Feeds Issue 1 | Volume 10

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"Make a Zine", our first issue of Volume 10, written, designed and articulated entirely by the inductions applicants for this edition. With a range of stories, alluring designs and intricate illustrations, take a dive into the fresh minds of our student community.



Director

Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas

Dean (Students’ Welfare)

Dr. N. Kumaresan

Faculty Advisors

Dr. S. Mekala

Dr. K. N. Sheeba

Vedanjali Polaki

Editor, Head of Initiatives

Cover: Harish

Writers: Nikilesh, Srividya, Souvik, B Kalyaan,

Varshni, Sailesh, Jacob, Ambika, Ajitha Prasad,

Sivaraj, Bavesh, Nithila, Abishek Arjun, Arjitha,

Hanan, Samgeetha

Illustrators: Nandhini, Navilan, Rohit

Designers: Rohit Chari, Manasa, Nivedha, Shreya,

Sivaraj, Souvik, Vaibhav

Editor

Rishab Senthil Kumar

Co-Editors

Shrikar Banagiri

Athreyan MKS

Editor, Online Presence

Kumaraguruparan

Ajay Baradwaj

Editor, Head of Initiatives

Vedanjali Polaki

Editor, Design

D.R Harish Raj

When we first discussed conducting an event

exclusively for freshers (current sophomores), we

settled on allowing them to write for and design

an entire issue. We decided to call this initiative

‘Make-a-zine,’ since it is faintly homophonic to

‘magazine’ and suggests that the issue will be

made from scratch by freshers. The idea was to

take them through the whole process of putting

together a Feeds issue, beginning from the

ideation phase to designing/illustrating articles.

We received an overwhelming response and did

our best to include as many articles as we could. It

should be noted that some of the designers of this

issue were absolute beginners to graphic design

and yet managed to submit stellar renditions.

The article, ‘A world much like ours,’ satirises the

impossible beauty standards in the contemporary

world with a twist. Another hard-hitting piece is, ‘A

Jew in a Chamber’, which imagines the trauma of

a Jew in Nazi Germany. ‘Alle-gory?’ is yet another

intriguing piece that takes us through some

dark intricacies in seemingly innocent nursery

rhymes. Besides, we have a couple of NIT-Tcentric

articles like, ‘What if College opened

tomorrow?’ and ‘Fake news: NIT-T opens Gaming

cafe.’ Overall, the issue is well-balanced, covering

a wide range of genres like psychology, dark

humour, sports, activism as well as literature.

This issue is the first of its kind, and we are

extremely proud of the quality of work showcased

by the writers and designers. We hope they had as

much fun working with us as we did putting this

issue together.

Founders

Karthik Selva and Deepak

Valagam (ICE 2012)

©Feeds NITT 2020. All rights reserved.


No No Sleep

04

04 Preetham


Rohit Chari

Nikhilesh

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05


06

Feature


Manasa Srividya

05 07


Feature

08 Feeds


Souvik

09


Feature

With the clock ticking agonisingly towards full-time on

May 13, 2012, the red half of Manchester was eagerly

anticipating a 20th League Title celebration at the Stadium

of Light.

But Manchester City and QPR were still playing at the

Etihad. A stoppage-time equaliser by Dzeko put City to

level, and United fans got twitchy- but they were still

two points clear.

Then, in the dying embers of injury-time, Aguero collected

the ball from Mario Balotelli on the edge of the

box before rounding Nedum Onuoha and slamming it

past Paddy Kenny to give City their first title in 44 years

and spark pandemonium at the Etihad.

Almost as memorable as the goal itself was Martin Tyler’s

iconic commentary on Sky Sports.

“Aguerooooo!” he screamed as the striker fired in the

winner. “I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever

again. So watch it, drink it in!”

For the first time in 44 years, City claimed the title in

what would prove to be the start of a new era for the

Manchester club and the premier league itself.

Now, what makes the Premier League special? Is it the

intensity with which the game is played? Is it the number

of goals scored? Is it because of the commentary?

(It’s not, you should see how crappy Bundesliga’s commentary

is) or is it because of the famous players and

managers working in the Premier League? Now, any

Premier League fan can answer all these questions and

make their point. Let’s dig deeper and break it down

to the subtle details to see what makes the Premier

League the most-watched football league world.

HOW GOOD IS THE GAME PLAYED? OR

HOW BAD?

Many football leagues associate themselves with one

style of playing. If you take the Italian Serie A, the players

defend deep and wait for counter-attacking chances.

The Spanish La Liga is more of a possession-based

football, making short passes to score goals. The Bundesliga

focuses on powerful attacking by making intelligent

passes by finding space with no regard to their

defense whatsoever. The Premier League is a mix of all

these styles because the managers who come to the

Premier League are pioneers in their respective types

of football; be it Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, or Jurgen

Klopp. Even lesser recognised teams like Sheffi eld

United have their own type of football.

“I realised how difficult it is. Definitely, we are not safe

until the referee says ‘Okay, go home’.”

- Pep Guardiola describes the

premier league

10 Nivedha


HOW COMPETITIVE? HOW PREDICTABLE?

The title race and the race for the top 4 (to qualify for the

Champions League) in the Premier League is as thrilling

as a Christopher Nolan movie. Leicester City’s 2015/16

Premier League title win was one of the greatest sporting

stories of all time. In other leagues, it’ll be like Meryl

Streep getting nominated for another Academy award;

the same club wins the title again and again. Whereas in

the Premier League, the title winners have changed five

times in the last ten years.

What does the league mean to the fans? To the country?

To the world?

For every football fan, one of their dreams will be to visit

their favourite football stadium. Every Liverpool fan

wants to stand on the kop and sing “You’ll never walk

alone” when the players come out of the dugout. Every

Manchester City fan (if there are any) wants to see Aguero’s

goal in their own eyes. Every Arsenal and Spurs fan

dreams of winning a trophy again so that they won’t

get bullied wherever they go. The fans are everything

in football. When Diego Maradonna won the scudetto

in Italy with Napoli, the crime rate in Naples reduced

drastically because all the people stayed in their homes

to watch their beloved player dance with the ball and

score incredible goals.

BEYOND FOOTBALL

The Premier League is not just a sports league, but

it’s also a very powerful organisation. The League and

its clubs are committed to equality and diversity and

constantly work to combat all forms of discrimination.

The League also works with Stonewall and its Rainbow

Laces campaign, supporting the LGBTQ+ community in

football and beyond.

Football is the most important of the least important

things. Why is it the most-watched sport in the world?

That’s still an enigma, but football is here to stay, it is

here to entertain, it is here to make us go crazy, and it

is here for us to debate between Messi and Ronaldo all

day long!

Kalyan

11


Feature

12

12

Shreya


Cover Story

Varshni 13 13


14 Komal

Sivaraj


Sailesh

15


16 16

Navilan


Comic

Nandini 17


18 Rohit Chari


Bavesh

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20

Manasa


Let’s Talk About

Komal Swedha, Sivaraj Vaishnavi, KGP 21


22 Feeds Sangeetha


Souvik

Jacob

23


24


Souvik

Arjitha

25


26

Sivaraj


Abishek Arjun

27


Harish Raj

28 Vaibhav Hanan


Poem

Rohit Chari

Ajitha Prasad

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De Jure Adversary

Redefining damsel in distress

Dear Daughter,

I was born in a world constructed of cruelty and heresy.

Decades later, it haunts me to understand that we

are in no better place. I felt it was crucial for this generation

of leaders to understand their purpose through

righteousness. I hoped that this would mark the epoch

of women empowering each other to build a state of

compassion and benevolence. I wished that this would

be a time when no more girl children would have to be

protected from the world, but given wings to conquer

one.

Why is it still normal to say that being just is seldom

pragmatic?

I was born into a forward-thinking family at the time,

and I wasn’t denied anything my brothers enjoyed. My

parents had nurtured me and inspired me to be the

person I became. My mother taught me she wasn’t

known just as a widow, but as a social worker and freedom

fighter. I had the space to question society rather

than accepting the status quo. My rebellion started as a

child against the deeply demeaning institution of caste.

I pursued my education at one of the renowned institutions

yet and grew myself out of the box and moved to

Singapore.

Destiny fell upon me. A five-hour meeting changed the

course of my life. I am of course talking about the biggest

patriot I had seen, not just towards the country but

also towards humanity. Subhas Chandra Bose! I would

aver that he was, is, and will be the military icon of the

nation. He taught me freedom can be won. At the strike

of the fifth hour, I was ready to give my blood for our

freedom. We had a passion, we had a reason, and most

of all, we had integrity.

I was offered captaincy of Rani of Jhansi Regiment of

the Indian National Army. The all-women regiment

fought its course in Burma valiantly. I was captured,

yes, but the courage in me never died; if anything, it

intensified, like an ember does into a blazing wildfire. All

those eyes, they are flaring down upon the world that

was built on their sacrifice.

It is an exuberant feeling to be writing to the first fulltime

woman Defence Minister of India. It gives me great

pride to witness you heading the behemoth of a battle

that is ensuring the security and sovereignty of the republic.

At the same time, I am dispirited to know that

a woman cannot be on the frontline in combat. We

both come from the land that cradled and raised combatants

like Velu Nachiyar, and her army commander,

Kuyili, who burnt the British armoury and dictated the

significance of women in combat. It is disheartening to

learn that we have put women on spaceships, traversing

the cosmos, but are still somehow reluctant to train

them to lead combat sails. To defend the nation we so

dearly love.

The physical differences might make a woman vulnerable,

you say, but why stop her when she can embrace it

wholeheartedly to victory? It is important that we don’t

just have equality on paper. Drown out the noises of

social stigma clogging your ears. I think it is time the

National Defence Academy and Sainik schools inducted

girls and unfettered them from stereotypes. A woman

does not stand the description of gentle anymore,

you must know that very well yourself. I hope you help

create administrative and social infrastructure for the

women after you.

I hope you will take forward the legacy I have left behind.

I hope India vindicates itself from my accusations.

Raise arms for peace and sisterhood only. Create a reality

that is unprejudiced and just. Create an amiable

nation. Create a world built on the bedrock of amity.

Glad to ignite and revolutionize,

For a better world,

Lakshmi Sahgal

30 Nivedha Nithila


Vaibhav

Ambika

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