Pallav Gogoi | Writing Portfolio | Digital Culture | Futurism | Science Fiction

The print isn’t dead while we can't ignore Digital either. If robots take up writing jobs in the future, this portfolio may still make some sense as all the write-ups mentioned below are written manually by a human and he made a genuine effort to solve problems, intrigue people with ideas and make you saner amidst all the man-made chaos.

Here’s a list of articles that got published and I frankly feel accomplished.


Digital Skin | Sep 6, 2019 | The Assam Tribune

2030, first Monday of the year, the colour of Noah's skin is light-brown today. Noah is British but he prefers to wear light-brown on Mondays. He loves to mix his skin colours often. He is undoubtedly the most stylish guy in his office because he can manipulate the colour of his skin according to the latest trends.

Beyond the wall | May 24, 2019 | The Assam Tribune

Now that the world’s most popular series Game of Thrones is over, fans are mostly depressed and whining about the ending. Game of Thrones Season 8 according to its serious fans is a disaster but this is just an escape for most of them to get a rock-hard remake made for them so that they could once again experience the intriguing epic fantasy and talk about it day and night. Game of Thrones became a cultural phenomenon of sorts among millennials as most of them grew up watching this series. There’s too much nostalgia linked with HBO’s mega-hit whose fan base spreads across the globe.

End of an Epic Saga | May 3, 2019 | The Assam Tribune

Avengers: Endgame, the final Avengers installment starts brilliantly, continues to awe its audience just like a slow magic potion and then the hell breaks loose, it closes down with a thunderous consequence and a brief silence prevails making us feel satisfied and accomplished.

The Unusual Superheroes | March 1, 2019 | The Assam Tribune

Netflix's latest Superhero series The Umbrella Academy is a unique, game-changing, sky-shattering tale of dysfunctional Superheroes that will keep you tickled throughout. Hyper-stylish, musical, pop-culture-ish, sleek and immediately mind-bending series is an imaginative masterpiece.

The Dark Side of Superman | February 1, 2019 | The Assam Tribune

What if Superman – the most powerful superhero turns evil? What if the symbol of hope becomes the messenger of doom? What if his superpowers are hacked? The idea of an evil Superman is old but there are no movies till now that thoroughly explores the concept.

The Bandersnatch Experience | January 4, 2019 | The Assam Tribune

The art of storytelling is changing and Bandersnatch is all about creating a unique never-seen-before ‘event’ (not a movie) that gives its viewer the control to change the plot, subplots, passwords, music, food and of course the endings.

The New King of Atlantis | December 7, 2018 | The Assam Tribune

Aquaman aka Arthur Curry is one of the oldest DC Comics characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger and also the founding member of the Justice League.

The Netflix Lifestyle | November 23, 2018 | The Assam Tribune

Life is too short to live in a constantly polluted reality; it's about getting transported to a world where you have the controls. The advent of Netflix gives us a space to hang out, laugh, chill and finally release more dopamine - the excitement hormone-like never before. Binge watching is moksha, for the millennials.

Rest in Power, Stan Lee | November 16, 2018 | The Assam Tribune

The man who will be probably known for his imagination for generation departs leaving behind a priceless legacy. Stan Lee - the co-creator of Spider-man, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man, the X-Men, Thor, and 100 other superheroes and villains is one of the greatest comic book writers of our time. The characters created by him are immortalized through movies, TV series, and video games.

The AI Blitzkrieg | October 12, 2018 | The Assam Tribune

We are living in interesting times when humanity is taking a big leap in technology. Technology and science are mingling peacefully with art and literature and we are the most advanced generation of all-time because we are the pioneers and the early adopters of technology like the Internet, Augmented Reality, 3D Printing. This is the age of superhuman intelligence

Under the Watch | September 28, 2018 | The Assam Tribune

Everyone in China will be monitored, tracked and ranked according to their habits, interactions, behavior etc. by 2020. The cameras will follow everyone and they will be ranked accordingly. Sounds like a plot from the dystopian Sci-fi episode of 'Black Mirror’s Nosedive but it's actually becoming a reality in China by 2020. You can't escape the constant gaze of Big Brother in China. You can't do anything that violates the rules and if done, your points will get deducted.

World of Dreams | June 29, 2018 | The Assam Tribune

Dreams are intriguing, some dreams exude horror, some dreams take you outer spaces and few of them make you confused as hell. Are we inside a dream or a real reality? Dreams that are often indistinguishable, dreams look almost real. What if you are actually inside a dream while reading this piece? What if you are under the influence of something or someone so gravely that you lose your mind and begin hallucinating every time? What if your life is nothing but an extended dream? Dreams come from various influences, conscious and subconscious. 

Digitally Immortal | May 11, 2018 | The Assam Tribune 

What if we are already living in a computer simulation? What if we are controlled by some ultra-sophisticated technology? What if we are creating simulated realities within the overall simulation? What if even the powerful people on this earth are just a part of the whole simulation? What if there is no history of Earth? What if we are just virtual bodies hanging around in this virtual place and our main bodies or consciousness are just stored somewhere in the cloud? What if our whole existence is nothing but a lie?

The Digital Asylum | Dec 8, 2017 | The Assam Tribune

Close your gate, connect to your Bluetooth, play The Doors. Start your laptop, check those notifications and get transported to the world full of possibilities where you can be anyone, you can be anywhere. Congratulations! You are successfully teleported to the elusive Digital World.

The Lonely Millennials | Nov 24, 2017 | The Assam Tribune

“I need friends” – as Flash (Ezra Miller) in the recently released Justice League tells Batman (Ben Affleck) while giving his consent in joining the League. Even superheroes are lonely in the modern age hence we can’t ignore the growing emptiness amid the people living in this urban jungle.

Scream Rooms for the Lone Wolf | Nov 18, 2016| The Assam Tribune

The skyscrapers will always make you feel small. You will be reduced to the size of an ant but the growth of those structures won't stop. The future world may look much more advanced but there will be less soul. The connection between people will only happen virtually.

City of Clones | Aug 5, 2016 | The Assam Tribune

Imagine a city in the future where everyone looks identical. The females have no one to be jealous of and the males look muscular and uniformly handsome. Everyone in the city looks indistinguishable. Imagine a man entering the city of clones and finding everyone staring at him because he looks like an alien to them. The man makes his way to the church and finds clones everywhere. Human cloning is an unethical process of going against nature to subdue uniqueness but what if the residents of the city of clones never knew about the outer world where everyone looks different.

Whither Immortality? | Jun 3, 2016 | The Assam Tribune

Imagine life after 100 years when nobody from our generation would be there to tell the stories. Almost everyone will be dead and gone by then. All Facebook and other social media profiles of our generation will be no more active.

'Captain America: Civil War' - More Superheroes But Less Punch Than 'Batman V Superman' | May 12, 2016 | The Huffington Post

The hype, the superheroes and the unlimited praise from critics propelled me to watch no less than the first show of Captain America: Civil War. The critics had slammed Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice which I actually loved, so given that Civil War earned accolades from the snarkiest of reviewers I was pretty excited.

Your Digital Avatar | Apr 8, 2016 | The Assam Tribune

Imagine life after 100 years. Almost everyone living today will be dead and gone by then. All Facebook and other social media profiles of our generation will become digital graveyards.

Ghost In The Machine: Living Forever As A Digital Avatar | Apr 4, 2016 | The Huffington Post

Imagine life after 100 years. Almost everyone living today will be dead and gone by then. All Facebook and other social media profiles of our generation will become digital graveyards. Today's young beauty will be tomorrow's dead grandma, today's leaders will be archived in digital libraries. And as has been the case for many millennia, this generation will disappear and the next one will take over.

The Reality of a Digital Dark Age | Mar 4, 2016 | The Assam Tribune

The impact of digitalization is so high that we can't imagine a day without its presence in our day to day lives. What if everything written by our generation becomes obsolete in future and our existence fades away into oblivion because there are no records or supporting files left in future.

You Critics Are Jokers - 'Batman v Superman' Is One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever | Mar 3, 2016 | The Huffington Post

I am writing this letter to let you know how new age masterpieces will be disregarded by people like you to satisfy your own inflated egos. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was one of the most awaited movies of the decade, but its release was met by an explosion of bad reviews and criticism. But here's the thing, most audiences will not agree with this herd-like dumping of negativity in the movie.