The Joys of (Not) Mooting

As yet another IMS approaches, I see our beloved campus rapidly transform into a battleground. The camaraderie between classmates turns into combat and friendly jesting to jeering. As much as it pains me to witness my fellow classmates descend into this carnage, I can’t help but feel a tinge of pleasure for being far removed…

Spirited Away?

Life in law school cannot quite be termed as “easy”. While college is generally an enjoyable and exciting experience, juggling classes, moots, projects, etc., etc., tends to take a toll on the students. It is also this very campus that provides the students with various avenues to unwind- ranging from sports to dramatics to bhangra!…

An Open Letter to the Bollywood Music Composers of Today

Dear “Music Directors”, This is not about the fact that every second song in Bollywood has the words “daaru” and “party” in it. This is not about the fact that auto tune overshadows the actual voice of every singer in every goddamn song that is released. This is not even about the fact that a…

I (Don’t) Like to Move It, Move It

Oooonnnneee lllaaaassttt pppuuuulll I tell myself as I drag the last carton into my new room. Phew! And that’s another check off my to-do-list. Only 2,34,578 more to go. Yayy!? Every August, students at NLU Delhi find themselves pulling and pushing cartons, furniture and luggage of all sorts across hostels as the new academic session…

My Name Is Not Khan

Let’s get this out of the way first: I am not Muslim. I do not hold Muslim religious beliefs. The sole reason why I visit a dargah (about once a decade, at that) is to get my hands on that sweet, sweet sugary thing that they distribute like it’s confetti.  I learnt the difference between…

Of Phantoms

by Orpheus Amputees often experience a strange phenomenon. Most describe it as feeling the limb that isn’t there anymore: a throbbing pain or an itch where there is nothing to scratch. This condition is referred to as a ‘phantom limb’, the spectre of what once was a part of the person. It’s a discomforting feeling,…