No Picture
In Lighter Whine

Teenager Flicks

May 12, 2017 Ritvik Mandyam 0

Last February, Marvel destroyed all their carefully set precedents by making a movie that the fans actually wanted to see: Deadpool. Deadpool was one of those movies that you had »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

In Defense of the Code…

April 7, 2017 Ritvik Mandyam 0

I’ve been writing code for a while now. I first learned to program at age nine, and can now write an entire app on my own. The thing I’ve noticed, »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

Weighing In

March 5, 2017 Ritvik Mandyam 0

Around five months ago, I started working out in an attempt to look less like a non-green version of Shrek from the movies. I stopped eating cheese, butter, sugar, chips, »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

‘Subjective’ education

January 3, 2017 Ritvik Mandyam 0

I’ve been thinking about our education system a lot (again) lately. Mainly, I’ve been trying to figure out what it is, exactly, that I dislike about it. After much introspection »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

Wrestling the Box Office

December 27, 2016 Ritvik Mandyam 0

On Friday evening, I went with my parents to watch Dangal, the new Aamir Khan movie. There have been a lot of videos floating around Facebook lately of Aamir Khan’s »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

An Artifact of History

December 5, 2016 Ritvik Mandyam 0

Here’s an interesting story: in 1849, under the treaty of Lahore, a certain diamond was taken from India and moved to England. The diamond, originally known as the ‘Samantik Mani’, »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

The Donald

October 10, 2016 Ritvik Mandyam 0

A few months ago, on my other blog, I wrote a post about Donald Trump, making less-than-gentle fun of the man. At the time, he didn’t seem like much of »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

The Learning Game

May 16, 2016 Ritvik Mandyam 0

I’m sure all of us have read a fair number of posts about the negative effects of gaming (it promotes violence and a desire to drag people out of their »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

Tales from the South Side

April 12, 2016 Ritvik Mandyam 0

Hello, all. I apologize for my long absence (I vanish way too regularly, don’t I?). I’ve been a bit busy with things like my board exams. However, I am now »

No Picture
In Lighter Whine

Where Knowledge Is Free

February 24, 2016 Ritvik Mandyam 2

I don’t know how many of you have ever had to switch schools in tenth grade and/or have kids who switched schools in tenth grade. If you have, I think »