The One Trip Every 21 Year Old Must Get

* 10 Days | All Alone | 104 hrs in train | Beautiful Place | Amazing People | Different Work | Lots of Learning | Perspective | I Explored | I lived *

So, I recently got a chance to visit Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala for a field trip as a part of my summer research internship project related to public-police relationship with Rakshak Foundation. I had gone there precisely to study the applied models of community policing (The Janamaithri Suraksha Program and the Student Cadet Program). Continue reading

Summer@2015 Public Policy Research Internship

So, as always, I have landed myself in yet another new and amazing activity in the summer holidays. Interestingly enough I have been involved in very diverse, but completely new and different activities in the summer holidays of my college life. In the summer of 2013 it was volunteer work at an N.G.O, in summer of 2014 it was the I.D.E.A Program and now in the summer of 2015 it is the Summer Research Internship at Rakshak Foundation. Continue reading

5 Phrases I Use In Almost All Situations :P

1. “Whatever Works”

I am a Woody Allen fan, and this is the title of one of his movies. I have also heard the reference of this phrase in some of his other movies too. It just suits a lot of situations you see. I am a relativist, I don’t believe in absolutism, every scenario, every situation is relative and its just about “Whatever Works” depending upon the situation, the people, the scenario and everything such. The reasons are what should make sense and hold value. Otherwise no situation is a right or wrong in itself, its whatever works. Like for example, a couple’s relationship stuff might sound weird to some, but its simply whatever works for the couple. Nothing else matters. Everywhere, it applies everywhere in my world. 😀 Continue reading

FREEDOM

Highly inspired by my college’s Philosophical Society’s (Philosoc) first Panel Discussion on “Censorship and Freedom in India: Philosophical Issues”, I thought about commenting on the notion of freedom in itself through this post. Freedom is a highly discussed virtue in the philosophical word and many philosophical theories have encouraged and motivated the followers on the highly inspirational path of freedom. But what actually is freedom? How does one attain freedom? Is freedom good? Does it come with any conditions? Continue reading

The Meaning of Diversity

I am sure almost everyone is familiar with the cliché statement (and its reference every now and then) that “India is a diverse country”. What I find hard to understand is why specifically India is referred as a diverse country? What makes India different from the other nations? And why are some people really proud of the so-called-whatever-it-indicates-term “Diversity”.

I would like to answer what diversity really means to me and how it really comes into existence. I would also like to take an ethical stand on whether diversity in its true meaning, is good or bad, important or not, and most importantly why or why not. Continue reading