Sidhant R. Seth


One of the most politically centered institution in Delhi University, Kirori Mal College was witness to a turbulent atmosphere yesterday as students protested outside Principal S P Gupta’s office.

The agenda for the demurral was the denial of admission to the ECA and Sports Quota students, even after the lists for the selected candidates was signed and approved by the authorities of the college.

Achal, who was seeking admission in English (Hons) said, “I was hoping I would seek admission as my name appeared in the first merit list of Photography.” According to the University guideline 5% reservation in admissions is granted to admission through Extra-Curricular and Sports. However, this year Mr. Gupta has denied ECA and sports students their admissions, the reason for which has not been clarified.

According to the admission seekers, the college authorities on 30th July 2014 assured their admissions for 31st July.  However, Mr.Gupta was absent from the college on 31st and no student was admitted. The parents as well as the students pleaded with the authorities but theirs appeals were all in vain.

The tussle between the authorities and the students incensed with the presence of members from various political parties who slammed doors and raised slogans, demanding the authorities to speak up.

Earlier, Hindu College had also cancelled its admission through ECA. The college has been recently served a High Court notice. Another protest is expected on 1st August 2014. Although the University admissions have been closed yesterday, the fate of these students remain in doubt.


Photo Credits: Sidhant R Seth and Jagriti – Student Forum KMC

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Shukla, Ashutosh Rana

Direction: Shashank Khaitan

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes

Undoubtedly, HSKD is a very light movie, but surely it’s a tribute to the classic ‘DDLJ’. The plot is quite simple and predictable. Yet, due to the star cast as well as the ‘punjabi dhols’ the movie is funny and fast-paced. The KJo touch is definitely prevalent with songs for each and every celebration.

Humpty Sharma aka Rakesh Sharma (Varun Dhawan) is a typical Delhi college boy, who meets Kavya Singh (Alia Bhatt) by accident. Smitten with love, Humpty keeps meeting Kavya and doesn’t miss a chance to woo her. He also promises to fulfill the Ambala girl’s wish to get her the exorbitantly expensive designer ‘lehnga’ for her marriage. The typical Punjabi language of ‘Oh jis’ and ’beejis’ keeps the humour alive. A few dialogues are extremely hysterical and spontaneous. Well, no romantic bollywood movie is complete without a third person in the mix. Angad (Sidharth Shukla) an NRI and Kavya’s fiancé comes to Ambala to get married. Humpty tries several ways to get back the love of her life but, all in vain. Singh Sir aka Bauji (Ashutosh Rana) beats Rakesh for trying to get close to his daughter. Finally, Kavya pleases her father and demands for a peaceful meeting with Humpty. The angry father lays down a condition to Humpty, to prove his love for her daughter. Humpty struggles to make ‘Achaar’, cook food, jog in the morning to keep a close watch on Angad and find one fault to get back his love. But to break the ‘tailor-made’ wedding and get back his ‘Dulhaniya’, Humpty must point out a major flaw in Angad. Does he succeed? Does he finally win his ‘dulhaniya’?

The original plot doesn’t grow beyond expectations, but the warm dialogues, hugs and superb shots keep the story alive. Alia Bhatt has once again proved her acting skills by portraying the typical Punjabi ‘Kudi’, spontaneous, lively and warm. On the other hand, Varun Dhawan has played it quite energetic, frolic and a cute ‘senti’ boy. This ‘feel-good’ movie doesn’t have much intensity but brings a smile on the face of the audience. A must watch for all the KJo fans and for anyone who loves ‘DDLJ’.


The National Service Scheme of Kirori Mal College in association with Loving India Foundation organised their event – Supath, 2014 on the 1st of April, 2014. To commemorate this event, Major General G.D. Bakshi gave an imposing speech on Nationalism. He said, “One should not feel or be like a second citizen in his/ her own country. It is very important for all of us to be proud of our nation.”

Shourya Roy, Sidhant Sharma and Shashwat coordinated this event and conducted activities. Children from Chandrawal village and North Campus were invited to celebrate the event with the students. Activities such as Dancing, Painting and a Lemon Race were conducted for these children. The painting and craftwork done by these children were kept on sale.


Kavi Samelan was the next activity, wherein an open platform was given to all students for sharing their poetic skills. Alumni of Hans Raj College and Kirori Mal College also attended this event. As a small gift, clothes were given to these children.

” We are soon planning to distribute clothes and basic amenity goods on a larger scale compared to the distribution today. ” said one of the coordinators, Sidhant Sharma.

Shruti- the annual festival of I.P. College started on 27th January with events like Fantasista (Street Football), Folk Dance and On-the-spot Photography. In the morning the crowd turn up was low, but as the ‘Punjabi Dhol’ started to play on stage, a decent crowd started to assemble in the Sports Complex.


The Street Football League consisted of 6 matches and mainly 4 teams. The first match was between IGI (Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences) and I.P. College (Team 1). It was draw. Once again there was a draw between I.P. College (Team 2) and I.P. University. In the third match, I.P. College (Team 1) won against I.P. University (2-0). In the next match, IGI drew with I.P. College (Team 2). IGI won against I.P. University (1-0). Finally, I.P College (Team 2) won this league. Smriti Kandari was the best player.


On-the-spot Photography received entries from 13 participants. The themes were Motion, Vintage and Texture. The participants were required to submit two pictures for any of the mentioned themes. They were given one and a half hour to submit their photographs. Dr. Nitoo Das and Mrs. Anita Cherian judged this event. The students of I.P. College won this contest. Shivangi Chaturwedi stood first, Sukriti Dubey stood second and Ankita Jaiswal came third. ‘Tropes’ was another event wherein prior to the fest the theme was out which was-“Androgyny and Danger”. Mr. Vinod Verma judged this event. Raunak Chopra from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) bagged the first position, Prerna Dangi from St. Stephen’s stood second and Sahil Ali (JMI) got the third prize.

One of the most anticipated events for the day was the Folk Dance, wherein 7 teams took part. Undoubtedly, the ‘Dhol’ and the typical Punjabi songs spread their magic with SGTB Khalsa winning the first prize with Gargi being awarded second. Mr. M.C. Nair and Mrs. Nalini Deka judged this event.

Tensors the Mathematics Society of Kirori Mal College hosted its annual Mathematics Fest – Supremum on 12-13 February. The fest consisted of fun-filled games, dances, mono acts and much more. Events like Blind Date, Mystery Mind, Treasure Hunt and Kabaad Se Jugaad saw a large number of participation.

On 12th February, the event commenced with a lecture by Prof. R.B. Bappat, ISI New Delhi. This was followed by events like Mathemax Quiz, which witnessed over 75 registrations, Ad- Mad, Face-Painting, Cut N Drape and Treasure Hunt which was the focal event of the first day. “Emotions” was the theme for the Face-Painting competition. The partnership of Rakhi Mukherjee and Divyansh Yashvardhan (KMC) showcased how homosexuality is treated in the world.
In 54-Seconds participants had to showcase their talent within 54 seconds.To eliminate from the 60 odd teams participating in Treasure Hunt, a preliminary round consisting of fifteen G.K. questions was introduced.

Face painting competition

The day two started off with Matheletics, which required solving questions of mathematical nature in a rapid manner. The common game Pictionary was played parallaly but with a twist, the participant could draw only mathematical figures. The winners of this event were Krati Goyal and Saloni Singla. In Mystery Mind participants solved a case study by looking for evidences in a room. Kabbad Se Jugaad was an event wherein participants had to create a useful product out of waste. Tambola was also played but with a few missing numbers, which had to be found by solving mathematical equations. A pre-Valentine’s Day event, Paper Dance was one of the most anticipated events.

Kabaad se jugaad

The closing event was Grab N Click in which participants went around the campus looking for the items listed and to get a picture clicked with them as a proof.One of the items on the list was, “Tinguji” which no one was able to find.

Paper dance

Prof. Khurana (retired) appreciaed the Mathematics Society for their hard work in the closing ceremony. The event came to an end with the students doing an impromptu dance to Bollywood songs.

The 12th Auto Expo commenced on 5th February and closed today on the 11th. This year due to traffic problems, the awaited motor show had been shifted to Greater Noida, earlier being held at Pragati Maidan.

Numerous car models were launched and the show became even more upmarket as accomplished celebrities attended the event. Maruti Suzuki launched a new car Celerio catering to the needs of the lower segment; current pricing is Rs. 3.9 to 4.96 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). Attacking the same segment, Japanese giant Toyota launched Etios Cross. Mahindra has still continued its trademark of producing an Electric Car. This time Mahindra named the concept car Halo, unfortunately it is expected that this car would be launched in three years.

Hyundai Venace


Hyundai’s Venace has seemed to catch a lot of attention with its bold looks, aiming to enter the higher segment. Jaguar’s F-Type Coupe finally made its debut in India. The much-anticipated BMW i8 was also inaugurated and the looks did match up the expectations. Few models by Mercedes, Audi, and Land Rover were also launched. Toyota and Honda made noticeable changes in their most selling model Corolla and City respectively.

hero moto corp hastur

Although, the car segment is always the craze of most of the Auto Expo, this year the Bike Segment seemed to have changed the modus operandi. Leaving no doubt Hero Moto Corp has outrageously shown that it’s back in the game. Hero R&D with Eric Buell involvement has developed Hastur, being the most talked bike. Splendor Pro Classic, now features a Café Racer inspired design. To capture the growing scooter segment Hero launched three new scooters. Most of the new launches by Hero are expected to get a green signal by the end of this year. Although, as told by Mr. Pawan Munjal at the Auto Expo, Hastur would require more research before it enters the market. This year there was even more hype for Hero as their brand ambassador Mr. Ranbir Kapoor lauched models. Harley Davidson launched Street 750 at Rs 4.10 lakh, probably aiming a good market in the Indian sector. Bajaj also launched a few concept bikes.

This year many celebrities such as Mr. Ranbir Kapoor, Ms. Priyanka Chopra, Mrs. Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mrs. Samira Reddy, Mr. John Abraham and many more attended and launched models, making the event even more attractive and glamorous. Although the auto market has been experiencing a slump, the Auto Expo has opened doors to hope for a brighter auto year ahead.

Reunion of the Beatles, Mass Wedding, the Seattle duo’s concept of universal love, France’s two great robots back in the game, a seventeen year old winning amongst big pop-stars and the underdogs grabbing most of the awards was witnessed at the Annual 56th Grammy Awards.

Music’s biggest night commenced with Queen Bey (Beyoncé) setting the stage on fire with her performance of “Drunk in Love” on 26th January in Los Angeles. The major wins of the night included Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams winning five awards. The Seattle duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won four Grammys and Justin Timberlake won three. Adding to the list, the newbie pop artist from New Zealand, Lorde, bagged two Grammys. Some of the other noticeable wins were by Kacey Musgrave, country artist, who shot her arrow through Taylor Swift’s win by winning two Grammys and leaving the pop-star go back empty handed from the ceremony. Sir Paul McCartney also won two Grammys. Jay-Z did take a ”sippy-cup” for her baby blue Ivy Carter.

Lorde performing “Royals”

The major awards such as the Record of the Year and the Album of the Year went to Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers for the song “Get Lucky” from the album “Random Access Memories”, the Best Pop Solo Performance the Song of the Year went to the outstanding seventeen year old, Lorde, for the song “Royals”. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the Best New Artist as well as many other Rap Nominations.

The prime light of this year Grammys was re-uniting the two living Beatles. Well, undoubtedly, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr did a surreal performance and reminisced the true essence of Beatles and the effect of them on America and the World.  Yoko Ono (widow of John Lennon) and Sean Lennon as well as Olivia Harrison (widow of George Harrison) were also present to commemorate the performance the living Beatles. Queen Latifah officiated 33 marriages on the Grammy stage. Yes, it is the truth, various couples, and few gay, were married live on the big stage during the performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis of “Same Love”. Queen Latifah even mentioned on stage, ”This song is not a love song for some of us but for all of us.” Some of the most awe-inspiring performances were by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, Pink and Nate Ruess, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Metallica also performed this year at the Grammys.

Surely, the French Duo did “Get Lucky”, Lorde was definitely amongst the “Royals” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis changed our approach towards “Same Love”. This years Grammys was spectacular and did prove that underdogs could also “Get Lucky” and become “Royals”.

Image Credit: Official Website of Grammy Awards

A group of twelve students and five professors from the University of Delhi attended the 10th South Asian Economics Students Meet (SAESM) held at Lahore, Pakistan from 23rd to 30th December. This economic meet had an undergraduate students representation from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The entire event was divided into two halves. The conference and various competitions were held on the first three days, followed by a retreat on the next three. Political Economy in South Asia was the overall theme for this meet, conversely, there were six sub-themes. University of Delhi, Lahore University of Management Sciences, University of Kabul, Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and many more attended this event.

The students stayed in the Lahore University campus. The first day commenced with the national anthems of the seven South Asian countries being represented, which was followed by the opening ceremony- finally unraveling the 10th Annual Meet. Charvi Kain, LSR and Sambodhi Sarkar, St. Stephen’s College stood second in the quiz; Palaash Bhargava, KMC stood third in the Budding Economist and Chhavi Miglani from SRCC reached the final round for the Budding Economist.

Apart from leading the Indian delegation, Sambodhi Sarkar also won the Amartya Sen-Mehboob ul Haq Award. His paper on The Political Economy of Public Finance was deemed the best overall paper during the conference. Miranda House’s Amrita Garai won laurels for her paper on The Political Economy of International Trade as well.

Other students who represented the University of Delhi were Ishneet Kaur from KMC, Anuvinda PS from LSR, Manas Pathak and Jatin Bavishi of Ramjas College, Karan Kumar from DCAC, Stuti Oberoi of Miranda House and Ishita Asija representing IP College for Women.

After the hectic meet the students were taken for a day trip to Islamabad and for a short visit to the Harappan Valley. A professor of Lahore University also invited all students for lunch at his farmhouse.

The overall feeling by the students of India was that their image of Pakistan had changed and changed for the better. Charvi Kain said, “I felt as though Lahore was quite similar to New Delhi, the people were very warm and the experience had been quite enriching.” Whereas, Palaash Bharagava mentioned that he got to understand Political Economy way beyond the Indian way of learning. He even said that as Economics has various schools of thought, this event proved to be quite successful in making him understand different perspectives of Economics.

With a background score which pains the ears and song sequences which hurt the eye, one can wrack their brain and wonder how there’s a 200 crore markup for Krishh 3. The only inviting aspect about the movie is that you can relive your favourite Hollywood movies from the past and have a quick look at all of them in three hours. Krishh 3 has all the spices a Bollywood movie would have- a doting-loving father, a manic pixie dream girl wife, the third vertex to the love triangle and of course a villain. Rakesh Roshan has used the usual except with a little leap of faith in technology. Hrithik Roshan makes the roles of Dr. Rohit Mehra and Krishh believably disparate by donning the double role well. Vivek Oberoi plays a commendable villain despite his actions being physically restricted throughout the movie. Kangana Ranaut too carries off her role well, however it seems Priyanka Chopra has been merely used to bear more children and welcome more sequels to the franchise.

With an incessant romantic dance number between Ranaut and Roshan, with no new action sequences introduced to cinema, the same old superhero movie storyline and an extremely poor background score- Krishh 3 highly disappoints as it is nothing but an amalgamation of Hollywood flicks we’ve grown up watching. If only Rakesh Roshan realised that Indians do watch Hollywood superhero films, He’d probably have thrown in some originality and a tinge of creativity; that way Krishh 3 would have lived up to the expectations and hype.

With inputs from: Raashi Nahata