Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Night before the elections @ IIT Delhi

People ask me this a number of times. What did I do a night before the elections? Did I cut any back deals? What last fringe attempts did I make to salvage my situation? How did I employ my group to maximise my chances of winning? So, what was I really doing a night before the elections.

Life as a RDV coordinator by Shaurya Gupta

Rendezvous hasn't been the same for me the day I became a coordinator. The glamour and the glitter which Rendezvous carries, changes completely when one is on the other side of the table. It is the sheer hard work of 200 people which makes those 4 days an experience full of delight, awe and mesmerisation. 

“It’s like flinging a duckling into an ocean and hoping it’ll swim”:

 A reflection on life as a first year student in IIT Delhi

The title of this piece was a senior’s description of learning to cope with life at IIT Delhi that I heard on my first day as a freshman. So here’s a list of observations, some mundane and some peculiar, that I made while staying afloat as a fresher at IITD.

THE DELHI DILEMMA

JUSTICE AT LAST, read the newspaper headlines. A college girl, raped by two men outside a call center finally gets justice. Chalo, finally something good in the newspaper. At last, the government realises the need to fast-track all pending cases of such horrific crimes against women to send out a message to the perpetrators. Or does it, yet?

The Explicitly Played Game

This article, my friends, is dedicated to something very integral to our life. This article is dedicated to printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement.

The Dark Side of the Pursuit of Perfection

 

 

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

 

Are intense expectations causing students to crack under pressure? Why is everyone in the rat race to reach the summit? Why is the young blood striving for perfection? Is perfection the ultimate source of one’s happiness? These are the few questions that anyone who desires to become perfect must ask themselves before they blindly set out on the path to attain this elusive entity that the society calls “perfection”.

A Critique on Reservation

The viewpoints of the primary stakeholder on the need of the quota system.

The dominant view on reservation that we usually see is of an evil that takes away the seats from the deserving candidates in favour of the reserved ones, however it mostly comprises of the voices raised from the critical end of the spectrum. This end mostly consists of the general public, people who have not been subjected to various discriminatory acts in the past.

Avanti Fellows: Journey so far, and beyond!

By Vatsul Anand,

Just a few days back, JEE results were out. I was talking with our first batch of graduating fellows and discussing their results, which brought back a lot of memories from the past two years. 

My Experiences with SIFE

By Chetan Krishna

As one of the people who got to see ENACTUS-IIT Delhi (or SIFE as it is still fondly remembered) being built up from scratch, I must say that the chance to write this article brought back more than a little bit of nostalgia.

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