Young writers

Goblin Mode – On The Theatrics of Digital Self-Representation

A soft aquamarine afterglow gracefully embraces a famous influencer’s square-studded Instagram grid. Some of her photographs showcase an array of “aura-cleansing” crystals: amethysts…

Windows to the World Inside – How we View Them

We took an essential architectural feature and turned it into a language. Windows are not just windows; they are stories, philosophies, and rewards. In a screen-lined…

Libraries in crisis, we forgot about them and now want to save them

On one fine spring afternoon in my second year of freshman, I vowed never to enter a library again. Standing in my place some hundred years ago,…

K-pop – A Culture Technology

The motifs of Korean culture are the cynosure of transcultural audiences in cyberspace, and beyond, in the contemporary entertainment milieu. The Hallyu (Korean) wave, a reference to the formidable,..

Power Of Sleep – A Wasteful Bliss or Existential Necessity

All four paws gently touched the moldy wall, just barely—a fleeting contact of fur and plaster, the mold ever-present and melding into the wall. The soft…

Why We Binge Buy Stationeries

A checklist draped over a shopping cart or a moleskin notebook scribbled with one’s schedule for the month seem like modern-day anachronisms,…

Daily Life Despite Wars – in Literature and Popular Media

When one fails to grasp the vivid possibilities that the life of the other may carry, the gaping absence of empathy makes it all the more convenient for the person…

Rhythms for Nourishment

On the other side of a translucent glass membrane, a membrane breaking up the opacity and channeling the outside world, our autotrophic forefathers, their mathematical…

Daily Occultism: Tarot Cards, Crystals & Self-Empowerment

I am a tarot reading Gen Z. Is there magic in daily life? I don’t know. I can’t see it. They say it is in the tarots, the crystals, the sigils, and the amulets. A little over a…

The Town Train Station – Not Hogwarts, Yet Magical

The cold evening breeze sweeps the leftover afternoon heat away, something that does not require going outdoors to be sensed. But people do. To taste the sensation…

The Art of Quitting – Lessons in Decision Making

The ridge was around fifteen feet long and ten feet wide. It straddled the surrounding features without providing any clear view to the top. One could peer…

Patina – The Color of Abandonment

They moved to the city. It has been seven years now. The family had lived next door all my life. I had grown up with their children; the daughter was my best friend; the…

The Playlist Listens to You

You notice the girl beside you, her brown hair streaked with lines of pink pulled back into a ponytail. She has her music on, and you try to imagine how her playlist might look….

Deep Time Traveling With a Riverbed Pebble

Most of us do not think twice about that pebble we find on the beach by the river. Nor do we think about what is behind its smooth, flattened form that makes a stone…

Lunches

The long, drawn sigh was covered up by the sound of the gurgling toilet flush. It came out spontaneously, having no name attached, yet clung on to it was a definitive trail…

Goblin Mode – On The Theatrics of Digital Self-Representation

A soft aquamarine afterglow gracefully embraces a famous influencer’s square-studded Instagram grid. Some of her photographs showcase an array of “aura-cleansing” crystals: amethysts…

Windows

Windows to the World Inside – How we View Them

We took an essential architectural feature and turned it into a language. Windows are not just windows; they are stories, philosophies, and rewards. In a screen-lined…

Libraries

Libraries in crisis, we forgot about them and now want to save them

On one fine spring afternoon in my second year of freshman, I vowed never to enter a library again. Standing in my place some hundred years ago,…

K-Pop

K-pop – A Culture Technology

The motifs of Korean culture are the cynosure of transcultural audiences in cyberspace, and beyond, in the contemporary entertainment milieu. The Hallyu (Korean) wave, a reference to the formidable,..

Sleep

Power Of Sleep – A Wasteful Bliss or Existential Necessity

All four paws gently touched the moldy wall, just barely—a fleeting contact of fur and plaster, the mold ever-present and melding into the wall. The soft…

Stationery

Why We Binge Buy Stationeries

A checklist draped over a shopping cart or a moleskin notebook scribbled with one’s schedule for the month seem like modern-day anachronisms,…

Life-Despite-War

Daily Life Despite Wars – in Literature and Popular Media

When one fails to grasp the vivid possibilities that the life of the other may carry, the gaping absence of empathy makes it all the more convenient for the person…

Rhythm-for-Nourishment

Rhythms for Nourishment

On the other side of a translucent glass membrane, a membrane breaking up the opacity and channeling the outside world, our autotrophic forefathers, their mathematical…

Daily-Occultism

Daily Occultism: Tarot Cards, Crystals & Self-Empowerment

I am a tarot reading Gen Z. Is there magic in daily life? I don’t know. I can’t see it. They say it is in the tarots, the crystals, the sigils, and the amulets. A little over a…

town-train-station

The Town Train Station – Not Hogwarts, Yet Magical

The cold evening breeze sweeps the leftover afternoon heat away, something that does not require going outdoors to be sensed. But people do. To taste the sensation…

Art-of-quitting

The Art of Quitting – Lessons in Decision Making

The ridge was around fifteen feet long and ten feet wide. It straddled the surrounding features without providing any clear view to the top. One could peer…

Patina

Patina – The Color of Abandonment

They moved to the city. It has been seven years now. The family had lived next door all my life. I had grown up with their children; the daughter was my best friend; the…

Playlist

The Playlist Listens to You

You notice the girl beside you, her brown hair streaked with lines of pink pulled back into a ponytail. She has her music on, and you try to imagine how her playlist might look….

Deep-Time-Traveling

Deep Time Traveling With a Riverbed Pebble

Most of us do not think twice about that pebble we find on the beach by the river. Nor do we think about what is behind its smooth, flattened form that makes a stone…

Lunches

Lunches

The long, drawn sigh was covered up by the sound of the gurgling toilet flush. It came out spontaneously, having no name attached, yet clung on to it was a definitive trail…

Writing Is the New Reading

Anybody can write. I believe it as much as I believe that nobody is boring or that we could love anyone. Are people writing more? I believe so.