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MBA Mountaineer

Malli Mastan Babu is one ambitious bloke. His dream is to be the first Indian to climb 7 summits (highest peaks in each continent) in record time – 165 days! He has already climbed two of the highest peaks in the world – Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) and Mt Aconcagua (South America). Malli’s story is all the more interesting because he ...

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Collin chala Cannes

Xavier’s BMM Student Wins A Dream Trip At first glance Collin D’Cunha, an advertising student from St Xaviers college, will strike you as any 20-year-old. But once the conversation gets going, you know that he’s got more up his sleeves than is evident. Collin is going to be the Indian student member at the Cannes Lions Festival – the world’s ...

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The CAT of Journalism

Asian College of Journalism, Chennai is the most sought after institute for every wannabe journalism student in India today. There are three streams to choose from – print, broadcast and new media. However, there is an entrance exam that you have to survive. On 28th May, when 75 odd students from Mumbai gathered at Sydenham College, they knew the 5 ...

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India Yesterday’s Top 10

JAM News Network What does it take to be one of the top colleges in Mumbai? Not much, according to the latest issue of India Today. It’s that time of the year again when the magazine brings out it’s ‘Top 10 Colleges’ issue, and the biggest surprise this year is that despite compiling these rankings year after year, IT still ...

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Wilson goes

No tigers were sighted, but the college trip to the North-East was an amazing experience Allow me to raise the already boiling temperature a few notches by turning on your envy. Here are the facts – Wilson College has a society formed by students of the 7 north-east states, called RAINBOW, which organizes social programmes. It aims to integrate students ...

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Do student helplines really help?

JAM finds that students in distress are likely to be put on hold. Every year, close to board exam reults being announced, there are sad stories of students ending their lives, anticipating failure. Unable to confide her darkest fears to family or friends, 15 year old Anshita Tiwari became one such recent statistic. In response, social workers and well-meaning organisations ...

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Yucky

She’s the new discovery of the ex-boyfriend of an ex-Miss World. He wanted a clone. He found a clown. This is her story. “Hello, I’m Yucky. They say I look like Ash, but I’m just trash. I’m only a school girl, but Balman Uncle love me more than the world.” More…

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Wadia College, Pune

Also known as: Just “Wadias.” Campus: It is pretty big and the commerce, engineering and arts-science sections are separated by parking. Faculty: Majority of the professors are old but very friendly and helpful. They are great if you plan to attend lectures. Attendance: The faculty is great but all of them have a request – If you’re attending pay attention ...

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Dabba Raja

Charles might never be king but he is all set to rule the dabba business. JAM’s super sleuth snoop dog Ramchandra Mutt gets Raghunath Megde, one of the two dabbawallas to attend the royal shaadi, to reveal the Prince’s plans. Ramu: How was it attending a royal wedding, which many can only dream of going to? Raghu: Arre baba, it ...

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The truth about Indian schools

Today is my soon-to-be six-year old daughter’s first day at school. Or is it her last day of childhood? My heart is heavier than her new, big-girl schoolbag as I see her off at the bus stop. Playschool, nursery, kindergarten — those are mere preparation for separation. Class One is the rough, rigorous, Real Thing. Twenty-odd workbooks, textbooks, notebooks. As ...

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