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Long arm of the PM

The PM has unleashed a “zero tolerance policy ” towards corruption. In itself a laudable thing. However, he will put in place a  secret police like surveillance mechanism, that proposes to use closed circuit cameras, monitoring every move the ministries make. 431 more words

People, The State And Technology

At Lunch on Day 1 - India has done well

Governments in India and test matches have a lot in common. Apart from the fact that one lasts 5 days and the other has a 5 year term, both require that you play it by the session, while keeping focus on the score board. 1,413 more words


The Best Class I’ve Taken in College (So Far)

No matter what your major is in college, you have to take certain core classes. Luckily, here at Carolina, we get a wide variety of options that fulfill those requirements. 466 more words

blue mountains

as part of our expedition, we painted a school in the himalayan mountains. unsurprisingly, the school was very basic and consisted of just two rooms without a proper toilet, making for a few funny experiences… it was refreshingly peaceful and surreal to be so isolated from civilisation, though there were still lots of local kids around who were very sweet. 27 more words


A few thoughts on solitude and solo travel

In Pune, few RIMYI students live alone, as I chose to do. Most share apartments with other students, either friends or strangers, while a few stay at hotels like the Chetak or Ambience. 666 more words


Ignorant People

We Indians like to blame westerners for being Ignorant and not knowing where India is on the map and where a certain popular city of India is. 538 more words


Paperwork is on its way back to India!

In the timespan of 3 hours, we: received word that the paperwork had arrived, signed it, notarized it, and delivered it back to the agency!! 38 more words