This year, when I went home after my third year MBBS university exams, I finally got to spend some quality time with my grandmother. In a very candid chat with her I inquisitively asked her how a person could be both ambitious and content at the same time. This question … Continue Reading
International Quiz for Medical Undergraduates 2023
The International Quiz for Medical Undergraduates, KMC Manipal’s flagship Medical Quiz, saw its 7th edition held on the 17th, 18th and 19th of April, 2023. After a resounding comeback from 2 years of lockdowns with its 6th edition, a new trove of 45 teams from all across India returned for … Continue Reading
LitStock 2023 — LDQ’s Annual Freshers’ Literary Fest
To invigorate the Manipal fervour for all things Literature, Quizzes and Debates, LDQ (The Literary, Debate and Quiz Club of Manipal) hosted their annual freshers’ fest ‘LitStock’, which featured a range of competitions that had Manipal’s brightest minds facing off in a battle of wits. The week-long fest saw competitions … Continue Reading
TEDxMAHE — Unraveling the Complexities
When you think of the word “complex”, what comes to mind? Is it the endless mire of calculus problems, a complicated science report, or a list of all your impending chores? I’d be willing to bet it’s all of them – and then some.
Complexity is ubiquitous and tends … Continue Reading
A Friendly Reminder
Things are really hectic right now. Hours, days, weeks, months, you can’t really tell where one ends and the next begins. There’s too much electricity in the atmosphere, every moment charged with a palpable tension. It’s a lot of stimuli to take in. It’s not seeming to slow … Continue Reading
Propensity for Prosperity: Day Thirty of NaPoWriMo 2023
A pelted stone thuds on my decaying vest,
As I turn around hopelessly I see a cacophony of misdirection, nurtured on a puerile countenance.
How do I get in their way?
In a dull-witted jitter I turn back.
Perhaps they want to trod upon us to get to something better,… Continue Reading
Rusted Love: Day Twenty-nine of NaPoWriMo2023
In the corner of my room,
At the back of my mind,
My first love.
My discount, second-hand bicycle.
With a basket and stickers
I made you my own,
The only thing in life
That I ever could.
As you changed colours… Continue Reading
If Only You Knew
My childhood is a blur
Most memories faded
Yet, stamps remnants of emotions inside
Especially yours, only after death,
May it fade.
Writing about you feels silly.
For Words couldn’t possibly explain.
Impact of grand magic and simple beauty
The birth, life and death of which are at the … Continue Reading
Life is but a Sisyphean task,
And I’ve almost reached the end;
Wanting to accept the inevitability of being mortal,
Yet, my mind keeps rolling back down
To times of the past, instead.
The boulder passes the point of no return;
And I’m transported back to that dreaded mid-life:… Continue Reading