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 [...]

Origin: the music

Days and nights hardly matter when one travels in a company of ludicrous, wanton and eternally spontaneous bunch of people (read Origin) - because one can't tell when the night ended and day broke! Perhaps there were no days or nights with them, they were there to mock, jibe, jeer and taunt when I was [...]

Origin: To Coimbatore

For the first time ever, I was going to bunk an entire day of college - the first time in my one and half year tango with SASTRA University. However, I had a good reason to do so. I'm traveling to Coimbatore with my band, Origin. We were going to compete in Yugam, a fest [...]

Hostel Diaries: Bright idea!

What do you do when the only tube light in your dingy, cramped and damp hostel room refuses to provide illumination, upon which your performance in the examination the following day depends on? Such moments are when a hosteler must pause from his (nonexistent) tightly packed study regimen and think. *thinks to self* "Any bright [...]

Magazine Published!

The first issue of the fourth volume of ChemUnique, the in-house chemical engineering magazine, has been released. It was released on the 28th of July at the inaugural function of the IIChE chapter for the academic year 2015-16.It was an amazing experience - working with seniors and my classmates alike. I have learnt more than [...]

Service at Tribal School

Much like the discrimination of the Red Indians in North America, Indian tribes who are the original inhabitants of the land have been subject to discrimination for decades. Their plight only worsened after independence - they were being exploited by their own country!Historically, they have been carefree peoples whose only concern is their immediate survival. [...]

What is the reason lots of engineering students can’t get a good job in India?

There are quite a few reasons actually. I'll only list those issues which I have personally faced at my own college and leave the rest out because I haven't experienced the others first hand.Peer group: I had a miserable time in my first year. I was never the cool kid in school, but I'd joined [...]