All posts by Sushmita Sengupta

M.A. English Literature student. Delhi University. Seizing the day since August '94.

The Story of Psychology: A Crash-Course!

“And what would your super-power be?” Asked one of my primary school teachers in one of the activity classes, and left me dumbfounded. While my classmates jumped with ideas, of flying-in-a-cape, burn-the-city-down, fight-with-full-might sort of answers, I kept quiet. Until many years...

/ December 28, 2015

What connects Emotional Quotient and your Dream Job?

All of us have admired the brilliance of the narcissistic, sarcastic and social misfit Dr. Gregory House, from Fox’s popular show House MD.  ‘A genius with side effects‘, is what they called him. Though, this ‘genius’ did manage to tug the...

/ December 15, 2015

The Curse and Blessing of ‘What Next?’

It began with the regular WhatsApp conversation on the night before (read: I-haven’t-studied-anything-I-am-going-to-fail-night) of my friend’s exam. Her final semester exam. 1.47 a.m. Friend 1: Bohot ho gaya! I can’t take this anymore! I am off to Himalayas. Friend 2: Count me...

/ December 10, 2015

Things History Students are Tired of Hearing

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged (in India) that an ‘Arts student’, in possession of a regular Indian family, relatives and neighbourhood must be in want of a more aware vicinity’ – A vicinity which doesn’t fire its prejudices from their...

/ November 24, 2015