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Taniya

A Professional Overthinker.

Hope for the future

Careers never dreamed of lie ahead for the young man or woman with ideas, ambitions, and ability . . . Of course, there are those who say there is nothing […]

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What is happiness?

Many years I have sought happiness. I found it first, perhaps, in the warmth of my mother’s breast, and in the fond caress of her hands, and in the tenderness that shone in her eyes. I found it again in play; for even in the pain of defeat I knew […]

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Hypocrisy

On April 10, 2020 a 27 year old M.phil student from Jamia Millia Islamia, Safoora Zargar was booked under UAPA ( Unlawful Activities Prevention Act ), for her alleged role in North-East Delhi riots which took place on February 23, 2020 in which more than 50 people were killed. She […]

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Help for the living – Hope for the dead

My Friends: I know how vain it is to gild a grief with words, where life and death are equal kings, all should be brave enough to meet what all the dead have met. The future has been filled with fear, stained and polluted by the heartless past. From the […]

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Help for the living – Hope for the dead

My Friends: I know how vain it is to gild a grief with words, where life and death are equal kings, all should be brave enough to meet what all the dead have met. The future has been filled with fear, stained and polluted by the heartless past. From the […]

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Peace

A man may have a home, possessions, a charming family, and yet find all these things ashy to his taste because he has been outstripped in the marathon race by some other runners to the golden tape line. It is not that he does not possess enough for his wants […]

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Aequanimitas

Dr. William Osler delivered the most inspiring address of his career “Aequanimitas” on May 1st, 1889 in University of Pennsylvania. To many the frost of custom has made even these imposing annual ceremonies cold and lifeless. To you they should have the solemnity of an ordinance-called as you are this […]

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A Way of Life

Sir William Osler’s address on “A Way of Life” was given at Yale in the spring of 1913. I have a message that may be helpful. It is not philosophical, nor is it strictly moral or religious . . . and yet in a way it is all three. It […]

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau

I learned this, at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, […]

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Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come […]

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Is #BoycottChina a realistic movement ?

The #BoycottChina which is trending on every platform across India is a movement which took birth many years ago has gained popularity once again after the recent clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh. As a result of which Indian Government has banned Chinese apps in India and has […]

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The “F” word

A few weeks back, a girl named Divyangna Trivedi stirred a lot of controversies online after her video on ‘I am against today’s Feminism’ went viral. In the video, she argued against something she called “today’s feminism” – male-bashing, women supremacy, and gender bias. Instead of being bashed very badly, […]

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Congratulations : You have survived

Congratulations to everyone who have survived six months of this year. Accept the fact that you’re among the blessed ones. Six months ago we welcomed this year with the usual zest and vigour expecting it to be a great one, but look at the irony it is a great and […]

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How to Live on Twenty-four Hours a Day

How to Live twenty four hours a day accomplished exactly what Arnold Bennett had hoped it would. It made people keenly aware of the value of time aware of the time, and especially the importance of using leisure time to some advantage instead of just frittering it away. It encouraged […]

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This too shall pass away

Art thou in misery, brother? Then I prayBe comforted. Thy grief shall pass away.Art thou elated? Ah, be not too gay;Temper thy joy: this, too, shall pass away.Art thou in danger? Still let reason sway,And cling to hope: this, too, shall pass away.Tempted art thou? In all thine anguish layOne […]

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PandemicXSuicide

In a country like India where already 1 in 5 Indians suffer from depression, this coronavirus pandemic is pushing our country into a mental health crisis. According to WHO estimates, around 8,00,000 people commit suicide every year in the world. India alone accounts for approximately 30 percent of the world’s […]

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Dil Bechara : The Last Magic

Once again the world will witness the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in his last project Dil Bechara. It is the official hindi remake of 2014 Hollywood romantic drama ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ which was based on John Green’s popular novel of the same name. The Fault in Our […]

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The art of happiness

William Ogdon’s column appeared on the editorial page of the New York Times on. December 30, 1945. There was never a time when so much official effort was being expended to produce happiness, and probably never a time when so little attention was paid by the individual to creating the […]

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Meant to be

Everyone present on this earth is here for a reason and purpose. As soon as that purpose is accomplished the person has to leave earth and shift to their heavenly abode. That’s what life is like, each human being present on this earth plays an important role in someone’s life. […]

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Just a week

A week back we came across the most disturbing news of 2020 . The demise of Sushant Singh Rajput due to suicide. A week back the news channel and social media was filled with mental health concerns and #mentalhealthmatters was trending. A week back everyone was checking on each other […]

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Hope for the future

There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present. “The illusion that times that were are better than times that are has probably pervaded all the ages,” said Horace Greeley. The Prisse Papyrus, dating back six thousand years or more – the oldest […]

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Thappad

In India where 65% of Indian Men believe woman should tolerate violence in order to keep the family together, and women sometimes deserve to be beaten. You yourself can understand how serious the situation is. There are many myths present in our society which have misguided people since generations. Myths […]

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Happiness

If we want to know what happiness is we must seek it, not as if it were a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but among human beings who are living richly and fully the good life. If you observe really happy man you will find him […]

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