The TBN Guide to Lolla 2017

As discussed in my previous post, I always head into music festivals with a bit of a game plan. Out of recognition that not everyone has the time or experience to properly do so, I’m compiling all of the planning I put my blood, sweat, and tears into to share with all you moochies. First,…

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The TBN Guide to Lollapalooza

In 2 days, I’ll be heading to my 6th Lollapalooza. Lolla was my first festival (unless Warped Tour counts) and the gateway drug that led to my live music addiction. It’s a BFD for my family, too; even my parents come for the weekend and attend all 3 (now 4) days, and typically do a…

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Getting it together

Yesterday, as I was walking into class, a cute guy was coming towards me. I picked up the pace a bit to beat him to the intersection, where we both turned to continue down the perpendicular hall. As he entered the hall behind me, I felt something brush my ankle. I looked down briefly, saw…

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India/Dubai 2017 Recap Video

Soooo I was obviously not great about consistently posting. Luckily, I was pretty more diligent about documenting our trip and then meticulously crafted my very first short film (i.e., this video). More essay posts to come, as soon as I find the time… For now, enjoy!

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(Re)Learning to eat

Prior to this trip, Adrivit’s roommate, who is from Delhi, warned me: “Bengalis are the worst about eating with their hands. I dated a girl who was Bengali…always got into it up to her elbows.” This is how Adrivit, a Bengali, grew up — eating with his hands and doing so very quickly. Meanwhile, on the…

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And We’re Off!

What seemed like a very, very long time ago, Adrivit and I bought tickets to Calcutta, India for what would be his first time home in almost four years and my first time to his home ever. Today, as I packed my bag alone since Adrivit had to run back to his office in the…

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Fishing for Friendship

Like entering it, leaving college has a way of calling attention to your social life – the number of friends you have, your weekend plans (or lack thereof). In general, it can just feel really lonely. Perhaps because I stayed in the same city, as did a number of my classmates, and have a long-term…

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