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Lean on Someone

She woke up with a silent scream. The room looked strangely alien. A blanket of darkness, punctured by thin slivers of light from the street lamp outside. And empty. Terrifyingly empty. The 5-year old stumbled out of her bed, the nightmare still fresh in her mind. Hands stretched out, she tried to find the door. …

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Don’t Let Life Harden Your Heart: The Importance of Letting People In

I was standing at the bus stop, minding my own business. Which is my speak for trying to ignore the woman beside me, who had been waiting there with me for the past 15 minutes and was now looking at me with a ‘let’s have a nice little conversation here’ face. My trusted MP3 player …

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Sadness, and why it’s important

My mind was blank as I walked into the premises of the hospital. Well, almost blank. The words I had heard around an hour and a half back were still reverberating in my head. “Ma passed away this morning. I thought you should know.” My friend’s voice was calm and collected. Like he was determined not …

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You know, you’re doing the best you can

There are upsides to working alone. I can mindlessly scroll through Facebook, without worrying about a disapproving figure standing behind my back. I can be inappropriately dressed for work, every single day. I can go junk food shopping in the middle of the day, pick my nose with utmost concentration or stare at the ceiling …

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You should never give up on your dream. Or should you?

Remember that dream? The one that wouldn’t let you rest. The one you couldn’t help but talk about, all day. The one you put up on a pedestal and began working towards, diligently. Along the way, you grew up. You met many other dreams. They seemed to strike a chord with you too. But you shoved …