Issue 32

Issue 32

Editor's Note

Editorial – ’17-’18 Academic Year End

Another academic year has gone by and the end semester exams are almost upon us. For some of us, these exams will be last ones we’ll be writing in our college life. The academic year 2017-18 has been one whirlwind of a year. You can read all about it in Nimisha’s article, This year at [...]

Miscellaneous

Superstitions Vs Reality

A pleasant morning after experiencing a never-ending stroke of heat, a trip planned, a bag packed and I was all set to seize the day. Just as I stepped outside the threshold, a black cat crosses my way. “Wait up!!”, I hear a familiar voice yell, alarming me all of a sudden, “It’s not a [...]

Movie Review

Something Dark, Something Verónica!

Scary movies have a way of getting us to violently shut down our laptops, switch on the lights and cling to the safety of our blankets.  To be honest, no matter how scared we get, we keep subjecting ourselves to this in an infinite loop. Verónica is a story which is loosely based on a [...]

All Things KMIT

Culinary For A Change

Anyone can cook. In Neil Sir’s words, “Everyone should know how to cook, baba! Life skill hai” Not did they just mean it, they implemented it and yes, Batch of 2021 is the first to have a cooking course in KMIT as a part of Trishul. Trishul was an initiative which primarily focused on programming [...]

As I see it

This Year At KMIT (A Recap)

Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology (KMIT) is a college which provides an excellent standard of education to its students. With an ambitious faculty and super talented students, there is always something new at KMIT. Being an ‘Institute of Technology’, KMIT certainly makes sure that its students are never left in the dark when it comes [...]

As I see it

Childhood Memories

We didn’t realize that we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. Finally, I’m done with my shopping and reach home completely exhausted. “You did your shopping alone, again?” asked Mom, definitely not happy. “I’m not a kid anymore!” I answered, leaving the hallway. Leaning on my bed, I stare at the [...]

As I see it

One last time

It feels like only yesterday I was sitting in one of the front rows of the auditorium, a little too close to the speaker during the orientation program. The speakers were too loud and by the time I stepped out of the auditorium, I had a headache. I went home, too tired but excited still [...]

Poetry

Black Is The New Red

Love is like the world of the blind, Just black, dark and tentative. You see every detail  through your soul.   You peep into yourself to see the farthest of your future. You see the sun in the night,  A bed of roses blossom, on a deserted land.   To not see but feel the [...]

As I see it

Children Of God: The Sins Of Divinity

Love. Love is an abstract, a strong feeling of affection, an infatuation and a sense of passion that can be felt towards anyone in any way. There is also a dark side to love. This other side can be mortifying, heart-wrenching and cruel. We were always taught to express our affection towards family, a significant [...]

Miscellaneous

The Big Fat Cosmic Quest

Of all the secrets of the natural world explored by humans, the ultimate is the search for dark matter, a mysterious and invisible form of matter that many scientists believe actually holds the fabric of the universe together. And from intense studies, astronomers have come to one conclusion about the universe: that it either has [...]

Miscellaneous

The US-China Trade Wars: What India Should Do

Prelude: Tariff: A tariff is a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports. Earlier this month US president Donald Trump imposed import duties of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. In January he had imposed duties of 30% on solar panels and 20-50% on washing machines. He [...]

Miscellaneous

Interestingly Strange Places Of Worship

India is a very different country when compared to others and usually, we are proud of this fact. With hundreds of religions being followed and thousands of languages with different accents being spoken, there still exists diversity in our country. Speaking of religions, the major part of the country follows Hinduism. According to Hindu mythology, [...]

Short Fiction

F.R.I.E.N.D.S – The One With The Weasleys

It was a normal morning at the Burrow, the home of the wizarding family, the Weasleys until the firecrackers which usually exploded in Fred and George’s room spread out into the dining room. “FRED AND GEORGE! OUT OF THE DINING ROOM. NOW!!” Molly screamed. “Sorry, mom. We just wanted to create another pack of Weasley’s [...]

Critique

Lights! Camera! Remake!

Remakes of old movies and songs are not a new thing. They have been around for quite a long time now. Not just remakes, apparently, reboots of movies are also a thing now. But first, it is important to define the words “remake” and “reboot”. A remake has the same storyline as the older version, [...]

As I see it

Period Grew A Leg

“I saw death; ‘no’ I said,  for my story wasn’t over yet” The line started with a capital, letters intervened to form words; words marched to form sentences, while ideas entangled with imagination. There came a time, when the parade of words, now called a ‘sentence’, required a break, for its glory was to be [...]

Music

A Guide For Perfect Songwriting

Songwriting is a very difficult art. Given a set of lyrics, most of us could make a tune out of it and call it a song. Some people take years to make an album like the maestro AR Rahman did for the movie ‘Swades’ and miracles could happen like how Anirudh Ravichander made Kolaveri Di [...]

Short Fiction

Am I Wrong?

As I walked back home, something felt wrong. The past one hour had been very eventful. But now with no one around me, I was scared. One question was continuously popping up in mind, ‘Am I wrong?’ Reaching home I realised that everyone was asleep. I was still thinking about what happened and slowly drifted [...]

As I see it

YouTube – A Career Choice

“Types of friends to be with”, searched the 15-year-old girl. A recent video release of her favourite YouTuber. And her 20-year-old brother stood perplexed, thinking why she didn’t ask him instead, only to shoot the entire scene and upload his YouTube video. “Sisters these days…” What is it about YouTube that keeps us so tuned [...]

TV Show Review

Anime – A World Less Ordinary

For those of you who don’t know what anime is… well, for starters, anime is not cartoon. The dictionary definition of anime is “an animated work originated from Japan” but surely it’s not that simple. First of all, unlike the cartoon shows, here characters do die. They don’t always wear the same outfit in every [...]

Critique

Experiencing The World Of Darkness

There is one question to which I answer by thinking out loud, and finally conclude by shrugging my shoulders. This muddle is when people ask me what I do on the weekends. Well, practically, I just laze around and cannot help but realise that it’s Monday already. Time flies, but it flies faster if it’s [...]

Story Writing

The Perpetual Bond

“Manya, get out of my way or else I’ll have to get harsh now”. He hated people stopping him. “Listen…you…”, she started, but before she could complete the statement, he shoved her aside and left. This is something that happens every day; she tries to get involved in her brother’s life but, then, he doesn’t even let her [...]

Miscellaneous

Meghalaya – Wonderland Of Names

If you were an English freak what would you name your child? Let me suggest a few, Rose? or Romeo if you were Shakespeare’s fan. Well, there are a few names which wouldn’t strike your mind even in your wildest dreams. Many Khasi names in the villages of Meghalaya are so funny that you will [...]

Short Fiction

Tab : Prolog

It was a cold winter morning and, as usual, Tab Trop was late to work.  The radio in his car was playing some music, to which he wasn’t listening as he was in a hurry. He could see that the vehicles ahead were slowing down. The Reinghman Road was accident-prone so it wouldn’t surprise him [...]