It asks powerful questions without forcing any “right” answers

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In under a month of its release on September 17, the Korean thriller Squid Game had already become Netflix’s biggest series ever by reaching 111 million viewers as of October 13.

The show cost $21.4 million to produce — a significant amount for a series that’s only 9-episode long and…


Am I the only one who thinks this updated app is utter crap?

About a decade ago when I completed my computer engineering, I learned a few things about coding. Testing your code is probably more important a step than the actual coding itself.

You could think you conceptualized it all perfectly and that it is sure to work, but you will only…


Puts himself in contention for Nobel Prize in 2022

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In what might be the first real action taken by an influential celebrity towards fighting climate change, respected billionaire Justlove Beingrich personally laid the first brick of his upcoming Mars home, media reported.

Beingrich, who has been among the top 20 richest people in the world for two decades now…


William Shakespeare beats Eminem in a rap contest

I had hoped to stay clear from writing anything about the MWC results, for the risk of sounding like a sore loser.

Then, I read an amazing piece that called out the challenge for all the right reasons, and realized I was just giving myself excuses to hide behind.

Mind…


This case is only one symptom of the broader disease

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There’s so much I’ve read about the Gabby Petito case that I couldn’t help but realize how naive and innocently hopeful people can be — including myself for the longest time. …


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With Illustrations — because my pain could be your gain

I’ve always believed in trying to go that extra mile to make my date/partner feel special when I can. In my early-ish days of dating that could mean a lot of things. They say it’s often the small things that count. …


What if I told you it started as an all-male activity?

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Team activity in which elements of dance and acrobatics are combined with shouted slogans in order to entertain spectators at sporting events and to encourage louder and more enthusiastic cheering.

Britannica gives the above definition of cheerleading which makes it sound like quite an exciting sport. Like most sports in…


The hidden downside of the creator economy

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The internet and social media have been a great leveler. They have provided access to a certain level of audience to everyone who has a basic device and an internet connection.

An aspiring artist can showcase their work to the world without needing an art exhibition and the costs associated…


There is no better indicator of success than this

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I used to be an avid consumer of all kinds of online content before I became a creator. I was that guy who could spend hours and hours just reading through content online.

Even better, I would find it very amusing to read the comments and reactions of people on…


Wait, who would America be then? Let’s find out…

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I have been reading Jeffrey Archer’s Harry Clifton series of books recently — starting from Only Time Will Tell, to all the great sequels he has brilliantly penned.

All these books are centered in the era of World War II and hence from the world of fiction, I often get…

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