Lessons from Triund: Socialising

Solo-travel is oxymoronic. One can never travel alone. There are always people sharing a part of the path with you. To me and to anyone who finds “classic, no nonsense” train travel fantastic, no train journey can be complete without the swaying and swerving of the train carriages, the sound of the wheels racing on … Continue reading Lessons from Triund: Socialising

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Bass Guitar – what it does

The bass guitar remains even to the most avid music fans, an enigma. They might have listened to thousands of tracks thousands of times and yet, they don't know what the bass guitar is. Common responses include but aren't limited to: "What is that guy even doing?" "What is that longer guitar?" "Did he switch … Continue reading Bass Guitar – what it does

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 … Continue reading Religion and Women’s Rights

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 … Continue reading Editor-in-chief of ChemUnique

Athisiyam

Athisiyam!", says a tired voice Breaking the morbid silence Of the sleepy small town rail station. A lone figure, in an old, dirty Perhaps hand-me-down sweater, Moves slowly down the platform. Shattering the immobility Of the queer, unmoving station. His movement reflects burden Of mind and of body. His grey hair and shrill voice fading, … Continue reading Athisiyam