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An insightful talk with Mr. Karthic Vaidhyanathan

Kartic Vaidyanathan is currently working as the Director of Operations at Cognizant. He has over 20 years of industry experience, primarily in IT products and services companies. After graduating from IIT-M in 1996, he joined Infosys. He then joined a… Continue Reading →

“We want Ather to be a great product company” – A talk with Tarun Mehta

Who, in recent days, hasn’t heard of Ather Energy? From being the dream child of two fresh IITM graduates, the company has gone on to become a thriving business with a hundred – odd employees. On 23rd February 2016 Ather… Continue Reading →

“Always take the road less travelled; it’s certainly the more exciting one.” – An insightful talk with Mr. Praveen Joseph

About Mr. Praveen Joseph: Praveen is currently an Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager for the IFC which is part of the World Bank Group headquartered in Washington D.C. He is responsible for managing fixed income investment for the International Finance Corporation… Continue Reading →

Umesh Malhotra – Igniting minds with books

Umesh Malhotra (BTech, MM/1990) is the founder of Hippocampus which is a network of libraries and schools that is attempting to change the face of rural education in India. He is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a Godavite at heart…. Continue Reading →

Go with your passion completely believing you control your destiny: Vellayan Subbiah

He came out of the Dean’s office wearing a white kurta, khaki pants and slippers and holding his son’s hands. A simple man with all smiles on his face wishing a pleasant good morning to everyone around. A first look… Continue Reading →

“It’s better to do what you love than be a ‘brilliant clerk'” – An interview with Dr Ramani Ramakrishnan

“Passion is the genesis of genius”. This beautiful and motivational line seemed very true as soon as we started our talk with Dr. Ramani Ramakrishnan, a man of immense talent and experience in his field of expertise. A member of… Continue Reading →

“You should do what drives you, you need not do a million things” – An inspiring talk with Prof. Venkatesh Mannar

Chennai36 brings you an exclusive interview with M.G. Venkatesh Mannar, Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Department, University of Toronto and Visiting Faculty Member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University.Through his work, he has been… Continue Reading →

“Stay cool and enjoy your life at IIT”: A talk with Mr. Suresh Kalpathi – Part 2

This article is in continuation to the first one Chennai36 published a few days back. Mr. Suresh Kalpathi, an alumnus of IIT Madras, is currently a very successful film producer and we are delighted to bring to you some amazing stories he… Continue Reading →

“What I learnt at IIT was that I can learn anything”: A Talk with Mr. Suresh Kalpathi – Part 1

The fact that Software Solutions Integrated (SSI) played a pivotal role in providing IT education to the masses in our country, is not news to any of us. But did you know that its founder, Mr. Suresh Kalpathi, an alumnus… Continue Reading →

Before you start taking big leaps, you have to be the master of small steps: The Team Behind Raft

Geotagg is an IITM Alumni Startup. They were in the IITM Incubation until recently when they raised INR 1 crore and graduated. They have a team of 10 people working on the mobile app Raft. This application gives up-to-date information… Continue Reading →

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