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Posts published in December 2013

Into the Wild: Insti on Facebook

From IITM Memes to Shaastra to the T5E page itself - there are tons of insti-based Facebook pages of all kinds lying out there waiting to be discovered. If you are an Internet addict, you’ll find yourself familiar with most of them. In this piece, Isha tries to highlight the more interesting pages, the ones you might want to like and share and, of course, stalk.

Made in Insti: Pizza Mutiny

Pizza Mutiny is a brand that many insti students are familiar with, by virtue of their notebooks that are, apart from being very reasonably priced, also popular for the sets of free coupons and the ‘bunk meters’ that come along with them. “It felt great every time a student thanked us because he just got an extra Papa Johns Pizza because of our coupons,” AP says. The ‘bunk meter’ and timetable, although simple additions, seemed to be “things everyone actually found useful”.

Beyond the Gates: The December Season

Come December and Chennai gears up for its much-awaited festival - the Madras Music Season or December Season. This cultural extravaganza rates higher on the excitement scale than any conventional festival celebrated here. Hotel and taxi bookings peak to the zenith and crowds from Chennai and outside hop from one sabha to another to witness their favourite artistes perform.

Ranjani tells us about Chennai's December season.

Beyond the Gates: A Book-lover’s Delight

In this series of articles, T5E goes beyond the gates of insti to explore Chennai, and present our readers with interesting and useful information about our beautiful city. First up, Akshyah tells us about some of the many places in and around the city which sell a wide variety of second-hand books at cheap prices.