• Three Life lessons from Finals Week

    1. Viva examinations are terrifying, but it’ll be fine. As a former teacher, I wasn’t particularly worried when I heard that my anatomy module had an oral examination. I’ve spent a year teaching classes filled with 30 teenagers, what could go wrong with a viva? It’s just two very capable and knowledgeable adult humans who […]

  • Fun recipe for the holidays…

    Holidays are about family, bonding, and food. As some of us might be preparing to go back home, I know that some will stay back here in Dundee – so in this blog, I will be sharing an easy Indian recipe that I tried over this weekend (with the hope that it will make you […]

  • Gardening is underrated

    Until very recently gardening seemed to me like a boring hobby for older people who have nothing to do. What can be exciting about digging the soil and spending so much time and effort to get some crops that are available in the nearest supermarket?  But then in March 2020 lockdown have hit and for some mysterious […]

  • Eating out in Dundee – Más

    One of my favourite Mexican places in Dundee is Más. This cute restaurant is located at the end of Perth Road, near Sainsburys. I have been going to this place for quite a while now especially on Tuesdays. Their ‘Tuesday Tacos’ deal gets you 50% off on all almost all tacos. So, the price originally […]

  • 7 things I wish I knew before moving to Scotland

    Just because Dundee is “the sunniest city in Scotland” does not mean it will be sunny every day. Most days are gloomy, but they do have warm summers here! It can get VERY cold, so if you’re from a warm country, invest in warm boots, a coat and fluffy socks! You will most definitely need […]

  • Questions to consider before moving in with someone: The guide to student living

    It’s really difficult moving in with people you don’t know, especially when you have to organise it without the help of your university or a specialised accommodation company. Here are some questions to consider before choosing to move in with strangers. Are you the same type of person? Do you both like to go out […]

  • 20 things to do before turning 20

    As the time approaches for the big 2 and 0, I begin to wonder, have I done the things I should have done? Is it too late to do them 2 months before turning 20? (Pisces babies put your hands up!) Here is a list of things I feel like we all should have done […]

  • Revision tips!

    Amidst the exam preparation season, here are a few tips that might help life science students! Practice the process of chunking Revising big chunks of information is an extremely unproductive form of revision. Instead, we must break down each module’s content into smaller chunks and those smaller chunks can be further subdivided and rearranged into […]

  • A quick break between the study sessions! (Theater and characterization)

    Amid the exam preparation stress, it is important to remind ourselves to take a break – one which will recharge our brain in the right manner. I plan to achieve this by indulging in a few of my hobbies (even for as little as half an hour). In my previous blog, I discussed writing, in […]