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.
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?
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 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.
“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”.
2nd October on Friday! Awesome! I am going to enjoy this extended weekend - probably the thought running through most of our minds. Many of us might even be thinking of going home or on a trip. But we need to understand that National Holidays should not only be seen as ‘holidays’ but also as a day when we must show our respect towards their significance. Don’t worry we are not going to judge you for your partying plans but at the same time one must ask that Should we squander the significance of these holidays?