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

The Five Stages of Summer

Because I’ve had a lot of people tell me the worst way to start an article is using a quote, I’m going to do just that. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” Now, before you think I’m some literary savant who knows all quotes by anybody famous, I’d like to confess that I Googled for this after I wrote … Continue reading The Five Stages of Summer

A Haven Called Sangareddy

There are two kinds of people around here: The people who simply must eat out every once in seven/six/five/four/three/two days. The second kind like mess food. This article is primarily concerned with the first type. Normal people. Sangareddy is far from being a glamorous food destination. It’s importance rather lies in the fact that it houses all the food joints a college student would generally frequent. And … Continue reading A Haven Called Sangareddy

The Land of Infinite Candy

Once upon a time, long, long ago in the middle of the vast blue sea, was a distant island called Hi’it. Some islands had gold. Some had steel, others cotton. Hi’it had candy. Every year, many merchants would come to these islands to recruit the inhabitants for exorbitantly high prices because they believed that the candy on this island gave its inhabitants superpowers to conquer … Continue reading The Land of Infinite Candy

Reminisces of a Raving Mind

Greetings, lil’ shites. Know that a reluctant hand types these words out, for the time for us is long past. If you’re expecting a what-to-do or what-not-to-do list during your stay at IIT Hyderabad in the next few lines, look elsewhere. I’m here to reminisce. As a kid fresh out of factories that produce IITians by the score, I too was once like you, if … Continue reading Reminisces of a Raving Mind

I Know You’re Not Going To Listen To This

Here comes the load you’ve probably heard a million times – hopefully with a twist. A bunch of cliché advice that you’re never gonna follow. Chill. Just revise: A senior wrote an article about this last year and boy did I ignore the flying f**k out of it! *nervous laughter* But seriously. I’m not gonna ask you to study a lot. It’s your first year … Continue reading I Know You’re Not Going To Listen To This

Wait. IIT Hyderabad isn’t in Hyderabad?

“Are we there yet?” “How fricking long is this taking?” “But didn’t we pass civilization half an hour ago?” “Goddamit. That sign says we’ve left Hyderabad!” “What the heck is Medak?” “Are you sure we haven’t passed it, yet?” “Mommy. I’m scared.” Welcome to the Promised Land of Yeddumailaram. I bet the long ride to here will be unforgettable. But don’t worry, you’ll get used … Continue reading Wait. IIT Hyderabad isn’t in Hyderabad?