‘Before the age of SMS, mail and mass transmission of information,’ Narain, in 1993 discovered the Hawala operation which involved the illegal transfer of colossal sums of money through different bank accounts. While over a hundred politicians were discovered to have been part of this scandal, the CBI, which was in the know, never shared that knowledge with the public. Thus, Narain’s crusade began.
इस समंदर मे इक लहर आने तो दो इस थमी हवा मे इक हलचल होने तो दो दिल की धड़कने गुनगुनाने लगी है कब से…
The first open SAC meeting of the semester was held on the 31st of August, 2013. It was an emergency meeting, convened to discuss the concerns of students regarding the messes.
Art enthusiasts from all over Chennai flocked to the auditorium at SAC on 31 August for a traditional Manipuri performance, looking forward to the rare opportunity. Expectations were not in vain, and the audience were held in thrall by the Pung Cholam Drum dance, followed by a Manipuri Classical Dance.
A large number of students (750 by a conservative estimate) assembled at Himalaya lawns over the course of the protest. The organizers had several grievances including the food’s poor quality and lack of nutrition, and bad hygiene in the messes. They also claimed that the quality of the food offered for amount charged for it at IITM was not on par with what is being offered at other IITs.
If you are a regular reader of ours, you might have noticed that our website was down for about a week, and just came back up last night. While the rest of the editorial team debates over whether our server going down or most people not knowing about it is the better of two evils, take a few minutes to listen to the tale of why our server went down. I promise you, it is probably the most interesting thing to come out of Web Operations teams in the institute in a long, long time.