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The Crazy, Stupid thing called Hope

Once upon a time, you believed in fairy tales. In beanstalks leading to secret treasure vaults in clouds and toads turning into princes. In fairy godmothers who create the perfect dress out of thin air and genies in lamps who grant every whimsical wish. In true love’s kiss that breaks death’s slumber and happy endings …

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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 …