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.

Anyways, Thanks for reading.

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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!

Stay tuned for more awesome content.

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Posted in Cryptocurrencies

An Insight Into The World of Cryptocurrencies #2

Hi guys!

Welcome back to my blog!

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.

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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 coinmarketcap.com, 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.

For a more detailed study, I’ve put the links below of some really amazing websites I referred to, do visit them once.

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References:

  1. https://www.cryptocurrencyarmy.com/cryptocurrency-explained/the-history-of-cryptocurrency/
  2. https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/15-unusual-facts-amp-theories-about-mysterious-b.html
  3. https://blockgeeks.com/guides/what-is-cryptocurrency/

 

Read Satoshi Nakamoto’s White Paper by clicking on the link: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf