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H iev er y one .Asi sourc us t om,wewi l lnow l et y ouk nowwha tedi t i onofReNewswea r epubl i s h-

i ng. T hi si st he r s tedi t i onoft hes ec ondv ol umeof ReNewsora st hes uper s t i t i ousma yc ons i deri t , t he 13th edi t i on. Wehopei tdoes n’ tbr i ngusba dl uc k , es pec i a l l ywi t hourends emsc omi ngup.Ont ha t not e , goodl uc kt oev er y onea ndwehopea l l ofy ou s ur v i v et hec omi ng ons l a ughtofend s emsa nd emer gev i c t or i ous( bot h oft heedi t or shopet o c omeoutwi t ha tl ea s tB’ s ) ! We ’ r es t a r t i ngupa“ L et t er st ot heE di t or ”c ol umn wher ewehopet opubl i s hma nyi nt er es t i ngl et t er s f r om j unt a ,v oi c i ngt hei rf eedba c kont hea r t i c l es a ndopi ni onpi ec es . T hi st i meweha v es omef eedba c kon t he a nony mousa r t i c l e we pos t ed l a s t mont h ent i t l ed“ Do We Need Pr of es s or s Her e ” . Pl ea s edoc hec ki touta ndbei ns pi r edt owr i t ei n. Wea l s o ha v eour r s tRASDes kf r om t henew RAS i nc ha r ge ,Ar a v i nd Ant hur .He ’ sout l i ned hi s pl a nsf ort hec omi nga c a demi cy ea r .He ’ sa l s oput outac a l l f ornewt ea msf orv a r i ousa c t i v i t i es . We ’ r e i nc l udi ngt ha ta swel l i nt hi sedi t i on. I fy oua r ear es ea r c hs c hol a ra nd ent hus i a s t i ct o geti nv ol v ed, pl ea s edodr ophi m ama i l a tr a s @s ma i l . i i t m. a c . i n. Wi t hi nt er es tbei ngs howni nt hepl a gi a r i s m det ec t i ons of t wa r e ,t ur ni t i n,wea tReNewst houghti t woul dbeagoodi deat o ndoutal i t t l emor ea bout i t . I nt ha tr ega r d, weha v ea na r t i c l ef r om ourc or r es pondent ,As hwi jMa y y a ,s heddi ng al i t t l emor e l i ghtont hes ubj ec t . Wea l s oha v eas l ewof i nt er es t i nga r t i c l esa nds ome v er yni c epoems .I nf a c t ,i t ’ spr et t yc oolt os ees o ma nypoet i c a l l yi nc l i nedj unt aonc a mpus .Keepi t upguy sa ndga l s .

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Andwha tReNewsedi t or i a lwoul dn’ tbec ompl et e wi t houtac a l l f ormor ec or r es pondent s , c a r t ooni s t s , phot ogr a pher sa nd wha t ha v ey ou.We hope t o publ i s ha tl ea s tonec a r t oon,notma debyoneof t heedi t or s ,bef or ewes t epdown.Pl ea s ehel pus a c hi ev eour edi t or i a l a mbi t i ons ! I f y ouwa ntt obei nv ol v edwi t hReNews ,whet hery ouk now how y ou wa ntt obei nv ol v edornot ,dr opusama i la tr enews @s ma i l . i i t m. a c . i n.


L E T T E RST OT HEE DI T O R ti sunf or t una t et ha tReNewsha snotpubl i s hedt hena meoft hea ut horwhoa ut hor ed t her epor t" Doweneedpr of es s or sher e? ” Any wa yt her epor ti swr ongi n2outof3 poi nt s . T heonl ypl a c ewher epr of es s or sc a nbe r epl a c edi sa dmi nwor kwhi c hs uc k st hei rpr ec i oust i me . Howc a napr of es s orber epl a c edbyagr a dua t e s t udentf ort ea c hi ngc our s es ?I c a n’ tf a t hom wha twi l l ha ppent ot hequa l i t yoft ea c hi ngi f t hea ut hor s ' s ugges t i oni si mpl ement ed. Ha v i ngs t udi edunders omeoft he nes tpr of es s or si nt hec a mpusl i k ePr of . Da v i dKoi l pi l l a i a ndDr . Kr i s hnaJ a ga na t ha n, I c a nv ouc ht ha t t ea c hi ngi snota nea s yc upoft eaa sma nyof ust hi nk . T hek i ndofi ns i ght st ha ts uc hpr of es s or sbr i ngt oac l a s sdoesnotc omei nas i ngl e da yofr ea di ngbuty ea r sofwor k i ngi nt ha tpa r t i c ul a r el d. Wi l l pos tgr a dua t esbea bl et o a ns wers omeoft hebr i l l i a ntques t i onspos ed byB. T ec h. s ?S omeques t i onsev ens t umpt he gr ea t es tpr of es s or sher e . Andpr of es s or sbei ngr epl a c edbys eni orr es ea r c hs t udent si ngui di ngt hem!I don’ twa nt t oev enr epl yf ors uc ha bs ur di t i esi nt hi s c ol umna ndwa s t emyt i me . I ti sgoodt ha tReNewsgi v ess pa c et os uc he x t r emev i ewpoi nt s . Asaf a mousquot egoes . " I mi ghtdi s a gr eewi t hy ou, butwi l l def endy our r i ghtt of r eedom ofe x pr es s i ont i l l mydea t h. "

S udha r s a nPa r t ha s a r a t hy Ph. DS c hol a r E l ec t r i c a l E ngg.

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‘ Ac o n c e r n e dc i t i z e nwh o r a n t s a b o u t t h ep r o b l e ms t h a t p l a g u eI n d i aa n dt r i e s t ofi n d as o l u t i o nf o rt h e m. ’

RASDE S K OneMont hasa_Bogus _RAS omeon,l et ’ sa dmi ti t ,Ia m notRAS ,Ia m RAS i nc ha r ge . Butwhoc a r es , Iha v et heema i l i da ndt hephonenumber ,Is a yt oev er y body t ha tIa m RAS( offic i a l l yIa m not !S i nc eIdi dn' t gi v emynomi na t i onont i me) .Ij us twa nt edt o ut i l i z et heoppor t uni t yt ot hema x i mum e x t ent pos s i bl e . I wi l l t r yt ot el l y ouwha tmyv i s i oni sa ndwha tI a mdoi ngt owa r dsa c hi ev i ngt ha tgoa l . Myma i n goa l i st oi nc r ea s et hequa l i t yofr es ea r c ht ot he hi ghes ts t a nda r ds ot ha ty ous houl dwa ntt o s t a ndupa ndbepr oudt os a y“ I di dmyr es ea r c h degr eei nI I TMa dr a s . ”I f eel t ha tt hebes twa yt o a c hi ev et hi si st oha v eav er ymot i v a t i nga nd c onduc i v eenv i r onmentf orr es ea r c hs c hol a r s her e .L et ’ ss t a r tby a dmi t t i ng t ha tr es ea r c h s c hol a r sa r enow t heunder dogsofI I TMa dr a s . AsI s hi t as a y s ,s c hol a r sha v ea ni dent i t yc r i s i s , a ndweneedt ounder s t a ndt ha tpa r t i c i pa t i ng i na l l t hea c t i v i t i esbyc omi ngt oget herwi l l onl y mot i v a t et hem t owa r dsdoi ng bet t erqua l i t y wor k .Butev er y t hi ng,ev er ys i ngl et hi ngha s onegoa l –ma k i ngI I TMa dr a st hebes tr es ea r c h i ns t i t ut i on a nd nota n engi neer i ng c ol l ege c hur ni ngoutf r us t r a t edmi nds . T he r s tf ewweek swa sa na t t emptt omeeta l l t heDea ns .F i r s tmetDea nI CS Ra ndha dadi s c us s i onwi t hhi ma bout ( a ) openi ngupi nt er di s c i pl i na r ypr oj ec t sf orr es ea r c hs c hol a r sa nd na nc i a l l ys uppor t i ngt ha t , ( b)ha v i ngt a l k sa nd i nf or ma t i v es es s i onson pa t ent s , ( c )ha v i ngabet t erl i nkwi t hr es ea r c hpa r ka nd r es ea r c hs c hol a r sof I I TMa dr a s . E ffor t sa r egoi ng ont owa r dst hes edi r ec t i onsa ndI ’ mpl a nni ngt o meethi ma ga i nne x tmont hwhent hes et a r get s a r emet , a f t ers et t i ngmor et a r get s . T hei mpor t a ntpoi nt soft hedi s c us s i onwi t h Dea nI ARwer e ( a )or ga ni z i ngev ent st oi nc r ea s et hec ont a c t wi t hr es ea r c hs c hol a ra l umniofI I TMa dr a s .He ha sa s k edt ha ti tr s tbeor ga ni z eda tt hede-


pa r t ment a ll ev elwi t ht hea i d ofs uper v i s or s whowi l l beha v i ngt hei rc ont a c t s , ( b)i nc r ea s i ngt hei nt er a c t i onbet weenf or ei gn s c hol a r sa ndt heI ndi a ns c hol a r si nt hec a mpus , ( c ) f a c i l i t a t i ngmor ef el l ows hi psa ndi nt er ns hi ps f ort her es ea r c hs c hol a r s , a tl ea s tones emes t er i ni ndus t r y / f or ei gnuni v er s i t y , ( d)MOU' sa r egoi ngt obes i gnedwi t hf or ei gn uni v er s i t i es f orj oi ntPhD pr ogr a ms i nt he c a mpusv er ys oon,hei sgoi ngt ov a r i ousuni v er s i t i esf ort hes a me . ImetDea nARl a s t ,wi t ht hePh.D.c ounc i l or s a ndpl a c ementc or et ea ml ea d, Os wa l d. Hea ddr es s edusa ndt ol dushi sv i s i on, a nda dmi t t ed f r a nk l yt hei s s uesher ei nI I TMa dr a swi t hr es pec tt or es ea r c h, f a c ul t ya ndenv i r onment . He ha spr omi s edust ha thewi l l gi v ef ul l s uppor tt o a l l t hea c t i v i t i esa ndi ni t i a t i v est owa r dsma k i ng t hec a mpusnotj us toneof t hel ea di ngr es ea r c h i ns t i t ut i ons ,butT HEbes tr es ea r c hi ns t i t ut i on. Whenwes ugges t ed, heha sa s k edust owr i t ea pr opos a l , ( a ) f or T Awa i v erf ort hes t udent swhoa r ea c t i v el yi nv ol v edi ns uc ha c t i v i t i es , ons ubmi s s i onof a r epor ta tt heendofev er ymont h, ( b)oďŹƒc i a lf eedba c kf ora dv i s or sont hei rgui da nc ej us tl i k ec our s ef eedba c k , ( c )el a bor a t eor i ent a t i ons es s i onf ort henewr es ea r c hs c hol a r si nt r oduc i ngt hem t odi er ent r es ea r c hl a bsa nd s c hol a r sa nd t el l i ng t hem a boutt hea c t i v i t i est a k i ngpl a c ei nI I TMa dr a s .

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L a s tbutnott hel ea s t , I metPr of . Ka r ma l k a rwho wa sr edes i gni ngt heI nt r oduc t i ont oRes ea r c h c our s e ,a ndhewa smeet i ngv a r i ouss t udent gr oups ,pa t i ent l yl i s t eni ngt oa l loft hem a nd t a k i ngt hei nput sof ev er y body . S omeof t hedi s c us s i onsl ea dt oma k i ngt hec our s emor ei nt er a c t i v ea ndha v i ngmor es es s i onswher et hes t u dent sa r ea c t i v el yt a k i ng pa r ti nt hec our s e t hr ough wr i t i ng,pr es ent a t i on a nd v a r i ous gr oupa c t i v i t i es .


C O RRE S P O NDE NT ' SC O RNE R As hwi j Ma y y a Ph. DS c hol a r Appl i edMec ha ni c s

i t ha nev eri nc r ea s i ngf oc usont hema t t er t ha tonepubl i s hes , pl a gi a r i s mc oul dc a t c hy ou una wa r es .T ha tpa r t i c ul a rphr a s ei n‘ X’pa per c oul dbei r r es i s t i bl et oy ours ubc ons c i ous . Howev er ,pl a gi a r i s mt ha twa suni nt ent i ona li ss t i l l pl a gi a r i s m! Wha toneneedsi sagua r da ga i ns t pl a gi a r i s ml i k et hos es pel l c hec k er swhi c ha v oi d t heemba r r a s s mentofpoorv oc a bul a r ys k i l l s . Af t era l l , whowoul dl i k et obeuphel df orpoor wr i t i ngs k i l l s ?

T ur ni t i ni sones uc hs of t wa r et ha ta i dsi ngua r di ngy our s el fa ga i ns tpl a gi a r i s m.Bei ngoneof t hemos tpopul a ra nt i pl a gi a r i s m pi ec esof s of t wa r eont hepl a net ,t ur ni t i nboa s t sofpubl i s hi ng hous es s uc ha sS pr i nger ,E l s ev i er ,Wi l ey Bl a c k wel l ,et c .a mongs ti t sc l i ent el e .I I T M a l s oha sboughtpa y per us el i c enc esa ndt he a c c es si sc ur r ent l yr es t r i c t edt of a c ul t y .

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Wi t hawi dev a r i et yofr es our c esi ni t sr epos i t or y ,wi t hi nama t t erofmi nut esonec a ndet er mi nea nunor i gi na ls ent enc ea ndi t spl a c eof or i gi n.T heor i gi na l i t yr epor tpr ov i deda tt he end oft hec hec k ha s s ent enc es / phr a s eshi ghl i ght edwi t hbook ma r k st ot hes uppos edor i gi na lc ont ent( i nt er net ,j our na l s ,s t udentpa per s ebook s ) .I ti sa l s oi mpor t a ntt ha tonc et he c hec ki sov er ,t heor i gi na lr epor tt ha twa supl oa dedt ot her epos i t or yber ec ov er ed,f a i l i ng whi c ht hedoc umentwoul d ber et ur ned a s 100%pl a gi a r i s edi nf ut ur ec hec k s ! T ur ni t i nc a na l s obeus edt ogr a dea s s i gnment s , r epor t s ,S OP doc ument sa nd ot herpos s i bl e wr i t i ng a s s i gnment s gi v en a tgr a ds c hool . Br ows i ngt hr ought hewebs i t e ,onec a nde-

ni t el yl ea r na boutt hei mpor t a nc et ha tt her es ea r c hc ommuni t ygi v est opl a gi a r i s mi ngener a l . A‘ Pl a gi a r i s mE duc a t i onWeek ’ wa shos t edr ec ent l y , Apr i l 2226wi t hnumer ouswebc a s t sr e-


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oest hewor kdoneundert hepr es s ur eof pr oduc i ngout put sr educ et hequa l i t yof wor k ?I t h a ma s k edt owr i t eac ol umnbyt he28 ofev er y mont h. Pr ev i ous l yI us edt owr i t ef ort hek i c kof i t ,Ij us twr ot ef ormy s el f .Inev erpubl i s hedi t , nei t herdi dIt el la ny bodyt ha tIwr i t e . Ius edt o wr i t eal ott hen, ev enwhent her ewa snopr es s ur et owr i t ef r om a ny wher ea ndIa l s os a wa n i nc r ea s ei nc l a r i t yofmywr i t i ngdur i ngt ha t per i od. WhenIs t a r t edwr i t i ng, Iwa sanov i c e , I us edt os t r uggl et owr i t eapa r a gr a ph. Butv er y s oon,Is t a r t edwr i t i ngwi t houtmuc hs t r uggl e . T heni tha ppened, I s t a r t edwr i t i ngf ort hi sma ga z i nea ndpubl i s hi ngi ta ndma dei tmymont hl y “ j ob” . I bel i ev eI l os tmypur i t yofwr i t i nga tt ha t v er yi ns t a ntwhen Idec i ded t oma k et hi sa mont hl y“ j ob” . Ibel i ev emywr i t i ngi sdy i nga sI a m wr i t i ng.But ,whya m Ima k i ngs uc haf us s a bouti t ?L eti tdi e , I a mk i ndof newi t hi t . But wha ta boutpr of es s i onsl i k es i ngi ng,pa i nt i ng a nda l l .Iwa swonder i ngwhet hert heyf el tt he s a m .Ma me y bey es ,Iha v es eena r t i s t s ,peopl e whodowor knotbec a us eofdea dl i nesa nd peer pr es s ur ebutbec a us et heyj us tl i k edoi ng i ta ndt heyj us tdoi ta nddonotbot hera bout a ny t hi ngel s e . Mos toft hes ea r t i s t sa r ee x t r a or di na r i l ygood.T he peopl e who wor kunder pr es s ur ea nddea dl i nesa l s odos omebr i l l i a nt wor k–butv er yr a r el ydot heypr oduc ea ne x t r a or di na r ypi ec eofwor k .

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I a m notv er ys ur ewhet hert hi si st r ue . Buti f i ti s t r ue , whyi si tt r ue . Myr ea s oni ngi st hef ol l owi ng–ev er ywor kha sar ea s onbehi ndi ta ndt he pur i t yoft her ea s ondec i dest heout c omea nd qua l i t yoft hewor k . I nt hec a s ewhenaper s on wa nt st odos omet hi ngbec a us ehel i k esi tal ot , orj us tl i k est hek i c kheget souti t–i t ’ sv er y pur e , i ti sf ul l of l ov ea ndv er ypos i t i v e . Butwhen aper s ondoesi tt o ni s hoffs omewor ks i mpl y bec a us ehei ss uppos edt odoi t ,t her ea s oni s notpur e , nei t heri si tbr i l l i a nta ndt her ei sdeni t el ynot hi ngpos i t i v ea bouti t . Whent hec a us e


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he r s tt i mey ouent ert hec ol l ege ,y ouha v et hi s s uddenr us hofe x c i t ement . Y ourhea r ts t a r t sbea t i ngf a s t era ndy oua r eov er whel medbyamy r i a dof heweek swa l k edonwea r i l yT heda y sdr a gged emot i ons . T ha ti swheni t na l l ys i nk si n. T ha ty ou ondr ea r i l yT hehour sf el thea v y ha v ema dei ta f t era l l . E v ena sy ouent erI I Tas ec ond wei gheddown orat hi r dt i me ,y ouf eels ma l la ndha v eas ens eof byabev yofbl uesUn ni s heda s s i gnment s r ev er enc et owa r dst hec a mpus . Ast i mepa s s es , y our S i ngl edi gi tma r k s ey esnows ea r c hf ort hedeepera nds ubt l erbea ut i es F a s ta ppr oa c hi nge x a ms oft hewoods . Deerr unni nga r ounda nddogsc ha s T hes ubs equentni ghtout s i ngt hem don’ tma k ey ous t opi ny ourt r a c k sa ny T hec ons equentbr ea k down mor e . Buts omet i mes , y ous t a nds t i l l t ot a k eal ooka t ac r ea t ur ej umpi nga r oundora mbl i nga i ml es s l y . Butt hena l l wa snotl os t T heys y mbol i z et hes er enea ndl a i dba c kenv i r onsof Mys wa ns ongwa sy ett oc ome t hec a mpus . T hec oolbr eez e owi nga r oundk eeps I ma dei ti nt ot hepor t a l sofI I T ! y ouc a l mwhenChenna i i sv i r t ua l l ybur ni ngout s i de . T heba ny a nt r eesgi v ey ouas ens eofs a f et ywhen T hena mei ns pi r esa wea ndr es pec tI t sf a me r a i nsa ndt heoc c a s i ona lc y c l onet hr ea t ent obr ea k t r a ns c endsbor der sE nt er i ngi twi t hhopesa nd t hec i t ya pa r t . T henev erendi ngc or r i dor sofea c h dr ea mswha tI f oundwa ss omet hi ngel s e depa r t mentbui l di nggi v ey out i meenought omus e Ac es s pool ofhopes a boutl i f e , gr a desa ndgi r l si ns t ea dofr us hi ngf r om Ami r ef ul l ofdr ea ms onec l a s st oa not her . T hes t a ffa tT i ffa ny s ,Ca mpus Ca f é , Gur una t ha ndZa i t oonwor kqui et l ywhi l ey ou T hec l a s s eswer egood ha v eal a ughwi t hy ourf r i endsa nddi s c us st hel a t es t Butt hedi s t r a c t i onswer ebet t erI ndepenf a dsov ers omey ummyf ood. T hebus esma ynotbe denc eunc hec k eda ndunl i mi t edha sonl yone punc t ua l butt heny ouha v ea l l t het i mei nt hewor l d pl a y ma t e–a na r c hy a nd woul dn’ tr ea l l ymi nd s queez i ng y our s el fi n Y ouk nownotwha tt odo wheny ouc a ns eet hegr eener yr us hi ngpa s tf or wi t hnonet ogui dey out hr oughS t eppi ng t hos ef ew l a z ymi nut es .T hes pr a wl i ng Hi ma l a y a i nt ot heunk nowns eemss oc ool mes si sha r dl ys eenbyy ouf orbr ea k f a s tbuty ou Asy ougodeeper c l i mbi t ss t a i r sof t enenought os t a ya l i v e . S t a ndi ng y oua r el os ta ndl onel i er i nt hel i nesf orf oodc a nbeapa i ni nt henec kbut t henwhoev ers a i di ns t ii sj us ts weethoneya nd At t enda nc eget ss c a r c ePr of st endt obehoa r s e whi t ec hoc ol a t e?Y ou wi s hy ou ha d got t en r es i Appet i t egonea nda r r ea r -l l edGP As denc ei noneoft hos eol dhos t el sbur s t i ngwi t hl i f e Y ouwa ntt oc r youtDr ea mst ur ndi s t a ntv i s t a s a ndt eemi ngwi t hs por t s ,a r t sa ndwha tnot !Y our Hopesa r eul t i ma t el yl os t newhos t el does n’ tha v eaqua dr a ngl ebutt heny ou don’ tr ea l l ybot hera f t ers omet i me .Y ou go out Qui t eaf ewt i mes wheny ouf eel l i k epl a y i ngi nt heopengr oundsf ul l gui l ta nda ngert a k eov er ofc r i c k et ma ds t udent s .Whoev ert houghtofa n T hedegener a t i onofl i f edi s gus t st hehea r ta nd a i r c ondi t i oned S AC wa sageni us .Y ouc a n’ tbut mi nda ndt hent hes oot hi ngwor ds a dmi r ei t ss t r uc t ur ea ndf a c i l i t i esf ora nya c t i v i t y . “ L os i nghopei sl i ber a t i ng” Whent heweek end na l l yr ol l si n,y oudon’ tha v e ma k el i f ej us ta boutbea r a bl eY oue x pec tl ow, t heneedt ogooutofc a mpust owa t c ht hel a t es t y oua c hi ev el owa ndy oua r es a t i sed mov i e . Y ouha v et heOpenAi r T hea t r e . Y ouwoul dn’ t I ti ss weet–t hi sda r k nes s r ea l l ymi nds i t t i ngi ni t sga l l er ya ndc a t c hi ngy ourf a I ti sc ompl et e–t hedec a denc e v our i t eher oont hebi gs c r een. Y ouha v epr oba bl y nev ers eent hedoor soft hel i br a r ybuty ouhea ri ti s a wes omewi t hACha l l s ,agr ea tma nybook sa nd Va ms i Vi r a j r e a d i n g r o o ms . C a f é C o ff e e D a y , 1 0 me t r e s f r o m t he M. A( E c onomi c s ) S t udent l i br a r y ,i swher ey ougoonc ei nawhi l et oi ndul ge Huma ni t i es&S oc i a l S c i enc es y o u r s e l f . A t t h e e n d o f i t a l l , y o u f e e l s ma l l a g a i n a n d ‘ Y o umu s t h a v eh e a r do f t h e3t y p e s t h o s ewh ot a k ei n p u t s a n dr e t a i ni t , t h o s ewh ot a k ei n p u t s a n db l a b b e ri t a l l a wa y pa s supat ha nk s gi v i ngt ot heel ement sf orbei nga a n dt h o s ewh ot a k ei no n ee a ra n dr e l e a s ei t o u t t h eo t h e r . I s t u d e n t o f I I T Ma d r a s . a mt h e4 t ht y p e . No t h i n ge v e rg e t s i n ! ’

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Burden of Freedom buffa l oa ppea r eda tI I TMa dr a s .S owha t ? Wel l , t hi sonewa sunus ua l . S hedi dn' tha v ea ny r opest y i ngher , norwa ss hedr i v enbya ny one . S hewa sa l l a l onea ndl ook edt er r ieda ndc onf us ed.S hewa s n' twa l k i ngl ei s ur el y ,enj oy i ng t hes c ener y . S hewa st r ot t i ng, a nds eemedt obe des per a t el yt r y i ngt o ndherwa yout . F r omt he l ook sa ndges t ur esoft ha tc a t t l el a dy , onema y a s s umet ha ts heha sa bs c ondedf r om whoev er c l a i medt obeherowner , a ndnowha sl os ther wa yi nt hi sl i t t l ef or es t . Nev er t hel es s , wes houl d r ef r a i nour s el v esf r om ma k i nga s s umpt i onson t hi ngsbey ondus . T hef a c ti st ha t , one neda y , abuffa l owa ss eena tI I T M. Now, i ti snotv er yof t enwegett os eeabi gbuf f a l owa l k i ngi nournei ghbour hooda l la l one . T hes a i dbuffa l opa s s edbyZa i t oona ndwa s wa l k i ngi nf r ontofS a r a s wa t hihos t el ,wheni t c a ughtt hea t t ent i onoft hi swr i t era ndha dhi m f ol l ow her .S hepa s s edS a r a s wa t hihos t ela nd ent er edS a nga mgr ound. T her ewer es omeguy s pr a c t i c i ngc r i c k etonones i de . S hegl a nc edov er t hev a s topens pa c ea ndf ounda not here x i t a c r os si t .T hegr a s sa tt heedgesofS a nga m, whi c ht hebl a c k buc k sus et omunc hon, di dn' t i nt er es ther . E v ent het empt a t i onoft hes hr ubs a tt heendoft hegr ound,whi c hs pot t eddeer ndi tha r dt or es i s t ,wa snotenoughf orher . S heha dnot i mef ora l lt hes et hi ngs .Al ls he s eemedt owa ntwa st ogetoutoft hi spl a c e . F r eedom, at hi ngs hec r a v edf or , s eemedt obe t oomuc hf orher . S henowwa nt edt ogoba c kt o ' t hef a mi l i a r ' ,es c a pi ngt hi sf r us t r a t i ngi n uxof ' t heunk nown't ha tc a mea l ongwi t hf r eedom. S hewoul dbeha ppyt oha v eama s t ert ogui de her .S hewoul dr a t herea tt hef or t iedc a t t l e f eedt ha nr i s khert ongueont hes ewi l dgr a s s es a nds hr ubs . S hewoul dr a t herwa l kont hepa t h s hei sdr i v enont ha nbei nt hi ss i t ua t i onofnot k nowi ngwher et ogo.S hewa sdes per a t el yi n

Ra j aKes ha vJ a y a k r i s hna n B. T ec hS t udent Aer os pa c eE ngg.

‘ Afi n a l y e a rAe r o s p a c eEn g i n e e r i n gs t u d e n t , a p r o d i g a l p o e t , ac r a z ya r t i s t , ama dp h i l o s o p h e r a n da na r d e n t r o ma n t i c . ’

needofgui da nc e ,a" goa d" . T het hi r s tf orf r eedoml ur edhert or una wa yf r omr out i ne , butt he i nunda t i onofc hoi c esa ndunc er t a i nt i esma de herr egr ett ha t . S hec r os s edt heS a nga m gr ounda ndr ea c hed t her oa da ndf oramoment , wa sonherwa yt o t hee x i t , butamot or bi k epr ompt edhert oc r os s t her oa da ndc ont i nueont oAl a k a na ndahos t el . Whens her ea c hedt hedea denda tAl a k a na nda ,s hewa si na' nowwha t ? 's i t ua t i on.Af t er a boutami nut eort woofs i l entc ont empl a t i on, i gnor i ngt hes t a r t l edl ookof t hehos t el s ec ur i t y , s hema deherdec i s i ona ndent er edt het hi c k et nea rAl a k a na nda . Now, i ts oha ppenedt ha tt he t r a di t i ona ll or dsofI I T Mt hi c k et s ,t hemonk ey s , wer eoc c upy i ngt hebr a nc hest her e .T heygot a l a r meda tt hes i ghtoft hi sgi a ntbl a c kbea s t t ha twa si nv a di ngt hei rl ongk eptt er r i t or y . T hey don' tmi ndt hebeni gns pot t eddeer ,butt hi s wa ss omet hi ng t ha tc oul d notbet ol er a t ed. Nev erbef or eha dt heys eens uc ha na ni ma li nt r udei nt ot hei rs pa c e . T heys t a r t eds c r ea mi ng i nuni s on. T her ewer es omedeernea r by ,who a l s oj oi nedmonk ey si ns hout i nga wa yt hi suni nv i t edgues t . Ourbuffa l owa sa l s os ur pr i s edt o s eet hes enewl i f ef or ms . Nev erbef or eha ds he s eenmonk ey sordeer . S hewa i t edt her et i l l s he gota c c l i ma t i s edt ot hec a c ophonya ndt hen, di s r ega r di ng t he c ol d wel c ome ,mov ed on, pa s s i ngt het hi c k et , a nda ga i nma deherwa yt o t her oa d.S heha d ha d enough oft hi s .S he wa nt edt ogetba c kt owher ev ers hec a mef r om. T hef r eedom t ha twa squi t eent i c i nga ndl ur i ng c a mewi t hl ot sof unc er t a i nt i esa ndc hoi c esa nd t her ebyl ot sofr i s k sa ndr es pons i bi l i t i es . T hef a mi l i a rr out i neofwa l k i ngt hedr i v enpa t hwa s dev oi d ofc hoi c esa nd t her eby ,a nywor r i es . S he' ss ea r c hi ng f ort ha tf a mi l i a rwa y .S he' s s ea r c hi ngf orherma s t er .

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F r eedom i s , s ur el y , s omet hi ngev er y onewi s hes f or .Howev er ,t ha tpr ec i oust hi ngc a l l edf r eedom does n' tc omea l one . I tbr i ngsa l ongwi t hi t

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Ra hul T ha di B. T ec hS t udent Mec ha ni c a l E ngi neer i ng ‘ eq u i r k i e s t mo o d s wi n g e ry o u h a v ec o mea c r o s s e v e r . ’

Aj a yCha ha l Ph. DS c hol a r Met a l l ur gi c a l a ndMa t er i a l sE ngg.


I ’ mP a v i n F r o mI I T ! yna mei sPa v i nKa a di t hy a n( mea ni ng:t he bea r erofbea ut y ) .Oneofmyf r i endsus edt o ma k ef unofmebys a y i ngt ha ti t ’ st hewei r des t na meonec oul dev erha v ea ndunf or t una t el yI c a nnotdi s a gr eewi t hhi mt hi st i me( l i k eI a l wa y s do) . T obehones ti tr ea l l ywor r i edmeal oti nt he begi nni ngbutnota ny mor e . I ’ m aT a mi l a ndI ’ m pr oudt obeaT a mi l ( t hes ec ondpa r twa si nev i t a bl ea sweT a mi l sa r es uppos edt os a yt ha t , el s e i twoul dma k eust r a i t or sbydef a ul t ) .I ’ mf r om Coi mba t or e ,t hebes tpl a c ei nt hewhol eof T a mi lNa dut owhi c hev er yoneofmyf r i ends di s a gr ees( t hebes tpl a c epa r t ) . T heys a yt ha ta per s oni sc ons i der eddumb,ev eni fheut t er s t hena meCoi mba t or e ,a ndnot hi ngc a ns t op t hem f r om s a y i ngs uc ht hi ngs , notev enmynumer ousr eques t sa swel la st hr ea t s .Butr i ght nowI ’ mi nChenna i t he“ s a f es tc i t yi nI ndi a ” ( a c c or di ngt oT heHi ndut her ewa sapubl i cr i oti n Mumba il a s tT ues da ywhi c hwa sf ol l owedby t hr eebr ut a lmur der s .It hi nkChenna igoti t s r eput a t i onc ons i der i ngt heba ds i t ua t i onspr ev a i l i ngi na l l ot herc i t i esi nI ndi a )s t udy i ngi nI I T Ma dr a s , oneof t hemos tpr es t i gi ousi ns t i t ut i ons i nt hec ount r y( t heot heri ns t i t ut i onsbei ngt he s i xot herI I T s )a ndt her ea s onf ormec a l l i ngt he I I T st hemos tpr es t i gi ousi ns t i t ut i onsi sbec a us e I ’ ms uppos edt o.I fy oua s ka nypa r enti nI ndi a wher et heywa ntt hei rc hi l dr ent os t udy ,wi t houtwa s t i ngamoment ,t hey’ l ls a yI I T .Butt he s t udent ’ sv er s i onofI I Tc ompl et el ydi ffer sf r om t ha toft hepa r ent s . I I T i a nst hems el v esc a l l I I Ta s I ns t i t ut eofI n ni t eT or t ur e .Buta l lt hi sbul l s hi t a ppl i esonl yt ot he ma ggus( i ns t iwor df or peopl e who s t udy ,s t udy a nd s t udy whi l e wa t c hi ngpor n)ort he“ engi neer i ngs t udent s ” . F or t una t el yI ’ mi nt heHS S( Huma ni t i esa nd S oc i a l S c i enc es ) depa r t menta ndI ’ mc a l l i ngt hi s f or t una t enotbec a us eoft hef a c tt ha ti ti st he onl yc our s ei nt hewhol eofI ndi awher es t udent sa r ej obl es sbutbec a us ei ti st heonea nd onl ydepa r t menti nt hewhol eoft hec ol l eget o ha v ef ema l es t udent si n al a r gepr opor t i on.

Howev er ,t ha tpa r ti ss t i l lofnous ef ormebec a us eI ’ m f r om Coi mba t or e .S t udent sf r om ev er yot herdepa r t menti nt hec ol l egeha t eus f ort hes a mer ea s on:HS Sha smor egi r l st ha n boy s . Butnoneofusgi v esada mn. Af t era l l , i na pl a c el i k eI I Twhoc a r eswha tboy st hi nk . Apa r t f r om gi r l s ,t heot hert hi ngswhi c hi nt er es ta n I I T i a na r el a t eni ghtpa r t i es . Myc l a s s ma t esa ndI ga t hert odr i nkt eaa ndea ts a mos ai nt hemi dni ght ,bec a us et ha t ’ show c oolweM.A.s t udent sa r e! F ormy r s ts emes t ermyonl yobj ec t i v ewa st o getagi r l f r i end,butwhenev erIa ppr oa c heda gi r la nds a i d“ Hi ,I ’ m Pa v i n,f r om Coi mba t or e ” , s he woul ds t a r ts hout i ng“ S E CURI TY” .Af t er r ea di ngt hi s ,onema yc omet ot hec onc l us i on t ha tI ’ mt heonl yl os eri nac l a s sof S ha k es pea r es a ndPl a t os .Ia c c eptt hi sf a c tl i k ear ea lma n. Ha v i ngs a i dt ha t ,onema yl i k et ok now how a da yofmyc ol l egel i f ewoul dbe .AndI ’ m not goi ngt odi s a ppoi nty ou. S oher ewego( pl ea s e e x c us emei fy out hi nkI ’ v ee x a gger a t eds omewher e) .

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T oda yIgotupa r ound7: 40f ormyc l a s sa t8: 00 a ndt hi sma demev er yha ppybec a us eIwok e upea r l ya f t erav er yl ongt i me;t hel a s tt i meI wok eupea r l ywa sont he r s tda yof myc ol l ege . Ha v i ng s penta l mos tay ea rher e ,i ft her ei s s omet hi ngt ha tI ha v el ea r ntnott odo, i ti snot t owa k eupea r l ybec a us ei ts i mpl ydi s t i ngui s hesy ouf r omt heot hers t udent s , l a ndi ngy oui na gr oupof s t udent sc a l l eds t udma x( i ns t i wor df or peopl ewhoa r epunc t ua la ndgooda twha t t heya r edoi ng) . T hi swa st hel a s tt hi ngI wa nt ed t oha ppen( ev er y oneha t ess t udma xpeopl e) . Af t erbr us hi ngmyt eet ha nda c c i dent a l l yt a k i ng aba t h–at r ueI I T i a nnev erba t hesi nt hemor ni ng–I l ef tf ort hec y c l es t a ndonl yt os eet ha tmy c y c l e ’ st i r ewa spunc t ur ed. Idi dn’ twor r ya bout i ta ndi ns t ea df ors omer ea s onIwa ss t r a ngel y ha ppy .Ir ea s s ur edmy s el ft ha t“ a tl ea s tIdi dn’ t l os emyc y c l el i k emyf r i endVa ms i( a not her l os er )whol os thi sc y c l ey es t er da y . ”Asus ua lI s k i pped mybr ea k f a s t( i ft her ei ss omet hi ng whi c hi sc ommona monga l lI I T i a ns ,t heni ti s t he br ea k f a s t .We a l lha t e br ea k f a s t )a nd

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r ea c hedmyc l a s sa t7: 57.Ient er edt hec l a s s hopi ngt ha tnoonewoul dbet her e , butI f ound S a hi l( s t udma x )s i t t i ngi nt hef a r t hes tc or ner a nddoi ngs omet hi ngwi t hhi sl a pt op; pr oba bl y s t udy i ngf ort omor r ow’ se x a m. Andbyt hewa y t heends emes t ere x a mss t a r tt omor r ow.L a s t weeki nt hei ns t i t ut i on,when as ur v eywa s t a k en on t hema j orhea da c hest hes t udent s f a c ei nt hei rc ol l ege l i f e ,t he ends emes t er e x a msc a me r s tf ol l owedbyt hemes sf ooda nd t hepr of es s or s . E x c eptf ort hes t udi ousguy s , no onel i k ese x a ms .Ar ound8: 05mos toft hes t udent sc a mea ndi twa sabi ts ur pr i s i ngf ormet o s eemos toft hes t udent st ur ni ngupf ort hel a s t da ybef or et hee x a ms .Nor ma l l yev er yHSs t udentt r i est oi mi t a t et heengg. guy sbypl a nni ng t odogr oups t udy i ngbef or et heda yoft he e x a ms .Dur i ng gr oups t udy s es s i onspeopl e woul ds t a r ts t udy i nga r ound6: 00i nt heev eni ng, t hengoont i l l6: 00i nt hemor ni ng-per f or mi ngani ght outi not herwor ds . Butnobody r ev ea l swha tt heydoi nt hes e12hour s . S i nc eI t ookav ow nott ohi dea ny t hi ng,I ’ m goi ngt o t el l wha twedo. Wes t a r tourgr oups t udy i ngs es s i onbypl a nni ngonwha tt odo,a ndonc ewe ’ v ex edt he t a r get swet a k eav ow t ha twewi l la ta nyc os t a c hi ev et hem.T hi sent i r epr oc es sofpl a nni ng wha tt odowi l l t a k ea nhour . S oby7: 00wes t a r t ours es s i ona nda ta r ound7: 30oneoft heguy s woul ds a yt ha thei sf eel i nghungr yt owhi c ha l l ofuswoul da gr eea ndwedec i det ogot ot he mes st oha v edi nner , whi c ha ga i nt a k esa not her hour . Onc e ni s hedwec omeba c kt oourr oom wher et hes a meguywho r s tc a l l edoutf or di nnerwi l l a ga i npr opos eamov i ebef or egoi ng ba c kt os t udya samov i ei nt hemi ddl eofa s t udys es s i onc a nbev er yr ef r es hi ng. Wea l l s a y i nuni s on“ whynot ? ” T henwewa t c hamov i et i l l 12or1dependi ngupont hedur a t i onoft he mov i e . Onc et hemov i eget sov ert hes a meguy whopr opos edt hemov i ewoul ds a y“ Comeon guy s ,we ’ r egonnas t udyt i l l6: 00s owebet t er s l eepal i t t l e ”a ndt hi st i mea ga i nwea l ls a yi n uni s on“ whynot ? ”T hebes tpa r tofa l loft hes e ha ppeni ngsi swe nev err egr etourdoi ngs . Ha v i ngs a i dt ha tI wi l l c omeba c kt owher eI l ef t .

Ourphi l os ophypr of .wa sabi tl a t e .Ic oul dt el l f r om hi sf a c et ha thewa snoti nagr ea tmood t oda ybutnev er t hel es shei ss t i l l ac ool pr of . a s he nev erc a r es a bouta t t enda nc e orwha t peopl edoi nt hec l a s swhi l ehet ea c hes( i nI I T a ny onewhoi snotwor r i eda bouta t t enda nc ei s c ons i der edt obeGod! ) . Hes t a r t edt ea c hi ngus t hel a s tt opi coft hes emes t er–Hegel i a nPr i nc i pl es–f ora bout50mi nut es .I twa squi t eobv i oust ha tnoneofusunder s t ooda ny t hi nga nd noneof usc oul dhel pi ti nc l udi ngt hepr of es s or . I s omet i meswonderwhet herhehi ms el f under s t oodi tornot ,butt ha tnev erma t t er edt ous . F orus , t hedeni t i onofapr of es s ori ss omeone who t a l k si n ot herpeopl e' ss l eep.T hene x t per i odwa saf r eeper i od.Now t ha t ’ st hebes t t hi nga boutt heHS Sdepa r t ment .Weha v es o muc hf r eet i met ha ts omet i mesev enweget bor ed. Af t ert hel a s tper i odI ma deupmymi nd onwha tt odof ort her es tof t heda y . Ac c or di ngl y ,Ipl a nnedt os t udy57hour sf ort hee x a m whi c hwa st obehel dt hene x tda y .Af t erI ni s hed s t udy i ng Ic oul d wa t c h amov i ea sa r ewa r da ndt hengot os l eep.Al lI I T i a nspl a n wel l , butwheni tc omest ot hee x ec ut i onof t ha t pl a nwes uc k . T ha t ’ st her ea s onwhywet a k ea v ow nott o br ea kt hepr omi s ebef or eev er y pr omi s e . Rea c hi ngmyr oom a ta r ound2,It houghtof gi v i ngagoa tmypl a n, butI di dn’ tk nowwher e t os t a r ta nd mor ei mpor t a nt l ywha tt os t a r t wi t h.Andt ha t ’ swhenIr ea l i z edIdi dn’ tk now wha te x a m wa sgoi ngt obehel dt omor r ow!I wa sc onf us eda st owhet heri twa sgoi ngt obe phi l os ophyoret hi c s , ( nowt ha t ’ sabi gpr obl em orI woul ds a yadi s a dv a nt a gewi t ht heHS Sdepa r t ment . Al l c our s est ea c ht hes a met hi ng–i n E t hi c swer ea dwha tKa ntdi da ndi nPhi l os ophy wer ea dwhyhedi dt ha t ) .Af t erac oupl eof phonec a l l sIc on r medt ha tt hee x a m wa son Ger ma n! T ha twa st hel a s tt hi ngI r ea l l ywa nt ed t oha ppenbec a us eI s uc ka tGer ma na ndmor e ov ermyGer ma npr of es s orha t esme .Buta l a s ! Not hi ngi sgoi ngt os t opt hee x a mf r om ha ppeni ng.S ens i ngnous ei nc r i bbi nga bouti t ,I f el tt heneedt oa c tf a s t . I wents t r a i ghtt oS a hi l ’ s r oom( t hec l a s st opper , I a l wa y swa nt edt ok now


Wi t haf r own,t hei nv i gi l a t orha ndedmet he ques t i onpa pera l ongwi t ht hebook l eti nwhi c h

J . J . S i ddha r t ha n M. A( E ngl i s h) S t udent Huma ni t i es&S oc i a l S t udi es

‘ Ev e rh e a r do f t h eg u ywh ofi n i s h e sh i se x a mp o r t i o nsad a yi n a d v a n c e ?Ne i t h e rd i dI ! I f y o uf e e l t h a t f a r i n gb a d l yi nt h ee x a ms q u a l i fi e sag u yt owr i t e , Ia mt h ev e r ye p i t o meo f t h a t g u y ! ’

Iwa ss uppos edt owr i t et hea ns wer s .Bef or e l ook i nga tt heques t i onpa per , I pr a y edf ors ome 5mi nut es( Godpl a y sa ni mpor t a ntr ol ei nour c ol l egel i f eonl yt wi c e ,r s twhenwepr opos et o agi r la nds ec ondwhenwef a c eoure x a m) . L ook i ng i nt o mypa perIt houghtt o my s el f , t oda ymus tbeada yofs hoc k er s ,r s tmyc y c l e a ndnowt hi sques t i onpa per . Ic oul dn’ tunder s t a ndabl oodyt hi ngi ni t .Al mos t80% oft he ques t i onswer ea s k edf r om t hepa r twhi c hI di dn’ tl ea r n. T hemor eIl ook edi nt ot hepa per t hemor ewor r i edIbec a me .Iwa sl ook i ngf or s omemi r a c l et oha ppen;Iwa nt eda nea r t hqua k eoradi s a s t erofs omek i ndt os a v eme f r om t hi se x a m.Butmi r a c l esdon’ tha ppen. F r om Pl a t ot oPa mel aAnder s on, l ot sofr a ndom t hought spa s s edmymi nd. Ic ons i der edmy s el f t he‘ wi s es tma n’( S oc r a t es ’ sf a moust heor yon wi s dom:A ma nwhoa c c ept st ha thek nows not hi ngi st hewi s es tofa l l ) .

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AsI wa ss i mpl ys i t t i nga ndpl a y i ngwi t hmypen, s omet hi ngl i k eami r a c l edi dha ppen. T hei nv i gi l a t orma deS a hi l whowa ss i t t i ngi nhi sus ua l f a r t hes tc or nert os i tbef or eme .Idon’ tha v et he s l i ght es ti deawhys hedi dt ha t . I wa sov er j oy ed byt hi si nc i dent .S a hi lwhi l es i t t i nga s k edme howt hepa perwa sa ndI l i edt ohi ms a y i ng“ I t ’ s gr ea t . ” Y ouma yr ea l l ywonderwhyI l i edt ohi m, butmyt heor ybehi ndt ha tl i ei si ngeni ous . Nor ma l l yas t udi ousguynev era l l owsa ny onet o c opyf r om hi m.Whent heys us pec tt ha tt he per s ons i t t i ngne x ti st r y i ngt oc opy , t heywoul d c er t a i nl ygot oa nye x t entt opr ev enthi mf r om c opy i ng,ev eni fhei st hei rbes tf r i end( gi r l f r i endsa r ee x c ept i ons ) . S onowI c a nc opys ome a ns wer sf r om hi m wi t houthi sk nowl edge .By t het i meher ea l i z edt ha tIwa sc opy i ngf r om hi m, I wa ss ur eI woul dget50%ma r k sa ndt ha t wa smor et ha n enough f orme .By11: 45 I ha ndedt hea ns wers heett ot hei nv i gi l a t or .I c a meoutoft hee x a m ha l lonl yt os eepeopl e doi ngt hepos t e x a m di s c us s i on.Ia l s oj oi ned t hem a ndIwa sv er yha ppyt ha tmos toft he

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wha tt ha tguyea t s ) whowa sa ga i ndoi ngs omet hi ngwi t hhi sl a pt op( hei samy s t er i ousguy , he nev err ev ea l swha thedoeswi t hhi sl a pt op; pr oba bl ys t udy i ng? ! ) .Ia s k edhi mt ot ea c hme s omet hi ngi nGer ma ns ot ha tI c a na tl ea s tpa s s . Bei ngagoodguy , her ea di l ya c c ept eda ndwe s t a r t eda ta r ound3a ndby6I ga i neds omec ondenc et ha tIc a npa s s . It henwentba c kt omy r oom a ndl ook edf ors omet hi ngt oea t( I I T i a ns a r ea l wa y shungr y )butf oundnot hi nga sus ua l ev ent houghIa l wa y sk new t ha tIwon’ tha v e a nyf oodi nmyr oom. I s t i l l s ea r c h, bei ngac on denty oungboy . S oIgot oVa ms i ’ sr oom. Now s omeba c k gr ounda boutt hi sguy . Hei sba s i c a l l y agl ut t onousl os erwhos pendsmos tofhi st i me ea t i ng,ea t i nga ndea t i ng.Hei spr oba bl yt he onl yguyi nt heent i r ec ol l egewhowoul dnev er mi s shi sbr ea k f a s t ,l unc h,di nnera ndmos tof t het i mesev enhi ss upper ! I gots omebi s c ui t s . I l ov ebi s c ui t swhenIgeti tf r eeofc os t ; a f t era l l I ’ m at y pi c a l I ndi a n. Af t er8I wentt obedk eepi nga na l a r mf or7. 15i nt hemor ni ng,s ot ha tI won’ tbel a t ef ort hee x a m. I gotupa t7. 55; my a l a r mf a i l edmef or t he100t ht i me . I ha dnot i me t owa s t e . S oI r us hedt ot heba t hr oom, br us hed myt eet h, putonmyc l ot hesa ndl ef tt her oom a l ongwi t hmyl uc k ypa d.Whi l ec r os s i ngt he c y c l es t a ndI gott hes hoc kofmyl i f e . I c oul dn’ t s eemyc y c l e . Da mn! S omeonemus tha v es t ol en i t .Butnow i snote x a c t l yt het i met owor r y a bouti tbec a us ei t ’ sa l r ea dy5pa s t8: 00a ndI ha v et or unt omydepa r t mentwher et hee x a m woul dbegoi ngon. Chec k i ngoutt hegi r l sa sI go,Ia tl a s tr ea c hedt hee x a m ha l l . Whi l er unni ngt ot heha l l I c oul ds eea not herguyr unni ng a l ongwi t hme .I twa sVa ms i .I twa ss of unny wa t c hi nghi mr un( f unbec omesf unni erwheni t ha ppensa mi ds tc ha os ) .Atl a s tIr ea c hedt he e x a mha l l . I wa sl a t eby15mi nut es( t hebes ta nd t heonl ygoodt hi nga boutI I Te x a msa r et he t i mi ngs ;ev eni ft hes t udentr ea c hest hee x a m ha l ll a t e ,t hepr of . swon’ tmi nd. T her ec or df or c omi ngl a t ewa ss etbyaB. T ec h. guywhoc a me l a t et ot hec l a s sbya nhourbuts ur pr i s i ngl ywa s t he r s tt o ni s ht hee x a m) .


guy sdi dn’ tdot hee x a m wel l . It henwentwi t h myf r i endst ot hemes swher ewepl a nnedt o ha v eagr oups t udys es s i onf ort heupc omi ng Phi l os ophye x a m. L a t er , Ir et ur nedt omyr oom a ndha dadeeps l eepwi t ht hehopeofget t i ng upa r ound6i nt heev eni ngt opa r t i c i pa t ei nt he gr oups t udys es s i on.

wor k . T hent hec ur i ouss oul s ea r c hesf ora l l s of t wa r epa c k a geswhi c hma t c ht hes pec ic a t i ons gi v enbyament ororapeer . Asapa t t er nwi t h ev er ys ea r c ht her ea r es omec ommonwor ds l i k e‘ T eX’ ,‘ L a T eX’ ,‘ Mi KT eX’ ,‘ T eXwor k s ’ ,a nd‘ T eX L i v e ’ whi c hpopupev er yt i me . Buta ga i nt her e a r es i mi l a r i t i esa mongt hos ewor ds .F ore x a mpl e‘ T eX’ i sv i s i bl eev er y wher e .

RE ADE R ART I C L E Na t u r e c h a n g e s a s i t l i k e s .

Cl o u d s t r a n s f o r mt ot h e s h a p e o f ab i r d . R. S r i r a nj a ni M. SS c hol a r Appl i esMec ha ni c s

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Re t r i b u t i o nb ya S o f t wa r eRo u t i n e

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hi sa r t i c l ema i nl ya c c ount sf orar es ea r c her ` s s t r uggl esa s s oc i a t edwi t hl ea r ni ngL a T eX,t he del us i ona l s of t wa r er out i newhi c hha sbec ome apopul a rt ool t opr es ents c i ent icda t ai nauni f or mf or ma t . T her ei gnof s oc a l l edha r ds hi ps t a r t swhenar es ea r c herget sahi nta bouts of t wa r ewhi c hc a n beus ed f oras y s t ema t i ca r r a y i ng ofhi s / her

Af t er e x i ngev er ypos s i bl ebr a i nmus c l et he hunt i ngmi nd gur esoutt ha tT eX&L a T eXa r e a c t ua l l yt heoneswhi c hwer et obes ea r c hedf or a ndwi l l ha v et obeus edf ur t her . T her es ea r c her t hent r i est oi ns t a l ls uppor t i ngs of t wa r epa c k a gesbuta ga i nt hec onf us i ngghos toft hepa s t i mpa r t si t ss ec r etpower sa ndt heus ers t a r t s wonder i ngwhi c hs of t wa r eGUI i st obeus edf or L a T eXbec a us ei ti sonl yaba c k ends etofc omma nds . Al a s ! Asa nengi neer , a s s umpt i onsa l wa y sa c ta sl i f egua r dsi ndi ffic ul ts i t ua t i ons .S oi ti sa s s umed her et ha tt her es ea r c herha s na l l yi ns t a l l edt he s of t wa r eGUI a ndot hers uppor t i ngel ement s T hene x ts t epi st oma k eapr es ent a t i onus i ng


‘ Ta k ec h a n c e swh e ny o u ' r ey o u n g , t e l l s t o r i e swh e ny o u ' r eo l d . ’

t henewl ybor nt ec h ba by‘ L a T eX’i n hi s / her l a pt op.L i k eas l a poft hunder ,t her es ea r c her c l i c k sonMenu>F i l e>New a ndwi t ht heni c e ha s s l ef r eeGUI , t her es ea r c hert r i est owr i t et he t e x tc ont a i nedi nhi s / herwor k . Buta sf a c t ss a y , l i f ei snotabedf ul lofr os es . Wi t ht hev er yr s t c ompi l a t i on,er r or soc c ura ndk eepmount i ng a nd s o do t het a bsi nt hei nt er netbr ows er s ea r c hi ngf orhel p. T heus erwhoi sr i di ngamer r y gor oundc omes ba c kt ot hepoi ntwher ehi s / herques ta c t ua l l y s t a r t ed. Al t hought hea r t i c l epok esf una tt hepowerof t ec hnol ogyt her ea r enoi nt ent i onsofc ha l l engi ngt hes uper i or i t yofmi ndst ha tdev el opedi t . I t ’ sa nhonourt obeapa r tofac ommuni t y whi c hs ea r c hesf ort het r ut ha ndi nc a s ei ft hey don` tgeti t ,r es ea r c hi t . T ha t ’ swher er es ea r c her sa r ebor n!

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I t ' sTi me! WakeUp “ i ghtout ” , i tma ybet hemos tf a v or edwor d f orapa r t y goer .Butt her ei sa not hermea ni ng us ed c ol l oqui a l l y ,ni ght sbec omi ng da y sf or gr a dua t esa nd pos tgr a dua t esa r ea l wa y sa bus hl ea gue .I tc a nbeev ens eena sawa yt o s howoffi nt her ec entdec a de . S omey ea r sa go t hes eni ghtout swer eonl ydur i ngt hee x a mi na t i ons .Howev er ,Is eei tbec omi ngapr a c t i c e whi c hi sr a t herhi ghl yda nger ous . I my s el f bei ng ani ghtowlha donc et houghtofi t spr o’ sa nd c on’ swhi c hma det owr i t et hi sa r t i c l e . T os uppor tt heni ghtowl sI c a ngi v et hem a nenc our a gi ng a nd i nt er es t i ng ndi ng.S ur pr i s i ngl yI f oundf r om t hebi gges tonl i neenc y c l opedi aa l i s toff a mousni ghtowl swhi c hi nc l udedWi n-

s t onChur c hi l l ,J os ephS t a l i n,E l v i sPr es l eya nd Adol fHi t l er ,ani ghtowldur i ngWor l dWa rI I , whos l eptf r om4a mt o10a ma ndna ppedf r om a bout5t o7pm. Bei ngc ommonpeopl e , i ti si mpor t a ntf orust o bes ens i bl ea ndponderov erourwel lbei ng. Oneba s i ct hi ngt ha tI t houghtofi st ha twea r e beha v i ng a ga i ns tna t ur e .F ur t her ,t her ei sa l a r geper c entofpeopl eha ngi ngonwi t hs t uff l a t eni ght sa ndget t i nge x ha us t edbyt hes t a r t oft heweek end. Bys t uffImea nus a geofel ec t r oni cga dget s ,whi c hs houl dbeus edt owa k e peopl ebutha sr a t herdepr i v edpeopl eoft hei r s l eep.T obet ec hni c a l ,mel a t oni n,ac hemi c a l t ha tpr omot ess l eep,i sr educ edt o22% ona t wohoure x pos ur et ol i ghtf r om el ec t r oni c dev i c e .S l eepi ss t or edf ort heweek endwhi c h a ga i na ffec t sy ours c hedul ef ort hef ol l owi ng weeka ndy ouendupa ga i ndoi ngy ouwor kl a t e i nt heni ght s . I tha st husbec omeav i c i ousc y c l e . As ur v eybyNa t i ona lS l eepF ounda t i on( NS F ) , a ni ndependenta ndnonpr o tor ga ni z a t i oni n US A, f oundt ha tt eenss hor tons l eepwer es i gnic a nt l ymor el i k el yt oe x per i enc edepr es s i on, s t r es s ,e x c es s i v e wor r y i ng,a nd a nx i et y .S t u dent si nI ndi aa r ea l s ov ul ner a bl et ot hes epr obl ems . L a c k i ngaf ounda t i oni nourc ount r yt oa ddr es ss uc hpr es s i ngi s s ues ,i t ’ shi ght i mewe s t a r tr es ea r c hi nga boutt hes eonourown.At t heout s ett her ei saf eel i ngt ha tk nowl edgeon s uc hi s s uesi se x t r a neous , buta ni ns i ghti nt oi t wi l ldeepl yi n uenc ey ourt hought sofs hed di ngt heni ghtout s .Ir ef r a i nf r om gi v i ngdet a i l edi nf or ma t i onoft hei l l effec t sofani ght outs i nc er ea di nga boutat opi cdoes n’ tha v ea pr of oundi n uenc eonourmi nds . Ra t her , wor k i ngonourowna l wa y sha sa ni mpa c t .Iwoul d l i k et ogi v ey ous omer ec ommenda t i onst oef f ec t i v el ya v oi d ni ghtout s .Dr .Phi l i p Al a pa t Medi c a lDi r ec t or , Ha r r i sHea l t hS l eepDi s or der s Cent er ,not est ha tc hr oni cs l eep depr i v a t i on ma yc ont r i but et odev el opmentofl ongt er m di s ea s esl i k edi a bet es , hi ghbl oodpr es s ur ea nd

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Ra hul P . R. M. SS c hol a r Chemi c a l E ngi neer i ng ‘ Lo v e sb e i n go nh i so wna n dh a si n t e r e s t i np o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e . ’

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S a meerS ha r ma Ph. DS c hol a r E ngi neer i ngDes i gn


S udha r s a nPa r t ha s a r a t hy Ph. DS c hol a r E l ec t r i c a l E ngg.

‘ Ac o n c e r n e dc i t i z e nwh or a n t s a b o u t t h ep r o b l e ms t h a t p l a g u eI n d i aa n d t r i e s t ofi n das o l u t i o nf o rt h e m. ’

Res ea r c hS c hol a r s ’ Da ya ndt hev a r i ousev ent s r el a t edt oi t .

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T h a n k Y o u RAS

S heha sa l s obeeneffec t i v el yr epr es ent i ngr es ea r c hs c hol a r s ’gr i ev a nc est ot hea dmi ni s t r a t h t i ona nds ec ur edahi k ei n5 y ea r ‘ pens i on’ a nd HRAf orma r r i eds c hol a r swhoa r es t a y i ngout s i de . S hea l s ogotusahi k ei nt hea mounta l l oc a t edf ora t t endi ngi nt er na t i ona lc onf er enc es a br oa da ndf or t hes i spr epa r a t i on.Her effor t st s ees c hol a r spl a c edi ngoodc ompa ni esa r ewel l k nown. I a ms ur ebehi nda l l t hes et her emus tbeat ea m ofs c hol a r shel pi ngher .I nl i f e ,a si ns por t si ti s t hei ns pi r i ngl ea derwhodes er v esa l l t hepr a i s e . Andnowt het i meha sc omef orhert omov eon a f t eras uc c es s f ul oney ea rs t i nt . T henewsmi ght ha v es a ddenedma nyofusa ndr i ght l ys o. T heba rha sbeens ets ohi ght ha tr es ea r c ha f C l o u d s t r a n s f o r m t o t h e s h a p e o f a b i r d . f a i r ss ec r et a r i esi nf ut ur ewi l l bei nev i t a bl yc ompa r edt oher .T hi sc oul dbeoneoft her ea s ons f ornoonea ppl y i ngt ot heRASpos t .

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I woul dl i k et oendt hi ss ma l l a r t i c l ebywi s hi ng hergoodl uc kf orherf ut ur eendea v our s .


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Ank es hJ a i n Ph. DS c hol a r E l ec t r i c a l E ngg.

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