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The Sculptor

She stood proudly at the centre of the gallery, admiring the throng of visitors streaming through the doors. She warmly greeted her patrons with a polite smile.   “My dear, you’ve outdone yourself this time- how realistic this one! Is!… Continue Reading →

Two Pairs

The elevator probably counts itself amongst the world’s most pitiful objects, for it flies up and down for miles without ever having gotten anywhere. Today, it flew with a lady.   “Hmm”, jabbing a button that read four, Claire mumbled… Continue Reading →

Hard work will pay off : A talk with Dr Arumugam, DAA

Dr Arumugam Manthiram is one of the Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the year 2015. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981, and currently directs one of the largest and most productive research groups at the University… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

“Student-professor relationship was really good in those days” – A talk with Prof. Sujith

Prof. R.I. Sujith studied his pre-degree (in those days that is what class twelve was called) at the Government Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram. He says that the classes used to go uninterrupted and that he was impressed by many professors who really… Continue Reading →

“Good to do well, whatever you do” – An interview with Prof. Suraishkumar

“The best period of my life, in a sense”, says Prof Suraishkumar GK (name changed from Suresh to Suraish, credits going to mailing issues in IIT Bombay) while taking a bite of his Chilli Cheese Sandwich (which didn’t turn out… Continue Reading →

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