WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

Welcome back to Chocolate and Politics, a new project I picked up almost eight months ago as a means to fill a time of repose, to improve my aptitude for writing, and to further involve myself in problems or topics I am passionate about, working to reach a wider audience. In the first few monthsContinue reading “WHERE HAVE I BEEN?”

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

From as far back as I can remember, I have loved to create. As a young child, creativity came so easily, I simply put pen to paper and the words flowed out as if a stream coming directly from my mind. Nowadays, the time I have to translate my thoughts into a more coherent formContinue reading “THE CREATIVE PROCESS”

WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US

Most of last year felt like a strange daydream. Just every time we thought it was “getting better”, something bizarre would happen that seemed to completely uproot society. No longer was anything familiar, and to be honest, it felt like nothing was surprising anymore either. It wasn’t surprising that we could take a common struggle,Continue reading “WHAT 2020 TAUGHT US”

DEALING WITH DRAMA

Tomorrow marks the first day of “Thanksgiving Break”, which for me, means that it has been almost nine months since I have been out of (physical) school. Many of my friends are in the same boat and it’s weird because, this is the longest period of time many have gone without attending classes. With physicalContinue reading “DEALING WITH DRAMA”

AROUND THE WORLD: PLACES WORTH GOING TO

It’s been a hectic few weeks. With school starting, I have been slammed with homework, studying, and projects. Unfortunately, with everything going on, I wasn’t able to get a post up last week, and, I had a thought-provoking article ready to write. However, after spending the week writing about “though-provoking” topics, my brain just needsContinue reading “AROUND THE WORLD: PLACES WORTH GOING TO”

NAVIGATING ONLINE LEARNING

It’s currently 8:34 PM on a Sunday night. Tomorrow, is my first day of school. However, this year is different from all the others because instead of waking up, getting dressed and driving for fifteen minutes, all I have to do is sit down at my desk and log onto “school”. In my county, studentsContinue reading “NAVIGATING ONLINE LEARNING”

BALANCING TWO CULTURES

I was born in 2004 to two Indian parents who immigrated to the United States from India some thirteen years earlier. At the time, they had lived in different parts of America including New Orleans, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan, where my brother was born in 1994. Growing up, I was exposed to both the AmericanContinue reading “BALANCING TWO CULTURES”

COPING WITH COVID-19

On March 11, 2020 the disease that had been disregarded by many, COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Two days later, on March 13, 2020 a national emergency was declared in the United States concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. I remember this day clearly….I was at a localContinue reading “COPING WITH COVID-19”

ARE YOUR FRIENDS UPLIFTING YOU?

High school is the time when people grow and find themselves. In my experience by the time someone starts high school, they have developed their interests, hobbies, and sometimes, their friend groups. For many, going into high school can be a scary experience because it means entering a larger ocean and not really knowing whereContinue reading “ARE YOUR FRIENDS UPLIFTING YOU?”

BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ: THE CLASSICS EDITION

Most teens nowadays, including myself have replaced reading with other activities. I used to be immersed in reading. I read everything…fantasy, auto-biographies, romance, thriller, you name it, I read it. However, with other things taking up my days, the time I spent reading has come to a standstill. That doesn’t mean that I don’t readContinue reading “BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD READ: THE CLASSICS EDITION”