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My very first FIFA experience!

Aaishwari Chouhan relives her first encounter with footie FIFA 2006 fever has just begun to take a toll on not just the youth, but also the ladies and the oldies. I survived this fever but not for long. I found myself glued to ESPN to catch the first FIFA 2006 match live played between Germany and Costa Rica. Being a ...

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Why not in India?

When we read foreign technical journals available in our college library, students often think, when will we reach that stage? Pradeep Mohandas wants answers Engineering education in India is a fixed subject each semester and there is absolutely no flexibility of choosing some subjects of your own. This is because classrooms are constant and teachers have to circulate from classroom ...

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Reservations and more…

Kunal Malhotra, a final year student of Delhi College of Engineering gives voice to the anguish of students across the country. The recent proposal to reserve 27% of the seats in all centrally aided institutions have relieved a lot of criticism. Reservation, has become the opium of India, with new variations in one form or another. The Constitution sounds more ...

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Educational Euthanasia

Shashi Krishna AR, on the rising tide of student suicides KANPUR: A 23-year-old Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) student, Shailesh Sharma, on Wednesday committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room. A resident of Pande Mohal, Nariya in Varanasi, the deceased was a final year student of dual degree programme at the chemical engineering department. IIT-K officials claimed that ...

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Why reservations suck

Mumbai University’s Nihit Jain is against reservations at college level in any form. Reservations: Easy entry everywhere no matter what your rank. It’s not a definition but a reality. Be it at schools or at work, we have reservations and quota system everywhere. I always wonder why is it that the open class is always screwed and the reservation people ...

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Yehi hai right voice baby!

Thomas ‘tom’ Koshy with his compound whacko spectacles zoomed in on a Podar-ite with an uncanny ability to modulate her voice. Prezenthing to you. . . Ketki Guhagarkar !! So was there this specific moment when you felt that you could modulate your voice? I don’t know, I’ve always been like this, naughty and talkative. My mom would say ‘please ...

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Thin- not always in!

Isha Thakore asked God to make her thin but regrets her wish coming true! Yes, dreams do come true, and in my case they turn into nightmares too. Okay, let’s not generalise. I’m sure I’d never repent meeting Abhishek Bachchan or swimming in a chocolate-shake pool or something nice like that. But here’s one dream that surely did backfire. Last ...

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Why do most Bollywood films suck?

“Not another boring afternoon!!!” – these were my initial thoughts after I surfed all the TV channels. On Sony Max the movie that being telecast was “Kuch Kuch Hota Hain“, on Zee Cinema it was “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun“, Zee TV was showing “Maine Pyaar Kiya“. God… how I despise these movies. They may be blockbusters, one of their kind ...

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A technologic love affair

Fourth year law student and a computer wizard, Aditya Nag from Jaipur is making it big, reports Aaishwari Chouhan! When Aditya Nag didn’t score high enough to make it through the engineering exams, he sat back at home reading various books. Pretty soon he set up a Local Area Network (LAN) at home! Nag’s mother was worried. To keep peace ...

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Not even 5 point someone

Cannot write the CAT. Eligibility: 50% I secured 48%. Fix Me , says Anuj Gosalia. All of us have heard of them. Life changing events. Events that redefine the purpose of life. Situations or circumstances that make ordinary lives extra-ordinary. It could be the death of a parent, a near-death experience, physical/ emotional abuse or a 48% in two years ...

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