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Shweta Venkatesh, Author at The Fifth Estate

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.

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Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Abhishek Sharma, International and Alumni Relations Affairs Secretary

Abhishek’s tenure has seen the start of quite a few long-term programmes and the restructuring of the committee. Proposals such as the I&AR Student Council Rulebook which states the role and duties of every member of the team and the proposal to continue the branding of the institute, this time via domestic events such as Shaastra, Saarang, CFI and so on

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VACATION GUIDE: Quirky Hobbies! (Part 1)

The novelty of the holidays is fading fast and the question is in everyone’s minds- what do I do? Over-bearing and pompous aunts might imperiously state that so much time is not meant to be wasted and reel off the usual list- read, write, draw, sing, paint, and so on. Kindly uncles might suggest starting a side-career as a philatelist. Fond parents might suggest the Classical arts. However, none of them seem to appeal. We know what we don’t want, but not what we want.

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