So True! 10 Things We Only Realise After Teenage!

“I know what you are doing, we also have been through your age” our parents and teachers say this to us, don’t they? Teenage is a fun phase of life, sometimes bumpy, sometimes thrilling. Too many new things and too much emotional shifts. Here are 10 things all of us realise only after growing up from a teenager.”

When I was a teenager, I had this notion that teenage was the best time of my life and a part of me was a bit scared of growing up. Well, this year on 7th June, I turned 20 and I’m officially not a teenager anymore. I have to admit growing up is wonderful and teenage is not all that great. It’s only when you grow up that you realise how stupid and wrong your younger self had always been. Experience does make you wiser.
I am certainly not the person I was before or even a year back. There’s so much that changes when you cross that transformation phase in your life. You finally develop your true character and personality.

Through my high school and my first year in college, I have learnt so much. I realised that it’s okay if you like being with yourself rather than hang out with random people ( pop culture calls that being a loner). And it’s completely alright if you don’t like to drink or smoke even though almost every person your age considers it to be the coolest thing in the world.


I realised that the world is always going to judge you; no matter how hard you try, you can’t please everyone. So stop to be Miss Goody Shoes and go on, be the bitch that you are at your core and do not be afraid to show it.


I realised that I was a pathetic creature to ignore my siblings – my wonderful sisters – for some temporary school friends who back then used to be my world and now, are not even in my Facebook friend list


I realised that good looks are certainly an advantage but not the whole point of your existence. It’s the whole package that counts. What’s important is that you are confident of yourself and love yourself no matter what others tell you. It should have never mattered if your old crazy aunts were a tad too concerned about your skin colour or your weight. You could have very well told them to go get a life.


I learnt that it’s never okay to tolerate and keep quiet. People automatically assume that you are weak and helpless and they can get away with anything. You should have punched that uncle who didn’t get the difference between a good touch and a bad one or hit that relative who tried to get too close. You have to stop being ashamed and tell that guy to stop squeezing you in the bus or get hit in the balls.



I realised that true friends are the hardest to find and it’s better to have a single person at your side all the time than a hundred ‘casual’ friends.


I learnt to be strong and never let people manipulate me. I learnt to care less and live more. I understand that I may fail multiple times but what matters is that I have the courage to not give up . On your way to realising your dreams, you will be lured by a million distractions and it’s okay to be distracted once in a while but be focused enough to be right back on track.


I realised that not being judgemental is the greatest attribute of a strong character and I haven’t still mastered that art. It’s Important to take stand for what you believe and not be apologetic about it but you should always respect others’ opinion no matter how crappy they may sound to you.


And yes, I finally realised that TWILIGHT is a crazy book and Kristen Stewart would do better off as a mannequin. But the book has given such pleasant feelings, I would stop right there and disgrace it no further.

Finally, studying in an institute with students from diverse backgrounds and regions, it’s very important to be politically correct and sensitive at all times.

What I haven’t been able to overcome even now is my ego and my impulsive nature. But I am still trying. Teenage is a crazy phase to be in. You’ll probably be your stupidest self and at your worst in your teenage years but you’ll eventually work out your way through it and grow up to be a strong, self loving and confident person.

Was your teenage any different? Did you learn anything else, too? Share it with us.

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Gone are the days when every channel on your TV used to show crappy soap operas day in and day out( okay, Indian channels are still stuck up on those and will be so for like another millennium!)

But now we have so many great alternatives out there….There’s a whole plethora of awesome TV series that you should not miss. So here I am listing some of my favourite ones…

This had to be on top. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it is probably the most beloved show ever created. The story of six friends in Manhattan continues to be the most popular even after 12 years of its finale. Chandler, Joey, Ross, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe are the characters that will continue to be loved for decades. FRIENDS is the best!!!



Well the series doesn’t need an introduction. It’s the most expensive and grand show of all times. Based on George R. Martin’s novels, the show depicts the struggle of noble houses fighting for the throne and power over the seven kingdoms. GOT fandom is huge. The series has every element of entertainment and you should definitely not miss it.



This one is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows right now. The story revolves around socially awkward physicist Sheldon Cooper and his friends.

"The Hesitation Ramification" -- When Penny’s big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his “game” before talking to girls, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Jan. 2 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar Photo: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2013 WBEI. All rights reserved.
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Set in 2030 Ted recounts to his daughter and son the events that led him to meeting their mother. Similar to FRIENDS in many ways, this one is a pure delight to watch.



The title speaks for itself. The show revolves around the cases solved by the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and aid Dr.Watson. Thrilling is the word.

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All you vampire and fantasy romance lovers!!! This one is for you. The show is based on the novel of same name and the plot revolves around Elena who is in love with Stefan Salvatore but later falls for his older brother Damon Salvatore. Unknown to her is the fact that both the brothers are vampires. Ian Somerhalder plays Damon and really you don’t any reason other than him to watch this one.



Well this one has had just three seasons and is getting popular day by day. Based on the struggles of six young men who found a startup in silicon valley , this show is sure to appeal to all the youngsters.



It is a crime drama and tells the story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.



These are for the anime fans. Greatly popular and entertaining.



Well that’s not all. There are a lot of other great shows too- ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SUITS, HOUSE OF CARDS, ARROW-to name a few. And readers are free to share their favourite ones too in the comments section.

So these were the TV series but there are some web series too that really good like TVF’s PERMANENT ROOMMATES and PITCHERS. Happy watching!!!

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World in the Loo

Amazed by the title, aren’t you? ‘World in the Loo’! You might have guessed what I would be discussing in this article. Have you? And I bet that most of you might be agreeing with me. Hey, don’t hide that smile beneath that notebook. We have all had our own experiences with our smartphones in the loo. Do you remember anything humorous right now? If not, the disaster hasn’t happened to you yet. Lucky chap there!

These days, people have become a lot more demanding. Do you know what expectations different people have from the loo? Almost 19% of the human population wants smartphones with WiFi. 14% want newspapers, another 14% require a magazine and another 14% want a television. How absurd, isn’t it? But it’s the picture we painted ourselves. This isn’t the end, my boy. 12% are in dire need of music!

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You’ll be rolling on the floor to know that people post on social media while in the loo. But, don’t be hypocrites. Don’t you do it too? 10% users post on Facebook, 4% on Google+ and while 2% do on Twitter, another 2% on Linkedin. A small world of the loo we can call it.

Your smartphone might have distinguished and wondrous uses in the washroom. Most of the users, almost 25%, use it for chatting with friends and family. A huge percentage (approximately 19) constitute the gamers. About 4% of the selfie queens and kings utilise the time for star-struck entries. They click selfies and post it over the internet. This is not all. 1% of the users also indulge in conference calls for work while in the loo.

Well obviously, the loo is no heaven. Mishaps happen. Do you know that about 25% of the users have dropped their phone in the toilet? Out of this 25%, 92% were Android users and only 65% of them could retrieve/restart their phones. Want to take a risk still? Go ahead. I say this because even after presenting such a data, I have stats which state that 92% users worldwide have claimed the use of their smartphones in the loo while only 8% did not! I guess, this is what we call the technological era. Also, a survey confirmed that people just love using smartphones in the loo.

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When being inquired about the frequency of use, 47% of the users vowed to use their smartphones daily while sulking in the loo. 26% of users said that they go with their smartphones weekly to the loo. 25%, just a slight drop, claimed to have used their phones once in a while, while in the loo. The technologically alienated 2% users use their phones in the loo once in a lifetime!

Out if the so many people who have access to a sea of information that is available on the World Wide Web, 59% use it for social media like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. 42% and 22% people use it for texting and emails respectively. That’s not enough. The 12% people who desire pleasure straight when the sun goes up, even watch porn.

In no time, the loo will become another world. A world where we would go to escape the real world. The real world where the harsh realities of life have to be faced and accepted with courage.

But don’t you think that it is due to lack of time in the real world people seek a shelter in the virtual one? And why can’t the virtual world be in the isolated and private loo?

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8 Facts You Must Know About North East Floods

As floods destabilised lives in North East India, National and State Governments along with Army is trying their best to reduce casualties and help those who are stuck in different parts.

1. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “The situation is grim”, after an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of Assam, and meeting the victims in Morigaon district. “No efforts are being spared and the people are satisfied with government’s response,’ he said.

2. The minister, who took an aerial survey of Nagaon, Morigaon and the Kaziranga national park, was accompanied by junior Home minister Kiren Rijiju and minister for development of the north east, Jitendra Singh.

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3. Nine army columns has been deployed for flood relief in Assam & Bihar. More than 2000 have been rescued. Brahmaputra breach is being plugged. – The Army tweeted.

4. In Bihar, around 25 lakh people have been affected by floods across 10 districts — Purnia, Kishanganj, Araria, Darbhanga, Madhepura, Bhagalpur, Katihar, Saharsa, Supaul and Gopalganj.

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5. Assam is reeling under heavy floods, which affected at least 18 lakh people in 22 districts of the state. More than 3,300 villages have been affected.

6. With houses submerged, boats have become homes to many. They sleep, cook and eat on the boats.

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7. Almost 80 per cent of the Kaziranga national park, home to the one-horned rhino, is submerged in water.

8. The government says the rains in Assam have been unprecedented this year. The locals and the administration officials, however, allege that flood mitigation measures, like building of large dams, have not been taken.

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What? Avengers Infinity War Just A Single Film?

Everyone hates two-parters, isn’t it? And Avengers Infinity War might be the most important movie in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. It seems, they don’t want to risk anything on it.



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Marvel has made a small but important change to its film schedule: it’s still planning to release Avengers films in 2018 and 2019, but they’ll no longer be two parts of the same story. The first film will keep the title Avengers: Infinity War, but the second picture is now untitled, dropping its previous Infinity War — Part II moniker.

The studio didn’t elaborate on what this means for either film’s story. More than likely, the change means they’ll be a bit more disconnected than they were originally planned; but, these being Marvel movies, they’ll of course have a central through line, so it’s not like they’ll be entirely disconnected either.

Overall, it’s probably a good decision. People have been tired of the Part I / Part II thing basically since the day it started in the Harry Potter film series, and at no point has it really worked out well — Hunger Games’ final films, for instance, weren’t received as well as prior entries. And the first part of Mockingjay was criticized for feeling, well, like only half of a story.

This is apparently something the films’ directors, the Russo brothers, have been discussing for a little while now. Entertainment Weekly points out that, back in May, one of the brothers said the two pictures are “very different movies” and that a name change was in the works. “We just haven’t come up with the titles yet,” he said.

Apparently, the Russos still don’t have a new title, but for whatever reason, Disney and Marvel have decided to make it clear that their plans are changing. Release dates, however, are staying the same as when the films were first announced, with Infinity War coming May 4th, 2018 and the fourth Avengers film coming on May 3rd, 2019.

Let’s wait for the ultimate battle with Thanos that is being brewed since the very first Avengers movie.

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Dayashankar, Expelled BJP Leader, Arrested.

Was it a good move on the side of BJP to expel Dayashankar Singh? It certainly proves to be. The leader, who made controversial statements, has now been arrested.

In a joint operation between UP Police and Bihar Police the expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh was arrested from Buxar in Bihar.


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Dayashankar had yesterday failed to get a stay on his arrest from the Allahabad High Court which directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply by August 5 on his plea challenging the lodging of FIR against him for allegedly using derogatory language against BSP supremo Mayawati.

Read About Dayashankar’s comment: Curious Case of Prostitution & UP

Singh had moved the HC challenging the FIR lodged against him by BSP leaders after he used derogatory language against party chief Mayawati. In his petition, Singh had sought direction for stay on his arrest in the case.

An FIR was lodged against Singh on July 20 at Hazratganj police station here under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for his remarks against Mayawati. The complaint, which was lodged by national secretary of BSP Mewalal Gautam, alleged that Singh’s remarks had hurt the feelings of BSP workers and the Dalit community across the country and were aimed at provoking them.
Singh, who was state BJP Vice President, was expelled by the party for six years in the wake of the storm triggered by his remarks against the BSP supremo and had since gone underground.

The impact of the comments made by him is far reaching. In a time when BJP hopes to win the Assembly elections, such comments from the top brass will affect their vote shares as Dalit community hold great sway in the electoral results. Although BJP was quick in realising the mistake, and expelling Dayashankar, the incidence has once again portrayed Mayawati as a champion of the Dalit cause. This might not work in favour of BJP. Dayashankar has unknowingly earned himself an expulsion and an arrest while giving much needed political mileage to Mayawati.

The drama and the thrill are rising in Uttar Pradesh. It is only going to get better (or worse) from here as the all-important election nears.

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Harhar Modi to Arhar Modi – Another Rahul Gandhi Jibe

What happens when Rahul Gandhi speaks? It gets trending, usually for the wrong reasons, but this time the ‘Arhar Modi’ comment is probably trending for the right cause.


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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at Modi Government criticising their inefficiency in controlling the price rise, particularly of food items like lentils.
“Today in villages people are raising a slogan: Arhar Modi,” he said at the end of his speech in Lok Sabha today.

Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “You talk about Start up India, Make in India but not about price rise.” He said Modi had not commented on price rise in the BJP’s second anniversary celebrations nor had the issue of high food prices been discussed in the parliament.

He demanded Modi to give a date by when pulses will become cheaper.
He asked why the Modi government was not utilising the money saved on oil import due to global drop in oil prices to give relief to rural people, especially farmers.

In his reply, finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the money saved due to fall in crude bill was being diverted to building rural infrastructure like roads and go-downs.
Jaitley claimed that the seasonal price rise was a common phenomenon and added that after the monsoon, the prices would soon stabilise.

The despair of common man has been on the rise since few months. Price rises in vegetables and pulses, one after another has been haunting the households. People are starting to feel the heat. Although, Jaitley claims that inflation is ‘under control’, we the people need some kind of visible impact. Unless Jaitley, or Modi Government, can deliver visible results, such jibes will get trending and their image is going to get tarninshed.

Is this the much awaited coming off age for Rahul Gandhi? From the perspective of Congress, there is no better time but only time will tell.

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9 Best Quotes of Obama from his DNC Speech

Obama’s brilliancy as an orator was proved once again when he addressed the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Obama made a thrilling speech endorsing the Democratic Party’s Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. Here are 9 quotes from his speech:


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I have to say this. People outside of the United States do not understand what’s going on in this election, they really don’t.

I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.

This year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.

That’s America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it, embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.

America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness does not depend on Donald Trump.

This year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.

Democracy works, America, but we gotta want it, not just during an election year, but all the days in between.
Time and again, you’ve picked me up. And I hope sometimes I’ve picked you up, too.

Don’t boo. Vote!

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Shocking Campaign to Break Silence Over Kashmir!

The fault in every democracy is when the majority stays silent over the injustice and oppression done in their name. Of course, all of us say Kashmir is ours but to what extent have we inculcated the people there into the Indian-ness that we are so proud of?

A new campaign seeks to break silence of Indian celebrities about the violence in Kashmir

We Indians take great pride in saying how we are the largest democracy in the world and how we are unified amidst diversity. We have dared, almost every time, to speak up against anything that is against our will and rightly so. The suspension of democracy, during Indira’s Emergency, is seen as a dark chapter by most Indians. We cannot sit back and enjoy while human rights are violated. This was proven again by the outburst by people after Nirbhaya. Celebrities and opinion leaders have contributed greatly to this culture of speaking out. Controversial situations always attract comments from both Bollywood personalities and politicians. In fact, their statements have brought many unnoticed and overlooked things into the limelight of the public.

However, Kashmir is an issue that has garnered little to no attention from popular celebrities or politicians. The struggles of Kashmiris, their history, their rights have never entered Indian popular culture in any meaningful manner. In the open, we have to say ‘Kashmir belongs to India, we won’t give it away.’ Even thinking anything beyond that, whether about the credibility of such a statement or its viability is considered seditious. ‘Deshdrohi’, ‘Ant-national’ and ‘Pseudo-Secular’ are some samples from the array of names chosen to call people, who dare to think.

Despite this, today we hear about an unending fight between security personnel and common people in Kashmir. We will soon forget it, once the media stops coverage but the Kashmiris won’t forget. They are losing eyes, limbs, and lives there. And all of us are silent, even the celebrities. This shows the acute measure of care we have for them. This shows how desperately alienated they are from Indian culture. No one, who is anyone, wants to speak on their behalf. Our silence is their sorrow.

And probably, to counter this, a Facebook Page ‘Never Forget Pakistan’ has shared some shocking images of Indian celebrities requesting them to break their silence. These images are gruesome portrayal of how Indian celebs would look if they were victims of stone pellet guns. And we being so celebrity centred, it is getting shared on social media. But will this make any change? Will celebrities talk about such issues? Maybe you can convince them after you see the images and the letters.

And mind you, all the stories are real.

“Dear Modi ji, the laws of your democracy are making Kashmiris silent and blind
Kashmiri doctors lament injuries by pellets in protests” – Read Story

Shocking Modi Victim of Stone Pellet in Kashmir

“Dear Shahrukh, The Army you glorify hunts down unarmed Kashmiri children.” – Read Story

Shah Rukh Khan victim of stone pellet in Kashmir
“Dear Amit Ji, your silence is killing Kashmiri sons and daughters.” – Read Story

Amitabh Bachchan victim of stone pellet in Kashmir

“Dear Sonia ji you bear the burden of sanctioning the use of pellet guns.” – Read Story

“Dear Virat, your silence is killing sporting dreams of Kashmiris” – Read Story

“Dear Aishwariya, would you speak for someone else’s four year old.” – Read Story

“Dear Alia, more STUDENTS are turning blind every YEAR in Kashmir” – Read Story

“Dear Saif, Kashmir is losing hope in you” – Read Story

“Dear Kajol, would you speak for a fellow mother.” – Read Story

“Dear Hrithik, would Krish save Kashmiri children from a tyrant army.” – Read Story


Now before you go all patriotic, and blame people of Kashmir for acting against national interests, I advise you to consider what we have given them. Not even words of consolation. It’s time we think about Kashmir, not as a place of strategic interest, but as a place that belongs to people like you and me who have the right to be not afraid.

What makes us human? What makes us Indians? It’s time to contemplate. It’s time to raise voice, not just for ourselves, but for everyone.

6 Most Common Doubts About Irom Sharmila Explained:

On August 9th a historic phase of a movement that attracted international attention will end. Irom Sharmila will break her fast. Read to find out what it actually means.
Almost 16 years into her continuous hunger strike, Irom Sharmila decided to end her fast. She was protesting against the misuse of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA). She will continue her fight, now, by joining politics and conducting elections from Manipur next year. Let’s look into what this is all about:

Who is Irom Sharmila?
Known as the ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’, Irom Chanu Sharmila is a civil rights and political activist who started a hunger strike in the year 2000 against the misuse of AFSPA by the military forces. Born in 1972, she is the youngest of nine siblings who grew up in Manipur. She gave up her ambition to become a doctor and decided to fight against the human rights violation in Manipur. Irom Sharmila has the distinction of being the world’s longest hunger striker, keeping steadfastly to her cause. She has been on hunger strike for more than 15 years.



What is AFSPA?
Passed by the Parliament in 1958, the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) gives special powers to the Indian Armed Forces in seven sister states in the North east which they considered as “disturbed areas”. According to this Act, the armed forces have the power to search anyone’s property and arrest people without any warrant.



Why was Irom Sharmila on years-long hunger strike?
On November 2000, the Assam Rifles military forces shot and killed 10 innocent civilians at a bus stop in a small town called Malom. Among them was a 1988 National Child Bravery Award winner, and this incident known as the Malom massacre triggered Irom Sharmila to go on a hunger strike against AFSPA.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 4: The members of Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign observed candle light vigil in solidarity with Remove AFSPA at Raj Ghat on November 4, 2013 in New Delhi, India. Manipuri civil rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu also known as Iron Lady of Manipur is completing 13 years of her hunger-protest to repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 on November 5. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

What is her demand?
Irom Sharmila demanded that the Indian government repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) that gave the army extra powers in Manipur. She was arrested and later charged her for attempting suicide. When her health deteriorated, she was force fed through a nasal tube order to keep her alive even while she was in prison. The government couldn’t break her spirit despite arresting, releasing and re-arresting every year on the charge of attempt to suicide. In 2006, she along with other activists conducted a hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in Delhi but was again arrested.



Did her hunger strike have any effect on the law?
Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike got international attention and members of the European parliament too wrote to the Indian government seeking modification of the Act. Two parties came to her support in 2014 and requested that she contest in the Lok Sabha elections. But the government having kept her in prison, she was denied the right to vote since she was in prison.



What is the present scenario?
Even after writing to the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then to his successor Narendra Modi, the repeal of AFSPA is still a distant dream. In 2016, Irom Sharmila was released from judicial custody but decided to keep her vow of not going to her house or meeting her mother until the government repealed AFSPA. Irom Sharmila has now decided to end her fast on August 9th and has decided to take the political route to achieve her goal. She has indicated that she would contest the state elections in Manipur next year.



So there it is. The end of one struggle and beginning of another. We wish her luck.

Also read: What’s happening in Kashmir after Burhan Wani’s encounter?

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