College daze: Lessons from a raging pandemic

Being on campus is, for a college student, vital as it is a space where one learns to grow a space to make mistakes, friendships, attachments, and learn how to be a person by yourself | All Illustrations by Adithya Shankar

A college student who is undergoing education online reflects on the very meaning and purpose of learning when the country is under lockdown battling a raging pandemic.

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We live in absurd times.

Our lives are now consumed, subsumed and interred in the pandemic that rages around us. It has been over a year of intermittent lockdowns, as what we thought was an end to the pandemic turning into a far more devastating second wave.

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