A Fresh Start for Nepal?

by Jesselina Rana Recently, the Constituent Assembly of Nepal, after years of deliberation, passed the Constitution of Nepal, making the erstwhile Hindu kingdom a federal, secular republic.  The Constitution emerged after years of turmoil, from the royal massacre to civil unrest, as well as the recent devastating earthquake. In 2006, when a peace treaty was…

Freshers’ Week

  The Student Welfare Committee in collaboration with the Cultural Committee took an innovative initiative to foster stronger bonds of camaraderie across the batches in the form of Freshers’ Week, with the 21st of September marking the start of the Week. The three day affair saw several BoB teams go up against each other in…

March of the Bhagwa Brigade

by Prem Ayyathurai In a bus and on my way to Pune to meet friends at FTII on the 100th day of their strike, I was reading the English translation of Govind Pansare’s ‘Shivaji Kon Hota‘ (‘Who was Shivaji?’). The book was written in this easy, conversational style, where Pansare weaved from his admiring analysis…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Reverse!

“PFA the team rank list of the Internal Selection rounds. Please note that the top 33 teams are advancing to the next round. Due to tied scores, we cut off at 216 and would include the team at rank 33 (instead of just 32 top teams). Congratulations to those who made the cut!” Hold on…

That’s How We (T)Roll

Troll trəʊl,trɒl noun (in folklore) an ugly cave-dwelling creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf. If only we could continue sticking to this definition, limiting its application to mythical creatures encountered in Enid Blyton stories. If only! Unfortunately, the world of digital media is very unlike that of Blyton’s and is a rather…

PLPDG Lecture Series: Prof. Krishna Kumar

The Public Law and Policy Discussion Group hosted a talk on ‘The Anatomy of Right to Education: The Difficulty of a Basic Right’, by Professor Krishna Kumar last Thursday. Professor Kumar is arguably India’s leading luminaries in the field of education. He was the Director of the NCERT between 2004-10, and it was under his leadership that widespread and creative curriculum reforms…

This Article is a Buzz-Kill

The HWC (Hostel Welfare Committee) went around the rooms in the hostel last week pouring ‘Mosquito Repellent Chemical’ in the coolers that are present in the Hostel Rooms. Mosquito larvae are known to breed in stagnant water but it is a long shot for them to breed in coolers that have fresh water poured in…