‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’: REVIEW FROM A SOUTH INDIAN GIRL

In 2020, the first episode of a new Netflix Orignal series was released. Entitled Never Have I Ever, the T.V. show initially seemed like a generic coming-of-age plotline filled with cheesy teen romance and high school drama. Nonetheless, agreeing to watch the first episode with my mom in the middle of the pandemic, I wasContinue reading “‘NEVER HAVE I EVER’: REVIEW FROM A SOUTH INDIAN GIRL”

PHILANTHROPY

Whether a person can be truly and wholly selfless is a question that has afflicted society for a great period of time. Living on this planet for seventeen years, I have, over time, come to the conclusion that very few people are actually genuine in their benevolent endeavors. In fact, being a figure in theContinue reading “PHILANTHROPY”

I CAN’T WRITE

Recently, I have been receiving quite a bit of praise for a skill I have been unconsciously cultivating for a number of years. Writing, for the most part, has always been a considerable part of my life; my entire life you could say. I developed a true passion for writing in the fourth grade becauseContinue reading “I CAN’T WRITE”

THE SEASONS OF LIFE

*Adapted from a personal journal entry* 🙂 There are some inevitabilities in life. Children are born. They grow into adults. They meet new people and travel to new places and have crazy experiences to later tell when they are aged and only have flighty memories left. People grow and change; sometimes they do not. SometimesContinue reading “THE SEASONS OF LIFE”

101 ESSAYS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK

It has been a while since a book has changed my life. It may seem dramatic, but, I believe that it is your thoughts that make up your actions, which make up your habits, and ultimately make up your life. Reading in general will do that. The pages of infinite books hold secret truths waitingContinue reading “101 ESSAYS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK”

WHY YOU ARE NOT INSPIRED

As a child, I was wildly creative. I genuinely did not care what others thought of me; painting on walls and writing my own music, and making movies with friends. Growing from this carefree child into who I am today, I ultimately lost the time and, with that, the fervor for creating. My days wereContinue reading “WHY YOU ARE NOT INSPIRED”

THE SCARIES

Today is Monday, a generally dreaded day. However, I am happy that today is Monday because it marks my first full week back from vacation. Each time I stray from my daily routine, I always find it comforting to once again return to it. The simple actions of waking up, making my own breakfast, doingContinue reading “THE SCARIES”

MY TOP TRAVEL TIPS

I am excited. Finally, after over two years, my family is embarking on an international vacation. Each time this happens, I count my blessings; I am immensely grateful for the countless unforgettable trips my parents have allowed me to experience and I truly feel that it is the best gift they could have ever givenContinue reading “MY TOP TRAVEL TIPS”

THE MONTH OF MAY

With it being the first full week of June, I thought it’s now a good time to begin a new segment in the Chocolate and Politics register: monthly favorites. In order to break up the philosophical, profound blog posts with something a bit lighter and easier to digest I am introducing a monthly roundup ofContinue reading “THE MONTH OF MAY”

WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?

The question comes up year after year. The one which excites you as a smallchild. The one which seems to hold unknown opportunities: “what do youwant to be when you grow up?” For a long time, I answered this questionwith the first thing that came to my mind. Originally, it was a baker, then foraContinue reading “WHAT DO I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE?”