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How swimming helped my mental health

“Chill out, don’t stress so much!” I’m sure you’ve heard these words before when things may have gotten on top of you. But what happens if you can’t just… relax?

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Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York, twenty-five years later: literary agent Peter Katz receives a manuscript. Or is it a confession? Today: unearth the secrets of The Book of… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

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Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Alice has a perfect life – a cool job, great kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; the phone rings and then goes dead; things don’t quite add up. Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be… Continue reading Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

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“How can you be so Indian, yet so White?”

Sometimes in life I am acutely aware that I am Indian. This isn’t a new realisation, but it is something I have only recently started to come to terms with. Not many people know that I spent a large chunk of my childhood growing up in India. I have little recollection of spending time in… Continue reading “How can you be so Indian, yet so White?”

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A letter to my younger self…

Dear 16-year-old Martha, It's me, Martha. I'm 20, and luckily, you'll get to reach this age fairly smoothly. Hurray! You're having it pretty easy right now and enjoying some of the more happier times in your life. Your confidence - which has been low for a long while - is steadily growing as you find… Continue reading A letter to my younger self…

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Eurovision: Do the British care anymore?

Last night marked the 58th Eurovision song contest which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. I've grown up always being quite excited about Eurovision. I'm not sure where this excitement came from, but I do remember tuning in year after year - especially in my teenage years - hoping that Britain would win. This wasn't the… Continue reading Eurovision: Do the British care anymore?

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The ‘no make-up selfie’.

I simply can't go by without expressing my thoughts on the 'no make-up selfie' social media campaign. I think it's a fantastic idea that a lot of money has been raised since the trend unleashed itself. Over £2 million raised by a campaign that has no link to Cancer Research. That's pretty amazing! I have… Continue reading The ‘no make-up selfie’.