Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 13 (Hostel Warden)

It is said that home is sweet. However, life in a hostel is a different experience altogether. It is a mixture of emotions where at one point we’re happy to be a little independent outside our homes, yet annoyed at being monitored closely by the hostel wardens. And now, talking about the hostel warden, or…

Somaiya Diaries – Chapter 12 (Aditya Sharma)

‘If you have more than you need, give it to those who need it the most.’   And this is the sole principle of Aditya Sharma, who is an ordinary Somaiyaite with some extra-ordinary deeds. Pursuing his final year in IT engineering, he enlightens us with his thoughts. Not everyone believes in giving back to…

Happy Children’s Day?

14th November, Children’s Day. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world slept, India woke up to post their childhood pictures and stories of their fondest of memories as kids. While the school-going children snuggled into their beds, excited for what was in store for them this morning, the schools planned surprises and…

The Never Ending Horror Story

The never-ending horror, The countless 7 a.m. alarms, The endless hours of lecture, Who said I was easy? The tasks I give you can be comparable, To the ones servants are compelled to do, As I make you work even harder, You almost wanna give me up. Yes I, I am your eternal arch nemesis,…

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…