Make this summer the most unforgettable one by knowing yourself more, and doing what you love. Here is a checklist that you can’t miss to make your summers unforgettable.

The longer days in summers mean more time to take care of the wonderful you. Make use of these summers to do everything that your busy schedule doesn’t allow you otherwise. Take out time for yourselves, try to know more about your own self and practice self-care. Going on beaches and pools is something that you’ve been doing for years; so try doing something new this time. Slow down and unwind. Here are a few tips for nurturing yourself this summer.

  • Take a Break From Technology:

Summer is a time when everything seems to slow down and thus, it can be a good time to take a break from constant use of technology. Try meeting people in person instead of texting them on WhatsApp. Take a day off from Instagram, Facebook, and all other social media platforms and give yourself a chance to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

  • Write:

If you do not already own a journal, then go buy one and pen down your thoughts, ideas, and feelings in it. Write down everything about your life. Journaling relieves you from stress. If you are new to journaling, then start with a gratitude journal in which you can write down about three things you are grateful about, followed by writing the emotional acts and feelings experienced by you throughout the day.

  • Click and Capture:

Summers and photography tend to go hand-in-hand. If you love to capture nature, then go out early morning and capture the sunrise. Click pictures of the pretty flowers that bloom in this month of happiness. Try to get the perfect shot of the sunset. Take your friends out and click good pictures of them to make their Instagram profile a little more colourful.

  • Sketch, Draw, and Paint:

Art is something that provides our mind with peace. Creating and enjoying art has a lot of health benefits as well. It reduces stress and calms down your mind. Painting is a wonderful way of practicing self-care as it lets us know a lot about ourselves. The colours we use and the designs we make reflect the choices that we make in life. To make art is to make choices and making choices necessitates ourselves to pay attention to which elements please us and which do not please us.

  • Binge Watch:

Catch up on all the movies and TV shows that you’ve missed because of your exams, and watch the ones you love all over again. Binge watching shows is a non-isolating way to practice self-care, so make a list of all the shows you need to watch this summer, fall in love with those characters and make them a part of your life.

  • Read More and More:

Reading is an escape for many people, it lets you explore the world without really leaving your room. It provides you with an opportunity to unplug from the world, run away from all the real-life problems for some time and learn something new. If you are not a movie person and someone who doesn’t like noise, then reading is the best way to practice self-care for you. Being involved in a book provides time to our body and mind to relax, rest and get ready for whatever comes next.

  • Travel and Explore:

Take out some time for a vacation or a staycation. Go out and explore new places, meet new people and learn to see things from a different dimension. Taking a break from everyday life and travelling will give you time to think about yourself and it will make you aware of what you really want in life.

  • Redo Your Room 

Your bedroom can be transformed into a self-care sanctuary by making a few changes. Start with decorating your room with everything you like and give it a new, pleasing look with decent lighting. Imagine an ideal relaxation scenario and convert your bedroom into the same. Remove all the things that prevent your mind from unwinding and make it a work-free zone in order to make it a happy place.

  • Meditate:

Meditate, spend time alone and introspect. Meditation helps us both physically and emotionally. It connects us to our inner self and helps improve and mental and spiritual well-being. It is the perfect practice of sustainable self-care as it is an investment in not just your own personal well-being but also the well-being of others. Once in a while, it is necessary to slow down to focus on yourself. Taking time to channel your inner peace will give you the energy to enjoy the rest of your day.


There is no better time to start taking care of yourself than right now. So start right away by doing one small thing for yourself. Have a relaxing, refreshing and fun summer!


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Priya Chauhan

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“People who keep journals have life twice.”

A diary will remind you of the good – and bad – times you had in your past. Keeping a diary or journal is a great way to express your emotions on paper and treasure experiences. Years from now, you’ll wonder what you were doing years ago. A diary is a great way to express your feelings and pour out your heart when you’re sad or when you just need someone to tell your innermost thoughts to. It can also help vent out anger and frustration as well as excitement. Many of us start maintaining a journal one time or another but never kept it up. We started during a difficult time and simply abandoned writing when things got better. It doesn’t have to be that way. Writing a journal can also be to record happy memories. Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives which served two purposes: a permanent record for posterity, and cathartic release for the people writing them. Even if you think keeping a diary is too old school, well you are greatly mistaken. Writing can be a hobby for one and practice for another. Writing enhances your personality. Even if you don’t think you need either, keeping a journal has great benefits you can enjoy immediately.


  1. Effortless writing, everyday

The motive should be writing for no audience or rather, writing just to write. It is indeed a great practice. Diary writing can be rough and ungrammatical. Though looking back on these entries may sometimes be embarrassing and mortifying, you will be able to trace the improvements- compare ‘then’ and ‘now’.

  1. My diary, my purpose

“Do I feel guilty about reading what was not intended for my eyes?”-ask that to yourself if you find yourself reading someone else’s diary. But to face the truth, one of the functions of a diary – a function we would more than likely deny to ourselves – is to be found and read. A diary is the one place where we have the opportunity and the luxury to be truly, cruelly honest, and it’s not inconceivable that we would secretly – dangerously, even – want others to learn those true thoughts.

     3. Introspect yourself, maybe?

While you write a diary, you can typically preserve everything you observe.  But when you raed it to yourself, you will realise that the notebook is not about other people and that it is about you. On the other hand, you can write to discover “the moments of revelation.” You may choose to write about heightened moments – “moments of emotional crisis” – because these are times when “human beings reveal themselves most accurately.” Keeping a diary, is essentially about coming to better understand of oneself.

      4. Unavoidable Unpleasantness

The keeper of a private journal should not be termed as a ‘different breed’ of person. They are not the ‘lonely and resistant ones’. But by any chance if the anxious malcontents of your diary are read by your children, they can be afflicted some unknown facts about you. It is not necessary that someone who writes a diary would have this compulsive need to write things down because he/she is does not feel blessed, nor are delighted with life. Making others understand about the phases in your life can be fagging if they think they know you because they have read your diary.

      5. Veracity and development

Maybe what she was referring to was that you have the moment you lived and then you have the moment you’ve written about – something you can always refer back to. Referring back to old journal entries – looking back on situations, life changes, old sufferings – gives one a kind of reassuring feeling. You look back on these situations and times – some “which today would seem unbearable” – and you realize you lived, you survived. You were even able to write it all down! And doing so can lead to great wisdom about the self. The insights you gain from looking back at old journal entries are the feelings of mortification while discovering your own “fraudulence and pomposity and immaturity.” These insights can make you desperate to change yourself, “to sound less idiotic.” Your journal entries, can lead you to a private commitment to personal growth.

     6. “Do not argue with me!”

Keeping a diary is an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. You can say, “That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996.”

Here’s why you might want to sit down regularly to jot down your thoughts. Even if you don’t think there’ll ever be a documentary that uses your journal for flavour commentary, there are plenty of reasons to keep one for yourself. Maybe you want to leave something behind for your children who tell your story and what you accomplished. Maybe you’re more practical, and want a way to harness your creativity. Maybe you just want the cathartic release that comes with regular writing. Whatever it is, these are all great reasons. Let’s look at each one, and why they matter so much.

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Radhika Boruah

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As a graduating senior I deem myself qualified to churn out a piece of advice. And so I jump at this opportunity, imploring all my dear juniors to promise this one thing: keep a journal where you scribble your thoughts everyday.

College can get very hectic, all-nighters might be all the rage. Here is an interesing tidbit: the range of adventures you can have each day during those three years of undergraduation can oscillate between a dull, drab day full of lectures to an eventful day full of meetings/practices/event planning…you get the flow. You might have harried through the bylanes of Chandni Chowk the same day you might be haggling with printers at Nehru Place. One hour you’d be chilling with your gang of friends, and another hour you might be giving an internal examination, and yet another hour might witness you attending a college/deportment fest.

My point here is that each day is different from the other and to make the most out of it, you should document these days. Selfies are okay, photographs are fine and social media uploads rock, but nothing beats recording your feelings in a journal or a dairy. If you’re so tech-savvy have it online. If you’re a private person keep the diary to yourself. If you want the world to know what your college life has been like, share it. But the important point is to record. Scribble down details of each day, and let your feelings dominate it. Not only is it a great way to store your memories in a pristine and unaltered way, but it also gives you scope and time for reflection and contemplation.

Here’s an anecdote. I wrote about my experiences prior to organising an event. And while I did that, I used to turn the pages back and forth, which used to help me gain a vantage where I understood what I, as a leader was doing right or wrong.

For practical and emotional reasons, keeping a diary is a good practice. I haven’t even delved into the pros of keeping a journal generally. But as a college student, it will help you greatly to acknowledge and appreciate what you have, record precious memories with friends and make the most of it all.

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Kritika Narula

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The Business Analyst is the academic journal of Sri Ram College Of Commerce which is published twice in a year in the months of March and September. A referred and reviewed journal, The Business Analyst aims to promote research in the fields of commerce, business and economics. 35 volumes of this prestigious journal have been published so far, intending to encourage empirical and inductive writings.

The journal invites research papers from teachers and researchers from around the world on various issues concerning commerce and management. The contributors are advised to follow the Harvard system of citing the in-text references while submitting their articles. The journal also invites research papers from students who are conducting studies along with their teachers in different areas of business and economics.

The latest edition of the journal threw light on many contemporary commercial issues like e-commerce, viral marketing, social media management, green branding, medical tourism etc. Each research paper is well-investigated and credible analysis keeping the objectives of the study in mind. For instance, ‘An Empirical Study of Supermarkets in India’ by Nidhi  Aggarwal and Harmeen Soch in Volume 34 of the journal provided insights into multiple helping behaviour of customers which, though are discretionary in nature, but help in overall functioning of the organisation.

The journal is listed in Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory and also catalogued in the ‘Library of Congress’, Washington D.C. “Our journal is widely subscribed throughout India and getting popular in many parts of the world too. We have a large number of researchers who are contributing their intellectual and scholarly work”, says Santosh Kumari, the Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Business Analyst’ journal who is an Associate Professor at SRCC.

The journal endeavours to interpret business and economic phenomena to modern techniques of theoretical analysis and objective appraisal. The editorial board comprises teachers of Sri Ram College of Commerce from different departments who act as Associate Editors. The review and advisory panel consists of many luminaries from celebrated academic institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University, Asian Institute of Technology, IGNOU, Jamia Millia Islamia etc. The journal can be subscribed by sending a demand draft in favour of “Principal, Sri Ram College of Commerce” payable at Delhi.



Delhi University launched its creative writing e-journal- DU Vidha on Friday, 13th December 2013. The proceedings started at 3:30 at the University Conference Centre, North Campus. Accompanying the issue were ‘Iqbal, the humanist’ a talk by Prof. Abdul Haq , Professor Emeritus, Department of Urdu, University of Delhi and a book release- TAZKIRA-E-ILAHI a rare 17th century Persian text by Prof. Abdul  Haq. The first issue of DU Vidha, which is a half-yearly journal, was launched by Prof. Harish Trivedi, Advisor, Academic Publications and the editor of DU Vidha. This journal is a bi-lingual (English and Hindi) issue with “free open-access online”. Vidha in the name of the journal bespeaks the literary forms of writings.

The editorial board consists of Prof. Harish Trivedi, the Editor, Dr Sunita Paul Kumar, Ms Ruchi Kaushik and Mr Vasant K. Sharma as Editorial Co-coordinators and the Student Editor, Paromita Patranobish. The contributions for the journal are invited by email or snail mail in the form of short stories, poems, paintings, sketches, photographs and other literary genres in both Hindi and English. The pieces in the current issue are contributed by students from all corners of the University, be it first year students or those pursuing PhD, with colleges ranging from SRCC to Non-Collegiate Women’s Education’s Board. The contributions are mainly from the students but the faculty and staff members are also free to give their entries.

There were more than 500 entries by the students from all over the university, of which 32 were shortlisted for the issue. The short listing has been a rigorous process of selection. The entries were collected using three ways; direct submission by email, entries that were collected at Antardhvani, the cultural fest of the university and contributions from two colleges- SRCC and DCAC through the literary fests.

“The contributions for the journal are from the young minds which are still shaping up their talent. While short listing we could find some pieces of perfection and were outstanding. Students are really enthusiastic about this initiative and I hope that this gets better and better” said Prof. Harish Trivedi.