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“As a good leader you always have to empathize…” : Dr. Umesh Achia‘s interview

Dr. Umesh Achia graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1968. When quizzed about his initial days in the campus, his voice reflects the same elation and excitement he had felt on clearing the JEE. He… Continue Reading →

“Path In The Forest” – An Interview With Mr. Sreenivasan Narayanan

Mr. Sreenivasan Narayanan (MSc Physics – ’89 batch) is the CEO of TrueStreams, which is a thought leader in internet streaming with a core focus to deliver Hyper Rich Streaming with innovative and disruptive technologies. In the past, he has… Continue Reading →

“What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve”: Prem Watsa’s Interview with Chennai 36 – Part 2

V. Prem Watsa (BT/CH/1971) is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto, Canada. He is commonly known as “the Warren Buffett of Canada” for his exceptional investing skills and business acumen. He won the Distinguished… Continue Reading →

To my IIT Alumni

Rajappa Kaimal completed his MS in IIT Madras from the Applied Mechanics department in 1981. He was the founder of the Sarabhai Institute of Science&Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

An effort towards a greener world

Siddharth Sareen graduated from IIT Madras with an Integrated MA in Development Studies in 2011. He is based at the University of Copenhagen’s Section for Global Development. 

“Are you enjoying life in one of the best campuses in India?”

Venkataraman M. did his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering (Batch of 1977). I had the opportunity to do my engineering in IITM from 1972 to 77. It is one of the best college campuses I have seen in India. Being a residential… Continue Reading →

“The Only Way To Go was Up”: Prem Watsa’s Interview with Chennai 36 – Part 1

V. Prem Watsa (BT/CH/1971) is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto, Canada. He is commonly known as “the Warren Buffett of Canada” for his exceptional investing skills and business acumen. He won the Distinguished… Continue Reading →

Chemistry and Research : Krishnan Raghavachari, Distinguished Alumnus 2014

Krishnan Raghavachari, Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2014, talks about his life at and after IIT Madras. He graduated with a masters in Chemistry at 1975.He is currently a Distinguished  Professor at the Department of  Chemistry , Indiana University. I was born and raised… Continue Reading →

In a Clean Country

Kaushik Viswanath was a student of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (class of 2011). He’s currently studying Creative Writing at the University of NotreDame.  At night, I am woken up by the sound of incessant scratching. I turn… Continue Reading →

Life Inside a Submarine

Even hardcore sailors think ‘they’ are crazy, but they do so with great regard. Any man with the Dolphin pin on his lapel deserves all the respect and some more, for they are submariners; men who volunteer to lock themselves… Continue Reading →

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