Planet #EFLU

June 30th, 2013 | sishir.challa

Near Sagar Store

I entered this little world about three years ago. I can surely say now that I wasn’t ready for it. But do I regret it? Not one bit. I am not the same person I was three years ago, and being in this university has played a major part in it. It is the people you meet here, that just opens up your world. Half the world is present in EFL University in one form or another. I have never traveled much, but it already feels like I have seen half the world, both as present and past. It is the people that come and the worlds they bring, the culture, the stories – their experiences. It lets you know that you aren’t the only person in this world. EFL University is a small planet in itself, completely self indulgent, blissfully un-bothered of the outside world.

The Breakfast Stall

September 17th, 2012 | vsakhr

Which, according to you, is the best food joint in and around our campus? Well, if you ask me, I’d say without the least amount of doubt that it’s the “Breakfast Stall” just outside Gate No: 2

Having breakfast from that stall is like, well, having breakfast from that stall. That’s it. No comparisons come to my mind when I think of the many breakfasts I’ve had from there on many a mornings.

The walk to the stall is a beautiful experience in itself. Almost always, the Sun will be cheerful and bright, and there will also be a light, cool breeze.

The menu at the stall is a small one. You get idly, dosa, poori, vada and mysore baji. But, they’re not just that. They are soft, fluffy idlies, paper-thin, masala-filled dosas, crispy, golden-brown pooris, crunchy, crusty vadas and fluffy balls of joy, the bajis.

Along with this you get chutney, sabji, sambar and some other dish which I don’t know the name of.

All of these mouth watering delights cost just Rs 14/- per plate. And I assure you that it is quite filling.

The lovely sizzle and fizzle of puris bathing in the oil and of dosa’s frying off is enough to tempt anyone’s taste buds.

I will definitely suggest the stall to my readers. Its so good that that at times I go there in spite of having breakfast from the hostel mess. Do checkout this delicious joint and share your comments.

Govinda Cafeteria

August 14th, 2012 | Priya Sahoo

Inside view of the cafeteria.

As a successor to Maitri Cafeteria, Govinda Cafeteria is the new name to the same building. It came as a great relief to many of the university students and staff. While for a period of whole one year we have been anticipating the opening of a cafeteria, the advertisement posters brought with itself an anxiety and thankfulness to all the pre-existing mess members.

The centre started as Maitri Cafeteria, giving its way to Arya Tiffins and now has emerged as Govinda Cafeteria. The menu remains almost the same which includes idli, vada, dosa, masoor bhaji, chapati etc. The price is almost the same, except for the fact that the quantity has fallen! (Some say, the quality too!!) Not much hub-bub is seen inside the cafeteria like it used to be, not even during the peak hours. The one thing that is successful is the tea stall. It is also a help to those smokers who forget their lighters or match boxes!!

The new version is facing a tough competition with the Nissi Chapathi Centre, which has been there for many years, without any fail. Nevertheless, the wish for a new cafeteria has been fulfilled. Let’s see how far this venture goes and what it comes up with!

All the best Govinda!

New classrooms and Newer classmates

August 10th, 2012 | Priya Sahoo

faces and pages

This semester witnesses friends turning into strangers and olds befriending newcomers, more or less. This is an average class chemistry for a few initial days; socializing out of community cocoon has been a lesser culture of the prevailing ambiance of this university. Even then, the cafeteria system of choosing papers for MA courses has been a great relief to those who wanted to pursue a more specified course and of course, ending with a degree which is better not bracketed! This has lessen down the hanging out of friends and mates of the previous years, with the exception of hostel nestling. It is not of much certainty that we are not accepting or we are rejecting, but definitely moving towards an oriented goal of learning papers of own choices. While on one hand it has been a speed breaker to friends’ class-outs, on other hand the experience is new and fresh! enjoying the soup and cake at the same meal would for sure arouses a curiosity and takes all into an unknown adventure.

wishing everyone all the best, we take off to fly higher than we aimed!

Who gets better served in S.S.M.C. canteen?

July 25th, 2012 | Avnish Kumar

SSMC canteen on B.H. Road, Tumkur, Karnataka.

There are three kind of divisions within the canteen premises of the Sri Siddhartha Medical College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka. A board suggesting self-service sometimes doesn’t imply to the doctor’s comfy zone. They have curtains and very good ventilation. Medical students have their own territory. The dirty wall and washbasin gives a very unpleasant feeling. Worst place to eat will be for patients and other visitors who occupy a very small area as compared to what others have. No room for physically disabled visitors. Many of them now prefer eating outside the main gate where there are few eating joints. Is this a discrimination based on profession?

Welcome!

July 10th, 2012 | Avnish Kumar

A hearty welcome to all dear readers. We officially announce 6 July, 2012 as the birthday of EFLU’s Student Blog. Lets hope to make it the most happening destination on the web. Just blog with text, images or videos if you find anything interesting related to the English and Foreign Languages University. Every academic year brings a lot of events and freshmen who can add their experiences. It could be very useful as well as entertaining depending on your likes or interests. Send an email to efluniversityblog@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of our team.
Regards!