By Mitcheal Pereira, BBA, Batch of 2025, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. The weight of her body sank into the soft bed, her head lay on the pillow, begging for sleep. Time seemed to slip through her fingers. Her eyes focused on the warm yellow of her ceiling, her ears an unwillingContinue reading “Bird set Free”
By Vrinda Tiwari, BBA, Batch of 2024, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Who are you? HE ASKS Who am I? I’m a bit hard to describe, really hard, I’ve got this little thing, nothing like a big thing, well it’s umm biggeshh, but it’s not huge, well, it’s not tiny either, it’s,Continue reading “Who Am I?”
By Bhargavi G. Iyer The lethargy of facile techniques, Like the ease of helicopters to escalade peaks; With a click and a tap and a job well done, Scorned sanctions eclipse mendacious streaks.
By Bhargavi G. Iyer I see a copper coloured glow, As salty, moistened warm winds blow, And the southern sun shines from the west, As waves forget the horizon’s tempest.
By Bhargavi G. Iyer As though full of invisible dirt, Or poison, to fitter substance, convert, The purest of all alone allowed, In sunlight, filtered by the cloud.
By Khushi Saboo You say “not all men”, But why do ALL women remain oppressed? You think we try to usurp your power, But it’s really just an effort to overcome the deep-rooted patriarchy.
By Muskan Bansal Humanity is dead You may often hear Our sacred mother earth Is now full of hatred and fear!
By Paulami Naik My charming lady, you inspire me to write. How I love the way you hide, seize and prey, Invading my mind all day and throughout the night, Always dreaming, hoping, I’ll be the next one you betray.
By Vrinda Tiwari You like the curves of her body You like the tone of her skin, You’re obsessed with fair colour For you, brown would never win.
By Sushmita Das I am ephemeral. I have spent my whole lifetime, Hoping; To break free of this mortality,
By Aria Sheth When you let me gaze at the beautiful sky When you allow me to spot that little girl begging on the streets The way you let me admire your body in the mirror The times you let me stare into the darkness of the night.
By Devansh Dev, BBA, Batch of 2024, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. The riots that have been taking place across the globe are both a new and an old phenomena. While COVID–19 might be new to mankind, pandemics, epidemics, and aftermath of infectious diseases have always existed. One of the major challengesContinue reading “Riot Prevention Measures Amidst a Pandemic”
By Aria Sheth The tiny, shimmering leaves, When the wind blows, Flutter like marvellous butterflies, With their brilliant orange and green glow.
By Vrinda Tiwari इस वतन-ए-हिन्द में मची तबाही की कहानी है ये शाही इख़्तियारत की खिदमत कर रहे ए हिंदुस्तान के हामील इन हुकुमकारों की बेईमानी की कहानी है ये हिन्दू मुस्लिम सिख ईसाई मज़हब के नाम पर हुए बटवारे से डर मत ऐ दोस्त
By Vrinda Tiwari दरिंदों की कैद से छूटा वो जिस्म पर वो रूह की चीखें आज भी आबाद हैं वीरान है ये दिल फ़िलहाल पर अपने वजूद पर आज भी सवाल बेशुमार हैँ
By Sakshi Sri तू बीज था उस पेड़ का, जिसे ना खोया जा सकता था, ना बोया जा सकता था। पर बो दिया उसने, बो दिया उसने… आखिर अश्क था तू उसका
By Amruta Gijare Is there something to hide? Facades are breathtakingly majestic, while they cover the structure within. Is there something to hide? Tears are happy and smiles are grim.
By Bhargavi G. Iyer कई बादल गुज़र चुके हैं । नदियां, झरने, सब रुके हैं । मिट्टी में दरारें पड़ने लगी हैं, जग में सारे जग सूखे हैं ।
By Aria Sheth I often ponder over The existence of another me In a parallel universe, A world I cannot see
By Bhargavi G. Iyer माना कि जब जुहू की मिट्टी से भर जाते, मैंने उन्हें खूब धोया-पीटा है। लोकल ट्रैन की भीड़ में घुसते-घुसाते, भागते-चढ़ते, प्लैटफॉर्म पे घसीटा है।
Reviewed by Anuraag Asiwal, BA, Batch of 2023, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Melodrama by Lorde, or what the author of this review affectionately likes to refer to as the True Winner of the Album of the Year for the year 2018, is the closest an artist can come to sonic poetry. New ZealandContinue reading “Melodrama by Lorde”
Reviewed by Nikita Kaushik, BA B, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law You can’t help but root for BTS and their sincerity and compassion towards the world. The global domination of BTS has shown remarkable consistency; even in the year ofchaos, BTS is a spark of pure joy amidst the mess. BE,Continue reading “Be by BTS”
Reviewed by Karishma Maheshwari, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Banker To The Poor is Mohammad Yunys’ memoir of how he decided to work with the world’s poor to eradicate poverty. In the book, he traces the economic relationship between rich and poor through an intellectual and spiritual journey that heContinue reading “Banker To The Poor by Mohammad Yunus & Alan Jolis”
Reviewed by Sushmita Das, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Mumbai Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runner has definitely set a benchmark and has readers filled with many more expectations for the second one, The Thousand Splendid Suns and after reading it I wanted only one thing: I wanted a real cry.Continue reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleid Hosseini”
Reviewed by Kinjal Bhardwaj, BBA, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Melanie Martinez, an indie, creative, storytelling artist released her second album ‘K-12’ in 2019. From her half-dyed hair, to unique style choices, to creating songs in a story format through creative words and visuals; it was assumed that she would haveContinue reading “K-12 by Melanie Martinez”
A short yet crisp book which deals with a unique perspective on the sub-unit of the reproductive market – the medical market for eggs and sperm. Let’s start with the most remarkable part about the book, the title, which is an interesting wordplay. It depicts how sex cells constitute the market, and the sex (cells)Continue reading “Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm by Dr Rene Almeling”
Reviewed by Amruta Gijare, BA A, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Taylor Swift, the ultimate enchantress, released Evermore, a chamber rock, folk-pop (We already melt here) album, that opened straight atop “Billboard 200”, crowning the already queen, Taylor, as the only woman in America with 8 consecutive #1 debuts.
Reviewed by Rishiraj Pargaonkar, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai The absconding beauty of a post-literature novel, the beguiling world of dystopia; Fahrenheit 451 portrays the world of authority and control. It was a pleasure to burn. The opening lines portray the anguish the writer feels from the extinctionContinue reading “Embers of Thought”
Reviewed by Ghazal Bhootra, BBA C, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Quite underrated for the first female rock band ever to be nominated for the Grammy’s album of the year, Haim’s new album might be their best one yet. Brave and bold, yet delivered with such calmness, the Haim sisters haveContinue reading “Women in Music Pt. III by Haim”
Reviewed by Shubham AP Mohapatra, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Elton John’s favourite album of 2020, Sawayama stands to be a beautiful melting pot of varied genres. The futuristic stance of Rina in the Album Cover juxtaposed with the warm sepia-like tone of the picture, reminiscent of the early 2000s, isContinue reading “Sawayama by Rina Sawayama”
Reviewed by Shushrut Devadiga, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Hidden amongst the binaries of codes that constitute music on Spotify, hides a gem of ancient traditions endemic to the tourist hotspot of Bali. This performance, which sounds foreign to the ears and yet so pleasing, retells a myth as old asContinue reading “Kecak From Bali”
Reviewed by Rakesh Nambiar (Ph.D.), Assist. Prof. (English), Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Bryan, a Harvard law intern is sent to meet a death row convict informing him of a postponement. The convict lives another day and bonds with the intern. Right at this moment, the convict is shockingly handled by a whiteContinue reading “Just Mercy”
Reviewed by Akanksha Mishra, BBA F, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Rarely one comes across such a fine movie that deserves all the hype surrounding it. David Fincher, a creative genius, blessed us with one of his finest works ever – The Social Network. Ten years later this movie stillContinue reading “The Social Network”
Reviewed by Vidyut Iyer, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law It’s been 14 years since HBO’s iconic series ‘The Sopranos’ came to an end. The Sopranos is indubitably the paradigm-shifting tv show that irrevocably changed the structure of television shows for the better. Created by David Chase, The Sopranos expatiates on the life of NewContinue reading “The Sopranos”
Reviewed by Shubham AP Mohapatra, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law With the main running theme of the plot being redemption, A Silent Voice follows the life of Shoya Ishida whose plotline begins with his intention to commit suicide. However, changing his decision at the end moment, Shoya reminisces of his elementaryContinue reading “A Silent Voice”
Reviewed by Virali Joisher, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai In a country like India where family is considered to be the most important social institution and love for families is put on a pedestal, I can’t help but snarl at the irony that most of the television shows produced inContinue reading “This Is Us”
Reviewed by Arya Shahir, BBA D, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Schitt’s Creek is a series that portrays the rapid shift of a family from a lavish lifestyle in Upper Manhattan to that of just another townsperson. It humorously depicts the journey from the family’s initial rejection of their newfoundContinue reading “Schitt’$ Creek”
Reviewed by Anuraag Asiwal, BA, Batch of 2023, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai The opening scene of Promising Young Woman may be a very clever flip on the well-established cliché of seeing scantily-clad women dancing sensually to thumping techno music. But writer-director, Emerald Fennell, cleverly subverts this, by showing middle-aged men gyrating toContinue reading “Promising Young Woman”
Reviewed by Aria Sheth, BBA, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law ‘Legal Eagles’ by Indu Bhan is a seven-chapter book discussing the lives of seven of the most outstanding Indian lawyers, namely Harish Salve, Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Arvind Datar, Aryama Sundaram, Prashant Bhushan, and Rohinton Nariman. This book examines eachContinue reading “Legal Eagles: Stories of The Top Seven Indian Lawyers by Indu Bhan”
Reviewed by Kshitij K. Viswanath, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Mumbai John Ray Grisham Jr., popularly called John Grisham, is a lawyer by profession and a writer by passion. The fusion of the two incites a feeling of thrill when you read it with the intensity that the feeling lingers monthsContinue reading “The Ambulance Chases Big Dreams”
Reviewed by Yash Sinha, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Why I am a Hindu is a book which consists of two sections as the author sees it, the first section very much talks about Hinduism and its brief history. The belief in the religion and the epics ofContinue reading “Why I am a Hindu by Shashi Tharoor”
Reviewed By Aarushi Khandelwal, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child- What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something andContinue reading “Becoming by Michelle Obama”
Investments in the stock markets are subject to a myriad of market risks that arise out of the uncertainty of how the players in the market would react. Investors in the stock market can be classified into two categories: Retail Investors and Institutional Investors. Retail Investors are individuals who trade equities in a personal capacity,Continue reading “GameStop”
An Overview of the Reproductive Rights of Women Across the Globe Over the centuries, women have always been seen as inferior beings in most cultures around the world. They were largely confined to their homes and barely had any substantial rights. After several movements and protests during the last few decades, the overall situation ofContinue reading “Mission Abort”
THE LATENT ELEMENT OF INDIAN ELECTIONS: WOMEN Someone’s privilege may be another person’s hard-earned right. After more than 7 decades of independence, India remains colonised by a ghost of gender inequality which continues to haunt the credibility of Indian electoral politics, by constantly questioning its inclusivity. Although we proudly acclaim the adoption of Universal FranchiseContinue reading “WOMEN CANDIDATES AND ELECTIONS”
The year 2020 was a ride into the most frightening haunted house of all times. As the year started with the outburst of the Coronavirus pandemic with places shut down due to the country wide lockdown and the economy dropping steadily. The agriculture sector being the major source of income for the country had alsoContinue reading “THE LOCUST ATTACK”
Nikita Kaushik, BA, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai On January 15, 1947, the remains of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, commonly known as “The Black Dahlia,” was discovered by Betty Bersinger on a morning stroll on the block of 3800 Nortan Avenue, LA. The body was cut in half and was soContinue reading “The Black Dahlia”
Aria Sheth, BBA Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi was the son of Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India from 1966-77 and 1980-84). Ever since his childhood, he was groomed for a political role by Indira Gandhi; presumably to succeed his mother’s term. During the 1970s, Sanjay Gandhi gainedContinue reading “Sanjay Gandhi’s death and its possible relation to Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari”
Khushi Saboo, BBA Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai A variety of ancient civilizations assumed that the World was flat because they simply knew no better. But today, despite decades of evidence to prove the contrary, some people still claim that the World is flat. We know more about the curvatureContinue reading “Is the Earth really flat?”
Shubham AP Mohapatra, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai All things are great and beautiful in the city of Chandigarh. The beautiful grids of the city merit for it being called one of the best planned cities in the country of India. A gift to India by Le Corbusier, his architecturalContinue reading “The invisible shackles of the most beautifully planned city in India – Chandigarh”
Shushrut Devadiga, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Date: 14th November 2020 Tonight, I led 5 officers in a raid on a derelict and crumbling apartment in Byculla. Half an hour ago, we received a complaint from a hawker who had passed by the building which contained the apartment, claiming thatContinue reading “Diary of Inspector Alok Patil, Mumbai Police”
A butterfly flapped its wings somewhere, and caused chaos everywhere. It was in December 2019, when a deadly virus was first reported to cause a respiratory problem in humans, in ‘Wuhan’, a city in China. Identified as Novel Coronavirus, its genetic links were soon traced to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak of 2003,Continue reading “Corona: The Crown That Ruled The World In 2020”
The coronavirus pandemic sneaked up and unmasked and exacerbated the asymmetry present in our education system. The pandemic hit hard each and every life in the country in various ways. The effect of pandemic on various institutions, organizations, sectors, and administration bears both long-term and short-term implications. The one major hit in this pandemic wasContinue reading “Mind the Gap”
Another gigantic misfortune struck Uttarakhand on February 7, 2021 when an ice sheet burst occurred in Chamoli locale of the state. An enormous piece of Nanda Devi glacial mass severed on a cold winter morning of February and fell into a stream, setting off a torrential “Glacial lake outburst flood” (GLOF) in Dhauli Ganga, RishiContinue reading “Uttarakhand Glacier Burst”
“When you are good at despising little things, you are likely to throw away the tiny match stick that has the potential of putting the entire forest on fire! Little things do carry heavy potentials!” -Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365
Siddharth Chhadwa, Winner The room felt cold inside, even without any windows it was a weird temperature that went inside. Maybe it was because all the room was white, the walls, the ceiling, and even the marble on the floor. Tara was weeping as she sat there with a scarred face after Ved brought herContinue reading “THE WHITE ROOM”
Ishita Joshi, Runner-Up She was pregnant? I cannot believe this. I remember her telling me that she thought it was time, but I never really saw a kid somehow magically mend our marriage. Just days after my mother’s demise, this is the last thing I would’ve on my mind. For most of the time, itContinue reading “GONE GIRL”
By Devansh Dev, Runner-Up We see Dom Cobb, a character played by Leonardo DiCaprio, like a thief in ‘Inception’ having a rare ability to tap into people’s subconscious through their dreams and familiarize themselves with their secrets. The story beautifully portrays how this boon transits to his bane, and he loses everything he loves evenContinue reading “The Inception of Shutter Street”
Reviewed by Kshitij Kasi, BBA D, Batch of 2024, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai Racial Prejudice; the unspoken form of racism that plagues us today, can be demeaning and difficult in more ways than one. French Director Julien Rambaldi’s movie ‘The African Doctor’ can be deemed to be a testimony as it managesContinue reading “Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont”
Reviewed by Khushi Saboo, BBA D, Batch of 2025, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law Harry Styles winning the Best Pop Solo Performance Award at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards has come as no surprise for all the “Watermelon Sugar” fans. Fine Line is the kind of album that makes you think of fruit saladsContinue reading “Fine Line by Harry Styles”
By Ghazal Bhootra, BBA, Batch of 2024, NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. How do you get out of a matrix that you don’t know you are in? An average human taps, swipes, and clicks on their phone 2,617 times a day. If that statistic isn’t a testament to where we are headingContinue reading “Monetizing Fear of Missing Out: A Take On Social Media’s Business Model”