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

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

“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

Guide to securing Ph.D position at European universities

Hello! I am Sourav Mondal, a final year M.Sc student. I am here to tell my juniors a thing or two about bagging a Ph.D. offer from European universities. Why Ph.D. ? Allow me to talk about why I opted for pursuing a Ph.D. from Europe in particular. I am deeply interested in the subject and henceforth possess a deep desire to pursue higher studies … Continue reading Guide to securing Ph.D position at European universities

“How I overcame my computer gaming addiction” – Kshitij Surjuse

I’m Kshitij Surjuse, Senior undergraduate here to share my story of dealing with computer gaming addiction. I hope those folks who struggle with some or the other form of addiction find it relatable. I write this message in solidarity with them and want to reassure that once you guys overcome your addiction things are certainly much better. Just hold tight there, we got you! HOW … Continue reading “How I overcame my computer gaming addiction” – Kshitij Surjuse