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The Overseas Send-off!

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Articles

Hindu mythology says that there are only three major events in a person’s lifetime: Birth, marriage and death. And it also says that since you are fully conscious only during one of these three events, you better celebrate it with all possible grandeur and make it memorable.

But in the life of an Indian ‘ex-teen but yet-to-be-called-uncle’ youth, there’s one other event that’s as eventful and memorable as the other three, and this one occurs when that person is fully conscious too. Wondering what I’m talking about ? Yes, its the first trip abroad/overseas for ‘higher’ studies.

Avatar – Cinema Re-incarnated!

Dec 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Review

A tweet review would be – “A visual and aesthetic treat. This marks the beginning of an era. Cameroon has done it yet again.”

Right from my cousin who’s in primary school, to my friend in college, to my NRI uncle, absolutely everyone has been mesmerized by this masterpiece. This has to be one of the very few movies that has lived up to its hype and has actually delivered more than it promised.

The D.O.R. Virus!

Aug 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

Off late, the swine flu virus aka H1N1 has been everywhere. The one place you can always always find it is your TV set. Some channel, or its cousin, is sure to be saying one thing about it, or another. No one, however, tells you that if you look at the facts, you will find that the swine-flu has a lesser mortality/death rate than diarrhoea, pneumonia or TB. Yes, H1N1 has caused mass-hysteria, but can you blame the poor virus for that? Our friendly, neighbourhood reporter has done his very best to ensure that you are scared of catching the virus if you so much

The B-School Reality Check

Aug 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Affairs

This post is addressed to all the MBA aspirants, to clear a few misconceptions that have percolated through, I don’t know how but they have. This article may not help you take better decisions, but will definitely help you ask the right questions and have a better idea of what’s going on in this world of B-schools. This is a totally qualitative post not based on any facts but on pure observation and judgment (being in a B-school for a year now helps).

The Best Indian Batting Line-up?

Mar 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Articles

Tweet Recently, we heard Sachin say that the current Indian team probably has the best Indian batting line up ever. We also saw the almost quixotic Ravi Shastri equating this side to the great West Indian team of the early 80’s (this team goes out and attacks the opposition, having faith in the depth of […]