Posts Categorized: Campus Diaries


Construkt Festival Fact-sheet

March 19, 2014

A quick factsheet with all the details for Construkt Festival 1.             Lets start with the basics. What exactly is the Construkt Festival? It’s a festive conference. It’s a space where we take the ‘serious learning’ of a conference and marry that to the ‘Informal festive atmosphere’ of a musical concert to give you a Festive Conference. What you get is a platform where the informal spirit allows you to chat with your neighbor, conversations are easy and flip-flops mandatory. Content has been curated to target entrepr...

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Food for Thought

March 18, 2014

Imagine this – let’s say you are out with someone you’ve just met. The restaurant you are in is exquisite and the food you’ve ordered looks delicious. The moment the person you are with starts eating, whether you realise it or not, you’ve already judged the person. You’ve made up your mind about the kind of person you are with. It is safe to say then, that the way we eat defines who we are and where we hail from. Food is an essential part of all our lives. The way people gather, behave and discuss food across continents is influenced by cult...

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3 fictional characters who teach us valuable entrepreneurial lessons

March 16, 2014

  • Lateral thinking and capitalizing on the scenario - Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter franchise):
Fred and George always displayed a flair for practical joke objects, much to their mother’s apprehension. Finally, they get funded by Harry who gave them his Triwizard Tournament earnings as their startup capital. These twins are J.K. Rowling’s instrument for depicting the power of humour in the most dire of situations. It’s quite inspiring really, how these boys capitalize on the You-Know-Who fear doing the rounds. They open a J...

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3D Printing, the new era

March 8, 2014

We are witnessing the onset of a new era where everything is compared to the real life experience. The closer to reality the better. We have been bombarded with the concept of 3D since the movie AVATAR hit the theatres. Then from the big screen, the 3D fanfare moved towards the TVs and then we have the 3D pen called the 3Doodler which brings alive our imagination and transcribes them into actual physical representations. This may just sound fun, but it’s also a gateway to a whole new range of possibilities. (mo...

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Maraa: This is what change ‘sounds’ like

March 7, 2014

A young media and arts collective, Maraa is transforming the way people consume Community Radio. Here they talk about their ideas, their work and the problems that they’ve faced, convincing people that the right to speech is as important as any other fundamental right. 1.  How was Maraa conceptualized? While conceptualizing the organization, we had three simple ideas in mind:

  1. We need to walk our talk – so we must start an urban community radio station. A radio station that broadcasts philosophy and literature with as much ease as ...

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Imly.in is your answer to homemade food

March 7, 2014

We are used to going online and ordering food from restaurants. We are certainly not used to seeing homemade food sold online - giving all those undiscovered chefs at home a chance to cook and sell food at their convenience, without going through the hassles of setting up a restaurant. You can see all this and more on Imly - what Airbnb did to hotel industry, they want to do it to the food industry! “I used to tell my mom that if she started selling the food she made for us she would make a fortune. That made me realize that she probably is not the only one o...

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Like a rolling stone

March 7, 2014

In conversation with the young artist, touted to have the best comic timing in town – Kenneth Sebastian. Tucking his hair behind his ears, his curly locks fall just above his shoulders. As I take a look at Kenneth Sebastian’s studio, he casually picks up his guitar, humming a tune I haven’t heard before. There’s something distinct about this room that I can’t quite put my finger on. While a painting hangs on the farthest end of the wall, a Macintosh sits with rushes of his latest film waiting to be edited on his table. But it’s the comic books that have caught my attention....

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Scream for some Ice(Soy)Cream

February 28, 2014

As a psychology major, I’m going to take it upon myself to analyze why we don’t take to healthy foods like we do to something like chocolate or fried. It’s simple. We’ve been conditioned that way. All our lives we have witnessed how children, adolescents and young people repel the idea and consumption of vegetables and we also imbibe this information. But, it could also be because junk food just tastes so much better. I’m sure that almost everyone is conscious of the massive westernization we are exposed to, be it in our social setting, occupation as well as lifestyle. This obvious...

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A “double click” away to safety

February 28, 2014

The street was deserted and lonely with lamp posts serving as the only source of light. Walking as fast as she could and constantly watching her back, Sneha (name changed) couldn’t fathom her friend’s timing. “Ah, there you are,” he exclaimed as soon as she arrived at the institute’s research block.

She had some misunderstandings to sort and she couldn’t wait to get it out of the way. Even before she could speak a word, ...

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