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Human Trafficking-Changes Over the Years

Life took a horrifying turn for Sushma after that fateful day. The day that changed her life. There she sat under the windowpane, dressed in rags, her hands bruised. Her eyes were swollen and tears ran down her cheeks. How… Continue Reading →

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His Name Was Nikola Tesla

Ever wondered who invented the remote controls? Neon lamps? Radio? Radar? Wireless communications? Built the first hydroelectric plant? His name was Nikola Tesla. Nikola’s family was based in Croatia, where he was the fourth of five children. His father, an… Continue Reading →

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF AI

Robots these days are capable of doing things that once only humans could do. So, does that make them as lovable as us humans? Though we are still a far cry from science-fiction, we are already used to interacting with… Continue Reading →

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Inside your head

[???]- “Here we have an organism in his natural habitat, staring at a blank screen in the darkroom desperately searching for things to write abou-” (Before he could continue the angry writer interrupted him.) [Writer]- “For the love of God,… Continue Reading →

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Dandeli : A Journey with Mother Nature

India is a country that receives high rainfalls during the monsoon. Once the season drifts away to the end of September, October’s said to be the perfect time to visit places with a high level of vegetation like the hill… Continue Reading →

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Why does time only move forward?

Imagine someone cracked an egg on your head. There’s yolk dripping down your forehead. Now you’ve got to clean yourself up. But wouldn’t it be a lot easier to just un-break the egg and skip taking a shower and change… Continue Reading →

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Navraas and Memorabilia

DISCLAIMER: Play ‘Woh Din Bhi Kya Din The’ from the movie ‘Chhichore’ in the background while reading to enhance visualization.   It’s general human tendency to get attached to people, places, memories and even objects in everyday life. We get… Continue Reading →

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5 features that make kMITRA a great Team

  When you google search good features of a team, you will find many generic and cliché lists that are not always true for every team. So here are a few features that have made kMITRA run consistently and passionately… Continue Reading →

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A Lesson Not Learnt

The following are the journal entries of a procrastinator who is supposed to write an article for their college magazine. >>20th September 2019 Okay, so I’ve got two weeks to write this article which is way more time needed than… Continue Reading →

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Cauvery Calling : for the river

Water is the basic need for any living being on Earth. Water conservation and management have become a hot topic today. What are we doing about it? Is just using water judiciously and spreading awareness a long term solution? Do… Continue Reading →

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Thoughts of A Pen

I am a pen. I often get confused about my feelings. I wonder if I have any feelings of my own or I only feel those of the ones who hold me, putting down wandering thoughts running wild down their… Continue Reading →

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NAV-SHAKTI

Navratri, are the most auspicious nights celebrated during the first nine days of ‘Aasveeyuja/Aashwin‘ month of Hindu calendar. These days are considered to be very sacred and beloved to Adishakti, the original creator, observer, and destroyer of the universe, according… Continue Reading →

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Denisovans-The Ancient Us

Have you ever wondered if this is how we, as in humans have always looked? Yes, of course, we all differ in our appearances, but what if the ancient humans had an altogether different look? A recent article on the… Continue Reading →

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Pumpkins of India

Swoosh! The Fairy Godmother hath cast her spell on a big, round, juicy, orange PUMPKIN! Sala-gadoola-menchicka-boo-la bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put ’em together and what have you got? Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo From Disney’s Cinderella to Jack-o-Lanterns of Halloween, pumpkins have never failed to amaze us…. Continue Reading →

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Area 51

If you’re someone who is well into reading the news or is active on social media, you definitely might have heard about Area 51 recently. Area 51 took over the internet by a storm these past few months and is… Continue Reading →

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Obsessed with change

11 years until we can protect the planet from irreversible damage. Only 15 months until we can make a significant difference. The world is dying but little is being done to combat this issue. For the past 30 years, many… Continue Reading →

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Reunited by Destiny

SPOILER ALERT: The following article is an epilogue for the movie “The Breadwinner” and includes mention of a few incidents of the same. After Parvana’s father, Nurullah, was released from Pul-e-charki, a prison in Afghanistan, Parvana and her father met… Continue Reading →

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A Letter by Zainab

Dear everyone,      I’m Zainab from Uzbekistan. I was born on July 24th, 1991. It’s the same date (but another year) when Amelia Mary Earhart was born. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic… Continue Reading →

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Why We Tell Stories

Greetings fellow hairless monkeys.  We, humans, have achieved a lot throughout the ages, we built ships to help us travel between continents, we invented medicine so that we don’t die of preventable disease just because your sister forgot to wash… Continue Reading →

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Fear

“He ran into the night, chased by the unknown demons until he could run no more.” Fear: an unpleasant and undeniable emotion for the human race, caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. Why is it that we… Continue Reading →

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The Story of Life

Our life is a journey, a tangle of multiple paths. Every journey has its route set for itself. On its paths, we encounter people, places and feelings, that stay with us, change us and mould us into what we are,… Continue Reading →

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The Yearning

Looking through the window I see, the clouds of dusk, People bustling around, with the weapons of tusk. Away from family, prisoned for no reason, I pay the price, of neither murder nor treason. Leaning against the walls of the… Continue Reading →

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Does education help solve social problems?

Education plays an important role in the evolution of a nation. Today, people are warming up to the idea of education being instrumental in an all-rounded development of a person instead of just being a course to earn degrees and… Continue Reading →

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Why Not Forever?

The Webster dictionary defines immortality as ‘exempt from death’ or ‘exempt from oblivion’. What’s the big deal about immortality? You have all the time in the world to do whatever you want, to eat as many plates of biryani as… Continue Reading →

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Ram, till death do us apart

“And that’s why we named you Lav”, Ram said as he kissed his son’s forehead while adjusting his bedsheet. The clock was ticking ten and Lav was slowly falling asleep after his bedtime story. Ram tucked him and his favourite… Continue Reading →

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Choices

‘The Test’ written by Sylvain Neuvel is the kind of work that takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. Emotions of fear, sadness, pressure and love. Every incident, every situation in the book made me think of how I… Continue Reading →

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What if?

The following article has spolier alerts from the book “The shadow of the wind” written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. “And they lived happily ever after “. Every time a book comes to an end and every time we read its… Continue Reading →

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Inside the Head of a Criminal Mastermind

[Trigger Warning] The following reading contains potentially distressing information about murders, violence, brutality and sadistic practices. The reader is advised to use their discretion to continue reading.   The idea of nature versus nurture is one of the most disputed… Continue Reading →

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