Shrutarshi Basu

May 23, 2011

Goodbye and thanks for all the fish

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Just over 24 hours ago I finished moving out of my room in Lafayette. It wasn’t as heartbreaking as I thought it would be, probably because I was busy trying to fit all my stuff into the back of a minivan (it all fit, just about). So here I am, a college graduate. Somehow I […]

April 29, 2011

Bright Sun and Dark Clouds

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The weather here on the hill has been interesting over the past few days. There’s been about equal parts bright warm sun, cold sharp winds and wet, dark clouds. Sometimes all in the same day. Today it started out bright and warm and now it’s cloudy and windy. It’s probably going to start raining just […]

April 20, 2011

The last stretch

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In just about a month, I’m going to be graduating, That’s scary and exhilarating at the same time. It’s scary because it means that my college career will be over. Also there is so much I need to get done in this last month, it seems just a little overwhelming. There’s my honors thesis that […]

April 2, 2011

Travel the world in search of adventure

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Coming from an International student from the other side of the planet, this is going to sound like a total lie, but I’m going to say it anyway: I don’t like traveling that much. Sure, I packed my bags in a jiffy and moved across two continents and an ocean, but I’m still not that […]

March 25, 2011

Here comes the sun

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Spring break is over and it’s time to get cracking on the last stretch of schoolwork before graduation. It’s been a rather quiet Spring break for me, mostly because I was away all of the week before that. But like all good breaks it was actually quite refreshing with lots of good memories. As I’ve […]

March 15, 2011

What a week

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The last 7-10 days have been an incredibly busy, but wonderfully exciting time for me. I’ve been across 3 US states, traveled well over a thousand miles and met lots of interesting and fun new people. It all began on Saturday the 5th, when Lafayette hosted the first ever TEDxLaf conference — it’s a independently […]

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February 26, 2011

A Day in the Life

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… of an Engineer at a Liberal Arts College Sunday, February 20, 2011 8:30am — Woken up by the sun coming in through the open blinds. Decide that it is far too early to be awake on a Sunday. Turn over and promptly go back to sleep. 9:30am — Woken up again by no reason […]

February 19, 2011


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I remember getting a juggling set for my birthday when I was 5 or 6. Why would you want to give a 5- or 6 year-old a juggling set? I don’t have the foggiest idea. But I do remember that there was a period of about a few weeks when I was really excited about […]

February 6, 2011

Setting a course

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Journey’s end in lovers meeting, Every wise man’s son doth know. Twelfth Night (II, iii, 44-45) But what about journey’s start? How do you set a destination and having set that destination how do you plan on getting there? This semester is going to be a lot of sitting and thinking about where I’m going […]

January 29, 2011

The beginning of the end

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Last semester at Lafayette… here I come! I’m a week into classes and already there is so much happening. Most of campus is covered in snow and it’s a fair workout getting from my room to classes. I’ve been planning out the rest of my thesis and the independent study in art I want to […]