In this final article of the “From the Horse’s Mouth” series, Abhishek brings to you the various departments in Saarang and what they have to offer for their aspiring coordinators.
“A month before Saarang and Shaastra 2017, we take a look at these two fests for the previous year, particularly their composition in terms of both financial and team structure, to find out what makes them really click. This article is aimed at throwing light on how big Saarang and Shaastra are and how coherently their teams work to make them possible.”
Working with overbrimming energy that lasts throughout the semesters, the cultural clubs form the soul of the creative genius that bestows IIT Madras. The cultural clubs have, over the years, burgeoned to accommodate all the enthusiastic junta ranging from the exceptionally talented to the ones who are wanting to breathe new life into their creative cells.
Here is covered, the highlights of the club activities last semester. With events novel and more inclusive than ever, the clubs show great promise for a lot of I-have-always-wanted-to-do-this-stuff moments this semester.
Koushik managed a success rate of about 25%, and even though the numbers don’t sound impressive, it is commendable, since most of the incomplete points come from the Saarang section of the manifesto. The team of Saarang, working under the CulSecs, has managed to pull through the floods to produce another brilliant edition of the fest.
Rohitha Naraharisetty and Arun Keshav speak to the Saarang Proshows team to capture what goes into putting up a professional show at Saarang.
T5E reviews Varun’s tenure as the Cultural Affairs Secretary, Arts.
‘Perhaps the most significant change was the decision to bar vehicles from entering the campus during the Saarang and Shaastra shows…The measures that the Shaastra and Saarang teams implemented have certainly made the campus safer for deer and other animals — there was not a single case of deer death reported during the two fests.” As part of ‘Inconvenient Truths’, our series on the environmental conundrums facing IITM’s campus, Nitin and Kalyani look into how measures taken by the organizers of both insti fests culminated in a clean chit from Prakriti.
A look-back at our student festivals, Saarang and Shaastra, conducted early this month.
Should the cores be allowed to spend sponsorship money on themselves, within a reasonable limit? What happens if the system goes wrong and this limit is exceeded? A lot of tough questions need to be asked on the Core Treats issue after this year’s Saarang, and T5E attempts to take a look at a few of them.
“It is common knowledge amongst the Institute’s students that this investment (in Saarang) is not always directed towards the benefit of the fest at large and the Cores, who have decision-making powers over most of the fest’s affairs, engage in varying levels of self-indulgence. This year, however, the administration managed to catch on to the misappropriations.” Read on to know further about Saarang’s missapropriation scandal.