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Is College the promised land?

As a student goes through the tumultuous motions of class twelfth, the only light at the end of an otherwise grim tunnel, is the promise of a more exhilarating life chapter known as ‘College’. College is supposed to be that magical place where plaid uniforms are traded in for funky fashion; where the concept of ‘class timings’ fades into a convenient ambiguity and ...

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Dil Dhadakne Do Review

There are moments of brilliance in Zoya Akhtar’s DilDhadakne Do, but they are far-stretched and too insipid to leave a mark. As the film came to a long and halted close, I stretched my legs and felt something a miss. Even though nothing substantial happens, Akhtar makes you hold your pee pre-interval just because you have faith in her and the people on-board. But as  the movie proceeds you ...

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The Greek Referendum, explained

Here’s what you need to know about the referendum in Greece. On Sunday July 5, the people of Greece have voted whether they want to stay in the Eurozone or not. If the results on Tuesday’s counting are “yes,” they agree to stay, if the results on Tuesday’s counting are “no” means other wise. As of now the exit polls show ...

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Maa ke haath ka Maggi

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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