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The Limits of Being a Human.....

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About a day back, I was pondering over an incessant thought that kept going through my mind, over and over again and this was to do with the whole idea of how the pandemic has affected us all as human beings. As I kept deliberating over it, a sudden realization struck my mind which really filled me with a lot of surprise and wonder, as I kept thinking about how could mankind, being blessed with such a great mind and intelligence allow the pandemic to unravel to such an extent so as to have almost brought the world to a complete standstill? How was it that the greatest of the greatest scientists and people with a great intellect couldn't have stopped the spread of the outbreak? As surprising or rather as strange as it sounds, the inherent limitations or weaknesses of being a human was what had in the whole process been revealed to all of us. To elaborate on this, I was just examining two types of subjects we learnt in school- one being the natural sciences focused on natural phenome

A New Home....

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Another new evening has come by, a lot of beautiful trees and flowers in the background to fill and beautify the space all around, with pleasant breeze blowing by, with birds chirping and whistling as the breeze keeps blowing on and again and behold in the midst of this beautiful scenery- a new house spread and laden about to compound the vivacity of the village. Roof tiles laid about in the fashion traditional to the Portuguese houses reminiscent in Goa, builders busy adding up their finishing touches to the house soon to open it’s doors to the dwellers to reside there and a whole new way of life and neighborliness as the housework nears it’s completion. An area once dreaded for it’s creepy looking trees and bushes has now got a new lease of life, a home once abandoned and condemned for it’s looks by the people all around now adorned with beautiful walls, pillars and a gazebo to speak of it all. The neighbors all around filled with blissfulness and happiness with an overflow of love a

A Conflict of Mindsets....

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Another new evening has arrived, the sun is shining, the wind is blowing, the trees are swaying from side to side and amidst all of this, sits a young boy who like most millennials is busy on his phone and caught up with the usual monotony of life right from dusk till dawn. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and a smell of burning smoke from a nearby area fills the air. As the boy, sits there busy gazing at his phone as well as his laptop, a sudden knock on the door, followed by the ringing of the bell can be heard. Annoyed and frustrated as he is, he goes to open the door only to realize that it is one of the neighbors who often comes on regular visits to his place. The very thought of the neighbor coming over and visiting him fills his mind with agony that he flees to his room informing his parents that the neighbor has come to which they do go to open the door and welcome the guest. As harsh or as hard it may sound, such is the reality that most of us millennials fac

Life Lessons From The Year 2020!!

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We had finally reached the month of December of the year 2020, and as the month was about to get over, all of us were filled with great aspirations and desires for a better year- a year full of prosperity, a year that would fill us with better hopes of recovery from the virus, and as we pondered over these thoughts, I decided to do something special and ask my friends or people around of what were their life lessons or takeaways from that year.   I was really spellbound by the responses I got on the Question sticker that I had posted on Instagram account, and this truly showed the extent to which at least a portion if not the majority of our human race, didn’t approach the pandemic completely with a negative thought process.  To start off with, the first response I got from one of my friends was that the year 2020 had taught him the need to be patient so that you can gain the love of others and your efforts are appreciated. Indeed, I would agree that this year 2020 has been a year

Life On A Laptop Screen....

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A new day has dawned. A string of endless WhatsApp notifications is what fills the entire place, as I lay patiently waiting for the professor to send the Google Meet link in order to begin the class. And as I lay patiently in anticipation for the link, a thunderclap of voices fill my head as I try to keep my composure in order to set myself up well for the day..... As the meeting begins, a feel of loneliness, a feel of disconnect clouds my mind as I try to convince myself and make myself feel that I have occupied a virtual seat in the class. A lot of people who are now just mere profile pictures on the screen, the convenience of messaging on chat boxes and the prolonged silence in a virtual atmosphere as the professor starts the lecture brings in a feeling of desolateness and anxiety as I try and adjust to this so-called 'new format' of classes. Professors have turned into mere podcasters as they try to expend their knowledge with the rest of us on call, the frequent occurrence

Rediscovering 'The Perceptionist'

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  Greetings to all of you my subscribers, as well as those who check my page on and off for any updates as well as whenever I do have anything new to post. It has been a while since I've actually posted something new on this page. This is a post which is slightly different from the posts that usually come off from this blog. It is more about 'Rediscovering The Perceptionist' and what I stand for through my blog posts. I do hope to make these minutes you spend reading my blog worthwhile while you take the time to get to know more about the thinking behind these blogs as well as the person behind it. For those of you who are curious to know the 'writer in the making', I'm a young and a passionate teenager currently in my final years of pursuing a business degree in Travel and Tourism in one of the colleges in Goa. For a pretty long time, there has always been a voice from within me, that yearned to be heard and was always buried in the depths of my heart for years

The Arrival Of The Monsoon King

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It has suddenly turned dark. The skies have turned dull and the trees with their lofty branches and extended family sway as the wind keeps passing on and off, a signal of a forthcoming storm soon to overtake the surrounding area. The birds stop chirping, the rooster stops crowing in attempts to safeguard and protect itself as the rain rambles it’s way through the hills, all the way to the trees and forests of the low-lying areas. A sudden strike of thunder, followed by the lashing rain and behold…..the monsoon king as he prepares to lay siege over the village, part by part, lane by lane. With great joy and exuberance, he marches around the whole sky, celebrating the victories that he has achieved over the past weeks and months, enough for him to survive the remaining months he has got before he can be finally dethroned by the Winter King.   The farmers in their fields rejoice with glee on his arrival, a plentiful harvest to satisfy themselves and their families thereupon, the young chi