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ALL THAT YOU MISSED IF YOU DIDN'T ATTEND TAARANGANA 2018

TAARANGANA 2k18
Taarangana is the annual cultural extravaganza of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women. The fifth edition of the fest was held on the 2nd and 3rd February, with it's theme as 'The Sentinel Saga'. 
The first day of the fest was filled with awe-inspiring events. The day started off with 'Alluring Whispers', a group dance competition which gave the audience breath-taking performances to rave about. 'Antraa,' the classical group singing competition was a musical journey that infuser goosebumps with their perfect synchronization. The main stage was set on fire by the vibrant and attractive fashion parades of various colleges during 'Lilac Dreams' and the audience in the auditorium was entranced by the glamourous affair, 'FBB Campus Princess’ judged by ‘Peter England Mr. India 2016’ finalist - Mr. Viren Barman. 
As the clock struck 5, the campus was sent into a tizzy. Hordes of people gathered about near the main stage t…

HOW FRANZ KAFKA MANAGES TO TEACH US THE IMPORTANCE OF EXISTIAL ALIENATION

THE METAMORPHOSIS BY FRANZ KAFKA…A STORY ABOUT EXISTENTIALISM, ABSURDITY OF LIFE AND ALIENATION
How would you feel if you wake up one fine morning and see yourself transformed into a monstrous vermin? What would you do next and how would your family members react to it? Sounding quite strange, isn’t it? Well, Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is about this strange transformation which the protagonist of the novella, Gregor Samsa goes through, however, several underlying meanings and themes are attached to this apparently simple and weird outer lining.
Kafka is a famous author, who was born to a middle class Jewish family. He was not in good terms with his father and had a disturbed childhood. His feelings of alienation and sufferings are highlighted in almost all his works, with The Metamorphosis being the most famous among all. Kafka was always under an authoritative power who came into his life in the form of politicians, judges, aristocrats and most importantly his psychologically abusive…

LOOKING BACK AT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

THE HONOR OF JAUHAR
With the release of the movie Padmaavat, there have been several discussions over the issue of magnifying the practice of Jauhar. Jauhar to be precise is the Hindu custom of mass self-immolation by women in parts of the Indian subcontinent, to avoid capture, enslavement and rape by any foreign invaders, when facing certain defeat during a war. This has been compared to Sati innumerable times, it is a former practice in India whereby a widow threw herself on to her husband's funeral pyre. I ,as every free citizen of this country have a right to put my views forward on this issue.

Let us go back in time and analyze the history of Rajputs, who commonly practiced Jauhar, and only restrict it to Chittor, where Rani Padmaavati had performed the Jauhar with many other women. The first jauhar of Chittorgarh occurred during the 1303 siege of the Chittor fort. Rani Padmini the main character, wherein she and other Rajput women commit jauhar to avoid being captured by Al…

KIET GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS PRESENTS PRASTUTI-18

PRASTUTI-18
आपकादिलबेकरारहोजाएगाजबहमआपकोयेबताएंगेकिगाज़ियाबादशहरकेमशहूरइंजीनियरिंगकॉलेज KIET GROUP OF INSTITUTION का cultural fest"Prastuti-18" एकबारफिरसेलौटआयाहैअपनीपिछलीबारकी grand success केसाथ,जहाँइसबार star night मेंआनेवालेहैं india केमशहूर edm "Nucleya"।
इसबारकॉलेजमें group dance, group singing ,solo dance,solo singing,skit केअलावाऔरभीहोनेवालेहैं grand events जैसेकि fashion show,flash mob, नुक्कड़नाटक, photography, open mic, fun events।
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TOP 5 SNOW CASTLES TO VISIT

HERE ARE THE 5 TOP SNOW  CASTLES IN THE WORLD

Are you interested to do adventure? Want to be in close communion with nature’s exotic beauty? Then you should see the beautiful snow castles at least once in your lifetime. With stunning and mesmerising scenery and majestic citadels, these snow castles are difficult to be visited in winter. But they all are worthwhile.

1. Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany
Initially built at the command of reclusive King Ludwig II as a private retreat, Neuschwanstein today is one of the most popular of palaces and castles in all of Europe. This castle is majestically built with several historical rooms. It is truly a visual treat! It is known as “the castle of the fairy tale king”. The setting of the castle is truly awesome! However the harsh climatic conditions have a detrimental effect on the limestone facades which needs to be renovated properly over the next few years.
2. Palace of Tzar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye Park, Moscow
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MALSANO

Burning sharply tantalisingly opaque

Your exploitative fingers wrapped around my brain
Twisting knots in my veins, will I ever be sane
Oh healer cave in
find the rescue fleet

I am not escaping alone, redeem this wretched soul

(ooh) The wind ain't dropping it's pace anytime soon

your sweet side is hiding like a treacherous storm breaching tranquil backwaters

Rhyme me a tune along to safety or leave me at the mercy of drudging gongs

(Aaah) this isn't as lonely as I dreamt as I lay next to your bony carcass

salvation is nigh
picture that glow so bright present in this aftermath

Obsequiously tiny rods of rain try to eclipse the heat in vain

It's subsiding intensity is reminiscent of the vigour that once drove my fading heart to test the rigour of a holy start

By: Prajesh Konchady

TO ALL YOU TREK LOVERS, KODACHADRI IS CALLING YOU

TREK TO KODACHADRI

If travelling is your passion and trekking is what you are planning for then Kodachari in the Western Ghats is the ideal destination. The place situated in the Shimoga district in the outskirts of Karnataka and 10 hours from Bangalore is a perfect landscape with waterfalls, dense forest and scenic beauty. 
Added to these are the lovely sun sets and sun rise and the vast Arabian Sea. One cannot definitely miss the amazing changing colours of the sky where clouds float below the peak.
The best time to visit the place is from the months of September to February and it is a short tour which hardly takes 2-3 days starting from Bangalore. There are a number of ways to reach the hilly area of Kodachari.The Kodachari trek via Karakatte is not very difficult and takes hardly 4-5 hours to reach the peak with the Kollur ranges all around. When descending , one can easily reach the base by 3 hours or one can even book a jeep and reach Nittur directly. 
During the near about 14 kilo…

Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from our own actions!

Happiness is not something readymade, it comes from our own actions!

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” goes the saying by J.K Rowling. Happiness is considered to be one of the greatest possession of an individual. But the question is should happiness even be considered to be a possession? I don’t think so. Happiness is not something ready made it comes from our own actions. Happiness is a relative concept. Each individual finds joy in different activities, situations and experiences. Happiness can be found in all kinds of places. Some feel happy in the pages of their books, some finds joy by travelling, while some find in playing the strings of their guitar or piano, whereas some find immense joy by singing their hearts out. Happiness must be something that the individual creates. It depends on person to person and the different perspective of people. Happiness cannot be owned or earned. If you hope to find your happiness …

The Xavier’s Commerce Society Presents: Insignia

The Xavier’s Commerce Society Presents: Insignia
THE SOCIETY: The Xavier’s Commerce Society is the representative society of the Department of Commerce of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India. The society strives for the progress and intellectual mastery of every undergraduate commerce student within the college. The society by organizing holistic events throughout the academic year ensures that every student is taught critical lessons before stepping into the Corporate World.
From academic seminars featuring prominent conglomerates and start-ups such as EY, BSE, Swiggy, Zomato, Ola, among others to intense management simulations, the Xavier's Commerce Society covers immense ground across the corporate realm. The Xavier’s Commerce Society has previously associated with celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shashi Tharoor, Arnab Goswami, Narayan Murthy, Suresh Raina, and Brett Lee for its annual business journal, Youthink, which is currently in its twelfth edition. Yo…

LOOKING FOR PLACES TO SPEND YOUR 14th?

TOP FIVE ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS TO MAKE YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY MEMORABLE
As 14th February is approaching, every couple is planning everything to make the 'Day of Love' memorable! Some are even nervous and excited at the same time before they will propose to their beloved. In these two situations, we all need a calm and relaxed place which is perfect to spend with your loved one, isn't it? Let me help you to choose a romantic restaurant in Kolkata which will satisfy your appetite as well as make those moments worth cherishing. So, here we go... 


1. BLUE BEYOND ROOFTOP RESTO BAR 

What can be better than having your favourite cuisine on a rooftop, exploring the beauty around with your beloved? Sounds romantic, right? This resto-bar is located in Lindsay Street, Kolkata. They will serve you with a variety of international dishes along with drinks! Experience love along with the goodness of nature! 
2. AAIRA Both of you love north Indian cuisine? This restaurant serves yummy fo…

THE PROPER HELP FOR HUMANS COME WITH FURRY FACES

OUR FAITHFUL HELP SQUAD!
“Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole” one of the most faithful creatures made by almighty is dog. Domesticating animals like dogs, cat, and horses has been prevalent since ancient times, out of them dogs are the ones who with a little amount of expert training made themselves so able that come any situation, any hazard they define themselves by having the capability not just by saving themselves but to save others as well.
From the middle century domesticating dogs and using them for special purpose like police training has been done time and again, the police dogs known as K9 dogs their duties include searching for drugs, explosives, locating missing people and definitely protecting their handlers. The bloodhounds used in Scotland for this purpose were known as “Slough dogs” the word “Sleuth” was derived from them. In the 19th century to combat the extreme lawlessness night guards were provided with dogs which helped them to keep vigil, …