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.
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?
“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”.
It’s a well known fact that a majority of the Indian society isn’t friendly towards the LGBT community. Well, “friendly” might even be an overstatement. Most of us are unwilling to accept that there is a third “I” in the World, an “I” formed by transgenders, bisexuals, gays and lesbians.