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St Stephen’s spices it up

The alumni of Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College have launched their first newsletter — Stephanian Spice. If you want a sneak peek into the life of a Stephanian, just grab a copy today.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2011 00:21 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

Everyone remembers their college days fondly and love to take a walk down the memory lane. Taking a similar route is the alumni of Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College, who have launched their first newsletter — Stephanian Spice. If you want to have a sneak peek into the life of a Stephanian, just grab a copy today.

The idea for the newsletter came about after a Facebook page of the college’s alumni hit it off in 2009. When it soon gathered the attention of former students of the college world wide, the creators of the page thought of conceiving it as a newsletter.

“The main idea behind the newsletter is to bring together old friends and help them reconnect,” says Sunaina Serna Ahluwalia, the editor of the newsletter and a student of the 1979-1982 batch of History Honours.

But the bi-monthly newsletter is not the official newsletter of the college and is not associated with the current administration of the college in any way. “The newsletter is an effort of the St. Stephen’s College Alumni Association,” says Ahluwalia.

From the title of the newsletter to the content, everything was decided as a part of a brainstorming session by the members of the team. “After the voting, we boiled down to the two best names for the newsletter, which included ‘Stephanian Spice’ by Sanjay Sethi and ‘Under the Lal Sitara’ by Urvi Sukul Singh. The first won the maximum votes,” she says.

So will the newsletter feature the less tasted spice of the college? “It includes chit chat about the college and our unique experiences there. Do check out sections such as ‘What my college meant to me’, ‘Remembering Robert saab’, and ‘Salad days’ among others,” adds Ahluwalia.

The newsletter was formally launched yesterday by John Dayal, the guest editor. The team also comprises of four co-editors.

For a copy of the newsletter, mail the request to Ahluwalia at sunaina.aluwalia@gmail.com.

Other DU newsletters
DU Beat: This is the most popular independent newsletter by a group of students of the varsity.
For more info, log on to: www.dubeat.com
DU Life: This newsletter is a one stop social newsletter for the students
DTU Times: This is the official newsletter of the Delhi Technological University

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