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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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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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My Thrive Experience 2017

Thrive the business fest of The Department of Management Studies, Christ University started on 16th November 2017 and ended on 30 December 2017, but for me sadly, it ended on 29th November 2017.

Anyways, I won’t go into intricacies of the event much just bits and pieces here and there. What I am going to share with you all today is my experience of Thrive 2017.


My PR fam!!


I took part in the event called Public Relations and reached till Top 7. My personal take on the event is that Public relations event is very deceptive in nature. The prompt evidence being its name itself. Most people believe PR to be just defence oriented, but trust me guys it’s just one of the many dimensions of PR. Essentially PR deals with dominating people’s perception and terminating their power of being judgmental towards a product/service/ or a human.

I joined PR on the advice of two people, my mom and my senior and it turned out so positively. When I joined PR, I had a pile of thoughts, When I left PR, I had created a structure out of them. And the most important lesson I learned from my 14 days of festing was that, that there is nothing right or wrong, it’s just people’s perception towards it, which can be easily revamped.

Our event heads used to give us the most challenging yet engaging tasks from a variety of genres like Music, Politics, Conspiracy theories, business proposals, business strategies etc. Though the tasks were never supposed to be overnight, yet it stretched on and I enjoyed my sleepless nights, researching and brainstorming about the same.

In addition to the daily rounds, I also experienced two more rounds frequently addressed as Stress Rounds and On Spot Rounds. The names may sound self-explanatory but as always are misleading. Stress round isn’t much about stress but rather standing in front of your event head like a chaotic mute, where you know everything, just that it doesn’t make sense to everyone. On the other hand, we had the On-Spot rounds specially designed to check the stability of thoughts, spontaneity and nonsensical ideas.

Festing requires a lot of blood, sweat and tears (BTS Army obviously). Besides that, tactics and pitching your thoughts forward makes a hell lot of impact. Tactics of managing your time by bunking the right classes, pitching properly primarily to keep the integrity of the ideas all together is a paramount necessity.

I blew away my time so much on Thrive that I didn’t even realize that 30th November i.e. today is officially the end of Thrive 2017- The Launchpad.

Future for me at this present moment is lots and lots of rest. Furthermore, tomorrow I will go on an expedition once again for rummaging myself inside the blank space of the world.

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