For the major chunk of the student population here at the University of Delhi, it is difficult to resist those random pangs of hunger. To top it off, thanks to us, every time a student takes a break from study stress to check out their social media, they find a drool-worthy photograph posted by us.
And that is when the cell triggers and with the textbooks open in front of ya all, you start salivating at the thought of food – which is precisely the moment you also realise how your major looks like that particular food. Here’s a look at what students from different disciplines told us:
Income tax is like 34859404 Sections of the Income Tax Act and nothing makes sense because they are all intricately tied to each other. Business and Corporate Laws are just a variation, with multiple Acts and Laws, further divided into sections. Chowmein/Noodles anyone?
2. Computer Science
Amid Computer Systems Architecture and Algorithms and Systems Programming, all we can think of is Vegetable Lasagna. Because, well, you never know what’s inside. You never know how the insides change when you push through your fork on the surface. Same with programming. Same.
With papers ranging from British Literature after the 1960s, Post-Colonial Literature, and Nineteenth-Century European Realism, one cannot help but think of lavish breakfasts. Those jargons, fancy words and metaphoric phrases you skim through are so much like a Himalayan Breakfast: poetry in mashed form, novels in entirety, and a dash of readings as the garnish.
Survey Sampling is a simple phenomenon to understand and as you learn the theory behind choosing a sample, you’re reminded of choosing between Tandoori, Steamed or Fried momos. Calculus and Computer Programming in C, not to mention are oddly reminiscent of seafood. Ah! Such quirks of statistics.
Between Hindi Sahitya Ka Itihaas (History of Hindi Literature) and Rachnatmak Lekhan (Creative Writing), one cannot help but trace her desi roots in dal, roti and all things home-cooked, or specifically, mom-cooked.
While learning about American History makes you go all Pizzaaaaa, Indian History (irrespective of whether it is Medieval or Modern) reminds you of a proper Indian Thali. Could be a South Indian Thali, North Indian Thali, an assortment of Bengali Cuisines, but it will certainly make the aroma come alive.
Sociology of Kinship, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of religion has you wondering about relationships and you keep thinking of this famous family of foods: superfoods.
8. Journalism/Mass Media
Advertising, which is at the heart of your discipline, reminds you incontrovertibly of cookies: It’s easy to consume, savour and comment upon but it needs the skill to bake it just right; shouldn’t be over-baked, shouldn’t be too crusty.
As cliched as it sounds, for a layman, most of the chemistry deals with the mixing of liquids. How then can you not be thinking about molecular gastronomy?
Oscillation, waves, electricity, magnetism, thermal physics: everything leads you to tandoor. And then you can cook whatever you fancy: tandoori roti, tandoori momos, it really is up to your daydreaming prowess.
11. Political Science
Political Theory, Political Processes in India, Classical Political Philosophy: you gotta have an opinion on everything. Someone’s a scapegoat, someone else is milking the cow. Reminds you of milk, doesn’t it?
Studying Climatology, Oceanography, Settlements and Population can never fail to tickle your brain cells into fantasizing gulping down that Puchka aka Gol-Gappa aka Pani-Puri.