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1974 – A college story

One evening many summers ago, Balloon and I made our way up the tallest tower in IIT Madras. The day was bright and buzzing with activity, around us were hordes of students, chatting and laughing after a day of classes…. 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 →

Those 4 frightful days at Inter IIT Kanpur 2009-10 and how they changed our lives forever!

  The first group game pitting IITM vs IITK saw a series of egregious decisions by the referees to turn a deserved and comfortable win for us snatched away. We were leading 4-2 with 5 minutes on the clock, and we left… Continue Reading →

When GC stayed home- year after year

  I am Naresh (Jat), Mechanical Dual, 2002-07, Godavari. I was the Institute Sports Secretary in my final year and have been invited to write something about sports in IIT Madras around those days. It has been a long time… Continue Reading →

Avocado

Vaaruni ‘Monkey’ Eashwar was one of the first HS students on campus (from the Development Studies batch of 2006). She was a Saarang events core, and also a lead vocalist in the Sharav WM band. This is a creative writing… 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 →

Hear it from a Professor- Dr. Chandramouli

“ ‘Mama, come and play’, they used to repeat time and again”, he said taking his memories to that age, about 30 years back. Among the several incidents surrounding his time at IIT Madras as an undergraduate student, he still… Continue Reading →

Swimming to Glory : Rudra Naik

Rudra Naik, Batch of 2014, ED department, talks about the experiences at the various Inter-IITs he still savours and narrates the success story of The Madras Sharks, as the Aquatics team calls itself.

Goalkeeper Extraordinaire: Kaushal Molasaria

Kaushal Molasaria (Muth) (BT/ CE/ 2013), is one of the all time best Hockey GoalKeeper, IIT Madras has ever seen. He had won Gold for the Institute Hockey Team at Inter IIT, not once or twice but thrice,

The Shaastra Chronicles – Sai Aditya Velichala

Sai Aditya Velichala (BT/NA/12) was the  Facilities Core for Shaastra 2011. Okay – I am Sai Aditya Velichala and I go by the name “Shywhy”. I graduated with a B.Tech in Naval Architecture in 2012.

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