Posted in College Life

CIA’s at Christ

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I never realized I was so smart in doing my work until I came to Christ (Deemed to be University)

Hey Christites!

Welcome back to my blog!

I’m Saloni, a regularly irregular student studying BBA at Christ (Deemed to be University).  I’m about to complete my first year and I was reminiscing about the things/moments/people that made my first-year worth living. This blog post is an extension of the same line of thought.

So, let’s get started.

I think more than homework during school days, CIA’s (Continuous Internal Assessment) at Christ have tortured me a lot. I specifically use the word “torture” because when I compare my school homework to the CIA’s I realize that the school homework was mechanical in nature whereas in college I had to research a lot. You should see the insane number of tabs active on my Google Chrome while I research.

Nevertheless, I still did all the CIA’s on time (*mostly) for marks. That’s the only reason I did it. I won’t lie here but if the topic genuinely intrigued me then I would passionately do my CIA with utmost dedication and hard work. Otherwise, in most of the situations, I would bluntly end up plagiarizing it.

One of the CIA I remember I did with a lot of interest was the one in which I had to write about one female character from Mahabharat. In addition to that I was also required to state the contemporary relevance of the character. For this CIA I almost read the entire Mahabharat. I don’t know why but after reading the Mahabharat I personally felt this pride inside me for being associated with the Indian culture and mythology.

Anyways that was just one special case but on a daily basis I plagiarize a lot. I think these days students have a competition as to who can complete the CIA in a more smarter manner with the least effort with 100% uniqueness yet in reality 100% plagiarism.

So here are some of the wacky ways in which I & my friends use during our CIA’s:

  1. Excessive paraphrasing, restructuring sentences and then going for plagiarism checker on:

https://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/

https://www.grammarly.com/plagiarism-checker

  1. Start researching from the 2nd & 3rd page of Google. Although the articles on the 1st page makes much more sense but still. I do this mainly because I know that most of my classmates would never search beyond 2nd page. They would prefer changing the search term rather than clicking endless pages on google.
  2. For sentence restructuring, text rewriting I often used this website: https://spinbot.com/. The only limitation being, the rewritten sentence sometimes makes no sense or has a lot of grammatical error.
  3. For writing article reviews, I would simply google search the review, select the best one and then generate online summary of it. I would generally do it for 2-3 articles, then compile them and Voila! the product comes out to be 100% unique.
  4. The one way which my friends always used, though I preferred not to, was to take assignment from other sections. It was mostly possible because all the professors gave assignments mentioned in the course pack which is same for everyone.
  5. One of the most plausible ways of doing a CIA is to find a classmate/friend who can do your CIA in exchange of a treat. I’ve lately realized that this happens a lot in Christ. Food is an irresistible temptation and free food- umm heaven!

Coming to Group CIA’s

I’m a management student and I get tons of groups CIA’s and I’ll tell you the brutal truth – They suck, especially in the cases when you have your friends with you in the same group (which in reality is almost every single time until the professors take an extra effort to make groups). Now some of you reading this post might not agree with me but let me substantiate my point further by stating my reasons, as to why I believe so.

I’m a kind of person who loves to initiate assignments by calling in for a group meeting or making a WhatsApp group. But what happens is that, in most of the cases I’m not able to share the same enthusiasm and willingness to work with my friends/classmates and in most of the cases I end up doing major part of the work myself which is terrible.

So, in order to ensure that I don’t end up doing all the work I started imbibing this “IDGAF Attitude” taught by my great roommate Mrinal. According to this if your group members are inflexible when it comes to completion of assignments then with full confidence reflect the same attitude. If they don’t give a shit about the work in hand, then you too don’t give a shit about it. And that’s the way of life.

But the problem with this attitude is that there are chances where people will be so inconsiderate that you might end up losing your marks because of them.

That’s why I believe group CIA sucks. No matter what approach I follow. I’m just not able to do them with peace.  Something I’m constantly learning to do.

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Posted in Space Exploration

Space Exploration #1

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Introduction

Kepler is a spacecraft that rocked the world and is currently rocking space. It is my favorite thing in the entire universe for the reason being the immense power it gives us to pursue space exploration. It is one of the best spacecrafts according to me and has the potential of putting even sci-fi planets to shame. Its power of exploration is incredibly insane. So come, join me on an amazing and exhilaratingly exciting journey of space exploration.

Start? Or Ignition?

March 6th, 2009 the first Kepler spacecraft was launched for research purposes.  Kepler was carried by a Delta rocket which helped scientists to propel it straight upwards. This spacecraft was in the making for two decades. It was a great mission and very economical too. The primary reason for the creation of Kepler was to overcome the limitation that prevented scientists from exploring and studying other planets, because of excessive light by the sun.

Thus, Kepler- The Telescope came into existence which was named after the scientist Johannes Kepler.

What will we see or What we won’t?

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This was the first image Kepler showed within 24 hours of the opening of the cap.  Each dot indicates a star in Kepler’s journey of finding planets. Kepler’s main mission was to find a planet similar to earth and to explore the “Sick” constellation.

But during this great expedition, it stumbled and found nearly 3500 planets. And that is an insane number of planets and even the sci-fi guys couldn’t agree less. So cool right?

The way by which Kepler discovers planets is by measuring the light. Do you understand? Probably not.  Let me elucidate further. If the planet comes in front of the telescope then the light will dip due to its shadow.

But the question is for how long?

Well, it takes an entire circle and is also capable of showing how far it is from the sun. If it is close to the sun then it will go around the sun faster.  And if it’s distant or far then it will go around the sun much slower. In addition to that if the planet is big enough then the dip of the light will be bigger and vice-versa.

Now it’s time for the most fun and interesting part of the blog post, I’m going to reveal all the types of bizarre planets out there discovered by Kepler.

Remember the scene in STAR WARS when Luke was on Tatooine and there were two stars right. Well, Kepler 16b has two stars. The planet is a gas planet. It takes a circle or round around the sun in 229 days. It was discovered on 2011 September 15.

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Do you think there can be a dark planet? Well, the answer is Yes! There can be one such as the trEs-2b. Well, first it does not consist of dark magic but is close to the sun and is the darkest planet known till date. Itplanet only reflects 1% of its light. It was discovered on 2006 August 21st.

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Want to be rich. Then you’ll have to go to 55 Cancrie. It is full of pure diamond. It was discovered in February 2016. It takes 2.5 days to go around the sun. So it’s extremely hot and rich with beauty.

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Have any of you seen INTERSTELLAR? Remember the scene when the protagonist went on a watery planet. Then see these two watery planets  Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f. The two are 1.6 and 1.4 times bigger than the earth respectively. Kepler 62e has a bit of land but that’s it. Kepler 62f is 1200 light years away and has a host star that is 4.6 billion years old. Kepler 62e is at the same solar system as Kepler 62f. Kepler 62e takes 122 days to go around the sun.

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And at last, we are going to be talking about a planet that looks exactly like ours. This is Kepler 436b “is a confirmed near-Earth-sized exoplanet”. It was discovered on 2015,  6 Jan. It’s 4.36 light years away. The star of this planet is a red dwarf. It’s in the Goldilocks zone (The life zone).

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Conclusion

Well, didn’t your brains explode with this knowledge and curiosity?

Mine absolutely did.

There are about 3 000 000 000 000 trillion Earth-like planets and we have just scratched the tip of the iceberg. We have to continue exploring and researching. Never let that curiosity inside you die. Who knows we might end up living on one of these bizarre planets?

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Posted in College Life

The Incessant Gone Mad Love

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Hey friends!

Welcome back to my blog!

To all those people who have no idea as to what a Gone Mad is, please give me the opportunity to educate you about this stupendous Choco stick.

And here’s a message to all those people who are already infatuated with this amazing Choco stick, please enjoy the blog post.

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According to Garuda Food’s official website,

Gone Mad is the endearing expression of the inherent need in all of us to be free.

The philosophy that drives the brand Gone Mad – helps it deny order and routine and ‘break the normal’ in a fun yet lovable way.

Gone Mad appeals to the lighter side of everyone and allows everyone to express their inner inanities. The Gone Mad word is a playful, spontaneous, entertaining, engaging and youthful world where you can let loose your unabashed love for food.  Armed with its innovative product, Gone Mad promises to kill monotony and offer differentiated delight.

Gone Mad gives you the license to escape into a spontaneous world and leave your boring, straight-jacketed life behind.

What a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious write up!!!

Makes me want to eat a Gone Mad ASAP.

Anyways, I still remember the first day when I had Gone Mad, it was someone’s birthday in the class and that generous person distributed Gone Mad to everyone. That time I had no idea as to what on earth it felt like to have a gone mad. I do now, and it’s not just a feeling of jubilation but a profound and a cherished experience, the experience I long to live every single day of my life.

According to me, the best flavor is the chocolate one. It has a classic taste to it. Wrapped inside the wafer roll, the crunchiness and the Choco cream inside drives my impulse crazy and I just can’t resist ending my day without having a Gone Mad.

Not only that but the fights and the friendship that lurks in the process of consuming these marvelous Choco sticks are worth cosseting for.

Now that you know what is a Gone Mad and why do I love it so much, you might be wondering as to why am I writing this blog post.

Well, it isn’t a promotional write-up. I was just reminiscing about the things/experience/people that made my first year of college, an unco (Scottish word) one. That’s why I wrote the blog post.

So hoped you liked it!

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