High School to University

I’m sure every single high school senior that is reading this right now has spent some time in the recent past pondering and feeling nostalgic about the years of schooling, times spent with their friends, the jokes about teachers and literally the whole deal that came with the baggage of being a student. I know this because right now, I’m in that situation. It’s an … Continue reading High School to University

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

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

Why I use Reddit (and you should too)

As I click on the orange app that reads ‘Reddit’ on my iPhone, my eyes widen as I open to a barrage of dark humor from /r/imgoingtohellforthis. Laughing agonisingly as I get out of bed, I scroll further down to posts from /r/space and see what’s making top news related to space and astronomy. I’m 203 days old. At least that’s how old my Reddit … Continue reading Why I use Reddit (and you should too)

Here’s why things you just discovered seem to pop up constantly

You know what I’m talking about, right? Have you ever learned a new word, one that you swear you’ve never heard before, only to find it popping up throughout your daily life for a few days after? There’s a name for that: The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. This phenomenon actually works on two major premises (or psychological processes, if you will): The confirmation and selection bias. The first of … Continue reading Here’s why things you just discovered seem to pop up constantly

Travelling: What’s the fascination?

Summer’s here, and that means most people will either have already boarded their cross-continent flights or will do so in the near future, so it’s an opportune time to write about travelling. We aspire to travel as much as we aspire to pursue our dreams, and this a very important factor in understanding why we feel the need to travel. In many cases, humans travel … Continue reading Travelling: What’s the fascination?

Reflecting, and what’s to come for Hri-Write

The last year’s been pretty busy with grade 11 and other commitments, and with that I haven’t fully had the chance to reflect on the massive manner in which this blog has expanded. 2017 has been a wild series of ups and downs for me personally, but even more so for Hri-Write. From being a blog with a total viewership of 5,000 people in January … Continue reading Reflecting, and what’s to come for Hri-Write

TRAPPIST-1 (meet the 7 earth-like exoplanets!)

“Astronomers have discovered the first known system to host seven Earth-size planets around one star, and it lies just 39 light-years away from our own solar system.” – Space.com Unless you live under a rock, you heard this week that NASA disclosed a groundbreaking discovery regarding the TRAPPIST-1 system, containing 7 Earth-like planning potentially supporting life. Anticipation was mounting from the 24 hours before the … Continue reading TRAPPIST-1 (meet the 7 earth-like exoplanets!)