How To Find Magic in the Winter (Read: Try)

Winters are harsh in this country. I don’t know if I can find magic in the winter. I try. Listening to her snow stories, I wished I was born in Gilgit like my grandmother. I was skeptical to believe that her father couldn’t see her for six months after birth. It was the 1920s and roads to…

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For the Love of Small Spaces

As a kid I enjoyed playing with pillows to create my own house. My favorite memories of a space I yearned for was my cousin’s small nook in a large family house. Growing up in a populous country with fewer noiseless or private spaces, a little distinction made me feel snug. I LOVE small, confined spaces. These include small seats…

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#30DaysofMusic: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

I sketch and paint frequently most of which I update on my Instagram account. But I’ve been a little lax at updating the project I started in the summer. Painting or sketching with music brings this weird finality with itself. It feels like the song just ends for me once I sketch it out. Nevertheless, I’ve…

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Scarcity And a Desire For More

Edit/Addition: Creating artificial scarcity and a desire for more is an oft used psychological technique by brands that comes from basic psychology. Some reading here. An example could be Apple generating more sales when the demand somehow seems greater than the need showcased by long waiting lines or launch delays due to sold out tags. This…

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