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Devansh Kalra(Group Head)
Krishna Kapoor(Group Head)
Syed Saad Ali(Film Head)
Divyam N Kumar
Divyam N Kumar
“It’s 8:45 a.m. I should at least turn on my laptop to join the class meeting,” I uttered half-asleep to myself as the alarm rings throughout the room, disturbing my sister’s sleep beside me. I got out of bed and took a glance at my pale sleep-deprived face in the mirror and knowing that playing among us till 4 in the morning wasn’t actually a...
“Argh! I have finally made through all the lectures for today.”
Fifteen minutes just after the class, my phone starts to buzz as my friends want to play ‘Among Us’ yet again.
From searching for the answers in textbooks to detecting impostors, time flies by.
The thought of completing the previous day’s assignment...
It's 9 pm now and I convince myself that I will be productive but, tomorrow. Therefore, being unproductive the rest of the day is justified by my conscience.
After the usual home-made dinner with family which is only appreciated when the mess food becomes overwhelmingly disappointing, I open my laptop and get ready to finish exactly two...
lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Attending college has always been exhausting, but what keep us going are the things around us. One thing that we all have in common is the will to attend a morning class, which is equal to zero. So, we miss our morning lecture, call an emergency meeting, and lay out the tasks for the day. We meet in the amphitheatre, admire how beautiful our college is, click pictures in front of the infamous graffiti wall and then plan the rest of the day. We start pitching in ideas and we finally decide to head towards our canteen to have the most overrated chow mien samosas. But wait, is our day even complete without one of our friends ditching us for a society meeting? After he leaves, we settle down, and we finally complete the first task for the day. Who knew that we’d have a sus between us who’d end up saying “yaar, I forgot to bring my wallet, but I’ll pay next time.” We had still left two of our boring classes to attend, due to the lack of motivation, we bunk our lectures and leave for authority to have our notes photocopied which we probably would never look at. We were so close to complete all our tasks but then we reached the admin office to pick up our original documents, just to find the staff is out for lunch.
Humans tend to find an easier way for completing their tasks. It is all history when people used to wake up hours before to reach their college or office on time. We have gotten so used to the habits we inculcated over the period of lockdown that we have forgotten the things we have been doing our whole life. The new trends have been introduced and people have been following them so enthusiastically, that they almost forget that one day everything will get back to normal.
In the beginning of the lockdown, some people engaged themselves in activities out of their comfort zone while others experimented new things. Shortly after, people got used to this lifestyle and yet again started to live their monotonous life. Logging into google meet to be present for the classes to end up sleeping halfway through it. Scrolling through your Instagram feed and having lunch while attending a class have become the new normal.
The COVID-19 pandemic has irreversibly altered our way of life. Face-to-face meetings and social events have become extinct for millions of people around the world, operating online has become the modern standard, and people are too scared to fly outside of their area code. Physical inactivity has caused many people to change their lifestyle, placing a strain on their mental health. The effect of this isolation on our mental health cannot be overlooked, because of the seriousness of the consequences, it is often referred to as an epidemic. Loneliness has greatly affected people living alone, it has been identified as a global public health issue linked to an increased risk of mental and physical illness, cognitive impairment, suicidal behaviour, and all-cause mortality. To combat this lonesomeness caused by the lockdown many social media-based online counselling programmes were developed, and gained rapid attention because they could safely link mental health professionals with anyone who needed them. Social networking has become a vital way to communicate with others, it has helped people feel less lonely at times, has brought people together and has greatly aided in keeping the globe linked through the pandemic. Many people have taken to social media to sustain their connections and access entertainment, internet memes have been used to share awareness, and create a diversion from the pandemic. Thanks to technological advancements and social media, people have remained fit, informed, and connected in these challenging times. However, the dissemination of disinformation aided by social media and other emerging channels has proven to be a great danger to global public health such as the virus itself. Social media is used as an essential tool to counter fake news and misinformative narratives about COVID-19. These narratives are among the most unfortunate developments of this generation, particularly within the context of social media, which serves as a medium without boundaries for users to easily circulate misleading and manipulative content in order to fool the public. However, where there has been disinformation and paranoia on social media, there has also been a wealth of vital, life-saving knowledge, connections with others, and global solidarity. Sharing encounters with family and friends helped to alleviate both physical and emotional loneliness simultaneously reminding us that we're all in this together.
11:20 AM - 23 Dec 2020
Don't drown my future with alcohol. Sanitizer is a voluntary madness.
Change is the only constant they say. But this does not feel like change. Instead, it feels like a transformation, a transformation of thoughts, of people, and of the world. Though technology has kept us close to our loved ones, it still does not feel as comfortable as the warm hug that they offer.
There are a million questions that remain unanswered. You’re wondering when will you get to go back to the times that you so dearly miss. You’re wondering when will you be able to enjoy the chaos of the streets. You’re wondering when will you be able to attend an offline society meeting in DN area. But one thing that you do know is that there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day.
Young people are constantly feeling afraid, anxious and overwhelmed, they are afraid of losing friends and family, anxious about how life will be like after the lockdown has been lifted and are ridiculously overwhelmed with how much school-work and revision has to be done in order to not be left behind. Although some people concentrated on enhancing both their academic and extracurricular spheres, others were unable to make significant progress in their academic and professional pursuits. While it is a good call to try or learn something new in order to be productive, effective and distract oneself from all the negativity caused by the pandemic, this whole ordeal has begun to resemble a race.
Yes, we live in a highly competitive world where one must succeed in their profession in order to receive a job offer or a good job opportunity, but who among us imagined that the lockdown would also turn into a massive race track for students? Isn’t it funny how humans transform everything into a race, even in the face of a pandemic. Apart from other factors, it is worth mentioning that this pointless rat race is having a negative impact on certain students' mental health. This overwhelming need to do all at once has left many students apprehensive, as they are unable to keep up with the ongoing madness.
2020, 2021, Covid, Studen...
It’s hard to be productive and creative while in quarantine because you’re stuck at home all day. It's easy to lose track of what needs to be done because there are too many distractions, such as pets, household tasks, and family members. There is no denying that these months have been hard for all of us, restrictions on social interaction, inactive lifestyle, financial uncertainty, plus the fear triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic- all of these are causing tremendous psychological distress among people.
Life as a student has become difficult because of the pressure of studying and moving forward at a fast pace during such a pandemic, University went from meeting with friends and attending lectures to being locked away to the confines of a room staring at a screen for hours.