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Lavanya Sirisha

Front-end developer, Content Writer, Mandala artist
An artistically-flavoured minimalist exploring the world one step at a time!

The Legends Of Pensam – A Review

Have you ever regretted for not picking up a book earlier? I sure have. Here’s an ode to one of these books! ‘Everyday I saw clouds dropping lower and lower like omnious waves. The hills were blue, their outline rimmed in black, and the trees were still. Then fierce, hissing […]

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Underrated Regional Movies – Part 1

Sarvam Thaala Mayam (2018) by Rajiv Menon – Tamil Despite having a basic premise and a simple narrative with a predictable climax, the film doesn’t fail to bring you that smile you wish for, after having watched a feel-good inspirational film. It’s also a bonus if you’re interested in Indian […]

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Animated Movies of 2021 – Honest Reviews

Luca – Pixar Animated Studios Sheltered from world beyond the ocean surface, a young sea monster ventures to a small coastal town disguised as a human boy. This movie unfortunately falls to an unreasonably high standard having been produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Sparing a few exceptions, there is an […]

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Book Review – Shamal Days

“He realized that any form of pain needed time to turn itself into art… In the cold face of tragedy, in the heat of pain reality, no one could express its gravity in poetry or any other form of art. Time has to work on sense of loss, squeeze the […]

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Books About ‘Healing’ and ‘History’

It’s incredible how one can get inspired by a bundle of words that are woven into a book. Books are an ocean of knowledge, some give you the scientific edge while some teach you the best life experiences. It’s the way that these books manage to hover around your peripheral […]

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Gaslighting : The doom of Mental Health

What’s the fuss about Gaslighting? Talking about ‘GASLIGHTING’, I got acquainted to this term in 2020 when I was reading a book called ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns, the storyline revolves around the people of an unnamed town invalidating the protagonist’s feelings through hearsay and gossips. The prose of Milkman suffocated […]

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Top Reads for Teenagers!

Bare Necessities: How To Live A Zero-Waste Life by Mansoor and Riddler This insightful read introduces and guides you towards inculcating positive steps that benefit both – the planet and us.  It’s a complete guide to a zero waste lifestyle. Being more mindful about our consumption and striking a healthy […]

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The Henna Artist – Book Review

The Henna Artist is Alka Joshi‘s debut novel that was published in early 2020. It instantly became a NY best seller, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick and currently being developed into a TV series. Furthermore, it was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Why may The […]

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Culture and its effect on the brain

Definition of Culture The study of culture can be collocated along two tenacious and prominent themes: Diversity and Change. A person’s upbringing, and living environment is what makes them diverse from others. It is the differences between all cultures and sub-cultures of the worlds regions. People’s need to adapt and alter to physical, […]

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Etymology – Back To The Origins

Did someone run away with my temper?🙊🙃 To gain an understanding of the usage of the word “temper” in the phrase “to lose one’s temper”, it would be useful, first, to note its appearance as a segment in the words “temperature”, “temperate”, and “temperament”. The Etymology and Science When we […]

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A journey – A metaphor

What does this sojourn really mean? You embark on a journey knowing the destination inclusive of tribulations and rewards enroute, and chart out a plan accordingly. When destiny devices digressions from the plan, you adjust your sails and navigate in the directions of the wind. You realize as you sail, […]

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Perspective – one too many

Perspective is a cathartic thing. We all have it, knowingly or unknowingly. It is like a background process that keeps running no matter what. Now what is it exactly? In my view, it’s sometimes nothing more than a preconceived notion. It seems to be the thin line between sanity and […]

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Feminism In History

Sita Devi, Malala Yousafzai, Arunachalam Muruganantham, Justin Trudeau, Jim Parsons – they have one thing in common – Feminism. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the […]

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