From the Editor’s Desk

Hey! A fortnight into the semester, after all the hectic hassles of introductions, orientations and endless assignments, that you think you cannot cope up with, you settle down. Just a little. This is when you start foraying into the wilderness that is IIT Hyderabad. Just a little, maybe. But you need to learn the ways of the wild before you start swinging the ropes. That’s … Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk

THE LIT…ER…ARY SOCIETY

WARNING: Super Ultra Awesome Rant Ahead. Much References. Many Swag. Procrastinators Unite! Well, this article, I can’t believe I’m writing this. This magazine would probably not have materialized too, what with the procrastination all of us do. The heady smell of fresh cut grass, new parchment, spearmint toothpaste and Ron Weasley’s hair. Yes, Amortentia. Granger’s. Mine differ. Well, not so much the last one, but new parchment, definitely. I’m a … Continue reading THE LIT…ER…ARY SOCIETY

SEEK AND FIND, YE SHALL, YOUR DESTINY AT IIT HYDERABAD

Welcome you all, I do, to the place where you shall live your life until the next World Cup. Fear not, ickle firsties, for you have found a home away from home. Help you I can, yes. Introduce you to the ways of your new home, I will. For strangers, though you are, you shall not be, soon. Few ways of life that you are … Continue reading SEEK AND FIND, YE SHALL, YOUR DESTINY AT IIT HYDERABAD

THE ALL INTELLIGENT CRAP OF THE WORLD

You there. Yes, you wannabe genius. On top of the world because you cracked that exam that everyone said you couldn’t? Oh well, they said you could, then? All the better. Don’t you dare rub off your attitude on others. You could crack every problem in an obscure Russian textbook that no one could? Well, that doesn’t prove squat. Maybe the others just didn’t bother … Continue reading THE ALL INTELLIGENT CRAP OF THE WORLD

EIGHT POINT SOMEONE- WHAT (NOT) TO DO AT AN IIT

Your most recent achievement – you cracked JEE. You know you worked hard. You know you are in the top 1% of the students of your age in the entire country. You think the headache is over, but trust me and my two years of experience. What you endured in your 12th grade or intermediate or whatever it is they call it from the state … Continue reading EIGHT POINT SOMEONE- WHAT (NOT) TO DO AT AN IIT

WHY YOU DO NOT WANT TO SCREW UP YOUR FIRST SEMESTER’S GPA

1. Before anything else, you should know that your CGPA is damn important. And by damn important, I mean damn important. More than you can probably fathom right now. They tell you that it is equally essential to have good extracurriculars. They lie. Your CGPA is THE most important factor in steering your life at IIT and beyond. 2. To those few (almost everyone, actually) … Continue reading WHY YOU DO NOT WANT TO SCREW UP YOUR FIRST SEMESTER’S GPA

From an Ickle Firstie- Of Wimps and Computers

DISCLAIMER: All or some of the following article may or not be hyperbole. “What’re you thinking of taking up after 12th?” “I want to do CS yaar!” “Why?” “Because $$$.” “I heard it’s suitable for girls.” “Because joining Facebook is mah DREAM!” “Because $$$, duh!” I was the one who asked why. And the one who gave a non-committal shrug when asked the same question(the … Continue reading From an Ickle Firstie- Of Wimps and Computers