Category: Features

Freedom Speeches

Freedom- be it from colonial oppression, societal rejection or racism- has historically not come by easily to the people who were denied this freedom. People all over...

Neocolonialism – The Debate

A Disguised Subjugation As far back as I can remember, we’ve been taught that India became independent on the 15th of August 1947. Recently, though, it became more and...

Independence Day Special

Books On Independence Day, la grande dame decided that this Independence Day issue would treat the day not only as some sort of day of reverence in honour of the...

You’ve got an Audition!

At this time of the year, cultural societies of various colleges are busy conducting rigorous auditions to select for their society the best-suited freshers. Audition is...

And it Begins

DU Beat gets you the first impressions of some fachchas from Delhi University. Step one – Look Straight, Step two – Walk straight, Strep Three – Be confident. Step...

Non-Violence or Non-Existence: A Matter of Choice

The twentieth century can best be defined as a century of extremes. Although it witnessed the World Wars, The Holocaust and Apartheid, it was also the century when the...

Dear Diary: The Diary of Mel Gibson

Lord, what is happening to me? Where did it all go wrong? Something snapped in my head in the last decade and I can’t figure when. I had an appointment with a...

Delhi University at a Glance: Evolution of a Student

First Year First year in college is, as some already know and some of you will eventually get to know, unlike any other. You can feel it on your first day, when you...

Courting Addiction

The first time I took drugs was after my XII boards, a year back. My friends took me to a place they knew, where drugs are sold cheap and in abundance. The first thing I...

Emoticon Dictionary

-Janhavi Mittal and Aina Matthew How many times have you sat around, scratching your head and wondering which emotion that bunch of brackets, dots and dashes is supposed...