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  • Why I love soup so much

    Soup makes for a quick and easy comfort food, especially when it's chilly outside. Despite being there since ages, it's still somewhat underrated. Below I discuss exactly why it shouldn't be and the reasons behind my eternal love for soup.

  • Types of Rickshawalas

    Types of Rickshawalas

    This piece of work is in no way a slight to the image of rickshawalas. Regardless of what I tell you, without them, Bangladesh wouldn't be Bangladesh.

  • kola and ruti

    it began with an itch at the back of my neck

  • How you're helping out the wrong way

    Helping other people out regardless of what detrimental effects it could have on themselves is second-nature for some people.

  • The procrastinator's guide to writing a term paper

    I'm sure if I had to pick between finishing my due assignments after having eight hours of sleep and going to class with bloodshot eyes with a coffee in my hand after pulling off an all-nighter, hands down I will go for the second one.

  • Never too late to learn

    There are a lot of things I want to do or at least try out, one of them being teaching. Aspiring teachers normally start out with tutoring the younger ones at their homes...

  • Justifying Attention Seekers

    Humans are social beings. However some are in constant need of external acknowledgement in the form of attention to gain their daily dose of self-esteem.

  • The Chronicles of Wonder Bua

    After years of being the victim of the inexplicable misplacement of my belongings around my room and constant spying, prying eyes inside my very own house, I have recently been acquainted with a woman who not only helps with household chores but also minds her own business. She goes by the name X-er ma, but I like to call her Wonder Bua.

  • Riding the murir tin like a pro

    I have a love-hate relationship with the public bus. It's one of the most integral parts of my everyday commute. The rides are as cheap as a packet of jhalmuri but it's safe to say it's not going to be a joyride if you don't take a few precautions.

  • Pros and cons of following online recipes

    Despite being a foodie and an avid MasterChef Australia fan, I was never really that into cooking. My laziness and lack of aptitude in the subject probably played a part.

  • Better jobs for superheroes

    There are two kinds of people in the world — firstly, people who have thought about themselves having superpowers and secondly, people who probably have a life outside their imaginations.

  • 10 Hours of TED Talk

    One fateful day, I decided to spend my entire waking hours watching Ted Talk videos. You may ask “why?” Well, because why not?

  • Podcasts for literary nerds

    As students, we would be expected to spend most of the time of our day at educational institutions. Instead, we end up spending excruciatingly long hours on the road.

  • Untimely Existential Crises

    Human emotions are similar to the weather. Sometimes it'll be sunny, sometimes it'll be rainy, sometimes it'll be snowing and then you start wondering why the sky is blue, what the origin of the colour blue is and why Nolan finished Inception on a never-ending cliffhanger (thank you for the countless sleepless nights afterwards).

  • Stages of dealing with the new iPhone

    With smartphones crowding the market, the iPhone has remained as one of the most expensive and popular line ups ever, even with its fair share of equally competent rivals. However, with the release of a new series and the mass mania, here is a story of how one gets over the new range.

  • Everybody Needs a Rick

    Given the ubiquitous memes and short clips all over the internet, you must have come across one of the best motivational speakers of our time. No Ron Dumsany can even come close to the eighty year old mad scientist named Rick Sanchez from Adult Swim's animated

  • Results Day Blues

    Obviously it feels great to perform well in an exam, but nothing takes away from your moment of glory other than finding out that your close friends failed. Badly.

  • Ways to make air travel less daunting

    Air travel is often frowned upon mostly due to its several annoying traits which include time-consuming checking points, maddening luggage collection systems or simply post-flight dishevelled hair.

  • 6 types of soon-to-be graduates

    As final year inevitably rolls to a close, we seniors find ourselves torn between two worlds. In an effort to get our lives together before we officially begin adulting, we often end up adopting unintentional personas - some of which tend to be outright kooky, to say the least! Quirky classmates make for a great read, and thus, I give you the 6 types of soon-to-be-graduates.

  • Struggles of growing up shy

    I grew up as the “shy and silent” type, got INTP in my personality test, and envied my outspoken counterparts. Why couldn't I make conversations as easily as they could? Soon enough, “I am just shy” became a euphemism for me.

  • Struggles of having zero fashion sense

    There hasn't been a day in my life when I haven't wondered how other people seemed to have such impeccable sense of dressing.

  • Why you need BookTube in your life

    Are you completely, irrevocably, head over heels in love with books? Do you gush over every nook and cranny of a beautiful book? Do you find yourself talking about your favourite books for hours on end until your friends either slowly walk away or suggest that you get help? Do not despair; you are most definitely not the only one.

  • Game of Thrones characters in our everyday lives

    Apart from a gripping story and deep lore, one of the biggest charms of George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, and its subsequent television adaptation “Game of Thrones”, is without a doubt its strong multi-dimensional characters.

  • Not all mothers can cook

    Look, I like my mother. I think she has made invaluable contributions to my life. Now that I've got myself off the minefield, let's talk about her cooking. Her cooking skills are by no means bad, and I have no problem eating meals prepared by her.

  • Keeping a dream journal for a week

    Are dreams really as bizarre as they seem to be? Or are they somehow connected to our life? Even scientists haven't yet been able to pinpoint why we dream and what its exact purpose is.

  • Let Repto be your teacher

    How incredible would it be if you could acquire essential skills for graphic designing, social media marketing, programming, and even learn academic subjects like English without having to make arduous journeys to and from coaching centres or seminars? Wouldn't it be even more amazing if you could gain all these skills at your own pace and in your native language?

  • Getting my eyebrows done for the first time

    Eyebrows are basically the fancy frames around the windows to the soul right? Those two caterpillar-like things on our faces have always had some kind of cult status with endless trends slipping in and out of the picture and their maintenance is always highlighted.

  • A brief walkthrough of makeup

    Are you tired of wasting money at a parlour and ending up looking like Casper's relative? Do you hate looking off fleek in your selfies? Then worry no more, because here's a noob's guide to makeup.

  • Pros and cons of having a part-time job

    Part-time jobs have become popular amongst the country's youth to such an extent that it is now considered a norm. There is a vast range of opportunities in the form of jobs such as tutoring, working as a teacher's assistant or barista-ing at a local coffee shop.

  • Unforgettable Life Lessons

    Life lasts for a long, long time. As you stumble along the great road before you, you'll experience uncountable moments of joy and turmoil. As we grow, we'll relax in the highs, but during the lows?