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Posts published in September 2016

NSS Foundation Day Lecture- Sri Bezwada Wilson

Jonathan Alex provides a brief summary of the talk by Ramon Magsaysay award winner Shri Bezwada Wilson on NSS Foundational Day Lecture on 26 September 2016.

In Times of Distress: Disaster Management Committee of IIT Madras

"The purpose of working for the team is not for the certificate but for the purpose of making oneself useful in times of distress".From delivering an enormous number of food packets (close to 600 of them) to dealing with government officials who wanted to put Amma stickers on the water cans provided by the institute, the DMC has done more for the people than anyone will ever know.

Catching up with Diro: On Reappointment as IITM Director

"I would like the campus to be a place that is vibrant with ideas, activities and the joys of discovery. In particular, I want students to be able discover their true selves and take to their chosen pathways with great energy and daring, whether it is academics, entrepreneurship, or any of the co- and extra-curricular activities."

Know Your SLC: What Happens In Council?

The SLC meets on a regular basis (fortnightly) to discuss different agendas. These agendas can be anything; from reduction in attendance, to doing something about the…

Snow, Rain, Spring and a Summer in Europe

In this second article of the Travel series, Rahul Karuppiah talks of the memorable trips he had across Europe last semester and few of the selected memories he managed to capture through his lenses.

Know Your SLC: The Who’s Who

We asked the Speaker and the Executive Wing members three questions: to describe their job in one sentence, the best part, and the worst part of their respective jobs. Here is what they had to say.

Engineers Without Borders

The IIT-M chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently found itself in the limelight for installing a 1.5 kWp solar power plant in the Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School in Ashok Nagar. In an interview with T5E, K. Venkatesh from EWB shed some light on the team, its motivation and future projects.


In this first article of the "Travel Series", Sofia puts together her tips for an amazing trip. There is no perfect traveler. If you travel, you are a traveler.

Through the Goggles of a Graduate: Asmita Ghosh

I’ve loved and hated and lost and found over these five years. I’ve grown distant from people I never thought I’d lose touch with, and buried the hatchet with people I thought I would never speak to again, now some of my best friends. I’ve battled depression and gotten better. I’ve had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows within these hostel rooms I’ve occupied. I’ve learned so much, not just about Derrida and Foucault, but about friendship and love and people. Of course I don’t have it all figured out yet (I mean, with Derrida, you never really do), but I’ve grown such a great deal since I was 17 and first walked into this campus 5 years ago.
Asmita Ghosh on her "love story" with the place that has given her so much and meant different things at different points in life. This is the last in the "Through the Goggles of a Graduate" series.