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Arts V/S Science

Science for the nerds, Arts is for the birds… –Neha Seth “Oh! You were so little when I last saw you, now you’ve become so big…,” says your distant aunt. This ironical statement sounds quite familiar to most of you, I’m sure. “So! You’re in college now, haan…. Following in your sister’s footsteps, one more engineer in the family…” “No, ...

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The Unbecoming Engineers

A student in an engineering college is considered to be part of a special species. And an IITian is God’s gift to earth. But what exactly are we learning in these four years, asks IITian Taru Kapoor. Before I proceed to say anything, I request you all to kindly excuse any content that maybe regarded as capricious jargon or insensitive ...

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Dark side of the Kota quota

Akhil Mehta investigates the Good, the Bad ,and the Ugly side of the IIT Coaching Class phenomenon that’s mushroomed in Kota About 40 years ago, the directors of 5 institutes noticed that the number of people who wanted to study there was starting to exceed the number of people who could be trained. So they devised a system, a system ...

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Google Job Hunt

Think it’s cool to work at Google? Who doesn’t ?? Nikhil Taneja finds out what it takes to get a job at the ‘most wanted’ company visiting engineering campuses across India. Rachit Aggarwal, one of the three finalists from the NCR/ Delhi region for the Google ‘dream job’ is calm, cool and composed. A final year student from the National ...

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Getting the Right training

Many production houses have spawned off their in-house training facilities into a separate training business offering course. The advantage being you are eventually absorbed… the job guarantee exists! > Maya Entertainment Ltd has the training division ‘Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics’ (MAAC). MAAC is in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and many other cities. They offer a variety of packages to suit ...

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Kaho, Na Kaho!

Does your boyfriend give you a “dil shape waala” balloon everyday? Or do you get a cold treatment everytime you say those three words? Thomas “tom” Koshy sorts things out… “I’m really getting attached to you y’know?” “Uhuh?” “Like, I feel… I really like you a lot!” “Uhuh?” “……..” “Hmmm” “???” “You wanna go eat something?” 1, owww, 2, owwwch!, ...

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I Yum Yea Suxy Man

I get nightmares of a bleak future. It begins with a stout man in blackshades in a lungi and a towel around his neck and then with huge thumps he dances towards a fragile skimpily clad nymphet and… Aaaarrrrrgh!!!” Lead Actors are icons, a reflection of the times… like Shah Rukh Khan: a romantic guy with a messy mop of ...

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Twinkle Beauty Parlour

Sony Sab TV, Mon-Thurs 9 pm A Beauty Parlour Sab Style! Twinkle Beauty Parlour (TBP) opened at Lajpat Nagar on 15th May. The show’s hilarious outdoor and TV advertising got everyone thinking it’d be a comedy, but there began yet another soap. Twinkle Beauty Parlour is a drama based on a few women, the locales of Lajpat Nagar and their ...

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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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