Life in a hosteL

Any guy or girl who has spent a few years in a hostel will tell you that it is a mixed bag. Neither is it all fun, games and drinking, nor is it all studies, ragging and tension. It is an ideal preparatory type="text/javascript"> ground for all ’kids’ to grow up and face life.

Here what i feel, i listed 3 good and bad sides of Hostel life.............


1. Movies:I watched most of the movies FDFS (First Day First Show). It did not really matter if the movie was good, bad or ugly. It did not matter if the movie was a comedy, romance or a tragedy. It did not matter if it came from a Yash Raj banner's KANK or was a Ramgopal verama's ki AAG or PHOONK.
ultimately we had fun.....

2. Dhaba Food: We had lots of Dhaba food. Being a veg eater, I ate numerous plates of dal makhni, malaai kofta,kadhai paneer, mushroom masala....... n butter rotis We had food in dhabas mainly becoz we enjoyed the food there and could not afford food in big restaurants anyway.
we just contribute n enjoyed..... (anshoole never contribute bt he cames first to us n convince us..lolz)

3. Drinking and Dirty Mags: As anyone staying in hostels will tell you, guys drink a LOT! In our hostel, even girls used to drink and 'daaru' was plentiful. It did not matter if you had money or not - no body refused a girl a drink! So we drank like there was no tomorrow....Guys somehow feel dirty mags are an exclusive all male thing. HELL NO!!!! Girls read dirty mags too...though our stuff isn't as 'in your face' as the boys ones. The number of Dirty Mags i have been through in those one n half years - I can not match up in all my years ahead. And everybody used to bring their own collection and share with all. So I read English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Punjabi,and even some French dirty mags. (Fortunately you read less and look more - as I cant read all those languages).


1. Ragging: No body enjoys running around in the college campus proposing to a guy (randomly jo bakra mil gya wo)! But ragging was accepted as a necessary evil and we had to tolerate it as well. But to our credit WE NEVER RAGGED anyone. No clarifications. No one was even told to sing a song, dance - nothing at all. Unfortunately we were not so lucky and had to do several ragging acts like:
- Proposing to seniors
- Dancing Mujra in scanty clothes for for our seniors (GIRLS ONLY)
But thanks to this - I could after that I was never shy - no issues at all. I was very shy before i went to the hostel.

2. Hostel Food: I will let you judge our hostel food by describing a typical canteen meal.

Water colour dal
Sabzi (A mix of vegetables no one can understand)
Paneer (its like non dust rubber)

Noodles (dey try to mde chineese bt they don’t how to cook)

Roti *(its like papad)
To say the least - we hated it from the bottom of our heart and ate out when the pocket permitted. But thanks to this - I can today eat anything, anywhere - no problem sir!

3. Exams: It’s not really anything to do with Hostels, but we did have to study a lot in the hostel. Atleast 3 weeks in a semester… (including T1 T2 n T3). we used to study day and night. And by day and night - I mean upto 5 hours a day! And the hostel gals were very supportive(they prepared notes and coz we are the boys(hum photoshop wale ke pass jakar saare notes ki photocopy kra lete hai). No one EVER disturbed you if you were studying. But those 3 weeks were really tough. The only pleasure was the day wen exams over……

At the end of it all, I feel when i have kids, i will definitely keep them a few years in hostel. This will help them ’GROW UP’.

Share your experiences with us !!!



There is a Hippocratic principle that states: "Let your medicine be your food and your food be your medicine." In other words, eating right will keep your body in good condition. Cancer patients find it even more important to eat right - during treatment, their dietary intake can literally become a matter of life and death.

Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are the most common treatments designed to stop the spread of cancer by killing and/or removing cancerous cells. Unfortunately, in the process of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, many of the body's healthy cells are also damaged or destroyed.

During these treatments the body is working unusually hard: fighting the cancer cells, and attending to the damage to healthy cells caused by the therapy by repairing and replacing already-damaged cells. The strain of these combined tasks is considerable, and the body requires a proportionally higher amount of nutrients just to maintain standard body functions. Those same nutrients are also needed as building blocks for the functions that will repair all the collateral cellular damage caused by therapy which may be distant from the actual site of treatment. If there aren't enough nutrients to go around, this will lead to malnutrition, a condition where the body is not taking in enough of the right kind of nutrients, forcing it to take them from stores in the fat or actually breaking down existing muscle tissue to obtain what is needed.

Malnutrition is very dangerous -- many studies have shown that weight loss drastically increases the mortality rate for most types of cancer while also lowering the response to chemotherapy. Of course, the reverse also seems to be true - in fact, a diet rich in the proper nutrients can often lessen the side effects of treatment and may even shorten recovery time. In most cases, malnutrition can be prevented by simply eating enough foods rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants. For patients with oral cancer, eating properly can pose a difficult problem.

The proper nutrients assist the body in rebuilding damaged cells, but anti-oxidants may actually fight the cancer directly. An article published last year in the International Journal of Integrative Medicine states that an increase in survival has been demonstrated for patients who received Vitamin A or other anti-oxidants in combination with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This finding was observed for patients with oral and several other kinds of cancer. Patients who were given beta-carotene and other anti-oxidants while undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation lived longer, with an increase in disease-free intervals.

What not to eat is nearly as important. Cutting back on salt, fat, alcohol and sugar intake is essential. Not only are these "empty calories", but in some cases they may assist the continuing development of cancer in the body. For instance, researchers now feel that some tumors are primarily obligate glucose metabolizers; in other words, these tumors are "sugar feeders". In one animal study, there was even a clear dose-dependent response, the more sugar in the diet, the quicker the cancer metastasized in the test animals.

Those experiencing nausea or loss of appetite should press themselves to eat small frequent meals. Another method is to time meals to coincide with periods during the day when the patient is feeling best (generally, patients tend to feel better and have improved appetites early in the day with a progressive decrease in appetite as the day progresses.) Avoid strong aromas if they contribute to the feeling of nausea, such as serving cold rather than hot foods, since odors come from the rising steam.

Cancer patients may also consider nutritional supplements, especially for the times when they feel they cannot eat enough. Although certain nutrient supplements may not work as well as whole foods, there is a general feeling that taking recommended doses of certain vitamins can assist the process in most cases. Many of these are available in liquid or powder form which can be incorporated into a blender drink.

No matter what the symptoms of the treatment, a person with cancer should try to maintain a positive attitude toward maintaining their diet. A change in one's diet "because the doctor told me to" is the easiest and least helpful attitude, while eating better "because I want to do everything I can to beat this thing" is much more productive. After all, any cancer patient who tries to keep a good diet is contributing to his or her treatment as much as the medical professional. This is one area in which the patient can feel some sense of control and involvement; two things that many feel are lost during the treatment process. Also, keeping a good nutritional state can help people with cancer feel and look better and can help them maintain the physical strength to optimize day-to-day life. Because, in the end, this battle is fought day-to-day, and the best assistance the patient can provide is good nutrition and a positive attitude..

words by:-Tajinder Kaur

LoVe iS In d aIr

SeasOn oF LuV BiRds

The winter has melted
.It's that time of year again.The time wen u let that sum1 know just how much you care.There is a kind of glow with positive vibes and even the littlest kids know the phrase "I LOVE YOU".It's a natural fit for kids in a sort of wonderful n innocent way.Young love is every where - in colleges, school, in cafes, on the street, huddled in parks.Now a days couples have reason to celebrate what with valentine's day round the corner.People are holding hands & roaming around more then ever now.That's a good sign.Young love birds don't care about the issues.They shows there love openly & without hesitating.Hugging & Kissing scintillate every where with the start of February.This is festival for newly married couples ,love birds, old couples & also for Bachelor's.Starting of February till Valentine's is very special for Bachelor's.They start proposing every girl's saying that "You are the one I'm waiting for & you unlock my heart with your love"....lolz..Even some bachelor's start proposing n giving Roses, gifts n chocolates to every second girl they know her or not..If a girl keeps Rose or gift,it means she will like her...and finally he wins JACKPOT....[;-)]

Don't be delude ,Valentine is the occasion when people all over the world profess love to their Sweethearts & get for them all the best gifts they can find..It provides splendid opportunity to spend some quality time with our true love...
Here are some romantic ideas that you can use to build more love in your relationship with good effect on your special someone...

$ Buy roses for your love..
$ Candle-lit dinner..
$ Balloons in the car..
$ Prepare a dessert..
$ Long Drive..

$ Love letter..
A famous poet once said these beautiful lines that truly describe this moment of love "I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserved it."

If u also have some ideas like this share with me friends...