Why my notions of Empathy are a big Sham

I have always been a person who sees things purely through the lens of his own self, everything is from within to without. Empathy was important only from the perspective of understanding other people’s stories; I struggled with forming connections unless the other person was an extrovert and had integrity so as to have my…

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For the Play carries on and on

I thought I was indispensable, the one making a difference; The one earning the millions; the one moving the wheel; The one shaking the status-quo; the one challenging the system; I thought I was unique, one of a kind; A diamond amidst all the coal; A trickle of rain for the farmer about to lose…

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And They Say I Am Changing The World

On the way to visit one of my schools, As I sat back on my rickshaw enjoying the wind playing with my hair; The man pulling me towards my destination wiped the sweat from his brows. And they say, I am changing the world. Looking the other way, As I yet again walked past the homeless lady…

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The weak moments

As i sit alone on a saturday night, eating self-cooked food, tinde(a vegetable)- chawal to be precise, listening to my favourite set of Sufi songs, there is a part in me that wants to run away from this life. A part that just wants me to behave like a normal 23 year old, maybe if…

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A Beatiful Poem

अगर नींद से प्यारा है सपना, और ज़िद के साथ ले सकते हो जोखिम तो ये जगह तुम्हारी है.. अगर शुरू कर सकते हो अकेले, और बढने के लिए नहीं ढूँढोगे सहारा तो ये जगह तुम्हारी है.. अगर भरोसा है खुद पर, और अविश्वास नहीं है जग पर तो ये जगह तुम्हारी है.. अगर चल सकते…

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The calling : Why i joined Teach for India

I still distinctly remember the day when I was standing in the newly renovated New Delhi station and was busy sulking about the day’s events. Little did I realize of the all important lesson I was about to learn and which would later actually make me thank the fact that my day had been bad.…

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Politician No. 1 : Day 1

Hello all, I finally was able to persuade a politician to allow me to spend time with them and oversee there daily activities. My first politician or mentor of politics to be was a very intelligent and shrewd lady politician from Congress. I had to actually meet her up 3 times which includes waiting for…

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