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Holi 2016

March 30, 2016

Holi is a festival celebrated in India and Nepal that marks the beginning of Spring. It’s also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’ and has become popularised around the world by the act of throwing coloured powder.

To celebrate the special day, the HaikuJAM community jammed together around themes related to Holi. To help everyone get into the spirit, we provided photos of some of the Holi celebrations taking place as inspiration. Out of the thousands of JAMS created on the day, here are a selection of our favourites!

Holi by Neer, Andy & Dhru


Photo by Stu Shapiro
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11 Poems About Exes

February 2, 2016
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Talking about an ex is a dangerous game: it can usually bring about a serious case of the ‘feels’. Being optimistic, one may be able to salvage good memories from the plane crash that ultimately took place. Remember, the warmth you felt knowing that someone in the world cared about you and was thinking about you endlessly? Yeah, me too.

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11 Poems About Tinder

February 2, 2016
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Ask my generation the first thing they think of when you say the word ‘swipe’. In all likelihood, the answer will be ‘Tinder’. Launched in 2012, Tinder is a mobile app where you’re presented images of people that live near you and you can ‘swipe left’ to to reject someone or ‘swipe right’ to show you’re interested. The magic to Tinder lies is its ‘double opt-in’ mechanism: both parties must swipe right in order to start talking with eachother. This is supposed to alleviate the pressure of approaching someone you’re interested in, but not knowing if that interest is reciprocated.

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12 Poems About Hating Your Job

February 1, 2016

I’m 24 years old. It’s been nearly 3 years since I’ve graduated from University. Following graduation, I noticed that a certain anxiety began to seep into the lives of myself and my peers: what do I want to do with the rest of my life?

As we moved away from the safe, structured environment of school and university, we were hit with the sudden realisation that the rest of our lives were left for us to decide. And this was terrifying. As we all entered our first jobs and got into the monotonous routine of work, this anxiety widened: do I want to do what I’m doing for the rest of my life?

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Poetry About Depression

February 1, 2016
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“We’re the middle children of history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives” – Chuck Palahaniuk, Fight Club

I would say that I’ve never suffered from depression: depressed, yes, but not depression. The closest I’ve come is a few months after my dad’s death. As I adjusted to a new normal, I found myself growing numb towards everything and everyone. I preferred being alone more often than not; talking to others was burdensome and small-talk too difficult. Seeking solace in solitude, I found myself getting lost in my own thoughts and drifting into a spiral of negativity. However, this all eventually passed. Luckily, final exams and a job helped distract my mind and shift focus away from myself.
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