Category: DUB Speak

The FYUP- One year on

Ours has been popularly called the batch of guinea pigs, and rightly so. For those who aren’t aware, let me bring you up to speed with some ‘radical...

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Last few walks from the Vishwavidyalaya Metro station

For most of us whose colleges are in the north campus of Delhi University, our day technically starts in the campus with a two minute walk which somehow manages to...

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Of sexism and stupidity: Why LSR girls should date NSIT guys?

Following the uproar that this recent video trending on social networking sites elicited, I will here cautiously explain how this combination of sexism, stereotyping and...

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4 things not to do while you plan to ace this semester

After years and years of planning to start studying well before the exams and failing to do so, cramming at the last hour, and sometimes miraculously scraping through,...

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In Memoriam: Gabriel Marquez

It was a warm and dry afternoon in Delhi and I was carrying Arpita’s copy of One Hundred Years of Solitude in the hope of finishing it either in the library or at...

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An editor’s ‘good’ bye note

A year back, I was asked to be the Web Editor at DU Beat. Not having edited a single article in my life, I was unsure where that came from. Having been a student of...

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IPL: Lacking a local flavour or creating a global perspective?

The early days of the Indian Premier League (IPL), as many of us will remember was structured around the concept of city loyalties; it used to be a case of nurturing...

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He Would Grow Up To Be A Rapist

The boy looked into his mother’s eyes, silently pleading. This was where he was from, but he did not want to grow up here. He did not want to fill his father’s...

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An open letter from a corrupt politician to people who didn’t vote

Hello old friend, The elections just went by in your city and the turnout didn’t climb up by much this time either and you have shown solidarity to our cause by taking...

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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: A dance of democracy, glamour and technology

Lok Sabha Elections 2014 are here. The voting  scheduled to take place in nine phases throughout the country from April 7th,2014 to May 12th, 2014 has already started....