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October 2019 edition

Time flies when we’re having fun

  It’s my 5th birthday! The journey in these five years has been incredible. I was initially named Vipassana, later became kMITRA. I made a lot of friends on this journey and every year I get to meet exciting new… 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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Climate Change in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a city known for great food, the warmth of its residents and liveliness throughout the city. However, being a resident of Hyderabad for twenty-one years, I could not help but notice the changes in climate in the recent… 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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A dream come true

She woke up to the sound of the chirping of birds and opened her eyes as the sun rays fell across her face. After a minute of basking in the warmth of the sun, she got out of her bed,… 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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Divine days of light

Growing up in India, one certainly observes that a few days in the season of autumn are different from the others. These days fill the heart with tons of exuberance. The mind, otherwise cluttered with negativity, undergoes purification by the… 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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