Excerpts of the soapbox between RAS candidates, Srikanth Kotra and Ravi Dadsena.
SAC, this year, is working towards revamping a three-decade old Students’ Constitution, in order to improve student governance on campus. Liza Tom talks about the salient features of the new constitution, as presented during the first reading of the new constitution draft.
Liza Tom reviews the new bakery outlet on the campus, Leo Fortune Bakers and Confectioners, that has come up in place of the Gurunath Gifts store.
Read about P. Sainath’s talk on rural India and migration, part one of the HSS department conference happening early next month.
“I have spoken about this to a few friends from the Institute, but have never come out openly because I do think it’ll adversely affect my career here. I am yet to talk to my parents. It is a struggle sometimes, because my family has expectations about marriage and all that.”
Abhiram Reddy was a sponsorship and PR coordinator in Saarang 2013. He was the Cultural Affairs Secretary (Arts) for this academic year (2013-2014). The work of a CulSec involves constantly monitoring the progress of each Department of Saarang and routing them to the administration. The CulSecs are also responsible for LitSoc activities.
On January 29th and 30th, acclaimed documentary-maker Anand Patwardhan was in campus to screen his latest venture — Jai Bhim Comrade — and to deliver a lecture as part of the EML series. Liza Tom covers the sessions, which largely revolved around caste issues in modern India.
The Thespian Club’s theatre group Stagecoach took their production out this year with ‘Taramandal’. The play was performed at T.N. Rajaratnam Auditorium in R.A. Puram, on the 25th of October.
Taramandal’s author, Neel Chaudhuri, based it on the Satyajit Ray short story Patol Babu, Film Star. The play is a set of similar stories, with Patol Da’s narrative interspersed throughout.
The latest addition to the new shopping complex is a cake ‘n’ bake place – Epi Pastries, where the owners assure you that you will taste happiness.
The Fine Arts Club paid tribute to the memory of Sadako and the legend of the cranes by kick-starting its activities this year with a colourful bang on Hiroshima Day.