycle

    Among all the activities that we are supposed to perform every day, sleeping is probably the favourite among most people. The way we interact with the idea of sleep is quite interesting. It evolves as we complete different stages of our lives.

  • Everyday examples for Management terms

    You realise that the person you are dating is terrible. Your mom, your friends, and your 6th grade Science teacher told you so.

  • Why writing is like baking

    One of the most enlightening things I realised when I first started baking was the similarity that it had with the writing process I used in my daily life.

  • Coffee preferences and their human counterparts

    It goes without saying; you have your own particular preferred choice of caffeine intake. To be a socially accepted individual of this generation, you are more often bound to be an ardent coffee lover

  • A Pasta Recipe for Salty People

    Have you ever faced the excruciatingly painful and mind-numbingly annoying task of having to be a host to a salty person? Don't worry; we have just the recipe for you. Our pasta recipe is such that it can make this super salty person a more tolerable creature.

  • A guide to shopping for your girlfriend

    Your mom does your shopping and you only have spare change to work with each day. You've got a crew cut and you wear a beige baggy pant to your coaching at 4pm.

  • How to start your day

    Morning comes and signals the beginning of a new day every time it arrives. How you spend your morning affects how you will feel the rest of the day.

  • Teaching your parents the dos and don'ts of social media

    We all remember a simpler time when social media was a “young people only” zone. But then the age of smartphones came about and soon after, you began receiving friend requests from your one moderately tech savvy uncle.

  • Life through the Eyes of a Ride Sharing Bike

    I remember when I was new. Fresh out of the factory, with that “new bike” smell. The display window in a bike showroom was my second home; I was proud, proud of the fact that I was what young college boys lusted after.

  • Jetlag - A blessing in disguise?

    Jetlag isn't a pleasant experience. Falling asleep at 3 o' clock in the afternoon and being wide awake after midnight is the last thing you want when you're trying to put your life at home in order. However, jetlag can have some unanticipated benefits.

  • Ways to evaluate your life

    If constant access to social media hasn't made you feel like a failure yet, knowing about Evaluate Your Life Day celebrated on the 19th of October will. But how do you exactly evaluate something like that? Well, there are ways.

  • Thoughts while in a changing room

    The library, the rooftop at night, your bathroom, your bed at 3 AM – all of these are great places for thinking. But the best place to overthink is, by far, the changing room.

  • An Essay on Existentialism and Cat Power

    Being an ardent fan of the movie Juno, I find myself rewatching it every few months or so with the same untainted love and teary eyes every single time.

  • Honest Club Interview Answers

    Well, my academics might honestly suffer because I don't spend enough time on my studies anyway. If I have to dedicate time to the club, I will actually have less time to study. However that might not be so bad for I will feel like I have a valid excuse for my poor performance in academics.

  • The Evolution of Hip Hop

    Culture, that's what hip hop is said to be ingrained with. One of the few genres of music to have originated from cultural backgrounds, hip hop became a medium for young African-Americans to have their voices heard since its inception in the 70s.

  • Things we did during lunch breaks

    School lunch breaks had been the beacon of light amidst non-stop lectures, surprise tests, and lengthy class works.

  • Being a klutz

    Klutziness is a curse. Your life basically transforms into a slapstick comedy with the laughter tracks echoing through it for real. As a klutz myself, days that do not offer any complementary scratches or bruises are a rare case.


    The sun seems to have risen on the east but my world seems dark without cola. Breakfast wasn't hard because I am not so addicted to carbonated drinks that I would have it with morning cereal.

  • Types of People in Escape Rooms

    Escape rooms are one of the most popular interactive games currently. In an escape room, multiple players get locked in a small, secluded place and have to try to escape by finding the clues hidden in the room. It's plenty of fun when you're playing with a bunch of your friends, but even the best of us have fallen victim to these ever-present stereotypes.

  • Things you shouldn't miss about school

    If you are someone who is done with school and still reminisces about the old memories for the sake of nostalgic pleasure, you should take notes from this article because we all know that your 'school kid' version dreaded many things about school despite repeating often how you took that life for granted.

  • The decent way to publicly apologise

    Humans make mistakes, and in the age of social media, humans make mistakes in public. It is a common enough phenomenon so you would think people would learn to apologise publicly in a proper way but that has not really been the case. Therefore, this guide on how to apologise publicly.

  • Confessions of a Procrastinator

    At first, I would like to subtly point out the physical and mental pain I had to go through to address you all. In my head, I sighed, grumbled. My brain cells felt ambushed, my nerves were twitching anxiously.

  • What it's like being the broke one in your squad

    Being the broke friend usually means being dragged down back to the ground by your empty wallet while trying to fly in the “financially stable” sky, hoping to splurge on food with friends, it also means becoming a machine that churns worn-out excuses every time something fun is planned.