To round up 2017’s set of “Through The Goggles Of A Graduate”, we have Vishal Katariya – quizzer extraordinaire, curator of all things well-written
Sukanya Mukherjee graduated in 2017 with a Masters degree in Mathematics. She can be remembered from her memorable performance in Stagecoach 2017 as the
Srijith graduated in 2017 with a Dual Degree in Chemical Engineering and is now an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. When not pondering upon perspective-shifting
Now that I’ve graduated, I’m amazed at how little my resume seems to matter. Even after spending months obsessed with it before placement season. I’d argue that if you graduate with the best possible resume in the batch, but with nobody really knowing or caring about you for the person you are under the external veneer, in so many ways, you graduated broke.
I believe that if enough people realize it, we can transform insti’s definition of success. Away from the moronically simplistic notion that the person with the best resume when he dies wins, to a better thought out definition of a life well lived.
The author of the latest instalment of our “Through The Goggles Of A Graduate” requires no introduction, but we’ll try our best anyway. The
Aroon graduated in 2017 with a Dual Degree in Electrical Engineering and is now a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. When not giggling
In the lovely opening for this year’s Through the Goggles of a Graduate, Keerthi paints an unorthodox view of insti and its snails – real and otherwise.
I’ve loved and hated and lost and found over these five years. I’ve grown distant from people I never thought I’d lose touch with, and buried the hatchet with people I thought I would never speak to again, now some of my best friends. I’ve battled depression and gotten better. I’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows within these hostel rooms I’ve occupied. I’ve learned so much, not just about Derrida and Foucault, but about friendship and love and people. Of course I don’t have it all figured out yet (I mean, with Derrida, you never really do), but I’ve grown such a great deal since I was 17 and first walked into this campus 5 years ago.
Asmita Ghosh on her “love story” with the place that has given her so much and meant different things at different points in life. This is the last in the “Through the Goggles of a Graduate” series.
“Insti has indeed provided us the opportunities to harness our interests, try out new ideas. For being able to venture out and engage ourselves in activities we enjoy, without having to defend each of our actions and the stability this atmosphere contributed to is what insti will always be remembered for.”
Amala Bonnie recounts how her five years of stay in insti molded her as a person and the wonderful set of people and experiences that she was gifted with from her alma mater.
The thing about insti and all that it offers is that you can sculpt yourself into a unique product. You can find yourself and define yourself as you want. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that there exists a standard template for an “Insti Stud”, and then strive to do the things expected to attain the so-called stud status. But I quite frankly think that’s a stupid thing to do.