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

“Rewind Time! Insti In Retrospect” – Aprajita Shukla

When I was asked to write an article about my stay at IITB, I had the same feeling that Naina must have had (a famous character from Yeh Jawani hai deewani). The line from the scene goes like this, “Yaadein ek mithai ki dibbe ki tarah hoti hai..ek baar khula tou sirf ek tukda nhi kha paoge”. ( Memories are like a box full of … Continue reading “Rewind Time! Insti In Retrospect” – Aprajita Shukla

“Art of Managing Research, Exams & Deadlines” – Subhabrata

Bonjour a tous!!! My name is Subhabrata Dutta. I recently graduated as a master’s student from the Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay. I recently got awarded with a master’s degree in the virtual convocation along with the prestigious Institute Silver Medal and several memorial awards for securing the highest CPI. While these awards come and go, I’m here to talk about my experience and learnings … Continue reading “Art of Managing Research, Exams & Deadlines” – Subhabrata