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4 WELCOME TO PRECIS The Precis Team is glad to present to you a monthly E-newsletter, the first of its kind, by the students of CIS (College for Integrated Studies, University of Hyderabad). We have taken up this initiative to provide a platform for our fellow UoH members to showcase their talents, both artistic and critical. We want to create a network across campus and provide a space where people with similar interests can bond. This newsletter will consist of everything; poems, stories, articles, artwork, photography, diary entries, movie reviews, columns, experiences etc. of all languages. We want everyone to step forward and exhibit their passions and skills, even anonymously if they wish to. Through this newsletter, we hope to achieve everything mentioned above. This is an exciting step for the students of CIS and we will work towards ensuring this is a success. We look forward to your love and support.

5 DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE Dear Students, We have been together in a pandemic for more than a year and the challenging times, albeit a bit better now, continue to be a hurdle in many ways. However, we have learnt a lot from all the experiences and we shall continue to build a community that is open and is always growing. That is the core of who we are at CIS. The initiative of an e-newsletter is helping all of us to build a strong digital community. I am glad that the first edition of the newsletter received appreciation from all sections of students and the contributions to the newsletter are of good quality. I heartily congratulate the team for working together with the same zeal to bring out the eighth edition now with the hopes of promoting responsible expression, challenging ideas, peer-to-peer influence, and much more. May this newsletter too provide a voice and serve as a medium to harvest our skills for the future! I request all the students of CIS to use this opportunity to showcase creativity, explore and discover new interests and follow up on new ideas. I trust the team who are working for the newsletter will continue the good work and hope this will prove to be a milestone in the digital journey of CIS. Cheers! Stay safe. B.V. Sharma

CONTENTS NEWS CORNER 7 MANTHAN ALUMNI TALK SERIES EP-10 9 PAWSOME ANECDOTES 10 భాష కోసం బత్రు కు 11 ‫پروانے کو روشنی کیوں پسند ہے؟ پروانہ روشنی کو کیوں پسند‬ 12 ‫کرتا ہے؟‬ ఆడపిల్లకు అందని అందమైన లోకం 14 QUANTUM FLASH 15 ARTWORKS AND PHOTOGRAPHS 16

7 NEWS CORNER Ph.D. Research Scholar Selected For Prestigious Erasmus+ Grant Ms. Sushmita Pareek, a Ph.D. research scholar in Translation Studies from the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS), has been selected for this year’s prestigious Erasmus+ scholarship under the trans-European exchange program. The Erasmus+, one of the most successful trans-European exchange programs, awards its grants to eligible applicants based on merit through an extensive selection procedure. Ms. Pareek, who is currently working with Professor J. Prabhakar Rao from CALTS on the topic of ‘Animal Representation and Symbolism in Translation,’ will be working henceforth with the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature, known for its transdisciplinary approach to literature with an emphasis on poetry, literary theory, and rhetoric as well as the interaction of the arts. The Institute is a part of the Freie Universität, Berlin, one of the leading universities of excellence in research and teaching. UoH Alumnus Wins Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan National Award Mr. Ganesh Puthur, an UoH alumnus from MA History 2018-2020 batch, has won Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan National Award for excellence in art and culture 2021 for popularising Indian art and culture through his exceptional work as a poet, writer and social activist. The award will be presented by Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan Foundation at the annual National Excellence Award ceremony, which will be held on 29th November, 2021 at NDMC main auditorium, New Delhi. Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan Foundation is an attempt to upheld the passionate works of Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan in various areas in which she involved until her untimely death on October 7th, 2017. Dr. Mangalam was a renowned journalist, writer, academician and lover of arts, literature and culture, whose last work is the curation of the exhibition on M.S. Subbulakshmi, a well-known Carnatic- singer on her birth centenary. Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award to be awarded to Prof. Ramdas Rupavath The Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award, given by the Global Society for Health & Educational Growth, will be awarded to Prof. Ramdas Rupavath. Prof. Rupavath, Head, Centre for Human Rights, Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, will be presented with the award in December 2021. He completed his M.A., M.Phil. and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His areas of expertise include Indian political processes, democracy, development, tribal politics, education and politics, pluralism and politics of accommodation and comparative politics in Indigenous Societies.

Alohomora, the Freshers event for the 2020 batch of CIS was successfully conducted by the combined efforts of the senior students as well as the University staff on the 25th of November, 2021. The event involved lots of performances by the CIS students in terms of music, dance, stand-up comedy and many other genres, which were heartily enjoyed by the audience. Stalls by students exhibiting their artwork and handicrafts were also put up and were subject to great appreciation and interest by the student community. Fun tasks and games for the audience helped to pepper up the mood, making the event successful with aplomb.

8 Manthan Alumni Talk Series Ep-10 For the tenth episode of the Manthan Alumni talk series, our guest was Ms Geetha Krishna, a development professional with expertise in urban issues, WASH, child rights, participatory research and consulting. She is an alumnus of IMA Sociology and holds a master’s degree in public policy and governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Here are some excerpts from the talk. “My entire focus shifted to sociology after I did an internship in my third year. I went into a tribal village in Chattisgarh to work on the right to education act. Something just clicked, and academics became a pursuit of passion. I am grateful UoH gave me that flexibility to change my major. After working in the NGO sector, I felt like a policy person and wanted to learn more about policy. This brought me to TISS, and I ended up doing a second master’s degree. Internships are an excellent way to gain experience, but the first thing you have to do is decide which area you wish to work on. In my case, I kept track of organisations and companies working in my areas of interest. At TISS, the internships were even more focused, so I looked into specific companies and government bodies. There are various stakeholders for the sectors you like; it is all about reaching out. Reaching out to Alumni, keeping in contact with them will help you in this pursuit. Networking mainly was how I got my internships. I did an internship with a professor from the Netherlands, and I learned about this from my professor. Be open with your professors and have a channel with them. They know a lot of people and can help you. When you apply for Internships, they look at how passionate you are about what you are doing; frame the applications based on what they are looking for. There are some consistent skills for every internship, including communication skills, teamwork, statistical skills, etc.” Work Experience “Governments have mandates to create welfar e. Their interest is in finding out if people will like a policy. Suppose the governments do not have time to construct the necessary infrastructure required to implement a policy. In that case, they will ask the private consulting firms to intervene. When working with governments, welfare is always the background. NGOs look at where governments are going wrong and help in those areas. For private consultants, their mandate is to get a project from a government client, finish it properly within time and get more business. All the organisations work based on what their end goal is. For international organisations, our mandate is global welfare. Right now, I am heading the hand hygiene initiative for Andra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. So far, handwashing with soap and water have not been included in a policy. What I am doing through my organisation is steer the attention of the government towards this. Today, governments are much more proactive. In my experience, you have to spend the same amount of energy and commitment. Once you come to the job field, the skills you have, the initiative you have taken, how best you can prove yourself, and networking will get you to higher places.”

9 Pawsome Anecdotes Who threw the fire cracker across the fence? My dog Titu was an intelligent dog overall but this doggo had a really stupid side too. I remember this one time when we were having some fencing replaced in the back of our garden and that afternoon when I came back from school, the workers had taken down the fence but left the gate standing. So, when Titu saw me coming back, he stood by the gate waiting for it to be opened despite the fact that he could have easily walked round from either side. I tried explaining Titu verbally to come from the other side, I even showed him the way from the side of the gate by walking myself but the poor doggo just wagged his tiny tail and kept staring in confusion. I had to actually open the gate, whereu pon this handsome fellow happily trotted through. My parents and the workmen died laughing. He was the same “good boy” who used to regularly wake himself up with his own farts and stare accusingly at us like “ Hey, who threw that smelly firecracker and woke me up?” We miss him so much everyday. - ADITI KAKKAD, 19ICMC04


‫‪11‬‬ ‫پروانے کو روشنی کیوں پسند ہے؟ پروانہ روشنی کو کیوں پسند کرتا ہے؟‬ ‫سالہ حماد یہ سوال دہراتا رہے۔ اس نے مجھ سے بار بار ایک ہی سوال کیا۔ میرے پاس کوئی جواب‬ ‫نہیں تھا‪ ،‬اس لیے میں نے اسے اپنے دادی امی کے پاس بھیج دیا۔ یہ سوچ کر کہ وہ اسے خاصہ جواب‬ ‫دے دیں گی اور اسے اچھے سے چپ کروا دیں گی۔ لیکن وہ بھی ناکام رہی اور جواب دیا‪\" ،‬کیا ہے کی با\"‬ ‫مجھے نہیں معلوم‪ ،‬آپ جا کر معلوم کریں۔‬ ‫یہ سن کر ننھا حماد سیڑھیوں پر لٹکتی ٹیوب لائٹ کی طرف بھاگا اور دیکھا کہ ٹیوب لائٹ پر‬ ‫پتنگوں کا اک گروہ منڈلا رہا ہے۔ تھوڑی دیر بعد‪ ،‬اس نے کیڑے کے چھوٹے پروں کو ہوا میں تیرتے ہوئے‬ ‫'دیکھا‪ ،‬جو فرش پر گر رہے تھے۔ وہ دوڑتا ہوا میرے پاس آیا اور کہا‪ ،‬چاچو! 'پروانے کے پراں جل جارے‬ ‫!جل رہے ہیں! گر رہے ہیں‬ ‫ ‬ ‫میں نے کہا ہاں پروانہ کے ساتھ ایسا ہی ہوتا ہے‪ ،‬یہ روشنی میں جاتا ہے اور اپنے پروں کو جھاڑتا ہے اور‬ ‫آخر کار جل کر مر جاتا ہے۔‬ ‫یہ بات سن کر اس کی آنکھیں بڑی بڑی ہو گئیں جیسے وہ ساکٹ سے باہر نکل آئیں ہو۔ اس نے میری‬ ‫طرف دیکھا اور پھر پوچھا اگر یہ آخر میں مر جائے تو یہ روشنی میں کیوں جائے گا؟‬ ‫\"میں نے جواب دیا‪\" ،‬کیونکہ اسکو لائٹ پسند ہے‬ ‫اس نے مجھ سے دوبارہ پوچھا \"پروانہ کو روشنی کیوں پاسند ہے\" پروانہ روشنی سے کیوں پیار کرتا ہے؟‬ ‫اسے روشنی کو کیوں پسند کرتا ہے؟ روشنی کیوں پسند؟‬ ‫ ‬ ‫اس کے یہ معصوم سوالات کمرے کی چار دیواری اور چھت سے ٹکراتے تھے۔ اسکے سوال کا وزن تین‬ ‫منزلہ ناز منزل کو گھٹنوں تک لے آتا۔‬ ‫یہ الفاظ کمرے میں بیٹھی عمر رسیدہ خواتین ک ے کانوں سے ٹکرائے‪ ،‬سب بچے کو گھورتے رہے۔ گویا‬ ‫اس نے زمانے کے کھلے راز بتائے ہوں۔ ہمارا کوئی جواب اس معصوم سے 'کیوں' کو مطمئن نہیں‬ ‫کرسکتا تھا۔‬ ‫ ‬ ‫\"پھر خاندان کی ایک دانا عورت کمرے میں داخل ہوئی اور بولی‪\" ،‬کیوں کی اسکو چمکنا پسند ہے‬ ‫روشنی میں پروانہ سب کچھ دیکھ سکتا ہے‪ ،‬اس لیے اسے روشنی پسند ہے۔ رشیدہ پھپو نے کہا۔‬ ‫ ‬ ‫میں کل رات سو نہیں سکا۔ جب بھی میں اپنی پلکیں بند کر لیتا‪ ،‬رات کے کائناتی اندھیرے میں ایک‬ ‫سوال روشنی کے سارے رنگ سمیٹتا ہوا میرے سامنے آ چمکتا‬ ‫ ‬ ‫پروانے کو روشنی کیوں پسند؟‬ ‫ ‬ ‫‪Translation contd.‬‬

12 ?Parwaneh ko light kyun pasand hai Why does moth love the light? Kept repeating the 5 year old Hammad. He asked me over and over the same question. I didn't have an answer, so I directed him to my dadiammi; who I thought would give him a substantial answer and shut him up for good. But she too failed and replied, \"kya hai ki baa dekh\" I don't know, you go and .find out To which little Hammad ran towards the hanging tubelight on the staircase and saw the school of moths hovering over the tubelight. After a while, He noticed tiny wings floating in the air falling of the insect. He came back running to me and said, chachu! ''parvaneh ke paraa'n jal jaare !the wings are burning! The wings are falling off I said yes that's what happens to parvana, it goes into the light and shed it's wings .and finally fall and die His eyes grew big as if they were to come out of the sockets. He looked at me and ,asked again ?why would it go to the light if it dies in the end ,I replied .kyunki usku light pasand hai\" because it loves the light\" ,He replied with a question ?parvaneh ku light kyun pasand hai\" why does moth love the light\" ?Why does moth love the light ?Why does mothe love the light his questions were colliding against the four walls of the room, against the ceiling, the weight of those words would have brought the three storey Naaz manzil down to it's .knees The words hit against the hanging earlobes of family matriarchs, everyone kept staring at the child. as if he spoke the open secrets of time. No answer on top of our .heads would satis fy the 'why' of love ,Then the wise lady in the house, entered the room and said .kyaun ki usku ujaala pasand' because it likes the luminance' ?Don't you like the luminance Hammad! she asked .Yes!! replied the 5 year old .In the light parvanah can see everything, so it loves the light .said, Rasheeda phuppo .I couldn't sleep last night everytime I would shut my eyelids, in the cosmic darkness of night the question would appear draping all the colours of light ?parvaneh ko light kyun pasand ?Why does moth love the light KHURRAM MURAAD SIDDIQUIE 19ihml03


14 QUANTUM FLASH A flash went on through me… I was taken rapidly into, The depths of everything.. Realized, I’ve crossed Fermi level. The bizarre Quantum flash Struck in. Nothing but the reality to be Perceived, but unperceptive So far… Everything was nothing… Anything got irrelevant. The energy, that chilled the spine, That wrapped the brain, That excited the matter, That made the universe, The last word of anything And everything.. The ubiquitous energy, Was that the God, that I believed? However, the past, the future, The deeds, envisages, The sorrows, fears, all abstract vanishing off the scale… Everything turned futile, But the energy. The fundamentality of ever ything. When Einstein drew the equivalence Masses got into energetic Counterparts, The reflections flickered from Great Texts, nothing unavailable In there, would be unavailable Anywhere… Those intangible to common man, Perceivable only in depths, far unseen.. The Quantum flash struck again in. Back to the objective world.. But mind , wandering in search of Unseen reality… - VISHNU PRASAD S PILLAI, 21ICMC03





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