At age 7, when I had to be hospitalized in the middle of the night for a particularly distressing stomachache, my parents had no choice but to leave my older brother in the care of our neighbors. Even so, there was no hesitation in making that decision; our neighbors had been our friends since we […]

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When I first came to the United States, during freshman orientation, several people were surprised to learn that I’m trilingual. I’m fluent in English (of course) and Hindi, the national (though not official) language of India. Additionally, my mother tongue is Marathi, the primary language in the state of Maharashtra. Although I was born in […]

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For the purposes of this blog, I’m going to rewind back to January of this year, when I’d just landed at Heathrow Airport for my study abroad semester in London. Prior to the flight, I had looked up ways to get to my home for the next four months in the least expensive yet comfortable […]

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October is hallmarked by Halloween and Columbus Day, but Boston University’s international ambience will often shine a light on foreign holidays, one of which is Diwali. Diwali is a five-day primarily Hindu festival that celebrates the theme of good triumphing over evil in the world. The main night takes place on the new moon in […]

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As a child, I was always fascinated by office chairs (or as I liked them to call them, the spinny chairs). On Thursday, Nissan released the ProPilot self-driving chair. Fitted with sensors, the chair essentially mobilizes itself and is able to avoid obstacles. Although the product is still in the prototype stage, given its features, […]

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Mercedes-Benz is steering itself away from the road and into new territory. The German automobile giant is breaking into the housing market, a revolutionary and unique concept not only for the brand, but also for the industry as a whole. Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with global hospitality operator Frasers Hospitality to put Mercedes’ designs into […]

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As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And you can’t really blame her. A diamond is the epitome of a precious stone, renowned for its clean cut and crystal-clear quality that glimmers in the light. Diamonds are prized for their rarity, making them quite the generous and highly coveted gift. A major […]

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