The boy who cried depression

To begin with, I wanted this to be an essay with citations from journals and papers on psychiatry and clinical depression to make my point. But, I’m no student of psychology or psychiatry and I do not believe in half-knowledge; especially in such cases.… Read more>
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The fire within

The human mind is magical. The ability to multitask can be learned best from none other than humans, right? The other day I read a meme on Instagram which I think reflects the avid dedication we put into our everyday lives.… Read more>
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Old enough?

Anita’s mother grabbed the phone from her hands. ‘Who are you talking to?’ she shouted, trying to unlock the screen. ‘I was just talking to a friend!’ Anita said. ‘Show me,’ her mother said. ‘Give me my phone back first,’ Anita said.… Read more>

I dreamed a dream

Dreams, the single most eccentric yet capricious, erratic yet sane, vaguely imaginary yet virtually real stew of various random ingredients that are put together by our subconscious and served in a beautiful yet dangerous contraption called our minds. It is when you dream you can actually visualize all the emotions that your mind goes through and your brain experiences but does not always showcase in real life.… Read more>

Am I still alive?

This write up is based upon Yoginderji’s personal narration to Dr. Shreeprasad Sidhaye.  A young boy from Uttar Pradesh, named Yoginder Singh Yadav,19, was serving in the 18th Grenadiers Battalion of the Indian Army. He had come on a leave to his hometown sometime around April 1999 for his marriage.… Read more>

The stalk talk

Dear Beloved, I’ve not been able to tell you how terribly I’m missing you since the day you’ve blocked me in whichever way possible. You’ve blocked my fake accounts also! Seriously, how did you come to know about them? Don’t you see, you are also keeping a close watch on me as I keep a watch on you!… Read more>

Theme reveal: Dreams

The Coffee Writers Blog is starting something cool this summer! We are glad to announce that we have a theme-based month coming up in July and we’re inviting everyone to write. Our followers on Instagram have selected ‘Dreams’ as the theme for the month of June.… Read more>
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Taking the road less traveled

Almost a year ago, I decided that I wanted my own startup. I had an interesting idea, but I knew I had to be cautious. I consulted a friend, formulated a business plan, made some prototypes and set my sights on developing the actual app.… Read more>
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The Icy Winds of Victory

Col (now retd.) Lalit Rai was commanding the  1/11 Gorkha Battalion during the Kargil conflict of 1999 and was posted in the Batalik sector. The enemy had occupied the commanding peaks. They also had a clear head start of a few months and hence had acquired a very strong position.… Read more>
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Broken Shoes In New York

When you’re a kid, everything seems grander; all foreign lands, especially the ones too far. So did America. In a strange way, they feel different from us. I wasn’t able to comprehend what exactly contributed to this feeling as a kid.… Read more>