The Quarantine Edition

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is halfway done when the past six months have encompassed what feels like an eternity of global events with several words being added to our daily vocabulary. Terms such as “fatality rate”, “isolation”, “quarantine”,… Continue Reading →

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Timeline of the Pandemic

In December of 2019, the Chinese Government reported 41 cases of mysterious pneumonia in the Hubei Province, Wuhan. The investigations deduced a novel (new) coronavirus. It was named SARS CoV2. Similar to the previous coronavirus outbreaks like SARS and MERS… Continue Reading →

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The Pro in Productivity (and Procrastination)

A few minutes before the alarm goes off at 4 am The birds are still asleep in their nests as I stare at the digital alarm clock, waiting for it to ring. One could say that I might be classified… Continue Reading →

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(Not) A Comprehensive Guide on How to Cook

This summer, master a skill that will isolate you regardless of a pandemic! Step 1: Look up ‘recipes for beginners’. Scratch that. Search ‘easy recipes for dummies’. If you are using an optimal search engine, open the link you find… Continue Reading →

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A Dull and Colorful Expression

For as long as I could remember, I never had any artistic leanings. I listened to a lot of music, but was never interested in learning how to make songs; I read a lot of comics, but I never dared… Continue Reading →

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Stories From My Window

The clock strikes half-past five and I watch the seconds tick from the corner of my eyes. Time seems to go slower than before. The fault doesn’t lie in the clock but in what the world outside has to offer,… Continue Reading →

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A Teen’s Experiments with Truth, JEE and the Virus

  A short nostalgia of the past two years, How I understood things and had overcome my fears.   Young in blood and just out of school, Grades and accolades that’d make everyone drool.   I said to myself, “It… Continue Reading →

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A Tree’s Quarantine

Beneath the wild sky, Here I stay in the busiest of cities. I am the tree outside your glazed windows, Swaying away to every puff of the wind. Bazillions of times, the trees along the road I stay, Have perished,… Continue Reading →

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Can Isolation Kill You?

The most basic essentials of human life have always been food, water, shelter, and clothing. It is believed that perfecting the supply chain of these four essentials is what has allowed us to evolve into the most dominant living being… Continue Reading →

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Finding yourself- Quarantine edition

While it’s true that the circumstances surrounding this quarantine can be scary at times, I am grateful for all the time I have had to do some much-needed soul searching. The lockdown started with me constantly wanting to go out… Continue Reading →

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College, COVID and Competition

“Life started with a race.” Every person who has been a part of this ever-competitive world must have come across this phrase. Undeniably, every phase of our life was its victim and the education system hasn’t been immune to it… Continue Reading →

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The Price of the Pandemic

“Global shares take a hit – Big shift in stock markets, where shares in companies are bought and sold, can affect the value of pensions or individual savings accounts (ISAs).” — BBC News   “Consumer confidence collapses in May, the… Continue Reading →

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Physically Distant, but Socially Inseparable

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably disrupted our daily lives and summer plans. With the nationwide lockdown in place and government-mandated social distancing, it’s easy to think we’re living in a somewhat dystopian novel at the moment. Alone,… Continue Reading →

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Quarantine and Family

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seemingly brought us into a new era. Despite a few genii arguing that a simple virus cannot alter the lives of supreme humans, yet here we are locked inside the four walls of our home… Continue Reading →

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Readers Write

With the Covid-19 outbreak taking a toll on our sanity, social lives, and several other factors, this time, we, as kMITRA wanted to do something different. We wanted to know what our readers think about this time in quarantine and… Continue Reading →

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The Deserted Mainstay

“Domestic workers go without salaries, work during the lockdown”, headlined India Today.   The global novel Coronavirus is keeping us on hold in our homes. While we let it all hang and begin to discover our passions, the burden of… Continue Reading →

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Good in the time of Corona

For people who wanted a fresh start in life, 2020 seemed like a perfect beginning. Not only was it a new year but it was also a new decade. And this invited a lot of optimism into people’s lives. 5… Continue Reading →

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Innovation at its peaks

We’ve heard quotes all our lives, some useful, some motivational, and some life-altering. If we define them in a mathematical sense, they are like axioms. There is no proof of them being true what so ever. Only experiencing them on… Continue Reading →

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A Tribute To Every Hero

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Resilience with Responsibility

The ways to stay safe during this pandemic have been changing from time to time. In the beginning, we believed social distancing was the only way to stop the spread of the deadly virus. But now, we have slowly started… Continue Reading →

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A Better Future Written in Blood

March 13, 2020  “Breaking news! A family of three was found dead near the bridge last night. Currently, the police have refused to disclose any details. They seem to have found some clues which have not been shared with the… Continue Reading →

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Quarantine Through Different Eyes

 “ Rani, c’mon, let’s get back to moving ”, her mom woke her up in a hurry. “ Please ma, just five more minutes “, replied Rani, reluctant to open her eyes as she could barely rest for an hour…. Continue Reading →

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Reminiscence – The Diary

It’s just another day.  I took a glance at the calendar: 12-05-2038, Tuesday. No appointments. Neeta is busy at work; Ria and Rishi are busy with their classes online and I have to clean the old storeroom cupboard because Neeta… Continue Reading →

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Glimpse of my Clairvoyance

I can feel my pulse rising. At present, I cannot recall any of my memories. I only know that I should kill to defend myself, or else I’ll die. I feel someone is controlling my mind. All I can see… Continue Reading →

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The Unbreakable Bond

[Warning] The following content may trigger anxiety. Reader discretion is advised.   The sun rose again. It was yet another day of the tiring and exhausting quarantine. Luv, still in his bed was reluctant to get up. His phone vibrated… Continue Reading →

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COVID 19: A Conspiracy?

Amidst all the chaos in the world, with each passing day, there is a new conspiracy theory waiting to be heard. The internet is flooding with theories about the birth of the virus. These theories have a way of engrossing… Continue Reading →

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Quarantine Binge Fest

Trigger warning: The following article is a review of three Indian psychological thriller web series which feature strong and abusive language, hate speech, discriminatory actions or attitudes towards certain sects and contain a graphic depiction of child sexual abuse and… Continue Reading →

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Revisiting the Classics of Indian Television – Ramayan and Mahabharat

Now, before you prepare yourself to yawn and look down upon this article as an obsolete one, let me remind you that one of these shows has surpassed Game of Thrones’ viewership records. So brace yourself to travel thousands of… Continue Reading →

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Must Watch Documentaries and Podcasts in Quarantine

2020 has been a disaster so far with the deadly virus, the lockdown making us stay in our homes, juggling between our broken sleep cycles, helping with house chores, and trying out new recipes. We are watching a huge amount… Continue Reading →

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Winning the Productivity Race in Quarantine

When the year began with rampant bush fires in Australia, an almost-triggered-the-world-war-3 magnitude conflict between the USA and Iran, and the tragic deaths of Kobe and Gigi Bryant, people thought, just maybe, we’ve had our share of trials and tribulations… Continue Reading →

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The Facade of Productivity and Self help

The pandemic season is upon us. At the time of writing this, we’re all isolated from each other to protect ourselves and others more vulnerable than us. A by-product of this rather long isolation is just heaps of spare time…. Continue Reading →

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