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By Sambit Dash On 11 Feb, 2014 At 09:22 PM | Categorized As Columns, Sambit Speaks, Social Media and Technology | With 0 Comments

11th February is being celebrated as Safer Internet Day. It must be of great significance to all of us, integral part of whose lives revolve around internet. From office to personal lives, internet has become a mainstay, with exception of those individuals who have vowed not to be dirtied by this technology. Thus our lives, or […]

By Sambit Dash On 27 Nov, 2013 At 09:25 PM | Categorized As India, Sambit Speaks | With 0 Comments

The voice of the oppressed now resonates; it seeks an end to the malady. The voice now reaches the echelons of power and the sanitized confines of drawing room, mostly emanating from the histrionic filled oratory in the cool confines of television studios. Oppression of the gender that bears life has become a hallmark of […]

By Sambit Dash On 20 Oct, 2013 At 08:40 PM | Categorized As Entertainment, Movie Review, Sambit Speaks | With 0 Comments

If there could be an antithesis of a movie title, this would be it. Gravity, which begins with three astronauts, one only with voice however, reduces to two in forty minutes and then for the rest of it features only the veteran Sandra Bullock. And for the whole of it barring the last five odd […]

By Sambit Dash On 17 Sep, 2013 At 09:12 AM | Categorized As Columns, Education, Featured, Sambit Speaks | With 1 Comment

As I stepped out of my office building, having walked a yard or two towards the gate, I saw a well dressed boy coming towards me. Despite my thinking wires drawing numerous connections during those few seconds, I failed to recognize him. “I saw you; you were the commentator for the cricket match the other […]

By Sambit Dash On 15 Aug, 2013 At 09:15 PM | Categorized As Sambit Speaks, The Manipal Experience | With 0 Comments

It is that time of the year again. Portals of education are thronged by the young. The students who enter these colleges are characterized by a gleam in their eyes, the passion to prove themselves, the apprehensions regarding a new system, the bright new clothes and clean shoes, moving around in groups, and that inimitable […]

By Sambit Dash On 1 May, 2013 At 12:25 AM | Categorized As Sambit Speaks, Thoughts | With 0 Comments

“The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.” Jiddu Krishnamurty No it’s not a philosophical piece. Well almost not. As the season of college fests, inter and intra college cultural extravaganza, food festivals, and numerous such competitions, etc., come to a close, the time is ripe to reflect upon that one […]

By Sambit Dash On 13 Feb, 2013 At 09:38 PM | Categorized As Columns, Featured, Miscellaneous, Sambit Speaks | With 1 Comment

The last month of the year and a few of the last year could be described, for a lot of people, as ‘marriage season’. Marriage season sees people of usually a particular range-of-age getting hitched. Some of those matches pending since a long time to be made, some highly anticipated, some surprising, yet none of […]

By Sambit Dash On 14 Nov, 2012 At 06:35 PM | Categorized As Sambit Speaks | With 0 Comments

This Deepavali saw an increase in no-cracker celebration, or at least in the noise about it. And it split people into two groups. One that advocated no-cracker diwali for various reasons, and other that believed in with-cracker diwali to be the real way to celebrate the festival. All this led to some minor skirmishes on […]

By Sambit Dash On 7 Nov, 2012 At 06:27 PM | Categorized As Lifestyle, Sambit Speaks | With 0 Comments

Expressing ones thoughts, reading news, reaching out to friends (or foes) are happening in recent times in 140 characters. When -bo. (the newly re-elected American President) used Twitter to declare his victory, it went into the pages of history because of the Twitter frenzy it created. Twitter, the social network, provides for a mere 140 […]

By Sambit Dash On 31 Oct, 2012 At 09:33 PM | Categorized As Sambit Speaks | With 0 Comments

Multitasking is The mantra. Imagining someone not multitasking today will be akin to label the person as old-school, incapable, loser, etc. Multitasking, or doing two or more unrelated tasks at one point of time is probably percieved as an inherent skill that is imbibed in us human beings. But are we really designed to multitask? […]