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As James Beard rightly said, “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” During the two-day literary festival ‘Symbiosis Lit Fest’, a panel discussion on, ‘Food in the Times of Corona’ was held on 20th November 2021. The panel of speakers included Dr. Howard Rosing, a cultural anthropologist and professor at DePaul University Chicago; Dr....
The two-day literary festival “Symbiosis Lit Fest” 2021 brought an array of highly insightful writers and speakers. The event took place over two days, the 20th and 21st of November. Professor Manisha Pathak Shelat took centre stage to talk about ‘Raising a Humanist: Conscious Parenting in an Increasingly Fragmented World,’ a book she co-authored with...
The two-day literary festival, ‘Symbiosis Lit Fest’ began on 20th November 2021 with a welcome address by Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar [Pro-chancellor, Symbiosis International University (SIU)]. Dr. Yeravdekar emphasized the difficulties faced by the students in the past year and how important it is to embrace technology. This was followed by SIU Chancellor, Dr. S.B Majumdar,...
On 11th November 2021, the 3rd year students of the AudioVisual specialisation attended Tiya Tejpal’s insightful lecture on Production Design. Tiya Tejpal is an acclaimed production designer known for her work in The White Tiger, Raman Raghav 2.0, Karwaan among other films, television, advertising, and web-series projects. After graduating from Hampshire College in 2009, Ms....
Loud dhaks are beating, a huge crowd is gathered, the priest is giving offerings to the Goddess Durga, smoke is brewing from the Dhunuchi, and you are standing amidst all of this. Could harmony exist in such chaos? I think it does. I had the privilege of visiting Kolkata during the Durga Puja festival. Having...
It’s 5:30 pm, and the sky is still baby blue. In a few minutes, the pinkish-orange shades will start creeping in, making these ever-changing beauties even more mesmerizing. As I watch the clouds move, this inner peace settles in, and my thoughts drift towards you. You with your tube light smile and a copy of...
Waves are often considered as a symbol of time- a moment once passed never comes back. A wave is never the same as the next. Water moves, taking away everything around it. With time, everything gets destroyed except for memories; memories that are embedded in your mind. The sand felt soft under my feet As...
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” Chapter 26, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini Walls… They are often known to bound you, confine you. Never do we ever acknowledge that these walls build a world of your own for you....
In the modern world of global thoughts, people travel around the globe and stay away from their birthplaces, and embracing cultures becomes an integral part of life. Being a girl from a very small city of Bihar, I can surely tell a million versions of a story where embracing the culture and people becomes a...
As Soumitra Chatterjee’s first death anniversary approaches on 15th November, we remember him through one of the most memorable characters in Bengali Cinema –  Feluda. His portrayal of Feluda with such a mesmerising aura is one of the most remarkable performances of all time.  Satyajit Ray’s Sonar Kella (1974) is the first movie to bring...
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