Experiencing the Beauty of India

-Yong Jung Cho, BMC ’12

With one backpack and a medium sized suitcase, I landed in Calcutta at 11pm, June 7th. I stepped off the plane and was welcomed to India with an incredible wall of heat which caused my glasses to immediately fog and my clothes to stick right against my […]

The Delhi Commonwealth Games: The Good and the Bad

-Pragya Krishna, BMC ’13

With over Rs. 70,000 crore rupees being spent on the two week event, calling the Commonwealth Games* in Delhi a big deal would be a massive understatement. The Games begin October 3rd, and as someone with 50% of her friend circle and family there, I can completely testify to […]

Radicals Protest Against Valentine’s Day

~ Reetu Bajaj ’12

Activists of a radical group gathered in Coimbatore ahead of Valentine’s Day to show their views against the celebrations of Valentine’s Day, a day filled with romance by the courting friends and couples.

They protested by burning Valentine’s Day greeting cards while holding the banner of […]


~ Mahvish Qureshi ’10

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar which follows a lunar system. This is a particularly important month for all Muslims as it marks some very important religious days. The first two weeks of Muharram are mourned by Shi’a Muslims everywhere in memory of the […]

Obama Celebrates Diwali

~Reetu Bajaj ’12

On Wednesday, October 14th 2009, United States President Barack Obama celebrated Diwali by lighting the ceremonial lamp at the White House while Vedic mantras were being chanted, seeking world peace. He believes that “the significance of the holiday for each faith varies, all of them mark it by […]

To Travel or Not to Travel?

~Mithila Rajagopal ’12

The month of October has been a frenzy of travel alerts issued left, right and center.  The already tense relationship between India and Pakistan is not becoming any better, as India issued a travel advisory against traveling to Pakistan on Tuesday, the 27th of October. The string of […]

Professional Athleticism or Sexual Discrimination?

~ Mahvish Qureshi ’10

Most people have heard about Caster Semenya the South African runner who impressed the world with her speed in the 800m and 1500m women’s track division at the 2009 African Junior Championships. Her quick speed in the races raised suspicions about her gender. Her time was 4:08 in […]

The Other Gandhi

The Other Gandhi

~ Tanvi Surti ‘12

The name Gandhi inspires several emotions in Indians – respect, reverence and confidence. Whether it be the Mahatma himself or Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi – there are immediate assumptions made about their level of education, […]

India’s Choice 2009

India’s Choice 2009

~ Mithila Rajagopal ‘10

Widely reputed as the world’s largest and greatest democracy, India will be holding its national elections this April, amid economic distress. The tumbling stock markets and the falling value of the rupee give this election period greater significance. To make a decision and make it […]

Women Bear the Brunt of Political Honchos

Women Bear the Brunt of Political Honchos Again – as narrated by Saugata Chatterjee

~ Contributed by Tanvi Surti ’12

This is an excerpt from a blog posted by Priyadarshini Nandy on in February 2009. We hope to spread awareness of the real situation by bringing your attention to the real story. […]