All posts by Varna Balakrishnan

A History student at Lady Shri Ram College who uses her love for words and good stories to escape reality.

Of Nursery Admissions: Privilege & Diversity in Schools

This is the third of a five part series that aims to understand the process of nursery admissions in Delhi and annual struggles associated with it. Here’s a fact – Delhi has about 5043 schools. It almost makes one believe that the...

/ February 4, 2016

A Degree in Social Work does NOT equal doing Charity!

Vandana Gopikumar, a Masters in Social Work, graduated from Madras School of Social Work and went onto establish The Banyan, an NGO that works with, and for, women with psycho-social needs. Today, the organisation is among the strongest voices in the...

/ December 21, 2015

Life in a Law School: How Strong is the Case?

In 2015, about 40,000 students appeared for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), hoping to steer their lives into legal education. The war for a spot in the top law schools of the country and the preparation, many feel, is...

/ December 2, 2015

Pre-Examination Stress: Good or Bad?

“This wasn’t how it was supposed to be”, you explain to your stressed-out self. You repeat this a million times, while mentally calculate the time duration of all the television series you’ve watched this semester, and then imagining how different your...

/ November 26, 2015