“Some might ask why I have gone into so much detail when describing something as drab as a quiz competition. The IITM QC story mirrors every classic sports story arc – from underdogs four years ago to dominant winners for the next two years to grizzly competitors seeing off new challengers. But that is not the point of this post. The real point is to record all the different experiences that I have been fortunate to undergo as a part of this contingent…”
Author of Palace of Illusions and Mistress of Spices among many other bestselling books, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of the most noted storytellers
By Patanjali and Surya Suresh Politics has never been much of a subject of active discussion amongst IITians. It ranks somewhere below the next
“The panel-discussion that followed mainly focused on the activities of Vannam and the manner in which the institute bureaucracy could help foster a conducive setting for LGBTQIA groups and the converse. There was a comment on the planning of buildings on campus that seems to buy into the gender binary quite easily, with exclusive hostel spaces meant exclusively for one gender. One of the students, questioned the sustainability of same-sex relationships, for example. Coming back to Vannam, the discussion steered towards the status of the group as a non-recognized body within campus and the pressing to need to increase its outreach, either through becoming a recognized body or otherwise to promote a sense of tolerance for the other.”
Every form of art can be used to convey any message, especially on social causes such as drug abuse, atrocities against women, and so on. The main advantage of mime is that there is no barrier posed by language.
By Patanjali and Surya Suresh It might seem sometimes, especially with the doom and gloom perpetrated by the media (not to mention scientific reports
The Sportsfest 2016 has come and gone amidst an impressive show of ability and grit by the students of participating universities and of insti.
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.
“The Indian startup scenario is highly competitive with more than one startup working on a similar idea. A few are destined to fail. However, this is no way an indicator of the startup ecosystem in India.” From startup culture to the Maker revolution and its potential for India, Balaji Viswanathan talked about a gamut of things. His enthusiasm and passion are sure to leave a lasting impression on the students who attended his talk. The Shaastra pre-lecture series could not have gotten a better start!
This is the address delivered by Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director – IIT Madras to the gathering assembled at 70th Independence Day celebrations. He quotes Mahatma Gandhi to urge us to avoid littering in our hostels, labs and residents.