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Some Dutch female university students aggregate in ‘sororities’, girls-only groups with strict rules and routines, a sense of sisterhood and selective entrance criteria. It is weir...
Blog: Is it radical to support women?
I find it surprising that people often perceive me as a radical feminist. Is it so strange to speak up for basic decency for all humans?
Blog: Thesis virus
I am currently suffering from a virus. Wait!! Not a viral infection, but ‘the thesis virus’, which affects every student at Wageningen, generally at the final stage of Wageningen l...
Blog: I miss the Dutch consultation culture
Last Monday at 9 pm, I got a message from my supervisor: 'Go to the office tomorrow morning, we will have a meeting with the director.’ ‘May I know at what time exactly?’ I replied...
Blog: Skewed perceptions of the Netherlands
When in Vienna for her internship, the Nepali blogger Mary Shrestha, now studying in Wageningen, experienced how foreigners perceive the Netherlands. Prostitutes and drugs are the ...
Blog: Game of Trust
Is it just impossible to trust people in China? This question keeps disturbing me after a drain repair episode involving me, my landlord and the plumber.
Blog: Tremendous study pressure
Last week, a friend of mine quit her studies at Wageningen University and went back to her home country. Reason: the study was too tough, she failed almost all subjects and couldn’...
Chinese New Year in a digital era
The Chinese Year of the Goat has started. For the first time since 2010, I celebrated New Year’s Eve at home. Disappointingly, the reality didn’t match with high expectations.
Blog: Resource-online.nl is too Dutch
The colophon of the online platform of Resource magazine states that ‘Resource-online.nl is the website for students and staff at Wageningen UR.’ But my recent experience tells me ...
Blog: The 'Made in China' translator
Our blogger in Beijing enjoys the misuse of English words on signs and magazine covers. 'China flushes India?' What is that supposed to mean?