The Balcony

Posted Avatar Kashish K , Student majoring in Political Science and English Literature

Avatar Student majoring in Political Science and English Literature
Kashish K
Member since May 16, 2016
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 18

I like sitting on an old dusty chair. Dragging it all the way outside to the balcony. 4th floor. I am sitting on that chair and looking around. Dusk time. The crickets have started chirping and the chirping of the birds faded some moments ago. The distant sounds of the temple bells echo and woman decked up in ornaments and sarees offer flowers and sweets. To that God. That God who owns the world, the universe. Whom you’ve caged in a place with four walls. I see ladies behin...

Save the "Man" Kind!

Posted no picture Kanika Malik

no picture Kanika Malik
Member since February 20, 2017
  • 1 Post

As I walked through the busy streets of Mumbai, my eyes rested upon a lady across the street. She must have been in her mid-40s, elegantly dressed up with an expensive looking bag in her hand. She wasn’t alone, she had a full group of her counterparts with her. She had been constantly staring at me without even blinking. Then she said something to her group of richly-clad friends and they all stared down at me with furious looks on their faces, while I was left to wonder what I c...

Cairo Life

Posted Avatar Lorenzo Gontijo , Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller

Avatar Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller
Lorenzo Gontijo
Member since February 9, 2017
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 21

Cairo... either you love it or you hate it. For some it's an ugly city. Yes, it really is an old, dirty and very polluted city. Politics are a mess, sometimes I am even afraid of talking about it. There is social inequality everywhere. The traffic is mad. And when I say it's mad, it is really crazy! You, who live in a "first world" country, please don't come with comparisons with your city, however big it may be. The competition is fierce, the flow of people is chaotic... Ins...

Responsibility: An Essential Ingredient for Success

Posted Avatar Sreymom Oy , MSc in Community Nutrition

Avatar MSc in Community Nutrition
Sreymom Oy
Member since January 16, 2016
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 25

After I was done with my grad school and have had some experiences in field data collection, I have decided to be a researcher and a lecturer. Going to the fields, walking around in the villages, talking to the local authorities and of course to our beneficiaries, it has been so lovely for me. Those beautiful and meaningful experiences have been shared in class to my students. With all those memories, ideas, hopes and dreams, I have lived wholeheartedly. It has been fortunate t...

Everybody's a Little Bit Racist

Posted Avatar nikki , student

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Member since February 13, 2017
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 15

He put his fingers to the corners of his eyes and pulled to make it look like he was squinting. “Come on,” he says when I don’t laugh. “Nikki, come on. It’s just a joke. Why is it bothering you so much? Everybody’s a little bit racist." Everybody’s a little bit racist. The words are flashing in my mind and burning holes, singeing every inch of my skin, and here he is, telling me that I’m supposed to be okay with this. I’m supposed to be okay with his joke an...

The perks of being ME

Posted no picture Ayesha Zeb Dar , Kemcolian

no picture Kemcolian
Ayesha Zeb Dar
Member since June 8, 2016
  • 7 Posts

I am me. This is all I have got. I know my talents and I know my weaknesses. I know how my brain works and how my heart yearns. I know when to let my mind take over and when it's time for my passions to drive me. I do not waste my talents. I utilize them. I am young and I know that I can get things done in lesser time so I spend just the right amount of time on my responsibilities. The rest goes to enjoying. What is it that I enjoy? I enjoy the fact that I am me. But more...

First Class

Posted no picture Arjun Singh Gill , Global Citizen

no picture Global Citizen
Arjun Singh Gill
Member since February 9, 2017
  • 2 Posts

This is a fiction short story on poverty and capitalism in India How long has it been since I’ve gotten new shoes? Look at them, they’re disgusting! Nearly half my size, both roof and soles broken open and flapping everywhere. My toes wiggle freely without any protection. I assume it must be 20 years. Of course I can’t even track time, for I don’t even know how old I am right now. Obviously I’m not a toddler, nor do I seem as old as the man sleeping on the benches of...

If I were God...

Posted no picture Priyanka Sahoo

no picture Priyanka Sahoo
Member since February 9, 2017
  • 2 Posts

If I were God, would I give a little more water to the draught? Give a little more food to the hungry, give a little more happiness to the sultry? Give a little more love to the rejected, give a little more soil to the deserted? Give a little more oxygen to breathe: instead I would give a little more knowledge to perceive that all of it is and will always be borrowed by the ones it is sent unto and within seconds,...

A Treasure to Share With You

Posted no picture Idil Kına , Medical Student

no picture Medical Student
Idil Kına
Member since January 7, 2012
  • 17 Posts
  • Age 19

Hey everyone! It is always a joy to share with you people what I think, feel, create... And of course It is always a greater joy to read the amazing blogs you write and the comments you post. But today I want to share with you a treasure I have discovered while randomly talking to my friend Jessica about blogs. For me, Jessica is this awesome person who I've become friends with in a short time and who has always supported me through my journey of human rights with her. Jessica di...

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