Dealing with Social Media Addiction

Written by Valay Agarawal (valayagarawal@iitb.ac.in) Note to the reader: This might sound like counseling to ‘throw away your phone’, but we do not support this view. The idea is to master technology to your benefit.  The idea of compulsive checking of phones/laptops, which benefits the companies behind them is not new. There is evidence that the call for the reduction of digital clutter among the … Continue reading Dealing with Social Media Addiction

“Why did I NOT branch change despite a high CPI?” – Ajinkya Dhepe

“If you pursue what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life”.  Hey there, My name is Ajinkya Dhepe, presently in my third year of BS. I am writing this blog to tell why I didn’t change my discipline after my first year even after securing more than sufficient academic credentials to switch my discipline. Looking back at my decision in … Continue reading “Why did I NOT branch change despite a high CPI?” – Ajinkya Dhepe

Why you should consider applying for a PhD ? – Ranadeb Ball

The social conditioning of defining oneself through gauging his/her achievements or introducing oneself with a set of ostentatious bullet points on the CV has led us to this new world, where our stories are being labelled with success or failure, rather than being heard. Although I am not in favor of completely discarding this idea, I would beg to differ from that at least in … Continue reading Why you should consider applying for a PhD ? – Ranadeb Ball

“My journey in research; Chasing a chemical high” – Saurja Dasgupta

When I told my eighth-grade teacher, I wanted to get a Ph.D. in Chemistry, he didn’t dismiss my wide-eyed fantasies. Instead, he kept encouraging me throughout the year with books and impromptu discussions, which gradually expanded the meaning of the word ‘Chemistry’ to me. My decision to pursue Chemistry was, in effect, the decision of a naïve thirteen-year-old, who was still learning about pH indicators … Continue reading “My journey in research; Chasing a chemical high” – Saurja Dasgupta

Everyday is a Positive Mental Health Day

Written by Ms Shivani Manchanda (shivanimanchanda[at]iitb.ac.in) Counsellor Positive Mental Health & Arts Based Therapy Practitioner Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICareIITB/ Crumpled flowersBroken leavesPrickly stemsStormy skies deprived of rainA single drop rolls down a hillBringing a promise of springFlowers bloom on those prickly stemsSeasons of life changes colour again The above poem “Seasons of Life” which I recently wrote alludes to our lifestories which define who we become … Continue reading Everyday is a Positive Mental Health Day