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Maa ke haath ka Maggi


  An epic anti-noodle mania is gripping the nation. Ever since un-permissible levels of lead and MSG (monosodium glutamate not the Messenger of God, dude) was found in Maa ke hath ki Maggi. So naturally Amitabh Bachhan and Madhuri Dixit were responsible (or irresponsible depending upon your political affiliations). The only positive point in this entire hullaballoo was that Preity ...

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IIT at any cost?

Every cloud has a silver lining, they say. But, sometimes, even sunshine seems tinged by clouds. Clearing the JEE is a ‘dream come true’ for any engineering aspirant in India. But, once the initial euphoria fades, reality bites. Clearing is good, but topping is better. Without a good rank, you will never get the branch of your ‘choice.’ And what ...

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Doctor or engineer? Which has more money and demand?

There are two kinds of doctors in the world: those who see it as a career requiring selfless dedication and those who see it as a job that involves prescribing medication. The first kind is becoming a rare, dwindling species, serving in the few large public hospitals which mostly treat the poor and needy. The stipend that interns earn at ...

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How College Changed Me…..

Yeh sachmuch possible hai. Mihir Chitre gets senti thinking about it! Browsing through old photo albums, I came across a cute picture of a naive little boy dressed in his school uniform, who happened to be me. I stopped browsing for a while & stared at the photograph. I looked so different. The photo, instantly, managed to get a mysterious ...

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R. V. College of Engineering

How to get in – Comed-K is the only exam for the Non-Karnatakans. They can’t appear for the state CET. Fees – 1 lakh+ (check the latest). Counselling is a painful ride – new bumps are added every year. Why should you come in – because you didn’t do too well in IITJEE/ AIEEE/ BITSAT? Because almost everyone gets placed? ...

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Are you a Boy-friend or ‘Just a Friend’

boyfriend or just friend

Girls’ relationship with guys is a bigger mystery than girls themselves. It’s not just about boyfriends, we’re talking about guy friends that gals have. – Bhavdeep Virdee. Do you have a gal who is just a friend? Are confused why the frequency of calls increases as exams loom closer? Or why she always hangs around with the moron who isn’t ...

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U know u r in M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai when

– You walk into college campus and take a few steps only to realise you’ve reached the “other end” of the campus – you climb more stairs everyday than a person working in a construction site – you pay fees for special UGC courses that after the passing of a year you discover you haven’t done. – you pay money ...

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Top 5 Movies to watch with your dad

It’s Father’s Day, and you are agonizing about finding a perfect gift for him. How about a nice, cozy movie marathon instead? JAM lists the top five movies you can watch with your dad! 1) The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Based on a true story, this movie tells the story of a man willing to go to any lengths to ...

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Unanswered questions about the IIT- JEE

Ankit Agrawal raises a lot of important questions – the exam format, the English language issue, normalisation of scores across boards…\r\n\r\nStarting 2013 a student would be permitted multiple attempts at JEE in a year. At first glance it seems that this move would reduce the pressure on students somewhat but a lot of questions remain unanswered. The devil is very ...

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Are coaching classes hampering the quality of IIT education in India?

With increase in the number of coaching classes the number of students attending them have increased phenomenally. With the result, the number of students getting admitted in IITs has also increased. Those with raw intelligence are left behind if they don’t attend a coaching centre. Coaching gives you an idea of the various kinds of problems that may appear on ...

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