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.
“Though such events and speakers inevitably fall prey to controversies, the only way forward is to engage in a two-way conversation, and this involves both respecting and listening to the other person seriously and emphatically. Ultimately, freedom of thought and expression is the key to a healthy discussion during lectures and events, as long as they don’t turn violent or abusive. We hope that events that involve a strong clash of ideologies and opinions can still foster an atmosphere of dialogue, discussion and respect.”
The first Extra Mural Lecture of the semester started off on a high note with Dr. Kiran Bedi, the Hounorable Lt. Governor of Puducherry gracing the event.In this article Patanjali presents to you a synopsis of her talk on “Transparency in Governance and Administration”.