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Being an ardent admirer of animals and especially dogs, all my preferences for my development sector internship were in animal welfare. Having got into the NGO, ‘The Welfare of Stray Dogs’, my first choice, I was quite thrilled. I had been following their work on Instagram for quite some time and being physically present in...
Oshiwara, Andheri (West) to Lower Parel, Mumbai – a route spanning over 24 kilometres from the North West of Mumbai to South Bombay is a journey that shows you the various colours of this iconic city. My very first internship allowed me to experience what several thousands of Mumbaikars have every single day of their...
Brief background: pertaining to the pointless political exercise Jammu is often caught in – the growth and multi-fold expansion the NGO base that should’ve ideally occurred, didn’t really ensue. Irony oscillated between two extremities: UN-addressed-humanitarian crisis prevailing and critical scarcity of NGOs. As a result of which, I was told, there’s an acute dearth of...
Perhaps I didn’t think this through. It is past midnight and we still haven’t wrapped this up. For reasons unknown to me, the management of an event goes on even after two hours of its conclusion. It is just another chance to mess up and be yelled at. Misleading title aside, internships can be pretty...
We often stumble upon opportunities we thought we’ll never get. And I got such an unanticipated opportunity at my workplace in the second week of my internship, which was, of course, a pleasant surprise. After getting over the intimidating first week and trying to adjust to the new daily routine, I rejoiced at the idea...
The second week of my internship is just the same as the first one, lots of excel sheets and research and no Don Draperesque triumph in sight, and though I know that it is the same for almost everybody else I can’t help but feel a sense of foreboding at all times. Every minute spent...
You know that feeling you get when you plug in your charger but forget to turn on the switch or when you put the toothbrush in your mouth only to realise that the paste fell off?  Or when you lose the end of the tape even though you marked it or when your cereal gets...
Mumbai speaks as many languages as she holds people, but ends up screaming in one rather unnoticed tongue that I caught myself talking in the second week of my internship. This poem is the result of this observation. Parth Rahatekar (Batch 2020) — this city loves her people enough to teach them a language she’s...
FILM REVIEW: The world is round and its societal norms, twisted. Individuals belonging to the LGBT community are viewed by the society in a rather eccentric fashion. “Out” by Krysanne Martis is a film that explores the stories of two young women, how they revealed their “queer” gender identities before a society that is strongly...
FILM REVIEW: Baarish by Sarthak Verma is a mellow, poetic tale about the discovery of oneself through loss — a subtle blend of memories and reality, and all-in-all an ode to hope, which takes you on a roller-coaster of emotions. Through strong troughs and crests, the narrative builds up into a crescendo and ultimately leaves...
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