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March 2013

Volume 1

Thapar Beat

The very first TU newsletter Contents - Cover Page -Whats’up @ TU -THE FOODIE SECTION -Placements-All that Matters -The Unheard Voice -You can’t miss this -The most interesting page

People behind this issue WRITERS- Saransh, Himanshu, Aseem, Dhruav, Chirag, Akshay, Samraggi, Aashutosh, Aarush. PHOTOGRAPHERS--Vishesh, Sahil Manpreet,Mohit,Daksh ,Tushar,Shahshank, GV Aditya CARTOONIST- Akanksha Joshi MARKETING TEAM- Saransh, Manpreet, Mohit, Shivankit EDITOR- Shivankit Arora

THAPAR BEAT? Hun aa ki ae? A high school life of diligence and toil, family pressure and expectations, your unending coaching classes and crash courses; A ‘khichdi’ of all these things made you land here- THAPAR UNIVERSITY. College Life-FINALLY !!! Words like fun, freedom, love , adventure must have crossed your mind a hundred times when you first took admission here. New friends to be with, independent life to live and 4 years of eating/drinking/doing whatever you wanted to. But did you really make the most of college? How much of your ‘college life plans’ actually worked out? Fresher year was exhausted by ‘just observing’ what goes around in college. LAN GAMING, MOMOS@ Prem Chinese and 2 hrs daily with your girlfriend on the phone (if lucky :p) was all about 2nd year. 3rd year made you realise that GPA also made a difference and you should make an effort to change the same. And but obviously, how can

final year be anything other than placements. Summing it all up, college life passed as anUNEVENTFUL journey for you. How much of THE college life did we actually live? How much of THAPAR did you actually get involved with? As our effort to change this dormant scenario, to let students know about every bit of this college and the life around here, we present to you Thapar’s monthly newsletter-THAPAR BEAT. Inside this issue, you will find everything you need to know in college. College events and fests (in and outside Thapar), everything about Patiala city (new food joints, hangout areas, gehdi routes and old monuments/ structures of this historic city), abstract and thematic photography, Movies and Tv show reviews, places to definitely travel to and things to try out when you are in college are the basic ingredients of this newsletter. So sit back, turn this page and start reading the LIFE around you.


WHAT’S UP @ TU? THE AIESEC COLUMN Raise Your Voice: CANDLE LIGHT MARCH The year 2012 left the country mourning, as we witnessed one of the filthiest chapters of crime against women which shook the very soul in each and every countryman. But as our nation took its stand against the loss of pride and security of women, we, thaparians, wholeheartedly supported the cause by actively participating in the candle march organized on 14th Jan,2013, by our own Paryavaran society. Around 300 students, headed by Seema Bawa Ma’am (DOSA), marched from college auditorium to the city center of Patiala carrying banners and shouting out various slogans like “naari Shakti zindabad” in this initiative ,we were also joined by advocate Satbeer singh khatra who is Senior Shiromani Akali dal leader and a reputed social worker in Patiala. The event was remarked by retrospecting words regarding our society by the DOSA, Mr. Khatra and Capt. Manjit Singh sir (caretaker, TU) which electrified the atmosphere and aroused the sentiments of one and all. They questioned the narrow minded male chauvinist thinking , which challenges the status of the opposite gender and stressed the need of women to stamp their authority against infringement of their rights and security. They also appealed the youth to play a significant role in restoring the morals and ethics of the society. This was one of the most successful events organized by the Paryavaran society, which has been actively working against social and environmental devils prevelant among us. This is a perfect platform for also the budding environment enthusiasts to bring a difference in the society.

Being in AIESEC means giving as much as we can to deliver lots of AIESEC experience everyday. Continuing this very ritual of being a part of the change and help explain to people what AIESEC is, AIESEC Thapar University conducted its Information Seminar(IS) in C-hall at 5.15 pm on 23 January, 2013. The seminar kicked off with tete-a-tete with interns who went on internship this winter cycle, their amazing experience and nostalgia. Meanwhile, Akshat Jain propounded the AIESEC culture followed by a rendezvous with Priya, an intern from Mauritius, about her stay and project here in Patiala. Application forms were made available to all those who wish to join AIESEC

YOUTH TO BUSINESS FORUM Have a passion in life? Got an idea, a plan, but don’t know how to go about it? Then, here you go! Y2B (Youth To Business forum) is back in your very own Thapar University. On Thursday, 24 Jan, AIESEC Thapar University proudly launched Y2B in T.U, exactly one month before the main event (23th Feb, 2013). Organising Committee(OC) members discussed the main event agenda with the packed audience in C-hall. OC president, Akshat Jain, also enlightened the students about the whole process of being a part of an extravaganza- Y2B. The event in crust is about 11 CEO’s , 14 organisations and an IIM coming together for Thapar’s first ever biz conference. Get set, to create, connect and challenge business, because Y2B is all about YOU!


With its spirits higher than ever, MUN was back this time in thapar with another electrified conference , TUMUN 2013. And if u still don’t know what MUN is , you should definitely read this. In mun ,participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated session of an (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly Basic agenda of mun is to change your outlook towards resolution of a problem which beneficial for ones personal and professional growth which can only be achieved by a good level of debate .At the core of the TUMUN philosophy is the belief that, an MUN is more than just a competition and requires a broader outlook towards the world. 2 days of intensive debating exhaust every lump of knowledge, talent,and speaking skills of the delegates. This time ther event witnessed a participation of over 150 delegates from different colleges and universities across the country.

Check out fests other than THAPAR -INNOVISION, NSIT DELHI -21 March 2013 -AMITY YOUTH FEST, AMITY UNIV -21 March -COGNIZANCE IIT -Rorkee(22-24march)

Gear up to Debate : This is TUMUN 2013

Back this sem: THAPAR MOVIE CLUB Back with a bang Thapar Movie Club TMC presented the first movie night of the year showcasing “The Dark Knight Rises”.Thronging crowd enjoyed the night of the year.Further TMC plans to organise CINE YOUTH(one of their backbone events)2013.

-INSOMNIA IISER MOHALI -22 March -COLLOQUIUM-Literary fest @ NSIT, Delhi 29 March

TMC also organises workshops regarding Movie making and editing which involves the use of softwares like Corel, Sony Vegas and Adobe Premier. The most recent event under this society is “One minute Movie Making competition”. Also ,this society is starting with its very own sitcom which will be broadcasted on YouTube. Auditions for the same would be announced shortly.

-CREATRZ -SRM Ghaziabad 5 th April -REFLUX -IIT GUWAHATI -6th April -VOICE- Delhi College of Arts and Commerce -8th April

One of the most sought out clubs,TMC provides an exciting platform for all the movie enthusiasts and has ushered a new era in the digital media.Prestigious awards bagged by TMC includes First Prize in IIT Mandi Short Film Making and Second prize in IIT Bombay Mood Indigo Fest.

To join the society please contact Harman (Civil 4th year) (9855044817) or Govind (9878787608)


The FOODIE Section

What is college life without good food ? So here we are , with explicit food reviews of new food joints in Patilala

SHAWARMAA BITE

The first joint we covered was Shawarmaa Bite. It is right on the 22 no phatak (just two blocks away from Vimis).An arabic theme is what makes SHAWARMA different from others.SHAWARMA is Levantine Arab meat preparation. SPECIALITY: SHAWARMA Chicken Roll MOST SELLING DISHES: Chatpta Chicken,Butter Chicken.

COST: for 2,dinner can cost upto 350 if veg for non veg the amount can go upto 450-600 SHAWARMA offers home delivery from 11am to 11pm within a radius of 4 kms, and no extra charges,but for order of minimum Rs. 250

HANDYMAN’S At stones throw from 22 No phatak, it serves both Indian and Chinese cuisines. Main Course: Paneer Tikka Masala Lababdar (green), Murg Handyman (special) Cost Aprox: 500 bucks for 2

Tags: Air Conditioned 20% relaxation to Thapar students Phone:8968141777


PLACEMENTSAll that matters COMPANY

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ABOVE MENTIONED ARE THE BEST PLACEMENTS GOING ON IN THIS SEASON. AN UPDATED LIST WILL BE OUT IN THE NEXT ISSUE


Where have all the clubs GONE?

The UNHEARD VOICE

At present there are 38 registered clubs and societies at thapar. “That’s a lot” many of you would be thinking .An average thaparian will not be able to name even 10 of them. So what are these clubs or more importantly where are they? Such questions were the driving force behind the conception of this article. But then I realized we were asking the wrong question. This number is in fact less considering that thapar had been established in 1956 . so , in it’s 57 years of existence , where it attracted the best and the brightest minds of the country high on entrepreneurial spirit the number is far too less . Still not convinced ?

to stop this travesty from taking place. What we need is kind of a “super” club to act as an umbrella for all the clubs and societies of thapar having at the least the following features-

Let’s see some of the most active and visible societies of thapar like AIESEC , MUN ,frosh week, adventure club, black noise have been established recently. These ventures were flushed with new ideas and enthusiasm and captured our imagination and made there presence felt. So going by this trend we should have had an overdose of clubs by now which clearly is not the case. The reason is that most clubs start at a rush , fuelled by a few selected motivated people but like rookies running a marathon they lose steam midway , become dormant and eventually wither away into oblivion. The reason behind establishing clubs is so that students can cultivate and share their mutual interests and not solely for acquiring a certificate of “active” participation. They add a unique experience to our college life by synergizing our studies and our passion so it is saddening to think that so many clubs with their unique and fresh ideas failed to stand the test of time or are now simply standing as a testament to our corporate greed. There is an urgent need to

-will help new clubs by guiding them in standard activities like making and more importantly clearing of budgets , booking of halls and related activities.

-a democratically elected body consisting of nominees from all the societies -work towards strengthening the core infrastructure of clubs by maintaining an easily accessible centralized repository of data regarding the stated objectives , planned activities and current members of the society in addition to a list of possible revenue sources, contacts of vendors(printing shirts etc.).

-a common platform for discussing and airing problems and new ideas . Also, to act as an interface for communicating with the students. -bringing transparency in the functioning and operation of clubs by effectively collecting , organizing and publishing data related to the monetary activities of the club and their selection criteria. Since most of the clubs are being our sponsored by our fees they should be accountable to us relating to their monetary activities. he ideas presented here may be vague and far from perfect but they deserve meditating upon. if we want to save our clubs we have to act.NOW.


YOU CAN’T MISS THIS The Musical Trek: TRIUND Mid-October, rainfall, McLeod Gang (Dharamshala), a five hour trek, Maggi, monks, (fresh water) waterfalls, rocks, warnings concerning bears, the tempting suicide points, jungle trail, and finally a film set straight from the set of Lord of the Rings hits you straight on. Only the rocks more bigger, the trail more steep, the view more enticing and the setup more grand.

Add to your College LIFE!!!

If you are lucky you might cross the paths of some monks who are always keen to help you and you would have to be really stupid not to listen to their advice. There is a green land marred with big rocks and you can just see some blue wisps of clouds floating ahead. You know you have no option but to get there ahead of others and you start running. And when you stop

Are you really LIVING your college days? I’m not asking you if you have made it large, but have you made enough? If you can relate to the points below, needless to say you have. If not, you still got time. Either ways you have to read on to figure it out. •Once in a while it’s OK to be irresponsible and have fun when you should be studying for that test. •Don’t be afraid to fall in love. When it happens, don’t take it for granted. Celebrate it, but don’t let it define your college experience. •You can learn more from the weird guy sitting next to you, than the lecture. Embrace the diversity in your class. •Things that seem like an apocalypse really do become funny with a little time and distance. So, chill and skip to the good part.

Its almost musical how the trail rolls with regular water falls (with purest water you will ever drink). Those were some of the most beautiful views I had ever seen (and I have been to many places). Your feet don’t ever even try to complain (even though the path is slippery and rocks and stones don’t help their cause either) about exhaustion, because of the unspoiled beauty of the trek itself and then each time you see that hill top waiting for you, promising a view worthy of heaven itself, you just can not concentrate on anything else

you are mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the spot. The uncontrolled slopes, falling and rising like tides; the stones having outgrown their size long ago, standing like the guards of a palace; and finally the royalty, the snow covered (crowned) peaks, the ambiance of the place is too awe-inspiring TRIUND is a 9 km trek from McLeod Gang,near Dharamshala, Kangra district (H.P) and you must start before 9 if you want to return the same day.

•Call someone you love back home a few times a week. Now don’t roll your eyes at me! Go make that call. •Take a lot of pictures. •In the next 10 years, only a very few of you will look as gorgeous as you do today. So, secretly revel on how hot you are now. •Eat badly sometimes. It’s the last time in your life when you can do this. So, mango lassi with chilly chicken is a thumbs up! •Be yourself, create, inspire, be inspired, grow, laugh, learn, love. •Make a complete mess of yourself, at least once, preferably more. It builds character. •Enjoy every second of the years left here, for its impossible to describe how quickly the best years of your life will pass.

Movie Listings For The Month a/Thriller

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gdom -Animal Kin rnoon Afte -Dog Day ows e Devil Kn th re - Befo d You’re Dea

Spy Drama/Thrille r

- The Debt - Three Days of th e Condor - Tinker, Tailor, Sold ier, Spy

y Black comed Smoking r fo u Yo ank - Th Reading - Burn After s of a Dan- Confession gerous Mind or - The Matad

Indian Movies in English - Being Cyrus - Bombay Boys - Water


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