Nikhil's Stuff

I've been making stuff online for a few years and I wanted to gather it all in one place for easy access.

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Splash Newsletter July 2017 - Present Archive ↗
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A weekly personal newsletter exploring ideas and perspective related to my personal life as a product designer and writer from San Francisco. I started writing this in order to give shape to my writing practice and it has been an important part of my life for many years.

Reflecting Pool Newsletter January 2023 - Present Substack ↗
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A monthly personal newsletter where I reflect on the past through the experiences I've had and the content I've consumed

Lens Publication January 2023 - Present Writer's Page ↗
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I'm a contributing writer for Lens, a publication focused on inspiring, informing, and entertaining creators.

Two Poems Published Poems April 2022 PDF ↗
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Two poems published in a lit mag called "Anatomy Lesson" and "the future sounded more promising when we were younger." These poems encompass feelings of identity and alienation. I wrote them in periods of growth, as I learned to accept myself and the nature of life itself.

Dirt: Just chatting Published Essay April 2022 Substack ↗
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A piece I wrote for the daily newsletter Dirt about the ambient nature of Twitch streams and how they relate to my childhood experience of watching my brother play video games.

Dirt: For you and you and you Published Essay November 2021 Substack ↗
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A piece I wrote for Dirt about how I attempt to find agency in the algorithmic world of TikTok by creating multiple accounts.

"73 degrees in San Francisco" Published Poem July 2021 Twitter ↗
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A poem I wrote about changing times and changing relationships.

A Website as a Conversation Website / Net Art February 2021 Link ↗
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An experimental website exploring the question, "what if a website was a converation?" Made using Ink. I didn't spend a ton of time on it, but it really seemed to resonate with people. I'd like to return to this idea again someday.

Reboot: Everything Is Entertainment Published Essay December 2020 Substack ↗
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An essay I wrote for Reboot digging into Neil Postman's incredible work Amusing Ourselves to Death and applying its thesis to the social media era.

100 Days of Illustration Illustrations July 2017 Link ↗
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The year after my 100 day photo challenge, I realized that photography was never going to be my passion. So, I made 100 illustrations over the course of 100 days to see if illustration was my medium. Although I enjoyed the experience, I didn't end up sticking with the practice.

100 Days of Photography Photography July 2016 Link ↗
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I took 100 photos over the course of 100 days to see if photography was the medium of art for me to focus on. I still take photos frequently, but it's more of a hobby than an earnest creative practice meant to lead somewhere.