Is Development Always Good?

When we address the issue of development as academics, we mostly talk about it in a positive light, but we often don’t consider the flipside of this global issue. In sociology, we define the study of the development of society as analysing the causes and consequences of all economic changes. If we look at the…

Copenhagen, Denmark

Earlier this year, my best friends and I had the brilliant idea to plan a ‘grad trip’ together somewhere interesting; a location unconventional, not crowded with tourists yet exciting. We’d been talking late into the night, when it dawned upon us… Copenhagen would be a brilliant location for a weekend getaway for us! So, a…

The Future – Compassion or Impatience?

I was part of a panel discussion in 2017, where we were addressing global citizenship; its importance never more than in today’s ever-changing world, with Donald Trump controversial views, the impending doom of Brexit and the emergence of extreme terrorism. We deliberated in great detail on how we would define ‘Global Citizenship’. With globalization increasing…

You Matter

It matters That short message – ‘How can I help?’ Matters That monthly check-in ‘Haven’t heard from you in a while, How has uni been? How are things at home?’ Matters The instant reply on a social media update ‘What’s wrong? Why the intense poetry quote?’ Matters. Just take a second, Take a step back…

Nostalgia

The trees fly past The shrubbery a mere blur Cities rush past Yet I see nothing The red sand The yellow sea Of canola The bushes. They disappear I drown In my own reverie My thoughts envelope This overwhelming feeling I can’t really explain As if in a trance I fall into an abyss The…

Crossing Milestones

One big decision, and one of the biggest milestones in my life, I have ever made on my own was to get a job during the second year of university. Most of you who have read my previous post know about my financial crisis some time late 2017. That was when I turned to formal…

I’m back!

Hello my lovely readers! To say that I feel guilty for not writing anything in ages is a massive understatement, honestly. But here’s a short update on my UCL life on one of the most wonderful learning experiences I’ve had here. There are bits about having fun, managing yourself and making your own way through…

Looking Forward

This was the day. The day everything would change. She walked in that day A strange place New faces everywhere. In a school. Again. Nostalgia kicks in. The awkwardness, The building anticipation And The excitement, Shallow breaths, Her chest throbs The heart struggling, Struggling to escape. Its first instinct Pulling At the bars of the…

Red.

In a matter of seconds She had scaled the court But All it took Was an illicit shove To bring her down. She falls to her knees. But In a blink, She’s up. ‘Swoosh’ Another three pointer. She turns to us. The whistle blows. Defeated, she looks. A champion, she stands. People run in To…

Stone Cold

I drift In and out Of my reverie My phone lights up. Names flash. Images blur. I look back. Healthy was it, To take a Rollercoaster that lasts Three sixty five Whole days? The constant Butterflies, Mangled mess of emotions And. Ambiguity. Captive on a strange land Rid of rationality. Only a rope bridge To…