Dipan Kumar Rout

Living life between backspaces.

  • Boasting time. During my school days, I was the only student in my batch, who remembered the entire periodic table by heart. It was 118 elements at the time when I achieved this feat. Although this was done as part of a challenge to impress someone, I’m thankful to my past self for doing this.…

  • Sometimes I take a pause during my work and engage my mind in thoughts that fill a sense of awe in me. I take my phone, I read through the messages and I feel a sense of missing you. I send a text, hi. A fraction of second later, a beep on your phone notifies…

  • Anime has long captivated audiences with its vibrant storytelling, intricate worlds, and unforgettable characters.  But I’ve been bored because almost 90 percent of the anime series follow a pretty similar formula: characters discover their powers, go through a bunch of upgrades, and face increasingly tough challenges. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a big part of…

  • Many a times, I come across something nice only to lose it later because I did not jot it down somewhere. A collection of quotes, nuggets of wisdom that I have come across and has motivated me. “The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.” Swami Vivekananda “Nothing in the world can take the place…

  • Random thoughts are collection of thoughts that are pretty incoherent, unordered and chaotic, that I mostly think of and think to myself. Many of these are just collections of random opinions heard from someone, may be from reels or podcasts and then a few opinion pieces of mine from here and there. Do not try to…

  • Imagine if Narendra Modi writes an article, on the common history of India and Pakistan one day and pushes for a need to re-integrate both the countries? Ok, so I made up that one but imagine if that were to happen for real, then you can have two thoughts on this; First, Narendra Modi is…

  • Zelensky is a hero – but bravery alone won’t defeat the Russians, quoted the New Statesman on their Mar 1, 2022 editorial. Its very rare that I write an opinionated article but this article is not about taking sides. Its about the human emotion on what should be ethically right and wrong. Imagine yourself living…

  • Lost in Shimla

    One of those late-night things. All lights turned off. It’s been a long tiring day. No, I do intend to open the bottle and touch the sin. It’s been enough during this lockdown. The mood is that of nostalgia, a slight melancholy maybe. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Indie music. I came…

  • The branches shiver gently, As whispers fill the air, The secrets of the forest, Are mine and mine to share. The birdsong blends with traffic hums, A symphony of life, A contrast found in every step, Of beauty, peace, and strife. A little more than tired, A little less than done, I rub the roads…