From DJ set live-streams, zoom parties to virtual gatherings: the pandemic is certainly not putting the night life scene to sleep anytime soon. Rather, it seems to have awakened even more.  As we travel the uncharted waters that lockdown has washed up, the electronic m...

May 22, 2020

Unbelievable what a virus can do to people! We have, of course, responded totally inadequately from a practical perspective. It is safe to say for the vast majority of governments across the globe, if not all of them, that we were by no means prepared for a pandemic of...

May 21, 2020

 Image: Linh Tran (2020)

Have you ever felt your time slipping away at the end of the day? Or that you are losing grasp of valuable moments in life in exchange for ‘socialising’ on virtual platforms?

Having suffered from this digital-centric lifestyle, we often reminisce...

May 7, 2020

Illustration by Sravya Attaluri | @sravya_attaluri on Instagram 

On the pre-lockdown streets, experiencing casual sexual harassment in public was uncomfortable. From days wearing my school uniform to a university student, being catcalled or sexually harassed has for me,...

May 7, 2020

*Warning: contains spoilers*

It’s a controversial title, and one already touched on by most media outlets like Wired, the Guardian, and even the University of California. However, given the absolute horror with which they are met on the internet now, it’s worth explorin...

May 4, 2020

The current global pandemic aside for now, it is safe to say that student mental health services are glaringly inadequate. Prior to self-isolation and social distancing, mental health care and treatment offered by universities in the UK have been dismal. This is not th...

‘There are marvellous pine groves and broad meadows, and there is honey and there are many different kinds of birds and many varieties of fruit.’

In February 1493, Columbus wrote for the first time a letter to the Queen and King of Spain telling them about what he had f...

April 25, 2020

Human interaction is for most of us, one of the main ways we thrive, it’s what inspires us to interact further, and do the things we do. Inevitably during the current lockdown, most of us have lost our basic outlets of physical and human contact. In this time, digital...

April 24, 2020

On Bon Iver, Rainer Maria Rilke, and the art of wasting time.

One image that continues to recur in my mind during the lockdown is the one of an early indie icon, Bon Iver, recording For Emma, Forever Ago. A young man with a broken heart making music in a snowy, remote c...

April 13, 2020

If you’re not aggressively whipping coffee, learning eclectic dances, or baking banana bread, social media raises the question: what are you really doing? In the face of a global pandemic, there arises a peculiar pressure to appear productive. This pressure is accompan...

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