What do i owe you, society?

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This is a piece on social media responsibility -- accountability to content A post by one of my friends - one whom I adore for her strong headed personality - was followed by the hashtag:  #neverapologiseforwhoyouare You see, the hashtag bothered me. What do I owe the society? I have the right to do right by me. Should I particularly care abou...
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Did PM Narendra Modi lie to us about black money?

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Every Indian including the NRI's would remember the speeches PM Narendra Modi gave about black money stashed abroad in the Swiss bank accounts. That, if brought back, every Indian citizen could get Rs 15 lakhs each.  With the latest news headlines suggesting that  money held by Indians in Swiss Banks rises 50% to over Rs 7,000 crore ...
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Taking Delhi Metro from East Delhi to South Delhi is a very BAD IDEA

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Finally, the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line opens for the public. I've been excitedly waiting for this Magenta Line to open hoping to have my commute cut down by half. Boy! I have never been more wrong in my life. For starters, I live in Vasundhara Enclave, East Delhi which is about 15-20 minutes away from New Ashok Nagar Metro Station o...
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Linear Regression

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Linear regression is a kind of supervised learning algorithm; you feed some training data to the model, the model learns the best parameters from them and then you use that model to predict some unseen data. Let us elaborate it a bit. Suppose you have an example dataset of price of houses varying according to the living area; basically a list of tu...
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Manipur burns in hell - This is how it started!

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Nagas, Kukis and other smaller tribes inhibit the hill areas of Manipur, India. One of the highly neglected North East states by the Central Government. Meiteis inhibit the valley (Imphal, the capital city). There's a small percentage of tribals who live in Imphal and a small percentage of Meiteis live in the hill areas as well. To understand what'...
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Making a wooden cradle for my nephew in JNU, Delhi

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I've been blessed with a third nephew, Joey and pretty much like his uncle, the naughty blood runs through his veins. He loves to crawl and my sister was a little worried that he might get hurt and thus wanted a cradle. Put him behind bars if that doesn't sound politically incorrect. A well built cradle made of wood cost nothing less than Rs 20,000...
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Valentine's day in IIT Delhi

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So it's the time of the year again when Delhi University (DU) girls are a common topic and laughing at the girls from Himadri or Kailash hostels in the name of being "not good enough" and yet secretly wanting.. Welcome to the junta of IIT Delhi. The place where the sex ratio stands at 10:1 and where a hundred boys goes crazy over one or two better ...
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A trip to Liangchi village, Manipur

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It all began when our beloved Liangmai elder passed away in his sleep after a prolonged illness in the early morning hours. Mr Achong, the only special contractor and highly respected elder in my Liangmai community. He was one of the founding fathers of the Liangchi village and also one of the early members and initiators of the Liangmai Baptist Ch...
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Winter holidays in Imphal, Manipur

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Wow! does not describe the awesome holiday this winter has been. It breaks my heart as I depart from this place again. Wonderful people, made a few new friends, late night bonfires singing tribal songs!!, fancied a beautiful girl who already has a boyfriend and another who is single but unavailable for me, courtesy my great looks perhaps, shot dad'...
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Sendra Resort in Manipur – Loktak Lake

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Not as much a resort but it's a nice location to hang out and click a picture or two. Yesterday, the 5th of January was their first day at business and it was headlined by two bands, one of which is a friends' band – The Gravity. They are good. Better than most bands in Delhi. The café at the hilltop was a disappointment considering their prices, I...
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The girl with a chimera tattoo

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"Ningning, I'm happy for you" she said choking in her voice over the phone at 3:24am in the morning. Happy for me?!! I thought in my sleepy head. She dumped and left me high & dry as she walked out that door. She just comes back around after all these months with a guilty conscious seeking to start afresh! I could only imagine looking into her ...
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Naked hairy men at IIT Delhi

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Yes, most of us stay almost naked with just the boxers. No, we are not in protest or stripping for money using webcams. IITians stripping, anyone for a startup idea? LOL.. We are simply trying to survive the furnace like rooms in the IIT Delhi hostels with just a ceiling fan running 24/7. i.e until the electricity goes out. It's not a pleasant sigh...
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And there goes my first blind date!

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"I don't think I can see you again. I wish all the very best in life. Btw, your million dollar idea is safe with me." I responded to her SMS with a simple smiling smiley ":)" and that was the last I ever heard from her again. Yes, it was great while it lasted. How long did it last? Approximately 4 hours and 47 minutes. My First blind dateGirls are ...
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Hunting locations in Imphal, Manipur

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​ The plan to go hunting got cancelled as mentioned in the other post, but I really had to shoot the bullets I bought. I needed to drive out and find a place where there's no houses in a few kilometer radius. My dad had to go meet a few people in a place about 25km from the Imphal city area by the name Kanglatongbi and I thought, "Hey, this could b...
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Dating a Non IITian girl

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"Love before first sight" ..I thought this one liner is my original and kept teasing it to one of my best friends, Anweshan with a girl he's been hinting on for ages and never really thought it would hit me back, hit me back real hard. I had seen her pictures and was longing to see her in person. Several months went by and when I finally saw her fo...
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Desperate attempt for a DU Girl

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"I'm in love with you and I don't know how it happened. Deep down, I know you feel the same for me too… Shall we make this official?" I could hear the excitement in her voice. It was a definite "Yes". My first official girlfriend and I proposed her over the phone standing on my terrace in Hyderabad. She was hundred miles away and yet I was on top o...
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Repairing a Macbook Pro in Delhi

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​I got a copy of the Lion OS (Genuine? Who cares!) installed from eTechies.in and finally installed Windows Office licensed by my college network. My macbook pro got burnt out after I charged it using low voltage electricity in Imphal, Manipur during the month of December 2012. After eTechies.in burnt another hole, Rs 16,500.00, I finally got my ma...
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Startups from IIT Delhi students

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NOTE: This article was written sometime around 2012 and may not be relevant anymore! IITians and their passion for startups! The best mind of the country together under one roof and been taught time and again to look beyond the horizon, it's inevitable. Sure, the money isn't much but looking at few startups making a kill in the market is always so ...
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Imphal, Manipur – A desperate cry

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A bomb blast killing a young girl and injuring 5 others in the capital city of Imphal the other day didn't make the headlines anywhere in India. It's heartbreaking to see that the media and the government have left my people high and dry. A city surrounded by seven scenic hills is a beautiful valley and we called it Imphal. It is a unique city with...
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Home sweet Home - Imphal

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​​That very comforting feeling about being at home finally as I stepped off the flight is always so powerful. The drive back home looking out to my people as they go about their business is not. Shouldn't my people know? I'm Ningning Niumai, a B.Tech engineering student from IIT Delhi. I am home in Imphal finally.. "IIT What? You mean ITI? IIT, Is ...
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Ningning Niumai
11 November 2016
I have been driving since 2006. Yes, it's been 10 years now. I started driving without a Driving License like everyone, no points for guessing. My first drive was my sister's Maruti Zen in Hyderabad and the passion for driving escalated within no tim...
Ningning Niumai
30 October 2016
Before you start on using Tinder, know that Indian girls use Tinder and recommend it to their girl friends just for the sheer joy of rejecting Indian men. How do we match and get ahead of this "game" where the Indian problem of a surplus men is real?...
Ningning Niumai
17 February 2014
I bought my macbook pro in the 2nd semester of my first year at IIT Delhi, 2009. Among the very first few who proudly owes and love flaunting it in the campus. I have had a long history of over 6 years with Windows laptops and trust me, macbook pro i...
Ningning Niumai
29 January 2013
I hope this doesn't catch the eye of the IIT Delhi authorities or create a stir and get me into trouble – DISCO, the kids here love to call that. IIT Delhi authorities could give a DISCO happily for just posting a picture on facebook!! For all I care...