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.
“While it remains to be resolved whether or not the dialogue on intolerance in the broad sphere of things can indeed be resolved, it is worth remembering at this point the one outlet we as a society have that yet remains as a tool to pick apart issues by their seams- comedy and freedom of speech. In light of this, a panel discussion was held here in insti, with some of the most well known comedians in the stand up scene joining us to talk about tolerance in comedy.”
bhOndOO is a great admirer of Microsoft as he believes that it makes an end-user’s life easy. Hence, he is very eager to attend the talks by Microsoft Research the next day: Search – The New Turing Test by a General Manager and Computing – 10 years in the future by a Principal Research Scientist.
bhOndOO’s professors just love giving assignments. Sometimes, bhOndOO thinks that if his professors have nothing to do, they give assignments. Maintaining sanity while working on assignments of four courses is not easy.
The Tech Saloon is an initiative at IIT Madras to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among faculty, students, alumni, innovators, and
Nithyanand Rao writes an opinion piece on the manner of men who are invited to speak at IITM, in the context of the recent lecture by Swami Isa on “Science and Happiness”.
Aroon and Liza review the recent, rather eventful, EML by activist Teesta Setalvad. Also included is the footage of the lecture.
Bhargavi Suryanarayanan attends TEDx Youth@Chennai and writes, “With talks ranging from the importance of creativity to the interestingly titled “The Tao of Ouchies”, with performed poetry by two of the speakers and a Blues concert, the session shook the audience awake on a lazy Sunday.”
The fact that quantum mechanics is everywhere was the theme of the first lecture of the IISc Alumni Association Distinguished Lecture Series held at IITM, given by Prof. Ganapathy Baskaran, Emeritus Professor and Raja Ramanna Fellow at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
No planet in the solar system has captured public imagination like the red planet, with more than 100,000 people signing up for a one-way trip to Mars when applications opened this year. Mars was the topic of the evening when Dr. Anita Sengupta delivered her speech at the Media Resource Centre in the Central Library at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 20th of August.