Monthly Archives: March 2009

Earth Hour: Success or Damp Squib?

I didn’t know so many of our college-mates would even know about Earth Hour, let alone act on it. However, it turned out to be quite the opposite. The students of the Environmental department started a campaign on the DC++ … Continue reading

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How Saina Newhal Doesn’t Compare With Sania Mirza

When Saina Nehwal first came onto the international badminton circuit, the media nicknamed her the ‘Sania of Badminton’, after the only Indian woman with a presence in the tennis arena, Sania Mirza. However, a few years down the line, there … Continue reading

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Another Student Dies as The Pedagogues Yawn

Today I was shocked after reading the newspaper. Rohit Kumar was his name, a third year student of electrical engineering in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He was starry-eyed and talented, like much of our ilk. He was … Continue reading

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The Tata Nano is Cheap. You Have a Problem With That?

If there’s one car that could change it all, it is the Nano, the brainchild of the eminent Indian entrepreneur Ratan Tata, which rolls out today.  With an ex-factory price tag of one lakh rupees, customers can expect to own … Continue reading

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A Blog’s Sexuality

In the spring of ’07, I came across a blog called Ennui. In it, the author wrote about her life and mundane happenings, albeit in a beautiful way. I fell in love with it (and later, with the author herself) … Continue reading

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How the BJP is Making it Increasingly Difficult For Me to Vote for It

…and why I will vote for it anyway The upcoming general elections will be the first time I’ll be eligible to vote. The last time they were held, I was 17, one year short of being eligible for franchise, but … Continue reading

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Condoms Could Worsen AIDS? What the… Oh, the Pope. That’s Natural.

The Pope has done it again. On a 7-day tour of Africa (Seriously is he kidding? All Africa in seven days flat?), the first thing Pope Joseph Ratzinger, or Benedict XVI, did was to address the problem of AIDS in … Continue reading

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