The Mysterious Purple Line

It was my first laptop – acquired through a competition and subsequently stowed away for the last leg of my JEE marathon, along with my YA novels and ice-cream habit. Banished they were, these little luxuries, to the dark recesses of my room, leaving me to scramble for an alternate source of procrastination. After my extended period of penance, when time came for me to … Continue reading The Mysterious Purple Line

Gymkhana Election Interview: HM Sandeep for Academic Affairs Secretary

This article is part of a series of interviews we did with the Gymkhana election (2017-18) candidates. The goal was to discuss and enunciate their key points and agenda. We hope it helps the reader understand the views of the candidate in a wholesome manner. Let’s get started with our interview of Sandeep HM, who is standing for the Secretary of Academic Affairs post. Hello, Sandeep. … Continue reading Gymkhana Election Interview: HM Sandeep for Academic Affairs Secretary

One more time with a little less feeling

It’s that time of the year when every blog or magazine that’s any blog or magazine has a “Year in review” section. Being part of one (Hint: you’re reading it), I figured I’d have to borrow the theme in some form or fashion. So I did. And I found one common thread running through the past year. 2016 was a year of polarization, where people … Continue reading One more time with a little less feeling


“Drug withdrawal is the group of symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs.”- Wikipedia, circa 2010s Withdrawl, huh?. The insane urge to do anything, just about anything to get your stuff (or snuff). That inexplicable desire to drive an axe through the door, or to set yourself on fire, because your body has grown so used … Continue reading Withdrawl

Rick and Morty: The schwiftiest show that is currently on air.

See that word in the title? Yeah. That one. It means something. “What does it mean, Oh Handsome Writer?” You say. Well, hypothetical reader, thank you, and that word means awesome, which is the show in a word. Rick and Morty, created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon is an animated sci-fi comedy focused on the shenanigans that a genius and his not so bright … Continue reading Rick and Morty: The schwiftiest show that is currently on air.

Everyone can write?

“This is gospel for the fallen ones, locked away in permanent slumber, assembling their philosophies…”     -Panic! At the Disco For a long time, I always wanted to write about things I cared about.  However a certain dread crept over me whenever I tried to get started on it. Even at those times I managed to pull through a few lines, lethargy swept me … Continue reading Everyone can write?

In Search of Swaraj

I’ve lived a vast majority of my life in a dominion where a minority (one-fourth) of the population wielded a disproportionate amount of power over the numerical majority. Much like the British did in colonial India. I speak, of course, of the great power bestowed upon my mother, by the unmentioned powers of the universe. Anyone even mildly familiar with display of said power would … Continue reading In Search of Swaraj