In lieu of having the time to write an actual blog post, I'm just going to go ahead and put up an essay I wrote about Lahore (naturally) for a class. Edited slightly to turn it from a photo essay that it originally was to a legit essay. Also, disclaimer, any disjointedness in the essay … Continue reading The Walled City of Lahore
This was published for the Northeastern University Political Review, a political magazine I write for. I'm going to put up the entire article here but I deeply suggest you go check out the website - amazing articles by amazing writers (I made the front page as a Freshman, I think this bodes well for the … Continue reading Janelle Monáe: Revolution through Music
Okay. So WordPress, in all their wisdom, decided this post was worthy of being featured on their Freshly Pressed page. Because of that, I have a total of 91 followers on my blog, 51 likes on that post, and as of right now, 383 hits on my blog today. It's only, like, 12:45pm and I'm a … Continue reading Dear Lord, what is this?
So according to wordpress, I registered neihathinksthis three years ago today. Which seems like a very long time considering I've only been regularly blogging here for like...a year and a half. But time flies and today is still a pretty momentous (hah) occasion, so in honor of that I'm going to put up a piece … Continue reading Happy birthday?
Thirteen years of school officially ended a few months ago - but today, the next leg of my life is set in stone. For the first time, I don't really have many words, but I'll try to be as eloquent as possible regardless because I think this does garner a little speech. I went to school today … Continue reading UPDATE OF THE BEST KIND
We are at the mercy of racist institutions. All around the world, systems are set in place to try and keep us in check, from the youngest of children to the oldest of men - if you are dealt such a hand, you bear its mark.There's so much pain in people's hearts. Pain, rage, hopelessness, … Continue reading Short note: Injustice Injustice Injustice
I've been reading this handy guide to critical theory lately (my downtime reading) and the second I put it down, I have all these ideas and thoughts running through my head. I'm always like "Great! I have more stuff to blog about!" And then I get distracted by Runescape or Mass Effect 2. But not … Continue reading Semiotics and life
This is dedicated to my high school graduating class. Also, note to Mehvash, keep tissues with you. We will never get back borderline insulting banter and The Weakest Link outrages with Ms Glenda in Sociology We will never get back the times we cooed and gushed over Ms Anna and her cuteness at something she … Continue reading Things we will never get back
There is no end to how elated I feel at all of this. It's gotten to the point where I feel like I'm bragging if I speak about it so I'm just going to quietly report - on my blog, on the internet, the least quiet of all places, really - that I got into … Continue reading 3/8, 4/8 and…5/8 too?
It is also severely lacking in pictures of fluffy birds. This adorably poofed up bird has been sitting at my balcony with me for easily the last thirty minutes, presumably basking in the cool morning breeze like I am. It has also been unabashedly staring at me. I won't lie, I was slightly concerned in … Continue reading This blog is severely lacking in pictures