AMBITION vs DESTINY

Let’s turn back the clock to a simpler time, when we were kids; Curious, Impressionable, ambitious little kids. We all had a dream job and all of us aspired to be something. Some of us wanted to be astronauts, and some wanted to be in the police, while some wanted to be the President or […]

Product Placement In India

A short assignment, submitted in the ‘Media Market and Media Law’ class, as part of an international student exchange program in Communication and Media Science, by the European Union, named ‘Erasmus+ KA 107 Credit Mobility Project’, at Budapest Metropolitan University, in Budapest, Hungary. Product or brand placement is a form of advertising that in turn generates […]

Hungarian Parliamentary Elections- 2018

After what has been termed as a grueling, semi-extremist and ill-financed election campaign, backed by a racist and shrewd political agenda; the citizens of Hungary have delivered a mandate that resulted in Viktor Orbán winning the parliamentary election by becoming the Prime Minister for the 4th time. By securing two-thirds of the seats in the […]

The science and sci-fi of black holes

The film Interstellar is a lavish space romp which sees Mathew McConaughey jump through a worm hole, navigate space-time and tumble into a black hole in his quest to save humanity. Director Christopher Nolan was keen to get details right and enlisted the help of renowned US astrophysicist Professor Kip Thorne. So did Nolan and […]

TS Award for Meritorious Teachers to Mr T Joseph Christadoss

Congratulations to Joseph Christadoss T, the Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Mass Communication, and Life Skills at St Mary’s College, on being recognized by the Government of Telangana with the State Award for Meritorious Teachers. Of course, we must say that the government is now recognizing what we always knew: That he is among […]

A Chadian’s Grit

I can write about him although I don’t have his permission. He would be more than glad to read this piece, wherever he is now. Introducing Siboro Issakha from Chad, from the class of 2017 at St Mary’s College, an unassuming boy, with a smile on his face and always seated on the last bench. […]

Life at Mary’s!

ST MARY’S COLLEGE! It is not just a college but something way beyond that. Hundreds of new students join St. Mary’s every year with a lot of expectations, excitement, enthusiasm, and, yes, some with fear and anxiety! I was one such person who was really scared on the first day of college! It was scary […]

When the false dawn of equality is actually the death of aspiration!

World Development Reports, in the past, have often indicated that the biggest problem of poverty is the inability to take well-considered decisions due to lack of knowledge. Lack of effective primary and secondary school education leaves the citizenry ill-equipped to know their reality and take appropriate decisions that affect themselves and others. This makes a […]