The one vantage point for all the voracious hoggers is the Campus Cafe. This always abuzz food joint has an aura to it. Not to forget the increase in popularity it received after its recent shift to the new, more spacious location. For a lot of us, Campus Cafe is still a remarkable place to have a break in between the tedious lecture hours (sometimes, during).
The one thing that makes this humble place close to our heart is, we realized, the people and the staff.
We’ve all attended (freshies still are), often grumbling, the rather annoying Workshop Training Session “offered” by our institute. But how much do we really know about the man responsible for the winter hullabaloo? Or anything else really, about what the Senior Technical Officer in IIT Madras (yes, that position exists) has to deal with managing a workshop as impressive and humungous as ours?
I don’t know what you mean by plans for the future! I am content here and I will stay as long as Ramu Tea stall is here. We will try to let her study what she wants to. Except my children growing up, there aren’t all that many changes I expect in my life for the years to come.
It was only when Katyayini offered to do a one hour session on Pranayama did I realise that the group was brainstorming on the events to be held during the International Yoga Day celebrations on 21st June.
“I feel that students in the institute do not take good care of their health. They tend to skip meals, don’t sleep on time and some don’t even take care of personal hygiene. Many are untidy and don’t take bath everyday while some don’t even bother to brush their teeth daily. Girls in the institute are very lucky because often when they fall sick, five-to-six guys are present to help her and get her food!”
“In the beginning, when I first joined this job, there were boys- wherever I saw, there were boys! They are scared of me now, they start going away when they see me coming from a distance! Now, Sharavathi is a boy-free area.” Aadiseshamma, ‘lady guard’ of Sharavathi, talks of the quirks of her job and shares some stories from her life.
“But if you have a cut on your hand, you’ll see that the blood is red, whether you’re a Hindu or a Muslim or of any other faith..” Nityanand Rao talks to Zahirul Islam, a security guard at Saraswathi Hostel.