Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 11 (Yahya Bootwala)

  What got you into poetry and what is your go-to place when you want inspiration for a piece?   I started writing poetry back in September 2016. I don’t have a go-to place per se, but I write poems anywhere and everywhere, it’s all about where I get an idea from. Like, if I…

Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 10 (Mats Valk)

First off, how has your stay in India been? How different is it from the Netherlands?   People are different, the food is different, just being outside is different. I like it though, it is good to see other cultures.   When did you start cubing and what motivated you to do so?   I…

Freshers 101: 10 things to know about KJSCE

Hola, Freshers! It has been a few days since you guys have entered KJSCE and there must be a million questions about this huge college racing through your minds. It is understandable, having to leave your junior college and all your friends behind to adapt in a completely new and unfamiliar environment. But fret not!…

Friends Make Happiness Happen.

Friend, a term that we use widely in life to categorize a huge spectrum of people.  From a one-time acquaintance or a well-wisher to someone whom we have known for our entire lives. When we hear the word ‘friendship’, we all have a bright smile on our faces. It’s like a flashback to the crazy things…

Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 9 (Gaurang Shetty)

 How does it feel to be a part of a startup incubator like riidl which is doing so well?   ‘It’s a different experience altogether. It’s become a day-to-day thing; almost as if I’m not doing any work at all. I get to interact with Microsoft, Google and other big startup incubators of our time,…

Being Socially Accepted

  Human beings are social animals. We are always on a quest to seek happiness and one very important category that defines happiness for most people is BEING PART OF A GROUP. To be loved and to love, is the most common predilection of man. The feeling of being left out, the feeling of rejection…

When you catch a fly and it turns out to be your mother

The following article was published in the 2017 edition of the college magazine, Kshitij  2017 in an edited form. What you are about to read are two odd pages in an unlikely place-our college magazine. What you’ll read presents me a challenge to present to you in abstract what should have been a reasonable article….

LGBT social movements around the world

LGBT has been a sensitive issue which affects 10% of the population. It’s a sexual orientation which one doesn’t demand for but acquires naturally. Often these kind of people are subjected to discrimination and inequality.To bring an end to the differential treatment towards them , which are often unfair , there have been several social…

Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 8 (Koninika Roy)

“My parents knew about my sexuality way before I could open up to them because of the fact that I made it so obvious. I never tried to hide it. My facebook was full of rainbows, so they didn’t really have to ask me anything. But yes, there was always a slight opposition from their…

L G B T?

LGBT is an initialism that stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) but what I know for sure is that these 4 words mean a lot more. The term LGBT or GLBT or LGBTQ was adopted in the 1990s and refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (and queer) people. However, the term is not…

Parvaah, A KJSCE Initiative.

Parvaah is the social initiative of K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering which started under Symphony in 2015 with the aim of creating awareness and bringing about a change. It is inspired by the philosophy that it is the duty of every individual to contribute towards the society. It was started with a motive to…

Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 7(Nakshatra Bagwe)

“I’m Nakshatra Bagwe, an actor, a filmmaker and I happen to be India’s first gay brand ambassador. I have been an equal rights activist for a long time now and I have been a part of various homosexuality awareness projects from the time I came out. My passion lies in filmmaking and acting in feature…