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CONTENTS Page 2 Altered Sensorium Synergy 2012 KMC Sports Update Women’s Rights Page 3 KMC Diaries La Liga Vs EPL Page 4 How to crack ICMR STS

CMC Vellore’s annual Cultural and Sports Fest Prizes won: 1.

1st in Debate: Ramakrishnan Dindigal and Srikanth Aswin

Literary, Stage and Debating Society Two Sides of a Coin


1s in Treasure Hunt: Mishaal Talish and Ntish Sharma


1st in DC: Dr. Saket A, Dr. Kartik V, Srikanth

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1st in Eastern Acoustics, also Best Singer: Dr. Rahul Venugopal, Indradip M, Vikram S C, Jivakan J, Joel S T, Nitish S, Mishaal T, Rutajeet C

NRI’s guide to surviving in the city


1st in Eastern Group Dance, also Best Dancer: Gayathri S, Divya S, Praveena N, Sanjana K, Madhuri B, Prerana R, Panchami K, Kavitha S, Kriti L, Vipul K R

Transition from Northie to Southie What’s in the Name?


2nd in What’s the Good Word :Dr. Saket A, Dr. Kartik V


3rd in Turncoat: Rohit Shenoy


3rd in Rangoli: Snigdha Bhatia, Khushboo Taneja, Divya Syam, Praveena Nirogi


3rd in Potpourri: Dr. Saket A, Dr. Kartik V, Srivats M

Do’s and Don’ts of Mangalore

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Held on August 1, 2012. @TMA Pai Convention Centre Students of o’10 Batch got a reason to SUIT UP!!! The first glimpse of the incoming batch was quite a sight. The freshers’ gazed awestruck at their seniors, as all of us did,at some point in our lives. A new generation of doctors was initiated and branded as KMC-ites.


The Collage Making Competition was held on

Aug 14,2012. Topics given were, “India, as I see it” and “Dare to Dream”. 9 teams participated, 1st Prize was won by Akshay Naik, Aaron Mascerenhas & Aditya Shetty (‘08); 2nd Prize by Medha Urval,Ankitha G Bhat &Abhishek Tandon (‘11); 3rd Prize by Vaishali Reddy, Lisa Jennifer & Avinika Anand On 15 August, the traditional morning ceremony saw Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr.Surendra Shetty as the Chief Guest. The flag was hoisted followed by breakfast. Students of 2012 batch were accompanied by the Student’s Council to Abhaya Ashram where they put up a great performance for the residents. Batches of 2011,2010,2009,2008 and 2007 went to Sneha Sadan, a home for the HIV children, and spent a satisfying afternoon with the children. Been missing out on all the gossip in college? Looking to travel the world sitting on your couch? Looking to order tasty dinner within 100 bucks? No need to look lost any more! The Moron is here to help you! And he is online! Check out OR Scan the QR Code!


Rutajeet Chatterjee ‘10 In early 2011 a small group of us decided to give up on postings and practical work once a week to jam and try to create some original music. It was here that Altered Sensorium, our college's band took its inaugral steps. With Rahul Venugopal and Semanti Bose's strong vocals, Joel Samuel Thomas' vivid bass lines, Jivikan Jeremiah's electrifying arpeggios on keys, Mishaal Taalish and Nitish Sharma's creative percussion (ranging from Mapex to Matkis) and finally Indradip Maity, Vikram Sarat Chandran and Rutajeet Chatterjee shredding sweeping and chugging on the guitar, the band had a lot of raw talent to work with. Each member brought with them their own influences from alternative rock to pop to heavy metal, our band has played it all. Altered sensorium first received success at NITK surathkal by winning the 3rd place at 'Bandish' the Eastern Rock event in which they covered Chekele by the Malayali band Avial and Nayan Tarse from DevD among others. Pegasus 2012 held at CMC Vellore was Altered Sensorium's second triumph winning First place at the Eastern acoustic event! At present the band is trying to record their first original composition, which they performed live at CMC Vellore on stage. For more information and updates about upcoming performances log on to

FRESHERS 2012: SYNGERGY HELD ON: 10th SEPTEMBER 2012 AT: THE USUAL Town Hall. THEME: ROCK AND ROLL!!!! …..and they did ROCK!! SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY Altered Sensorium Mr. Freshers: Bodhi Ms. Freshers: Kriti


Best Male Model: Rishabh Best Female Model: Kriti

I have to admit, when I came to Mangalore in 2010, the Valentine’s Day incident from 2009 was still fresh in my mind. Moral policing had reared its head in an atrocious way. Then came another such incident where the ‘moral police’ decided to take the law in its own hands- it sent shock waves throughout the entire nation and one question rang out in everyone’s mind. Is Mangalore a safe city for girls? I think it is. As safe as any other city in India can be. Yes, those incidents were violent and way out of line. But no, I don’t think they happen only in Mangalore. Girls everywhere face the brunt of eve teasing and harassment. The two years I’ve been here I’ve seen my fair share of it and I don’t think it is any different from what I have experienced back home. It seems to me that Mangalore has been stigmatized based on the actions of one such group. And yes, it seems unfair to me. Make no mistake, what happened here was utterly wrong. But that does not, and should not, mean that a downward trend

has begun here for women and their rights. -Jaini Gala(10)

Women’s Rights—Fact or Fiction? -Punya Suvarna ‘11 The earliest and most prominent claims for women’s rights originated during the days of the French Revolution in 1791. Today, over two centuries ahead, the fight for women’s rights in India still goes on. In the past month alone, India has been brought to shame by the repeated cases of violence and sexual harassment that has been shown to its fairer sex. Being one of the youngest and largest democracies in the world, India has progressed by leaps and bounds in almost every aspect. But the following headlines, ‘Moral police assault girls at private party in Mangalore’, ‘Twenty men attack girl in Guwahati’, ‘Posters threaten girls of acid attack if seen in jeans in Ranchi’, justify the pathetic position of women in Indian society. What’s even worse is that all these cases of assault have been reported from the cities; the same cities where the educated and the progressive thinkers live. This deplorable situation has been further validated internationally by a survey done by a poll of 370 gender specialists which has labeled India, amongst the G20 nations, as the worst place to be a woman. The real stinger is that Saudi Arabia was voted 2nd worst. Today, it’s the age of the young and modern India. Women are on the same podium as men, standing shoulder to shoulder with them in every facet of life and society. They have every right to go wherever they want, dress however they feel like and meet whomever they want, without the fear of being beaten up by uneducated hooligans or ostracized by a class of society which is still regressive in its thinking. So are the boys the only ones allowed to party and have fun while the girls are punished for doing the same? Article 16 of the constitution clearly states that ‘No citizen shall be discriminated on the grounds of sex.’ However, on numerous occasions, the constitution and basic principles of right and wrong have been thrown out the window whenever the harassment of women have come into the picture. The Big Question is, after all these years of Independence, what is India going to do for its women?


“Month#1 @ College.” -Aastha Garg ‘12. It’s been a month since I stepped into Mangalore airport , wondering what kind of a life lay ahead of me. Knowing that there was no stepping back from this point, I tried to divert my thoughts away from the emotional turmoil within me, towards this brand new chapter of my life that would begin henceforth! The next few days were all about meeting new people and making friends, finding out who was from where and interacting with as many people as possible. The orientation was, yes, a little overwhelming but soon days flew by, getting to know the teachers, trying to remember their names but finally remembering them as ‘amphibian ma’am’, bone ma’am and ‘neuron sir’!! ! “Final-e Year” - Sarah Naushad ‘08 When I think about how I reacted to the inevitable 8th semester tag; I realize most of us treat final year like THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEF, you start out having this deep dark feeling of PAIN seated within you for the last hurdle. The DENIAL you face that third year, the honeymoon, can’t be over. The BARGAIN you strike with yourself during your 7th semester university about how ‘you promise to start reading from the get go’. The DEPRESSION 8th semester throws you as you realize there so much to do in the least possible time. But don’t get me wrong final year is not the death of a MBBS student, it’s the actually the first time you start taking responsibility in yourself and your aim; and that’s where the last stages come in – RECONSTRUCTION, HOPE AND ACCEPTANCE. In short it’s not that bad a ride after all.

“Transition from 9.00 am to 8.00 am.” -Divya Trivedi ‘11.It has been a long four weeks since we started classes for the third semester. We have adjusted to the new college building, the new hostel, the new mess,, new teachers, the new library, and of course – the new canteen. However, the one apparently minor change that we're unable to adapt ourselves to, is the morning 8:00 AM lecture. Rewind to Bejai (hardly a couple of months ago). The corridor echoes with a multitude of alarm tones at 8.00 AM. After hitting the snooze button for the umpteenth time, one roomie calls out to the other - “Go have a bath. I'll sleep till then.” The clock strikes 8:55 AM. Buttered bread in one hand, apron in the other, they race to the lecture hall. By about 9:05 AM or 9:08 AM, the lecture hall appears full. Forward to the present ( at KMC – the main college building). A student pops his head into class at 8:02 AM – spots the teacher on the dais – then pops his head back in a second. No attempts are made to enter the class. With a heavy heart, he walks down the stairs, sad at having lost attendance, or, to be more precise, sad at having lost attendance in spite of having come to college. The same story is repeated several times, by several students. We are a month into 2nd MBBS, but our biological clocks are still in tune with the Bejai work hours. How long will this go on? “Kya aap 5th Semester Pass se tez hain?” - Sagar Jaipuriar ‘10 Attendance shortage after bunking all the morning classes for a whole year. Postings are a blank because you chilled out in 3rd semester. Total duration to study is 5 months, syllabus to study for is of 1 and a half years. You haven't been home since December and you're desperate to go back but sadly you can't. This is the condition of most of the 5th semester MBBS students. Even though it sounds scary it's an adventure in it's own. Everyday you learn something, which amazes you, excites you. I salute the people who have gone through this and wish luck to people who will. THINGS. I.LEARNT. IN.THIRD.YEAR. –Surbhi Chattree ‘09 1.A one month vacation is plenty of time to forget all the things medical you learned in the first two and a half years of medical school. 2. Your laptop IS your best friend. Ditto for the kannada speaking person in your unit. 3.Things that secrete ‘mucus’ are ‘mucous- secreting’ 4.Every time you remember god, it’s mostly to ask why isn’t there a shanbag for comm med?5.Every time you visit a bookshop, its mostly to ask if there is a shanbag for comm med. 6.Excitedly clicking pictures of everything inside a person’s nose is absolutely normal, even desired, behaviour. 7.It’s never lupus. Sorry guys. 8. ‘Inject iv 120 mg artesunate 12 hou……’ hey! Intravenous coffee anyone? 9.Dr House doesn’t need a mask in the OT, he has sterile breath. But you don’t. 10. Everyone knows more than you.EVERYONE.

“Excerpt of a Phlebotomist’s Journal” -Dr. Intern March 1st 2012 First day of internship and I’m super excited; wonder what all cool doctor-y things I’ll get to do. Maybe assist in a surgery or do an LP or something of afore mentioned level of awesomeness…..Red?blue?grey?purple? (yes that’s right not red, blue, green and yellow !@#!)VACUTAINER!!....Free form? Consent? CMO/RMO/DMO sign? ECHO book? MLC?? Discharge summary a.k.a Cheeti. ABG. Brain = monstrosity of a chaos…..Patients in female ward – Parvathamma , Sellamma , Bassamma , Rukiminiamma, Mallamma , Mannamma, Raniyamma , Hanumanthamma ….. ABCDamma to the power of infinity and their corresponding appa’s in the male ward( including a Beerappa ). Now remember what investigation was sent for whom, when it was sent , whether it was abnormal etc…End of the day reaction = Oh MY god I am finally a doctor !! YAY !! Later 6 months into internship …...I now respond to the following “ Doctor / Madame / Sister / Saar…….I now know every nook and cranny of Wenlock/ Attavar/ LGH (something I would’ve thought impossible in those good old undergrad days, what kids we were then )……..Reached surgery OPD well in advance so as to not get into the bull fight for vacutainers. The stash in my bag now holds at least 20 each of all colors of vacutainers , 3 each of 2ml,5ml and 10 10ml syringes, one roll of white plaster , one dynaplast, a few sterile blades varying sizes , gloves 5 pairs . A couple of Foley’s(12fr and 14fr) for emergencies etc…etc….One of those rare days where the formidable Prof. X who sparsely shells out praises tells me that suture I put was good= Reaction: Now I am surely going to be a surgeon!!........Doctor Y told me I will make a good Orthopaedician and the department is in need of female doctors anyways so I think I will consider that……...Today I have decided I want to do Paediatrics, those babies are just so darned cute…...I am so confused as to what I want to do plus there may/ may not be NEET and there May/May not be Rural internship…...

La Liga vs EPL

-Jitesh PK ‘10 The English Premier League is viewed as the most competitive league in the world with the likes of Manches-

ter City, Manchester united, Chelsea, Arsenal and to some extent Tottenham and Liverpool all vying for the top prize. Ok, I agree it is indeed the most competitive league in the world but one can’t proclaim it is ‘the best’ in the world. I wonder what they mean when they say EPL is the ‘best’. Do they mean they have the best players? Do they mean they have the best teams? Do they mean they have the best and craziest fans? Wait, think twice before you discredit the Spanish La Liga. The La Liga is not given its due credit. One may say it’s a two-horse race and it is true to some extent. It contains perhaps the two best teams on the planet: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The La liga has been incredibly dominated by these two teams for the past two or three decades. The fact is Real Madrid and Barcelona are so good that they make the other 18 teams look weak and incompetitive. But once we turn to European football,the scene changes. In fact teams like Athletico Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao are at par with the biggies of EPL. Lets take the case of 2011-2012 season of European football. In the UEFA Champions league as expected the Spanish giants arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona made it to the semifinals. Chelsea defeated Barcelona using unattractive and ‘ugly’ defending tactics and Bayern edged out Madrid in the penalty shoot-out. In the Europa league 3 out of 4 semifinalists were Spanish teams again cementing the fact that teams other than Real Madrid and Barcelona just can’t be written off. I should not forget to mention that Athletic Bilbao even went on to defeat the then defending champions of EPL Manchester United in the quarter-finals of Europa League over two legs. In fact Athletico Bilbao is the only team in Europe in which all the 11 players were home-grown Spanish players. If you pick the best 11 players from La Liga and EPL to compete each other I’m sure the La liga XI with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Casillas, Mesut Ozil etc will make quick work of the opposition. Even when you look at the history of football Real Madrid and Barcelona have been the most consistent and best teams in all aspects. They have together ruled the European football for decades with both having an astonishing 13 European titles between them. Even now Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi are considered the two best footballers of this generation. So I have a sincere request to all the Red Devils, Citizens, Chelsea fans, Gooners and Liverpoolians to think thrice before you claim that the Premier League is better than La liga.


Your guide to ICMR STS 1.Choose a subject. It can be anything, really. Not just the ones you are studying at the moment.

2. Get a guide. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP. Finding a guide is the hardest part. To get a guide of your choice, in the subject of your choice, you should start as early as August!

3. Choose a topic. Let be your God. 4. Finish the protocol writing on time. Preferably by the time you are back from winter vacations. As submission time approaches, ERROR!! Becomes your most dreaded word in the dictionary while uploading!!

TWO SIDES OF A COIN MOTION: Rural service should be made compulsory for all professional courses This was also the Topic of the English debate held at“autumn muse 2012 –annual fest at st.john’’s medical college–. 1st prize bagged by akshay sethi and shireen Rachel George, 3rd prize by abhishek ravindra and medha alexander best speaker: akshay sethi.

Akshay Sethi(10), For

Years ago, there was an old,frail, gentle man...khadi on his back...walking stick in hand...he had a dream. 5. Finish Ethics Committee formalities even before the result is out. If not ICMR, So many years have passed and that man just remains on all our currency notes. His dream? Not even close to being fulfilled. you can always finish it by Manipal Grant. There’s no doubt that asking one year of our absolutely hectic lives to be dedicated to our motherland is a violation of our human rights. But simply put, 6. ICMR Result comes out!! Don’t spend the 10 grand before you receive it!! Its can’t we, while dreaming our dreams, not sacrifice, but USE one year to fulfill time to get to work. the dreams of one million others and that one man, who we so proudly call the Father of Our Nation? OR E F ED C A 7. Gear up and sail through the data T It is sad that we even consider arguing about something like this. Sure, you’ve SP ELA HIS R T H collection and report earned the right to live your life after slogging for so many years. But just imTCH SEARC S!! WA E E agine the number of lives all of us doctors, lawyers, and engineers will be writing. Last date is in ICL E R ART MOR changing for the better, in what is a meager fraction of our time here! October, but so are exams!! That one year would not only help society, but also help us grow. Both professionally and in character. Only by embracing the lives of our less fortunate brother will we be able to value life on a whole different level. Besides, the amount of raw experience achieved in that time would help us sharpen our skills and put us among the best. We are all human. We love the idea of helping someone. We love the idea of being the reason behind so many people’s happiness. Let’s also love the idea of actually doing it.

Medha Alexander(10), Against It appears to be a fine idea – sending young professionals to rural areas to share and shape their skills .It stands to bridge the gap between urban and rural India….however, its execution is riddled with impracticality … So that what is now a noble idea, will become a hair brained scheme. And let’s keep in mind that “mandatory for all professional courses” means those other than and including medicine in both private and government aided universities. First- there is a learning curve (the steeper, the more coveted) that is essential for any fresh graduate to add EQ to his/her IQ and hence increase his/her employability . This is unlikely to be found in rural India. Second (and I’ll give this to you as a question) – Where will a young law gradThe clock keeps ticking. It’s now 3 in the night. The devils hour. The lights have been switched off for a while making it dark to read The fan is on though, and is making a lot of noise, providing little comfort But, Your face brightens up, Rita Hayworth has been smuggled in for Andy. But, Your face shows an expression of absolute awe, The Godfather has spoken.

Making a quiz that Twenty One people, including you will attend. Drawing a stick figure about Michael Collins orbiting the moon for 15 hours. Acting out Two Hundred and Fifty movies you will always save on that hard disk. Saying yes, no, and maybe in a Hundred and Eighty ways within just Ninety seconds. Figuring out a synonym to Abhor, Invidious, and Lollop the first time you heard the words. Long before you gulp that Monk friend of yours Long before you take your first drag of the evening Long before the world tires you out Come, Take a break, and revel in what the world has to offer you. Come,

uate find a better quality of mentorship – with a lawyer in the office of a civil court based in a town or with a village level Tahsildar? The latter is not impossible but a majority of times the former will hold true. Third – rural India (at present) does not have the infrastructure to absorb students coming from so many specialities. Given, a doctor will report to the chief medical officer at the PHC but where is a software engineer supposed to go? Let’s go out on a limb and say that the Gram Panchayat manages to employ him to set up a local cyber café (which isn’t using any of his coding skills but anyway)…what next? How is he to be kept productively employed for the rest of the year? Fourth – I argue that it is morally illogical to ask of a young professional , who has paid for his education at the rates the country’s (increasingly) open market economy dictates, to put the servicing of his loan on hold until he completes his rural service! This is a situation of the cart before the horse. It is doomed to fail unless the state creates in rural India the capacity to provide jobs, rather than expecting it to follow as a consequence.


Do’s and Don’ts of Mangalore 1. Never buy an umbrella. You’ll get wet anyway, and probably lose the one you had. 2. Visit the library, apart from some knowledge, you might also find an umbrella you like. 3. Buy an auto. You’ll make more money than a doctor if you agree to go to Kapri. 4. Grow a moustache. People may mistake you for a Prof. (Or Gondi :P.) 5. Never order Domino’s from Monday to Thursday. Wait for the weekend for double the pleasure. 6. If you can’t find it, it’s probably at Saibeen. 7. Cinepolis will open,just not when it was supposed to (100 years ago). 8. Don’t walk around in groups of more than 5. Or 2. You might get beaten up. Just stay at home. 9. All buses will remain stationary till you decide to cross the road. 10. Follow the Moron.

What’s in the Name? -Srikanth Aswin ‘10 “Never judge a book by its cover”, there couldn’t be a better expression to describe the government hospitals affiliated to our college. Sure, they look old and scary and are slightly smelly but if you’re willing to forego all this (which you must anyway) you will realize that it’s a treasure trove of learning and life experiences; and you’ll realize that there is so much history, soaked in those moss covered walls. More than 165 years old, Wenlock has seen some of the most distinguished doctors such as Dr. Ronald Ross, Dr. Hariharan Srinivasan and Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty ( feel free to add your name as well). Lady Goschen was the wife of George Joachim Goschen, British nobleman and politician- a member of parliament and later the Governor of Madras from 1924 to 1929 and later Viceroy. Lady Margaret Evelyn-Gathorne Hardy, senior to him by eight years, was the youngest of five daughters of an Earl. Quite a cougar, one might suppose! When they fell in love, George’s father, also a politician, vehemently opposed this match and, he used his influence to have George transferred to Australia. Upon his return from Australia however, they got married and Margaret came to be addressed as Lady Goschen. When George Goschen served as Governor of Madras, the women and children’s hospital in Mangalore city was refurbished and renamed as Lady Goschen hospital during his tenure, around 1926. We cannot be so sure about Wenlock though. There have been two Lord Wenlocks, Beilby Lawley and Arthur Lawley , who’ve served as Governors of Madras. While Arthur has roads named after him in Coimbatore, Beilby has a hospital ward named after him in MMC, Chennai. Our hospital could’ve been named after either of them. Perhaps our avid readers could shed some light?

—Priyank Pillai ‘10 Congratulations on deciding to pursue medicine in India! The next five and a half years will be an opportunity for immense personal and academic growth, fraught with its own set of unique challenges and rewards. Here are a couple of pointers on how to best to make of your time here and ease the transition: •Define your goals: What made you want to go into medicine? What does ‘success’ mean to you (on an academic level and on a personal level)? What do you hope to gain from studying in India that you might not have gotten in your home country? These are some of the questions which can give you clarity early on, and help manage expectations over the course of your new life here. •Get involved with the college and with local students: As tempting as it might be to isolate yourself hanging out with other foreign students, do take time to build friendships with the local students. They can provide you with fascinating insights on Indian culture, in addition to giving you useful information on how to cope with the demands of the Indian educational system. Also, the professors and senior students can prove to be extremely helpful resources, so be sure to be ultra-respectful around them and cultivate fruitful relationships. • Get to know Mangalore and learn a couple of basic phrases in Kannada: You’ll be living in this city for five and a half years, so the more you explore its diverse culture, the richer your experiences and understanding of the patients will be. Mangaloreans tend to be incredibly warm and friendly people, and the more you open up to them, the more they open up to you. Learning Kannada will earn you huge brownie points, and though it might seem difficult at first, the language will be your key to truly connecting to the heart and soul of this region.

-Jaini Gala ‘10 You’ve just travelled 2000-odd kilometers across the country. You step out of the airport and it’s like entering a foreign land. The language is different, the food is different and so are the people. Priority number one: Acclimatize. Here’s how: Step number one: Learn to love the rain- it’s going to be with you for a while now. There is no running away from it, so you might as well enjoy it. Step number two: ‘Kannada gothilla’ means I don’t know Kannada- you’re going to be using it quite often! But, learn the local slang- ‘bhaiya’ is now ‘anna’ and ‘dude’ is ‘macha’. Use it aplenty with auto drivers and shop owners- it’ll make the conversations easier! Step number three: You’re in the land of idli-dosa lovers and rice eaters. Sambhar and rasam take over from dal and rajma chawal. Yes, it’s way different. Take it slow and keep your fingers crossedyour taste buds might just adjust! Step number four: South Indians in general tend to be more polite, while North Indians are more direct. To avoid any conflicts, make diplomacy a part of your repertoire while dealing with the typical Southie. People here are also more friendly and helpful (and yes, nosier as a consequence) - you may find it a tad disorienting at first. Now that you’ve made your first foray into this city, get comfortable- you’ll have adjusted in no time!

•Indulge your sense of adventure: Mangalore is a unique city in that it is located at the crossroads between several important and interesting places. Consider taking a weekend off to go explore Manipal, or go trekking through the hilly forests of the Western Ghats. Additionally, more cosmopolitan cities like Goa, Bangalore, and Kochin are also only a mere night’s journey away. You’re in India - a land deeply rooted in history and tradition. Consider this an opportunity to connect with your spiritual side as well. •Smile often, smile regularly: Medicine as a course is challenging enough, even without the added burdens of having to adjust to a totally different culture, language, and learning environment. Sometimes things can get incredibly frustrating. Having a positive outlook and a sense of humor can you keep a balanced perspective and mitigate a lot of the stress. Very often, a smile is all it takes to turn a tense situation around. Who ever said “laughter is the best medicine” was almost certainly a doctor trained in India.


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Color Blocking


Samrah Nomani ‘10 One fine day while exploring the mall I saw a girl wearing bright yellow shoes with green jeans and a white tee. I wondered how this brave use of bold colors could

-Srikanth Aswin ‘10 The battle between iOs and android just got ugly with Samsung having been forced to pay $1 billion in damages to Apple. This victory for Apple




actually look so appealing even surprisingly, cheerful. A few years ago, this trend would be denoted as ‘parrot-y ‘or ‘gaudy’ but now it’s the most “enchique ensemble de la saison.” This concept is known as Color Blocking. In our daily attempt to embrace this very popular and highly emerged trend, several questions pop up in our minds. “ Will this look pretty?” “ Will this be too vulgar?” or even “ Will this make me look like a walking flower pot?” In order to avoid such fashion hazards, we should consider the most important yet simple rule of color blocking. This rule is known as the “rule of two thirds.” Since we know our wheel of primary colors, we can achieve the rule of two-thirds by making a triangle with three sides on the color wheel) and then pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches. To make it even simpler, colors opposite to each other on the color wheel should be paired. Here are a few examples of highly popular color blocking:

however does not change the fact that Android has a huge market share.

1) Pairing up cobalt blue jeans, yellow tee, with an orange blazer

And Google Play continues to grow with over 500,000 apps, the best part

2) Purple, bright blue, teal, could be accessorized with shoes.

being that almost all the top rated iOs apps are available on the play store. Here’s a list of android exclusive apps for users to rejoice and be proud of! Gameboid -is a Nintendo GameBoy emulator, which means it lets you play copies of old GameBoy games. There's a huge library with classics like Mario and Zelda. It takes you back to a time when Pokemon meant the world to us. Even if you’ve never played on a GameBoy you should still try it to get a glimpse of what you missed out on, growing up. WinAmp- Remember this cult favourite media player that was huge before iTunes? Now it packs the same punch on Android. Do you have a ton of music stored on your laptop? This app will sync all of them for you, even if the files are in the iTunes library. PowerAmp is another paid app which is slightly more sophisticated. (But of course in Android you always get things for free.) aTorrent- This one is for those times in the library when you want to download the ‘just released’ episodes of tv shows to watch on your smartphone. This free torrent app is perfect for downloading large files directly to your Android mobile or tablet. You can search for torrents, download multiple ones and open magnet links right from the browser and more! SwiftKey- The best thing about Android is that it lets you customize your phone so much that you get the best User Interface possible. Typing becomes so much easier on a touchscreen and much more accurate over time. It is very intuitive and even eliminates the need to use a spacebar. Vlingo- If you always envied the iPhone for Siri, you need not look any further. This virtual assistant for Android will do whatever you tell it to do. And it works perfectly in India. From sending texts to updating statuses and navigating on Google, this app handles it all very brilliantly.

3). Coral, grey, ivory could be accessorized with bags. 4). Orange, white and dark blue with funky sunglasses. Contrary to common beliefs, color block is not specifically for those with petite frames. Those with curves can also color block with lighter shades. Those with smaller frames who want to maximize their curves can go for deeper and bright colors, such as orange high waist skirts mixed with a purple blouson. Unlike the usual stereotypes, blocking on men is just as expressive and eye-catching as it is on women. A simple turquoise or teal blazer with navy pants or shorts completely does justice to color blocking. Leather laden jackets, shades of red shirts, and white or blue rimmed sunglasses can make any man a style icon. Moreover, the assumption that pink is only for women is long gone! There is more to color blocking than just the “fashion aspect.” Seeing people with vibrant colors demonstrates self-confidence. It’s all about appreciating how comfortable you are in your own skin. Color block is an excellent portrayal of bravery and boldness. Indeed stylish apparel makes a good first impression. As Miuccia Prada expressed, “ fashion fosters clichés of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.”

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