He Contemplates L’Arc de Triomphe

This poem appears out of a collaboration with Isha Agrawal on Instagram, who asked me to write on the picture she shot. Find her here.

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Whose Spaces | August 31, 2017

This is an incomplete archive of events from IIT Kanpur. Written for Nirvaak, a more concise version of this story can be found here.

The Visitor’s Hostel (VH), IIT Kanpur, recently saw a change of contract. A competitive bidding process was followed, like in 2015, but it was based on a new tender document introduced this year. Consequently, a new contractor replaced the old one. The motivation behind this, as reported by Vox Populi, a student-run news medium, is to improve the quality of services.

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