Humans of Stella

-Compiled by Samyuktha Shivachandran, II B.A. English

Image credits : Krishna J. Nair, II B.A. English

Sneha, II B.A. Sociology

When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a detective.I used to love reading books; especially the Sherlock Holmes series and I wanted to be Sherlock! But then I grew up and decided I’d study to become an IAS officer, instead. First I was apprehensive and didn’t know if I could actually become an IAS officer. But with apps like JAWS screen reader and the talk back feature on my phone, everything slowly became easier and now I think that maybe I can achieve my goal, after all.

However even today, some part of me wants to be a detective. This part takes over when I watch one particular show, my guilty pleasure: CID. I can imagine myself walking around the city, collecting clues, ‘deducing’, solving crimes, all the while jamming to my other guilty pleasure: Taylor Swift! I can’t get over her last album. It released on 10 November 2017 and I’ve listened to it every day since then – once in the morning and once before I go to sleep. It’s almost a ritual. I usually listen to it with my fifteen year old sister. We don’t do much; we just sit in the same room while the album plays out loud and sing along louder.

I keep track of all of Taylor Swift’s songs and boyfriends but I really don’t ship her with anyone. Why?  Because in my eyes, she is a little too good for everybody! Even if she decides to be with someone, he should be nothing but extraordinary. You know, maybe my love for her is linked to my dream of becoming a detective, after all. We Taylor Swift fans almost always find a way to figure out which song is about whom, nah? I haven’t spoken to too many people about me wanting to become a detective, but now that I’ve told you, maybe I should give it a shot!

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