Beyond the Gates: Taramani Food Crawl

For all those who want the Chennai street food experience and aren’t too snooty to actually try it, T5E presents a series of food crawls – an area-wise assessment of the top five push carts and mobile stalls and the quintessential ‘potti kadais’. In this, the second edition, Padma explores a bunch of little shops outside Taramani, and tells you where to go and where not to go.

Rise to Help

A large balloon, floating over the football field (it has since been taken down), had IITM’s residents wondering what it was doing there. It turned out the balloon was a floating cellphone tower, and is part of a joint project to create a complete disaster management system, including a post-disaster communication set-up.

Cleaning Up a Mess

Last semester was witness to widespread agitation and dissatisfaction among students regarding mess issues. In this article, T5E takes a look at some of the things that went wrong, why they happened and the improvements we can expect this semester, with inputs from Hostel Affairs Secretary Kranthi Kumar.

Institute Swimming Pool Reopens

On Sunday, 26th January, the institute swimming pool was thrown open after extensive renovations that lasted over two and a half years. The swimming facility, with its impressive set of diving boards and beginners’ pool that adjoins the larger pool, has always been among IITM’s finest sports facilities, and the renovated pool boasts of a new addition – a ramp leading into the beginners’ pool, designed to make the swimming pool accessible to differently abled people.

Exercise that Franchise!

Every student enrolled in a program outside his/her native city, who has been residing in a hostel for more than 6 months, is eligible to vote from the constituency that their hostel falls under. This is something applicable to almost all students of the Institute. Nikhil Nainani guides us on the forms to be filled and procedures to be followed to make sure you don’t let your right to vote go to waste.