The Leidener

A Blog by International Students at Leiden University

The life in your years

  Third year, senior year. Looking at the incoming freshmen every year, I feel a twinge of nostalgia. Watching them make the same mistakes we made, having some of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Aman Ki Asha

Take a good look at the two girls above. Does it look to you like one is Pakistani and the other is Indian? To me they look like a pair … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Baggage and Nice people

Two a.m in the morning on a Monday , after spending the whole week catching up with a bunch of friends I hadn’t seen in a while I came face … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Feels like I arrived yesterday

When nostalgia hits, it hits. Ever had that moment where you stumble into university with all these hopes and expectations, thinking three years is a LONG time? Well, I certainly … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Twenty things I’ve learnt this year

Its that time of the year where one goes into a self-reflecting mode. On that note, here’s the top twenty lessons I learnt this year: Parents have always got your … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

BASIS Board Round 2

Being on the board of my student organization BASIS for two terms has taught me a lot: from responsibility to how to sit straight when you’re meeting an ambassador, or … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

An evening to remember

The other day I found it weird that one of my closest friend and also my neighbour wanted to take me out for dinner to an Indian restaurant. We usually cook … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Just Enough Kisses

I’ve been on a long writing break but I’m back for good. When I was thinking of what to write about I was meeting a German and Dutch friend for … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment