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Review; To B.E or no to B.E

Engineering. What strikes first when you hear this word? Your grades? First crush? First daaru party? Hostel? Ragging? Canteen? Placement? Floods back memories? Doesn’t it? And for those who have not yet experienced or are never going to experience it, Dipen Ambalia brings to you an inside story. A life and time of the engineering multitude. 4 years of a ...

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Reviews; Five classics you must read.

Five must reads. If you haven’t read any, do read the reviews by Ivanshu Gupta.  Then go buy them and impress your friends and bosses. Here they are; Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski Persuasion by Jane Austin Jude the obscure, by Thomas Hardy Tess of the D’UrberVilles, by Thomas Hardy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin Crime and Punishment, ...

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Book review; Persuasion, by Jane Austin

The Persuasion was Jane Austin’s last novel is one in which the subtleness of human emotions, the nuances of psychology and the beauty of expressions are portrayed vividly and convincingly. If you’re not already an admirer of Austen, then you may be under the misguided impression that Austen wrote fluffy romances that were all about who got to marry the ...

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Book Review; Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy

More than once has this book been called Jude the Obscene rather than its original title. But hardly do you find any instances in the book that personify the banal expression. In fact Hardy was so affected by the criticism that he abandoned prose writing all together and concentrated only on poetry. In any case, that is hardly a point ...

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Book Review; Tess of the D’UrberVilles, Thomas Hardy

This may seem too fantastic for easy comprehension but if it does manage to sink in, it will leave your throat with a damp lump. It is always a great privilege to read Thomas Hardy, and when it comes to the apt portrayal of the Victorian era, I think that he surpasses all his contemporaries with ease. Hardy’s novels are ...

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Book Review; Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski

Is Crime really a crime? These days we often here of an execution, we read opinions in newspapers castigating the criminal in every possible decibel level and then fixate our opinions on the opinions of others. What motivations did the culprit have? Why does the law often take so much time in executions? Do these things come to our mind. ...

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Book Review; Manuscript Found in Accra

Who forgets SRK’s dialogue in OM Shanti Om!: ‘agar tum kuch bhi haasil karna chahtey ho toh saari kaynat usey haasil karne mein lag jaati hain’ “And, when you want something, the entire universe conspires to help you achieve it.” These famous lines were originally written by the famous Portuguese writer in his book, the Alchemist. Yes, Paul Coelho of ...

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‘Ex’–Encounter (5 Tips to deal with your Ex)

How would you feel when you get free from jail? It’s the same feeling which I was enjoying since my break up 3 months ago. But, I can’t forget that hell of a week when I encountered my Ex back to back every alternate day. I was like a criminal who was discharged from jail but the Inspector is still ...

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Can’t fall in love again.

She woke up with a heavy head. She could not feel anything. She struggled to open her swollen eyes. She looked around. Everything was unusually silent. She saw the mirror. She saw that her swollen eyes were still moist. She was worried to carry the ‘P.S I love you’ hangover to work. Anybody could figure out her bad mood. Everything ...

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Seductress in the black party dress

Black party dress

Black, black, & black. Are you tired of the same old black dress that you must have worn zillions of time to a Party? I was tired too. So I came up with three different looks to add some life to a plain black piece of clothing. The Seductress Party Look Turquoise blue is one of the hottest colors. A ...

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