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 messages that humanity wants aliens to see

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 messages that humanity wants aliens to see

Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure

I try my best to refrain from topics that have anything to do with psychotropic or psychedelic substances, but the implications of this topic in this day and age are so vast that talking about it would do more good than bad. The ‘War on Drugs’ was a name dubbed to the criminalisation of hallucinogenic substances during the presidency of US President Richard Nixon. It … Continue reading Hot take: The War on Drugs is a huge failure

The poignancy of sonder.

This one’s going to be quite introspective: buckle up.   If I asked you to estimate the number of people you meet or come across every day, could you do it? Probably not, at least not precisely. The people you come across in one day, by night are nothing but a blur in your memory. You don’t pay them much mind, and they don’t pay … Continue reading The poignancy of sonder.