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

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?