The Face of Evil

(Written By: Neha Gupta) Actors from a horror movie set? Youtube stars showing off their looks for Halloween this year? Nope, the people in these images are just ordinary individuals, who also happen to have scarred faces. From the Joker to Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter to Dr. Poison, even the beloved Lion King’s antagonist, who didn’t just stop at having a scar, but was quite … Continue reading The Face of Evil

CHANGE AS A CONSTANT

(Written by: Tarunya Sivakumar, Edited by : Smriti Prakash) “Sometimes, do you feel like the most double-sided person that you have ever met?”  Yesterday’s you, today’s you and tomorrow’s you are all still you. This is a truism that has irrevocably ingrained itself onto the fabric of human existence. We assume that ‘the self’ is rigid, constant and static. We are the embodiment of inertia. … Continue reading CHANGE AS A CONSTANT

Real Empathy

(~ M) “Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay, but acknowledging that is is not” Sheryl Sandberg Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. More often than not, this is confused with sympathy, which is feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune. Seeing a beggar on the street and feeling bad- that is sympathy. … Continue reading Real Empathy

Say Anything (that I agree with): A world of trigger warnings and censorship

(Smriti Prakash, IB Year 2 + Edited by Samyukta Sounderraman) I’m about to reveal a somewhat embarrassing truth about myself. Promise not to judge. I barely survived sixth grade English Literature. The highest grade I got that year was a B5 (which, to my parents, meant I had spent the year failing). In my defense, we had ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ that year. Search … Continue reading Say Anything (that I agree with): A world of trigger warnings and censorship

What’s the deal with FOMO?

(Aarthi Krishnan, IB Year 2) Ever been bothered by seeing your friends hang out without you on social media? Ever felt inadequate upon seeing pictures of someone doing great things while you’re just sitting on your couch? Ever felt resentful towards people who are happy without you? If your answer is yes to one or more of these questions, then you might be suffering from … Continue reading What’s the deal with FOMO?

Stretched and Unstressed

(Sharvani Sivakumar, IB Year 2 ) Stepping out of their regular Saturday morning routines, about 40 students gathered at our school auditorium to do something unusual- feet stomping, pretending to be forest animals, and paying attention to breathing in and out. They had come down for a school event ‘NIRVANA- From Warrior to Warrior’ organised by Vyas, Shweta and I, students from IB Year 2. … Continue reading Stretched and Unstressed