Heights of imagination

Ever found yourself wondering what would happen if there was a sudden meteor explosion today ? No? Just me? Well I guess I’m weird. But seriously whenever I’m not doing anything (which is like 96% of the time) I just casually zone out and start thinking about weird situations.
Just a couple of days ago, while I was in a public transport seated by the window, I zoned out, and by zoning out I mean fully unconscious of my surrounding and being in a sleeping-with-my-eyes-open type of condition. And I repeat I was in a PUBLIC transport. And just to add to the weirdness of the situation, guess what was going inside my head. No, I wasn’t thinking about the important crisis of our country or how to end world hunger, instead I was imagining how I would introduce my city to a foreigner. Yah, like literally, I was imagining a situation where a foreigner, who came to my city, is horribly lost and doesn’t know any Indian language and I’m the only person left for help (because obviously you would go to weird 15-year-old when you are in trouble right?) . And as I was imagining the entire conversation in my head, I didn’t even realize that I crossed my destination and was headed to a completely different location. When I snapped back to the real world seeing the sudden unknown surrounding, I was just 2 stops too late. So instead of just telling the driver to stop the car instantly (as any normal person would do), I waited for the next stop while panicking internally. Then I got out at a place which was about 20 minutes away from where I was supposed to go. Thankfully I didn’t zone out on my way again.
Even in school, I zone out sometimes and the most embarrassing part of it is that I sometimes mouth the words I say in my imaginary conversation and even mimic the expressions (I hope you understand the shame of the situation). Sometimes my friend see that and are like “Are you talking to yourself? Is something wrong? Do you wanna talk?” and I’m like “No it’s nothing like that, ok?” (Though I do talk to myself ). But honestly every time I’m just by myself my mind begins playing weird scenes.

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The mental image I have of the end of earth

The craziest one I had, was when I thought what would happen if the world started being destroyed like the movie ‘2012’ ; like so many people are in the shower or in their bathroom; would they run out naked trying to save themselves or would they put on clothes first ? (I’m sure that’s like world’s biggest question right now?). I told you it’s weird.
So do you sometimes think about such absolutely meaningless and weird situations that are probably never gonna happen ? Or are you normal and have a life unlike me ? Let me know in the comments.
Bye. Have a nice week ahead.

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Equality…or not

Equality is quite a powerful term in our modern society. Almost everyone is supporting equality and of course that is how it should  be. Everyone is born with similar rights regardless of their gender, sexuality, religion or skin colour. However to really think of it, are we truly supporting the concept of ‘equality’ completely ? Despite the fact that LGBT community are given much attention and support, lying within the darkness of society are people who can’t look upon a gay person with the same view as a straight person. These are the kinds of people who post in their Instagram ‘oh yes! I totally support the LGBT community’ but in real life they would find it hard to accept a gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender person as their sibling or bff. Due to the influence of internet, people have started changing their opinions according to the most trending hashtag whether they truly support it or not.
Then again there’s the stereotype of male dominance over the female in society. Although women have become a lot more conscious and the boundary lines are gradually diffusing but the complete removal of this line is still a farfetched idea. For example, how many people do actually watch women’s sports like football or cricket. Not just that, various activities like household keeping, cooking are still stereotyped as women jobs. And belonging to a patriarchal country, I sometimes wish that I was born as a boy rather than a girl. Even when the women stand up for their own right, they are just labelled as ‘feminist’ and not taken seriously.
I don’t understand when people fight over religion and political issues. To think of it whatever are written in the holy books are just opinion of some person. In fact everything in this world are just opinion of someone. Stuffs written in textbooks are the opinion of that author. Now it’s up to you whether you agree with it or not. But nowadays people just agree with whatever is presented to them without judging both sides first. Like when people see a crazy homeless person in the street, they immediately take a dislike towards them and (sometimes) even make fun of them. But no one thinks about the fact that probably the person has gone through some immense trauma in his life to become  mentally challenged. I know maybe I think a bit too much about such things. But think about it, the fact that males are superior is just  an opinion accepted by a lot of people. The idea of a female – male couple is also just an opinion that people think are the laws that can’t be disobeyed . It was probably some person was like “gays/lesbians/bisexual/transgender are so stupid. They aren’t normal. Straight people are best.” and then others agreed to it (coz people like whatever is presented to them); and now for that they are literally ruining other’s life.
Opinions are important for making progression as long as it doesn’t directly cause damage to someone else. I think we should respect everyone’s opinion whether we like it or not. Everyone should get a chance to express their opinion instead of just fighting over someone else’s. I don’t know how much I’m making sense if at all but I would really like people to just respect and understand opinions.
I am really sorry if I have unknowingly hurt you or your beliefs by this as that was not the point of my post. I would really appreciate if you share your ideas regarding this in the comment.
I have been partially influenced by this post . So you can check it out.
Bye. Have a nice week ahead. : )

Anime for life

Whenever you go to a concert or any events, you can always see people or rather mostly teenagers ‘fan-girling’ over some person or a certain piece of art (like movies, games etc.). So almost every teen has an obsession that eventually becomes the centre of their whole life. Well mine is anime.
Anime…So what is an anime? Google states anime is “a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children” .So to a normal person, it may look like just some random animation but for an anime fan it is much more than just a TV animation. Once you get hooked onto anime, it can literally ruin your life. Imagine combining suspense with romance and dreamy characters and then adding some amazing tunes and dialogues – yup that’s anime. However just like TV shows, all anime are not that good. But if you pick the right anime, it will get you addicted.
I remember just two or three months ago, I literally had no idea what is an anime. I had often heard about it from others but never thought of trying it out as it made no sense why some 15/16 year olds would be obsessed over some animated character. However one day as I was just casually browsing, I stumbled upon an anime website and decided to give it a go. ‘Well the worse that can happen is me wasting half an hour’ was what I thought but little did I know that this one decision will make me waste half of my life stressing over two  animated, imaginary guys fighting for their lives.
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Sword Art Online
The first anime I ever watched was called ‘Sword Art Online’. I wouldn’t describe it as the best anime ever created but to be honest, it was quite good. It is all about a virtual reality game called ‘Sword art online’. The main protagonist, Kirito, one of the million users of the game, logged in one day to find that they can’t log out and return to the normal world. So they stay struck on this virtual reality fighting to go home by completing all 100 levels of the game. It’s not that stressful to watch and has a good amount of romance.
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Death Note

I  think the best anime I have ever watched is ‘Death Note’.  Its really very thrilling and is full  of twists and turns. I absolutely loved it. It is about a high school boy called Light Yagami (quite a unique name) who one day find a death note, a diary that can kill anyone whose name is written in it. After acquiring the diary, Light goes on a killing rampage, killing all the criminals in the world to make a world of justice. However a mysterious detective ‘L’ tries to stop him.

There are also a few anime that are in my ‘watch list’ :-
1. Yuri!!! on ice (I don’t know why everyone is so obsessed about this)
2. Free! (why do these anime have unnecessary exclamation marks)
3. Attack on Titan
But apart from the fact that they provide great entertainment, it can ruin your life (as I mentioned earlier). And its not just anime, any sort of obsession over fictional or virtual character can prove to be quite dangerous. For an instance, instead of doing the million important tasks that I have, I just procrastinate by watching anime (which is not at all ok). Every time I have a task at hand, my mind starts generating thoughts like ‘it wouldn’t hurt to watch a single episode’ . But oh god, believe me when I say it is impossible to watch just one episode of an anime.
Also another problem I have is that my parents or my friends don’t understand my deep emotional attachment to it. So whenever I get emotional over a character’s death, they just look at me like ‘You are weird’.
So I feel like while obsessions are a great way of keeping one self entertained, but if it gets out of control it can be a great disaster in one’s life. But then again most obsessions do not last the entire of teen years.
So do you watch anime or is this a complete new term for you? Also let me know what obsession are you into?
(Sorry if you didn’t like the post. I promise I can do better. I wrote this on one of those days when I don’t feel like doing anything. : P)
Bye. Have a nice day. : )

My obsession with black

“Why are almost all of your clothes black ?”
My friend asked me as she searched for a wearable outfit in my wardrobe.
I didn’t have an answer.
It  wasn’t until this point that I realized the fact. I took a look at my wardrobe. Indeed, it looked as if someone has spread a black curtain over my clothes.
“Well I like black. It’s a quite aesthetic colour”
“You are obsessed with black”
It was this statement that made my mind and my eyes suddenly super-sensitive of anything black around me. I looked around. Curtains, posters – everything had a shade of black. It was as if I was trapped in a black hole. ‘Is this normal?’ was all I could think.
Now I know most of the people love black and have a wardrobe condition similar to mine. But when I say I’m obsessed with the colour black – I mean it. It’s not just about clothes and shoes. Literally anything that displays a dark colour like black attracts me. Even small (and stupid) things like postcards.
Also this led me to thinking – What does this say about me?
So I searched in the google (as any average person would do) and I found out I’m depressed and I need to open up more (which is not totally false though). But apart from this, what the title mostly said was:
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So yah that was a fun (read: horrified that someone will come in and assume the wrong thing) search.
But one thing that I don’t understand is the fact that why people associate  the colour black with sadness and in some cases bad luck. Personally I feel like black is a soothing colour. Black to me is peace and silence with a hint of mystery. At times it is really annoying when people ask me if I’m ok just because I’m wearing all black (which is 90% of the time).
So are you obsessed with black as well ? Has anyone called you a freak coz of that? Let me know in the comments.
Some facts about black (well its just two facts that I came across and it’s not that great but whatever)
1. Black is not actually considered as a colour as it doesn’t absorb any light spectrum. (yah really, like you officially can’t say black is your favourite colour)
2. The darkest shade of black, known as Vantablack, traps light to such an extent that it make the surface look like a void. (Finally found a colour to describe my soul. lol)  The company (that made it) however licenses exclusive use of the technology to the artist Anish Kapoor, who uses it to give the viewer the impression that they are looking into a black hole.
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So bye. Have a nice week ahead. (also sorry for posting late as I procrastinated to the point where I was lazy to even get up and connect my pc to the charger as I slowly watched it die in front of me)

Bored? Check out these sites

Often when I am bored, I go browsing on the world wide web. And truly it is worldwide with its content. From weird insane sites to genuinely funny sites – you can find anything in the virtual world. So if you are bored, you can definitely check these websites out.
(The sites are ranked randomly, not based on anything)
1. Google Feud
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Ever wondered what the people in the world search for in google. Well now, you can get the answers to these questions by playing  this  google search based game. The aim of the game is to complete a sentence given according to what google would autofill it as. It has some mildly shocking results (that may destroy your faith on humanity forever) but it is highly entertaining.
2. Higher or Lower
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Another google search based game. However this one involves the popularity of search items such as certain personalities, movies, places and some random objects and makes you compare two items and guess which has earned more google searches.
(tip: try getting more than 4 as your score or else you will get sassed by the game)
3. The Useless Web
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One of my go-to sites when I am bored. This website is perfect for when you can’t decide which (useless) website to go to. It will solve that problem for you and take you to a weird website that will either make you cringe and contemplate the meaning of the world or will leave you in a confusion as to why does that even exist. Summed up it is the perfect website to spend your time uselessly.
4. What if
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Wondering what would happen to the world if everyone jumped at the same time? well then this is the perfect site for you. From weird questions like “How many unique English tweets are possible?” to absolute insane ones like “If you went outside and lay down on your back with your mouth open, how long would you have to wait until a bird pooped in it?” – science has the answer to everything. The funny (but rational) explanations accompanied by stick drawings just add to the already wonderful subject. I would personally advice you to check it out.

5. Funny or die
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This website is an absolute must for those who love to see celebrity memes in their FB walls or twitter. This site showcases hilarious pictures, videos and articles featuring celebrities. So get ready to spend some quality time if you are deciding to give it a go.

A not-so-social party

You are welcomed to laugh at my misery.

Hello there! So this is me Diya and today I’m gonna talk about the most awkward party I have ever been to.
Firstly, lets just accept that we have all been there at least once. Those inevitable awkward parties. And by that I do not mean the high school/college friends’ party. I mean the party where you’re literary the only teenager (in addition to the fact that you know no one). If there is a list of places I would NOT like to go then that would be in quite a high position. In fact I would rather eat mushrooms than go to a party where I hardly know any one (yes I hate mushrooms, don’t judge me) . And unfortunately a few days ago I ended up in one.
I mean, not that I knew it would a huge mistake. Well, maybe I did. It was a party invitation from my mom’s friend.
I would normally never say yes to such parties but mom was like “You have to come with me.”  and I was like “umm…what ?!”
Not wanting to face the consequences of saying yes, I tried to convince her how harmful the outer environment would be for me. But at last she promised me to buy “The lost symbol” by Dan brown (what a nerd!) so I had to agree (coz I m basically broke). So this is how a mere introvert like me was mercilessly thrown in a sea of new people.
The moment I stepped in the hall (which by the way looked more like a garden with all the plants and flowers) I knew I was in trouble.  So I tried to stay in the corner avoiding everyone. But you know there’s always that one person that is dying to meet you. Therefore I had to come out of my camouflage and greet my mom’s childhood bestie. And as you can imagine it didn’t go well.
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It was fine until this point of time (I mean I had a crappy time but still it was bearable) but then came the ultimate danger – the kids. In general, I do not have any hatred towards kids. I think they are adorable. But when you are trying to avoid socializing at a party, they are just not very helpful. What started out as cute gestures like offering me a flower (which is weird, now that I think about it) soon turned to a game of ‘who can be the most annoying’.
Finally when I had given up on life and concluded that nothing else could go wrong, my phone proved me wrong by showing that annoying red line in its battery icon. And then destroying all the hopes I had in the world, it switched off.
Just imagine being left alone in an endless ocean to drown – yup, that’s how I felt. But somehow after that I did manage to stay alive and return home.
Who says teenagers don’t work hard to get what they want.
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The book responsible for my doom.

So if you want to escape from falling in a situation like this, here are a few (hopefully helpful) tips:

  1. Do not say yes to go somewhere you are not comfortable going. Just do not. It’s not worth it.
  2. If you find yourself in a situation where  you know no one, try talking to one or two people who are similar to you (like  similar age, interests etc.). Don’t do what I did and hide in a corner because that will just make people think you are being left out and more people would want to give you company.
  3. Remember to charge up your phone before leaving the house. Believe me, it can save you from a lot of awkward situations.
  4. If your party is taking place at someone’s house (like mine did), you can try going to the balcony or garden or somewhere with lesser amount of people.
  5. Remember there’s always gonna be that one person who tries to communicate with everyone. Make sure to mark them out and avoid them if you don’t want any socializing.
  6. As for avoiding kids, you can  engage them in some sort of activity to plan your neat escape.
  7. And if you have not already learnt from my experience, then please save up your money to buy things you want. (I wish I did)
So there you go – the story of my awkward party that is full of regrets. I hope the tips helped you in some way. You can comment telling me the story of your awkward party or you can add onto the tips for others to avoid such situations. If you liked this blog, you can follow me to get notified when I upload next. You can also contact me through my Gmail account. Suggestions and ideas for a blog are always welcomed
Bye for now. Have a good week ahead. Cheers!
PS: I know there are some people (well majority, maybe) who love socializing with new people. I am not showing any hatred towards them. I am just stating what I feel about meeting new people. Everyone has different opinions and I respect them.

Entering a new world

Hello everyone. Hope you are having a nice day/night. So this is my first attempt at blogging and I’m kind of nervous (yet excited) about this. I will start by introducing myself.
So this is me – Diya and I am a teenager living a not-so-exciting life in a not-so-exciting country – India. Now I can hear you asking – If you live such an unexciting life, then why did you decide to blog about it. Well as for that, this blog won’t technically be basically me ranting about my life. This blog will kind of be about the miscellaneous hazards and stuffs faced by teenagers like us everyday (well that sounded more serious than I wanted it to be.Dont worry it wont be that serious). I will also include some other random stuffs (like ‘Interesting things on the internet’)
So now I would like to  give you some idea about me and my life.
Firstly, I am an ambivert. I like having my close friends around me but at the end of the day I enjoy my solitude more than anything else (well Diya, doesnt that make you an introvert? I guess). I love reading books – mystery and fantasy being my favourite genres. I also love playing video games but wouldn’t quite call myself a gamer though.
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The book that changed my entire point of view
My life as a teenager is as normal as any teenager’s life (except they probably don’t spend their time making paper planes.  Dont judge).So  school fills up half of my day and the other half is spent on the internet (not recommending that though).
 What inspired me to write a blog – Sometimes I have some (very) random and strong opinions on some matters that always stay in my head only to be lost in the black hole of oblivion forever.
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Me and my innumerable thoughts
At other times I feel like I am the only one thinking or doing something differently.  So quite recently, after reading some blogs, I decided on making one myself. I am really unsure if people are gonna even read it. But I will try to post as frequently as possible. I think the current schedule is gonna be twice per week (would love to post more frequently but you know what its like).
So there you go. That was my introduction. I promise my actual blogs are not gonna be as crappy as this one. If you liked my Intro and want to get more of my blogs, then you can follow to get notified when I upload next (no forcing on that) and please comment to tell me if you liked it or if you think I should never blog. Also you can communicate with me through my Gmail account.
Bye for now. Hope you have a good week ahead. Cheers!
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