Consistent exercise – Hurdles and benefits

With all of us being stuck inside our homes for the past 6 months, I am pretty sure that some of you may have started exercising a bit, or at least thought of doing it. The ones who started, after some days of doing it...well, we all know! If it sounds most like you, then... Continue Reading →


“Drugs take you to hell, disguised as heaven” -Donald Lyn Frost WHAT IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE? Drug/substance is a medicine which has a physiological effect when injected into the body and abuse simply means improper use of something. Substance abuse then simply sums up to be the improper use of drugs or using them in a way... Continue Reading →

A brief insight into Substance abuse at IITD

Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome - a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its... Continue Reading →

Two Square Meals: Life of Daily Wage Labourers

Two square meals- this is said to be the definition of the life of a daily wage labourer. But the Covid-19 lockdown just changed their definition of life from this 'two' to 'no' meal a day. Several of them fear that hunger would kill them rather than coronavirus as they are left with no means... Continue Reading →

Here is Sumakesh’s expression of himself, in the form of a beguiling digital portrait, titled ‘Mind’.He says, “As a person who has always been troubled by the smallest things, I’ve slowly begun to appreciate the complexity of our personalities. This appreciation and acknowledgment is really the first step towards actually accepting who you are. Everyone... Continue Reading →

Mental health during the lockdown amidst COVID-19

To save you, people, the trouble of searching the internet for data related to what are the implications of the coronavirus and the lockdown on mental health and what can be done to combat that, we at NSS IIT Delhi, have tried to pick useful data from the following links which you may enjoy reading... Continue Reading →

Pandemics: History and Future

Let’s jump right in with a little background on pandemics. According to the WHO, a pandemic involves the worldwide spread of a new disease. While an epidemic remains limited to one city, region, or country, a pandemic spreads beyond national borders and possibly worldwide.   A new virus strain or subtype that easily transmits between... Continue Reading →

The Great Plague of Athens

Mankind has had a long and arduous bout with pandemics over the past three millennia. Some of the most notable and severe pandemics include the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) (1347 - 1351), the Plague of Justinian (541 CE - 542 CE) and the Spanish Flu (1918 - 1920) [You can learn more about the history... Continue Reading →

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