Humility, Altruism and Heroism | Hri-Write

In our very own right, we are all heroes. Popular culture loves to place emphasis on superheroes whose powers are all out of the realm of possibility, such as the ability to fly, run faster than light, be incredibly strong and so on. One key realization that is often exempted from the idea of heroism is that even with our physical limitations, we are heroic … Continue reading Humility, Altruism and Heroism | Hri-Write

Higher Consciousness | Hri-Write

The human mind has been the subject of study even before the scientific method and modern technology existed. Philosophers, sages, and ascetics have all in the past tried to understand the psyche of the human animal in unique and interesting ways. The phrase “higher consciousness” is used to express an elusive and difficult to attain mental state, distinct from the ‘lower’, more primitive mind. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Higher Consciousness | Hri-Write

Net Neutrality and India | Hri-Write

After the US decided to scrap open and free internet policies last week, the world is feeling the heat. Net Neutrality, as the name implies, is a framework for the internet which is based on the accessible and free use of the internet. Former US President Barack Obama had a supportive stance towards Net Neutrality from the onset of his presidential campaign in 2007, pledging … Continue reading Net Neutrality and India | Hri-Write

Solitude, Melancholy and Calm | Hri-Write

 When prompted to answer where we’d be happiest, we always think of places filled with people, family or friends, at home or at a party. Maybe then, defining what ‘happy places’ mean to us misses out on less publicised and distinguished places. Whether it is the open road, under the billions of stars that so faintly glow overhead or on a bench from where you … Continue reading Solitude, Melancholy and Calm | Hri-Write

The Voyager Missions & the Golden Records | Hri-Write

In the summer of 1977, NASA launched an ambitious and far-reaching pair of deep space satellites that were destined to become humanity’s most distant messengers. Meet Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, twin satellites whose sole purpose is to traverse the boundaries of our solar system and interstellar space. The Voyager twins are exploring where nothing from Earth has ever gone before: into the cold expanses … Continue reading The Voyager Missions & the Golden Records | Hri-Write

How to start your own blog

I write this on the day of officially migrating my blog to WordPress after its two-year tenure on Google Blogger, where it first reached 32000 pageviews. This is truly a feat that I could have never fathomed, and I feel grateful to have achieved it. As I introspect, I realize that blogging has been a great outlet for me, not only to express my opinion, but … Continue reading How to start your own blog

School of Thought: Existentialism | Hri-Write

Existentialism is a philosophical school of thought that deals with human existence, trying to explain the purpose of a human life. Existentialism, like many other schools of thought, is of course only a speculation and something we made up, take what you read here with a pinch of salt (after all, I don’t know any more about life than you do!) If I were to … Continue reading School of Thought: Existentialism | Hri-Write

The Science of Dark Humour | Hri-write

I’d like to begin by saying this blog isn’t meant to offend anyone. It’s all for the sake of fun and entertainment, and to satisfy my sadistic desideratum. If you’re easily offended, or if this blog offended you in any way, it’s because it was meant to. (If that last line offended you, get out right now. It’s going to get much worse.) It might … Continue reading The Science of Dark Humour | Hri-write

The Marijuana Debate | Hri-Write

Marijuana, Ganja, Kush, Weed. Whatever you call it, marijuana and its legalization have been hot topics in the 21st century. There’s a stark difference in both sides of this debate; those against it don’t want to admit it has certain significant benefits, while those for it don’t want to admit that while it is less harmful than drinking or smoking, it still takes its toll … Continue reading The Marijuana Debate | Hri-Write