22 Aug

Identity Crisis of an Alumnus

[ad] STOP. For an instant, take in this information: When you search for “jadavpur university alumni” on Google, you get this. When you search for “alumni association of jadavpur university” on Google, you get this. When you search for “how do i become a member of jadavpur university alumni association” on Google, you get this. If you have got the drift of my endeavour, I am trying to learn how to become a member of the Alumni Association of Jadavpur University. I will assume the [Read more ...]
23 Mar

Nightmarish encounter with Nosering

[ad] Life has its funny side. It springs unlikely surprises, at the most unlikely moments. Funnier still is that sometimes you don't feel the emotions you are expected to feel. Time was it, a few years back though, when I felt the sun setting and rising around a very beautiful girl- meaning she was all my universe. Time was when I knew what jealousy was (for the record, I have tried to read Nancy Friday's celebrated treatise Jealousy, but unfortunately the clinical discourse made the topic even [Read more ...]
05 Mar

Cricket season comes to an end

[ad] India is a cricket crazed country. And we few students of the English Department are a cricket grazed group. No one in the whole university played (this year) as much as we did. Ever since September 2001, this game has provided us constant entertaining and satisfying engagement. And alas, the season comes to an end now. Yet, even as the game leaves from our midst, the promise of another glorious season hangs before us- just some more months. Yes, we really had a very nice time this winter. [Read more ...]
05 Mar

Winning the gold

[ad] I have consistently maintained that life, especially academic life, is getting the tougher as I tread my way forward in life. I passed my Secondary as a topper from a school which had about 350 students, and my batchmates numbered a mere 26. Of course, such a feat was no feat at all. Then I was off to St. Xavier's, one of the premier colleges of the city, for my Higher Secondary. Toppers from all schools and students better than me by far crowded around me. While the real reason of my miserable [Read more ...]
19 Jan

Sanskriti 2002- witnessing a spectacle

[ad] The college fest (or University, or faculty fest) that is held at Jadavpur University is, perhaps, unlike any other. Unfortunately one cannot use words of high praise while describing this fest, which is rather unique for some unfortunate reasons. While in other college fests the student attendance increase, here at JU, it decreases. Reasons could be many, and my guesses would include: In Jadavpur University at least three fests are organised by the three faculties in the University - all [Read more ...]