I travelled to Goa, India for a week during which I sat by the deck every morning without my phone and observed my surroundings. I drew rough sketches of the things that caught my eye like trees, ocean, sand etc and also wrote short verses to complement the sketches. The verses highlighted the thoughts and emotions I was feeling while I was sketching. The ocean has always been therapeutic for me and is really effective in calming my nerves. The digital detox experiment helped me to channelize my thoughts and let the negativity in my mind escape.

04.14.21

Lady Gaga performed during Saturday’s One World: Together at Home event to benefit Covid-19 relief. PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES

Lady Gaga may be a mighty Mother Monster to her fans, but the coronavirus pandemic has left her feeling less powerful than usual. She told USA TODAY that she shares what many people feel during this time: “an epic sense of powerlessness over what’s happening in the world.” …


The following images are art works present on the streets of New Delhi, India.


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I Am Malala
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  1. In the thread below, share your thoughts about how the Black Lives Matter moment has impacted you this year.

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After watching the documentary, one of the quotes that resonated with me…


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