“While we take food from rooms, shops and from those who flaunt it on the roads, the trees remain my favourite source for food and space for dining. Peaceful, spacious and far from the reach of those bespectacled creatures, joy lies in munching on leaves and washing it down with Kaapi Nirvana.”
Author of Palace of Illusions and Mistress of Spices among many other bestselling books, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the most noted storytellers
From a group of BTech students who visited Natham as part of one of their electives to Ivil’s journey as one of the most dynamic, vibrant and socially committed student-run organisations in the campus, Meena Chockalingam traces the journey of this organisation over the years and her experience as a volunteer in it.
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.
Anand, in his tenure as the Hostel Affairs Secretary, has implemented most of the initiatives that promised comfort and convenience to the student community. While a few novel initiatives could not be implemented on account of feasibility, many others have been set in motion. Seeing as how many of these points find mention in Kishore Kumar’s manifesto and the fact that both of them have already started working together, one can expect to see their completion. We congratulate Anand on the completion of his tenure and wish Kishore all the best.
‘The Last Bencher’ was a venture to collect the best stories and writings from the batch of 2011 and bring it out in the consolidated format of a book. A wide range of people from all parts of the country, of different viewpoints and of different habits had contributed to this book, making it a truly pan-Insti publication. Opinions, articles about events and happenings inside IIT Madras, eye-ball grabbing anecdotes, all found their place in this book.
Is The Second Last Bencher just a book? No. It is a tribute to the friendships that were made in IITM. It is the frozen piece of the memories of the people who stayed here. Most importantly, it is an exclamation mark on the celebration of life in IITM.
In August 2014, Infinite One Pvt. Ltd. beat three other competitors to bag the contract for setting up an International Cafeteria in the