Travel Diaries: Amritsar

By Soumya Gupta, Batch of 2017   Amritsar is a city famous for four things- The Golden Temple, the Wagah Border, the Jallianwala bagh and the butter chicken. The affable people and the slow-paced life add to its raw charm. The name ‘Amritsar’ is derived from the words ‘amrit’ and ‘sarovar’ meaning ‘a river of nectar’, where the phrase symbolises the Gurbani at Harmandir Sahib (i.e. the Golden Temple). How to get there: Take a bus, car or a train. The…

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The Civil Code Of Honor

The Civil Code Of Honor

By Ira Saxena, Batch of 2016 In the heart of Central Delhi, scores of students flock everyday to the murky by-lanes of Rajendra Nagar, a residential area, to sit in auditoriums swamped with two hundred other students. They conscientiously note down every word that the teacher breathes, absorb everything that they hear while making mental notes simultaneously, and then, without even exchanging a glance or two with the person sitting on the next seat, they…

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Change is the only constant

Change is the only constant

By Ira Saxena, Batch of 2016 The freedom of speech and expression is probably that one fundamental right that has never been better exercised than in the present times. The modern citizen of the world knows the power of peaceful protest and the institutions of the world (from offices to national governments) know and respect the power of the same. Voicing opinions, raising concerns, signing petitions – they have become commonplace. Analogous to a machine, such regular voicing of opinions works towards keeping…

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Pantera

Pantera

By Asmita Goyanka, Batch of 2017 The ‘80s are known for the fall of the Hippie movement, the rise of Michael Jackson and U2, but the one ignored facet of this transitional time is metal music. Metal was never a mainstream genre because of its complex music, extreme head-banging and the ‘evil’ persona it always wore. But the truth is, once you listen to a metal band, you can never stop listening to their music. Pantera taught me this lesson. Pantera is a…

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