Sneaking Into Spreepark

Travel

I freeze, at what could have been the slight sound of a twig snapping. Was it just my imagination? Sweat beads on my brow. As I wait, I sense the clincher: the woodland noises have all stopped and I can hear, in the distance, guttural German voices drawing closer. My hand goes up, signaling Iris, …

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The Truth About Money And Travel

Travel

It seems as though the Internet has been split into two camps regarding the virtues of traveling and the practical costs and benefits of being a traveller. On the one hand, there are posts, listicles and dreamy pictures of far-off vistas that exhort you to drop everything right this minute and embark on a voyage …

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Confessions Of A Potential Rapist

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Dear people of the internet. I have a confession to make. I have been struggling since puberty with the urge to rape women. Not any specific woman, just women in general. I suppose it started with the advent of cable television in the 90s, which heralded an influx of western culture that my primitive, pubescent …

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The News Crisis

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If you eavesdrop on a typical meeting in an Indian newsroom, especially one where long-term strategy is being discussed, you’ll find that at some point, there will be a dire pronouncement made (usually by the marketing or sales people, who actually have no business being in the room) that audience attention spans are dwindling, for …

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Null Votes Are For Retards

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Not voting in an election is the most apathetic thing you can do. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the state of things. There’s something worse than not voting, though. It’s this new concept of protesting the choices offered by voting for no-one and then trying to have that ballot counted. It’s called …

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