A Higher Loop
A space that makes you believe in, question and challenge yourself—the feeling they call the magic of LSR
LSR—THESE THREE letters beautifully summarise three crucial years of life. When I joined, I remember being filled with scepticism and uncertainty, wondering if I would be able to fit in. The experience was consistent with what I thought—LSR challenges you with fierce competition, and awes you with the brilliant minds who have travelled here from across the country. It is a place where you first crave and then end up striving for your own personal identity. It intimidates and demolishes students’ assumptions that they
IF YOU ARE FROM LSR, YOU HAVE MOST LIKELY BEEN ASKED FOR EXTRA PASSES—AT LEAST ONCE IN THREE YEARS—TO THE ANNUAL FEST, TARANG
are ‘something’; every other person in this space seems far better, in their unique ways.
LSR slowly takes you in, giving you the space to find your own rhythm, and then challenges your notions. It teaches you to embrace differences, to acknowledge the culture of dissent, to question, discuss and deliberate. An encouraging set of professors, batchmates and the myriad opportunities and exposure that the various societies of LSR offer—I think that’s the magic that powers us us in the congregation of thoughts, intellectual discourse and creative stimulation. Rightly described as ‘Leadership with Social Responsibility’, LSR gives its student body a sense of power, and to each student as well, empowering us to make a difference. Along with 31 societies, there are also student initiatives like Basta, the Because You Matter campaign and the Peer Support Programme which aim to make small yet significant changes.
A slow unconscious process of evolution becomes evident by the
end of the second semester, and then one comes to terms with the reality of carving out one’s uniqueness. It’s a surreal feeling—from juggling attendance criteria, extra-curricular activities, class schedules, recurring internals and assignments, all the way to experiencing one’s own evolution. LSR is about the survival of the fittest; it is a roller coaster ride, but in the end, one cannot even begin to imagine how much the memories of these three years come to mean.
LSR shatters each student’s confidence and then rebuilds it to the extent that we all become ready to face the world and any challenges that come our way. Summarising my time at LSR, I would say that I haven’t ever been so self-deprecating; but at the same time, today, I couldn’t be more elated that I belong to this space, that LSR is and will always remain an inseparable part of me.
Forever in love with the space that makes me believe in, question and challenge myself, this is the beautiful feeling they call the magic of LSR.
STUDENTS PRACTISING FOR LSR’S ANNUAL DAY
STUDENTS PREPARING ARTWORK FOR COLLEGE FEST