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Allan Rajadurai

Allan Rajadurai

Allan has never had dreams of becoming a writer. In fact, he has always wanted to coach a team of racing turtles. His dreams were ruined when he found out that job did not exist. So he's here instead.

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    Do the Strong Really Survive? The Evolution of Culture

    We talk about the preservation of culture - how if we don't preserve who we are, where we came from, and what makes us different, that our culture will just die out and blend into a giant cultural melting pot. While I agree that maintaining our culture is important, I don't agree that cultures need to stay the same.

    Author:   |  Published: October 31, 2013  |  2 Comments

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    My First Relationship

    The title of this piece is exactly what it is. It’s not about my first love; I’ve never been in love and don’t expect to fall into that pit of pleasure anytime soon.

    Author:   |  Published: October 9, 2013  |  1 Comment

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    Why I Hate Raisins

    For the better part of 16 years my relationship with raisins has been one where we steered clear from each other's lives. But all that came to a screeching halt when raisins came into my life in the worst possible way.

    Author:   |  Published: October 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

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    The Tweets of Miss America

    Miss America is of Indian heritage and the internet goes nuts. If you haven't been living in a hole for the past few hours, you would know that history was made this weekend. The first Miss America winner of Indian heritage, Nina Davuluri, was crowned.

    Author:   |  Published: September 16, 2013  |  2 Comments

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    How to Get a Girlfriend

    Growing up I thought there was some formula that I could use to get girls. I like to think Newton did something other that make my grade 12 physics experience miserable. I hated being too nervous to talk to girls. Seeing people who shouldn't be adding to gene pool go on and meet their significant others, really didn't make me feel any better.

    Author:   |  Published: August 6, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    Dear Ninth Grade Me

    Dear Grade 9 Me, 'Sup playa? I bet you're expecting me to tell you about how great you are, how you lost all that weight, got perfect hair and fixed your Dumbo ears. I bet you want to hear about how your band is selling out shows all over the world. Or about how you becoming this wicked awesome lawyer that drives a Ferrari and vacations in Maui.

    Author:   |  Published: May 1, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    A Gentleman’s Guide: Manscaping

    If I didn't shave, I would look like a small gorilla. No, seriously. As a man of South Asian descent, body hair is an issue. It's called manscaping and if you haven't heard of it by now, then I'm going to assume that you have what can only be described as a small forest growing on your body. If that's the case, it's time for you to start taking care of business.

    Author:   |  Published: March 22, 2013  |  5 Comments

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    A Gentleman’s Guide: Deodorant vs Cologne

    Every day of my life in high school was spent walking through the halls with a splitting headache. Not just because high school was a miserable experience, but because of the amount of Axe body spray that lingered in the air.

    Author:   |  Published: March 8, 2013  |  3 Comments

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    A Gentleman’s Guide: The First Date

    Ah, so it has finally happened. You met her in that class you took once and bonded over the really boring lecture. She's cute, she's smart, she's funny and when you asked her out on a date she actually said ‘yes’. Congrats. I'm proud of you. I really am. But do you have any idea what you're going to wear?

    Author:   |  Published: January 23, 2013  |  2 Comments