Reflections of Life on Campus: Urvi Shah (MA/HSS/2016)

“It still hurts to have my capabilities and achievements questioned. It still hurts when people don’t think I deserve enough just because I am not an engineer like them. It’s a double burden, being a girl and being in HS. Our kind, we fit into all kinds of stereotypes and jokes. A part of me says it doesn’t matter now. I am out in the world to face bigger battles which is way more intolerant than IIT was of difference. But, another part of me doesn’t want anyone from my department to feel the same as I did however inconsequential my emotions seem in hindsight. The plea is for more tolerance, respect and love for people who are not the same as you are.”

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Through the Goggles of a Graduate: Asmita Ghosh

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.

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Through the Goggles of a Graduate: Ashwin Pananjady (More)

“If there was one change I would like to see in insti, it would be for the mini-institutions that we have created to do more than just make the rich richer – to become less elitist, to foster learning and not competition, to value initiative over reputation, and talent over popularity. “

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Through the Goggles of a Graduate: Krishna Rao (Stroke)

“I looked up to the amazingly talented seniors who had the urge to do something good for the community, the drive to excel in whatever they chose to pursue, and yet had the time and patience to address the doubts and concerns of juniors. With that admiration and the constant company of an extremely supportive peer group, different layers of life at insti unfolded.”

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