Quenchua Forclaz 10* Hiking Sleeping Bag

Cheap but bulky. I made a huge mistake in purchasing this sleeping bag and I shall not recommend it to any of my fellow trekkers unless all you're going camping with a vehicle. Available at 1400 INR, it is one of the cheapest 10 degree sleeping bags available. However, there is a very good reason [...]

Salomon X-Scream

Comfortable, reliable and trendy. Although a completely unknown brand to me, I used a pair of these for my Triund and Ilaqa Trek in the Himalayas. Being trail runners and not trekking boots, they are light enough to not weigh you down but heavy enough to stabilise you on tricky paths. Waterproofing: The first thing I [...]

Religion and Women’s Rights

This is not an overall view or essay on women's rights movements or feminism. Here, I lament about how recent and ongoing women's rights movements in India leave me at odds with myself on the issue. To give my readers a short background, I have been brought up in an Liberal Hindu Brahmin family in [...]

Editor-in-chief of ChemUnique

One year ago, during my second semester, I submitted a rather fascinating article on fingerprints and the chemicals involved in their identification. I remember distinctly how random and spur of the moment that article was. I was fetching tea one evening at SPS hostel when I stumbled upon a poster from my own department. Inspired [...]