Posted in College Life

CIA’s at Christ


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:

  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: 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



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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).



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


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.


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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Posted in Cryptocurrencies

An Insight Into The World of Cryptocurrencies #2

Hi guys!

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This is the second blog post of Financial February, a month dedicated to spreading financial literacy.

So today we are going to talk about the history and the origins of Bitcoins.


Satoshi Nakamoto, a name well-known name in the cryptocurrency market and is usually tagged as the “Creator of Bitcoin”. But only a few people know that Satoshi Nakamoto never intended to create the world’s first cryptocurrency.

His goal was to create a peer to peer electronic cash system that would overcome the limitations of digital cash system, the primary one being the limitation of having centralized authorities.

In the white paper published by Mr. Nakamoto, he states that:

“Commerce on the Internet has come to rely almost exclusively on financial institutions serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments. While the system works well enough for most transactions, it still suffers the inherent weaknesses of the trust-based model.”

“What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transfer directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party.”

The decision of Satoshi to create a digital cash system without a central entity gave birth to Bitcoin the world’s first cryptocurrency. When Satoshi created Bitcoin it’s value was a little over a single cent. With the passage of time, it’s value skyrocketed. The current price of Bitcoin as on 13 February 2018 is $8583.04 with a gigantic market capitalization of $144,733,331,604 as per, Pretty insane right?

One another interesting aspect of the Bitcoin history is that the name Satoshi Nakamoto is a pseudonym. Thus, it isn’t confirmed as to whether Satoshi Nakamoto is a “he” or a “she” or even a “they”. Some even say that the name could be actually a group of four Asian Technology Companies. Samsung, Toshiba, Nakamichi, and Motorola. The name can be created by taking the “sa” from Samsung, “toshi” from Toshiba, “naka” from Nakamichi, and “moto” from Motorola.

The current status of Satoshi Nakamoto says that he is the owner of a million bitcoins. Implying that he has a net worth of approximately $8.5 billion (based on 13 Feb 2018 exchange rate).

Ever wondered what would happen if Satoshi Nakamoto decided to sell a million bitcoins?

Bitcoin has a finite supply of 21 million which is expected to be reached by 2140.

Nakamoto’s 1 million bitcoins amounts to approximately five percent of the entire cryptocurrency.

In case Mr. Nakamoto decides to sell his entire share of bitcoins in the market. The most likely immediate effect will be the prices of cryptocurrency plunging down but only for a short period of time.

In the long term, the market might stabilize on its own because of sufficient liquidity, hence preventing any financial crisis or market crash for that matter.

That’s it guys! I hoped you liked it and gained something out of it.

In the next blog post of An Insight into the world of cryptocurrencies series, we’ll be looking into cryptocurrencies as a potential investment and will figure out whether one should invest in them or not.

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Posted in Cryptocurrencies

An Insight Into The World Of Cryptocurrencies #1



If people around you by now haven’t started talking about the cryptocurrency rage, predominantly about bitcoin then I’m sorry to say you live in an outlandish world. Stay tuned, Stay updated.

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog!

This is the first blog post of The Financial February month. A month dedicated to spreading financial literacy. A lot of research, time and effort have gone in writing this post. I hope you like it and if you garner even 1% knowledge from it, my mission behind writing this blog post will surely be accomplished.

So, let’s get started!

Before delving into the historical records, for this post let me elucidate on what exactly is Cryptocurrency.

A google search of the word cryptocurrency will show:

“A digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.”

However, cryptocurrency in a layman’s language could be understood as a digital currency that has no centralized authority. A currency through which anyone can buy/sell commodities by eliminating the use of financial institutions like banks. Furthermore, the reason it uses the prefix crypto is that it uses cryptography (the art of writing or solving codes) as a medium to secure transactions, control the creation of additional units and verify its transfer.

Divulging from the topic but it’s interesting to note here that all the major developments regarding cryptography have taken place during the times of crisis.

The first major advancement in the field of cryptography took place during the II World War when Germans used the electronic router-based cipher called Enigma to communicate information. The movie Imitation Game could be taken as a reference.

After that 2008 financial crisis paved the way for the creation of cryptocurrencies relying heavily on cryptography, the most common one being Bitcoin.

It is important to note here that Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency and not the only cryptocurrency available in the market.

Anyways coming back to the topic, as per dated 11 February 2018, there are 1516 cryptocurrencies present in 8714 markets across the world. Some of the most famous being: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash etc.

The Concept of Blockchain:

It’s is because of the concept of Blockchain technology that cryptocurrencies make up such an intriguing area of study.

Blockchains are the base on which cryptocurrencies work. It’s a decentralized ledger that records payments and transactions in a safe manner. These transactions need to be verified and blockchains need to be regularly enlarged so that it can account for new transactions and payments. This job is bestowed upon a group of people called “miners” or “cryptocurrency miners”.

Crypto-mining involves using high powered computer to solve mathematical equations (mostly hash problems) to add transactions to the Blockchain, a public ledger. The first miner to solve the problem is entitled to a reward which is either in the form of cryptocurrency coins or transaction fees associated with a block.

But blockchain has one major issue, something which is forcing the Chinese govt. to shut down miners. At present, according to Forbes magazine, China produces the most bitcoins in the world using Bitcoin Mining.

So, what is the problem exactly?

One major issue with Crypto-Mining is that it is an energy-intensive process. It consumes too much electricity. Bitcoin mining is estimated to use up to 4 gigawatts of electricity, equivalent to three nuclear reactors’ production level which is an insane amount of electricity wastage.

Looking from this perspective one might not like cryptocurrency much but it does have a lot of awesome advantages to it which we will unleash in the upcoming blog posts.

That’s it guys! I hoped you liked it and gained something out of it.

In the next blog post, we’ll be digging the historical roots of Bitcoin majorly about the man behind its creation and its current status too.

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Posted in General Posts

Financial February


Hi guys!

Welcome back to my blog!

This is my first blog post of February month. I really had a hard time picking a topic to write upon in recent days, thus I decided to affix a theme with this month. As it is evident from the title itself the theme for this month is Financial February.

There are many reasons as to why I chose this theme, the primary reason being my aim of spreading financial literacy among the masses. Financial literacy is paramount because no what profession you enter, what position you undertake, the understanding of financial aspects can help you make wise decisions on money-related matters. Not only that, but I also believe it helps in making us more self-reliant. So, when we talk about women empowerment the first step is to make them financially literate.

Other than that, the ongoing cryptocurrency craze was also one of the reasons I thought Financial February could be the best theme for this month. With the cryptocurrency plunging, governments of various countries trying to either ban or regulate these currencies, the endless debates about its constant theft and questionable security, cryptocurrencies had gained gigantic coverage over the past few months.

The last reason that supported my decision of choosing this theme was the Budget of 2018. It was released on 1 February 2018 and instantly became a talking point.

Thus, to keep myself as well as you guys updated about the current vogue and the happenings around I thought to keep the theme as Financial February.

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Posted in Problems Of The Country

The Dilemma That Persists

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Have you ever walked past the road and encountered people coming to you and begging for food or money?

I bet you must have if you live in India or have visited India.

Do you consider them to be a burden on the society?

Do you believe India can never become a developed country until the beggars are removed from the society?

And most importantly what do you generally do when these poor damned souls approach you?

Do you ignore them?

Do you help them?

Or do you ask them to leave?

The reaction of the masses to these pupil’s deplorable situation can be summarized by five thought processes mentioned below.

First, there is this section of people who shrug of these beggars/vagabonds and pretend to ignore, even after they have seen them already.

Second, there is this section of people who dare to look them in the eyes, and still ignore them or shoo them away by saying “we don’t have anything, Go away!”.  How ironic!

Thirdly, there is this section of generous people who offer to give them something, money or food. But their offering is so negligible that it hardly makes any difference. Their thought process tells them to be caring at the same time be cunning. Cunning because they know that beggars can garner huge sums of money/food by the end of the day by doing absolutely nothing.

Fourth, there is this section of overtly generous people who don’t think twice before shredding out money from their pockets to help someone. But beware this category of people don’t become overly generous every day. It happens only once in a blue moon.  On the other days, they belong to the second or third category.

Lastly, there is this section of people who observe the beggars/vagabonds, feels sad for them, at the same time starts grumbling about their life choices and argues that instead of begging they should look for work. In the end, this section of people brings nothing but disappointment to the poor chaps.

So which category do you belong to?

I don’t want to know, you just to need to know that for yourself.

Because it is the dilemma that persists and we need to get over it.


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