Today I Made Lemonade

Regret is a powerful thing. It’s heavy, and it pulls you down in more ways than you can even comprehend. Think of all the bad decisions you’ve made- from that extravagant, non-refundable purchase, to a bad relationship, to not working out the past week. Life is full of regrets....

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Significance of Anachronisms in Shakespeare’s Works

Almost all of Shakespeare’s works are spiced with a moderate amount of anachronisms. The thing with his anachronisms though is that they are not mistakes on his part. More often than not, Shakespeare introduced them purposely for “dramatic purposes”. This means that he was very much aware that he...

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Eternal Longing

Waiting, watching, wanting every day I wonder why, but I cannot say. For something’s amiss, I know not where; There’s a kind of gloom in the air. Loving, leaving, loathing every day, Too disturbed to even pray. Nothing fascinates to the point of perspiration. Is there a sudden stroke...

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The House of Undying Visions

A Song of Ice and Fire In the second book, A Clash of Kings, Daenerys enters the House of Undying with her dragon, Drogon. There, she sees a series of visions that seem to foretell the future, reveal the future that never was, and events from the past, albeit...

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Large dogs, a list.

The Lovables It’s quite a known fact that large dogs make excellent pets. Giant dogs are wonderful pets. Most of them drool and shed, but make excellent, faithful companions. Because of their large size, they are naturally intimidating to strangers. Their voices also tend to be quite sonorous, and...

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Harry Potter Etymology- Wizarding Schools

There are five known wizarding schools, four of whose names have been revealed. These are Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Scotland, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France, Durmstrang Institute in Scandinavia, Mahoutokoro in Japan, and a Brazilian wizarding school of an unknown name. Hogwarts was founded...

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What kids giveth, kids taketh away

Having a sister who is 6 years younger has many disadvantages. She can be a complete nuisance and destroy your favorite book when you refuse to let her chew on your year-end project. But you can also bend her nubile mind to your will. Not only can you make her...

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Objectively dissecting my New York City stereotype

My facebook has been virally sharing this link, and it got me thinking. Everyone loves it because it’s true. And I smiled almost after every other point. So, the stereotyping isn’t exclusively for those that live in Manhattan. Even those that have lived in Brooklyn and Queens(namely, me) agree...

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Plot of Game of Thrones from the beginning

This post originally appeared on Quora as my answer, and later on Huffington Post. Do check back on Quora if interested, as I update the answer periodically after every new episode. There are no spoilers for those that have not read the books. Question: How would you explain the plot...

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Blue Bird

The following story was my contribution to the Stories For Thing project. The website contains lovely stories written for an adorable 4-year-old girl by various authors from the Twitterverse. To find out more about the project, visit http://storiesforthing.com/about/  ******* Mama and Dada were sitting in front of the compunitor again....

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