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A lotus always grows in the mud – a beauty that blooms from something seemingly unpleasant. The culture at SCMC is like that lotus that blooms in the murky waters of stress, pressure to complete assignments, exams and gossip. As I walked into this campus, I had a number of fears and expectations as to...
For centuries and even till date, members of the LGBTQ+ community have been subject to discrimination, unfair biases, societal isolation etc. They have been labelled as people with physiological and psychological abnormalities and also criminalized in several countries across the globe. One might think that with the very recent and widespread acceptance and appreciation of...
If you’re an avid user of social media, especially twitter, you’d be familiar with the phenomena of ‘Cancel Culture’.  In case you aren’t, the expression “cancelling” or “calling out” first made its debut somewhere in 2015 but became widely used in 2018. To put it simply, cancel culture can be understood as a form of...
Act 1, Scene 1: Two young men, just past their teen years, sporting obnoxious jhola bags which were made popular by the Beatles during their stint in Rishikesh. They are walking in a circular path, tracing the concentric streets of Connaught Place in Delhi. One has purpose in his eyes; the other has a LoR in...
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 ordinary human mind craves familiarity, security, even monotony over change. It interprets these as signs of prosperity and accomplishment. But there are a few among us who yearn for fresh experiences, better challenges to stimulate their intellect and keep it from falling into the dreary desert sands of dead habit. Grey Scale...
I believe in ghosts Not the scary kind that climb out of TV sets Or the ones that seek vengeance in a creaky wooden house on the top of a blue moor I believe in ghosts But The kind that are soft memories Lingering in doorways where you once stood Running down halls And seated...