According to Greek mythology, mankind once lived a life in a paradise, without worry. The Gods presented Pandora with a box into which each had put something harmful, and forbade her to ever open it. However, Pandora’s curiosity got the better of her and she opened it, releasing all the misfortunes of mankind (plague, sorrow, poverty, crime, despair, greed, and many more). There are certain responsibilities associated with writing for the campus newspaper. Understanding the impact and consequence of our words on the community and on individuals of the community is most definitely one of them.
Opening Pandora’s Box is an easy task which we could have executed with the utmost conviction, but the repercussions as illustrated can be severe. There are times when words can lead to a lot more than they are accountable for, and in such circumstances we must follow the old adage, “ignorance is bliss”. Our objective is, and always will be, to cover every issue and bring you the facts, but there are times when truth can find itself to be a manifestation of Pandora’s Box. If by not dealing with a certain topic in our issue, we have strayed from our objective, we will in our self defense say that we are only being responsible. Pandora’s Box was never meant to be opened.
Keeping Pandora’s Box tightly sealed, we wish you all a happy new academic year, which amongst other things, brings with it an all new issue of Scholars’ Avenue. The newspaper has continuously evolved since its inception, and this issue is no different. In addition to the news and our regulars, new sections which will cement their place make their debut this time – ‘Features Avenue’ & ‘Bhaat Avenue’.
Scholars’ Avenue now has its own website as well: www.scholarsavenue.org. Special thanks to IndiaLinks for their support. We hope you enjoy this issue. It is our only reward.
As always, we welcome your feedback, our only yardstick, and a catalyst to our evolution. Our new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Reading!