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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 →

‘Olá from Portugal’ – International students at IIT-M

As we have the International Day around the corner, we present the next and the last article in the series. This is an interview of Manuel, an international student from Portugal, who seems to be overwhelmed by his experiences here. Read on… Continue Reading →

‘Hola’ from Spain – International Students of IIT-M

Meet Victor from Spain, an exchange student in the Department of Computer Science – Electrical Engineering. With the International Day around the corner, hear this International student recount his experiences in India and IIT-M. What led you to choose India… Continue Reading →

From the land of Germany- International Students at IIT-M

On account of the International Day, Chennai36 interviewed Adam, an exchange student from Germany. He talks about his cultural and social experiences in insti and India so far. He is undertaking courses in the Department of Management Studies and shares his views… 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 →

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 →

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