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An Excerpt From When Our Worlds Collide: Akriti Meets Zayn

The tinkling of the bell that hung over the café’s door made me look involuntarily at it. A young couple had come in who appeared to be deep in conversation with each other. Both of them had a vague kind of familiarity. I had a sneaking suspicion that I had seen them somewhere. As they approached the counter where I was standing, the girl tossed her head and her eyes met mine. For a minute, I saw the same confusion swim in her eyes. Then her face broke into a wide smile.
“Akriti?” she asked.
“Yes,” I said, slowly.
“Oh my God!” she shrieked, “It really is you! After you left school, I think we spoke over the social networking sites at least once or twice. I had a feeling I might find you in Kolkata.”
Then it hit me. “Nimmi?”
She nodded, ecstatic. I remembered the girl who had made me hold her wrist watch, who had dragged me away from trying to help the boy from ‘another section’.
“Do you like, work here now, or something?” she asked.
“Kind of,” I replied, “My mother owns the café. I have …

When Confused About College, Try College Dunia!

The transition from school to college has always been the toughest decision of one’s life. Because from here on out, no matter which direction you would like to go in – the journey begins. Gone are the days when you would have to depend on word of mouth references for good colleges, or visit campus fairs to know your options. You can now do that in one click of a button. By logging on to
College dunia says, “We are an extensive listing portal , with information of more than 10000 colleges in India , a platform for students to come up and choose their institution , after being antiquated to all the aspects of it . We also give information about various entrance exams , events , college festivals etc.”
If you through the website you would know that searching for a college of your choice to study your dream subject or going to your dream college to study a subject, has never been easier.

Once you’re finished with undergrads, there is the decision that you might have to…

Interview: Esha Chatterjee (BEE Books) & Anirban Saha (Kolkata Bloggers)

In Conversation with the Masterminds, ESHA CHATTERJEE, CEO, BEE Books, & ANIRBAN SAHA, Founder, KOLKATA BLOGGERS,  responsible for ‘Tales To Tell’ 

Have you ever been to Princep Ghat? It’s one of the attractions of the city of Joy. If you have not experienced the calm of the beautiful ghat early in the morning – you have missed out on an experience of a lifetime. While many people would sit and stare into the Ganges, people like us got talking about Tales To Tell, a collaboration between BEE BOOKS & Kolkata Bloggers.

1.How did you guys meet?

Esha: We met at a Young Authors’ Workshop that had been hosted at a school in Kolkata – and neither of us knew what we were supposed to be doing over there.

Anirban: I thought we had been called there to judge the program but it turned out, all we needed to do was sit and watch it.

Esha: It was highly uncomfortable because the kids were sitting on the floor and we were sitting on the chairs, with barely any space between us and the kids! My le…