Looking Back: An X-ray view through Saarang and Shaastra 2016

“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.”

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Just Club Things

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.

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Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: Bala Rama Krishna Koushik, Cultural Affairs Secretary (Literary)

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.

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Inconvenient Truths: Zero Deer Deaths!

‘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.

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Out In The Open: The Saarang Misappropriation Scandal

“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.

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