Tag : Somya Mehta

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think

12 months ago / 0 comments

Stress, depression and anxiety: words that were fairly uncommon a few decades ago have now become a topic of daily household conversation. Burdens caused by education or work and interpersonal relationship issues have prevailed in our society for as long as one can remember. So, why then, has mental illness … Read More

Life as a ‘Third Culture Kid’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Does your accent change depending on who you’re talking to? Do you randomly slip foreign slang into your sentences? Have you spent absurd amounts of time on airplanes? If the answer to those questions is mostly a yes, you belong to the puzzling yet intriguing category of the Third Culture … Read More

The ‘Micky Mouse’ degree: media degrees deserve more credit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Amidst the plethora of essays that I’m currently working on (supposed to working on, anyway), it is difficult to take out time to pen down something. Yes, let us go back to the time when writing was romanticized by the traditions of pen and paper – a writer can dream! I … Read More

Raising the (collapsed) roof in Factory

2 years ago / 0 comments

Clubbers in Manchester were seen ‘raising the roof’ – quite literally – when the ceiling of a nightclub collapsed early on Sunday morning. Witnesses revealed that LED lights came smashing down as the wooden panel of Factory’s roof dropped at around 1:28am. The unforeseen situation left all the students aghast … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: How to dress for your body shape

2 years ago / 0 comments

Picture yourself at your favourite clothing label, going through an abundance of outfit choices! Confusion, panic and hesitance are often the unwanted emotions that accompany us on our shopping sprees. Will they have my size? Will this fit me properly? Will I be able to carry this off? Does the … Read More

Is #Hashtag a movement or not?

2 years ago / 0 comments

As social media becomes more and more politicised, Somya Mehta looks at Facebook and Twitter as platforms for change. Is this straying away from a tradition of activism? Or is it a new and innovative way to bring issues to all corners of the globe? Social media activism has become … Read More