Inevitable Truths

The heart desires remorselessly and the mind suffers- bearing the weight of all the consequences and fretting over the tiniest of things. It’s in these moments you begin to question everything you ever stood for, when your principles are challenged by none other than your own self. What are you supposed to do when the…

Castle On The Hill- Ed Sheeran

‘Castle on the Hill’ is a song by Edward Christopher Sheeran (popularly known as Ed Sheeran) co-written by Benjamin Joseph Levin. This single was released in January 2017. In the song, as he travels back to his British hometown- Suffolk, Ed Sheeran shares instances from his growing up years taking you through events and places…

kairosclerosis

The moment you realize that you’re currently happy—consciously trying to savor the feeling—which prompts your intellect to identify it, pick it apart and put it in context, where it will slowly dissolve until it’s little more than an aftertaste. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create…

The Emotion Machine

In this mind-expanding book, scientific pioneer Marvin Minsky continues his groundbreaking research, offering a fascinating new model for how our minds work. He argues persuasively that emotions, intuitions, and feelings are not distinct things, but different ways of thinking. By examining these different forms of mind activity, Minsky says, we can explain why our thought…

Most Important Things

The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them, words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie…

You Are The Reason- Calum Scott

‘You Are The Reason’ is a song written and performed by British singer-songwriter Calum Scott. Co-written by Jon Maguire and Corey James Sanders, this song was released in November 2017. Primarily the lyrics suggest that this song is about regret coming from a broken relationship, the struggle in getting over it, the craving and the…

Moriturism

The insomnia-borne jolt of awareness that you will die, that these passing years aren’t just scenes from a dress rehearsal, rounds of an ongoing game or chapters in a story you’ll be telling later, but are footprints being lapped by the steadily gathering tide of an unfathomable abyss, which still wouldn’t wash out the aftertaste…

Lilo

A friendship that can lie dormant for years only to pick right back up instantly, as if no time had passed since you last saw each other. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig in The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, a project, to create a compendium of invented words for every emotion we might all experience…

Ambedo

A kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details—raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee—briefly soaking in the experience of being alive, an act that is done purely for its own sake. Coined in 2012 by John Koenig…

Aaya Na Tu- Arjun & Momina

‘Aaya Na Tu’ is a song written by Kunaal Vermaa and composed by Arjun Kanungo- India’s well known singer, composer, and producer. Arjun has also lent his voice to this song in collaboration with Momina Mustehsan- a Pakistani singer, songwriter, musician, and social activist. The song was released in June 2018. Aaya Na Tu is…

Drift and Fall Again- Madsonik

‘Drift and Fall Again’, written by Madsonik for the final scene of the thriller film ‘Criminal’, was released in April 2016. The song features evocative vocals by Yael Shoshana Cohen- the singer of Israeli indie duo, Lola Marsh. Madsonik (an alias for Brian Theodore Tyler), is America’s successful film composer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and producer….

Dear Comrade

Dear Comrade, I know your life hasn’t been great lately. You don’t have anything good to talk about. Everything that you thought about your life went the other way. Just when you started to give “love” another chance to come and dwell in your life, you realised that it was a luxury that you couldn’t…

Anemoia

Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the…

Unified Coherence Vs Divisive Divergence

Every human being is possessive in nature. The feeling of this is mine, that is mine, it belongs to me, I inherited this, etc. is very common and cannot be avoided. But, when we translate this human feeling to worldly things and human relations or associations, an element of individual encirclement automatically comes about. Thus,…