The LAST Semester

-Yashna Paliya, Batch of 2017. If you’re in your 4th year, and sitting at home in these holidays feeling adequately jobless (pun not intended, bhailog, non-tech feels you), then your plans to “make the most of my last semester” are probably underway. New Year “Bhai, aakhri new year hai saath mein, fir hum kahan tum kahan.”   You just shared the Everyone else v/s me at NeW YeAr photo where you claim you’d rather sleep…

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How ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ may be the same

How ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ may be the same

Yashna Paliya, Batch of 2017 Caution: May contain an exceptionally painful amount of Star Wars references. Also may have a few Harry Potter ones. May our Fawkes be with you. Before the fandoms of both these franchises (and their holy union, hallelujah) decide to whip out their wands and light sabers, hold your banthas, young padawans. These are two of the most loved and revered series of all times but there are certain similarities that…

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Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: as misogynistic as it gets

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: as misogynistic as it gets

Yashna Paliya, Batch of 2017. Rs. 22.75 crores on the first weekend, and that stellar monologue. Bravo, indeed. Never has a movie hall made me feel so suffocated; and a script, so mortified. The incessant clapping and hooting and cheering for a ‘blockbuster’ that not only generalizes all women but also brings to fore misogyny and exaggerated stereotypes, made me wonder. It made me wonder what has become of the Indian cinema; and of us…

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Aagaaz, The Peotry Society

Aagaaz, The Peotry Society

Bedazzled not, oh beholder, For we are yet to go yonder, This indeed is just an ‘aagaaz’, A mere beginning, of this amazing journey we have embarked. Aagaaz, the poetry club of NSIT has a niche position in an engineering environment. It fulfills the task of filling technical voids with rhyme and is thus, the refuge of wordsmiths lost in the gory faces of coders, geeks, and ghissus. Founded in 2013, with the aim of…

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Hostel Diaries 105: Myths About the Girls Hostel

Hostel Diaries 105: Myths About the Girls Hostel

“I am going back to the hostel.” “Are you going to have a pillow fight?” Yes, my very deranged male friend, we will get to pillow fighting as soon as we get there. Did I forget to mention the bare minimum clothes? This happens way oftener than you’d expect. And if you think harder, you’ll realise that not every hostel is like a Yo Yo Honey Singh song. Pyjamas (or not). Hello. Hi. I’ve got…

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