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A college magazine is not only a collection of creative works, but also a means of sending out a message, a message that can instill a positive energy in us that’ll be the driving force in our lives ahead. Keeping that in mind, the editorial board unanimously agreed that the theme for this year’s edition should be something simple, something unique… There are more than 7 billion people on earth yet there you can never find anyone identical to yourself. By the laws of nature, each of us is born with some traits that are unique only to us. But, somewhere along the way during our efforts to find our feet in this ever competing world and achieve our dreams, we forget the importance of forging our own path and tend to follow one shown by others. We are afraid of being different and are content to imitate a distinguished personality. What we fail to realize is that instead of being a second rate version of someone else, we should always be a first rate version of OURSELVES. Be it a businessman like Ratan Tata , actors like Thilakan and Sukumari, sportsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Michael Schumacher or politicians like Margaret Thatcher, these eminent figures left an indelible mark on society because they stuck to their strengths and talents, with the aim to stand out from the crowd. We hope that these extraordinary men and women be an inspiring example and reminder to all of us that it is our differences that makes us unique and define how special we really are.

It was the mindset to make this year’s magazine truly unique that helped the Editorial Board bring out ‘One’ successfully. Opinions were aplenty but if not for the unified stance and common vision adopted by the members of the Editorial Board, the magazine would not have borne fruit. After all, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Looking back at the building stages of this endeavour, it is with a sense of pride and self satisfaction that we acknowledge the long hours that went behind its completion. We believe in giving credit where it is due and on that note we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the management for their whole hearted support right from the word go. In times when we lacked clarity they provided us with wise counsel and motivation that helped us in our path forward. It would be unbecoming of us if we failed to thank our Principal, Dr. M.C. Philipose sir, who regardless of his busy schedule would always find time to check in on our progress, and advise us when required. We are grateful to our seniors and former student editors Tinu Issac Mammen and Cijoe Samuel John; and former staff editors Asst. Prof. Vinayakumar B. and Asso. Prof. Riboy Cherian for their inputs and suggestions that went a long way in making this year’s edition possible. We also take this opportunity to offer our gratitude to all the teaching staff, non teaching staff and office staff who supported us in all ways possible. We would also like to thank all the members of SESA; our friends Harikrishnan B., Abel Christena Francis, Sarath Madhavan and Anoop Krishnan; to mention a few, for all their help and efforts. The Editorial Board would like to extend a token of appreciation to the creative crew of Linus De, Kottayam for the excellent work that that they’ve done in shaping ‘One’. Last but not least, the magazine would not have been complete if not for the active participation of the students and staff of all the departments who submitted their various creative works. Without doubt, their timely contributions were instrumental in the successful launch of ‘One’.


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“Future belongs to those who bear the torch of wisdom passed on from generation to generation with the hands of education. Education is the only powerful instrument to fight against social evils. The glory of knowledge consists in the glory of God.�

Saint Gregorios of Parumala


GOVERNING BOARD Saintgits Group of Professional Institutions President

: H. G. Joseph Mar Gregorios Educationalist, Social Worker & Bishop Managing Trustee-Gregorian Public school Manager-Baselios Paulose Catholicate College,Piravom. Manager-Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas B.Ed. College,Malekkurissu. Manager-Gregorian Academy School, Thiruvankulam. Patron- P.A.M.E.T.Engineering College,Ponneri,Tamil Nadu Metropolitan-Diocese of Cochin and U. A. E., Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church. Secretary-Holy Episcopal Synod, Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church.

Vice President

: K. George Engineer & Technocrat Director – Kottukulam Engineers (Pvt) Ltd Partner- Concrete Products & Construction Company,Tiruvalam Partner-The Concrete Products & Construction Company, Kondapalli

Secretary : Punnoose George & Executive Chairman Engineer & Technocrat Executive Director-Kottukulam Engineers Pvt.Ltd.,Chennai Partner- Concrete Products & Construction Company,Tiruvalam Partner – The Dwaraka Plantations, Muthumala Estate & Manimala Estate

Treasurer

: Er. Oommen Varghese N.R.I.Civil Engineer & Technocrat Projects Manager,Shankland Cox Ltd.,U.A.E.,a British Engineering Consultancy

Members

: Dr. P. C. Varghese Educationalist U.N.E.S.C.O.Chief Technical Adviser (Rtd.) Prof. & Head(Rtd.)-Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Hon.Prof.of Civil Engineering - Anna University of Technology, Chennai

: Er. Philip Varghese N.R.I.Electrical Engineer &Technocrat Former Head,Safety Instrumentation-Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority

: Er. Joseph Varghese N.R.I.Civil Engineer Designs Engineer-Shankland Cox Ltd.,U.A.E..a British Engineering Consultancy

: Er. Sinu Philip N.R.I.Civil Engineer Project Manager-Nael General Contracting L.L.C., Al Ain

: Er. Smitha Maria George : Er. Shibu Punnen Partner- Concrete Products & Construction Company, Ambathoor Partner- Concrete Products & Construction Company,Tiruvalam Partner-The Concrete Products & Construction Company, Kondapali Partner – The Dwaraka Plantations, Muthumala Estate & Manimala Estate

: Dr. K. Jacob Secretary-Madras Medical Mission Hospital Chairman-Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences

: Mrs. Anju Elizabeth Cherian M.A


I am happy to know that SAINTGITS College of Engineering is on the brim of releasing its eighth annual magazine. I appreciate the enthusiasm and commitment of the faculty and the students who worked to shape this almanac. I am confident that the members of the SAINTGITS family are doing their best to meet the vision of this prestigious institution. I wish and pray that God be pleased with the institution and all your objectives be achieved. May God bless you. Bishop Joseph Mor Gregorios


STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP AND OTHER PARTICULARS ABOUT

‘ONE’ Printed and Published by Er. Punnoose George Executive Chairman & Secretary, Governing Board Saintgits Group of Professional Institutions Managing Editor Dr. M. C. Philipose Principal Staff Editor Er. Fossy Mary Chacko (Assistant Professor, Electrical & Electronics) Student Editor Mathew Joseph (S6 EEE) Associate Editors Stanley Samson Samuel (S 6 AEI) B. Nitin (S6 ME-A) Manu Mamman Varghese (S6 ECE) Bibin K. Baby (S6 ME-A) Liya Joseph (S6 ECE) Rinku Maria Philip (S6 EEE) Sub Editors Anija Ann Roy (S6 CSE) Shilpa Rajeev (S6 CE) Chinnu Alice Wilson (S 6 EEE) Boban Kurian Chacko (S6 EEE) Navaneeth Nenmini (S 6 CSE) Rohith Daniel (S6 ECE) Gitto Niclavose (S6 EEE) Creative Artists Tojo Tom (S6 ECE) Jelvin Tom Sebastian (S 6 ME-A) Layout, Design & Production Linus De, Kottayam, 98477 03368 I hereby declare that all the particulars given above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Er. Punnose George Executive Chairman & Secretary, Governing Board Saintgits Group of Professional Institutions


The name ‘One’ given to the annual magazine of SAINTGITS College of Engineering makes our institution stand out from the others. I hope and wish that the magazine reflects the unique quality of our students and faculty. I congratulate the creative and talented team behind this venture. Mr. Thomas T. John Director, SAINTGITS Group of Institutions


I am very happy to learn that this year also SAINTGITS College of Engineering is coming out with a magazine of exceptional quality. I trust this magazine reflects the uniqueness of our Institution. I appreciate the faculty and students who persevered to bring out this commendable piece of work. Er. Punnoose George Executive Chairman & Secretary, Governing Board SAINTGITS Group of Institutions


History echoes to us that those who have courage to imagine the impossible are the few unique personalities who broke all human limitations of thought and action. In every field of human efforts, whether science, technology, medicine, arts, sports, industry, or even in developmental politics, the names of the people who imagined the impossible are engraved timelessly in human history. By breaking the limits of their imagination, they transformed the world. Can we also imagine the same?... Congratulations to the editorial team who shaped this magazine and to all those who are instrumental in bringing out this commendable piece of work. Prof. Dr. M. C. Philipose Principal


The theme of this year’s magazine is ‘Being Unique’. In life’s magical journey, we come across several people who are ‘one of a kind’ and stand out from the rest. The magazine endeavors to highlight the qualities of such individuals who may be world famous or just ordinary people like you and me. Each one of us is gifted with hidden talents that should be identified and nurtured. That will definitely help us to stand out from the crowd and leave an indelible mark on society. This magazine is the collective effort of the faculty members and students of the college. The exuberant and enthusiastic editorial team conjured up brilliant ideas for improving the quality of the magazine and strived for months on end to make their dreams a reality in the form of ‘One’. This time we have introduced a section on Fashion giving the Magazine a whole new dimension. The editorial team deserves special appreciation for relentlessly pursuing budding artists, designers, writers, poets and story tellers to hand in their masterpiece well in time. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the dedicated team who moulded this issue, especially Mathew Joseph, B. Nitin, Bibin K. Baby, Liya Joseph, Manu Mamman Varghese, Rinku Maria Philip and Stanley Samson Samuel. We express our gratitude to the management, Principal, all the staff and students for their invaluable support, encouragement and co-operation. ‘One’ truly reflects the uniqueness of our institution and its students and ultimately inspires all to chase their dreams, cherish their passions and talents. So take a few minutes and relish all that this issue has to offer…. Happy reading! Asst. Prof. Fossy Mary Chacko


“Always be yourself, express yourself and have faith in yourself ”. These words, spoken by the legendary Bruce Lee, are based on the universal fact- each one of us is unique, and the only way we can do justice to that uniqueness, is by believing in ourselves and in our talents. One of the most popular clichés we come across in life is that it is a race. No doubt it is. But perhaps the race is not just about winning, but about how we run it. The last one year brought about the end of glorious eras defined by some very unique personalities. Throughout the magazine, you will read about these men and women, who during the course of their careers dared to break away from convention to stand out from the rest. In this ever competing world, they can be an inspiring example on how we can move forward by offering a fresh perspective, thinking different and most importantly by being unapologetically ‘us’. This edition not only aims to highlight the unique creativity of the staff and students, but also acts as a reminder that there is no other like us in this world, that each of us is ‘one of a kind’. Enjoy reading! Mathew Joseph S6 EEE


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TATA Magic

Being a person of worth

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H-cp Xn-cn™p-t\m´w

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t\m-hn-s‚ P-]am-e

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Shreds of Life

25

Unnoticed

26

Earth Hour

28

EV-11

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\n-»-–-X-bp-sS Xm-gvh-c

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Nm-th¿

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th-en-tb‰w

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SESA

39

Technical Fests

42

The Answer to a Search

43

Flash Mob

44

Tête à Tête with an IT guru Three Little Things

48

The Shiva Trilogy

59

ICGITS 2013

66

Arts Day

67

Drive into the Future

74

The Men The Machines The Mechanical Engineers

78

Ahƒ-°mbv

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Being Unique, Being You!

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Xne-I-°p-dn Nm¿-Øn

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Iron Lady

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The ‘Smart’ Age

Sports

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Why not ‘why’?

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Voice of the voiceless

99

A Student Once Again...

101

Zoom in

108

Reel’ly Unique!

109

A Journey in search of the smile

114

Sketch away

122

Innovation with a human touch

125

Graduation Day

128

Voice De Gits

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{Xq tK-‰vth Hm-^v C¥y

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CXv \-Ωp-sS IY

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Departmental Activities

153

Reports

161

Formula One Champ

Malala

The Synonym for Courage


Shri. K.V. George

Shri. John Punnen

Vice President, Governing Board, SAINTGITS

Executive Director, SAINTGITS

Titto P. Thomas

Prabhu Vijayan

B.Tech. (2012 - 2016 Batch)

M.Tech. Machine Design (2011 - 2013 Batch)


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henb XI-cm-dmWv AXv. Rm≥ ]d-™t√m Xangv kn\n-abpsS Imcyw, Ct∏mƒ ho≠pw DZm-l-cWw ]d-bp-I-bm-Wv. AhnsS Cw•o-jn¬ t]cp-Iƒ CSp--tºmƒ kn\n-abv°v 100% SmIvkv sImSp-t°-≠X - m-bn-´p-hc - p-∂p. AtX-ka - bw Xan-gn¬ t]cn-Sp-Ib - m-sW-¶n¬ SmIvkv A-Sb - tv °-≠X - n-√. tIc-fØ - n¬ CXv kw`-hn-°p-Ib - m-sW-¶n¬... A∂v ChnsS Kh¨sa‚n\v FXnsc kacw hcpw. Xnb-‰-dn\p apºn¬ {]I-S\w D≠mIpw. A-Xp-sIm≠v ChnsS \ΩpsS kzmX-{¥y-Øn-\mWv t]cp Xocp- a m- \ n- ° p--∂ - X v . \ap- s °¥pw ]d- b p- h m\pw {]h¿Øn-°p-hm-\pap≈ kzmX-{¥y-ap≠v. ]t£ AtX-kabw aqey-߃ ImØp-kq-£n-t°-≠Xv \ΩpsS IS-ab - mWv F∂v \Ωƒ Xncn-®d - n-bW - w. \ΩpsS `mj ad-°c - p-Xv. ]t£ \n¿`m-Ky-h-im¬ Ign™ Ipd®v Ime-ambn Cu {]h-WX Hcp-]mSv IqSn hcn-Ib - m-W.v Rm\-S°w ‘sk√p-tembvUv’ F∂ t]cmWv Fs‚ kn\n-abv°v sImSp-Ø-Xv. Hcp coXn-bn¬ Rm\n-t∏mƒ AXn\v ZpxJn-°p-∂p-≠v. ]t£ Rm≥ Hcp {]tXyI ImcWw sIm≠mWv Aßs\ t]cn-´X - v. UnPn-‰¬ coXn h∂-Xn¬ ]ns∂ ‘^nenw’ F∂ Bibw Xs∂ C√mXm-bn-sIm-≠n-cn-°p-Ib - m-Wv. AXv Ncn-{X-Øns‚ Nhn-´p-sIm´-bn-te°v s]mbvs°m-≠n-cn-°p--∂ p--. AXns\ Bi-b] - c - a - mbn 18

Nn{Xo- I - c n- °p-hm≥ th≠n-bmWv Rm≥ ‘sk√p-tembvUv’ F∂ t]cv D]-tbm-Kn-®X - .v

\ndw, kz]v \ - ° qSv XpS- ß nb Iymº-kn-s‚ IY -]-d-bp∂ kn\na-Iƒ sNøp-tºm-fmtWm AtXm Pohn-Xt- ØmSv ASpØv \n¬°p∂ K±ma t]mse-bp≈ kn\n-a-Iƒ sNøp-tºmƒ BtWm Hcp kwhn[m-b-I-s\∂ \ne-bn¬ IqSp-X¬ kwXr]vXn tXm∂m-dp-≈Xv? c≠pw c≠p Xc-Øn-em-Wv. H∂p \ΩpsS Bhn- j v I m- c - Ø n- e p≈ kwXr-]vXn. Nne Imcy-ßf - p-≠mhpw \ΩpsS Pohn- X - Ø n¬ Aßs\ FSpØp ]d-bp-hm≥. \n߃ Xs∂ \nß-fpsS ]e krjvSn-Ifpw Btcbpw ImWn-°p-∂p-≠m-hn-√, {]kn-≤o-Ic - n°p- ∂ p- ≠ m- h n- √ . ]t£ AXv \n߃°v Xcp∂ kwXr]vXn, AXv ]d- ™ - d n- b n- ° p- h m≥ Ign- b n- √ . ]t£ _mly-ambn \n߃ sNøp∂ ]e Imcy-ßfpw a‰p-≈h - ¿°v CjvSs∏-Sm-dp≠mhpw, \nßsf A`n- \ - μ n- ° m- d p- a p- ≠ m- h pw. At∏mgpw \ap°v In´p∂ kwXr]vXn D≠v, c≠pw hyXy-kX v a - m-W.v AXp-t]mse Xs∂ \ndw t]msebp≈ kn\n-aI - ƒ sNøp-tºmƒ \nßsf t]msebp≈ bphm-°f - psS AwKo-Im-chpw t{]m’m-l\ - hpw In´ptºmƒ kwXr]vXn tXm∂m-dp-≠.v ]t£ K±ma t]mse-bp≈ kn\n-aI - ƒ sNøptºmƒ hcp∂ kt¥m-jhpw kwXr-]X v nbpw a\- n¬ \n∂v hcp-∂X - m-Wv. AXns‚ hne ]d-™d - n-bn-°phm≥ Ign-bn-√. ss{IÃv tImtfPpw Ahn-SpsØ kml-N-cy-ßfpw Xm¶fpsS Pohn-XsØ Fßs\ kzm[o-\n-®n-´p≠v? Fgp-]X - p-If - n-emWv Rm≥ tImtf-Pn¬ ]Tn-°p-∂Xv. 75 emWv ASn-b-¥cm-hÿ. A∂v Rß-fpsS tImtf-Pn¬ bphm-°fpsS Hcp kwLw D≠m-bn-cp-∂p. A∂v Hcp-]mSv kzmX{¥yw R߃ A\p-`-hn-®n-cp-∂p. R߃°v F¥pw ]dbmw, F¥pw sNømw. AXn-\p≈ kzmX{¥yw R߃ Fgp-ØpIm¿°v A\p-h-Zn®p X∂n-cp-∂p. Hcp-]mSv Nn¥-Iƒ Xpd-∂pIn´phm-\p≈ Ah-kcw D≠m-bn-cp∂p A∂v. Adn-hp-Iƒ t\Sp-hm≥ C∂v \n߃°v hfsc Ffp-∏a - m-Wv. F√m tNmZy߃°p-ap≈ DØcw C∂v \nß-fpsS hnc¬Xp-ºn-ep≠v.


]t£ R߃°v AXv tXSn-∏n-Sn-°-W-am-bn-cp-∂p. ^nenw s^Ãn-h-en\p ]Icw A∂v ^nenw skmssk-‰n-I-fpsS tjmIƒ Bbn-cp∂p. A∂v, AXp ImWm≥th≠n ae-∏pdØpw tImgn- t °mSpw Hs° bm{X sNbv X n- ´ p- ≠ v . \n߃s°ms° Uu¨temUv sNbvXv CjvS-s∏´ kn\na ImWmw. A∂v \ap-°n-jvS-s∏´ kn\na t]mepw ImWm≥ ]‰n-√m-bn-cp-∂p. Aß-s\-bp≈ Ime-L´w Bbn-cp-s∂-¶n¬ IqsS Rß-fpsS At\z-j-W-Xz-csb t{]m’m-ln-∏n-°phm≥ A≤ym-]-I-cp-≠m-bn-cp-∂p, kplr-Øp-°-fp-≠m-bn-cp∂p. C∂-ßs\ C√ F∂√ ]d-bp-∂-Xv, ]t£ AXv hyXy-kvX-am-bn-cp-∂p. Hcp ]t£ Rm≥ C∂sØ Rm≥ Bbn cq]-s∏-Sm≥ Xs∂ ImcWw CXm-Wv. ]pXnb Xe-ap-db - psS Nn¥-Iƒ am‰n \n¿Ø-s∏-Sp∂p F∂p≈ A`n-{]m-bt- ØmSv tbmPn-°p-∂pt≠m? Xo¿®-bmbpw. \nß-fpsS amXm-]n-Xm-°ƒ \nß-tfmSv sNøp∂ Imcy-ß-fmWv Ch-sbm-s°. \n߃ F¥p sNøWw F¥v {]h¿Øn-°Ww F∂v Xocp-am-\n-°p-∂Xv Ah-cm-Wv. AX\p-k-cn®v Nen-°p∂ ]mh-Iƒ BImt\ \n߃°p ]‰q. Rß-fpsS Ime-L´-- -Øn¬ Hmtcm IpSpw-_Øpw Iptd a°fp-≠m-Ipw. As√-¶n¬ Iq´p-Ip-Spw-_a - m-Ipw. Cu a°-sfms° F¥p sNøp∂p F∂p t]mepw amXm-]n-Xm-°ƒ A∂v At\zjn-°n-√m-bn-cp-∂p. B kzmX{¥yw Rß-fn¬ ]ecpw Zpcp-]tbmKw sNbvXn-´p-≠v. Iptd-sbms° a°-fpsS A`n-cpNn Adn™p-sIm-≠p-thWw a°-fpsS hgn Xnc-s™-Sp-°p-hm≥. Iptd F©n-\o-b¿amcpw tUmIvS¿amcpw D≠m-bn´p Imcy-an-√. \n߃ Iq´-Øn¬ Hcm-fm-bn-t]m-Ipw. ]t£ \n߃ H‰-s]´ Bfm-Ip-∂Xv \n߃ am[-hn-°p´n BIp-tºm-fm-Wv. \n߃ \nß-fm-Ip-∂Xv Ahn-sS-bm-Wv. B Xncn-®d - n-hmWv \n߃°p≠m-tI-≠X - v. tUmIvS¿amcpw F©n-\o-b¿amcpw ]ecpw AhcpsS tPmen cmPn sh®n´v Iem-{]-h¿Ø\w \SØn-b-h-cp-

≠v. Aß-s\-bp-≈-hcpw thWw F∂mWv Fs‚ A`n{]m-bw. kaq-lt- ØmSv {]Xn-_≤ - X - b - p≈ Hcp kwhn-[m-bI - s - \∂ \ne-bn¬ ]pXnb Xe-ap-d-tbmSv F¥mWv ]d-bp-hm-\p≈Xv? kz]v\-߃ ImWp-I... Hm¿Ω-Iƒ D≠m-bn-cn-°p-I.... \n߃ kz]v\w ImWp-∂-h-cm-bn-cn-°-Ww. `mhn-sb- Ipdn®v kz]v\w ImWp-I... ]pXnb temI-sØ -Ip-dn®v kz]v\w ImWp-I. {]W-b-sØ- Ip-dn®v kz]v\w ImWp-I. Cu kz]v\-߃°v \sΩ \mam°n cq]-s∏-Sp-Øp-hm≥ km[n-°pw. \n߃°v \nß-sf-Xs∂ Xncn-®-dn-bp-hm≥ km[n-°pw. AXp-t]mse Xs∂ Hm¿Ω-Iƒ D≠m-bn-cn-°Ww. amXm-]n-Xm-°sf Ipdn-t®m¿°-Ww. ap≥X-e-ap-d-sbIp-dn-t®m¿°-Ww. \Ωƒ ]n∂n´ \ΩpsS PohnX hgn-Isf-°p-dn-t®m¿°-Ww. Hm¿Ω-Isf ]mtS Dt]-£n-°p∂ Hcp Xe-ap-d-bmbn \mw amdn-s°m-≠n-cn-°p-I-bm-Wv. ]eXpw \Ωƒ Hm¿t°-≠-Xp-≠v... Hm¿Ω-I-fpsS hne `mhn-bn¬ am{Xta \ap°p a\- n-em-Iq.. aqey-߃ apdpsI ]nSnt°-≠-Xns‚ Bh-iy-IX Hm¿Ω-Iƒ°v am{Xta \sΩ t_m≤y-s∏-Sp-Øp-hm≥ km[n-°q. kabw sshIn-bn-cp-∂p. CS-bv°n-sS-bp≈ Hm¿Ω-s∏-Sp-Øep-Isf t]mepw Ah-K-Wn®v At±lw Rß-tfm-Sp≈ kw`m-jWw XpS¿∂p. \μn ]d-™t- ∏mƒ {]Xo-£n-®X - nepw \√ Iymºkpw AhnsS {]Xo£n®-Xnepw \√ kzoI-cWhpw In´nb kt¥mjw B IÆp-I-fn¬ {]I-S-am-bn-cp∂p.. Xs‚ Iymºkv Pohn-X-Øns‚ \√ \mfp-Iƒ Abhn-d°n ho≠pw Pohn-XØ - ns‚ Xnc-°p-If - n-te°v At±lw bm{X ]d™p t]mbn.

Interviewed by:

Liya, Rinku and Chinnu

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Ummen Alex Tharakan S6 ME-B

°m\pw \ne-\n¿Øm\pw B{K-ln-°p-∂p. PohnXw A¿∞]q¿Æhpw kt¥m-j{- ]-Zhpw B°p-∂Xv DØ-aa - mb hy‡n_-‘-ß-fn¬ IqSn-bm-Wv. Nne¿ C°m-cy-Øn¬ hºn® hnPbw hcn-°p-tºmƒ, thsd Nne¿ ]cm-P-b-a-S-bp-∂p. hn⁄m-\Ø - ns‚ sImSp-apSn ]nSn-®S- ° - n-bX - p-sIm-t≠m, kmº-

{]nbw h¿≤n-°p-∂p. ]e-cp-sSbpw ]cmXn “Rm≥ ]d-bp∂Xp tIƒ°m-\p≈ £a-t]mepw ImWn-°m-dn-√, F\n°p ]d-bm-\p≈ Ah-kcw \¬Im-dn√” F∂n-ßs - \-bm-Wv. A]cs\ BZ- c n- ° p- t ºmƒ am{Xta Abmƒ ]d- b p- ∂ Xv tIƒ°m≥ {ian-°p-I-bp-≈p. {ihn-°pI F∂Xv \n»-_vZamb Hcp {]Xn-Ic - W - a - √ - , XmXv]c - y-]q¿Δ-amb Hcp {]h¿Øn-

ØnI Hu∂Xyw ssIh-cn®-Xp-sIm-t≠m, hy‡n-_-‘߃ kpZr- V - a m- I - W - s a- ∂ n- √ . _p≤n- c m- £ - k - \ pw, hn⁄m\ `fim-chpw D∂-X-ÿm-\o-b\pw AXn{]-i-kvX-\p-amb Hcp alm-s\-∏‰n Hm¿°p-∂p. BImi-Øn\p Iogn-ep≈ GXp hnj-b-sØ-∏-‰nbpw B[n-Im-cnI-ambpw ]fin-tXm-Nn-X-ambpw kwkm-cn-°pw. A\-h[n `mj-Iƒ A\m-bmkw ssIImcyw sNøpw. kμ¿in-®n-´n√mØ `qJ-fi-߃ Cs√∂p Xs∂ ]dbmw. ]s£ hy‡n _‘-߃ ]pe¿Øp-∂-Xn¬ At±lw Hcp ]cm-Pb-ambn ]ecpw Icp-Xn. Al-¥, _lp-am-\-an-√mbva XpSßnb Nne t]mcm-ba v I - ƒ AXn\p Imc-Wa - mbn Nq≠nImWnt®-°mw. sUbn¬ Im¿\Kn Fgp-Xnb ‘How to win friends and influence people’ F∂ hniz-{]-kn-≤-amb IrXn Cu hnjb-sØ-°p-dn-®p≈ Hcp B[n-Im-cnI {KŸ-am-Wv. hy‡n-Ifp-ambn k-vt\-l-_‘w ÿm]n-°p-Ibpw AXv A\yq\w \ne-\n¿Øp-Ibpw sNøp-∂Xv PohnX hnP-b-Øn\pw t\´Øn\pw Bh-iy-amb Imcy-am-Wv. kulrZw ÿm]n-°m≥ Nne {]mY-anI Imcy-߃ {i≤n-t°-≠-Xm-bp-≠v. H∂v: ]p©n-cn-°p∂ apJw. kw`m-j-W-sam-∂p-an-√mØ hnS¿∂ ]p©ncn kΩm-\n-°p-tºmƒ \√ XpS-°a - m-bn. Rm≥ \nßsf CjvSs - ∏-Sp-∂p , \nßsf ImWp-∂X - n¬ kt¥mj-ap≠v F∂n-ßs\ ]e ktμ-ihpw ]p©ncn ssIam-dp∂p. AXn-t\mSp {]Xn-Ic - n-°m-Øh - ¿ Npcp-°a - m-bn-cn-°pw. \√ ]p©ncn \√ lrZ-bØ - n¬ \nt∂ ]pd-s∏-Sp-Ib - p-≈q. c≠v: a‰p≈hsc {i≤m-]q¿Δw {ihn-°m-\p≈ k∂-≤X - . CXps≠-¶n¬ am{Xta kvt\ln-Xtc kºm-Zn-°m≥ Ign-bq. {i≤m]q¿Δw tIƒ°p-tºmƒ kwkm-cn-°p∂ Bfn\p \tΩmSp

bm-W.v aq∂v: {ihn-°p-tºmƒ sNtø≠ Imcy-amWv \√ Imcy-߃°v A`n-\μ - \ - h - pw {]iw-kbpw Adn- b n- ° pI F∂p- ≈ - X v . Hcp \√ hm°p tIƒ°m≥ CjvS-s]-Sm-Ø-h¿ Bcm-Wp-≠m-hpI? Bflm¿∞-Xbn¬ \n∂p-bc - p∂ {]iwkm hm°p-Iƒ....... a‰p-≈h - s - c-∏‰n \√Xp H∂pw ]d-bm-\n-√m-Øh - ¿°p kvt\lnX¿ C√msX t]mIp-∂X - n¬ AXn-ib - n-°m-\n-√. \mev: sX‰p-Iƒ Nq≠n-Im-Wn-°p-tºmƒ AXv hn\-bt- ØmSpw kuay-amb `mj-bnepw a‰p-≈h - sc apdn-s∏-Sp-ØmØ hn[Øn-ep-am-Im≥ {i≤n-°p-I. Adp-Øp-ap-dn®v “AXp sX‰mWv” F∂p ]d-bp-tºmƒ AXv \n›-ba - mbpw \√ {]Xn-Ic - W - a - mhp-Ib - n-√. Hcp bqtdm-]y-\pw, Hcp C¥y°m-c\pw XΩn-ep≈ hyXym-ks - Ø-∏‰n Hcmƒ Cßs\ hne-bn-cp-Øp-∂p. ‘\μn’sb∂pw ‘£an-°Ww’ F∂p-ap≈ hm°p-Iƒ kzm-`m-hn-Ia - mbn BZysØ Bfn¬ \n∂p-b-cp-∂p. F∂m¬ c≠m-asØ Bfn¬\n∂pw AXv hnc-fa - m-bnt´ Db-cm-dp-≈p. \ap°p sX‰p]‰ptºmƒ Ah kΩ-Xn-°m\pw £a t- Nm-Zn-°m\pw Ign™m¬ _‘-߃ A\yq\w \ne-\n¬°pw. \ΩpsS alm-a\-kvIX - b - psS AS-bm-fa - mbn AXw-Ko-Ic - n-°p-Ibpw sNøpw. a‰p-≈h - c - p-ambn A`n-{]mb `n∂-XI - t- fm, kwL¿j-ßtfm D≠m-Ip-tºmƒ kz¥w ÿm\w A‘-ambn \ymbo-Ic - n-°m\p≈ {iaw Bizm-ky-a√ - . at‰ Bfns‚ ÿm\-Øp-\n∂p Nn¥n-°m≥ {ian-t°-≠X - m-W.v At∏mƒ Abm-fpsS `mKØp Nne \ymbo-Ic - W - ß - ƒ ImWm≥ Ign-s™∂p hcmw. PohnX-Øn¬ Hcp Xncn-™p-t\m´w \S-Øp-tºmƒ F{X _m¶v \nt£]w D≠m-°n-sb-∂X - n-t\-°mƒ DØ-aa- mbn Icp-tX-≠Xv F{X kvt\ln-Xsc kºm-Zn-°m≥ Ign™p F∂Xpw Ahcp-am-bp≈ kulrZw hf¿Øn-sb-Sp-°p-∂X - n¬ F{X-am{Xw hnP-bn®p F∂p-≈X - p-am-Wv.

kmaq-lnI Pohn-bmb a\p-jy≥ hy‡n-_‘ - ß - ƒ ÿm]n-

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Researches on the working of the human mind say that one of the foremost motivational factors for human beings is the wish for significance. Whether as individuals or institutions the maxim of the day is: Prove your worth! Be important! Be significant! We begin to realize it during late childhood and by adolescence it becomes fully developed. The desire for significance is expressed through three prominent needs: the need for achievement, the need for affiliation and the need for dominance. The world around us seems to be pivoting around these three as, Accomplishments, Attachments and Ascendancy. People, especially the young adults engage in a frantic race to achieve and accomplish, to relate and be attached, to dominate and ascend. Gratification of these is considered as the hall marks of a successful or ‘SMART’ life! The better you are in meeting these needs the more significant you are! When the world around compels us to prove ourselves through these behavioral patterns, what is our stand?

circle of influence and this constantly keeps changing. The morality keeps degrading and gets redefined. Rosh, a youth leader bumped on the facebook profile of his mentee and found that he was in a relationship. In private, his mentee told that in his gang, everyone was in a relationship and he was avoiding it for a long time. But his friends started connecting and talking about the girl, knowingly or unknowingly he had given in. Sunny found a packet of cigarettes in his 16-year old

The youth of today chase a mirage of ambitious competition, to prove one’s worth, through excelling, may be in academics, in profession, or even in pastime activity. Though it’s good to excel, can our life’s energy in its entirety be turned towards ‘Accomplishments and Successes’. There is a purpose for which God created us. He chose our background, our context, our talents, our strengths and even our weaknesses for the good work that He has prepared in advance for us. God’s agenda is not just we being excellent in our accomplishments like, scoring the highest mark, getting the best job and earning money but to equip ourselves to do the ‘ good work’ that He wants us to do. Excellence can be outcome of that process but not the sole objective for which we work. No one wants to have an investment or asset that is depreciating because someday it can become worthless. So, likewise we need to continually renew our mind. We live in a dynamic world where changes are taking place so rapidly that if you do not have a mind that is renewing you will at some point go by the flow naturally without feeling the need to resist. The mind is shaped by what we are exposed to constantly, what we see in movies, read in magazines, watch on TV – talk shows, soap operas, what we see and hear in our

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son, Renju’s backpack. He said it was just a ‘social thing’ and that he just smoked a few cigarettes at parties. Mrs. Neena was totally surprised when she caught her teenage son trying to creep into the house in an obviously inebriated condition at 3 A.M. She recounts “I was shocked to see my 14year old son reeking of alcohol and hardly able to stand on his feet. His explanation was that all his friends were drinking and he didn’t want to be a prude”. As students or adults we all face such pressures at our own levels. But how do we handle when it comes to us? What is peer pressure? Peer pressure is that powerful influence on someone to conform to a certain set of principles and standards. This rules over their thinking and plays a great role in the life of another person’s choice. Thus, the pressure leads one to choose, the kind of dresses one should wear, the hair-style, the sunglasses that make one look smarter than the others, habitually visiting pubs, etc. On the whole, peer pressure often alters a person’s choice and decision making. Peer pressure by itself is not bad. Is a knife as itself bad? No! But in the hands of the wrong person it becomes a weapon while in another pair of hands that same object can very well cut fruits, same is the case of peer pressure, lives can be built or destroyed through peer pressure. It is the persuasion exerted by our friends and neighbours and those of our own age or social circles. Negative peer pressure is the pressure exerted on you by your friends to do something that you may not normally do or want to do. Learning to value oneself and recognizing one’s self-worth will develop confidence, enabling one to say a firm ‘No’ to negative pressures. It needs courage to stand alone and requires a lot of strength to resist. Seek God’s help; it is available to you when you call upon Him. Positive peer pressure is the pressure exerted by your friends to do something good.

Most of the students experience the peer pressure for the simple reason that they go unnoticed. They feel that they do not exist in the crowd or match to the expectation of other students. It is a kind of desperation to be acknowledged by others. To just fit in. Even the most insignificant things in our lives become a necessity due to peer pressure. Mostly the people who desperately seek attention would throw away their beliefs and values and do whatever possible to be noticed in the crowd. Before you realize what’s happening to you, it may have done its work. But the realization comes a bit too late!

People, especially the young adults engage in a frantic race to achieve and accomplish, to relate and be attached, to dominate and ascend. Gratification of these is considered as the hall marks of a successful or ‘SMART’ life!

College / University seems to be the ‘Gateway of knowledge’, the place where we learn almost everything- the good & bad. It is a known fact that 70-75% of the people who face peer pressure to the maximum are those between the age of 16 and 19. Predominantly they belong to the students’ community. There are two major factors for a person to feel peer pressure: 1. Quest for popularity 2. Desire to ‘fit into’ the world For some students, College is the platform to achieve something big. May be a post recognized by all Viz. College Union Chairman, General Secretary, Arts Club Secretary, Magazine Editor or Project Manager. Just to gain attention! Or to make others look upon them. To be always one step higher than the others.

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What you can do Before you get into the situation decide what your values and standards are. You’re the kind who believes in not stepping into a movie theater. When your best friend says, “Come on it’s just an animated movie. Madagascar won’t hurt your saintly feelings in any way, Ok?”. Don’t ever let those words make you take the final decision. If you don’t believe in your own values, who would?

Avoid situations where people are doing things you don’t want to do. There’s a group of girls who keep on planning to go to the beach after bunking the last hour of college and they invite you too. You do know that your parents would be totally devastated if they come to know of it. Tell them you have work to do and won’t be able to make it that day. Choose friends who share the same values. Choosing a friend usually turns out to be someone who has the same interests as yours. Normally we never check if they share the same values as yours. In order not to compromise, one must hold on to a principle. It is easy to swim along the current but very hard to swim against it. There lies the test, whether one yields to pressure or not. Therefore, it is necessary for one to choose the right friends who will guide you in the right direction. Practice to say NO. Definitely it would be the most difficult thing to say, especially to your buddies. But remember, the best way to solve any problem is to come out honestly. An “I’m sorry, Can’t make it” or “Well, looks like I’ll be missing out on the fun” with a giggle will be very effective. Think of your reasons for doing these. You would have never gone out with a guy. But your friend says, just try it – don’t like it, leave it. Go out as normal friends, I’ll accompany you if you feel scared, since it’s your first time. Think of the reason why you have to do that. See if your reasoning is valid or void. For, one wrong decision can end up hurting you really bad. Do remember, if one person stands up against this pressure, others will join and learn to face it with more confidence and maturity! Why not that person be you?


Merin J. Meria S4 EEE

IS¬ XocsØ aW¬]-c∏- n-eqsS \·-]m-Zbmbn \S-∂t- ∏mƒ Ahƒ \m\m-hn[ hnIm-c߃°-[o-\bm-bn-cp-∂p. sshIp-t∂-csØ Cfw IS¬Im-‰n¬ Ah-fpsS Agn™pInS-∂n-cp∂ Npcp-f≥apSn hZ-\sØ Xgp-Im≥ XpS-ßn. Iq¥ens‚ IS∂p Ib‰w Iep-jn-Xa - mb Hcp a\ ns\ t]dn \S∂ Ah-fn¬ Akz-ÿX-bp-fh - m-°n-bt- ∏mƒ Ah-fX - ns\ Ccp sNhn-∏p-dß - f - n--te°v HXp°n h®p. ]Sn-™m-t´°v IÆp ]mbn-®t∏mƒ kqcy-`K - h - m≥ taL-]Y-߃°n-S-bn-eqsS kap-{ZØns‚ aSn- Ø - ´ n- t ebv ° v Dufn-bn-Sp∂ ImgvN I≠p. “Aaem, \ns‚ hchv Cjv S - s ∏- S m- Ø - X p- s Im≠mWv kqcy≥ HmSn-sbm-fn®Xv” F∂v a\- -h-tfmSv a{¥n-°m≥ XpS-ßn. kmbwk- ‘ y- b psS B kpμc Zriy-sØ-t∏mepw hngp-ßn-°f-bm≥ sIev]p-≠m-bn-cp∂ Ah-fpsS Ie-ßnb a\- ns‚ kzcw Ahƒ ImtXm¿ Øn-cp∂p. “Fs∂ B¿°pw CjvSa√. F\n°pw Bscbpw CjvSa-√. Fs∂ H∂n\pw sIm≈n√. Fs‚ PohnXw hy¿∞am-Wv. ]cm-P-b-ßfpw ]gnIfpw G‰p-hmßn aSp-Øp. F¥n-\m-Wn-ß-s\-sbmcp ]mgvPohnXw?” Hcp \nan-jwsIm≠v Cßs\ ]e tNmZy-i-c-߃ a\- n-epb¿∂-t∏mƒ ico-c-amsI Hcp BLm-Xt- a-‰X - p-t]m-sebm-bn. s]s´-∂-hƒ Im¬ Ipg™p hoW-Xp-t]mse Ahn-sS C-cp∂p-t]mbn. a\ n-s‚ `m-cw C-c-´n-°p∂Xp- t ]mse Ahƒ°p tXm∂n. H∂p a\ p Xpd∂p Ic-bm-\m-bn-cps∂-¶n¬ ]IpXn `mcw Hgn-bp-am-bn-cp-∂p. ]t£ Hcn‰p IÆo¿ hogvØm≥ t]mep-amIm- Ø - h n[w Xs‚ a\w ITn-\a - m-bn-cn-°p∂p. sNdn- s bmcp Ime-b-f-hn-\p-≈n¬

]q t]mse arZp-e-am-bn-cp∂ Xs‚ a\ v Fß-s\-bm-Wn{X Icn-¶√ - p-t]m-se-bmbn Xo¿∂Xv? Ahƒ Xt∂m-Sp-Xs∂ tNmZn®p. Ahƒ Ipd-®p-Imew ]n∂n-tebv°p \S∂p. “Aa-e-tam-tf. FWo-°v. C∂p ]co-£-bp-≈-Xt√? shfp- ∏ ns\ 5 aWn°v hnfn- s ®- W o- ∏ n- ° - W - s a∂p \o ]d™n- c p∂XmWt√m?” AΩ- b psS Icp- X ¬ \nd™ i_vZw tI´p-sIm-≠m-bn-cp∂p At∂mtcm Znh-khpw Bcw`n-®n-cp-∂-Xv. cmhnse Fgp-t∂‰v Ipfn®v, {]m¿∞n®,v AΩbv°ev]w ssIk-lmbw sNbvX,v ]Tn-°m-\p-≈-sXms° ]Tn- ® n´v kt¥m- j - t ØmsS kv I qfn- t ebv ° v s]mbv s °m≠n-cp∂ ka-bw. ¢m nepw at‰Xp a’-c-ß-fnepw H∂mw ÿm\w t\Sn-bn-cp-∂-hƒ. ho´p-Im-cp-sSbpw \m´p-Im-cpsSbpw A≤y-m]-I-cp-sSbpw IÆn-ep-Æn. A\n-b-Øn-bpsS apºnse amXrImXm-cw. Pohn-X-Ønse kph¿Æ -ImeL´am-bn-cp∂p AXv. tP°- _ v - ˛ - k men Zº- X n- I - f psS aqØ- a - I - f mb Aae tP°_v F∂ Xs‚ Pohn- X- Ø n¬ F¥mWp kw`-h n®Xv ? Xm\n- { X- a m{Xw A[x- ] - Xn®sX- ß s\? ho≠pw a\ v tNmZy-i-c-߃ ]mbn-°m≥ XpS-ßn. ]t£ DØcw am{Xw At∏mgpw A⁄m-X-ambn XpS¿∂p. Xs‚ {Kma-Øn¬ \√ tImtfPv C√m-Ø-Xn-\m-emWv amXm-]n-Xm-°ƒ Xs∂ ]´-W-Ønse {]i-kvX-amb tImtfPn¬ ]Tn-°m≥ hn´-Xv. ho´n¬ \n∂v BZy-ambn amdn\n¬°p- ∂ - Xns‚ _p≤n- a p´v Hcp amk- ° m- e - a p≠m- bn-cp∂p. ]n∂oSv \mK-cnI kwkvIm-c-ß-tfm-Sn-g-tN¿∂Xp s]s´∂m-bn-cp-∂p. Npcn-Zm-dn´v Zp∏-´-sIm≠v aqSn-]p-X®p \S-∂ncp-∂-hƒ ap´‰w hsc am{Xw Cd-°-ap≈ Po≥kns‚ Im{]nbn- t ebv ° pw …ohv s e v tSm∏n- t e- b v ° p- s ams° amdm≥ Ime-Xm-a-k-sa-Sp-Øn-√. \o≠v CS-Xq¿∂p InS-∂n-cp∂ apSn sh´nNpcp-°n-bXv “ Zn- k v Cu- k v kyq- ´ - _ nƒ t^m¿ bq” F∂ ^mj≥ {`aw _m[n® Iq´p-Im-cn-bpsS hm°p -tI´n-´mWv. CØcw am‰-߃ Xs‚ ho´n-e∂v h≥ tImfn-f°-amWv krjvSn-®-Xv. B[p-\nI ImesØ ^mj≥ k¶ev]-ß-f-dn-bmØ Xs‚ ho´p-Im-tcmSpw \m´p-Im-tcmSpw X\n°∂v ]p—-am-bn-cp-∂p. Ip‰-s∏-Sp-Ø-ep-Ifpw hntbm-Pn-∏pIfpw IqSn h∂- t ∏mƒ C√mØ ]co- £- I - fpsS t]cpw ]d™v Xm≥ tlmÃ-en¬ Xs∂ Ign-™p-Iq-Sm≥ ]c-am-h[n {ian®p. ^mj≥ Pzchpw BUw-_c {`ahpw Xebv°p ]nSn® X\n°v [q¿Ø-Sn-°m≥ ]Ww XnI-bmsX h∂-p. Xm\-dn-bmsX Xs∂ Hcp]mSv am‰-߃ Pohn-XØ - n¬ kw`-hn-®p. Ct∏mƒ F√m-htcmSpw F√m-Øn-t\mSpw aSp-∏m-Wv. F¥n\v Xt∂m-Sp-Xs∂ shdp-∏mW.v ‘kvt\l-cm-lnXyw’ GtXm Hcp bma-Øn¬ X∂n¬ IpSn-tb-dn-∏m¿Øp F∂p tXm∂p-∂p. PohnXw Xs∂ tXmev]n-®p-sIm-≠n-cn-°p-I-b-msW∂p≈ tXm∂¬ D≈ns‚ D≈n¬ \n∂p-b-cm≥ XpS-ßnbn´v Ipd®p Znh-k-ß-fm-bn. PohnXw Xs∂ tXmev]n-°p∂-Xn\p apºv X\n°p Pohn-XsØ tXmev]n-°-Ww. AXn\m-bmWp Xm≥ B¿Øn-c-ºp∂ IS-ens\ e£y-am°n h∂Xv. Xnc-ame Xs∂ hngp-ßp-∂-tXmsS F√m {]iv\-ßfpw Xocp-sa-∂p≈ \nK-a-\-amWp Xs∂ ChnsS FØn-®-Xv. ]t£ Ccn- ° p- ∂ n- S Øp \ns∂- g p- t ∂¬°mt\m HcSn 23


aptºm´p shbv°mt\m X\n-°m-hp-∂n-√. B¿Øn-c-ºns°m-≠n-cp∂ IS-en-tebv°v {i≤ ]Xn-∏n-®-t∏mƒ angnIƒ \nd™p Xpfp-ºm≥ XpS-ßn. apºn-ep-b-cp∂ Xnc-ame- t b- ° mƒ i‡- a mbn Hgp- I p∂ IÆo¿°- S ¬ Xs‚ ImgvNsb ad-®n-cn-°p-∂p. Xm\n-t∏mƒ Ic-bp-I-bm-Wv. X∂nse arZp-e-hn-Im-c-߃ DW¿∂p XpS-ßn-sbt∂m? Aa-ebv°v hniz-kn-°m-\m-bn-√. AI-I-Æp-Iƒ Xpd-°-s∏´ Ah-fpsS \√ a\- m£n Aae F∂ {KmaoW s]¨In-Sm-hns‚ a\- n¬ kZvNn¥- I ƒ tImdn- b n- S m≥ XpS- ß n. Ahƒ Ic- ® n- e - S °n Nn¥n®p. “Pohn-X-Øn¬ \ns∂m-fn-t®m-Sm≥ am{Xw Xm\n{X `ocp-hm-bn-t∏m-bt√m? ]cn-lm-c-an-√mØ Hcp {]iv\-hpw Cu temI- Ø n- e n- √ . sX‰p- I ƒ Xncp- Ø m- \ p- ≈ - X - m - W v . Bh¿Øn- ° m- \ p- ≈ - X - √ . PohnXw kt¥m- j - t ØmsS

Pohn®p Xo¿°m-\p-≈-Xm-Wv. AXv Hcp \nan-jsØ {]Xnk-‘nsb `b∂v Ah-km-\n-∏n-°m-\p-≈-X-√”. ac-W-sa∂ \nKq-U-Xsb hcn-°-W-sa-∂p≈ Nn¥ X∂n¬\n∂p ambm≥ XpS-ßn-bn-cn-°p-∂p. X∂nse s]s´∂p≈ Cu \√ am‰-߃°v ImcWw F¥mhpw? aIsf t\¿h-gn-bn-eqsS \S-ØtW F∂p≈ Xs‚ AΩ-bpsS IÆo-cn¬ IpXn¿∂ {]m¿∞-\-bm-hpw. As√-¶n¬ ‘GXp [qkc k¶-ev]-ß-fn¬ hf¿∂mepw GXp b{¥-h-XvIrX temI-Øn¬ ]pe¿∂mepw a\- n-ep-≠m-hs´ {Kma-Øn≥ shfn-®hpw CØncn sIm∂-∏qhpw’ F∂ sshtem-∏-n-≈nbpsS hcn-Iƒ ]mSn-∏-Tn-∏n® Kpcp-hns‚ A\p-{K-l-am-hmw. Ah-fh - nsS \ns∂-gp-t∂-‰p. Xa- ns‚ amdnSw ]nf¿∂psIm≠v \∑-bpsS Pohn-X-Øn-tebv°p Xncn®p \S-°m≥ XpS-ßp∂ Ah-fpsS apJw kqcy-s\-t∏mse hnf-ßn.

hnfdn hc-s≠m-sc≥, lrØn-se-¥n-\p, km¥z\ kmao-]y-Øn≥ K‘w....? \n»_vZ kpμc cm{Xn-bn-se-¥n-\p, \jvS-kz-]v\-Øn≥ ic-dm-¥¬...? s\©nse I\-en≥ DjvWw Ipd-bv°p-hm-t\m...? \£-{X-߃ _‘n® {Kl-\ne t`Zn-°p-hm-t\m...? Fs‚-bo, sImSnb iq\yX \nd-bv°p-hm≥ C\nbpw \njv^e kpJ hmKvZm-\-tam...? \oe-\n-em-hn-em¿{Zamw \nd-hpw, \n\-hp-ambv im¥-am-bp-d-ßp∂ kz]v\-a-·amw Xoc-ta...! IÆn¬sh¥p-cp-Ipao IÆo-cn≥ \od-en¬, Ft∂ acn®p \ΩpsS ]gb kulr-Zw....! ]q°-fn-\n-th-≠, \ng-ep-Iƒ Nmbp-ao-k-‘y-bn¬ hnh-i-sa-¶n-ep-sam-‰bv°p \S-∂nSmw, Iqcn-cpƒ ImSp-I-sfm-‰bv°p tIdn-Smw... ]pXp-Nm-bß - ƒ Iq´n s]mbvap-Ja - Wn™nSmw...! ]qhn-epw, ]p√nepw tNmSp-Iƒ shbv°-sh... angn-\n-d-bp-samcp adp-sam-gn-tI-´p-thm....? apjn-s™m-sc≥ \ng¬ Ic-™pthm...? Adn-bm-sX, Rm≥ Xo¿Ø Ifn-ho-Sp-S-™p-thm....? Hcp t\¿Ø-X-¥p-hn¬ IÆn¬ IXn-tcm-Sp-s∂mcp ambm-ad - I - ≠ - p-thm...? hnc-lm¿{Z-cw-Ka - mbv knc-bn-sem-cp-tX-ße - mbv aS-ßntbm? t]mbvt]m-b-cm-hpw, \o X∂ ]pf-I-ß-fpw....! aWw hoip∂ Im‰n¬, \n≥ Ipfn-cn-‰p˛ hogp-∂-sX≥ s]m≈p∂ t\mhn-te-bvt°m....? B t\mhns‚ P]-ame [ym\n-®p˛ F∂n-e-h-ti-jn-°pw, arZp-eX hncn-bv°-s´...! iq\y-sa≥ ]qPm-Krlw tN¿Ø-Sb - v°s´ iq\y-sa≥, IÆp-Iƒ XpS-bv°s´ hgn-bn¬, Nncn-s]bvXp \n¬°p∂p sIm®p-]q-°ƒ FhnsS Rm≥ sh®p ]qPn® kXyw....? \n≥ap-Ja - n-s∂-\n-s°-{Xh-nZ- qcw, F¶nepw \μn, Rms\s‚ Bflmhv˛ Nqgvs∂SpØm-Im¬°¬sh-b° v p∂p Rm\-Xn¬ [\y≥, inem-cq-]n-sb-¶n-epw.... IÆ-Sb - v°m-Øc - m-{Xo, t\mhp-am-bv°m-Ø˛ ]mgn-cp-´ns‚ IdpØ h{‡-ta....! \n≥ hmSnb Nncn-sbm-∂-dpØp am‰p-I.... aXn C\n, th≠ as‰-\n-bvs°m∂pw.....! 24

U. Joseph Hydraulics Lab


Johnsia K. J. S6 AEI

It was January 26. The dawn of the day was beautiful, clear and sunny, the sort of day Roshan would set out with his friends, and today they had plans to visit the nearby orphanage. After a quick wash he went downstairs to the dining hall, switched on the T. V. to watch the Republic Day parade while savouring the hot dosa his mom prepared for him. That’s when his dad, Mr. Kumar, came in after his routine jogging. The first question of the day was raised at Roshan. “What are you and your friends up to today?” “We are planning to visit the nearby orphanage.” “Oh look who is in for social service”, his father snapped at him. Then he continued hotly, “Why being a B. Tech. student have you got nothing to study? Always wandering with four other ‘good-for-nothings’ in the name of club activities. At your age I was working hard to earn a penny”. Then followed a torrent of advice with such anger that ended with, “I spend money for you to become a software engineer and not a social servant, remember that”. Mr. Kumar said that so menacingly that it incited Roshan, causing his head to throb with such force that he was at the verge of an outburst. But as always, Roshan walked away peevishly without uttering a word; totally ignoring his mother’s weak interferences to end this heated discussion and her efforts to comfort him. As he stepped out, he felt a tremendous sense of relief as if just escaped from a tiger trying to eat his head off. He slowed to a steady pace, admiring the trees on both sides of the street, very much green. This place with hardly any people, where the sun peeps through the wide branches of the huge trees, has always been his favourite spot to hang around with his friends. Just as he turned into the main road his father’s car sped past him, he wondered, “Won’t this poor man rest even on a Republic Day and think of being with his family?” In the car, watching the sprinting trees fall behind, Mr. Kumar wondered when his boy’s going to learn to be responsible. The whole day Mr. Kumar was involved in ‘light’ discussions with different clients as part of his business, while Roshan had a perfect day with the kids at the Poor Boy’s Home. Both the father and the son returned home at different times of the night. Since Roshan wanted to avoid meeting his father as he feared more unhappy encounters; he kept to his room when he heard the sound of his father’s car. After his diary entry, which is the last thing he usually did before going to bed, he stood by the open window to get a good view of the starry night with the full moon in all its glory set in the clear sky. He remembered his childhood when his father was his hero and always believed he could never err...He remembered the joy of winning his first quiz competition and how eager he was to share it with his father. But now, he rarely wished to even talk to him...Somewhere along the way he felt he had lost so dear a friend. Then he realized, of course it might be him and his own interests that have changed but dad remains the same, then and now. Mr. Kumar lay awake staring into the darkness….remembering the moment when he got his child in his hands for the first time, those small rose cheeks, and tiny fingers. He named him Roshan, his love and hope laid upon him. The happiness it brought him when Roshan got a prize for his first Olympiad exam...But then somewhere, something went wrong....He wondered, maybe it is his high hopes and expectations that distanced him from his son...causing him to forget to understand what makes his son happy....But he soon came to the conclusion that of course, this was going to take more than one night. Then sleep conquered them both......

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Jithin Xavier S6 CE

{]Xo-£-I-tfm-Sp-Wcpw Hcp s]m≥ ]pecn, XpS-ßp∂p Dt∑-j-Øn≥ IXn-scmfn hoip∂ B¿°-\n¬; XpSßp∂p Fs‚ kz]v\-ß-fnse \msf.... kqcy-tim-`-bn¬ angn Xpd∂p kz]v\-\m-sf-bn¬ Fs‚ BZysØ Im¬-shbv]v, ]p¬s°m-Sn-bn¬ a™p-Xp-≈n-Iƒ ]m¬∏p-©ncn XqIn, ta\nsb XgpIn HgpIn FØp∂p ]h\≥. kulr-Z-Øn≥ Hcp s]m≥Zn\w, hnip-≤n-X≥ s]m≥Zn\w, IÆn\p Ipfn¿a-bmbn kuμ-cy-h-Xn-bmbn \n¬°p∂p {]IrXn. ]q¿W ]cn-ip-≤n-bn¬ Hgp-InØna¿°p∂ Im´p-]q-t©m-e-Iƒ, ag-hn-√n¬ hfbw Xo¿°p∂ ag-\o¿Øp-≈n-Iƒ, B {]IrXnX≥ hc-Zm\w {]Xo-£n-°p∂ thgm-º-ep-Iƒ. e`n-°ptam F\n°v B \√-\m-sfsb? B {]Xo-£-I-fpsS \msf-sb.... \pI-cm≥ Ign-bptam B {]IrXn kuμ-cysØ AtXm, hogptam C∂sØ temI-Øn≥ NXn-°p-gn-I-fn¬. h©-\-I-fnepw kzm¿∞-X-I-fnepw apßn˛ Ønan¿°p∂ C∂sØ temI-Øn¬ hnizm-k-a-cp-tX... kplr-Øn≥ IÆp-\o¿Øp-≈n-sb-t∏mepw hniz-kn-°-cpsX A¬∏ kulr-Z-ßsf..... hniz-kn°mw \ap°v X≥ amXr-kvt\-l-sØ-sb-¶nepw kz]v\-Øn≥ \msf-bn¬ e`n-°ptam ]cn-ip-≤amw AΩ-X≥ ape-∏m¬. bp≤-ßfpw Iel-ßfpw Im]-Syhpw C√m-sØmcp temIw. ImWptam B kz]v\ \msf-bn¬ a\p-jy-Øz-Øn≥ Hcwiw? am‰p-hm≥ km[n-°ptam `qtem-I-tKm-fsØ Hcp kulrZ tKmf-ambn? k]vX kmK-c-ßsf hln°pw kz]v\ `qan, XncnsI hcptam \o? kz]v\ \msfsb kXy-Øn¬ tXcn-te-‰m≥ km[n-°ptam Cu Xqen-Ibv°v. AtXm kz]v\-ambn Xocptam B kz]v\ \msf....

Ansu Anna Abraham S4 CE

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eyond the woods, I could see two eyes, Eyes having no face, no smile, no care. Those eyes can’t see me, not of darkness... Having lost care, can’t see me. Unnoticed, unseen, unheard canto… No one could see the mandolin I had in my hands nor the cinder in my heart. All only heard the tremulous notes that flowed so easily... With great ease, they accepted my music, not me. Still unnoticed, unseen; forlorn Minerva. Feeling of being unnoticed leaves a wound... No phonal care can heal me. The darkness can’t be evaded, which repulses the feeling of noticing…. The woods which were once majestic, Now seem to be full of staring eyes. But I can’t see them, only hear them. Now I am noticed but….I don’t see them… Scuffing with my mandolin, right through the woods…..

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Ratan Naval Tata wanted a car for the people! One which

anyone could afford and lo we have the Nano ruling our roads today!! The spark behind the flames of Nano and Indica has in his name 11 honorary Doctorates from various well known universities across the globe. He has served in various capacities in organizations in India and abroad, is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry, is on the board of governors of the East-West Center, the advisory board of R&D’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy and serves on the program board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s India AIDS Initiative. Ratan Tata is the adoptive great-grandson of Tata group founder Jamsetji Tata. His parents (Naval and his first wife Sooni) separated in the mid-1940s when Ratan was seven and his younger brother Jimmy was five years old. Both he and his brother were raised by their grandmother Lady Navajbai. Ratan Tata began his schooling in Bombay at the Campion School and the Bishop Cotton School in Shimla, and finished his secondary education at the Cathedral and John Connon School. He completed his B. S. in Architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962. Later, he once stated to the press, “I always wanted to go to the United States. I didn’t go straight to Cornell; I went to America and applied from there. At that time, the College Board exams were not given in India. It was wonderful. I was a free person suddenly, in a country for some reason I always wanted to go to.” Later on he completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Harvard University in the United States. Ratan Tata is a trained architect and it was a really satisfying job for him. “I worked for a couple of years in an architect’s office; I miss being an architect because it was a very satisfying profession. But it has also served me very well in the industry. In many ways architecture is dealing with the translation of a set of

B. Nitin S6 ME-A requirements to specifications that have to find their way into how people exist in an environment, in taking a set of requirements and converting them into a usage. Architecture also involves dealing very closely with budgets; it involves a lot of attention to details and designs, all of which in one form or another have been a great boon to me as I have gone through my career.” He began his career in the Tata Group in 1962. He initially worked on the shop floor of Tata Steel, along with other blue-collar employees shoveling limestone and handling the blast furnaces. In 1991, Ratan Tata became the Chairman of Tata Industries succeeding his grandfather J. R. D. Tata. In 1998, Tata Motors came up with Tata Indica, the first truly Indian car. The car was the brainchild of Ratan Tata. Under his leadership, Tata Tea acquired Tetley, Tata Motors acquired Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel acquired Corus; which have turned Tata from a largely India-centric company into a global business, with 65% revenues coming from abroad. The creation of a low-end car was borne out of Ratan Tata’s passion to reach out to the customer at the bottom of the pyramid… “That’s what drove me – a man on a two-wheeler with a child standing in front, his wife sitting behind; add to that the wet roads – a family in potential danger. I hope to contribute to making life safer for them.” J. R. D. Tata, with whom he worked in varying degrees of closeness, shaped his thoughts. He also admires J. F. Kennedy whose thinking has influenced him in many ways. Then there were men like Professor Amar Bose, a person with high ideals and a strong value system, who had a profound impact on his thinking. Ratan Tata is a man of high integrity and a very forceful social consciousness. In his endeavors, he is not averse to taking risks and always stands for change. He always looks for younger generations to take guard of development and has immense faith in their abilities. In an interview given to a leading Business Magazine in December 2000, the then Chairman of Tata groups said: “I have a dream of Tatas being managed by a group of younger people.” Ratan Tata retired from all executive responsibility in the Tata group on 28th December 2012, which is also his 75th birthday and he is succeeded by Cyrus Mistry, the son of Pallonji Mistry and Managing Director of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Ratan Tata’s foreign affiliations include membership of the international advisory boards of the Mitsubishi Corporation, the American International Group, JP Morgan Chase and Booz Allen Hamilton. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the RAND Corporation, University of Southern California and Cornell University. He also serves as a board member on South Africa’s International Investment Council and is a member of the Asia-Pacific advisory committee for the New York Stock Exchange. Ratan Tata received the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008. In 2009, he was given an honorary knighthood, the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (K. B. E.). He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2012. Ratan Tata is indeed a visionary and has made India proud. With novel ideas like the Tata Nano, he has played a very important role in helping to increase the standard of living of the common man. The future of India is bright with leaders like Ratan Tata showing the way to success! “I don’t believe in taking right decisions....I take decisions and then make them right....” Ratan Naval Tata

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Cris Thomas S6 ECE

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arth Hour is a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on our amazing planet, and how we need to protect it. It is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. The event, conceived by WWF and the advertising agency Leo Burnett, first took place in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney’s lead, many other cities around the globe adopted the event in 2008. Earth Hour 2013 was held on March 23, 2013 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during the participants’ local time.

The purpose of Earth Hour The goal, of course, is to inspire people to reduce their energy consumption every day, not by sitting in the dark for an hour each night, but by taking simple steps that can have a dramatic effect.

History In 2004, confronted with scientific findings, WWF Australia met with advertising agency Leo Burnett to ‘discuss ideas for engaging Australians on the issue of climate change’. The idea of a large scale switch off was coined and developed in the year 2006, originally under the working title ‘The Big Flick’. WWF Australia presented their concept to Fairfax Media who along with the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore; agreed to back the event. The 2007 Earth Hour was held on 31st March in Sydney, Australia at 7:30 p.m. local time. In October 2007, San Francisco ran its own ‘Lights Out’ programme inspired by the Sydney Earth Hour. After their successful event in October, the organizers decided to rally behind the Earth Hour being planned for March 2008. With 35 countries around the world participating as official flagship cities and over 400 cities also supporting, Earth Hour 2008 was celebrated in all seven continents.

Does Earth Hour do more harm than good? More than a hundred countries participate in Earth Hour every year, and thousands of famous landmarks, from Vegas to Giza, go dark for the occasion. It’s only one hour, one day a year. Whatever energy is saved by the event would be so small as not to matter at all. In fact, because of that, the World Wildlife Fund doesn’t even keep

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track of the impact Earth Hour has on energy consumption and emissions. Nor is Earth Hour supposed to be about rejecting modern technology. The World Wildlife Fund specifically tells participants that they’re asked to shut off only non-essential lighting. That makes sense. There are three big problems with Earth Hour and the message it sends. First, some people are going to be very easily disillusioned when they find out that Earth Hour doesn’t actually do anything - on its own - to combat climate change. In fact, in places where lots of people participate, there might even be a small, temporary uptick in emissions. When power plants are forced to rapidly increase or decrease the amount of electricity they produce, they also produce more emissions, just as your car burns more fuel if you’re rapidly accelerating and decelerating than if you maintain a constant speed. So, when everybody turns the lights back on at the end of Earth Hour, it means that some power plants will have to quickly work extra hard to meet that sudden increase in demand. In order to do that, they produce more emissions than they otherwise would have. Now, just as turning your lights off for an hour won’t save the planet, this short-term increase in the emissions output of a few power plants won’t seal our fate, either. Yet there is a real risk that discovering this fact will convince some people to mistrust any effort to get them to change their energy-use behavior. The second problem with Earth Hour: it inspires a reactionary push-back from people who think the event is a rejection of modern life, an attempt to show people how much better they had it in the 19th century before that first power plant. We don’t have to go back in time to counteract climate change but an energy event that encourages people to spend an hour in the dark certainly gives that impression. Finally, although Earth Hour can make energy change seem too hard, it can simultaneously also make it seem too easy. Some people see Earth Hour and think that they’re being asked to abandon everything that makes their lives nice. Other people see it and start thinking that all they have to do is shut off some lights sometimes, and everything will be fixed. However, real change is difficult and it doesn’t really happen at home. The problem isn’t individual choices. The problem is the infrastructures that we share, infrastructures that often limit


our energy choices and incentivize wasting energy rather than conserving it. The solutions to our energy problems don’t start with individuals shutting the lights off at home. They start with public policy - the only force that can actually change how the infrastructure and shared systems work. The more we encourage people to think that change is about individual choices, the harder it is to get the real change accomplished.

If this is the case, then why participate in Earth Hour? Simple….because our brilliant planet needs you! We’re consuming three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources. And our reliance on high carbon fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas is over-heating the atmosphere and affecting the climate. It’s important to remind people that we all use a lot more energy than we’d really have to use to get the services we want. There’s room for change. It is indeed a crucial time as decisions are being taken now that will shape our energy system and climate for decades to come. In 2013, we want Governments across the globe to commit to making our electricity system virtually carbon-free by 2030. The sooner the Governments throw more weight behind renewable energy the better for all of us – financially, environmentally.

The Earth Hour Global FAQ page states: Earth Hour does not purport to be an energy/carbon reduction exercise, it is a symbolic action. Therefore, we do not engage in the measurement of energy/carbon reduction levels for the hour itself. Earth Hour is an initiative to encourage individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take accountability for their ecological footprint and engage in dialogue and resource exchange that provide real solutions to our environmental challenges. Participation in Earth Hour symbolizes a commitment to change beyond the hour.

Organizations that support Earth Hour Earth Hour is supported around the world by Woodland, the Discovery Channel, the National Hockey League, FIFA, UEFA, Manchester United, Hilton Hotels, World Organization of the Scouts Movement, UNESCO, UN Environment Programme, the International Trade Union Confederation, HSBC, Philips, The Body Shop and more.

environmental protection, the Rashtrapati Bhavan also switched off lights, so did the Prime Ministers’ residence. In 2012, Earth Hour reached more than 150 Indian cities, and touched important milestones. For the first time ever, the iconic Mysore Palace observed Earth Hour by reducing the duration of illumination of the Palace on weekends from 15 minutes to 5 minutes. This symbolic gesture sent out a powerful message not only to the citizens of the city and country, but to the thousands of international tourists who visit the Palace to witness this magnificent illumination. The Earth Hour campaign has been endorsed by celebrities such as Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Sachin Tendulkar, Dhanush; who helped increase the outreach by appealing to all to participate.

How you can get involved Now that the lights are back on, let’s work together to create a better future for the Earth. Encourage your city to take steps to make your community safer and healthier through WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge. Here are a few examples: „ Switch to energy-efficient CFL or LED lights instead of traditional incandescent bulbs. „ Turn off or unplug computers, televisions, cell-phone chargers, microwave ovens and other appliances when they’re not in use instead of leaving them on standby. „ Turn off lights when you leave a room or finish work for the day. Encourage your company or educational institution to shut off lights and unused appliances when no one is there. „ Use less hot water. This will not only save water, it will also reduce the amount of electricity you use to keep water hot. „ Get a home energy audit to help you reduce your energy consumption, and switch to green power if your utility company offers renewable energy options. Together we have the power to make change happen. Show your support for the switch to a better energy future. You’ll join hundreds of millions of people who care about protecting our amazing planet. So, it should not be for just one day, one hour. However, it must be done on every week and if possible, every day to have a significant change in our drastic climate and depleting resources.

The Journey so far in India India joined the Earth Hour movement in 2009, where 5 million Indians across 56 cities showed their support by switching off non-essential lights and saving approximately 1000 MW of power in that one hour. Hundreds of educational institutions, 100 top public and private sector organizations and governments of various cities participated. In the last three years, the campaign has grown into a national movement supported by individuals, local governments, private and public sector organizations and institutions. In 2011, individuals across 130 Indian cities participated and committed to a better lifestyle, adhering to the new phase of the campaign going beyond the hour. Over 1,000,000 students joined the movement as young environmentalists. Earth Hour penetrated beyond the urban and educated masses alone, witnessing participation from tier II and III cities, and villages with no access to basic energy requirements. Local governments, state and city officials inspired citizens to observe Earth Hour, leading by example and switching off lights in the State Chief Minister’s residence and important landmarks across the state. Reiterating India’s sincere commitment towards

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In ever loving memory of our beloved John Punnen sir who guided us in every way possible, we love you sir. Prince, Gijo, Vinvy and Rohith finished their show with ‘Killing in the name’. Saintgits experienced a high like never before, the crowd was madly enjoying the show….Those four legends proved the strength of EV-11 once again….The show was etched in history. People never expected the rock band of Saintgits to be a constantly evolving pool of talents. Needless to say, they rocked Saintgits to the core and put up a hell of a show before signing off. The key of TAMA, the EV-11 ‘baton’ had been passed on to Rejo by the legends. In the year 2013, Saintgits bore witness to the rise of some of the best talents ever in EV11. The band started practice earlier in the semester retaining the drummer Legend Das (Robin M. Das), sweet vocalist Eapen (Rejo Eapen) in addition to some highly talented new faces in the EV-11 family…..Abino John the lead guitarist, Winny the rhythm guitarist and AJ (Akhil Ji) who joined the band as a guitarist but eventually became a vocalist. A few old pals of EV-11 also joined the band; Binoj on the keyboard, Justin on bass and Robin Joseph as a vocalist completed the band lineup. Struggles were aplenty initially because it was not the legendary EV-11…..but just a group of old school buddies, fighting and arguing with each other. A group not mighty enough to carry on the EV-11 legacy and the word of mouth was that “They won’t make it this time”. EV-11 was facing a threat of falling apart as we had no clue on what to perform for the D-day, ‘Nakshatra 2k13’. All doors seemed to be closed in front of us except one …which was the EV-11 Reboot, a true inspiration. We could say they were angels. They pumped up the energy levels beyond compare. The entire EV -11 family got together again in Saintgits to blow everyone’s mind off with hard core rock. We got a chance to meet the EV-11 ‘owners’……Mathew, Sibi, Christy, Bijoy, Aaron and Disney who started EV-11 ten years back……The legends we had only heard about….. They came, they rocked……and they showed us one thing…… one and only one thing….

‘Anything for EV-11’ It was enough to lift up our spirits. We were no longer just friends, we became family….we were not just any ordinary band……We are, ‘THE EV-11’. The songs were selected, late night practice sessions increased as days passed by…..every one played selflessly…..and together we played for EV-11 with only one thing in our mind ‘Anything for EV-11’. The D-day arrived, it was time to perform and we planned something to divert the attention of the Saintgits crowd. We made the right choice and that was MSF. The MSF (Mad Steps Factory) crew gave us an amazing introduction; they rocked the stage with their vibrant moves. Finally, the EV-11 entry….there were cheers everywhere… Along with the beats of the ‘Legend on the Drums’ Das, rhythm by the stone cold player Winny, the breath taking leads of Abino and bass from Justin; we unleashed our beasts Robin, Eapen and AJ….They turned the stage upside down…..We were totally mad when we got onto the stage and had 0% stage fear, as the overwhelming support from the crowd pulled us along. First up was ‘Holiday’ performed by Green Day (American Idiot), led by Robin Joseph and supported by Eapen and AJ. The next two songs, ‘Let the bodies hit the floor’ and ‘Sad but true’ by our promising vocalist AJ, helped to showcase the heavy metal face of EV-11. The Drummer boy, the most senior member in the band (4 years running), rocked the stage with a drums solo beyond compare. Later, we changed the style of songs by performing a soft rock called ‘Undignified’ by Chris Tomlin. Rejo Eapen with his amazing vocals delivered a magical performance. The last two songs were sung by Robin Joseph, where we tried something different by adding a Hindi song from the movie ‘Rock On’. The show winded up with a totally different Malayalam song composed by the famous indigenous band ‘Vidwan’. With the final song, EV-11 had done it again. We had rewritten history. Even our harshest critics gave us a standing ovation. Those who thought we wouldn’t make it this far just stayed there and clapped….We saw it written on those faces, we had delivered an hour of pure awesomeness.

NAKSHATRA 2K14 EV-11 SHOW Players: *****Unknown***** Play list: *****Unknown***** No one can predict the future……but we are not afraid to state the following…. EV-11 was here before any of us….It is here with us….and it will be here 4 EVER!!! So…This is EV-11 signing off until next time. -Gracious- EV-11 team P. S. I would like to say one last thing: all that you find in us is nothing but the blessings of our God. When I look back at my life in SAINTGITS, it’s something that cannot be put in words and Nakshatra 2k13 proved to be a milestone in our journey together. Rejo Eapen S8 CSE

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Carol Abraham S4 ME-A

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‰v sdUn... Hm¨en t^m¿´n an\n‰vkv tam¿.... Xs‚ samss_-en-\p-≈n-te°v Iam≥U¿ Ben-^J v ms‚ Ah-km\ ktμ-ihpw FØn-bn-cn-°p-∂p. C\n F\n°o `qan-bn¬ Ahti-jn--®n-cn-°p-∂Xv shdpw \m¬∏Xv an\n-‰p-Iƒ am{Xw... AXn\p-tijw ??? AtXmsS \m¬]Xv h¿jw \o≠ Cu \in® `qan-bn-se, Ien-bp-K-Ønse Pohn-X-Øn\v hncm-aw... Fs‚ ico-cØ - n\p Np‰pw Dd-∏n--®n-cn-°p∂ D{K-ktv ^m-SI - h - k - X v p-°ƒs°m∏w C≥Uy≥ {][m-\-a-{¥nbpw Hcp XotKm-f-ambn amdpw.... CXv A\n-hm-cy-amb hn[n-bm-Wv... Rm≥ Hcp Nmthdm-Wv... Nmhm-\mbn hn[n-°-s∏-´-h≥. F∂n¬ kpJ-Zpx-J-ßfn-√... hnIm-c-hn-Nm-c-ß-fn-√... BsI-bp-≈Xv Fs∂ Rm\m°nb Fs‚ {]ÿm-\t- Øm-Sp≈ IS-∏mSv am{Xw. C∂sØ ao‰nw-Kn¬ {][m\-a-{¥n-tbmsSm∏w Rm\pw Hcp Hm¿Ω-bmIpw.... ]t£ Bcpw Hm¿°m≥t]mepw CjvS-s∏-SmØ Hcp Hm¿Ω.... CXv Rß-fpsS {]ÿm-\sØ ]gn-®-h¿°p≈ adp]-Sn-bm-Wv. ap…ow kap-Zm-bsØ apgp-h≥ Xo{h-hm-Zn-I-sf∂v ap{Z-Ip-Øn-b... s\‰n-bn¬ \nkvImc Xg-ºp-≈-h-sc-sb√mw Nmth-dp-I-fmbn IW-°m-°nb Cu \in® kaqlØn-\p≈ Rß-fpsS tNmc-bn¬ Nph-∏n® kΩm-\a - mWv .... Fs∂-t∏mep-≈-h¿.... Cu kaq-lsØ shdp-°p-∂-h¿ Xo{h-hm-Zn-Iƒ am{X-amtWm? Aß-s\-b-√.... ssaXm-\-th-Zn-bn-te°v Xm≥ \o´nb ]®-t\m-´p-Ifpw hmßn kemw km_v ]d™v ISØn-hn´ B t]meo-kp-Im-c≥... Abmfpw Hcp IW-°n¬ Xo{hhm-Zn-Xs - ∂-bt√?? ]W-tØm-Sp≈ B¿Øn Abm-fpsS \oXnt_m-[sØ IdpØ XpWn-bm¬ ad-®pthm??... Adn-bn√. ]t£ Fs‚ apºn-en-cn-bv°p∂ Cu kpμ-cn-°p´n... ]√n-√mØ tamW-Im-´n-bp≈ Ah-fpsS Nncn.... Iptd t\c-ambn Ah-sfs∂ Xs∂ t\m°p∂p!!! F∂n¬ BI¿jI-ambn tXm∂m≥ F¥m-Wp-≈Xv?? hc-≠p-W-ßnb Im_qfnse Idp-∏p-]m-Sß - f - nse Ccp-]Xp h¿jsØ PohnXw kΩm\n® Idp-∏p-I-e¿∂ \ndtam?? AtXm Ae-£y-amb Fs‚ PohnXw t]mse apJ-amsI ]S¿∂p-I-b-dnb sNfn ]pc≠ XmSntbm??... AtXm ]cn-io-e-\-th-f-I-fn¬ Iam≥U¿am¿ kΩm-\n® s\‰n-bnse Xp∂¬∏m-Sp-Itfm.... AtXm Nmthdns‚ am{Xw khn-ti-jX - b - mb Igp-Øn¬ Xqßn-bm-Sp∂ kbss\Uv Ip∏n-tbm...?? F¥mWv Ahƒ°n-{X-am{Xw t\m°m\p-≈-Xv.... AΩ-bpsS ssIbn¬\n∂pw Du¿∂n-dßn Ahƒ Fs‚ ASp-tØbv°v HmSn h∂-Xv, Rm≥ \o´nb tNm°-te‰v Hcp aSn-tbm-Sp-IqSn hmßn-b-Xv.... AXns‚ Ih¿ s]m´n-°m-\dn-bmsX k¶-S-tØmsS Fs‚ t\sc \o´n-b-Xv.... Rm≥ s]m´n® Ih-dn¬ \n∂pw Bth-i-tØmsS Ahƒ a[pcw \pW- ™ - X v . ... F¥n- \ m- b n- c p∂p AXv ? ?.. Ah- s fs‚ BcmWv??... ]t£ H∂p≠v Ah-sfs∂ `qX-Im-e-Ønse IdpØ Hm¿Ω-I-fn-te°v Iq´n-s°m-≠p-t]m-hp-∂p. Fs‚ a\- nse GtXm Hcp tImWn¬ Rm≥ Ipgn®p-aq-Snb B \in® Hm¿Ω-Iƒ. AXv Rm\m-{K-ln°m™n´pw Fs‚-bp-≈n¬ XnI-´n-h-cp-∂p.... B sIm®p s]¨Ip-´nsb Rm≥ CXn\p ap≥]v FhnsStbm I≠n-´nt√?? D≠v... Fs‚ CØ-bpsS tamƒ ]mØp-Ω-bpsS AtX-{]mbw..... ]t£

Ah¿ Ah-cmcpw C∂v Xt∂m-sSm-∏-an-√... Ccp-]-Xp-h¿jw apºp \S∂ apwss_ kvt^mS\ ]c-º-c-bpsS _m°n-]{Xw... 1993 am¿®v 12 \v \S∂, 257 Bfp-I-fpsS ac-W-Øn\v Imc-W-amb B \in® kw`-hw..... ]t£ F¥mWv Rm\pw Fs‚ IpSpw-_hpw AhtcmSv sNbvXXv?? kvt^mS-\-Øn¬ XI¿∂ Ah-in-jvS߃s°-hn-sS-tbm-\n∂p In´nb hm∏-bpsS ssek≥kv!!! Hcp ]t£ AXv Ahn-sS-h®v hm∏bv°p ssItamiw h∂Xm-hmw..... AtXm IØn-thjw sI´n-bm-Sp∂ hn[n-bpsS {Iqc-amb Xam-itbm??? Aßs\ R߃ Xo{h-hm-Zn-Isf klm-bn-®-h-cmbn... amXr-cm-PysØ H‰p-sIm-Sp-Ø-h-cm-bn... akvPnZv Poh\-°m-c-\mb apl-Ω-Zv-A-enbpw `mcy \kvdn-bbpw Xo{h-hmZn-If - m-bn-amdn.... ssk\nI kvIqƒ hnZym¿∞nbmb Rm\pw, `¿Ømhp acn® Fs‚ CØbpw Xo{h-hm-Zn-I-fpsS a°-fmbn..... s\‰n-bn¬ \nkvIm-c-X-g-ºp-≈-h-sc-sb√mw Ccp-º-gn°p-≈n-em-°m≥ a’-cn® \nb-a-Øn\p ap∂n¬ R߃ Xo{h-hm-Zn-I-fmbn amdn.... ssk\nI kvIqfnse Unkvakv se‰-dp-ambn ho´n-se-Ønb Fs∂ GXn-tc-‰Xv hoSns‚ DΩdØv sh≈ ]pX-∏n® \mev ih-i-co-c-ß-fm-bn-cp-∂p...... Btcm ]d-bp-∂Xp tI´p... C∂se cm{Xn-bn-em-bn-cp-∂p... hnjw D≈n¬ sNs∂∂m t]mÃvam¿´w \S-Ønb tUmIvS¿ ]d-™Xv...... B sIm®p-Ip-™n-s\-sb-¶nepw apl-Ω-Zn\p _m°n-bm-°m-am-bn-cp-∂p. B.... kz¥w cmPysØ H‰p-sImSp-°p-∂-h¿°v CXm-W-h-km-\w... k¿Δ \nb-{¥-Whpw hn´ Rm≥ F¥mWv sNbvXsX∂v Hm¿°m≥ km[n-°p-∂n-√.... ]t£ tem°-∏n¬ \n∂pw ]pd-Øn-d-ßnb Fs‚ t\sc \o≠ apJ-ß-fn¬ Imcp-Wytam kvt\ltam C√m-bn-cp-∂p.... D≈Xv shdp∏pw Ah-⁄bpw am{Xw.... A∂-hnsS \n∂v h≠nIb-dp-tºmƒ Iøn¬ D≠m-bn-cp-∂Xv ]mØp-Ωbv°v Xm≥ kΩm-\n® B ]mh-am{Xw... \o≠ Ccp-]Xp h¿jw!!! AXv Xs∂bpw Hcp Xo{h- h m- Z n- b m- ° n... acp- ` q- a n- b nse ]´n- W nbv ° pw Iam≥U¿am-cpsS Bt{Im-iß - ƒ°pw Xs‚ D≈nse shdp∏ns‚ hocyw Iq´ms\ Ign-™p-≈p.... Fs∂ shdp-t∏msS I≠.... Fs‚ IpSpw-_sØ Xo{h-hm-Zn-I-sf∂v ap{Z-Ip-Ønb.... Cu \in® kaq-l-Øn-\p≈ tNmc-bn¬ IpXn¿Ø adp-]-Sn....

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]t£ Cu s]¨Ip-´n.... _meyw hnSmØ AhfpsS \njvI-f-¶-amb Nncn.... AsXs∂ h√msX Iogvs∏SpØp-∂p.... Ch-sf-t]mse H∂p-a-dn-bmØ Bbn-c-߃ Cu ssaXm- \ - Ø p- ≠ v . ... Ah¿ Ft∂mSv F¥p sX‰mWv sNbvXXv??? Acp-Xv... Cu hI Nn¥-Iƒ H∂pw ]mSn-√. a\ ns\ im¥-am-°-Ww... Xm≥ Hcp Nmth-dm-Wv..... X∂n¬ \nd-th-dp-∂Xv Xs‚ XmXv]-cy-ß-f-√.... Xs‚ {]ÿm-\Øns‚ Aen-JnX \nb-a-ß-fm-Wv... ]t£ B s]¨Ip´n... Ahƒ Xs‚ ]mØp-Ω-X-s∂bmtWm???.... Xs‚ hnc¬Øp-ºn¬ Xqßn-\-S∂ Xs‚ ]mØp-Ω.... ssaXm-\t- Øbv°v IS-∂p-h∂ hml-\h - yq-lØ - n¬ \n∂v {][m-\-a{¥n ]pd-Øn-d-ßn... Xm≥ Ct∏mƒ At±-l-

Asha Elizabeth Sunny S6 CE Xncn-™p-t\m-°p-hm-\nS h∂n-´n-s√m-cn-°epw, AXn-\m-sb≥ a\w {ian-®n-´n-s√m-cn-°epw. Ime-ßt- fsd IS-∂p-t]m-bX - m-ao, Zn\-ßt- fsd sImgn-™p-ho-WX - m-ao, sshInb thf-bn¬, PohnX kmbm-”-Øn¬, A\n-hm-cy-am-sWmcp Xncn-™p-t\m´w. \o h∂ hgn, \o ]n∂n´ \mƒh-gn-Iƒ XpW-tb-In, Icp-tØ-In, ssIØm-ßm- bv. \n≥ IqsS \n∂-h¿, IqsS \S-∂-h¿, Hm¿°p-∂pthm \otbm-tcm-t∂m-tcm-∂mbv. a\- nse then-tb-‰-ß-fn¬ Hs∂m-∂mbv. amdn-a-dbp-∂p-thm? an∂n-am-bp-∂pthm? tNmZy-߃ [mcm-fa - p-≠mImw \n≥ apºn¬ AXn-\m-bp≈ DØ-cß - tfm hnc-fw. tIƒ°p∂p Rms\≥ a\- n¬ i_vZw; Ft∂mSp a{¥n-°p∂p F≥ a\w; ]n∂n´ Ime-sØ-∏‰n Nn¥n-°p-hm-\p≈, ka-b-sa-Øn-bn-´n-√-bn-t∏mƒ, ]n∂nSphm-\p≈, hgn-I-sf-°p-dn®v thWw \o Nn¥n-°p-hm≥, AXn-\mbv thWw \o {]b-Xv\n-°p-hm≥, C{Xbpw ITn-\amw tNmZy-߃ t\cn-Sp-hm-\p≈ Ime-sa-Øp-tºmƒ, \ob-dn-bmsX AXn-\m-bp≈, DØ-c-ß-fp-saØpw \n∂n-te°v. Ct∏mƒ \n≥ ap∂n-ep≈ ]mX-bn-eqsS Znim-t_m-[t- ØmsS, \n≥ e£y-Øn-\mbv, k©-cn-°q, FØn-∏n-Sn°q Db-c-ß-sf. F√mw Ign™v im¥-am-sbmcp Zn\w Rm≥ hcpw \n≥ ap≥]n¬, CtX tNmZy-ßf - p-ambv \n≥ Pohn-Xk - m-bm-”Ø - n¬. CXp \n≥ Pohn-X-Øn≥ {]`m-X-Imew Bkz-Zn°q Cu a™n≥ IWhpw t\¿Ø Im‰pw Hmtcm kqcy-c-ivanbpw apg-ßp∂p Ct∏m-gp-sa≥ ImXp-I-fn¬ F≥ a\- n¬ ZrVamw i_vZw. 34

Øn\p hfsc ASp-Øm-Wv..... CXmWv G‰hpw A\p-tbmPy-amb ka-bw... Ac-bn¬ Dd-∏n-®n-cn-°p∂ s_¬‰nse _´Wn¬ hnc-e-a¿tØ≠ ka-b-am-bn... C√ F\n-°-Xn\p Ignbn-√.... H∂p-ad - n-bmØ Bbn-cß - sf sIms∂mSp-°m≥ F\n°m-hn-√... Rm≥ aS-ßp-I-bm-Wv.... ]cm-P-b-s∏´ Hcp ZuXyhp-am-bn..... ]t£ Cu aS°w shdp-sX-b-√.... B s]¨Ip´n-bpsS apJsØ Nncn!! AXv Fs‚ a\- n\p \¬Inb Bizmkw hep-Xm-W.v Pohn-XØ - n¬ Rms\mcp \∑ sNbvXncn-°p-∂p. Nmth-dmb Rm≥ Fs‚ {]ÿm-\t- ØmSp sNbvX NXn-bmhmw CXv.... aSßn sN√p∂ Fs∂ ImØv XoXp∏p∂ tXm°p-Iƒ D≠m-hmw... ]t£ B \njvI-f-¶-amb Nncn...... AXp-am{Xw aXn.... Ccp-]-Xp-h¿j-°m-esØ Cu \in® Pohn-X-Øn¬ Hcp \∑-sb-¶nepw D≠m-h-s´. A√m-lv......


Remya Krishnan S. S6 CSE

kap-{Z-\n-c-∏n¬ \n∂pw 1500 ASn Db-c-Øn¬ Ip∂p-Ifpw ae-Ifpw \nd-™, `qan-bnse Hcp kz¿§-amWv _nKv au≠v F∂ {Kmaw. apf- ¶ - º p--I ƒsIm≠v \n¿Ωn® hoSp- I ƒ AXns‚ ss]XrI Nn”-ß-fm-Wv. ‘kp\m-an-Øn-cI - f - n¬s∏´v \K-cØ - ns‚ hen-sbm-cp-`mKw A{]-Xy-£-am-bn-cn-°p∂p’ F∂ sR´n-°p∂ hm¿Ø-bmWv sle≥ F∂ F´p-hb -   - p-Im-cnsb \yqkvt]-∏d - ns‚ Xmfp-Ifn-tebv°v BI¿jn-®-Xv. IS-ens‚ cm£kØn-c-am-e-Iƒ hngp-ßn-°-f™ Hcp \K-c-Øns‚ Ah-ti-jn-°p∂ cq]w B s]¨Ip-´nsb icn°pw `b-s∏-Sp-Øn. Ip∂n≥ap-I-fn¬ \n∂p t\m°n-bm¬ Zqsc-sbtßm ]c-∂p-In-S-°p∂ im¥amb Hcp ImgvN-am-{XamWv kap{Zw sle-\v. F∂pw FØn∏n-Sn-°m-\m-{K-ln-®n-cp∂ Ah-fpsS kz]v\a - m-bn-cp∂ IS-ens‚ cu{Z-`mhw Ahƒ°v hniz-kn-°m-\m-bn-cp-∂n-√. sle≥ Ip∂n≥ap-If - n¬ sN∂p Zqtcbv°p t\m°n C{X im¥-am-bp-d-ßp∂ IS-ens‚ Xnc-am-e-Iƒ Fß-s\-bmWv cm£-k∑ - m-cm-Ip-∂Xv? Aº-c∏pw `bhpw \nd™ Ah-fpsS IÆp-Iƒ IS-ens‚ `oXn-Zm-b-I-amb apJw tXSp-I-bm-bn-cp∂p. Xs‚ Im¬Np-h´- n¬ Xnc-am-eI - f - psS kv]¿i\-w Ahƒ°v A\p-`-h-s∏-´p. icn°pw IS¬ Hcp cm£-k-\mbn amdn-bn-cn°ptam? Hcp sR´-temsS Ahƒ ho´n-te-bvt°m-Sn. A—\pw AΩbpw F√m-hcpw ]cn-{`m-¥-cmbn \n¬°p-∂p. Ft¥m henb B]Øv hcp-∂-Xp-t]mse Ab¬ho-Sp-I-fn¬ \n∂pw Bfp-Iƒ ]em-b\w sNøp-∂p.. “C\n Aev]-k-abw IqSn am{Xta _m°n-bp-≈q. F{Xbpw thKw c£-s∏-SW - w.” _lf-߃°n-Sb - n¬ A—≥ AΩ-tbmSv sas√ ]d-bp-∂Xp tI´p.... AtX, IS¬ ho≠pw cm£k-\m-Ip-Ib - m-W.v . Cu hoSpw Xs∂bp-sa√mw AXp hngp-ßn-°-f-bp-sa-t∂m¿Ø-t∏mƒ sle\v Np‰pw Ccp´p ]c-∂X - p-t]mse tXm∂n. Ahƒ P\m-eb - n-eqsS Np‰p-]mSpw ItÆm-Sn-®p. ASpØ IpSn-en¬ \n∂pw Krl-\m-Y≥ `mcy-tbbpw a°tfbpw c£-s∏-SpØn Hcp sNdnb hml-\-Øn¬ sRcpßn Ftßm-t´m-t]m-Ip-tºmƒ, Abm-fpsS hr≤-\mb ]nXmhv Ccp´p-ap-dn-bn¬ X\n®v Xnc-am-e-Iƒ°p sNhn-tbm¿Øp InS-°pI-bm-bn-cp-∂p. Xte-∂p-hsc s]m∂p-t]mse hf¿Øn-bn-cp∂ Xs‚ IpXnc-Isf H∂n-s\-t∏mepw c£n-°m≥ {ian-°m-sX-bmWv IpXn-c-°m-c≥ kz¥w Poh-\p-th≠n HmSn-b-Xv. hcm≥ t]mIp∂ Zpc-¥-Øns‚ kqN\ Adn-s™-t∂mWw IpXn-cIƒ hfsc Zb-\o-b-ambn Ic-bp-∂p-≠m-bn-cp-∂p.

Xs‚ kºm-Zy-sa√mw sNe-h-gn-®p-≠m-°nb aWn-amfnI Dt]-£n®p ]em-b\w sNøp∂ [\n-I≥ sle\v Hcp IuXp-Ia - mbn tXm∂n. H∏w F√mw Ah-km-\n-°m≥ t]mIpI-bm-sW∂ `bhpw Ahsf Iog-S-°m≥ XpS-ßn. Xs‚ G‰hpw {]nb-s∏´ a™ Iºn-fn-sØm∏n Iøn-se-Sp-Øp... AXn-\p-th≠n hmin-]nSn® Iq´p-Im-cnsb Ahƒ Hm¿Øp. AXv Ahƒ°v \¬tI- ≠ n- b n- c p- ∂ p- s h∂v sle\p tXm∂n..... henb Xnc-am-e-IfpsS i_vZw ASp-Ø-Sp-Øp-hcp∂p. sh≈w ap‰w apgp-h≥ ap°n-bn-cn-°p-∂p. ap‰Øp \n∂ncp∂ Xs‚ {]nb-s∏´ en√n-∏q-°ƒ sh≈-Øn-\-Sn-bn-te°p Xmgp-∂Xp sle≥ `b-tØmsS t\m°n-\n-∂p. hmXn¬ Ahƒ B™-S® - p. B¿Ø-e® Xnc-am-eI - sf XS-bm≥ B hmXn-en\p Ign-bp-sa∂v Ahƒ hniz-kn-®n-cn-°mw. ]t£ At∏m- t gbv ° pw cm£- k - Ø n- c - a m- e - I ƒ B hoSns\ XI¿sØ-dn-™p. sle≥ sR´n-bp-W¿∂p \ne-hn-fn-®p-t]mbn. ]t£ i_vZw ]pd-tØbv°p h∂n-√. sh≈-Øn-\-Snbn¬ i_vZw tIƒ°nt√? Ahƒ Xmtgbv°p t\m°n..... C√.... sh≈w AI-tØbv°p Ib-dn-bn-´n√. HmSn-°n-X®p ap‰Øp sN∂p t\m°n. en√n-∏q-°ƒ Ahn-sS-Ø-s∂-bp≠v. IpSn-ense hr≤\pw Krl-\m-Y\pw IpXn-c-°mc\pw IpXn-c-Ifpw Ip∂pw aebpsa√mw AhnsS-Øs - ∂-bp-≠.v 1500 ASn XmgvNb - n-ep≈ Xs‚ A¤p-X-amb IS¬, Hcn-°epw `b-s∏-Sp-Øn√ F∂v Ahƒ Biz-kn-®p.

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Vishnu Kr. Madappally S4 CSE

SAINTGITS has gifted me so many things, ‘MSF’ is one of the best among them. Being a Saintgitsian and part of a crew like MSF is truly awesome!! This is not just an article; it’s the STORY of our crew, ‘Team MSF- Mad Steps Factory’. It was our first year, my buddies Avinash Jayan and Richu Jacob told me about showcasing a dance on Freshers Day & I said, “Yeah!”. We planned a dance with a new dimension to the lyrics of ‘International Love’. That was the beginning of a new ‘Dance Terminology’. The very next year, we completed the lineup with Sinu Jacob Mathew (EC), Dean & Davie (ME), Boney Thomas Varghese (ME) and Razin Mothi (EC). We started our practice. It was the Jabba mix with some additional choreo by us. Our crew was complete with Sajith being the final addition. 16th March 2012 - NAKSHATRA ’12 It was HUGE!! Our dance was an above-board HIT!! As time passed, on a fine January evening of 2013, we were planning our next dance for NAKSHATRA. Anoop chettan of S6 approached us and asked about doing an intro for the promo dance of NAKSHATRA ’13. We agreed!! We extended the crew a little bit. Ashiq (ME) and Aldus (AEI) joined us. The best part was the practice sessions loaded with lots of laughter and awesome music. We were in need of the right name for our crew. At that time, Sinu’s friend Mileva Saldnana (Pune, Maharashtra) suggested the name ‘MAD STEPS FACTORY’.

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Days passed by. All of us were in the hangover of the promo dance when Gautham chettan came and told us that the screening for NAKSHATRA is on the next day!! Another guy was waiting for our call, Vivek John (ME). By God’s grace, we cleared screening and then it was SHOW TIME!! The fest - NAKSHATRA’13 - we paid a lot.....lt was the worst ever day of MSF. Not only did our programme get postponed twice, even the music stopped in between, not once but three times!! We were finished.....No one could understand the feelings we were going through. All of our batch mates consoled us but we felt as though the whole universe had conspired against us. It was fate, everything ended in a moment…But that day, we realized one thing….SAINTGITS loves us...The support and love shown by all of our friends, seniors was priceless!! After few days, everyone asked us to go and participate in the nearby colleges too....We approached Dinson David Kurian a.k.a. Dinkan! He is one of the most dynamic dancers of ‘HELL RAISERZ’, our seniors’ dance crew. They were one of the best dance teams in Kerala of the previous season. Dinson chettan started training us. lt was a bit difficult to train under him (even though we enjoyed it). We were all set to participate in Choreo Night at M. A. College of Engg., Kothamangalam. Unfortunately, we were not able to go there. However….God had other plans for us!!


Some days later, Dinson chettan told us that we were shortlisted for Choreo Night at NIT, Calicut. No words can express the feelings and excitement at that moment! It was our very first performance outside college. To perform at NIT, Calicut was such a dream for us!! RAGAM - South India’s second largest techno cultural festival, where teams from all over India compete. So, we resumed our training. This time our senior, Jubin also joined Dinson chettan to train us and our dancing skills reached a whole new level. Jubin chettan accompanied us to Calicut. On Choreo Night, we got to know that the opening dance of Choreo Night ’13 is ours!! We competed with South India’s best dance

teams like MBCET, NIFT Bangalore, CET, MIT and VIT. The crowd support for us was amazing. The only other team which got such support was INA (Indian Naval Academy). They were awesome!! It was a great experience to perform in such an arena and witness the mind blowing performances of teams from all over India. This is something we will cherish our whole life. Along with Pratitya ’13 came ‘Srishti’ - the Inter Collegiate fest at Mount Zion College of Engg., Pathanamthitta. We took the risk by shuffling both competitions. However, our risk paid off. We competed with eight teams and emerged the winners! Now, we are planning to hire a choreographer, promising a brand new and vibrant Avatar for the next season. Once again thanking everyone for their love and support!! Special thanks to Dinson chettan and Jubin chettan. You both helped us a lot, love you both. Jayakrishnan (our Editor), Cyril (our photographer) and all our batch mates….you guys made us....It’s all because of you. I don’t know what else to say.....but I would like to believe that, ‘This is just the beginning of something beautiful’ because I know that what we started in Saintgits is not gonna end. (Well, I hope so!!) Thanks once again to all our seniors, batch mates and our dear friends who supported us... You guys are really awesome!! Love you all....

Aneesh H. Nair S6 ME-A “Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain Vijay Singh. We are sorry for the four hour delay owing to bad weather. We will be taking off within one hour. Our destination will be Singapore but we may land anywhere shortly after taking off. If Lady Luck smiles on you; you may even land in your own village, town or city. Fasten your seat belts and those who do not have a seat belt, kindly take out your own belt and fasten it firmly around yourself. Today’s Feature film, ‘Hands of My Chutney’ will not be shown as we forgot to record it from the T.V. However, for your viewing pleasure, we can fly beside Singapore Airlines so that you can watch their movie through the side windows. Have a pleasant flight. If we don’t meet again, don’t worry; let us meet in Heaven…… THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO FLY YOUR OWN NATIONAL CARRIER!”

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Saintgits Engineering Students Association SESA, the Saintgits Engineering Students Association, 20122013, was formed on 29 th September, 2012, promising Saintgits a very eventful and memorable academic year. SESA has always aimed to bridge the gap between the students and the management. The steering committee for SESA swore in with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. The staff in-charge Dr. Jaimol Thomas, EEE department led the oath taking ceremony. The office bearers elected for the year were: Mr. Ananthu Shaji, Chairman, S7 CSE Ms. Anjana Pradeep, Vice-Chairman, S7 CSE Mr. Vinod Varghese Mathew, General Secretary, S7 ME-B Ms. Aparna Sunil, Arts Club Secretary, S5 CE Mr. Alex P. Mathew, Sports Captain, S5 CE Mr. Mathew Joseph, Magazine Editor, S5 EEE Mr. Bibin K Baby, Literary Club Secretary, S5 ME-A Ms. Annu Kuruvilla, University Representative, S5 EEE Mr. Mani Kunnathettu, Executive Council Member, S3 EC Mr. Jithu Vino Jose, Executive Council Member, FY-E

to 9:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. The college bus facility to Mandiram junction, for hostellers on Friday evening was arranged by considering the request from SESA. A First-Aid center with full time doctor facility was also sanctioned. SESA used the change in timing effectively. Literary activities were conducted on Friday during the lunch breaks. SESA, for the first time, conducted group wise inter-house games. A beautiful crib adorned the lobby during Christmas, for the first time in campus. The next event under its wing was the SPORTS DAY, which was held on 13th February, 2013. This year, Sports Day was organized with full vigour and it succeeded in developing the true spirit of a sportsman. The new sports events this time were: Inter Collegiate Chess Tournament CHATHURANG’13, Inter house competitions for Badminton, Table Tennis & Chess and MINTONETTE’13 the Inter Collegiate Volleyball Tournament. With the introduction of house-wise jerseys, the college wore a festival look.

After the swearing in ceremony, the SESA committee got together to elect the core-committee for NAKSHATRA’13. Mr. Bonnie Varghese,S5 ME-A, was the Project Manager, Mr. Dickson Thomas, S5 AEI and Mr. Jithin Joseph, S5 CE, were the Assistant Project Managers.

The stars of Saintgits shone brightest on the 28th of February and 1 st of March, 2013, during the grand occasion of NAKSHATRA. The core committee, under the guidance of SESA, left no stones unturned in ensuring that when the curtains were raised to unveil the gala, multitudes would be pulled to Saintgits in awe!

SESA unfolded an array of events, starting with the FRESHER’S DAY - the most awaited event in a senior’s calendar which was celebrated with enormous fervour. The new-comers entertained and kept the crowd alive with their platoon of talents.

All’s well that ends well. On April 3rd, 2013, Saintgits bore witness to a scintillating experience when the stars of PRATITYA emerged to break the camouflage of hidden talents. The highlights of the day were Malayali Manka, Star of Saintgits and four new events.

The prime in the agenda of SESA this year was to address the grievances of students. SESA had a major hand in coaxing the management in rescheduling the college timing. It was revised

PRATITYA marked the signing off of SESA on a high, happy and energetic note. SESA 2012-2013, set a very high standard for the coming SESA team.

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Rohith Daniel S6 ECE

23 rd December 2012 – Sachin Tendulkar announces his retirement from ODI cricket. People say, “The incidents that occur during your childhood tend to follow you for a very long time.” 16 years ago, I fell in love with the number 10 jersey. I consider myself extremely lucky and privileged to have watched him play. The commitment, hard work and determination that he has been showing for the past 23 years is an example for any individual who dreams of success. Sachin’s game has always been a mixture of three – Balance, Precision and Anticipation. He can score all around the wicket, has the temperament and ability to score runs depending on the situation and pitch conditions.

SHARJAH 1998 The ‘sandstorm innings’ will always remain my favourite. Watching him single-handedly destroy the mighty Aussies was simply unbelievable. ‘After a sandstorm disrupted play, India faced a revised target of 237 in 46 overs to qualify for the final. The middle order collapsed,

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leaving Tendulkar alone to take the team home. The heat was unbearable but a determined Tendulkar took the adverse conditions in his stride and saw the team home by smashing five sixes and nine fours.’- BBC Sachin with his back-to-back blazing hundreds destroyed Australia and helped India qualify for the final and win it.

WORLD CUP 2003 Sachin bludgeoned away a Pakistani pace attack featuring Akram, Younis and Akhtar to score 98 off 75 and help India win a much hyped match. Though Sachin could not sleep well for 12 nights prior to the match, he showed no anxiety during the match. Although Sachin missed a ton, he sealed the game by the 28th over. He was completely disappointed when he got out to a shortpitch delivery in the final. But Sachin won the ‘Man of the Tournament’ award and his words after the game tell the world that he has always been a team player. “I would have been happier if my team had won.” Sachin keeps his ‘Man of the Tournament’ award at his restaurant in Mumbai.


THE DOUBLE Sachin, also known as the ‘little master’ became the first man in the history of ODI cricket to score a double hundred, scoring it against a very classy pace bowling attack. The artist in Sachin was in full flow, his shots and placements were impeccable. Steyn was made to look very ordinary by Sachin’s brilliance. He ran swiftly between the wickets and scored 100 runs from 4’s alone. A squirt to backward point got him to the double hundred, a feat which took 40 years, since the inception of ODI’s. ‘As the crowd erupted with unbridled joy, Tendulkar, tired but composed, took off his helmet, looked skyward, closed his eyes to offer a silent prayer. ’ – Times of India

”It does not matter how many hundreds you score, you still have to grind it out.”- Sachin Sachin’s golden arm was inflicted with the tennis elbow operation, that prevented him from bowling; but he always obliged to his Captain’s orders when a partnership was needed to be broken. Sachin has 154 wickets from 463 matches

WORLD CUP 2011 ‘Win it for Sachin’ A winner’s medal which Sachin so dearly wanted but eluded him for a very long time; he missed out on it in 2003. Now, every Indian wanted the team to win the World Cup for Sachin. Having carried the load of Indian cricket for about 20 years, it was about time he got his hands on the World Cup. When M. S. Dhoni performed his trademark helicopter shot in the final, the whole of India rejoiced along with Sachin - a man who gave everything for his country. His patience and commitment had finally paid off. “Winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of my life. Thanks to my teammates.” - Sachin

100 X 100 The 100th hundred was a devilish one. Although the opponents were a relatively weaker side, no hundred comes easy. All hundreds he scored were a result of pure concentration and dedication. And for the 100th time, Sachin looked into the sky, which has always been his way of celebrating since he was just another curly haired boy to the glorious man he has become now. Sachin will never change so will the love for Sachin.

The commitment, hard work and determination that he has been showing for the past 23 years is an example for any individual who dreams of success. including two 5-wicket hauls at Kochi, to add to his tally of 18426 runs which includes 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries. A feat, which will remain unbroken for many years to come. The fact that he doesn’t have a signature stroke reminds the world of the perfection he has over his arsenal of orthodox and improvised shots. Knowing that Sachin is done with the blue still remains hard to believe. He still continues with the whites though, that has been his first image on many hearts. Thank you Sachin, for the endless memories you’ve given us, you’ll always remain the best ODI batsman the world has ever seen and we will continue loving you. “I have decided to retire from the one-day format. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team.” - Sachin

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Shilpa Rajeev S6 CE

In her despondence, she cries out, calling out in her melancholic voice, to listen to the strains of flute, which once danced in her heart! She calls out to the reeds, which He used, to play the tunes of love. She searches for Him in the woods, amidst dancing peacocks, amidst blooming blossoms spreading fragrance, amidst the serene stillness of the Yamuna.... She runs to the falling Kadamba buds, to find the nectar of His divine smile, to bask in the shower of His compassion. From land to land she roams, to meet her Prince, the Lotus-eyed One! Treading paths of stones and thorns, in search of the Dark One, a joy to behold! Driven by the burning flame of desire, she wanders in search of her beloved. In her dreams does He visit, declaring, “In thy pristine Lotus of thy heart, do I reside, raining love in plenitude, to your life sanctified by your devotion, Your prayers raining mirth in my heart! My Radha, I give myself to thee. You are me, I am you, Resident of your heart, Your Eternal Guide, pouring unto you, the ambrosia of life, cast in the infinite blueness of eternity!�

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Rahul Chandy Philip S6 ME-B “Got it!! Got it!! We got permission for the Flash Mob”, I panted running towards the guys. “Huh..?!! WHAT?!!, they allowed us..??” came a chorus of voices. “Yes!!” I screamed, jumping into the air and performing a mix between a flamenco, salsa and dhappan koothu. “When are we doing it? And where? Oberon right?” asked one of them. Now that stopped me in my tracks, “Well, the funny part is, we got permission to do it in our sch.... I mean college. The ‘when’ can be decided by us”. “So we get to perform a Flash Mob for Nakshatra, but in our college? What the heck, a Flash mob it is…!!” Thus, the humble beginnings of the ‘Flash Mob’ for the promotion of Nakshatra ’13, an event that will be etched in the history of Saintgits College of Engineering. It took over a month of deliberation in the HOD and Board meetings to let them nod their head, to let us perform. All said and done, practice began the very same evening. The list of students potentially participating were jotted down during the afternoon, necessary permissions obtained, for students to stay back, for using the specified room up to the specified hours. Little did we realize that this was just the beginning of writing permission letters!! The first day, we gathered the potential dancers together, let them know that we had been granted permission and tried to impress upon them the necessity of maintaining this under wraps until the last moment to not lose the ‘Flash Mob’ effect (so that they would at least wait for two days before they started speaking about it). We decided to keep the date and time of the Flash Mob to a 44

close circle, and so didn’t reveal that information. Practice started with the song Tum Hi Ho Bandhu from Cocktail, in the Old Library Hall, and so we could even afford to be boisterous. The next day, we began by rehearsing the first song and teaching the people who were unable to make it the previous day. While this was occurring on one side, a brainstorming session was taking place at another corner of the room, for deciding the next song. It took us great deal of time to take a decision regarding two songs, Kalasala from Osthe and Vele from SOTY. The sessions were filled with so much fun and hilarious incidents, slipping on the floor, having your pants split at the seam (luckily when the ladies weren’t around), and performing a non-existent step and integrating it into the dance, because it hit off well with us. As the days went on, each of us kept looking forward to 4:10, so we could rush into the Old Library Hall and continue practicing; as we all realized that we were in the making of a legend, something that would be talked about by even the alumni of Saintgits. We finalized the list of songs, our last two inductions being the title song of Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, and Sa Re Ga Me from Boys. During this time we’d also induced the Mad Steps Factory (MSF) crew to perform the intro for our dance, and boy did they give us an intro!! Once the steps were finalized, we only had to sort the songs, decide our entry, the finale and the formation. We practiced in the hostel, in the Old Library Hall, in the Cultural Centre, in the Drawing Hall, guess we just


couldn’t get enough. We’d grown into one tightly knit family, each one proudly calling us ‘My Crew’. The day arrived, where the crew’s hard work and effort were to be put on display in front of the Screening Panel. This was also the day when MSF’s dance was first seen by the rest of crew. We were so mesmerized by the dance, that we almost forgot to step in when our time came. We danced away, letting go of any inhibitions and at the end, expectantly turned towards the screening panel. We waited for their response, keeping our fingers crossed. As soon as they started speaking, the two’s and three’s became one gathering in a semi-circle around the jury. When a compliment was issued, our hearts soared and when a possible problem or inconvenience was raised, we were quick to counter it as best as possible. Finally the verdict was delivered – “OK, Go Ahead!” The biggest hurdle was over; all that remained was wooing the crowd within the walls and by extension, those outside. On Sunday, a week before the scheduled performance, an all-day practice was scheduled, which true to our nature began only at noon. In the hot sun, wearing caps and scarves, we positioned ourselves, feeling woozy and tired, but as soon as the songs were blared over the speakers brought over for the dress rehearsal, the entire crew appeared to be recharged. The positions for the cameras (four in all), and also for our students serving as the Discipline committee (in the event anything untoward occurred) were spotted. All we needed to do now was to maintain the surprise element and give the crowd a treat. The rest of the week was spent perfecting our moves and

we also began to realizing that our time together was drawing to a close. Thus arrived the 4th of February, the day scheduled for the Flash Mob. There was this undercurrent of vibes passing around the entire college as everybody knew something was underfoot. Imagine our surprise to see three-quarters of the college gathered in the amphitheatre by the time we arrived. Guess our Flash Mob could be termed more as a Promotional Dance now, as we realized we’d lost the ‘Flash’ effect. No regrets. We were out to make our statement and this didn’t dishearten us. A prayer, and there we go. Let’s roll. We remember watching the dance from the sidelines, joining in and then, just like that, it was over. The reaction of the crowd was our remuneration; for the time, effort and practice for hours on end. We owe a lot of gratitude to the numerous people who put in their share of effort, so that we could succeed, not only as the crew, but as the forerunner to the ultimate culmination of the effort of all the students, with us third years at the helm, ‘Nakshatra 2013’. We especially remember John Punnen Sir whose word was the final decision regarding our performance. We earnestly pray for his soul and also for the bereaved family, that God may strengthen them. The ensemble performance will always be a cherished memory for each one of us, one that we will probably take to our graves and beyond. One where we made new friendships, strengthened existing ones, and worked in unity... 45


Sebin Joseph S2 M. Tech. Power Systems

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raduation is a joyous time full of accolades and recognitions, serious reflection, and great anticipation. By all means, enjoy graduation – you worked hard to reach this point. That said, my advice is: don’t get too caught up in the pomp and circumstance – real life is about to hit you in the face. Just as graduation releases you from one competitive world (academia), it also catapults you into another (the workforce). Moving from the security of college life to the insecurity of life as a job seeker in a down economy is well…daunting. Clearly, life isn’t all about your job, but getting that first job does make life a bit easier. A Little Perspective Goes a Long Way – Regardless of outward appearances, no one escapes life without enduring tragedy, hardship, and ridicule. The truth is, life is messy and people get hurt. The difference between those who overcome challenges and those who succumb to them is largely one of attitude and perspective. Embrace challenges and setbacks as not just refining moments, but also as defining moments. Don’t fall prey to challenges; learn from them. Remember, the perception of failure through one lens can often be a springboard to success when viewed through a different filter.

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The World Can Be a Better Place – If You Make It Better – There are so many opportunities for giving in this world. Don’t engage in random acts of kindness – engage in planned acts of kindness. There are at-risk children who need to be mentored. There are people who go hungry every day, there are those who are infirm and have no one to look after them. Some have experienced a paralyzing loss. Use your knowledge and your heart to stand up for those who can’t stand. Speak for those who can’t speak. Be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark. Strive for the good fight against global warming. Be a part of all that is good and decent. Be an ambassador for the kind of world you want to live in. Keep The Faith – Don’t fear life. Don’t allow life’s numerous and inevitable obstacles to impede your progress. Don’t let someone else define possible or impossible for you. Here’s the truth; the plausibility of impossibility only becomes a probability with the disappearance of faith. The world can take many things from you, but your faith is not one of them. Only you can surrender your faith. Never lose hope. If At First You Don’t Succeed –Whether you start a business, or run for office, or devote yourself to alleviating poverty or hunger, please remember that nothing worth doing happens overnight. A British inventor named Dyson went through more than 5,000 prototypes before getting that first really fancy vacuum cleaner just right. We remember Michael Jordan’s six championships; we don’t remember his nearly 15,000 missed shots. Quoting U. S. President Barack Obama, who spoke at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio: “The point is, if you are living your life to the fullest, you will fail, you will stumble, you will screw up, you will fall down. But it will make you stronger, and you’ll get it right the next time, or the time after that, or the time after that.” Failure is an Option – Aim high and don’t be afraid to fail. It’s okay to fail, as long as you give it your best, fail fast and move on quickly. Now you ask: How do you do that? How do you fail fast? And efficiently. You think about the problem, and you work on the most critical and essential part of the challenge first – don’t do the easy stuff.


Steven Chu, a physicist who was the U. S. Secretary of Be Serious About What You Do, But Don’t Take Yourself Energy from 2009 until April 2013, said in one of his speeches, Too Seriously - Humour can provide needed relief when times “Over the course of my scientific career, I would say that roughly get tough. What many fail to understand is that sometimes in three-quarters of the things I tried either failed or morphed into order to find humour you actually have to look for it. If you something, oftentimes better.” want others to take you seriously, the first Life is All About People thing you need to do is to get over yourself. Conformity to the Relationships are the biggest asset you The most important barrier to overcome have. Your world will be greatly impacted is the barrier of self. norm will merely by those whom you choose to include and Success vs. Significance – It’s sentence you to exclude from your life. Be kind to others, important to realize that there is not just but most importantly, be intentional in one definition of success. Success means mediocrity, building into others. While some shortdifferent things to different people, and obsolescence, and term success can built at the expense of that’s okay. It’s not other’s definitions others, or on the backs of others, any you should be concerned with, but your irrelevance. Every sustainable achievements are built on the own. The funny thing is your own success that is created for others. Think definition of success is likely to change one has unique gifts ‘selfless’ as opposed to ‘selfish’. Family more than a few times as you experience and talents, and the and friends are worth more than job titles. more of life, and that’s the key – Life is about people – not things. The funny ‘experience life’. As you continue your earlier you discover thing is, if you do right by people, things journey of personal and professional and develop yours the will never be an issue. growth, it’s my hope that your sights will Stand Out From The Crowd – The shift from the modest pursuit of success better off you’ll be. world despises a cheap imitation and loves to the passionate pursuit of significance. an original. Conformity to the norm will My counsel is to find something bigger merely sentence you to mediocrity, obsolescence, and irrelevance. than you, and become a passionate, committed servant of Everyone has unique gifts and talents, and the earlier you discover whatever that cause or endeavour may be. and develop yours the better off you’ll be. Build your personal Learning Doesn’t Stop When You Graduate – Learning brand, become a subject matter expert, and guard your reputation. is a lifelong endeavour. The minute you stop learning is the Everyone has a personal brand – the question is will it be built minute you cede opportunities to others. Always look to by default or by design? Everything you do should enhance and challenge and refine your thinking. View everything through reinforce your story. the lens of learning. Life is about learning and unlearning, and Any Job is a Good Job –There is no such thing as developing and growing. Don’t waste your experiences – view underemployment if you don’t have a job. No job is beneath them as learning opportunities. you if you’re unemployed. Every day that you don’t put The world moves fast, so move with it –The history of money in the bank, you’re unnecessarily lowering your water- technological innovation and economic development teaches us line. It may not be much fun selling shoes with your freshly that change is the only constant. During your working lives, minted engineering degree in hand, but it’s a start – it’s a step you will have to reinvent yourselves many times. Success and in the right direction. The most important life skill you can satisfaction will not come from mastering a fixed body of develop is leadership ability. You don’t have to be in charge knowledge but from constant adaptation and creativity in a to lead – you can lead in any capacity regardless of the rapidly changing world. Engaging with and applying new position you hold. technologies will be a crucial part of that adaptation!

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Navaneeth Nenmini S 6 CSE

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hat is written here is not the stuff you find in history text books. These are those incidents which are ignored by the text books but played an unbelievably huge part in shaping India. Here, I will be describing three incidents that most of you would not have even heard about. In fact, these events are inconspicuous when viewed in isolation. But believe me; these events changed the course of Indian history. 1. Genghis Khan, his gift basket and how Iltutmish saved India The year is 1215 A.D., Ala-Ud-Din is the ruler of the prosperous Khwarezmian Empire. And the much fabled Genghis Khan, the ruler of the neighbouring Mongol Dynasty. One morning, Ala-UdDin receives a gift basket from Genghis Khan with the following words inscribed: “You are the ruler of the rising sun and I of the setting sun”. Genghis Khan wanted to be friends with Ala-UdDin. Sadly, this was one friendship that was never to be. Ala-Ud-Din responded in what was probably the worst way possible. He ordered his General, Inalchuq to slaughter every person who carried the basket to his kingdom. The command was carried out in cold blood and what’s worse; he didn’t even return the gift basket. Strike one to Ala-Ud-Din. Genghis Khan, perhaps giving Ala-Ud-Din the benefit of the doubt, sent three ambassadors, one Muslim and two Mongols to enquire what happened to the caravan with the gift basket. He still wanted to be friends. But Ala-Ud-Din was not one to let in. He shaved the heads of the two Mongols and severed the head of the Muslim ambassador. He then sent the severed head of the Muslim ambassador with the two Mongols who were allowed to return. Strike two to Ala-Ud-Din. Unfortunately when dealing with a person like Genghis Khan, nobody got beyond two strikes. Genghis decided to march to the Khwarezmian Empire to avenge his ambassador. So forth he marched, with an army of 250,000 13th century Rambos, battering rams, gunpowder, trebuchets, enormous siege bows capable of throwing 20-foot arrows into siege works and a guy called Subutai, who is fabled to be the greatest General of the time, into Khwarezim. For a bit of perspective, this was like arriving at a knife duel with an AK-47. The city was razed to the ground. 6 to 8 million Khwarezmian civilians and 1 million soldiers were slaughtered. And as the icing on this truly grotesque and merciless cake of victory, Genghis destroyed all the dams around the city holding off the river Amu Darya, wiping the empire off the face of the earth. Perhaps as part of some sick, twisted joke, he allowed

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Ala-Ud-Din to escape to a town near the Caspian Sea where he probably spent the rest of his days hating himself for not having accepted the gift basket. Now you may be thinking what this has to do with India. Well, it so happened that Ala-Ud-Din had a son Jalal-Ud-Din who escaped from the clutches of the Mongol Army and sought to continue the war in Khorosan (what is now called Afghanistan). Genghis Khan did not give up. He marched right into Khorosan. Now as Jalal witnessed one Khorosan city after another fall in front of the Mongol Army; he decided to seek exile in the nearest Muslim Empire, the Delhi Sultanate. Absolutely sure that he, a fellow Muslim would be given entry so as to reorganise his forces and continue the war against a non-Muslim Mongol warlord, Jalal approached the ruler at the time, Iltutmish, the third king of the Delhi Sultanate. But with a polite nod of the head, Iltutmish refused him entry. Jalal, dumbfounded and dishevelled, returned to Khorosan. However, Genghis Khan, having decimated another prosperous empire with relative ease, had finally become bored of the bloodshed and decided to return to Mongolia. Jalal, who could not believe his luck, lived off the rest of his life incognito. Importantly for India, Genghis Khan returned WITHOUT invading India. Now consider this, what if Iltutmish had said yes to Jalal? To put it simply, Indian civilization as we know it today would not have existed. Why do you think the history textbooks have no mention of the Khwarezmian Empire? What happened to this prosperous empire? The answer is simple: Genghis Khan. When Genghis Khan invaded Baghdad in 1258, he turned the fertile plain into a desert. Even now, seven centuries later, Baghdad hasn’t recovered. In the 13th century, when Genghis Khan’s horde marched into your kingdom it only meant one thing – Death. If Iltutmish had said yes to Jalal?? This would probably have been like displaying a ‘Come and get me’ sign to Genghis. Genghis would have marched into India with his undefeated army, leaving India with as much chance of winning, as the Indian football team would have against the Spanish in a match. Had Iltutmish said yes to Jalal, the probable sequence of events would have been: Genghis invades India Æ He destroys the Delhi Sultanate Æ He sees all the rubies, diamonds and wealth for the taking Æ Obliterates the other cities and kingdoms as well Æ Destroys the Indian civilization like the Khwarezmian Empire Æ Leaves behind Mongols to govern Æ We all become Mongols.


Never was a more important ‘No’ said in the history of India Then, fate intervened. The Mughal’s tactic to counter Hemu’s and never was a more important ‘No’ missed out by the history elephant army consisted of shooting random arrows at text books. the mastodons and praying to God that they hit. Unsurprisingly, 2. How a freak arrow hit Hemu in the eye and ensured the tactic never worked. This time, by some freak intervention Mughal rule of fate; one of those arrows hit Hemu in the eye. Babar founded the Mughal Empire in 1526. He was succeeded Hemu’s first reaction to this was to remove the arrow and by his son, Humayun. In 1540, Humayun was defeated by Sher continue the fight. However, due to the incessant loss of Shah Suri. The crippling defeat ensured that Humayun and his blood, Hemu eventually slumped in his howdah unconscious family were back to being Nomads, exactly 14 years after his but alive. His troops though, sadly assumed that he was dead. father was crowned the Emperor of Hindustan. Demoralized due to the apparent loss of their General, they lost While Humayun was wandering in the Persian wilderness, begging their co-ordination. This was when Bairam Khan ordered the to different Monarchs for a few crumbs of support; the son of reserves to charge. The now disorganized army wilted before a Hindu priest and a saltpetre trader, Hem Chandra a.k.a. Hemu the Mughal reserves and were annihilated. Hemu was captured was fast rising up the ranks of Islam Shah, the successor of Sher and beheaded by the thirteen year old Akbar and Bairam Khan. Shah Suri. Initially made the minister of commerce for Now the question is, what if the arrow hadn’t hit him? his administrative acumen, Hemu became Islam Shah’s chief The reign of the Mughals, would have ended before it even advisor and confidante. So important was Hemu, that when an started. And, we would have been a Hindu Monarchy under upstart called Adil Shah seized the throne Hemu. So, no Taj Mahal or the Red Fort in 1553, Hemu was elevated to the post or the Mughal glory described in our of the Prime Minister. This was when all history books and no Akbar-Birbal tales. the other Islam Shahi court members If not for that freak arrow, Hemu would were executed. have obliterated the Mughals to a state The reign of the While Adil Shah was busy enjoying the worse than their erstwhile pleasures only a king can enjoy, Hemu nomadic existence. Hemu would have Mughals, would was ruthlessly putting down triumphed at Panipat and Akbar, the have ended before insurrections against the new Emperor. thirteen year old kid, would either have Now, the unexpected turn of events. In been exiled to Central Asia or killed it even started... 1555, the nomad Humayun returned to outright to prevent future conflicts. Most So, no Taj Mahal or India with an army. He killed Adil Shah, probably the latter. Hindustan, would crowned himself the Emperor of have had a Hindu king but with a the Red Fort or the Hindustan and declared war on Hemu. difference. He would have had the active Hemu embarked on a campaign that support of his Muslim subjects because Mughal glory mirrored Genghis Khan’s in tactical Hemu never made any religious described in our brilliance and strategy. Mughal territories distinctions. He even convinced the fell like dominoes as Hemu won 22 Afghan warriors to call him Badshah. history books and consecutive battles against various Hemu was probably the first secular king no Akbar-Birbal Mughal generals. Such was Hemu’s might in medieval India. that the commander of the Mughal city Now, for the bigger picture: By being a tales. of Agra, ran away in pure terror when he Hindu, when all the empires were divided saw Hemu’s army. As the final stamp of on religious lines, Hemu would have his domination, Hemu marched into secured the support of the next most Delhi and routed the Mughal army there. powerful people at that time, the Hindu Christening himself as Hema Chandra Rajputs. So, for the first time in the Vikramaditya, he crowned himself the Emperor of Hindustan in history of India, you would have had an Emperor who had the 1556, thus becoming India’s first Hindu Emperor after 350 years support of both the majority and the minority. This would have of uninterrupted Islamic rule. Unfortunately though, he was to been bad news for his opponents, the renegade Muslim Sardars become the last. of the Delhi Sultanate. While Hemu was marching towards Delhi, Humayun managed to Whenever Hemu would have marched against them, they would get himself killed by falling down a flight of stairs. His death left the not have had a sniff of a chance. As a result, India would have 13 year old, Jalal Ud-Din Mohammad Akbar as the Emperor of been born long before the British arrived. And in this India, both whatever was left of the Mughal Empire. Seeing Hemu’s charge, Hindus and Muslims would have lived peacefully as their Akbar’s Persian advisor Bairam Khan, considered running away to Emperor, did not make any religious distinctions. Kabul. However, as a last throw of the dice, he attacked Delhi with Going ahead into the future, there would have been no Shivaji whatever was left of his army. and all the other anti-Mughal Indian emperors. They existed They clashed with Hemu at Panipat on 5th November 1556, which because of the Mughals. Now replace the Mughals, with Hemu. history calls the Second Battle of Panipat. Hemu, being a daredevil, Shivaji and company, would have not only accepted Hemu IV, was atop his battle elephant, personally leading his Afghan troops but would have joined him. And Hemu IV, recognizing their into battle. Bairam Khan was three miles behind. Dividing his army prowess, would have made them important cogs in his machine. into three flanks, Hemu’s initial charge shattered the Mughal flanks This would have created big problems for our eventual rulers, and cavalry. With their main strength annihilated, the severely the British. When they arrived in India, they mainly faced petty disoriented and disorganized Mughal army at that point of time and scheming Indian kings, all trying to get at each other’s throats. was totally defenceless and ready for slaughter. All the Brits had to do was to play one against the other, which

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they did brilliantly. But here, their opponent would have been a united and a powerful Indian empire led by Hemu VI. If they as much as raised a finger, Hemu VI would have packed them off back to England. No Britannia, no Mountbatten, no Nehru, no Commonwealth Nations and finally, no Suresh Kalmadi and the Commonwealth Games scam in 2008. All this, if not for that arrow. 3. How Siraj-Ud-Daula forgot to take a tarpaulin sheet to the battle of Plassey enabling the British to establish their empire The East India Company set up shop in India in 1612 claiming to be a trading company. As time progressed, playing one Indian Nawab against another, the British started expanding. Bengal was then ruled by Aliwardy Khan. The British got the first toehold in Bengal, when the Khan solicited their help to keep out the rampaging Marathas. In return, Brits got the permission to trade in Bengal. Aliwardy however, was shrewd enough to keep the British at an arm’s length. That common sense disappeared when Aliwardy Khan died in 1756. He was succeeded by his, short tempered nineteen year old grandson, Siraj-Ud-Daula. The succession happened around the time that the British started fortifying their trading centre in Calcutta. Siraj did not like it and asked them to stop immediately. And when the Brits showed no signs of listening, he did what any nineteen year old with a real army and cannons would do. He attacked Calcutta. Defeating the small British Army stationed there, he took 146 British prisoners, including civilians. To teach the nineteen year old a lesson, the British Army under Robert Clive marched into Bengal from Madras. On 23rd June, 1757, the two armies came face to face at the village of Palashi, 140 kilometres north of Calcutta. Siraj came to Palashi with 35,000 infantry, 7000 cavalry and 53 cannons, 8 of them made in France. Facing up to his army were 750 Europeans, 2100 native Indians, 8 cannons and one Robert Clive. The British though had one ace up their sleeve. Those who paid attention in history class, at this point, will say, Mir Jafar. In reality though, the ace was not even a human being. It was a canvas tarpaulin sheet.

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The British, being meticulous and all, had bought along tarpaulin sheets from Madras to cover themselves. Siraj, in his hurry, forgot to bring one. And the night before the battle, it rained. The British covered their gunpowder with their tarpaulin sheet. When Siraj charged at the British with his numerically, for the want of a better word, superior army; the British uncovered their cannons. When Siraj tried to retaliate, all he had was a gooey mess that was his gunpowder, which could not fire a miniature pistol, let alone a cannon. Siraj’s main army was torn to shreds and his most important general, Mir Madan Khan was killed. Centre lost, Siraj turned to his flanks, where his other general, Mir Jafar was waiting with 10,000 men. At this point, Mir Jafar in an attempt to turn the tables, walked over to the British. Siraj was chased away from Bengal. Mir Jafar was made the Nawab, who gratefully gave the British the right to collect taxes in the province of Calcutta. Using this windfall, in 1764, the British defeated the then Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam, in the battle of Buxar. As spoils of war, they gained the administrative and economic control of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Now a recognized power, they turned on the other Indian kings and the rest, as they say, is history! What if Siraj had covered his gunpowder? We would have been ruled by the French. If you did not realize, the French supported Siraj. That is why those eight Made-inFrance cannons were part of Siraj’s ammunition. If Siraj had won, it would have been the French who would have got the control of Calcutta. Now, France’s first priority would have been to eliminate their main adversary on the sub-continent, the British. So in everything that happened in India after Plassey, just replace the British with the French. All the wealth in India would have been transferred to the French, making them a force to reckon with. Now, imagine a new Europe in which the French would be the dominant power. If only Siraj remembered to bring a tarpaulin sheet! Let me conclude by saying that none of the research that has gone behind this article is mine. All credits go to the blogger over at kaipullai.com for highlighting these three ‘little’ things that eventually shaped our nation.


India’s growth in the IT industry has been phenomenal over the past decade. The combination of a favourable business environment and a wide talent pool has enabled software companies, both domestic and multinational, to successfully establish themselves in the country, boosting employment and increasing India’s stature in the world stage. Having more than two decades of work experience in the software field, Mr. Alexander Varghese, Country Head, UST- GLOBAL was kind enough to spend some time with us, sharing his experiences in the IT industry.

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Tell us about your academic background and previous work experience? I did my Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum and after I graduated my first job was with OEM connected. After just three months, I joined HMT. Typical of HMT, the new recruits had to go through a training programme for a year and a half. Once I completed the training, I was posted in Systems (division). That was the first time I forayed into the software field. We were so lucky to be a part of HMT at that time, since they were converting from the IPL systems and legacy systems to a distributed kind of environment, helping us get exposed to some of the latest software and technology at the time. It sort of gave us an edge. After working there for close to four and a half years, I joined a group called IMR Global. It was the first U. S. based company to come to Kerala, operating from Trivandrum during the years 1990-91. We found it extremely difficult to operate in Trivandrum because there were just about four or five engineering colleges in the state at the time. Most of our graduates used to come from Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore; hence the employee scale wasn’t very large. Also, the social infrastructure was not that good, as there was hardly anything for the people to enjoy in Trivandrum. This was a time when Techno Park hadn’t come up, so we were operating outside. In 1992, we decided to relocate to Bangalore. That was the time I relocated to the branch in the U.S.; I joined them when they were around 160 people. In 1996, we went public in the United States and by the year 2000 we went on to acquire around 15 companies. I moved quite a bit within the U.S during that time, playing some key leadership roles and also had the opportunity to work in Australia and Japan. In 2003, I came back to India and joined UST Global and started off as the Head of Delivery. In 2006, I moved to the Operations level. Today, I am actually playing the role of a Country Head, also responsible for all the deliveries across the globe. I also look after Corporate Services, which has portfolios like contract management, shared services, and global real estate. I also manage all the relations with the Government and industry bodies. How much has global economic slowdown affected the Indian economy, especially the IT industry? What is your outlook for the future? I would say if you look at the slowdown, it has not really impacted IT compared to the other core industries. Because when the economy goes down, large corporations are always under pressure to make operations more efficient and streamlined, which requires them to outsource more. Unlike 5 to 10 years ago, now they probably have to think twice before making any decision on expenditure. The growth may not have been great but I don’t think it was too bad. In fact, I would say the IT growth was probably close to 12-15 % which is extremely good growth; much more than the overall average of the Indian industry. Do you think the current U. S. Government’s policies to discourage outsourcing may have a significant impact on India? I honestly think it will not. I would view these policies as means to gain political mileage more than anything else. If you

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have been watching the U. S. economy for the last two to three decades, it has always had ups and downs in terms of growth, employment etc. All they have been doing is make some occasional course corrections. Today, India is an outsourcing hub because we have the talent. If we didn’t have the talent, nobody would have bothered to come over here. That also tells you that there isn’t enough talent in the U. S. The real issue that I see in the United States is the number of people who drop out of schools, and don’t pursue higher studies. Due to that there is a shortage of people who can actually take up this role and do the work. Like I said, it’s more of a political thing. When elections come around they kind of come back with all these statements and promises to boost jobs within the country, and criticize outsourcing. However ironically, when the real crunch comes, large corporations are able to lobby the government to push more work to countries like India. Tell us about the success of Indians in the global business stage and their role here in India. If you look at the Silicon Valley, most of the entrepreneurs are either of Chinese or Indian origin. I don’t think the Indian entrepreneurs there are really looking at India. That is, at the end of the day, we need to be closely competitive. The fact that we have talent in India is definitely helping us to fill that gap, but I don’t think that is going to be there forever. Countries such as the U.S view India as a reliable outsourcing destination. Do you think other developing economies like China, Brazil or even Indonesia may catch up soon or will India always have an edge? Absolutely, I truly believe it’s just a question of time. Today if you ask me why multinational companies came to India, it was primarily to drive down costs. If you look at the present scenario, salaries have gone up and the operational costs have risen significantly. So, for low end work, I don’t think India continues to be competitive at this point of time. On the bright side, even though we are no longer a favoured destination for ‘low end’ work, we have been able to move up the value chain with more ‘high end’ work. We now have more number of people for this sort of work. If you look at the initial map of outsourced work, only the notso mission critical applications, such as maintenance and support used to come here. All the application development used to happen on-site in the U.S. However, if you look at the last 10 to 15 years, most of the people have moved their product development to India. Companies like Microsoft, Motorola, Texas Instruments and Intel have moved some of their core R & D functions to India. So, we were able to absorb the impact of rising operational costs and were actually able to go up the value chain. In the meantime, outsourcing of the low end work I mentioned does seem to be moving to countries like Taiwan and Indonesia. Tell us about your company’s presence in India, expansion plans, and the growth potential of the IT industry here in Kerala. Many people used to wonder why we started our operations in Kerala. In 1999, when we started with just around 14 people, a lot of people dissuaded us. If you look at the demography of Kerala, the literacy rates are very high. Also, due to the density of population, we never had any large industries which ideally


require a vast area. So, most of the graduates used to move outside of Kerala looking for jobs. With the arrival of IT, they wanted to come back as culturally, we prefer to be close to our families. We saw that as an opportunity and we looked at some Tier-2 cities such as Trivandrum and Kochi instead of cities like Bangalore and Chennai. We were able to liberate the operational cost and pass back as a value-add to the customers. So that’s how we started but we knew that irrespective of whether Trivandrum or Kochi or Calicut, if we go there we can easily get 1000 graduates. IT is all about the knowledge. So, the literacy matters a lot. We have been able to capitalize on that. From the growth perspective, we are not really particular about Kerala. We look at three things from our point of view- One is our ability to operate cost efficiently. If Assam offers a better facility than Kerala, we don’t mind because operationally if we can leverage that and pass back the value to the customers, we will definitely look at that. The second thing is we have to be close to the talent pool. The talent pool is going to be very critical. If you look at my exposure to IMR Global, the reason why we had to leave Trivandrum was the lack of trained talents back then. The third thing is the ability for us to scale. In the last 10 years we’ve scaled up from about 500 to 4000 employees. But expansion from 4000 to say, 15000 is going to be a stretch. That is when we had to start moving to other states or countries. We have started in Chennai, Bangalore, Philippines and Maldives. That being said our global strategy is to move to places where we can leverage on the three key things we look for. We are closely watching Latin America as well. We already started four centers in Mexico which are fully operational. The immediate focus is on Brazil and Latin American countries.

interactive relationship with the mid level leadership and the clients. We have been very successful on that front. Our structure is built in such a way that the CEO is just one call away from any CIO; easily accessible. So our philosophy is based on fewer customers but deeper relationships. Again the ‘few’ is actually a very relative terminology because for me 50 could be few but for someone else 100 could be few. But what is really important is that I don’t dilute relationship with the customer leadership team. So, if I can do it with 500 people I would say it’s acceptable by our standards. Every effort has been made to make sure that we don’t dilute these interactive relationships. UST-GLOBAL specializes in a wide range of IT based services like healthcare, banking, logistics etc. Which among these do you think has the maximum potential to drive the company’s growth? Right from day 1, retail and healthcare have been our prime focus. Today healthcare has the highest ‘vertical’ but it is neck and neck with retail. With the kind of attention that most of the advanced countries pay on healthcare, I would say that it’ll probably continue to be our main driver of growth. If you take a look at outsourcing on a larger perspective, maybe the biggest chunk is spent on ‘BFS’Banking Financial Services. So, for the last two years, we have been focusing more on Banking Financial Services but probably it will take another few more years for it to catch up with health care.

I am very optimistic about e-governance and IT which could probably play a key role in eradicating corruption.

How does UST-GLOBAL aim to stand out and offer something different in a country such as ours, where the IT sector is highly competitive? That’s a very interesting question. If we look at the portfolio of the customers that we have today, all of them are in the Fortune 500 among global companies. Among the fortune 500, 90% of the clients are in the Fortune 100. Companies like WALMART, GE, and Cisco are all our customers. If you take an entire list of the first 50, all are on the Fortune 500. We directly compete with the Tier 1 in the industry. In terms of technological capability we cannot outsmart the Tier 1 companies. Also, when we say, we have a 1000 people; TCS can say that they have 15,000 people. Our philosophy is to ‘out care’ them. Today if you look at larger corporations like Infosys or TCS, they have 800 to 1000 customers and they add 30 to 40 customers every quarter. So, what that means is the top leadership team barely interacts with directors and CIOs, nor can they directly interact with their clients. If Shibulal (CEO and MD of Infosys) wants to talk to the CIOs of the customers, one per day, he’ll probably take close to three years to talk to all of them! That is where we make a difference. At the end of the day, everybody has technological capabilities but what is really required is a personal

With corruption rampant in our country, there has been an increased focus on egovernance. How big a role can the IT industry play? I am very optimistic about e-governance and IT which could probably play a key role in eradicating corruption. Corruption is relative and is present in all countries. Maybe, in India, corruption is more apparent because of our democratic system, than in other countries where there are different patterns of corruption. However, there is hope. For example, five years ago you had to go and stand in a long queue to get a railway ticket; you had to influence the T. T. to get a berth. Today it is completely different. Those people who have access to internet can easily book a ticket without any hassles and get on the train. That itself is a big leap forward. I recently had a refreshing experience at the Passport Seva Kendra. Typically, we go and stand in the passport office for hours to get some service. This time though, end to end, it took only 35 minutes. I would say the focus the Government of India is putting on e-governance and the efforts by the Government to automate most of their systems probably will go a long way in eliminating corruption. In a more general sense, what role can the corporate sector play in transforming rural India? I would say big time. In two aspects- one is by associating with the larger IT projects, like the UID or ‘Aadhar’ project. The influence that those projects have on the citizens is extremely high. In fact, right now we are involved in providing healthcare even to the people in the villages. The entire healthcare system can be combined and integrated so that wherever the

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patient goes their entire medical history is available for them. We are actually looking at partnering with the state governments to make progress on that front. Secondly if you take a look at CISCO, you’ll see they have got something called ‘Health Presence’. If you go to CISCO’s campus in Bangalore, they have a bus, or more of a ‘Telebus’. They go to the remote villages of Karnataka where the villagers can take the help of the best doctors in the world. In fact, we developed some applications for CISCO which allow them to monitor the blood pressure; without actually touching the patient, so any doctor in California can interact and diagnose the patient here. That has been a huge influence in terms of healthcare and other contributions the corporate sector can provide to the masses.

How do you measure the progress of the company’s various IT projects? We have large ODC’s set up for clients. For instance, for one of the world’s largest retailers we have a LAN which supports 25 countries and 96 governments. We have another retailer, a top Fortune 30 company, whose entire point of sales is managed in India. It is directly connected to 2200 stores across the globe. The entire operation in this regard is actually pushed from here. In terms of connectivity and also based on the nature of the projects, we have 24 x 7 support systems which can closely monitor the progress. In fact, GE’s corporate network is being monitored remotely from Trivandrum. We have full connectivity to all our branches 24 x 7. It all depends on the nature of the project and how accountable we are for it.

What are the key management principles that ensure the company runs efficiently? In my opinion it varies from industry to industry. In IT, I believe primarily it is the ability to learn. When new graduates join us, I spend a few hours with them. You should have the ability to learn in a short duration of time and ‘unlearn’ quite a bit as well. The next thing is, in the last two and half decades, the technology I’ve had access to, has probably changed 5 or 6 times. The ability to learn quickly and adapt is very important. Self learning is very important especially in terms of business. Most importantly, success is based in terms of your attitude. Attitude can make a big difference irrespective of the career that you pick. The passion to learn something and the passion to do something is very important. These are very fundamental and general things but it plays a huge role in the way you work.

There was a recent report that in Kerala, fresh graduates lack employability skills. What are the steps needed to be taken to improve this? I don’t think that it is in Kerala alone but nationally we find that the employability is only around 25%. Today the academy-industry connection is very low. Institutions are going in one direction without really looking at how it can be aligned to industry. What we have done is, we have developed partnerships with some of the Tier 2, Tier 3 colleges. We are helping them to improve their academy and also train the faculty. We bring in a lot of students and faculty into our campus and give them some exposure. We get students to do projects there. We also have something called the Innovation Lab. This is something outside of your day to day work. You can get associated with some of the top notch technologies and collaborating with us; can generate the IT based solutions to some of the problems that clients face.

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a Computer Science background started coming only from We are extending that Innovation Lab to campuses so that while 1988 or 89. Probably 60% of people in the IT sector have you undergo your regular course, you can also get associated non-IT background. My take is, if the demand is there; better with some of the top notch technologies and also maybe to stick to what you have learned. If the demand is not there, potentially earn something. We have found quite a good number you don’t have much of a choice. If you look at the industry of people who have got the aptitude for this sort of work. The which is growing, IT definitely has got much higher potential problem is, when most of the students come from the campus; for growth compared to others. If you look at some of the they are not able to relate to the business environment. The economics of it, we can see the IT industry’s contribution to domain knowledge is very poor. GDP growth. That can directly translate to more number of Today, customers are not really worried about technology. opportunities. So it depends on your passion. If you want to Customers are really worried about your ability to understand be a hard core mechanical engineer, I think there will definitely their business problems, and your ability to provide business be opportunities for you. It’s like this, even in IT, its core solutions to these problems using technology. Maybe five years versus network ago, if somebody wrote experience. In an IT a program that executed In the current context if you could probably company, out of the glitch free, people used to be happy. Whether it connect more to industry and partner with 300 or 500 people, 20 maybe from network. actually delivered any industry to provide solutions, technology However if you to go value to the customer, people never used to to potential customers, it would definitely to HMT, the ‘hard core mechanical bother. Now the model be very unique, which I have not seen. engineering shop’, you has changed quite a bit. would probably find Today, customers pass more Mechanical engineers than Electrical. back the risk to us. Today we get paid only if we deliver value So, that is where I think the opportunity is limited if the to their business. Five years ago, if you developed and delivered industry doesn’t grow. Otherwise, you can have a look at the project, we would get paid irrespective of whether they Basic Sciences. The focus on Basic Science is not that great at use it or not. Now we are supposed to be accountable and up the moment which is creating a deficiency in India at this to date even after the delivery. point of time. No more development is happening on basic What that means is, for us to be competitive and continue to be sciences because all the good brains and talented youngsters financially healthy the domain knowledge has to go up and the are going after IT. technology depth has to increase. We need to create an I think that trend will change. Maybe next ten years, you will ecosystem where while you learn you should also be able to probably find more attractive jobs in non-IT fields because develop a knack for adapting to new technologies in order to the low end of the IT is getting automated and probably hiring provide the best possible solutions. That is going to be very will reduce. important. We actually tried that in one batch from Mar Baselious College. The theme of this year’s College Magazine is ‘being While the students were in the seventh and eighth semester we unique to stand out from a crowd’. What is your message made them undergo a curriculum that we usually impart to to the aspiring engineers out there on being unique? fresh graduates. Just before they graduated, they completed In the current context if you could probably connect more to this course also. They were actually productive from Day 1. industry and partner with industry to provide solutions, Few colleges have signed up for a similar programme, private technology to potential customers, it would definitely be very colleges especially. These kinds of steps will probably help us unique, which I have not seen. Maybe in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 to improve employability skills. colleges in the country, if you could probably partner with some of the larger corporations like Oracle, Microsoft, IBM What do you look for in engineering graduates? to set up student batches and do R & D for them, you’ll have Even though people go for the analytical capability and something unique to offer. knowledge, I look for the ability to learn. Like I said earlier, I’m talking more from an IT perspective but it could actually these are key things while working in the current environment. extend to other large fields like Mechanical Engineering and Today you may be good at one technology but tomorrow that may not hold true. Your ability to learn quickly and your Electrical Engineering. That will probably go a long way in giving you an edge. attitude define your work. Those are the fundamentals that we look for, but at best they should be ‘trainable’. We were not aware that you are a mechanical engineer. What do you have to say about the ‘Myth’ that IT jobs can ruin your future career prospects and that one should rather go for a ‘core’ job? Today there is a situation of demand and supply. Core engineering forms the basis of anything. If you look at the entire IT services industry, the people with

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Roopesh Kaimal S6 ME-B

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sychology is a complicated word to explain. Basically, it is derived from two words ‘Psyche’ which means ‘soul’ and ‘ology’ which means ‘study’. So, it is the study of the soul or to be more elaborate, it is the study of human behaviour. This is a presentation of some interesting aspects of human behaviour; in an attempt to find answers to some of the most common questions that we come across. “Mom, can I go out and play with my friends?” “No! It is all wet and muddy out there.” “But all my friends are outside.” “No! Behave yourself okay?” This is a common conversation between a mother and her child and it is during conversations such as these that we often wonder why our parents don’t understand our feelings or emotions. Like the human body, the human brain also grows. Over the years, each mind learns from the surrounding world and each interprets it in a different way. The interpretation depends on the surroundings one grows up in, the people one interacts with, the situations that one comes across and the problems faced. That is exactly what we call ‘experience’. Our mind develops experience with each passing second. Experience is what makes one react and it is what makes the reaction unique. Just as each person has a unique finger print; they also have a unique brain and memory map. Their way of thinking also differs. However, scientists have observed that for a particular group of people, there are some common aspects of thinking and reaction. Parents are such a special group. After a downpour, if you ask your parent, “Can I go out and play?”, some memories or instances flash across the mind of the parent. They think about the risks involved. Like their child developing a fever or falling on the slippery ground and getting hurt. On the other hand, what the child would be thinking is entirely different. The child’s brain isn’t as developed as the parent’s, due to lack of the so-called ‘experience’. So he would be thinking, “Why can’t I play if others can? What is the problem if I play now? It isn’t raining anymore!” and so on….. Children can never quite anticipate the future. This is when the misunderstanding between the parents and the child begins. Parents’ behaviour plays a crucial role in how the child develops his or her mind. Most parents usually forget one aspect; they never remember how they were in their childhood!

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The psychological aspects of the mind vary from one person to another, across age groups and across places too. Right from the embryonic stage, each and every action of the mother plays a critical role in the development of the child’s behaviour and growth. Babies require the care and warmth of their parents - an outpouring of love and affection; but as the years pass by their mind begins to develop. After the age of five until around fifteen, loving one’s child can sometimes become complicated. The child should be given a perfect balance of love, care, and even a sense of fear. Even the tiniest fraction of imbalance can put your child into a state of ‘no return’. For example, co-curricular activities should be encouraged and appreciated while stressing on the importance of academics as well; the child should be admonished for even the smallest mistakes and punished for misbehaviour and mischief. These are extremely important, as at this age, children don’t know the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. If parents love children more at this age, a feeling of fearlessness and excessive freedom may develop in the child. This may in turn result in the child indulging in bad activities or friendships which can make them deviate from the right path in life. On the other hand, if the parents become too harsh, this may cause children to think that they are a burden for their parents and a strong feeling of hatred may grow in them. Such children are the ones who in the future, may end up putting their parents into old age homes. Let me present before you one more example which most of us are aware of before I move to the 16 to 25 age group - the age in which one really becomes an adult. In nursery and lower primary, boys and girls walk hand in hand. They play; love, care and share without any compunctions and parents allow them to do it. As years pass by though, there comes a particular time when girls feel shy and develop a sense of discomfort towards boys; and boys, a feeling of affection and attraction. They move apart and the gender difference becomes apparent in their behaviour. It is an interesting observation that very few middle school girls and boys interact with each other compared to primary school students. Again, as years pass by, the same girls and boys get attracted towards each other and come closer but with a different opinion and view; the childish love would have vanished by then. The view of the parents would also have changed and the sight of boys and girls together would in fact be a nightmare for them!


This is the teenage, a part of which is in college. Now, if you medicines. All seemed to ignore the fact that the mind and body take a closer look, this is also the last stage in which there is any are interlinked. No one can build a healthy mind unless they build sort of childish behaviour left in us. It is also the stage when we a healthy body and no one can build a healthy body without a are most prone to a life threatening psychological disease feared healthy mind. by many, ‘depression’. Moving on, one of the most common causes of depression is the Recently, I heard that one of my friends attempted suicide. lack of genuine friendship. Gone are those days when friends meant The reason - she had been rejected by her lover! That was more everything. The famous song “Ye dosti...hum nahi chodenge...” has than enough for her to fall into a so-called state of depression. become meaningless! She was very upset and became quiet and withdrawn. She shut For today’s youth, a friend is someone who helps them to step herself up in her room and cut her vein! She didn’t think of her forward in life, nothing else. Most people expect from friends parents who brought her up so lovingly, providing her with something that satisfies their own selfish desires. The meaning of the everything she needed, or her brother, who was always there for word ‘friend’ has unfortunately changed from ‘someone who her. She forgot everyone who ever cared for her; for a boy who understands us, is always there for us’ to ‘a person who can be used’. came into her life just recently! Nowadays, you meet somebody; talk for just two hours and voilà, Love is just one of the many problems that can cause you become thick friends! The new generation has become fond of depression. Broken friendships, family problems, stress, failures, the ‘use and throw’ culture. Once something’s use is over, it is thrown poor performance, loneliness etc. can also lead to depression. away and a fresh one is bought, even if it is friendship! Friendship Leaving your old friends in school and entering college is a tough which continues even after college life is rare. Moreover, the task. It takes time to adjust to the new academic environment and psychology has changed over time. Now, most boys prefer having new group of peers. Some adapt very well while others struggle girls as friends and vice versa. The reason is simple, they get to boast though not necessarily in the academic sense. Those who shine to others, “I have got a girlfriend” or “I have got a boyfriend”. academically but are not so good at other activities become outcasts What’s surprising is that the ever changing trends among and are unfairly tagged ‘nerds’. teenagers have resulted in a changing generation of parents too. No human being is born the same. As mentioned earlier, the brain Not so long ago, parents would allow their children to go out functions differently for each person. If one can do mathematical and communicate with the outside world, get some experience calculations quickly, another’s talent might be creativity or managerial and exposure. Nowadays, allowing any sort of outdoor exposure skills. One can never be perfect or a master of everything. for their children has become a terror for the parents. The reason I had a friend. He was a brilliant student till the 10th grade. is because all older people see students from a different perspective: With 80 %, he was one of the star students of our class. He had as persons without culture, without maturity or understanding! a lot of friends and a good academic profile. His excellent scores This is called stereotyping. If a student meets with an accident, got him admission in one of the top schools in the region. When the first thing people say is that, “Oh, he’s a student; he might he began the 11th grade, things suddenly have been driving rash.” took a drastic turn. His bright profile The human mind is designed to be The human mind is made others put him under more more negative than positive. As the basic designed to be more pressure to study and get admission in mathematics rule states, if we multiply one of the top engineering colleges. negative with positive, we would only negative than positive. As However, he had other ambitions, get negative! So the negative dominates.. the basic mathematics which sadly no one took notice of. This The student community has unfortunately was a time when the class split into attained a negative image in the minds rule states, if we multiply groups but he wasn’t able to get into of common people! So, it is up to us to negative with positive, we any of the groups. Stress mounted on correct that image by being responsible him as days passed by. Teachers individuals who care about the society would only get negative! expected a high grade from him. His we live in. So the negative mind was not able to cope up with the Though today’s parents attempt to be dominates... tension and he began to fall at the same wavelength with their children, academically. There was no friend to the big problem is that the misunderstanding help him out. Slowly but steadily, between the parents and children still depression started to overcome him. He persists. Parents never remember how failed in 12th and was out with nothing. they were in childhood when they interact He repeated the exams and passed, but with their children and children never with a tag of a failure. bother what their parents might be His parents never understood him. thinking. Remember, if a parent is harsh, They didn’t know what was wrong with it is only because he or she loves you. him and took him to a psychologist and Parents and children need to be like later to a psychiatrist. They gave him friends...good friends...true friends. A high dose medicines to stabilize his mind. communication gap can prove harmful The medicine affected him like drugs and over a period of time. So it’s important to his health began deteriorating too. speak your mind, be honest and give one Those so called doctors would never another the space that one needs to be understand his feelings. What he needed stress free and maximize one’s potential, was support, care and not high dose because it’s all in the mind!

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Sandra Mariane George FY-A

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efore I start anything I have some disclaimers to make. Anybody who reads this article may (or may not) gather instant perceptions about its author (me). So PLEASE, if you find this thought provoking, do think over it once or twice. Else please consider it as the mere concepts, insecurities and doubts of a girl who has lived only in two time zones of the earth (out of 24!) in a span of 18 years. DISCLAIMER: is not over yet. It will finish soon. I promise. By this time, you must have observed (if you did!, i.e.) that the MOST RECURRING WORD (not going to teach permutations) is ‘I’. It is henceforth going to be the most repeated word. [NOTE: Frequent use of such words can raise eyebrows in high profile interviews. Try going for social words like us, we etc.] My 17*8 word disclaimer ends here. Now let me tell you the real deal! Alright. Let me tell you a little about myself (it will reason with many things, later, you will see). It is as simple as this. If ‘DA THADIYA’ had a sister ‘DI THADICHI’, that would have been me. Well, I was 50 kgs at the age of 10, what do you think! Innocent children (only till then) made fun of me. I thought I was Cinderella till they made fun of me (I love fairytales). Me, being too innocent (rather stupid), CRIED as that was the only option I had. I comforted myself by saying that my fairy-godmother will come to my rescue (Prince Charming never existed then). In lower classes, it was compulsory to join for sports events. I hated sports events. Nearly 90% of them involved running. I NEVER RAN. I ‘rolled’ along the track (like the balls in a bowling alley). Hearty laughs that people had inflicted me with wounds unhealed to this day. I have a serious aversion to sports ever since. My father is an A* singer. I love the way he sings. I would get the same grade if somebody published the result in reverse order. My horrible singing shattered the dreams of my father. He never bothered me with such an appeal again. (Thank God for a brother!) My mom too, contributed by sending me to learn Bharatanatyam, to reduce my weight. And it did. When Mom saw that I started developing a stronger passion for dance, they told me to stop. I have never danced since. Academically, I was a very poor student. So nobody expected anything from me, academically or anyhow. For a while it appeared to be a blessing. Then it turned into a curse. I started feeling depressed and insecure. All the doors that opened before me were shut. There was nowhere to go. Then from nowhere, an unexpected door opened. It was in my 6th grade, when I topped a G. K. test (accidentally), arousing hopes of my teacher (Tess ma’am, love you lots). She thought I was brilliant and told my parents. That gave quizzing a wild card entry into my life.

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I was always good at analyzing and establishing (criticizing and fighting that you are right as referred in lower classes), so debating came to me naturally. So did acting (acting: a sudden rush of fake expression along with adrenalin in times of danger) Though I love the trio, I have always cherished the one element that came unexpected to me. Quizzing. It has helped me in developing my confidence, communicative skills and personality. Q Senate in Saintgits brought a whole new dimension to my quizzing experience. Within a short period of time, I got an opportunity to be part of a quiz with two eminent quizzers. If a research scholar got a chance to present his paper in the presence of Albert Einstein, how would he feel? Such was my joy. Because: 1. I never thought I would get it. 2. It was a now or never chance 3. I loved big shot quizzes But I didn’t go. My father refused, citing safety concerns. To add to it, there was a shocking event in the news in which a 23year old girl died due to an unfortunate incident in Delhi. Parents will be parents. I respect their concern, because it is solely out of their love for me. If something happens to me many will be sad, some will mourn, but they….will die. I knew that. So I didn’t disobey them. At the same time, I felt angry and sad about the pitiful state of women in our country. Due to safety issues, I lost out on a quiz, I was mad. What about the families of those who lost their lives due to the same? I somehow don’t feel like writing more. But let me ask you some questions. Be honest to yourself when you answer: 1. Boys, can you hold on to your charismatic charm in the reflection of the moon or will it cast off then? 2. Girls, can you be confident that you will never purposefully evoke senses? It is hard to be part of a society that claims to be well educated and yet offers minimal security to its women. Every time a woman is harassed, it reflects the flaws of the security system, raises innumerable debates and conclusions about the position of women in society. However one truth stands out, a truth that nobody notices. If a woman isn’t safe in a male dominated society where men make rules, what remain behind are the tears of a daughter whose father couldn’t protect, the helplessness of a mother who yearned for safety, a useless rakhi a sister tied, or a faithful wife betrayed by her own husband……. RUNNING TO BUILD A SMARTER PLANET? START BY BUILDING SAFER HUTS !


Shiva! The Mahadev. The God of Gods. Destroyer of evil.

Chinnu Alice Wilson S6 EEE

Passionate lover. Fierce warrior. Consummate dancer .Charismatic leader. All powerful, yet incorruptible. A quick wit, accompanied by an equally quick and fearsome temper. Many assume him to be a mythical God. But what if we are wrong? What if Lord Shiva was not simply an imagination, but a man who rose to this status by his karma? A man whose extraordinary actions made him a legend, a God, a Mahadev. It is this question that Amish Tripathi explores, through the Shiva Trilogy comprising the books: The Immortals of Meluha The Secret of the Nagas The Oath of the Vayuputras

Bhagat to create a novel? Well, you get an idea about Amish Tripathi. He is a 1974 born, IIM Kolkata educated, banker turned author. He has made Shiva quite modern. How else do you explain a man in 1900 B.C. swearing ‘damn it’, ‘What in the name of ....…?’. It is quite a fun read. The book has got everyone you have heard of in the Shivpuranas like Nandi, Veerbhadra, Parvateshwar, Sati, Ganesh, Karthik and you will feel respect for all these characters. Tripathi deserves special mention for having brought Sati to the forefront. Sati is Shiva’s love, the devoted wife who supports him and keeps him centered on the right path. Sati is portrayed as the epitome of character, courage, strength, beauty, intelligence and ethics. A woman who impresses and commands the respect of all whom she meets with.

Let me talk of these three books as one, the Shiva Trilogy. It was a book that was rejected by almost every publisher that the author had approached. Disappointed, but not defeated, the author went on to self publish it.With a strong online presence and innovative marketing efforts, the book became an Indian best seller, with the last book in the Trilogy acquiring an advance booking of over 1 million copies. Even the cover design by Rashmi Pusalkar is so splendid that your hand automatically reaches for the book in any bookstall. Tripathi recreates the epic tale for modern readers with breath taking imagination and brilliant story telling. A very well conceptualized story weaving together history, geography and mythology. According to the author, the events in the book took place in an era set around 1900 B.C., at a place whose natives called it, the ‘Land of Meluha’, which the people of the current age call, the Indus Valley Civilization. It traces beautifully the journey of Shiva from being a tribal to a Mahadev. There is a logical explanation of almost every aspect of Lord Shiva – his Neelkanth or blue throat, his Trishul, the Nagas, his Third Eye , Mount Kailash, even the legendary healing potion and anti ageing drink Somras. Shiva is not featured as a God, but as a man with his own imperfections, stubborn, quick tempered, eager to impress his love, finding relaxation in the fumes of intoxicating chillum and so on. Now, about the style of writing, let me say, can you imagine Vyasa and Valmiki putting their heads together with Chetan

Many critics call Tripathi, ‘the Paulo Coelho of the East’. We cannot but agree to it, considering the amount of philosophy that jumps at you from each page. But it mixes well with the flow of the story and at some stage; you simply start believing in him. The whole book is about the war against Evil. However it changes our perception of what is Evil. Being different is not Evil. Good and Evil are two sides of the same coin. One day, the greatest Good will transform into the greatest Evil. Our greed in extracting more and more from Good turns it into Evil. In other words, the universe re-balances itself by creating Evil to counteract Good. That is the purpose of Evil, it balances the Good. Good emerges from creative thinkers like Lord Brahma. However ‘Vishnu’ is needed to harness that Good and lead humanity on the path of progress. However, ultimately it leads to imbalance, the creation of Evil. There now exists only the path of Mahadev, to confront and then lead people away from the Good that has now become Evil. Life is a journey, where the destination takes you back to exactly where you began. The purpose is not the destination, but the journey itself. Only those who understand this simple truth can experience true happiness. This fast paced cross genre is not a mythologically accurate chronicle. It has the right blend of mystery, myth, history, spirituality, suspense, action, love and friendship. The book is not for the purists, but is a treat to the rational atheists. Shiva’s war cry is Har Har Mahadev; every man has a potential God within him. Whether a man is a legend or not is decided by history, not fortune tellers.

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Ms. Lekha Susan Jacob Assistant Professor, Mathematics Dept. Ms. Neethu Mary Abraham Faculty, Communicative English & Soft Skill Dept.

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Xt‚-Sw, ss[cyw Ch-sbm-s°-bmWv ]pcp-je - £ - W - a- mbn Ip´n-Imew apX¬t° HmXn-sIm-Sp-°s - ∏-Sp-∂X - .v kv{Xo°pw ]pcp-j\pw kaqlw \¬Ip∂ CØcw hyXy-kvXa - mb ]mT-ßs - f-bmWv ]pcp-jm-[n-]Xy ]cph-s∏-Sp-Øe - p-Iƒ (Patriarchal Conditioning) F∂p hnfn°p-∂-Xv. IpSpw-_-Øn¬ \n∂p XpS-ßp∂ Cu ]cph-s∏-Sp-ج ]n∂oSv kaq-l-hpw, am[y-a-ßfpw G‰p]m-Sp-∂p. Cu ]cp-hs - ∏-Sp-Øe - n-eqsS cq]-s∏-´p-hc - p∂ kz`m-h-hn-ti-j-߃ ]n∂oSv kv{XoXz-Øn-s‚bpw (Femininity), ]pcp-j-Xz-Øn-s‚bpw (Masculinity) KpWß-fmbn amdp-∂p. CØcw k¶-ev]-߃ kv{XobpsSbpw ]pcp-j-s‚bpw At_m-[-a-\- n¬ Du´n Dd-∏n°-s∏-´n-cn-°p-∂p. CØcw th¿Xn-cn-hp-Iƒ hf-scImew ap≥]p-Xs∂ Xncn-®-dn-b-s∏-´-hbpw CXn-s\-Xnsc-bp≈ sNdp-Øp-\n¬∏p-Iƒ Zim-_vZ-߃°p ap≥]p-Xs∂ Bcw-`n-®X - p-am-Wv. 21-˛mw \q‰m-≠m-bt- ∏mtg°pw kv{XoIƒ°p t\sc-bp≈ AXn{I-a-߃ {Iam-Xo-X-ambn h¿≤n-®n-cn-°p-∂p. tXmwk¨ tdmbn- t ´¿kv dnt∏m¿´v A\p- k - c n®v kv{XoIƒ°v kpc-£n-X-ambn Pohn-°m≥ ]‰mØ cmPy-ß-fpsS ]´n-I-bn¬ 4˛mw ÿm\-amWv C¥ybptSXv. Hmtcm 30 an\n-‰nepw Hcp kv{Xo AXn-{I-a-Øn\v CcbmIp∂p. dnt∏m¿´v sNø-s∏-Sp∂ AXn-{I-aß - f - n¬ 30% Zn√n-bn¬ BWv. CØcw ÿnXn-hn-h-c-°W°pIfpw hni-Ie - \ - ß - fpw s]mXp-ka - q-lØ - ns‚ a\-km£nsb sR´n-°m≥ XpS-ßn-bn-cn-°p-∂p. CXns\ sNdpØp \n¬t°-≠X - ns‚ Bh-iy-IX - bpw s]mXp kaq-l-Øn¬ s]m´n-ap-f®p XpS-ßn-bn-cn-°p-∂p.


h¿≤n-®p-h-cp∂ AXn-{I-a-ß-fpsS Hcp ImcWw B¨tImbvam at\m-`m-h-am-Wv. B¨tImbvam kaql-Øns‚ ASn-Ød F∂p ]d-bp-∂Xv kv{Xo c≠mw ÿm\w am{Xw A¿ln-°p∂p F∂p-≈X - m-W.v kv{XoIfpsS Cu c≠mw ÿm\w kv{XoIƒ Xs∂ AwKo-Ic - n®p-t]m-cp-Ib - pw, ]pcp-j∑ - m¿ hniz-kn-®p-t]m-cp-Ibpw sNøp∂p. ]n∂oSv Hcp sNdn-bh - n-`mKw kv{XoIƒ CXp Xncn-®dn™p CXns\ tNmZyw sNøp-tºmƒ ]pcp-j∑ - m¿ ]et∏mgpw A{I-am-k‡ - c- mbn {]Xn-Ic- n-°p-∂p. IqSmsX CXnt\mSp {]Xn-Ic - n-°p∂ kv{XoIsf kaq-lØ - n¬ tamiambn Nn{Xo-Ic - n-°p-Ibpw ]e-t∏mgpw H‰-s∏-Sp-Øp-Ibpw sNøp-∂p. CXp `b∂p ]e-t∏mgpw kv{XoIƒ {]Xn-Ic - n°msX Ccn-°p-Ibpw, AXp ]pcp-j∑ - m¿°v Hcp t{]cW-bm-bn-Xo-cp-Ibpw, A{I-aß - f - psS cq]-hpw, `mhhpw ss]im-Nn-Ia- mbn Xocp-Ibpw sNøp-∂p. as‰mcp ImcWw ssewKn-It- i-jnsb ]pcp-jØ - z-ambn ImWp-∂-Xm-Wv. {]tXy-In®v Iuam-c-{]m-b-°m¿. kv{XoIsf Iogvs]Sp-Øp-∂XneqsS ]pcp-jXzw sXfnbn-°p-∂Xv Btcm-Ky-]-camb Hcp kaq-l-Øn\p tbmPn-®-X-√. \ΩpsS \m´nse kv{XoI-fpsS hkv{X[m-c-W-Ønse ]mI-∏n-g-bmWv kv{XoIƒ°p t\scbp≈ AXn-{I-aß - ƒ Iq´p-∂Xv F∂p≈ hmZw AwKoI-cn-°m≥ _p≤n-ap-´p≈ H∂m-W.v ssIIp™p apX¬ hr≤-cmb kv{XoIƒ hsc- ssewKnI AXn-{I-aØ - n\v Cc-bm-Ip∂ Cu Ime-L-´-Øn¬ Cu Hcp hmZ-Øn\v F¥p {]k-‡n-bm-Wp-≈-Xv.? \ΩpsS \mSn-s\-°p-dn®p≈ Hcp Ncn-{X-]-c-amb hkvXp-X-IqSn Hm¿°p-∂Xv \∂m-bn-cn-°pw. kv{XoIƒ C{X-sb-¶nepw am\y-amb hkv{X-[m-cWw XpS-ßn-bn´v A[nIw ]Xn-‰m-≠p-Iƒ t]mepw Bbn-´n√, A-∂p-t]mepw tI´n-´n-√mØ hnIrX-amb A{I-a-ß-fmWv C∂v kv{XoIƒs°-Xnsc \S°p-∂X - v. A«o-eN - n-{X-߃, kn\n-aI - ƒ F∂-hb - n-eqsS ssewKoI-Xsb hnI-e-ambn Nn{Xo-I-cn-°p∂ A«oe hym]mcw imkv{X kmt¶-XnI hnZy-bpsS klm-b-tØmsS t\Snb h≥h-f¿® \ΩpsS bqhm-°-fpsS ssewKoI [mc-WI - sf hnI-ea - mb coXn-bn¬ cq]-s∏-SpØn FSp°p-∂-Xn¬ Hcp henb ]¶p-h-ln-°p-∂p-≠v. CØcw [mc-WI - ƒ kv{XoIƒ°p-t\-sc-bp≈ AXn-{I-aß - sf h¿≤n-∏n-°p-∂p. sslsSIv D]-Ic - W - ß - f - psS hn]Wn hnI-kn-°p-tºmƒt]mepw AXv D]-tbm-Kn-°p-∂X - n-\mh-iy-amb kmwkvIm-cnI ]cn-kcw IqSn hf¿Øn-sbSp-°p-∂-Xn¬ \ΩpsS kaqlw XnI®pw ]cm-P-b-s∏´n-cn-°p-∂p. CXp-aqew samss_¬ t^mWp-Ifpw Iymad- I fpw s]¨Ip- ´ n- I sf Bfl- l - X y- b n- t e°pw B¨Ip-´n-Isf Pbn-en-te°pw X≈n-hn-Sp∂ ÿnXn

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£a, kl- \ w, Icp- Ø v , Xt‚- S w, ss[cyw, kl- I - c Ww F∂n- h sb am\p-jn-I-X-bpsS kz`m-h-hn-ti-jß- f mbn ImW- W w. enwK- h n- t h- N \- Ø ns‚ (Gender Discrimination) IÆ- S - b n- e qsS Chsb ImtW≠ Bh- i y- a n- √ . am-Wv. Cu Xncn-®-dnhv ]pcp-j-∑m¿°pw D≠m-I-Ww. kv{Xo kwL-S-\-I-sf-t]mse ssewKoI AXn-{I-a߃s°Xnsc {]h¿Øn-°p∂ ]pcpj kwL-S\ - I - ƒ temI-Øns‚ hnhn[ `mK-ß-fnepw {]h¿Øn-°p-∂p≠v . CØcw kwL- ß ƒ ]pcp- j - X zsØ Xs∂ ]p\¿\n¿Δ-Nn-°p-∂p. i‡-\mb ]pcp-j≥ Hcn-°epw kv{Xosb ASn-®a - ¿Øn B[n-]Xyw ÿm]n-°p-∂h - \ - m-Ic - p-X.v adn®v kv{XoIsf Xpey-cmbn IW-°m-°p-∂h - \ - m-IW - w. CXv Hcp sNdnb hn`mKw ]pcp-j-∑m¿ a\- n-em°n XpS-ßn-bn-´p-≠v. CØcw ]pXnb ]mT-߃ IpSpw-_ß - f - n¬ \n∂p-Xs∂ XpS-ßW - w. £a, kl-\w, Icp-Øv, Xt‚-Sw, ss[cyw, kl-IcWw F∂n-hsb am\p-jn-I-X-bpsS kz`m-h-hn-ti-jß-fmbn ImW-Ww. enwK-hn-th-N-\-Øns‚ (Gender Discrimination) IÆ-S-bn-eqsS Chsb ImtW≠ Bh-iy-an-√. CØcw aqey-ß-fn¬ A[n-jvTn-X-amb kaql krjvSn-°p-X-Ip∂ ]mT-߃, \ΩpsS ]mTy]-≤-Xn-bn¬ Dƒs∏SpØ-Ww. \ΩpsS Hmtcm Nph-Spshbv∏pw kv{Xobpw ]pcp-j\pw ]c-kv]cw AwKo-Icn-°p-Ibpw Xpey-cmbn ImWp-Ibpw sNøp∂ Hcp kaql ]p\¿ krjvSn-bn-te-°m-h-s´!

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Stanley Samson Samuel S6 AEI

Human beings by and large are social. They feel an inherent need to connect and expand their connections. There is an innate desire among humans to share. It was in my tenth standard that I was first introduced to the concept of social networking. Orkut was the go word back then. If you had an Orkut account and had a thousand friends, you were considered ‘cool’. Then Facebook came, Orkut fell and eventually Facebook became the Mecca of social networking, only here the pilgrimage was done on a day to day basis. Though it began as a craze among the youth, people of all generations have caught the fad now. When I started out in Facebook, just having an account was considered cool enough. Slowly but surely things started to change. A whole new bunch of factors started to decide how good a Facebook profile was, some of which included: 1. How many and what kind of friends one had 2. Statuses that were updated 3. Pictures being uploaded In India, women lament that they are not treated at par with men, and that they are never taken seriously enough. They always believed, and rightly so, that men always had the upper hand, even in the social media. Facebook brought about a complete role reversal, wherein women started gaining a huge advantage over men. A guy could think for hours and put up a super cool status yet manage ‘likes’ only from his family members and close friends, but if a girl puts up even a smiley, she gets a 100 likes and even more comments. That brings us to the point of ‘likes’ and ‘comments’. If there is something that has defined Facebook in layman’s terms, it is the ‘likes’ factor. People are in a rat race to get as many ‘likes’ as they can to seal their ‘coolness’ quotient. Profile pictures and likes Following up on this, I decided to do a little bit of research. I wanted to see what factors influenced the number of likes one got, so I put up a set of profile pictures that were decent enough to be ‘liked’. For this I considered the timing, photo quality, tags etc. This was what I found: a. Facebook in India has the highest activity between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. because before that you are either in college or at work.

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b. SLR cameras I am forced to think that SLR cameras have gained such popularity thanks to Facebook. The picture quality makes even strangers ‘like’ one’s picture. There is an interesting tagline that goes like this, ‘Own an SLR, have a million friends, lose the SLR, lose them all’. c. Earlier I mentioned girls enjoying a significant advantage over guys on Facebook. That has been neutralized, thanks to these high mega pixel cameras. Guys who wouldn’t count for diddlysquat could still beat girls when it comes to ‘likes’ just because their picture was taken using an SLR. Let me describe an apt example of how addictive Facebook is. Days before Easter, Christians all over the world pledge to abstain from things they like the most such as meat and anything that they know they cannot live without. I had this friend who took a pledge ten days before Easter that she would abstain from Facebook till Easter. Needless to say, she was on Facebook two days later. The urge to get on Facebook is prompted in a large way by the news factor. It is natural for people to get interested in news and if it is about someone you know then no push is required. As soon as one gets on Facebook, the eyes focus on the top left corner of the screen eagerly hoping there is a number on the notification / message / friend request icons. In the absence of any or all of the above, Facebook offers the shoulder to lean on by supplying one with a constantly updated news feed. If the news feed has dried up, then the focus shifts to games and pictures to keep one riveted. However, is there anything positive to gain from being on Facebook? To answer that question one simply has to look at one’s friend list. If the majority is made up of ‘friends’ whom you do not know personally, then Facebook isn’t doing you much good. It is high time that people, especially the youth, realize that there is more to socializing than just chatting on sites like Facebook. Yes, social networking has revolutionized the way we connect and share information with people in different parts of the world. It has helped give people a voice, and in many ways is playing a part in democratizing the world, but as they say “Too much of anything isn’t a good thing”!


John F. Kennedy once said “Never think of what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” When we were given the task of conducting this year’s Nakshatra, this quote was really inspirational to all of us. This platform, this atmosphere, all of this, is only because each one of us thought about what he/she can do to make this festival a grand success. Er. Punnose George, Executive Chairman & Secretary, Governing Board SAINTGITS had been very supportive and encouraging right from the very beginning. We remember with deep gratitude the support and motivation given to us by Late Mr. John Punnen, Executive Director during the early stages of Nakshatra. Prof. Dr. Jaimol Thomas was the staff coordinator without whose encouragement and guidance this event would never have been possible. Talking about this year’s Nakshatra, what makes it unique is the theme. While selecting the theme we had spent time…we considered multiple options…invited suggestions…and based on popular demand we selected ‘INDIAN CINEMA’ as this year’s theme. Indian Cinema is celebrating its 100th year and this is something which every Indian should be proud of. So it is indeed a great honour for us to choose this topic as our theme. This is the 9th consecutive year that our college is hosting Nakshatra. This year we had a total prize money of Rs 4 lakhs and a total of 25 events …16 cultural and 9 technical. I express my heartfelt gratitude to all the heads, subheads and committee members who worked day and night to fulfill our dreams of making Nakshatra 2013 a grand success. One thing I can assure you all…a change was needed and we are sure, we were able to bring it… Thanking you Bonnie Varghese Project Manager, Nakshatra 2013 63


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ICGITS 2013 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCES The International Conference on Global Innovations in Technology and Sciences (ICGITS 2013) was organized by SAINTGITS College of Engineering from 4th April to 6th April 2013. All the Departments of the College worked in unison towards the realization of this magnanimous event that marked the close-curtains for the Decennial Celebrations of the SAINTGITS Group of Institutions as a whole. The conference served as a platform for researchers and designers to present and discuss the various emerging innovations and technological aspects pertaining to Inauguration of the different streams of Engineering Celebrations that the college instructed. A team of highly qualified technical stalwarts were present from day one till the end of the conference. The plenary sessions and keynote addresses were definitely banks of exchange of information. Out of the 625 papers that

ICGITS 2013 and the Valedictory of Decennial

were reviewed, 350 papers were selected and 250 papers were presented in the various paper presentation sessions of the conference.

SAINTGITS Industry Research Centre foundation stone unveiling by our honourable Chief Minister Shri. Oommen Chandy.

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The honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Oommen Chandy inaugurated ‘ICGITS 2013’ and the Valedictory of Decennial Celebration and also unveiled the foundation stone of the SAINTGITS Industry Research Centre. Shri. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Honourable Minister for Home affairs delivered the Presidential address. The inaugural address of ICGITS 2013 was delivered by Dr. Tom Stoumbos, Director of Engineering, Orbital Sciences Corporation, USA. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. V. K. Mathews, Chairman & Managing Director, IBS Global Limited.


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Krishnanand Pai S 6 ME-B

1994 was the beginning of a new era in Formula One. The Schumacher era, created in the vacuum left behind by the death of the great Ayrton Senna; which would turn out to be one of the best in the history of the sport. When Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut in 1991, not many would have thought that the young German would go on to become one of the greatest, the sport has ever seen. Only a couple of seasons was all he needed to be a dominant figure in the sport. Now, he holds virtually every record of the ultimate in motor racing i.e. Formula 1, including most championships 7, most wins 91, most career poles 68, most wins in a season 13, most consecutive wins 7, most podium finishes 155, most podium finishes in a season 17 (that is in every single race), most fastest laps 77 and many other. The legacy that Schumacher leaves behind is not just as the most successful driver in Formula One; it’s that Formula One would not have been the same without him. F1’s mass appeal across the globe owes a lot to the high stature and charisma of Schumacher through which he inspired many around the world to follow and actively participate in motor racing at some level. Many young German drivers on the grid today, including the reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel were inspired by Schumacher to take up 68


racing when they were kids. His dominance with Benetton and Ferrari popularized the sport in Germany. Quite a few races were scheduled in Asia including India, Malaysia, Korea, Abu Dhabi, Singapore over the past couple of decades primarily due to the popularity enjoyed by Michael at Ferrari. Schumacher won his first World Championship in 1994, when racing for the Benetton F1 team. The same year, Ayrton Senna died in a tragic accident during the San Marino Grand Prix. Senna’s tragic demise meant the sport was denied an opportunity to witness a massive rivalry between two of the greatest drivers of all time. Schumacher successfully defended his title in the following year. To everyone’s surprise he then joined Ferrari in 1996. A team that was struggling and had last won the drivers’ championship in 1979 and constructor’s in 1983. Michael changed things around at Ferrari. He also brought with him the nucleus of his hugely successful Benetton team, Ross Brawn (technical director) and Rory Byrne (chief designer). Together with Jean Todt (team principle), they set about rebuilding the Scuderia. Ferrari improved considerably in the following years. During 2000 to 2004, Schumacher won more races and championships than any other driver in the history of the sport. Such was his success story at Ferrari that FIA, the sport’s governing body had to introduce changes to the sport to somehow stop or slow down his juggernaut, but all in vain. His last drivers’ title came in 2004. In 2006, after winning the Italian Grand Prix, he announced his retirement (which, he would come out of in 2010). During his second stint in Formula One from 2010 to 2012 with Mercedes, Michael was a calm and mature man, something his critics wanted him to be during his time at Ferrari. He still showed that he had the ‘thing’ in him by clinching a pole position at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix (which he couldn’t take due to a grid penalty) and podium at the European Grand Prix the same year, with a car that was not as fast as the front runners. One of Michael Schumacher’s biggest talents was the sustained ability to drive the car to the very limit and beyond in crucial moments of the race. Many would agree that the measure of a driver’s capabilities is his performance in wet races, where the most delicate car control and sensitivity are needed. Schumacher’s record in wet conditions shows very few mistakes, some of his best performances occurred in such conditions, earning him the nicknames ‘rain king’ or ‘rain master’. Off the track, Schumacher is an ambassador for UNESCO and a spokesman for driver safety. He has been involved in

The legacy that Schumacher leaves behind is not just as the most successful driver in Formula One; it’s that Formula One would not have been the same without him. F1’s mass appeal across the globe owes a lot to the high stature and charisma of Schumacher numerous humanitarian efforts throughout his life and donated tens of millions of dollars to charity. Asked how he would like to be remembered, he said: “I’m just a racer, that’s what I am….I’m racing till nothing works, nothing goes, full commitment… I go to the edge, I go to the limit and beyond and that’s my life.” F1 would never be the same without him. For me personally and millions across the world, he was more than a sporting icon. He took the sport to a whole new level. His driving style, natural talent and sheer moments of brilliance over the past two decades will certainly be missed. He’s been a champion in every sense of the word. Michael, we salute you. You have left big shoes to fill…

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Fashion is a niche that every individual carves out for himself within which he is comfortable with his mode of clothing and manages to convert this comfort with élan into a style of his own. Fashion appeals to both the male and female fraternities with the Gen Next becoming increasingly conscious of what is ‘in’ and what is not. What we wear, how and when we wear it, play an important part in depicting the integrity of our personality for changing situations. Hence fashion becomes an important means of self expression for an individual. To give us their thoughts on Fashion, the editorial team managed to catch up with two of the most prominent fashion designers in the industry....

Mr. Sameer Thahir, who on completing his course in fashion designing from the Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe Australia, returned to his homeland and has been dubbed as one of India’s best designers thanks to his indepth knowledge in the draping technique and his tendency to showcase perfect combinations of strength and fragility in his collections, along with the power and raw energy that emanate from his creative fashion shows. He is also known for his stint as an assistant designer at MAFT and for launching his own line of clothing: ‘SAMEER THAHIR’. His achievements in fashion earned him the Best Designer of the Year award in 2011. Early experiences in the Fashion industry? Fashion designing was something I have always wanted to do. The normal convention in Kerala or South India for that matter is that students tend to be inclined towards Science more than creative arts or commerce. I was always keen on exploring my creative side, and with support

from family and friends, I decided to follow my passion. Establishing yourself in this industry is really challenging. Especially since people’s tastes and requirements keep changing from time to time. My family has always been supportive of my initiatives; I am truly grateful for the support they’ve given me. My faith in God, the immense support of my parents and my inner drive towards achieving my dream of succeeding in this industry were the motivation for me to propel further and overcome challenges. Is classical wear on the decline? In India, new trends in fashion have been generally associated with westernization. Classic dresses such as the sari, dhoti and kurtas are an integral part of our culture. New trends don’t tend to last very long; hence I feel that the demand for classics will never go down. How much research and effort goes into conducting a Fashion show? Research is essential in any field of work. In the fashion industry, it’s always important to know about existing products in the market and designing new products keeping in mind tastes, preferences, ‘value for money’, new trends, etc.

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Mr. Praveen Varma, a Professor at St. Theresa’s College, Ernakulam. He rose to prominence as a highly talented fashion designer thanks to his costume designing work for all Amal Neerad movies (Big B, Sagar alias Jacky, Anwar and Bachelor Party). His creative skills and a fashion oriented mind were evident from the costumes he designed for the big shots of the Malayalam movie industry. Young, stylish and serene, he is an inspiration to a lot of budding designers. What was your inspiration to enter the fashion industry? In my younger years, Fashion was just an upcoming concept in society regardless of whether it was at the entertainment level or at the entrepreneurship level. Fashion designing was not a very popular career choice and openings were limited. My family was always into arts, so that was how my interest in arts and designing developed. My inspirations were primarily drawn from the keen observation of my surroundings, fashion magazines like Elle and various issues of the Filmfare magazine. It was in the year 2000 that I did my first show with a few students from the D. B. College, Pampa for the Mathrubhumi Kalotsavam. I completed my course in fashion designing the same year from the International Academy of Fashion, Ernakulam. During 2003 to 2006, I was an instructor at NIFT, Tiripur. Do you feel that classical wear is on the decline? No, actually the opposite is what’s happening. We are returning to our roots and reflecting on our past; be it in the fields of Architecture, Music, Ayurveda or Fashion. This is the reason why brands like ‘fabindia’ are becoming increasingly popular. Effort and aim behind conducting a Fashion show? Fashion is an applied art form that has gone through many misinterpretations. The real meaning of fashion has not reached people and that might be the reason for such misconceptions. A fashion show is not done just for the sake of it; by making the models walk on the ramp and showcasing the designs. There are business interests and livelihoods at stake notwithstanding the hard work that goes behind each show. Never do a show just for the sake of doing a show; it would just be a waste of time, money and effort. How can a young designer grow in this field? It’s about being in the right place at the right time. Sometimes you’ll have to find it on your own; where I should be to grow is the first thing one should identify. It’s also about perfecting something that you are good at and then exploring newer vistas.

Are you yet another fashion clone?! BLESSY JOHN Designer @ Via Kerala Do you feel factory manufactured when you walk out of your door and realize everyone else looks the same? And when you try to be different, do you end up looking odd? As the world is increasingly becoming a smaller place, and everything is available to everyone else anywhere on the globe, there is also a stronger need to stand out, to be unique, and to be your own person. This springs up a series of questions. How do you create your own style? Where does one draw the line and take a step back from the mindless pursuit of someone else’s idea of style? Does one simply copy or think and decide for themselves? We are a country of little individual countries all having such varied and unique cultures, histories and fashion, which collectively make our heritage so beautiful. The innumerable variety of Indian handicrafts, the uniqueness of handcrafted and hand dyed Indian fabrics, and age old methods of weaving are becoming increasingly more relevant in today’s times. All of this combined with global exposure is narrowing the lines between modern aesthetic and traditional designs. We see emerging a new face of contemporary apparel combinations and designs. For the longest of times, western notions of style and fashion have dwarfed our perceptions. We looked outwards to define ourselves and find meaning in how we dress. The good news is, things are changing. There is big movement in the Indian community, designers and others alike have started answering the questions of clone identities. New age Indians are all set to carve out niches for themselves by consuming the never ending resources of Indian traditions and reviving age old craft forms, getting inspired from global aesthetics and local markets, and creating a myriad of style statements for themselves. Go out, get inspired, make a difference and be proud to wear it!

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There will be a time in the not so distant future when we’ll commute around town at supersonic speeds, cruising around in machines that will take you to a whole new level of sophistication. Technology is breaking barriers from all directions and getting faster with each passing second. Prepare yourself. The future is closer than you think. The car hasn’t really changed much in the past 80 years. It’s simply a box on wheels. In the future world, we can see a dramatic convergence of advanced technologies like Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Micro-Sensor technology, the application of space age and Agile technology which will revolutionize everything concerning our car. These innovations mean that the car would someday be tailor made for our ever changing needs. Determining the shape of things to come begins with a simple question. Just what is a car anyway? Often a car is called an automobile, which means self-moving. With that definition, even an elevator is an automobile. A much better word; a much more ‘personal’ word is car. Today, cars are all the same - Boxes. The design is merely a mediator between you and your world. With every new age, come new expectations. The question is how will these new expectations reshape the automotive future? Meet the BMW Gina. A car we would all love to take for a spin.

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It has an aluminum space frame chassis which give its dimensions and proportions the look that really defines a classic roadster- aerodynamic, powerful, exotic, and sleek. But how is this, the car of the future? Instead of a car with steel body or carbon fiber body, this entire car is made of genus skin which is very stretchy and can be distorted in shape. Gina is equipped with a voice recognition system. Gina also has eyes! She actually wakes up by opening them! The light spills through the under carriage which shows its structure and also lets itself show a little bit of attitude; that’s where the personality of the car comes through. Chris Banger has expanded the concept of car beyond limits most people can imagine. Gina is all about stretching your mind into a new idea framework to see things differently. Today, if I need to take a lot of stuff to work, I’ll need a lot of space. I’ll have to make do with the space available or change my car altogether. Tomorrow, if I need more space or say I’m going to an official meeting and the car has to look formal like the way I am dressed, it can change into the shape I desire! Gina would be at the forefront in the age of morphing ability. Imagine a car that changes its shape to suit your ever changing needs! Every generation needs an idea that will pave way for innovation and if we look forward into the future, the demands that young people will put on our generation are going to be very high, expecting a different world from the one we are living in now. And what the morphing Gina can do may be only the beginning! Scientists and designers are planning for the future wherein cars can reshape themselves at the molecular level thanks to the emerging science of nanotechnology.With the magic of Nanotechnology, in the future we may be able to grow things atom by atom. You can control the migration of individual atoms; you can literally grow cars in your backyard! Cars like the Nano spyder. Volkswagen scientists think that, one day they will be able to program extremely tiny machines, just a little more than half a millimeter in diameter, and enable it to assemble itself into a car. The car would literally be a society of NANO robots.The connections between the Nano-bots could be changed on the move letting the car change its shape as we require. It’s like morphing the car so that the vehicle shape would change based on the dynamics of the wind and speed, or whether you are


Fast is not only about top speed, fast is about how the car operates as a whole; meaning braking, acceleration, cornering and how everything interacts quickly enough to make the whole package go fast around a circular road; on a bad road; or in a straight line at top speed, all at the same time. Now that’s called fast. With that in mind, Christian von Koenigsegg had hand tooled every inch of his car to be responsive as if they were part of a human body, and whoa.....what a body it is!That effort doesn’t come cheap though. The latest of the lot sells for a slightly over a million dollars and the wait time is around two years!

going up or down a hill, this is what we would want to be able to do; much like a bird in flight being able to change its shape. So in other words; instead of having a car having a singular shape, the future may see cars change its shape! Using tiny sensors the Nano devices can sense impending collisions and strengthen or weaken the connections accordingly, creating active crumble zones and when the car has outlived its use, no problems, just change its structure completely! It’s like a new way of recycling.

The Koenigsegg would be able to handle anything the road can throw ahead of it, at blistering speed but if you really want to see the future of the speed, you would have to get out of the road altogether, because, street legal is only part of the story! In California’s Mojave Desert, engineers and racers are busy building the future in which commutes would be measured in seconds, not hours, a future in which the cars beat the sound barrier regularly, not occasionally! Meet the North American eagle or the Thrust SSC. It’s poised to become the fastest car on the face of earth. It’s literally a jet fighter on wheels!Two months away from being scrapped to make tin cans, it was a death defying act of speed that made the eagle destined to beat the land speed record of 763 mph.

But when the rubber meets the road, how fast can they go? Future roads may have speed limits, but future cars won’t!! That’s because engineers are retooling the cars from inside out, building a new generation of speed demons that will leave even today’s fastest cars in the dust. Meet the Koenigsegg, the fastest street legal car on the planet! 245 mph of handmade Swedish Engineering brought to you by one visionary Swedish engineer, Christian von Koenigsegg, the founder of the high-performance automobile manufacturer Koenigsegg Automotive AB. The secret of the Koenigsegg, a 900 h.p. twin supercharged engine that is wrapped in ultra-light carbon fiber foam. That’s what makes it go fast. But speed isn’t only about raw power.

The brainchild of racing driver Ed Shadle and business partner Keith Zanghiteam, it has been designed with a unique set of magnetic brakes, made of two large metal plates in the wheel assembly, each aligned with 27 rare earth permanent magnets, and a hydraulic system pushing the magnetic brake plates together, to create eddy currents in the aluminum and generating enough resistance to stop a jet fighter in midflight!!

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Imagine a track that is somehow levitated magnetically and you could reach 700-800 mph in the blink of an eye! Won’t that be great? Future cars will go really fast; does that mean that future car wrecks would be worse than what it is today? Not necessarily. In the future, crashes would be a thing of the past! No more crashes ever? That’s a long way from where we are today! More than 1.2 million people are killed in road traffic accidents every year. In fact traffic accidents are the major cause of death among young people of the age 10 to 24 years! It’s not a problem, it’s an epidemic! The cure for the epidemic is being developed in the labs of Volvo. It was here that the 3 point seat belt was created, and now it is where the new concepts for a crash proof future are being formulated. At Volvo, they take ‘safety first’ seriously. Their latest models are designed to be virtually death proof! Creating a car like that starts with analyzing the real world physics of collision. By playing thousands of realistic scenarios, engineers are able to constantly refine the air bag responsiveness, frame design and other components of the death proof car. Using software that tracks our eye movements, head position and reaction time, they are building a future car that will compensate for your bad driving habits. It will know when you are distracted, when you are overreacting, when you are nervous, and when you are angry. It will know you better than you know yourself.Studying people is only the beginning of Volvo’s research. It turns out that the real secret of a crash free future may be the car becoming less like a car and more like a grasshopper! The ‘Swarming’ cars… They took a bunch of grasshoppers and put it in harness just before taking a video capture. With the help of computer generations, researchers noticed that grasshoppers travel in hundreds, separated from each other by fractions of inches, but never collide! If cars could do that, the benefits would be huge! The exciting thing is that we can take the advantage of four hundred and a half million years of evolution when we are designing a new collision avoidance system and this means that the vehicles could travel faster and safely even when packed within inches of one another. You can hope to see a swarm of cars going faster, closer and safer. When the cars are driven close to each other, the wind drag is reduced thus reducing the power consumption and that’s good for the environment.Swarms of cars on futuristic super highways sounds like a smart idea, but if smart is what you are looking for, your next car could be an Einstein. In the future, we may not even look at it as a car but as artificial intelligence on wheels.

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Step inside the Pivo and you will be greeted by your friendly co-pilot who is intelligent and helpful. Pivo is the creation of Masato Inove and his colleagues at Nissan. The robotic agent has two camera eyes like human beings. It tracks and analyses every facial expression. The car’s overall design is ingenious as well. The body bears 360 degree vision and it can rotate in every direction changing driving as we know it. Pivo is all about visibility and transparency, a car that keeps you connected to the outside world.But what if the smart car of the future replaces the windscreen with a computer? That’s the concept that Mr. Stephane Aubarbier has come up with in the Assystem city car. As its name suggests, the city car is made for urban living with a light weight frame and an unusual diamond shaped wheel placement that make it ideal for nimble movement in tight spaces. But the car’s most radical concept is inside. Switch the city car into ‘smart’ mode and a digital display is pulled across the windshield meaning you cannot see out of the window. But don’t worry; you can see the outside world better than before, thanks to a system called augmented reality.


Like the Pivo, the city car would have cameras inside too, using detectors to confirm that the true owner is behind the wheels. The same camera would make sure that the driver stays alert by detecting his movements. The city car’s cameras could make you ride smarter and safer and similar technologies could also help make your ride smoother. With high end automobiles, luxury is everything and the future luxury in automobiles will make sure that the glass of wine you fill will remain full. The engineers at Mercedes are developing a way to literally smoothen your ride on the road with a system called pre-scan. Infra-red laser beams scan the road 10 yards ahead of the car searching for potholes, debris or any kind of bumps and based on what it sees, the system tells the suspension to relax or raise for what’s coming and the result is a steady ride at just about any condition! If you place a glass of water on the roof, not a drop will spill!! Mercedes engineers call it the magic carpet ride. From the very beginning, cars have been a symbol of our independence and the cars of the future will give us more independence than we ever thought possible. The Rinspeed sQuba has everything you could desire from a futuristic sports car; it is fast, stylish, eco friendly and with a laser cam mounted in its front, it can even drive by itself! But with a push of the button, this car could go where no other has gone before. Thanks to the built-in dive system this convertible submarine concept will keep you close to the coral reef and will provide an easy escape route should your oxygen level run low! Powered by propellers and

water jets down below, the sQuba handles well under water as it does above. Moreover, the sQuba has an environmental consciousness in every environment that it travels, a fully electric zero emission car. Now, thanks to a cheap concept car, we will soon be able blend into the wild without a trace! The Renegade is designed to leave all other off roaders in the dust. Its mission is to go anywhere and stay there for a very long time. The electric engine with a range of 400 mph can get you across the Mojave Desert. But the sky is the limit, thanks to a unique set of recharging wheels. The same time it uses energy to get up a hill, it recharges itself coming down. So no more stops at the gas station! A safari lover’s delight!

When kids of today dream about getting licenses, future cars would be what they dream about, cars powered by electricity and driven by innovation. They will ride without fear, surrounded by sensors and super strong materials. They will get into cars that will defy the conventional limits, cars that will do the driving for them. This is the future…..

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Abel Christena Francis S6 ME-A

Mechanical Engineering is a world of powerful machines, with no place for fear or tears. Working in a tough environment and learning to improvise quickly can be very demanding. You can’t shy away from getting your hands dirty. Do you believe a woman is cut out for this? I, Abel Christena Francis, am a third year Mechanical Engineering student at Saintgits College of Engineering. For any good thing to happen in life we need to face some obstacles. The main hurdle which I had to overcome was the pressure from my relatives. As you know, this is common for any girl in our society who opts for the Mechanical Engineering stream. But my mind was set and my decision was final. I still remember the days when my mother was worried about my decision to take Mechanical Engineering especially after hearing discouraging opinions from my relatives but none of this could make me change my choice.

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My inspiration to start this article as well as my current career path is a person whom I admire the most- my father. He kindled the spark to follow my dream to become a Mechanical engineer. After crossing the initial hurdles and my admission almost finalized, it was time to meet the Principal. During the meeting, sir asked me to reconsider my decision as I was the only girl among 59 boys in the Mechanical Engineering class. I remember the other parents standing nearby staring at us; making my mother even more apprehensive. However, I stuck to my decision and soon I began the first year of my college life. In my first year, it was quite a sudden change for me. I had studied in a Girls Convent School where we enjoyed complete freedom and we were like queens ruling the world. However the case was the exact opposite here. I had a few but still good friends though‌. Soon, we entered into our second year. I woke up with the scary thought of going to class that day. Upon reaching the


front door of my class, I came across many faces with no smile and my hands started to shiver. I found myself alone in the first bench with all the boys sitting at least a bench or two away. The silence kept lingering on….Nobody was talking to me and it was a relief to leave the class and go meet my friends from other branches during the breaks. Things slowly started to change after the study tour. That was the day when I first started to mingle with them, the day I started making friends with many of my classmates. Our technical fest Mechnius allowed me to interact with my classmates and seniors. Study holidays were another time when all of us were in a rush to get all the notes, myself and some of my best buddies used to sit in the college reference hall and study together with a bit of fun as well. It’s a delight to watch the boys crack jokes and enjoy themselves. Looking back, now I have a lot of wonderful experiences being with them. Words, phrases or even sentences are not enough to describe them. They have moulded me into a strong young woman. They have changed me a lot, inspired me a lot and taught me to withstand the challenges in life with simple deeds which could go a long way in shaping our lives, adding colour and joy to it. Lastly, the support given by my teachers has been really great. They have played an important role in my college life and picked me up whenever I felt down. After all the obstacles that I had to face while opting for Mechanical Engineering (ME), I was lucky to get some wonderful

opportunities along the way. Our college has a collaborative programme with CALTECH, U.S.A. and by God’s grace I got selected along with seven other students. This opened up an international platform to exhibit my potential and it improved me a lot. My perspective towards career and life changed in a big way. The mentors of the programme were absolutely awesome from both the Indian and American sides. I can now confidently say that the experience polished me into a shining stone! Again during the semester breaks, we used to go for industrial training, which made me understand the practical side of ME. Even there, I had to see the astonished faces of the workers seeing a girl getting her hands dirty with oil and grease and working with heavy machinery. I, on the other hand, am proud to have come so far. I even proved my relatives wrong…. My Department has given us so many opportunities. All my professors have been very supportive, especially since I am a girl. Now, as a ME student I can proudly say that my decision was absolutely right even though I had to oppose many. There are many girls out there who really want to take this branch but back out later due to similar reasons. All I have to say to them is: “This branch is seriously going to be good for you and all you have to do is just listen to your heart and no one else.” I am really honoured to be a member of this 120 strong family and they will always hold a special place in my heart. I am truly proud to be a ROYAL MECH!!

He is in love, Deep and dedicated it is…. Soft as a melody, Silent as a mime, Strong as a mountain. Every now n then, he is in love…. Arya Revi S6 CE

She is his passion, His dream and desire, To see and to be with…. Every now n then, he is in love…. ‘He’ being ‘present’, is as it is…. Tempting, Handsome, Romantic…. She too loves, cares; but waits She waits….. For the only one she is gifted to. She waits…. For whom had she dragged her life so long?? For whom are we all dragging our lives so long?? The one, the whimsical hero Of the Shakespearean play. She loves him, the ‘future’ The mighty hero in anyone among you!!

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desire a change; a drastic one! Does that make me mad? And often this makes me sad, If being different is my mistake, I’d rather not be right!! In this maze of life, What do I wish to be? The wise, pretty or the loved? The mighty, acknowledged or the wealthy? May be I wish to be a better new being!

Anija Ann Roy S6 CSE

When I look around, I perceive. Feet on Earth jostling with others, The Beasts behind every Beauty, The love that sacrifices, even The love that makes men savage! As the sun sinks, where are we? In Hell’s fire or in Heaven’s garden? In the sea of despair or on cloud nine? Let me ask the same question Does being ‘better’ mean being ‘insane’? Being unique, can it bring me fame? But being one among many makes me shy. Like a kid hiding behind his mom’s gown, Am timid to come in front! And I fear to soar free… I do know, but I wonder how? Afraid to slip from life’s thread, I fear others who could leave me behind. A nice sleep could do me good, A sleep without the thought of being detached. The kid in me asked, “Just for one day, Can I be the lighted candle? , The helping hand in perils, The soothing touch in sadness, And a better person that cares?” Amongst the ‘dreamers’ and ‘doers’ Let’s be the dreamers who do! For one can live only One’s own life and There’s no one quite like you! Help me in this and join the chorus. When the trumpet sounds and When His eyes seek you, Let’s raise our heads, And claim, “I am the ONE.”

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Ashlin Joseph S6 ECE

{io. kptc-{μ-\mY Xne-I≥ (1935 Pqsse 15 ˛ 2012 sk]v‰w_¿ 24) ]me-∏p-dØv Sn.-Fk - .v tIi-h≥-˛t- Z-hb - m\n Zº-Xn-If - psS Bdp- a-°f - n¬ c≠ma-\mbn ]Ø-\w-Xn´ Pn√-bnse Abn-cq¿ ]©m-bØ - n-se, πm¶-a¨ {KmaØn¬ P\-\w. kvIqƒ Pohn-XI - mew apXte A`n-\b - a - n-Ihv sXfn-bn® hy‡n-Xzw. Hcp \mS-I\ - S- \ - mbn XpS-°w, Xs‚ tImtfPv PohnXw ]mXn-hg- n-bn¬ Dt]-£n®v 1956-˛¬ kn\n-ab - psS A`n-\b - s - Im-´I - b - nte°v {]th-iw, CXn-\n-Sb - n¬ Xs‚ kulr-ZI - q-´m-ba v b - s v °m∏w Hcp \mSI {Sq-∏pw ‘ap≠-°bw \mS-Ik - a - nXn.’ ChnsS Xs‚ Ignhp-Iƒ {]I-Sn-∏n-°m\pw AXn-eqsS hf-cp-hm\pw At±-lØ - n\p km[n-®p. hnX-®s - X√mw s]m∂m-°nb Ct±-lØ - ns‚ GXp IYm-]m-{XamWv C∂pw t{]£-I¿ Hm¿°m-ØX - .v kml-Nc - y߃ duUnbm-°n-Xo¿Ø aI-s‚ Pohn-XØ - n-eqsS IS-∂p-t]m-Ip∂ \n lm-b\ - mb t]meokv DtZym-Kÿ - s\ ImgvNs - h® Inco-Shpw AXn-\p-ti-j-ap≈ kv^Sn-Iw, aq∂mw-]-°w, \ap°p ]m¿°m≥ ap-¥ncntXm∏p-Iƒ, aq°n√m cmPy-Ø,v sNt¶m¬, c≠mw-`m-hw, Im´p-Ip-Xn-c, bh-\nI F∂n-hs - b√mw At±lw krjvSn® \mgn-II - √ - p-If - m-bn-cp-∂p. CXn-s\√mw ]pdta t{]£-Ia - \ -   - p-Isf Iog-S° - n-bXv taml≥em¬-˛X - n-eI - ≥ Iq´p-sI-´n¬ ]nd∂ aI≥ ˛ A—≥ thj-ßf - m-bn-cp-t∂m....? Inco-Sw, kv^Sn-Iw, \c-knw-lw, ChnSw kz¿§-am-W,v ]hn-{Xw, sNt¶m¬ CXn-s\mcp ASnÿm-\a - n-´n-cn-°W - w. F¶n¬ aΩq-´n-bpsS A—-\mbn thjan´ kwLw, Zn {SqØv, \º¿ 1 kvt\l-Xocw _mw•q¿ t\m¿Øv, ]√m-hq¿ tZh-\m-cm-bW - ≥ F∂n-ht- bm...? ]n∂oSv Pb-dm-ans‚ IqsS ho≠pw Nne ho´p-Im-cy-߃, ktμiw, Zneo]ns‚ IqsS ao\-Øn¬ Xmen-sI-´,v Ip©m-t°mt_m-_s‚ A\n-bØn {]mhnepw F√mw At±lw Xs‚ anIhp ]pe¿Øn. F∂n-cp-∂mepw Xs‚ ]m{X-[¿Ωw AXns‚ ]q¿W-Xb - n¬ FØn-°m≥ F∂pw At±-lØ - n\p km[n-®n-cp-∂X - p-sIm≠p-Xs - ∂-bm-W,v C∂pw Cu Nn{X-߃ Hmtcm kw`m-jW hyXn-bm-\ß - t- fm-Sp-IqsS Hm¿sØ-Sp-°m≥ GsXmcp km[m-cW t{]£-I\pw km[n-°p-∂X - .v hn√-\m-bm-epw, hnZq-jI - \ - m-bmepw X\n°v A`n-\b - n-°p-∂X - n¬ {]bm-ka - n√ F∂-Xm-W,v At[m-tem-I\ - m-bI - \ - mbn A`n-\b - n® ‘c≠mw-`m-h’-- Øn-epw ‘Iuc-h¿-’sebpw ‘I¿Ω’bn-sebpw ‘Imemƒ∏Sbn-sebpw \¿Ω aplq¿Ø-߃ \nd™ ‘\mtSm-Sn-°m-‰n’sebpw ‘]´W-{]-th-iØ - n’--sebpw ‘aq°n√m-cmPy-Øn-- ’- sebpw t]mep≈ thj-߃ Hm¿Ωn-∏n-°p-∂X - .v F∂n-cp-∂mepw kn\n-am-tem-IØ - n¬ Hcp Xne-I° - pdn Nm¿Ønb Ct±lw C∂pw ae-bmf t{]£-Ic - nse apSn-Nq-Sm-a∂ - ≥ Xs∂....!!

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In today’s world women face a lot of hurdles, be it at workplace or their own home.

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However once in a while, we do see rays of hope shining here and there; women who overcome such hurdles of suppression and inequality through their courage and determination. Malala, a 16 year old schoolgirl, is one such ray of hope who has become the synonym for courage. Born on 12th July 1997, into a Muslim family of the Pashtun ethnicity, she was given her first name, Malala, meaning ‘grief stricken’, after Malalai of Maiwand, a Pashtun poetess and warrior woman. Her last name, Yousufzai, is that of a large Pashtun tribal confederation that is predominant in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, where she grew up. At her house in Mingora, she lived with her two younger brothers, her parents, and two pet chickens. Malala was educated in large part by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, who is a poet and an educational activist himself, running a chain of schools known as the Khushal Public School. She once stated to an interviewer that she would like to become a doctor, though later her father encouraged her to become a politician instead. She apparently started speaking about education rights as early as September 2008. Her father took her to Peshawar to speak at the local press club,


“How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?” This was her question to the audience in a speech that was covered by newspapers and television channels, throughout the region. At the beginning of 2009, Malala had a chance to write for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. This was at a time when Taliban militants where taking over the Swat Valley, restricting women from going outside, banning television, music and girls’ education. Fearing the Taliban reprisals, Malala published her writings under the pseudonym ‘Gul makai’, meaning corn flower in Urdu. Malala aspired to be a politician keeping Benazir Bhutto as her role model. The following is an excerpt from her documentary: “I have a new dream…I must be a politician to save this country. There are so many crises in our country. I want to remove these crises.”

The Express Tribune named Malala in their list of ‘Game changers 2011’. She was also given a place in the list of top global thinkers by the Foreign Policy Magazine in 2012. Her thoughts and feelings were well appreciated all over the world and the following awards and honours are proof of her revolutionary activism: She was a runner up of the International Children’s Peace Prize in October 2011. On 19th December 2011, she was awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize. On 3rd January 2012, the Government Girls Secondary School on Mission Road, Karachi was renamed in her honour as Malala Yousafzai Government Girls Secondary School.

This shows the thinking of a simple school girl who wanted her On 15th October 2012, Malala received Pakistan’s thirdcountry to move forward and she knew highest civilian bravery award, the ‘Sitarathat it would be possible only if girls were e-Shujaat’ bravery award. also educated along with boys. “Dear brothers and sisters, we She also received the Mother Teresa On 9th October 2012, Malala was shot in must not forget that millions of Memorial Award for Social Justice and the the head and neck in an assassination people are suffering from Rome Prize for Peace and Humanitarian attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning poverty, injustice and ignorance. Action on 28th November 2012. home on a school bus. In the days We must not forget that millions immediately following the attack, she of children are out of schools. On 1 st January 2013, Malala was remained unconscious and in critical We must not forget that our awarded the 2012 Tipperary International condition, but later her condition improved sisters and brothers are waiting Peace Award for her courage and enough to be sent to a hospital in the United for a bright peaceful future. determination to speak out in support of Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation. So let us wage a global struggle equal access to education for every child. In the wake of the assassination attempt, Malala also received the Simone de against illiteracy, poverty and the famous singer Madonna dedicated her Beauvoir Prize in 2013. terrorism and let us pick up our song ‘Human Nature’ to Malala at a books and pens. They are our The assassination attempt on Malala concert in Los Angeles on the day of the most powerful weapons. brought the issues faced by girl children attack. She said that this act made her cry. One child, one teacher, one pen to the forefront which was treated by Through the Women in the World and one book can change the people all over the world with shock and Foundation, actresses Angelina Jolie and world. sympathy. Responding to concerns about Tina Brown launched a campaign for Education is the only solution. his safety, Malala’s father Ziauddin said raising money to fund the education of Education First.” that they wouldn’t leave the country girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The - An extract from Malala’s whether Malala survived or not. He added world leaders denounced the attack speech at the United Nations that nobody could stop them by the force unanimously. U. S. President Barack of bullets. Ziauddin also called upon Youth Assembly Obama found the news of the shooting everyone to ‘honour’ their daughters. reprehensible, disgusting and tragic. The U. N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended his support All over the world people prayed for Malala, wishing sincerely to the young girl and her fight for education, describing her as for her recovery and showed support to her with the “I am the ‘global symbol’ of every girl’s right to education. The Malala” slogans. Her condition is now stable. She has resumed Pakistan President responded to the attack saying that it was her studies in Birmingham along with her commitment to equality and education rights. an attack on civilized people. A month after Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban; United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commemorated November 10 as ‘Malala Day’. The day is intended to represent the goal of education for all children. Former British Prime Minister and current U. N. Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown launched a United Nations petition in Malala’s name using the slogan “I am Malala” and demanded that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015. Malala has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Moreover, she is the youngest person in history to receive the nomination.

Malala has become a symbol of hope for all those girl children who have been suppressed worldwide and denied education. She is the beacon of confidence and a source of inspiration to one and all. Malala instills in us the strong message about the importance of giving education to women, in spite of life threatening situations and fearful living conditions in the Swat Valley which was her home. The assassination attempt on Malala has brought about widespread discussion and strong criticism from all corners of the world. The accolades she has received are testimonial to her commitment and valour. All of us should identify a Malala in ourselves in order to put an end to the discrimination against women.

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an is a bipedal animal playing a unique role in the animal kingdom. He stands at the top most position in the animal community and is really the master of the living world, the one who can control the rest of the creatures. He has attained the highest degree of body organization and in his intellectual ability; he surpasses all the other creatures. Today, sports is considered to be an International discipline as it develops international understanding and universal brotherhood. Several meanings for the word ‘sport’ have evolved over time. According to Snyder and Spreitzer (1983), “The term sport, derives

Dr. Sobha P. S. Dept. of Physical Education from the Middle English verb ‘sporten’, sport is historically associated with a sense of ‘turning aside’, ‘distraction’, amusement and giving of pleasure”. For most people, sports is a form of recreation while for others it is a competition. Sports is a preparation for life, it is a way to get ahead; the will to win is the will to work. Physical well-being is an ideal concept of physical fitness and includes both internal and external components. Well-being is a state of health, happiness and prosperity. It means leading a good life with which one is satisfied. Wellness is not only physical fitness; but mental fitness, emotional fitness and social fitness are also its essential aspects. In fact, wellness is the capability of an individual by which he leads a well balanced life. Today, all are desirous of possessing a healthy life. However, rapid industrialization, population explosion, increasing number of vehicles, food adulteration, continuous and regular use of fertilizers, chemicals and pesticides for better agricultural productivity, etc.. are adversely affecting the health. On the other hand, the growing use of passive technological practices in daily life is responsible for high levels of physical inactivity among all the age groups. Researches show that almost 65% of the population is not active enough for a healthy life. Watching T. V. for long durations, using computers for long time, driving car even for a short distance, using elevators and lifts in the malls, markets or work place; all these factors contribute towards an inactive lifestyle. Wellness programmes stress on proper nutrition, no smoking, no alcohol or drugs, weight control and stress management. Sports and games form the perfect wellness programme; contributing to mental, physical, social and emotional well being. A healthy body produces effective performance and allows the individual to get maximum enjoyment. Wellness depends upon many factors such as: 1. Balanced diet 2. Proper relaxation 3. Positive attitude and stable mind 4. Regular Exercise 1. Balanced diet Many of us don’t know what balanced diet is. We don’t even have time to take food at the proper time due to academic / professional load. Nutrient values are getting reduced due to the use of chemicals, pesticides and due to use of colours for the

beautification of fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, many of us have poor eating habits i.e. taking chowmin, noodles, burger, bakery items etc. and all these consumed for a longer time do affect the health. Therefore, taking a balanced diet seems to be just impossible and of course, it is not in our control to a great extent. 2. Proper relaxation Medical science says that proper rest to the body is an essential need. At least 5 – 8 hours of absolute rest is advisable but due to the aforesaid reasons the mind and the body don’t get enough rest for relaxation. 3. Positive Attitude and Stable mind In the present lifestyle it is very difficult to achieve positive attitude and stable mind. Students face this problem due to excess academic load and parental level expectation. It’s very difficult to find a person without tension, worries, depression, frustration and many such emotional instabilities. These components also do not seem to be in our control. 4. Regular exercise This is the essential requirement of wellness but physical exercise tends to decline significantly with age. On the basis of research it has been concluded that: Hardly 40% of the total population are conscious about exercise. Almost 1/3rd of the total population are aware of the significance of exercise. Females are least interested in doing exercises. Most of the non-communicable diseases like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, heart diseases etc. may be caused due to inactive life pattern. Doctors and scientists advise to undergo physical exercises regularly for maintaining healthy body and healthy mind. Benefits of Regular exercise Controls weight hence prevents obesity. Strong bones, muscles and ligaments Better digestion Maintains blood pressure and cholesterol level. Increases the immunity power Freshness and energetic feeling Sound sleep, sound mind Good posture and body balance. Better appearance and smart look Smooth functioning of the body systems. Proper growth and development Improves sexual health Better self esteem Relief from negative emotions like stress, tension etc. Self confidence Except the last component of wellness, the other three are very difficult to be made available or achieved as they are not in our control. But the last component i.e. doing exercise regularly is in our control and is available free of cost. One must understand the benefits of regular exercises and give at least 45 minutes of 24 hours to keep oneself healthy for a long life. “If wealth is lost nothing is lost. If character is lost something is lost. If health is lost everything is lost.”

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Ansu Anna Abraham S4 CE

Up on the attic floor, the old toy train bogies lay scattered here and there…She picked up some of them and tried to reconnect them… She tried again and again. But failed. For her, the task was like her life....can never be reconnected. Never be the same as before. Tears rolled down her cheeks..... She is Pegasus, a ‘Peevish girl’, the title the world around her gave her. She seems to be a girl of about twenty but suprisingly her face resembles that of an old woman, lifeless and worn out. She was a girl of five when she got a little brother, Nathan. Her father, who was the Town Mayor, was busy with his official matters. Thus the cute little Nathan became her only companion. She has not seen her mother. She did not remember that unknown face and that face does not bother her even now. That little girl of five loved her brother like no one else in the world did and her brother too had the same feelings toward her. They played together. She made him ‘it’. For her, he was her cute baby doll, easily made to laugh, a laughing toy. One day their Father presented Pegasus a toy train, knowing her craze for trains. But the lass presented that treasure to her beloved brother as a token of her love. They both played with the train, dismantled it and reconnected it endlessly until they felt sleepy. But those happy days never lasted. One day Pegasus was waking up after a siesta. As she lay on the bed rubbing her eyes, she heard some one whispering “That boy seems to be a nuisance nowadays. After all, he is not Mr. Mayor’s son!”. She was dumbfounded. So many thoughts raced through her mind, “No, no, I can’t believe this. I won’t!”. “He is my beloved brother but.....what about Father’s unnatural behaviour towards him as if Nathan were not his son?”. Slowly,

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she tried to recollect those memories; when Father trounced Nathan for his children pranks…. Now, she was certain that what she overheard is the truth when Father asked Nath to leave the house for a really trivial matter: another childish prank of his which this time had gone too far. Her brother left home without uttering a word. Only then did poor Pegasus realize…. her cute little Nath knew everything….that he was after all an orphan….a life destined to be a mere baby doll in a five year old girl’s hands. The only reason why Mayor took him home years ago was his ‘daughter’.

But for Pegasus, he was not a mere toy to be played with. To her, he is the treasure of a lifetime which she got by chance. He loved her unconditionally knowing that she was not his sister... She cared for him less than his affection for her....But now in his absence, she could not measure the depth of her love for him. She went up the stairs to the attic…..She could hear only the tick-tock sound of the clock, not the loving voice of her brother or the chugging sound of the train.....the bogies lay scattered everywhere. She tried to reconnect them…..but no.....only Nath could do that…. but she knew he wouldn’t…..he wouldn’t come back and her life would never be the same again…


When we learn Science, the question ‘why’ always comes to our mind, the question that great scientists like Albert Einstein asked. However, in crimes against humanity, do we still ask the same question ‘why’? While analyzing social issues do we ask the question ‘why’? Well, if we ask it, we can bring about change or at least we can change. Let us begin with an incident in history in which the question ‘why’ was asked.

us, the legacy handed down to us. In the above incident, Arun’s father asked the question ‘why’. Do we ever ask the same question when people behave indifferently to us? Ajmal Amir Kasab – What Went Wrong? In his desperate and hopeless world, Ajmal Kasab sought an identity. An identity that would make him stand apart from

Tony Abraham S8 EEE The power of Non Violence I shall begin with an incident from the life of Dr. Arun Gandhi, who is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and the founder of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non violence. When Dr. Arun Gandhi was 16 years old, he got a chance to drive his father to Durban town for an all day conference. Dr. Arun’s father instructed him to take care of several pending chores such as getting the car serviced and asked him to pick him up at the same place at five o’clock in the evening. After quickly completing the chores, the son went for a movie and when he came back to pick his father, he was late by one hour. He lied to his father that the car wasn’t ready, without realizing that his father had already called up the garage. Arun’s father replied, “There is something wrong in the way I brought you up that didn’t give you the confidence to tell me the truth. In order to figure out where I went wrong with you, I am going to walk home eighteen miles and think about it.”. The father did the same. The son decided never to lie to his parents again. I believe that what the world needs is forgiveness, love and not revenge. In the above incident, what would have been the outcome if the father had beaten up his son for what he did? Here lies the importance of non violence, the path the Father of our Nation showed

the rest. His schooling stopped at the age of thirteen. He was a human being and like any other kid in this world he too had dreams. Everyone said hang him and we hung him. No one even cared about the fact that he was brainwashed. No one even asked ‘why’ he did this. How can one find pleasure through killing people? How can one be so inhumane? He was trained to kill people and he did what according to his belief was right. Will hanging him to death end terrorism? No, punishment only creates fear; it can never change human conscience. If hanging anyone would end crime then after Kasab there will no longer be any more terrorists. Kasab knew that he would die for what he was going to do, but still he didn’t relent. What needs to be done is to teach people to be humane. Instead of training people to earn money, train them to be good human beings. If you or I were in the place of Kasab, we too may have ended up in the gallows. Violence and our society A girl was brutally raped inside a moving bus in Delhi and eventually succumbed to injuries. The public outburst demanding stringent laws to be implemented and increasing security for women lasted weeks long. However, nobody seems to know the fact that everyday up to sixty eight rape cases are being reported across the nation. According to the Police, more than 90% of the accused in rape cases were either relatives, neighbors or acquaintances of the victim. So, if we were to hang the culprits in every case; we would be hanging fathers, brothers, relatives and friends. In November 2012, a case was reported from Thalassery, Kannur in which a 13 year old girl was raped by her father, brother and uncle. The hands which should have protected her destroyed her life instead. If this is the scenario prevailing in our state which boasts of the highest literacy rate, what would the condition be in other parts of India? These incidents are really a disgrace to our society. Love can heal the world In 1995, a farmer named Samander Singh murdered Sister Rani Maria- a Christian missionary at Indore. He was sentenced to eleven years of imprisonment. Behind the prison walls, he was planning to take revenge on the person who persuaded him to kill her. Quite unexpectedly, Samander had a visitor at prison who hugged him and called him ‘brother’. The visitor was none other than Sister Selmi Paul, sister of the murdered Rani Maria. Sister Rani’s family forgave Samander Singh. The love and compassion that Sister Rani’s family gave Samander made him

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change his mind. Samander gave up his plans to take revenge. Eventually he was released because of a petition signed by Sister Rani’s family, the Provincial of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation and the Bishop of Indore. Samander became a Christian. He helps tribals and for him Sisters Rani’s family has become his own. “In my own small way,” he said, “I try to follow her example, helping those who are less fortunate than me, like Tribal Christians and all those who are marginalised.” Conclusion Following the Delhi gang rape case, there was a public outcry demanding the hanging of culprits and the need for more strict punishment. Stringent punishments do nothing to prevent crimes. The men who raped the girl inside the bus would have never thought about the consequences of their crime. What we

actually need is the prevention of crime and not the punishment of the culprit after committing the crime. This can only be accomplished through building up a better society. Good societies can be formed only by people with good character. As said by the famous writer Shiv Khera, “Character building does not start when the child is born. It starts hundred years before the child is born”. Education must be character development oriented. Good character can be moulded only through the healthy influence of family, school and surroundings. Good people are not formed by strict punishments or from violence-filled surroundings. Rather, they are created from surroundings, family and societies filled with love. Love, forgiveness & non-violence have that amazing power before which everything else fails. Yes, these are the things that can definitely make a human being - HUMANE

Together had we been For a fair long time Walking beside, close enough That our shoulders touched. He had my hand, held in his And his steps, in line with mine. Being there for one another Was our sacred motto.

Kavitha Raju S8 CSE

When one stumbled, The other would give a shoulder To lean on and sigh! Hands would be stretched When one needs to be lifted And thus did we move On our journey, together. But I hear someone say That it’s from a distance We see something well And appreciate it better. May be it’s true For he couldn’t see Me, my eyes, or its plea Guess I was too close. All along, While I stood close by He would crave and strain his neck Looking for a soul mate. All I did, all that time Was, be his best friend And wish to be seen. Well, some day........

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Anija Ann Roy S6 CSE

“I feel like I’m living in a human zoo – a wandering attraction that invites attention. Really, the only difference is that in a zoo, a cage or glass wall separates the gawkers from the captive animals; bushes or ponds provide a place of solace where they can escape the stares and pretend to be in their world. In ‘my’ zoo, I can’t move to a separate part of my cage to escape the negative attention because in my cage, there are no bars, and the men simply follow.” This was all that was left for a foreigner to say when asked about her visit to the one and only ‘God’s Own Country’. Harassment of women is, as we know, not a new ‘phenomenon’. It has been in this world since A. E. or as we call it, ‘After Eve’. The survey conducted by a Gender Study Group showed that most women felt disgusted, insulted and scared by any sort of harassment. Similarly, in response to the question “What kind of emotional response does eve teasing evoke in you?”, not a single woman ticked the category ‘indifferent’. Today, the face of an afflicted farmer is always that of a man’s; the woman farmer has been forgotten. The untold story of Indian Agriculture is not one of mismanagement of water and other resources but of the refusal to acknowledge women’s contribution to agriculture. Ironically, the bulk of work done on farms across India, is by women. The main reason for this negligence is that, in the patriarchal culture that prevails in our country, a woman without an economic standing has little chance of asserting her rights not just as a woman but also as a human being. Of course, even women with independent economic means are not necessarily respected or heeded. However, they have a greater chance to make choices than those who are forced into dependence. So, all of us who are clamouring for women empowerment really ought to look towards woman farmers. Recognizing women’s work and contribution to agriculture is the need of the hour. Moving on, the unlettered and even the educated have not stopped the never ending ‘blame game’ on women for giving birth to a female child. Ignorance or rather blind beliefs contribute

furthermore to this pitiful state. Consider this case: In a village in Bihar, a man beat up his wife with a belt severely and the profusely bleeding woman was hospitalized in a critical condition. Her crime? She gave birth to a girl child for the second time. Haven’t you noticed that the innocent wife is always blamed for the birth of the girl child, whereas the husband joins the chorus, blaming and punishing her. Now another big question that needs to be answered. Does attire define a woman?? Consider the case of our friends in the North East. An insight into their culture would reveal that their society is equally conservative and traditional like elsewhere in India. The traditional Hornbill festival held annually in Nagaland is a testimony to this. The women dancing in the festival, wearing colorful and rich short skirts, sleeveless blouses and heavy ornaments do not raise any eyebrows there. Women wear these clothes to workplaces or even to congregations like Sunday churches. Even when they step outside their region, the women carry the style element with them comfortably. On the other hand, these women have a cultural shock when they come to cities where they are teased because of their distinctive Mongoloid features and their choice of attire. In a land of salwar kameez and sarees, a young Mongoloid woman walking down the streets in her short skirts with a fringe cut is looked down upon as someone who has defied all moral sanctity. If we take a closer look at society, we find some women who intentionally dress up as glam dolls, giving ultra exposure to their body. This happens especially when one is away from the control and safeguard of home. Surprisingly, this holds true for both men and women. Gelled spiky hair, branded accessories, low waist pants…I better not go further! All those who are reading this may remark at this point of time, “I thought this article is all about women!!”. It certainly is and let me come straight to the point. A fully clothed woman is neither the embodiment of morality nor the epitome of virtue. The question is; should one be degraded

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based on one’s attire? If this is the yardstick, moral values would mean nothing more than a few more yards of clothes draped around a woman’s body. Don’t you agree to the fact that the attire you wear is entirely a matter of personal choice? The length of a woman’s skirt must never be a measure of the society’s moral values. However, there are people who think otherwise too... And now, the most frequent headline in our daily newspapers. Sexual harassment. The recent gang rapes make it evident that sexual harassment and assaults on women are unfortunately a common affair. It is quite shocking to hear that many people, including political leaders, community elders and religious gurus alike; have blamed the victims of the assault, suggesting that, if they had behaved the way women should, their fate would have been different. These comments are quite disgusting, especially at a time when Indian society is rethinking its attitude towards women. Indian women have finally arrived at this stand, “I tried to ignore the harassment, pretending that it doesn’t bother me, or even acting as though I can’t hear it. I have tried to shrug it off, telling myself that not all men act like this; surely most men wouldn’t make these comments. I have been patient, but I have also had ENOUGH!”. Sounds like a poem, doesn’t it? Much of the violence, that we do not notice or read about

because it takes place away from the glare of our media, stems from this powerlessness of women. ‘Delhi brave heart figures in U.N. Women’s day message’, ‘Soumya’s Murder: A case that shocked society’s conscience’, ‘Honour your daughters, says Malala’s father’ – these were the mastheads of various newspapers that we read recently. One young woman was gang raped to death. Teenagers were shot at for daring to seek education. Every now and then, a horrific story will catch our attention. Widespread outburst of the media – protests – interfering politicians – compensations – candlelight ceremonies – the usual sequence of events follows. Life moves on and as expected the ‘story’ becomes one of the many yellowing police records. However, for every one such story, there are thousands of other incidents that go unreported because the women at the receiving end do not count – not even in government records. I am hopeful because the women of the world are finally taking a stand; they are speaking out against rape, holding protests and telling the world that we will no longer tolerate this violence, exploitation and oppression. The protests led by women in India are among the first in the country to stand out with such vigour and determination. These form the basis for my optimism. Overcoming such deeply rooted patriarchy will definitely take time. It will take dedication, passion and commitment: but it will happen!

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he third part of the ‘Shiva Trilogy’ by Amish Tripathi was about to be released; I booked it in advance via Flipkart and received a copy on the day of release itself. I expected an ‘author signed’ one which was an offer for advance booking; unfortunately I didn’t get it. Sob! Flipkart has become a popular choice among us for online shopping, as it provides excellent service and attractive offers. It also provides multiple payment schemes like credit card, debit card, net banking and most importantly cash on delivery, which is preferred by a vast majority. The success story of this Indian e-commerce company hit the headlines a few years back. Flipkart was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, both alumni of IIT, Delhi. Wikipedia gave me an impeccable answer about its history and it was something like a prelude. In its initial years, Flipkart focused on sales of books and the first book sold by the online Shoppe was John Wood’s ‘Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children’. John Wood was Microsoft’s Director of Business Development for the Greater China Region. Taking a break from work, he went to Nepal, trekking the mighty Himalayan folds. There he visited a school that had around 500 children and only a few age inappropriate books. When asked about the incomparable tally between the children and the number of books, the Headmaster replied “Perhaps, sir, you will someday come back with books…”, which inspired Wood. What he did was to send an e-mail asking his friends and family to donate books. After a year or so, he was back with 3000 books! All donated by his friends and family. This eventually transformed into a non-profit organization known by the name ‘Room to Read’. ‘Room to Read’ had an impact on 6 million kids around the globe…. Getting inspired is a great thing; it allows you to discover yourself. Inspiring someone on the other hand is an achievement. This was all about a successful business that was the result of friendship, an example that motivates us to seek one’s passion. And philanthropy?? Two very different things connected by a small link. Decide what you want in your life and focus on the crux. At the same time, keep a check on the other half, one that adds a bit of humanity...

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Aparna Raju S6 EEE


Marie Kottayil James Assistant Professor, ECE Dept. “

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an one smile and laugh away when one’s hurt…..deeply hurt?’’, I used to wonder in my school days….. “According to the AICTE norms, an Engineering faculty must have a minimum qualification of M.Tech... The college intake of faculty will, from now on, consist of only M.Tech. Graduates…..” I listened nonchalantly to the voice, which seemed very distant and vague and let out a deep sigh. I sat back in my seat and a smile crept onto my face. ‘School was cool! Study, play, rest, co-curricular activities and life under the shade of two very loving and protective parents! ☺ B.Tech. was definitely not my choice! It was definitely a test of patience! And an M.Tech. meant crossing the limits!!!!!’ I closed my eyes and thought, ‘Life after school was like being carried away by a never-ending high tide. But, I never drowned, even at instances when my body went limp and mind abandoned me as the Lord, my life jacket, helped me smile through them all!’ One must admit that as far as the life of a living being is concerned, circumstance is the only inevitable factor that drives all life with constant power dissipation. So… The time drew near…..the countdown began. It was decided that three teaching faculty from the ECE & AEI departments would join in the first batch of M.Tech. in VLSI & Embedded Systems. The proposed M.Tech. Faculty wondered, ‘How would it be, teaching our own colleagues? Would they smile at them when they entered the class? Would they be able to deliver the lectures adequately when their very own colleagues stared at them from the students’ side?’ Some were tensed, others uncertain and yet a few others laughed away the entire situation. We ☺ had our own share of uncertainties too….. How would we perform as pupils? Would we be able to sit in class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.? Wasn’t that toooo looooong? Would we be able to listen to our teachers, like the other students without making both parties embarrassed? Would the lectures be interesting? Would we sleep in class? Would we make friends with our other classmates or would we be singled out because in a way, we were still part of the faculty of SAINTGITS? Moreover, it was a fact that generation gap was a good reason for communication gap!

A whole bunch of questions and not enough time to clear them on Google Search! I knew that the Lord Almighty, the complete class search engine, would provide the right answers in His time! We were all seated at the Seminar Hall, along with our batch mates of different branches. It was the Orientation Programme for the new M.Tech. batch, an appetizer before the commencement of the classes that day and for two long years. All the students had come with their parents. Giggling like little girls, Riz and I mused, ‘Our guardians were busy at work and studying at school!’ We were given an idea of who our would-be classmates werestudents who had just completed their B.Tech. courses, not to mention, five of them pure Saintgitsians-students whom Rizwana miss and Jyothish sir had taught and students whose staff advisor I was! Feeling funny, we entered our new classroom with praying minds and beating hearts, but this time, to sit on the other side of the room, not to deliver, but to be delivered to, not to assign, but to be assigned to, not to examine, but to be examined! Books and pens in hand, in response to our hearts’ desire, our eyes continually scanned the 18 seats, starting from the back and finally rested on the three seats in the front.....the seats, our humble students had respectfully left for us. Reluctantly, our feet carried us forward and reflexively, the Saintgitsian passed-out students, followed by the rest, stood up in respect and caught us off-guard! For the first time, we sheepishly denied their mark of respect, which we had rightfully accepted all these years! Teacher-after-teacher came into the class and there were the usual warm-up self-introduction sessions. The faculty, on both sides of the classroom, overcame their temptations to smile at each other and played their new roles in the M.Tech. classroom. Meaningful and highly technical lectures flew around the classroom, penetrating the 18 heads and getting across to them the fact that M.Tech. was a no-nonsense endeavor. It meant real business! The three of us, experienced knocks of inertia on our doors while having to sit in front of our books to do our homework and submit our assignments. ☺ And hey, we improved a lot on our class performance.

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On the second day of class, we managed to reach our classroom a little earlier and occupy the second row! And finally, I even succeeded to be a back bencher and mischievously smile at my younger classmates as they had to occupy the front seats because of their naughty teacher-classmate! Riz and I became thick friends during the course. Jyothish sir was the brightest among the three of us. In fact, I believe, he was born an engineer! Riz was a toiler and I, well depended on both individual and combined efforts to meet the target the Lord had set for me. The ice broke between the teachers and students in the class of 18. Formal talks paved way to friendly dialogues and ended up in healthy jokes. ☺ Our former students discovered how down-to-earth their former teachers were and how friendly they could get. Abraham, our Beethoven, once told me, “Miss, you were definitely not supposed to be a teacher!” He was totally baffled by how their serious-looking staff advisor could be so mischievously funny! ☺. Presentations were to M.Tech. just like food was to life and fuel was to automobiles! When presentations took place in the absence of teachers, we struggled to suppress our laughing jaws when comments like ‘That was so and so, reporting for BBC news!’ and ‘You were watching so and so in such and such cookery show!’ came by in the form of chits of paper! I was so tensed about my first seminar session that Soya, one of my classmates asked me, “Miss, you are a teacher! Why should you be so tensed about taking a seminar?” I really could not answer her question, but my mind was at peace only after my turn was over. Before I reached my seat, I received a compliment from Dr. Iyer, our Dean, Post Graduate Studies about the simple and effective manner in which I presented my topic! At the end of the seminar sessions for the day, my friends bombarded me with compliments! One of them asked me innocently, “How can you explain things so clearly?” I smiled and looked up. I knew that it was not me, but the Lord who had presented instead of me! The difference between B.Tech. and M.Tech. was that we were a

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little more mature, we understood our teachers and what went through their minds, while mentoring us and to be honest, there was not an unwanted move from our part, that would annoy our faculty. On the other hand, our faculty appreciated our approach towards our P.G. course, well aware of the healthy mix of mischievous, anxious and studious characteristics! M.Tech. was a totally different experience for me too. My colleagues taught me! Just like my two friends, I found myself donning and undonning many costumes very frequently in just a single day with many such days to come! I was a student for about five hours a day and amidst those hours, I would remove the mask of a student and wear the mask of a classmate and friend during our fun-time breaks and free hours! In the evenings, I would don the mask of a family woman who would steal a regretful glance at her reference books on her study table and shelf while going about her chores. Finally, in the late night or early morning hours, I would be a faithful student again, completing my assignments or studying for class tests, series exams and so on. Multi-tasking was definitely not my strong point, but the Lord was my eternal microprocessor! Tremendous efforts and beseeching prayers energized us through the hurdles of our first and second semester university exams. Meanwhile, the lab exams made me terror-stricken..... ‘Please Lord, give me a question that I can do something about; Please let me be able to answer most of the viva questions and please give me an output before the time runs out, please.....’ M.Tech. changed us, of course, to a certain extent..... ☺ We began to realize the extent of torture a teacher brought upon a student when stealing five minutes of their break time, to end a topic! It dawned upon us that a student could never effectively absorb the lectures of the same subject for more than two hours a day! I talked to my students of S4 AEI and S5 ECE (they both belong to the 2009-2013 batch-they are currently in their S8), I would ask them to pray for me and my classmates before every series and university exam. And, they, in turn, would enquire about my performance after each exam.....they cared; they wanted to know about how I did. My heart felt warm as I was reminded of the ever-loving Lord! We even discussed the fact that, by God’s grace, we would be honored on the same Graduation Day Ceremony! ☺ There was one absent-minded student (among the AEIs that I had taught) whom I had lodged a complaint against, during the first PTA in their S3. But, ever since that incident, he exhibited remarkable signs of improvement, in his academics and more importantly, as a person. He held no grudges against me; on the contrary, he understood why a teacher advised and put her students to task and from that point till now, even if we don’t always see each other as the AEI students are in a different block now, he would always bow down slightly with his right palm to his chest, fully beaming, whenever he saw me. A student can choose his own way, either a road to fulfillment or a detour to destruction. Being a good student necessarily means that he obeys the rules set by his educational institution, that he meets the minimum criteria and submission deadlines for the various works he is assigned as part of his curriculum, including exams. He must have his own share of mischief and healthy enjoyment too. A good student always has a seat, booked in the hearts of his faculty; he will surely bag the blessings and prayers of his mentors. ☺


The third semester industrial training periods brought back memories of my hostel life during B.Tech. Travelling with back packs to and from our hostel, shopping for snacks, sitting through nights, talking and talking, but with one small difference-we would always put in a combined effort to brush through the topics, covered during the training sessions before the next days’ classes. The three of us always felt that if we had studied for B.Tech. the way we did now, for P.G., we would definitely have been rank holders! We did miss our homes, when in hostel, but we did enjoy the fun training sessions and the vivid train journeys to and fro. Reni, a 2010 Saintgitsian passout told me that she never thought that she would be lucky enough to seat her little teacher on her lap when there was no space in the auto rickshaws during our travels! Not to mention, the result-awaiting periods made me feel like walking over a ropeway with prayers...‘Lord, please, for Your glory, please...’ I cannot leave without guilt, if I do not mention the live blessings the Lord gave us. We are definitely indebted to the management authorities, our Principal and our dear H.O.D., first Amey ma’am and then, Susan ma’am; nevertheless, our dear dear teaching faculty- you will always be held close to our hearts! Iyer sir and Zacharia sir, who made us feel that we were no less important than the IIT students in our country, Shajimon sir, who formed the backbone of our course, Binu sir, my very supportive and helpful project guide (It was the Lord who did my project, not me!) who delivered his sessions very effectively, Riboy sir and Pradeep sir, with their highly informative and motivating lectures, Vinayakumar sir and Susmitha miss, with their very down-to-earth explanations of

O’ hear my cry! My mind is caught in the stagnant waters. My hopes are unheard and dead. I see the birds that fly in the skies, I yearn for a freedom as like theirs. Where my thoughts can be heard, and my cries can be understood.

CMOS VLSI, Jiss sir and Abraham sir, with their M.Tech. style teachings, Aravindhan sir, with his MEMSaholic enactments and Starlet miss, with her very sincere presentations- all our tutors made us feel at ease. They were a source of encouragement. They stood for our good. They walked along with us throughout these two years. Their fidelity toward their students, reminded me of our compassionate Lord who carries us all along! I would be committing a grave mistake if I did not tell you of our dear Ajith, our class representative, without whom, we would never have completed our studies in good spirits. Quiet as he was, a simple 2010 pass out Saintgitsian, he turned out to be everything to the first M.Tech. batch of ECE. He worked for the class more than for himself; he was totally selfless! He served as the buffer between the M.Tech. faculty and the M.Tech. students of our class, inspite of the several trivial issues that came by. He took up several responsibilities.....the responsibility of overcoming the impedance mismatch between the sources and sinks of the M.Tech. course, the responsibility of instigating a feeling of unity amongst the eighteen and so on. Like our Lord, the shepherd, he cared for his friends, his class and coming down to it, his institution, SAINTGITS. Well, here I am, amongst you, with all my achievements credited to the Lord’s glory, with the firm belief that He will crush all my burdens at His holy feet..... With the smile that He has gifted me, With unending prayers for you and your family, With Radio SG , signing off for now, this is ☺ Marie.

Ivin Rachel Koshy S8 AEI

I crave to be like the stars, the ones that beautify the night. I wish to colour a broken life, with the hues of red and violet. I know I can make it anew. I can revive a broken spirit, because I can tell you what it feels to be one. I wish to soar high in the sky, rising on the wings of happiness. Flying above the clouds, climbing the ladders of eternal joy. I dream of such a day, a day I can be proud of. When not even my shadows would desert me.

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iolence against women is on the rise. Media keep reporting horror stories and the conscience of the society is getting dumb. On hearing of a barbaric act, reactions have become predictable. On one hand, there is an outcry for severe punishment for the culprits. Forums get active in the nature of the punishment to be inflicted upon the man involved – whether to hang him or to castrate him or to ostracize him? On the other hand, politicians and social activists throng the victim’s house to offer ‘solace’ and ‘comfort’. None seem to address the issues at a deeper level. Every action is born out of a thought. Brain controls the mind and the wiring and thought process of human beings need to be understood in order to effectively control the actions and reactions. The brain of men and women are wired quite differently. In order to identify practical solutions to the perennial problem of sexual violence against women, we need to be aware of these differences in the makeup of men and women. Let me first present some of the research findings pertaining to the difference between male and female brain. The following is an extract from the article by Mark B. Kastleman, author of the revolutionary new book titled The Drug of the New Millennium-the Science of How Internet Pornography Radically Alters the Human Brain and Body - A Guide for Parents, Spouses, Clergy and Counselors. Mark is an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer, author and mentor. Mark works with leading neuroscientists and psychologists in developing education and training programmes utilized worldwide to help individuals overcome addiction and other difficult-to-change behaviors. The Difference between the Male and Female Brain: Mark B. Kastleman Significant differences exist between the male and female brains. Although what follows has been meticulously gathered from the research and writings of leading scientists and psychologists, it is by no means a hard and fast rule or description of every man and every woman. Each person is different and unique. However, the facts clearly bear out that for nearly all men and women there are

significant differences between the male and female brain. This means that in most cases, men and women do not behave, feel, think, or respond in the same ways, either on the inside or on the outside. The male brain is highly specialized, using specific parts of one hemisphere or the other to accomplish specific tasks. The female brain is more diffused and utilizes significant portions of both hemispheres for a variety of tasks. Men are able to focus on narrow issues and block out unrelated information and distractions. Women naturally see everyday things from a broader, “bigpicture” vantage point. Men can narrowly focus their brains on specific tasks or activities for long periods of time without tiring. Women are better equipped to divide their attention among multiple activities or tasks. Men are able to separate information, stimulus, emotions, relationships, etc. into separate compartments in their brains, while women tend to link everything together. Men see individual issues with parts of their brain, while women look at the holistic or multiple issues with their whole brain (both hemispheres). Men have as much as 20 times more testosterone in their systems than do women. This makes men typically more aggressive and dominant. In men, the dominant perceptual sense is vision, which is typically not the case with women. All of a woman’s senses are, in some respects, more finely tuned than those of a man. The following are insights, reached by behavioral scientists, after their exhaustive studies. As in any study, these represent how a higher percentage would behave in a sample, though there would always be exceptions. These insights, I am sure, would help us to understand the perceptions of the thought process of men and women. Women See Relationships Women want relationships. Men want flesh and women want love. Just as boys wanted balloons, toys, and carburetors, girls have always wanted contact, and communion, and company. The female mind is organized to place priority on relationship, the male on achievement.

The structure of the male brain vs. the female brain is very different. As a result, men and women and teenage boys and girls, do not react to nor view intimacy the same ways. We must be aware of what materials, stimuli, and circumstances make men and women and teenage boys and girls, most vulnerable and at greatest risk when it comes to chat rooms, movies, TV programmes etc. Young girls as a group are fast becoming one of the most vulnerable. There are certain times in a girl’s development when she is more impressionable and sensitive to outside stimuli. When cellular-memory groups and neural pathways are laid down during these times, negative influences get etched in the mind. The girl’s attitudes, emotions, self-esteem and core beliefs are swayed for life. What shall we conclude based on Research Findings compiled by Mark B. Kastleman? It is quite obvious that significant differences exist in the brain wiring of men and women. We need to base our code of ethics and patterns of behavior based on these scientific facts which are part of our makeup. God, the creator knows the best about us. It is impossible for us to address these issues, without following the manufacturer’s manual - the Bible. Every device is designed for a specific task and it is a common understanding that the device would malfunction if it is overloaded. Hazards can be avoided, only if instructions in the manual and safety standards are adhered to. Listen to these verses in Proverbs 6:27, 28; “Can a man take fire to his bosom and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared?” .You cannot carry the fire of the passion of an illegitimate relationship on your bosom, without getting burned! Well, what then are the precautions that can be taken, in the light of all these? Precautions for Men 1. Be watchful about your thoughts: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there


be any praise, think on these things” Philippians 4:8. Note: Negative thoughts trigger negative actions. 2. Be careful about what you see: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” Jesus says in Matthew 5:27, 28. Note: Visual stimulation could lead you to unreasonable actions. 3. Flee from provocative situations: “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart”2 Timothy 2:22 Note: It is safer to accept your limitation and run away. 4. Avoid bad company: “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character” 1 Corinthians 15:33 Note: Bad company can lead you to various addictions. 5. Fear God and yield to His instructions: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Note: We are accountable to God for all our actions. Fear of God is tested in the secret thoughts of the heart. Precautions for Women 1. Know that you are precious in God’s sight and find security in Him: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me” Isaiah 49:15-16 “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt...” Jeremiah 31:3, 4

Note: When you are secure in God’s love, you will not long for security in the so called ‘love’ available elsewhere. 2. Renew your mind and overcome anxiety: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will” Romans 12:2 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4: 6-7 Note: Only a renewed and peaceful mind will be able to make the right choices at decisive moments. 3. Be careful about secret communi cations: “But I am afraid that, as serpent deceived Eve, by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray...” 2 Corinthians 11:3 Note: Secret private communications could lead you astray. 4. Be wise and discerning – be a wall and not a door: “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves...” Matthew 10:16. “If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar” Songs 8:9 Note: One can easily walk through a door, but will have to rebound on reaching a wall. 5. Fear God and be modest: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” Proverbs 31:30 “I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety”1 Timothy 2:9 Note: You are accountable to God for all your actions and need to be considerate. Respect your makeup and take precautions We are shell shocked at the tragic torture of many girls. It might also be true that at least some of those innocent victims were too simple to have thought about the dangers lurking round the corner.

*Santhosh P. Mathew is the Professor & HOD – CSE at Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam. He can be contacted at matthewsantosh@gmail.com. You may also listen to a 10 minute talk on “Being ready for eternity” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNq-m-fMsRA&feature=youtu.be. You can know more about his family at the blog http:// shekinahsantoshmathew.blogspot.in/p/about.html.

We ought to respect the wiring of our brain and take appropriate precautions, lest we lose ourselves and our society. Think again, before you send out that personal SMS with a tinge of seduction. Think again, before you share your thoughts and feelings to the person of the opposite sex (over voice or text). Think again, before you take that liberty to get too close. Think again, before you go ahead and pollute your mind with those dirty novels. A stitch in time saves nine. Applying a little thought now, would save you from a lot of tears later. “Guard the thoughts of your heart with all diligence; your life is shaped by your thoughts” Proverbs 4:23 GNT/NIV. I have learned most of these lessons, the hard way. You need not be intimidated by your past failures. Probably, you are reaping the consequences of some of your wrong choices and carelessness, now. Do not be disheartened. All that is required is to be ruthlessly honest with you. The first step to freedom is to acknowledge that you are in bondage. Come to God with remorse and a genuine longing for freedom. He will help you through. “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8:36. Yes, the issues are deeper than what are being portrayed by the media. Transformation of the society is to begin in the mind and actions of individuals. Let us do our part in this journey forward. ———————— March 8, is being celebrated as International Women’s day and the UN theme for the year 2013 is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”. Here is a poem that I wrote for all our dear Women.

To our precious women You are so precious in God’s sight We too value you so great A safe working environment is your right I promise to make it for you bright Free to wake and walk Free to pause and praise Free to laugh and lark Free to work and talk You can move ahead with confidence Free from stares and cares To fulfill the purpose of your creation With discernment and courage. - Santhosh P. Mathew

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ilence conveys pain my lips can’t murmur. I thought you saw it when I bled; felt it when you were around me. Shallow as you can be, I expected more from you. True to say, expectations lead to frustrations... Frustrated I was, suffocated within, wanting to reveal my inner tremor. Thought you’d realise what written words can’t display What spoken tongue can’t convey… Were you not able to see? Less compassion to feel, I guess. Too busy to have bothered to think, perhaps. When are you ever going to learn? When you hurt me once, l kept my lips sealed; Thinking that I can heal the pain, pick myself up. Then, you saw me grow from where I fell; You thought you could hurt me again. And you did, not alone, but with your so-called ‘friends’. Again, I was patient, but tolerating injustice is a sin in itself. You were too young to listen, very stubborn, and even now you are. When will you learn to listen? I have no choice now. If you are to listen to me, perhaps; We ought to do this the hard way. I gave you the easy way, you preferred the other; What you now witness is the result of your choice. I gave you a chance to change, And now you chose to change my chance. I never asked for this, you brought it upon yourself. Fear the destruction, dread the damages; Cry from the loss, grieve the disappearances; Lose your love, shatter from the catastrophes. I warned you not to mess too much... Look at the result of your obstinacy... lf I say, you still have time to reconcile, will you listen at least now? Eventually, parents do forgive their children how much ever we strike the rod. I am waiting, wishing I would still exist to see you come to me. I never wanted to hurt you, that is not how our kind works. If I live, I’d tell your offspring-“Think before you cut me, your Tree.”

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ARTS DAY EXHIBITION Jelvin Tom Sebastian S6 ME-A

Harikrishnan B. S6 ME-A

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PHOTOGRAPHY Cyril Mathews S4 CSE

COMPETITION Anirudh Pramil S8 ME-A

Shemeem P. S. S6 ECE Harikrishnan B. S6 ME-A

Jobin Philip Varghese S6 ECE

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Mathew Joseph S6 EEE How often have you felt sheer excitement and anticipation when a new movie from one of your favourite film series is about hit theaters? Watching new trailers, knowing more about the cast, and having a peek at some of the spoilers are just some of the things we do before its release. Each movie just makes us yearn for more, and we almost wish the series never ended! For decades now, film studios across the world have come up with some really exciting characters, plotlines and several more thrills that cinema buffs have come to love. Be it spy thrillers, epic battles deep in space, whacky pirates sailing the seas or young witches and wizards weaving their magic with a flick of a wand, the term film series can be truly accorded to only those movies that have more than one sequel or prequels. The commercial potential of these films are enormous, tempting studios to continue the trend, and make the most of their popular movies. The list of film series, especially in Hollywood, is a very long one. Here’s a look at some of the most successful film series of all time!

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BOND. JAMES BOND. Cool gadgets, fast cars, gorgeous ladies and some of the most death defying stunts we’ve ever seen, James Bond has it all. The superspy, codenamed 007, who first appeared on the silver screen in 1962 with Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as James Bond, has wowed fans around the world by taking ‘style’ to a whole new level. The Bond movies are not only the longest continually running, but also the secondhighest grossing film franchise in history, with a total of 23 films made till date. A total of six actors have had the opportunity to star as Bond, each of them bringing their own sense of style and charm to the character. The MI6 agent, who likes his vodka martini shaken not stirred, was created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. The character has been adapted in television, comics and video game formats. Some of the main characteristics of the films include classic one-liners and eccentric villains, not to mention the theme songs, composed by some of the finest musical artists around. Some of the central figures include ‘M’, Bond’s boss, agent and friend Felix Leiter of the CIA, and his ‘quartermaster’ ‘Q’.

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The franchise had a reboot of sorts in the year 2006, with the release of Casino Royale, when breaking from tradition, a blonde actor, Daniel Craig was cast as James Bond. The movie steered clear from fancy gadgets and gave the main

James Bond, has wowed fans around the world by taking ‘style’ to a whole new level. protagonist, Bond, a lot more depth, setting itself at the beginning of his career, and focusing on his first mission as a “double O”. The film was a huge success, both commercially and critically, paving the way for the films to get a complete

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makeover since then. The latest film Skyfall, another blockbuster, was released in 2012, marking 50 glorious years of the franchise. The other well known films of the series include From Russia with Love(1963), Goldfinger(1964), The Man with the Golden Gun(1974), License to Kill(1989), and Golden eye(1995). Such is the popularity of the franchise that even the casting of characters especially Bond, manages to make it to headlines across the globe. The films may have a limited demographic, but the series has left an everlasting mark nonetheless. Here’s to 50 more glorious years of James Bond!

A WORLD OF WITCHES AND WIZARDS Waving a wand to cast a cool spell, hanging around with some funny looking creatures, and to top it all, flying on broomsticks! Every kid’s dream! And it gets even more exciting if you are learning magic in a school that looks like a castle! When British author J.K. Rowling published the Harry Potter novels, she

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brought the world of magic closer to millions of kids around the world. The films based on her books, brought it even closer, making it a worldwide phenonmenon. The most successful film

franchise of all time, it is a story of the young Harry Potter, an orphaned boy, brought up by his uncaring aunt and uncle. On his eleventh birthday, he gets the biggest surprise and probably the best gift of his life, when he is told that a whole other world of magic exists and that he himself is a wizard. Harry also learns of a dreaded dark wizard, a wizard so feared that his name is never spoken out loud- Lord Voldemort, who along with his followers called ‘death eaters’ have been responsible for a number of heinous acts, especially against the nonmagical community called ‘muggles’ and are hell bent on ruling both worlds. This wizard, after years of spreading his evil, mysteriously disappeared one night after murdering Harry’s parents-James and Lily Potter. The tale goes that, somehow, the curse meant to kill Harry, an infant back then, rebounded, leaving Voldemort in a very weak state and Harry with a lightning shaped scar on his forehead. Very few realized that this event would intertwine both their fates like never before. With love and support from friends, and constant guidance from his mentor and Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, Harry has the adventure of a lifetime during his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Already a celebrity because of his past, Harry is also a champ in the most popular sport in the magical communityQuidditch. His closest friends and fellow students, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are his pillars of strength throughout his journey in search for answers to his past and the fight against arch nemesis Voldemort. The stars of the series include Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, not to mention legends in the British Film industry like Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall, the versatile Jim Broadbent as Horace

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Slughorn and a host of other Oscar winners and nominees such as Emma Thompson as Sybill Trelawney and Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort. The first movie of the series- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone was an enormous hit, prompting the studio to make a further seven films based on the novels. The second film, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets was equally successful, with some of the visual effects earning special praise. The films succeeding it continued to impress critics and the audience alike, resulting in some staggering box office numbers, making it the highest grossing film series of all time, with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts. The series ended with the two part finale, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2

The highest grossing film series of all time, with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts in 2011. It was an emotional ending for the author of the novels, J.K. Rowling, the cast of the films and fans around the world, especially young teenagers, who grew up along with the character, over a period of more than 10 years. Harry Potter may be a work of fiction, but his world of magic will always hold a special place in our hearts. Long Live Harry Potter!

GOTHAM’S DARK KNIGHT Eccentric billionaire during the day, criminal’s most dreaded fear at night. That should pretty much sum up Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman. The Batman films give us the story of Bruce Wayne, a man determined to fight crime as a masked vigilante, in honour of his parents, whom he lost at a very young

age and in the name of his city-Gotham, which is rotting under the ruthless

underworld. With help and moral support from his butler Alfred, childhood friend and attorney Rachel Dawes, scientist employee Lucius Fox and police commissioner Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne keeps the city’s underworld at bay with his deadly fighting skills and technical resources. The comic book superhero appeared in a couple of TV serials and films in the 1960s, but caught everyone’s attention after the release of Batman in 1989, with Michael Keaton starring as the caped crusader. Following the sequel Batman Returns in 1992, Val Kilmer took over the role in the 1995 film Batman Forever. The series took a hit two years later, when Batman & Robin fared miserably both critically and commercially, despite a relatively strong cast, with George Clooney playing the lead character. After

Heath Ledger mesmerized the audience with his Oscar winning portrayal of ‘The Joker’ a long hiatus and multiple scripts in the pipeline, the series received a much needed boost in 2005, when director Christopher Nolan decided to give the franchise a reboot, casting Christian Bale


as Batman, along with a strong supporting cast that included Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine as Lucius Fox and Alfred Pennyworth respectively. Noted composer Hans Zimmer was roped in to score the track of the first and subsequent films. Titled Batman Begins, the new film was a darker, more serious take on the character, yet it turned out to be a refreshing experience, doing well at the box office and being well received by critics. In 2008, the sequel The Dark Knight was released to critical acclaim, some describing it as one of the best superhero movies of all time. Heath Ledger mesmerized the audience with his Oscar winning portrayal of ‘The Joker’, helping the film to gross more than $1billion dollars globally. Nolan was at the helm again to direct the third and final installment of the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, which hit theatres in 2012, again performing extremely well at the box office and among critics. The film helped Nolan become only the second filmmaker after James Cameron, to direct two films to garner more than a billion US dollars. Though Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale have made it clear that they wouldn’t return to work on any more Batman films, we do hope the Dark Knight returns soon!

BATTLE IN THE STARS Battle between armies of space soldiers with laser firing weapons and all kinds of

spacecraft along with humanoid robots at their beck and call, may give you the impression of being totally futuristic, but take a closer look and you’ll see that there is a lot more to the Star Wars film series created by George Lucas. In fact, the beginning of each film; suggests that it’s set ‘a long time ago in galaxy far, far away…’ The series revolves around the battle between ‘The Empire’ led by the evil Dark Lords, members of the ‘Sith’ who are determined to gain complete

control over the far reaches of the galaxy and ‘The Republic’. The elite warriors of the Republic known as ‘Jedi’ have the special ability to harness an omnipresent energy of the universe called ‘The Force’ and use it to perform various supernatural feats (such as telekinesis, clairvoyance, precognition, and mind control) and can amplify certain physical traits, such as speed and reflexes; these abilities vary

The series is divided into two trilogies, the most recent being the prequel trilogy between characters and can be improved through training. Their evil counterpart the ‘Sith’ on the other hand derive all their strength and skill from the dark side of the Force. Both the Jedi and Sith use a ‘Lightsaber’ as a weapon in battle. The series is divided into two trilogies, the most recent being the prequel trilogy. The original three films are set at a time when the Republic (called the ‘Old Republic’) has been overthrown and the galaxy is reeling under the brutal dictatorship of the Galactic Empire. With the Jedi believed to be extinct, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious along with his apprentice Darth Vader are aggressively expanding their empire, building ‘Death Stars’ to crush a small group of freedom fighters called the ‘Rebel Alliance’. At the forefront of the Alliance is the young Luke Skywalker, the lead protagonist of the films. With support from, Hans Solo (played by Harrison Ford), Princess Leia, and his mentor- the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (portrayed by Oscar winner Sir Alec Guinness), Luke and the alliance fight to destroy these ‘Death Star’ space stations and overthrow the Empire. The prequel trilogy is set nineteen years before the events of the first film revolving around Anakin Skywalker and the younger ObiWan (Ewan McGregor). The films included a strong supporting cast with the likes of Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman playing the roles of the Jedi Qui Gon and Padmé Amidala respectively.

The first film in the series was originally released on May 25, 1977, under the title Star Wars, by 20 th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequelsThe Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi; released at three-year intervals. The Prequel trilogy was released sixteen years later with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace followed by two more films Episode II: Attack of the Clones(2002) and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(2005). The films in the original series were renamed Episode IV: A New Hope, and Episode V and VI were added to the remaining two sequels. All the films have been nominated for the Academy Awards, winning a total of ten from a possible twenty five. The films have been box office successes, with the overall box office revenue generated by the Star Wars films (including the theatrical Star Wars: The Clone Wars) totaling $4.38 billion, making it the fourth-highestgrossing film series. The success has also led to multiple re-releases in theaters for the series. Star wars is truly an epic franchise with some mind blowing visual effects and sequences with a large fan base eagerly awaiting the new trilogy beginning with Star Wars Episode VII, set for release in 2015.

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Yup…you read it right. The name of this relatively new film franchise may sound a little out of the ordinary but the action packed films more than make up for it. Starring some of the best known names

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in Hollywood and appealing to a very wide demographic, Marvel studios in association with Paramount and Walt Disney surely have a money spinner in their hands. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch one of their biggest fantasies (of having superpowers i.e.) on screen? With some fascinating powers-from having a ‘super suit’, wielding a hammer to smash things (and even fly!) or having some good old super strength (in some cases, ‘Hulk’ like) , these special men and women don’t shy away from taking up extraordinary challenges for a good cause, and to protect the common citizen. The first film to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008), followed by The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013). Five additional films are in various stages of development as of May 2013: Thor: The Dark World (2013) is in post-production, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is filming, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and The Avengers 2 (2015) are in preproduction, and Ant-Man (2015) is in the early stages of development. The main protagonists of the films include popular actors like Robert Downey Jr. who plays genius playboy billionaire Tony Stark a.k.a. ‘Iron Man’; Chris Evans as super soldier Captain America; Chris Hemsworth as ‘The God of Thunder’Thor; and Scarlet Johansson as Agent Natasha Romanoff also known as the ‘Black Widow’.Besides the superheroes there are quite a few supporting characters as well. The mysterious Nick Fury, Director of the organization ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’, played by Samuel L. Jackson has a recurring role in almost all the films, guiding the ensemble of heroes and acting as mentor of sorts. Others include Agent Phil Coulson, Fury’s right hand man; Colonel James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes, a pal of Tony Stark. Even the Mighty Thor has a love interest here on Earth!- a scientist named Jane Foster played by Oscar winner Natalie Portman. The franchise is on course to break some long standing records when it comes to commercial revenue garnered and is doing so by being in the critic’s good books. Each film seems like a blockbuster in the making and the ever growing numbers of fans around the world are absolutely loving it!

AHOY ME HEARTIES! Pirates are often perceived as violent, heartless, fearless and merciless plunderers in the sea. Not these pirates. Sure, they have a complete apathy for rules and wouldn’t mind drawing their swords and cannons in their quest for

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treasure, but the world’s favourite pirate-Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew manage to do all that with a comedy of errors albeit with a certain amount of subtlety.

The Pirates of the Caribbean revolve around the adventures of the captain of the ship ‘The Black Pearl’- Jack Sparrow, a highly eccentric pirate who has made a lot of enemies with his antics and is constantly looking for ways to outsmart them. Played by the versatile Johnny Depp, joining him during his voyage at sea are- Will Turner a former Blacksmith played by Orlando Bloom, Elizabeth Swann, love interest of Turner, played by Keira Knightley and his right hand man Joshamee Gibbs. He also has the unwelcome company of Captain Hector Barbossa, an enemy turned ally who after being resurrected from the dead, joins them in their adventures. Portrayed by Oscar winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, Barbossa, Sparrow and the rest of the crew embark on their journeys with an eye on the British Royal Navy and the dreaded Davy Jones, captain of the ‘Flying Dutchman’.

We can only wonder what Captain Jack Sparrow will be up to next! The films started with their first release on the big screen in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. After the success of the first film, Walt Disney Pictures revealed that a trilogy was in the works. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released three years later in 2006. The sequel proved successful, breaking financial records worldwide the day of its premiere, not to mention the instant hit of the hugely popular background

scores by composer Hans Zimmer. The third film in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, was released in 2007. Disney also released a fourth film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in 2011. It succeeded in grossing more than $1 billion, becoming the eighth film in history to achieve this So far, the film franchise has grossed $3.72 billion worldwide; it is the sixth highestgrossing film series of all-time. A fifth film is currently in development and is set for a release in 2015. The series and the characters have won over many fans worldwide, with its popularity rising steadily. We can only wonder what Captain Jack Sparrow will be up to next!

THE STORY OF A RING Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, a number of mystical creatures and not to forgetHumans! Combined with some jaw dropping action and adventure ‘The Lord of the Rings’ has all the right ingredients to make the perfect cinematic experience, even managing to make other works of fiction look mediocre.

Set in the fictional world of middle earth, the three films follow the hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) as he and a Fellowship comprising of Middle Earth’s finest warriors and led by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian Mckellen), embark on a quest to destroy the all powerful One Ring in the place where it was forgedMount Doom, to ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. They face a number of challenges along the way battling armies of Sauron’s loyal servantsferocious creatures like Nazgûl, Orcs, Uruk-hai and Warg riders. The fantasy adventure films are cowritten and directed by Peter Jackson and based on English author J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The films are, by subtitle, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Considered to be one of the biggest and most ambitious film projects ever undertaken, with an


overall budget of $281 million, the entire project took eight years, with the filming for all three films done simultaneously and entirely in Jackson’s native country, New Zealand. All that effort and investment was duly rewarded as the series proved to be a major financial success, collectively being among the highest-grossing film series of all time. They were also critically acclaimed and heavily awarded, winning 17 out of 30 total Academy Award nominations. The series’ final film, The Return of the King, won all 11 of its Academy Awards nominations, tying it with Ben-Hur and Titanic for number of Academy Awards received for a film. The first film of a new prequel trilogy- Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in late 2012 and is to be followed by The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and There and Back Again (2014). These films will focus of on the adventures of Frodo Baggins’ uncle-Bilbo Baggins and how he came to acquire the One Ring. LOTR will always be remembered for its epic scenes and stunning visual effects that did justice to J. R. R. Tolkien’s exceptional work of fiction.

A TREK IN SPACE Space travel has always caught everyone’s imagination. After all, who

wouldn’t be curious to explore the hidden wonders in far off galaxies, or the possibility of coming face to face with alien species of different kinds?

Star Trek gave a glimpse of the future at a time when even sending a rocket into space was considered an achievement, let alone sending a whole crew deep into space. The original television series way back in 1966, just five years after the first human journey into outer space, left the audience spellbound because not only was a series of this kind way ahead of its time, but it also made people dream of an infinite universe beyond the stars. The series revolves around the adventures of Captain Kirk and his

That growling sound under the hood can be like ecstasy at times can’t it? Check a load of this to know how true that can be. The Fast and the Furious is a series of action films which centers on illegal street racing and heists. Starring Vin Diesel as the elite street racer and ex-convict Dominic Toretto, the films give a whole new level of adrenaline filled action, with some truly insane stunts. The films released till date, have done fairly well both commercially and critically. The fact that a series based on this kind of story line has managed to come this far is an achievement in itself, as generally they don’t tend to last more than two or three films. The first movie The Fast and the Furious released in 2001 was followed by another five films, the last being Fast and Furious 6 which released earlier this summer. A 7th installment is also reportedly set to release in July 2014.

crew in space, aboard the ‘Starship’ USS Enterprise. After the short lived television series in the 60s, the franchise began to become extremely popular especially after 1979, when the Star Trek feature film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture hit theatres. Five more films featuring the entire original cast followed. After a long hiatus a new film was released in 2009, simply titled Star Trek, serving as both a sequel and reboot to the franchise with a new cast portraying younger versions of the original series’ characters. The popular characters include Captain of the Enterprise- James T. Kirk, originally played by William Shatner and since 2009 by Chris Pine and Spock the extraterrestrial humanoid from the planet Vulcan played by Leonard Nemoy and Zachary Quinto, who plays the younger version of the character. The Star Trek films have received critically mixed reviews, and 14 Academy Award nominations. There may not be many ‘Trekkies’ (as fans of the series are popularly called) in this part of the world, but it has achieved cult status among many fans in countries such as the U.S and Canada.

Now, ogres are usually fearsome and nasty creat ures in fairy- tales. Not Shrek (Well, maybe except the nasty part). Set in the Kingdom of ‘Far Far Away’ (that’s right), with the ogre Shrek, his sidekicks – a talking donkey (his name is Donkey too!), the cat ‘Puss in boots’ and his beloved wife Princess Fiona (voiced by Cameron Diaz), the films have a humorous take on a number of fairytale characters (tales by The Brothers Grimm) like -The Gingerbread man, Cinderella, Pinocchio and many more. A total of four films have been released- Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010) being the final installment. The series was a great financial success, being the 8th highest-grossing franchise of all time, and the highestgrossing animated franchise.

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I rushed down towards the mess, in a hurry to stand in queue, I muttered under my breath, “If only I were a bit more athletic, I could run down these flights of stairs in no time….All this is a waste of time anyway, this mess, this college…..I deserve better…” As more negative thoughts lingered on in my head, I saw a young man walking down the corridor. His hands seemed deformed, but it was the smile on his face and the cheerful group around him that caught my attention. I wondered who he was, and what could possibly make him so happy? Eldo G. Zachariah was a special boy. When he was born, he had only half his hands and just one finger in each of them. We have 5 fingers on each hand, yet at times are afraid that we’ll lose our grip. Here is a man with just three fingers but can lift up a young child fearlessly! At the age of 3, he had to undergo a surgery in Apollo Hospital, Chennai that took place in phases, lasting a whole year. After all, taking two toes from each foot and implanting them onto the hands is no mean task. This information from my college was not enough, I needed to know more about him, and I wanted to know HOW he keeps that smile on his face….almost all day long. I was about to seek the answers to all my questions regarding Eldo, with a journey to Palakkad. Manu Mamman, who was accompanying me, was as eager to meet Eldo as I was. During our train ride, we talked about how little we’ve been able to achieve with all our abilities, and what he was able to do in spite of his limitations.

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Palakkad, as Manu truly said is the ‘land of extremes’, it’s either sweltering hot or freezing cold. A hot breeze rushed into the compartment when the train stopped. We got out onto the platform searching for Eldo, and found ourselves lost. “There! I see him!”, exclaimed Manu. Smiling as always, it was like finding an oasis in the desert. Eldo, now an Assistant Professor at Lead College of Management, Dhoni, Palakkad, had come with one of his students.

His hands seemed deformed, but it was the smile on his face and the cheerful group around him that caught my attention. I wondered who he was, and what could possibly make him so happy? “Appo Ichayooo, collegilotalle…?”, asked Krishna Kumar (a.k.a. KK) his student. Manu stared at me. I guess even he was wondering whether ‘KK’ was a student or a friend? I had to break the silence in the car, so I ended up asking KK, “Chetta, how are things in your college? They offer MBA courses don’t they?” Laughing, KK replied, “You wouldn’t think it’s a college, and yes, we are also doing an MBA...” What did he mean by “we are ‘also’ doing an MBA”…? What else do they do in college? Finally when the car stopped in front of the college, Manu burst out laughing. The college looked like a kindergarten. It was a small building, with paintings all over the walls and some open spaces around. Not exactly how we imagined a Business School would look like.


We talked for a while and it was then that I noticed; he did almost anything a person with full use of the hands could do. True to what I had heard, Eldo chettan never believed he had any limitations while working. Every move he made was inspiring and watching his dedication made me realize how lazy we all are. “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his day” -Flannery O’Connor

How was your child hood? (Smiling) I can never forget my childhood. In school, I had no friends because people used to find me weird, most of them found it hard even to approach me. From my 5th grade onwards, I started making some friends as they began to understand me. All along, my family was a big support. I still remember my sister carrying my bag and doing most of my homework as I was never good in academics back then, but my mom always believed in me. She was my biggest support.

How do you face your challenges? I enjoy taking up challenges. Win or lose, I consider it as an experience. I learn many new things each time I take up a challenge. I believe in challenging the challenge. My “NEVER SAY NO” attitude has always helped me tap my hidden abilities.

on students’ physical and mental development. Eldo encouraged us to take part in one of the activities, and we blindly agreed, completely unaware of what was in store for us...... The activity turned out to be terrifying! He challenged us to walk over a bed of crushed glass pieces barefoot! We thought it was some sort of joke, I mean no one in their right mind could possibly even think of doing that! After the initial shock, we realized they were serious. We hesitated at first, but Eldo’s words gave us the strength and courage to go ahead. One step at a time we went forward over the glass…..and a few moments later completed the task without a scratch! The fear had vanished and we even had a couple of goes more, showing just how confident we had become. After interacting with the students and staff for a while, Eldo caught up with us and asked, “Don’t you have a train at 2:30?”. We didn’t realize how fast time had flown! KK came with the car and we rushed to the station. The moment we arrived, Eldo sprinted towards the ticket counter. We realized the train was about to leave and had lost all hope to catch it. But Eldo came running with the tickets and made us run behind the train. Panting after getting on the train I turned, seeing the smile on his face again…

What is the key attitude that people admire in you? I am always frank with everyone. Initially people might find it hard to digest the truth but gradually they know that it’s always for their good..! This is one reason that I’ve no enemies!

Have you ever felt that “Yes, God did this to me for a reason”? “Njan pathi…Daivam pathi”..! I believe that God and man together create destiny. God gives us challenges in life that open up opportunities. Man is given a choice to either face the challenge or to run away from it. This was a challenge given to me and I was able to take it as an opportunity to be who I am today.

Who is your inspiration? My biggest inspiration is my grandfather, Mr. O. P. Scariah. He is a true leader. He is the ‘yes’ man who is always motivated and still very active in social services and church activities. Even after retiring from SBT, he offers a helping hand to several people to get their pensions. To me social service is not only doing charity work and helping the less fortunate but also lending a helping hand to people in my vicinity. I always find time to help my students in their work. They look up to me as their own brother. I like to set an example and teachers can always be a source of inspiration. My inspiration was my teacher Mr. Thomas Varghese. Eldo then showed us around the college and explained their unconventional way of functioning. Here students and staff were equally responsible for running the place, be it working in the cafeteria or in the office. There was only one rule ‘Anything you do should be done with your heart’. One of the main attractions was the open library; the students could come in anytime and take any number of books at any time. The college programmes such as OBT and Turning Point mainly focused

He called us after a while and asked, “I hope you got the answers you were looking for?” Out of curiosity I asked him, “Chetta, how do you manage to run so fast?” (Laughing) Haven’t you heard of Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius? Popularly known as ‘The Blade Runner’ or ‘The fastest man with no legs’. He was born with Fibular Hemimelia (congenital absence of the fibula) in both legs. When he was 11 months old, his legs were amputated halfway between his knees and ankles. Over the years he has won many medals in the Paralympics. Since we are of the same age, I always believed that if he can do it so can I. I have won several medals in the 400 m and 800 m race. I am also a five time State level champion. It’s because of my belief that I am able to run very fast. Our short time at Palakkad gave us a whole new perspective towards life, and I finally had all the answers I was seeking about this inspirational young man. I finally knew the reason behind the smile… Interviewed by: Bibin & Manu

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For us teenagers, life is enriched with thoughts. Some lives may shine, some may pace, while some others struggle; all in the path of life. While some stay curious on what’s next, their future; some like to go along the track just as it comes.... This is not the story of a teenage girl, but ‘she’ can take you through situations you might have encountered, read or heard about. She’s neither a critic, nor a philosopher, but she keeps on thinking… Her mind is upset and restless. All that binds her are her fellow beings getting hurt. She is never a victim nor a witness to the victims, but feels for them. She knows no law and order; rather she is deeply concerned for it. She sees them as another victim, ‘helpless and speechless’. Trust, faith and belief: words that are hollow; she thinks… Without those ‘deep breaths’ in silence; showing off a boldness in face yet with fear in mind.Without those wild eyes roaming around; in the absence of a cold heart with broken feelings. She hopes for a journey, thinks of a life and dreams of a world which could grant her something precious. A powerful, cheerful smile on her face, to keep within and to spread…. But she knows....it’s not that easy for the world, for the present world to grant her this … she knows…Yet, she hopes…. ‘She’ may be you or me…. She keeps on thinking…… Now and just for now, she stops.....Hoping for far better tidings next…

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he world looked in awe when Steve Jobs presented the iPhone at the Macworld 2007 Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Before the release of the iPhone, handset manufacturers such as Nokia and Motorola were enjoying record sales of cell phones based more on fashion and brand rather than technological innovation. The iPhone however fundamentally changed the industry, with Steve Jobs proclaiming in 2007 that “the phone was not just a communication tool but a way of life.” According to the definition given by Wikipedia, a smart phone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone. In the 21st century, mobile phones are meant to be used more than just a phone with voice or text messaging capability; it has almost become a substitute for a computer. We use smartphones and GSM cell phones every day, but we rarely think about where these devices – that are such an important part of our everyday life – come from. It all began with one very famous man named Alexander Bell. 1878 - Alexander Bell invented the telephone and made the first phone call. It revolutionized the way people were able to communicate. 1946 - AT&T created the first wireless network and a driver in Missouri made a call from his car. But the service was extremely expensive and the equipment weighed 80 pounds! 1974 - The brilliant Theodore Paraskevakos, a Greek, patented the concept for a basic ‘smart’ phone. 1980s - Motorola began to introduce the first cell phones – enormous and exceptionally costly in comparison to today’s cell phones! 1993 - ‘Simon’ the first basic ‘smart’ phone was developed by IBM, capable of reading emails and sending faxes – all for $1,099. 1997 - The term ‘Smartphone’ was coined in order to describe the Ericsson. 2000 - The first Operating System for smartphones, Symbian, was introduced. 2007 - Steve Jobs takes the stage to announce the first iPhone. 2008 - Android OS was pioneered by Google and quickly became the most used smartphone Operating System in the world. It’s been six years since Apple brought the smartphone to a mass consumer market, but smartphones have actually been around in one form or another since 1993. The difference between then and now is that early smartphones were primarily used as enterprise devices and were really expensive for most consumers. However with the enormous success of the iPhone, carriers have discovered that they can lock in customers for long periods of time by heavily subsidizing their purchases of the latest and hottest smartphones. The Simon was the first real attempt by the tech industry to create a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ type of phone that incorporated voice and data services into one package, as the device acted as a mobile phone, a PDA and even a fax machine (remember those?). What’s more, the device even had a touch screen that could be used to dial phone numbers, making it a true pre-pre-pre-precursor to the iPhone that would come 14 years later. The downside? Well, one Simon owner describes it as


“brick-like, huge and heavy.” And its original retail price was $899!! If you wanted a smartphone in 1993, you were probably better off waiting 17 years and paying $200 for an iPhone 4. In the late 1990s, the Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM) was mostly known for its two-way pagers that were adopted by tens of millions of users worldwide. But in the year 2002, RIM entered the mobile phone market with its BlackBerry 5810 device, a phone with the ability to get e-mail and surf the Web. The major downside of the 5810 was that you needed to plug in a headset in order to talk on the phone. RIM did not release a proper headset-free smartphone until the BlackBerry 6210 came out in early 2004.

for an Operating System that only just launched in the fall of 2007. The open-source Operating System’s success is even more impressive when you consider that when it debuted, it was already facing a crowded field of OS heavyweights such as the iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian. However, now Google’s open-source mobile Operating System has become a major player in the smartphone industry. According to a survey conducted by ‘Nielsen and Informate Mobile Intelligence’ on the overall usage and device preferences in India, 62% of Indian mobile phone users prefer Android based smartphones over other mobile Operating Systems. Windows Phone is a proprietary mobile Operating System developed by Microsoft. Windows Phone introduced a new design language, previously called Metro UI, but later renamed to simply Modern. In 2011, Nokia announced that it has chosen Windows Phone as the OS for all its future smartphones providing a solid backing for the fledgling OS and at the same time betting all of its mobile phone business on its success. The latest release of Windows Phone is Windows Phone 8, which has been available to consumers since 29th October, 2012. Microsoft also has a new version, code named ‘Windows Phone Blue’ (previously ‘Windows Phone Apollo Plus’), in the works, which will either be named Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows Phone 9. With Windows Phone, Microsoft created a new user interface, featuring its design language called the Modern design language. Additionally, the software is integrated with third party services and Microsoft services, and sets minimum requirements for the hardware on which it runs. Windows Phone features a user interface based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone design system, code named Metro, and was inspired by the user interface in the Zune HD. The home screen, called the ‘Start screen’, is made up of ‘Live Tiles’, which have been the inspiration for the Windows 8 live tiles. Tiles are links to applications, features, functions and individual items (such as contacts, web pages, applications or media items). Users can add, rearrange, or remove tiles. Tiles are dynamic and update in real time – for example, the tile for an email account would display the number of unread messages or a tile could display a live update of the weather. Since Windows Phone 8, live tiles can also be resized to either a small, medium, or large appearance. Several features of Windows Phone are organized into ‘hubs’, which

The future looks pretty exciting for the ‘smart’ phone, especially since new products and software are being released almost every week, setting the bar higher and higher with faster processors, better displays, new apps and much more. What can be said of Apple’s revolutionary device - the iPhone? Apple’s first attempt at cracking the smartphone market was a runaway hit that integrated a touch screen display with the best Web-browsing experience that could be offered on a mobile device. Six years later, the iPhone is still the device to which all other smartphones are compared. The Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and second-generation Apple TV all use an operating system called iOS, which is derived from Mac OS X. Native third party applications were not officially supported until the release of iOS 2.0 on 11th July 2008. Before this, ‘jail breaking’ allowed third party applications to be installed and this method is still available. Currently all iOS devices are developed by Apple and manufactured by Foxconn or another of Apple’s partners. Android was developed by a small startup company (Android Inc.) that was purchased by Google Inc. in 2005, and Google has continued to update the software. Android is a Linux-derived OS backed by Google along with major hardware and software developers (such as Intel, HTC, ARM, Samsung and Motorola to name a few) that form the Open Handset Alliance. Released on 5th November 2007, the OS was well received by a number of developers. Android’s releases prior to 2.0 (1.0, 1.5, 1.6) were used exclusively on mobile phones. Most Android phones and some Android tablets, now use a 2.x release. Android 3.0 was a tablet oriented release and does not officially run on mobile phones. The current Android version is 4.2. Android’s releases are nicknamed after sweets or dessert items like Cupcake (1.5), Frozen Yogurt (2.2), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Jelly Bean (4.1 or 4.2). Since HTC Dream was introduced, there has been an explosion in the number of devices that carry Android OS. From the second quarter of 2009 to the second quarter of 2010, Android’s worldwide market share rose 850% from 1.8% to 17.2%. On 15th November 2011, Android reached 52.5% of the global smartphone market share. Android’s rise is fairly remarkable

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combine local and online content via Windows Phone’s integration with popular social networks such as Facebook, Windows Live, and Twitter. For example, the Pictures hub shows photos captured with the device’s camera and the user’s Facebook photo albums, and the People hub shows contacts aggregated from multiple sources including Windows Live, Facebook, and Gmail. From the Hub, users can directly comment and ‘like’ on social network updates. The other builtin hubs are Xbox Music and Video, Xbox Live Games, Windows Phone Store, and Microsoft Office. Windows Phone uses multi-touch technology. The default Windows Phone user interface has a dark theme that prolongs battery life on OLED screens as fully black pixels don’t emit light. Alternatively, users can also switch to a white background manually. The user may choose a light theme instead and can also choose from several accent colors. User interface elements such as tiles are shown in the user’s chosen accent color. Third party applications can be automatically themed with these colors. Ubuntu for Android is an upcoming free and open source variant of Ubuntu designed to run on Android phones. It is expected to come pre-loaded on several phones. Both Ubuntu and Android run at the same time on the device, without emulation or virtualization, and without the need to reboot. This is possible because both Ubuntu and Android share the same kernel (Linux). When the device is connected to a desktop monitor, it features a standard Ubuntu Desktop interface (Unity). When the device is connected to a TV, the interface

featured is the Ubuntu TV experience. It has the ability to run standard Ubuntu Desktop applications like Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC, etc. and also to run Android applications on the Ubuntu Desktop. The user can make and receive calls and send SMSs directly from the Desktop. Well, there are more amazing features and technologies yet to be released to increase the user experience and few other upcoming Operating Systems are Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Canonical Limited’s Ubuntu Phone, and Tizen. According to a recent study by ABI research, by the end of 2013, the number of active smartphones around the world will total around 1.4 billion. Leading the pack will be Android, claiming 57 percent of the entire smartphone market. Not surprisingly, following will be iOS, staking claim to 21 percent. Windows and Blackberry may not have hugely competitive numbers in the grand scheme of things, but they are still expected to be key players. It is expected that some 45 million Windows phones will be in use, with the new Blackberry 10 being used by a surprising 10 million users. The future looks pretty exciting for the ‘smart’ phone, especially since new products and software are being released almost every week, setting the bar higher and higher with faster processors, better displays, new apps and much more to enhance the user experience. As a result the biggest beneficiaries have been the consumers, who unlike in the past have a wide array of options to choose from. So, all in all, there is a lot to look forward to in this ‘smart’ age.

Vinay Mathew John Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Department

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he well being of a society is in the hands of each and every individualso goes the ethical statement registered in us. But think ………aren’t women the basic stronghold of our society? As per the culture and traditions of our beautiful nation, women are the embodiment of love, care, service, divinity and all things good, sweet and of high stature. In a country that upholds women to the pinnacle of respect and purity, we see that no such values are put into practice. In accordance with recent events, I would like to instill in each one of you, a pinch of thought that has to be cultivated with powerful decisions and actions. The traditional concept of our people is that women are individuals who are to be within the four walls of the house, doing chores and taking care of the needs of the family. This was the case when women had to completely rely upon men for their entire sustenance, a time when all people weren’t given the privilege of education. In today’s world, people have the liberty and strength to be an individual power source. There is enough and more potential for women to excel in all the fields usually dominated by men. As women rise up to be equal with men in different fields, it is the news of the assaults on vulnerable women that breaks our hearts and creates a sentimental view. The animal behavior and incidents by psychotic men cast a shadow of fear in our minds. We fear for our mother, sister, friends, and loved ones. In the light of the recent events, how do you reconcile that women ought to see men exactly like they did before? Obviously, a sense of caution develops which nests in the corner of their hearts and a new intra social barrier gets built. Though society upholds the need for women to be strong and bold; don’t you think that rather than going on and on about women empowerment, it is the change in the mindset of humans that has to be made??.......The thought that women are not just beings who are to be subjugated or ruled over. The demons that demoralize and harrass women have to be wiped out as they destroy the meaning of motherhood, family& relationships. Dear ones, let us be aware and let us inculcate that womanhood is not a resource that ‘needs’ exploitation but a BLESSING that has to be respected. It is DIVINE.

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t’s a known fact that there are many people who need some artificial means for their basic day to day activities. These artificial means have to be increasingly sophisticated, taking advantage of technological evolution. A group of final year Mechanical Engineering students of the 2009-2013 batch have devised a lever driven multipurpose wheelchair with an intention of lessening the burden of paraplegics and also increase their self-reliance to a large extent. The team, guided by Assistant Professor Sreesh P. S. of the Mechanical Engg. Dept., includes Alif Al Salim, Alen Thomas, Anvin V. A., Albert Mathew, Alif J., Aju Jo Sankarathil and Akhil Mathew Sunny. They have developed a rollchair that can be used by paraplegic people by incorporating a newly designed pawl and ratchet mechanism using lever drive, thus reducing the effort when compared to the conventional wheel chairs. The drive from the mechanism is transmitted to the rear wheel by using a chain drive as used in bicycles. The drive is transmitted to only one of the rear wheels so as to avoid the usage of differential. The roll chair can be moved by the to and fro motion of the lever attached in front of the seat. By adjusting the pawl of the mechanism in different positions the drive can be made in different modes like forward, backward as well as in neutral position. In

neutral position the wheel chair can be easily pulled or pushed by a second person. The same lever can be used for steering purpose along with to and fro motion by incorporating a universal joint. The toilet aid is met by sliding the seat over the closet via a pair of rails. These rails are attached to the frame which when pulled out can be supported by two legs. The seat has a centrally attached circular flap which moves down as the seat slides through the rails. The wheelchair is equipped with a backrest slanting mechanism with 40 degree inclination with 5 intermediate positions. Thus, complete comfort for paraplegic patients is ensured in this wheel chair. The team bagged First Prize in PAEIX’13 conducted at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Palai; First Prize in ASTEROPE’13 at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally. The team also emerged as the winners of the ‘My Big Idea Competition 2013’ organized by the SAINTGITS Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SCIE). The highly talented team also bagged First Prize with a cash award of Rs 1 lakh in the All India Project Competiton TECHTOP ’13 organized by Technopark, Trivandrum. Convinced that their product is unique, the team has already applied for a patent through the SCIE.

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1973, during her tenure as Secretary of Education, Margaret Thatcher said: “I don’t think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.” Just six years later, she proved herself wrong. Not only did she become the U.K.’s first woman Prime Minister, she also went on to become the longest serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century. Born to a middle class family in Grantham, Lincolnshire on 13th October 1925, Margaret Hilda Roberts had an ordinary childhood. She completed her schooling in Grantham and later graduated from Oxford University in 1947, with Second-Class Honours in the four-year Chemistry Bachelor of Science degree. Politically active in her youth, Thatcher served as President of the Conservative Association at the University. After graduating, Thatcher moved to Colchester in Essex to work as a research chemist for BX Plastics. In the 1950 General Election, Margaret Thatcher was the

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Conservative candidate in the Liberal stronghold of Dartford, where she attracted media attention as the youngest and the only female candidate. Though she lost the election, she helped her party make several inroads in a constituency considered a ‘safe’ Labour seat. After another unsuccessful attempt from the same seat in 1951, she decided to put aside politics for a while to study law. In 1953, she qualified as a barrister specializing in taxation. It was during this time that she married Denis Thatcher, a successful businessman and became a mother of two children. She returned to active politics in 1958, securing the candidacy for the Conservative seat of Finchley, going on to win it in the 1959 general elections, getting elected as M.P. in the House of Commons. Her first real challenge came when she was appointed to Prime Minister Edward Heath’s cabinet as Secretary of State for Education and Science. Although criticized early on for the expenditure cuts she implemented, her tenure was considered largely successful, with attendance in schools, especially at the secondary level increasing several fold. “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.” Her political career reached new heights when she became the Leader of the Opposition in 1974, beating Edward Heath under whom the Conservative Party lost the general elections earlier that year. Two years later, on 19th January 1976, Thatcher made a speech in Kensington Town Hall in which she heavily criticized the way the Russians were entirely focused on world

and diluting powers of trade unions which were becoming notorious for halting industrial production abruptly. These bold measures were highly unpopular at the time and she faced the wrath of not only the Opposition and the public, but also her own party. However, she was convinced that in order to bring socio-economic prosperity, sacrifices had to be made and that things were bound to get worse for a while, for it to get better in the long term. On 2nd April 1982, her ‘iron’ will came to the fore again, when under her leadership, Britain successfully defended the Britishcontrolled Falkland Islands, located in the South Atlantic Ocean, from invasion by the military junta of Argentina. Many describe the Falklands War as one of the most defining periods of her premiership proving to the world that she was a highly capable and committed war leader. She resigned from office in 1990, citing political differences within her party and after completing her remaining tenure as M.P., she retired from the House at the 1992 general elections, aged 66. Post retirement, Thatcher enjoyed much more freedom to speak her mind, also becoming the first former Prime Minister to set up a foundation: the ‘Margaret Thatcher Foundation’ to advance the cause of political and economic freedom. She also engaged in public speaking for a while until her deteriorating health prevented her from continuing any longer. Following several years of poor health, Thatcher died on the morning of 8th April 2013 at The Ritz Hotel in London after suffering a stroke.

She was convinced that in order to bring socio- economic prosperity, sacrifices had to be made and that things were bound to get worse for a while, for it to get better in the long term. dominance by rapid military expansion, ignoring public opinion and sentiments. This scathing attack on the Soviet Union earned her the sobriquet ‘Iron Lady’ from the Soviet press. Taking political advantage of the poor state of the economy at the time, the Conservative Party won a 44 seat majority in the House of Commons in 1979, paving the way for the United Kingdom to elect its first female Prime Minister - Margaret Thatcher. “In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” During her time at 10 Downing Street, she implemented several reforms to bring the economy back on the growth trajectory, some of which included introducing new tax laws, privatization

The legacy she left behind has proved to be inspirational for aspiring politicians, especially women, who have been generally considered ‘weak’ and not cut out for the rigours of politics. Her determination and single minded approach to make a difference will be remembered for many more years to come. “Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that... and I think I am fine.” Margaret Thatcher

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One sweltering hot jobless Sunday afternoon, almost on the verge of dozing off, my mind randomly raced to an image of The Joker, in Batman (Aah, Heath Ledger was no less a martyr for his dedicated villain role - the Joker). Oh, that signature narration of how he got his scars and that dialogue “WHY SO SERIOUS?” which he pulls out with his witty grin! That dialogue always stayed with me since. Sometimes I do wonder, why we’re so serious all the time! I guess we need the likes of the Joker to remedy that! Everything is taken so seriously all the time that sometimes we have to perhaps add a warning: “It’s a joke” or “I’m just kidding” or “Please laugh if possible” before we say something funny. Laughter has no boundaries, rather it breaks the boundaries. Sometimes it’s so hard to hold yourself back, that we just burst out. Well, we students are caught laughing most of the time in class. It varies from a snigger to a pig’s snort, which is pretty embarrassing when you execute it while there’s a slight pause of silence (especially when a teacher or student draws something on the board!). Even better is the attempt to silence laughter which includes the jaws held wide open and the shoulders vibrating to indicate laughter! Oh and the best part is the ‘synchronous laughter’ when we see our friends doze off in class, with their heads hanging down. That’s the so called wake up call for the ‘sleeping beauty’ or the ‘sleeping beast’. When laughter is for an innocent confusion especially within family and friends, it makes the joke more memorable. Once, when we were at Malaysia, we had an Indonesian maid who took care of my brother and I. My mama asked her to take my then 3 year old brother to the toilet for ‘susu’. So, she said “Yes madam” and went to the kitchen with my brother. She made milk for my brother and was about to feed him but on seeing this mama pointed to the toilet. The maid looked at the glass, then at the toilet and seemed confused but mama kept pointing to the toilet. Mama then walked off to attend the ringing phone. Suddenly, we heard a loud wail from the kitchen side. Mama and I both ran towards the kitchen to check it out. We both burst out into peals of laughter at the sight of the scene in front of us. There, in front of us was the maid with my brother in the toilet and he was being given the glass of milk to drink but my brother in desperate rejection was crying and the maid saying, “Drink, drink, you good boy, na?”. The best part of this is that in the Malay language, ‘susu’ (the term we, Indians, refer to toilet business)

means MILK! I wouldn’t blame her diplomacy of doing what she understood right and abiding to her madam! Laughing is as essential as breathing for sustenance. A doctor once told me that when we laugh, our abdominal muscles contract and relax, offering an easy alternative to doing sit-ups for that bulging belly. Ladies, forget those face packs and cosmetics! Laughing more than three times a day for an interval of ten minutes each will strengthen facial muscles and rejuvenate your skin. With these many benefits, why are people still so serious? Well, many eager ones do nod their heads in agreement and keep an eye on their bellies while carrying out a laughter test on their own. Soon after my ‘Health facts’, I pause and flash my pearly whites and with sarcasm say, “You weren’t going to fall for that nonsense health fact, were you?”. That’s when we all end up laughing together and you see funnier faces, better than the joke itself and it keeps the laughter growing and when it finally ends... “My stomach hurts, oh God, I think my button just snapped off!”....and the laughter just keeps going on!! The best part is, it’s everywhere and you just have to perceive it as funny to laugh from the inside. You can even laugh at the lame joke for its lameness! Stupidity is the crème de la crème of laughter. Music and entertainment with weird moves like PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ have been a source of laughter and togetherness, being replicated and dubbed in many other languages, bringing tears of laughter at the funny lyrics and antics! When I told my brother I heard that song, called ‘Open Gun in style’, he laughed hysterically over the phone and after a few seconds when he could finally catch his breath, he said “Cathy, it’s Oppa Gangnam style”. Life is definitely not a joke, but life is just so beautiful to always take it too seriously. Life is not only work or the next big thing you bought over eBay. It’s this short blessing that can be taken away anytime, but if spent well in being happy and spreading the cheer, it’s worth living those times than a hundred lifetimes of woe. Laughter is just so simple and sometimes we just lose our sense of humour with the complexity of life. With the not so funny deadlines to meet and ‘The Joker’ bosses (Ironically, they’re not funny at all); it’s these funny incidents, the bloopers happening around and the entertainment channels that give a breather to many.... So, why so serious? I only remember dozing off with an image of ‘The Joker’ that afternoon. A villain can sometimes inspire you in a funny way. ‘The Joker’ definitely did that to me. All the more, he did make me laugh!!

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he very reputation of so-called ‘Science’ has been irreparably damaged by the invocation of the term ‘science’ by G. M. O. (Genetically Modified Organisms) lackeys, pesticide pushers, mercury advocates and fluoride poisoners who all claim to have science on their side. It seems that every toxin, contamination and chemical disaster that now infects our planet has been evangelized in the name of ‘Science’. Whereas ‘Science’ used to be highly regarded in the 1950’s, today the term is largely exploited by pharmaceutical companies, biotech giants and chemical companies to push their own hidden agendas. Actual Science has little to do with the schemes now being pushed under the veil of science. Now the reputation of ‘Science’ itself is suffering Due to the fact that the for-profit G. M. O. sell outs, poison pushers, vaccine zealots and corporate front groups continue to conduct their activities under the false name of ‘Science’, the term is losing its meaning. This should be cause for alarm among those who practice legitimate science. As we’ve seen all too frequently, ‘Science’ can be easily distorted or exploited to achieve a desired political or profiteering goal. However the ruse is rather apparent: the public is awakening to the science fraud and realizing that the term ‘Science’ doesn’t really mean what it used to. It’s suffering a loss of reputation to such a degree that the term ‘Science’ no longer means a system whereby intellectually honest people search for the underlying truths of how nature operates. Today, ‘Science’ is used not to search for truth, but to distort the truth. Instead of seeking knowledge and understanding, for example, ‘Science’ is used as an intellectual bludgeon to halt rational scepticism and discussion on topics such as G. M. O.s, vaccines, mercury fillings, fluoride in the water, the mysterious deaths of animals and so on. It’s a kind of ‘intellectual tyranny’ that has been invoked against those who oppose any kind of corporate agenda that can be dressed up to look like actual Science. The ‘scientific’ agenda behind G. M. O.s, for example, has absolutely nothing to do with real Science. It is a corporate agenda that seeks control over the world’s food supply while forcing farmers to buy seeds year after year from one centralized corporate entity. That’s not Science. It’s just a monopolistic crime against humanity to assault the basic rights of people to be able to grow their own foods and harvest their own seeds without worrying about those seeds being contaminated with genetic pollution from Genetically Engineered crops. The real Science on G. M. O.s indicates that reasonable people have every right to be concerned about the DNA pollution of the foods that feed our world. However, through the blasphemous invocation of the term ‘unscientific’, the G. M. O. pushers attempt to characterize rational, reasonable people who hold concerns about G. M. O.s as ‘unscientific’. Real Science is a valid tool when used with integrity

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True Science is a valid and valuable method by which human beings can seek to gain understanding about the universe in which we live. It is not the only pathway to knowledge, of course, but it is a valuable one nonetheless. Yet thanks to today’s corporate-led ‘scientific’ schemes involving G. M. O.s, vaccines, pesticides and other chemicals, the value of Science itself is being rapidly lost to the oppression demonstrated by those who destroy our world in the name of Science. When real scientists once used to welcome debate and discussion, today’s ‘science’ advocates operate with the intellectual finesse and flexibility of a two-ton block of granite. You either agree with them or you are branded an idiot. There is no discussion, no debate, no thought and no real Science involved. On so many of the big issues mentioned above that matter today, the ‘science’ position is that of a self-proclaimed dictator (or tyrant) who believes he causes things to be true and factual through the mere act of stating them. That isn’t Science. It’s just an advanced form of arrogant bullying framed in the language of science and carried aloft by a never-ending stream of corporate dollars. It is, in essence, ‘intellectual tyranny’. Science may yet destroy us It was Oppenheimer who, after playing a key role in the invention of the atomic bomb, quoted these words from the ancient Hindu text - the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Today, a very large segment of the scientific community is engaged in much the same behaviour: destroying our world through the incessant and utterly unscientific advocacy of dangerous, destructive inventions that threaten our food, our waterways and the very future of life on Earth. So-called ‘Science’ it seems, may ultimately be the destroyer of life as we know it on our planet. And yet ‘Science’ is worshipped by its followers as the saviour of life on Earth. There is a dangerous disconnect in that situation. Perhaps, one of Biblical proportion. I suspect that one day a future alien civilization will study the history of humankind and attempt to determine how we destroyed ourselves. After sorting through the decomposed rubbish of the long-extinct human civilization, one alien will turn to the other alien and nod its head to say, “It seems their civilization was based on SCIENCE.” P. S. For the record, I am not opposed to actual Science, or the use of the Scientific Method as one avenue through which wisdom may be gained. There are other methods of gaining wisdom, however, such as spirituality, meditation, the study of consciousness and even quantum connections between sentient beings. All of these non-science methods are utterly disregarded by the ‘scientific’ community which believes so strongly in its own dogma that the brains of its top scientists have no room left for any ideas other than their own. That is, by the way, the very definition of a closed mind. It also happens to be the reason why conventional science only advances at the speed at which its dogmatic intellectual tyrants retire or perish!


Vivin Kuriakose S6 ME-B \\p-\\psØmcm k‘y-bn¬, GtXm kz]v\ temI-Øn¬ Rm≥ Ae-b-th, F≥ a\- n≥ D≈ns‚ D≈n¬ Xnc-b-Sn-®p-h-t√m, a[p-camw Hm¿Ω-Iƒ, F≥ _mey-Øn≥, F≥ Iuam-c-Øn≥ s]mgn-™p-t]mb Zn\-߃ X≥ Zo]vXa - mw, km{μ-amw, kvac-WI - ƒ Cs∂s‚ buh--\-Ønepw IqSn Rm\-dn-bmsX Fs∂ \bn-°p-s∂mcp \pdp-ßp-sh´w t]mse, B Zn\-߃ \¬Inb A\p-`h ]mT-ßfpw s\‰nse bpSyq-_nepw t^kv_p-°nepw C∂sØ F≥ buh\w apgp-Ip-tºm-gpw, hnim-ea - m-sbmcp tImtfPv Iymº-kn¬ tImtfPv Ipam-c-\mbn hne-kp-tºmgpw, Ct‚-W¬ am¿°pw, kocokv FIvkmapw ‘k]vfn’ t]Sn-bp-ambn he-bp-tºmgpw, \K-c-Øn≥ \mep-h-cn-∏m-X-I-fn¬ IqSn D’m-lX - n-an¿t∏msS Rm≥ ]mbp-tºm-gpw, C∂pw Rm≥ sImXn-°p∂p ho≠pw Hcp Ipkr-Xn-°p-cp-∂m-bv, _me-\mbv, {Kma-Øn≥ DuSp-h-gn-I-fn¬ HmSn-°-fn-°m\pw, ssk°n-fp-cp-´m-\pw, NmSn-ØI - ¿°m\pw t]mb-Im-eß - ƒ C\n-hc - n-s√-∂m-epw, As∂s‚ D≈n¬ ]mIn ]Xn-s®m-cm˛ \¬ KpW-߃ X≥ apØp-Iƒ, cXv\-߃, Cs∂s‚ PohnX ]S-hp-Iƒ Rm≥ X´nbpw ap´nbpw Ib-dm≥ {ian-°-th, Hcp ssIØncn sh´-am-bv, Zo]-kvXw-`-ambv \bn-°s´ F∂psS PohnX bm{X-bn¬.........

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Hcp-\mƒ De-I-Øn¬ ]nd-s∂m-cpÆn lc-tØmsS _mey-Imew ]n∂n´p _men-Im-hr-μ-hp-ambv. ]ns∂tbm hnZy-bpsS ]Sn-IƒI-bdn Iuam-c{- ]m-bØ - n-se-Øn-bn-hƒ. ]n∂m-se-b-hƒ bph-Xn-bmbn amdn Gsd-\mƒ ]n∂n´v tPmenbpw tXSn hnhmlw F∂ ]Snbpw IS-∂-hƒ. ]≠sØ DÆnbmw Cu AΩ kvt\lw ]I¿∂p \¬In X≥ Ip™n\v, C∂o \nanjw Pohn-X-`mcw hen®p Xf¿∂p-eb - p∂o AΩbmw kv{Xo. _meyw, Iuam-cw, buh\w F∂n-h-bm¬ kt¥mjw \pI¿∂-h-fn∂v ZpxJ-Øm-ep-e-bp∂p. Gsd-\mƒ ]n∂n-´n√ CXm-h-s∂Øn hm¿≤Iyw Ch-sf-tØSn. F√m-h¿°pta kt¥mjw \¬In-b-hƒ ap≥Im-e-ß-fn¬ F¶n-en-t∏mƒ kt¥m-j-a-hƒ°n√. ZpxJ-Øm¬ Rc-ßn-t°-gp-∂o-bΩ. Pohn-Xk - ‘ - y-bn¬ XpW-bmbn Cuiz-c≥ am{Xw, ]ns∂-bn-h-sf-tØSn acWw hs∂Øn. ]mXn-Zpx-J˛-kt- ¥m-jt- Øm-sS-bo-bΩ temI-tØmSp bm{X-]-d™p a¨a-d™p. 131


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kn\na km¿Δ euInI `mj-bm-Wv, P\-Iob Ie-bm-Wv, kmln-Xy-Øns‚ ]pXnb am\hpw imkv{X-Øns‚ Zm\-hp-amWv. `mjm-¥c - ß - f - n-√msX `mjm t`Z-ßf - n-√msX AXv temIsaßpw Bkz-Zn-°s - ∏-Sp-∂p, hne-bn-cp-Øs - ∏-Sp-∂p, N¿®-sNø-s∏-Sp-∂p. 1895 Unkw-_¿ 28 \v ]mco-knse {Km≥Uv It^bn¬ eqan-b¿ ktlm-Zc - ∑ - m¿ temI-Ønse BZysØ Ne®n{X {]Z¿i\w \S-Øn. AXy-[nIw A¤-pX-tØm-sSbpw Bthi-tØm-sS-bp-amWv A∂v Bfp-Iƒ kn\n-as - b∂ Iemcq-]sØ t\m°n-°≠ - X - .v Iem-cq-]s - a∂v ]d™p-Iq-Sm, A∂Xv imkv{Xo-ba- mb Hcp I≠p-]n-SpØw am{X-am-bn-cp-∂p. Nen-°p∂ Nn{X-ßt- fm-Sp≈ P\-ßf - psS IuXpIw Xocp-∂Xv hsc am{Xw Bbp- p-s≈∂p Icp-Xnb hnt\m-tZm-]m[n. F∂m¬ ]n∂oSv CX-cI - e - I - fpw kmln-Xyhpw kzmwio-Ic - n-®p-sIm≠v kn\na hf¿∂p. imkv{Xw AXn\v ]pXnb am\-߃ \¬In. kmlnXyØn\v ]pXnb N´-°q-sSm-cp°n AXv Ccp-]Xmw \q‰m≠nse hnizIe-bmbn amdn. kn\n-as - b-∂m¬ Iebpw kmln-Xyhpw imkv{Xhpw tNtc-≠t- ]mse tN¿Øp-≠m-°nb Hcp an{in-X-amWv CXn¬ \n∂v Ie-tbm, kmln-Xy-tam, imkv{Xtam th¿Xn-cn-s®-Sp-°p-hm≥ {ian-°p-∂Xv Un.-F≥.-Fbn¬ \n∂v t{Ima-tkm-ap-Iƒ hn`-Pn-°pI F∂-Xnepw k¶o¿Æam-bn-cn-°pw. Hmtcm kn\n-ab - nepw Ch-tbm-tcm-∂n\pw AXnt‚-Xmb {]k-‡n-bp≠v. F∂m¬ kn\n-a-bpsS P\-\hpw hf¿®bpw Ct∏m-gp≈ bm{Xbpw Ch-bn¬ GXns\ B{i-bn-®mWv F∂Xv C∂pw X¿°-hn-jb - a - m-Wv. Cß-s\-sbmcp

Ajith P. Kurian S4 ME-A IY-]d - b - p-∂X - ns‚ ]e coXn-Ifpw (^vfmjv _m°v, sam≠mjv. t{ImkvI´- nw-K)v apX-em-bh hniz kmln-Xy-Øn¬ \n∂v IS-sa-Sp-Øh - b - m-W.v BZy-Ime kn\n-aI - ƒ F√mw Xs∂bpw hniz-km-ln-Xy-Øns‚ Ne-®n{X `mjy-ßf - m-W.v tjIvk - ] -v n-b¿ Ir-Xn-Iƒ-°v X-s∂ 270˛¬ A-[n-Iw N-e® - n-{X-`m-jy-ßf - p≠v, CXn¬ lmwse-‰n\v am{X-ap-≠m-bn-´p-≈Xv 50-˛\v ASp-ØmW.v Aßs\ hcp-tºmƒ kn\n-abpw AXns‚ `mjbpw G‰-hp-a[nIw IS-s∏-´n-cn-°p-∂Xv kmln-Xy-tØm-Sm-W.v GsXmcp anI® krjvSn-tbbpw A\p-cq-]W - Ø - n-eqsS kn\n-ab - m-°p∂ Hcp {]hW-Xb - mWv \ni-_Zv N - n-{X-ßfpsS Ime-L´- Ø - n¬ kn\n-ab - n¬ I≠-X.v “GsXmcp krjvSnbpw kmln-Xy-am-Ip-∂Xv AXv [ym\m-flI - a - m-Ip-tºm-gmWv” Fs∂mcp hni-Zo-Ic - W - a - p≠v kmlnXy-Øn¬. Aßs\ hcp-tºmƒ \yq P\-td-j≥ I≠p-]n-SpØw F∂v hnti-jn-∏n-°p∂ dnb¬ ssSw kn\n-aI - ƒ apX¬ P\{]n-ba - mb hniz-kn-\n-aI - ƒ hsc kmln-Xy-Øn¬ \n∂v amdn \n¬t°≠n hcpw. am{X-a√ kn\n-ab - psS hnim-ea- mb kwkmc kzmX{¥yw kmln-Xy-Øn-\n-√, kn\na Hcp tjm´v sIm≠v kwkm-cn-°p-∂Xv kmln-Xy-Øn¬ At\Iw hm°p-Iƒ tN¿∂v kwkm-cn-°p-∂p. Aß-s\-bm-sW-¶n¬ kmln-Xy-Øn\v kn\na-bpsS taep≈ Ah-Imiw kwi-bn-t°-≠n-bn-cn-°p-∂p. Ccp-]Ø - n-sbm∂mw \q‰m-≠n¬ imkv{Xw IpXn-°p-Ib - mWv. H∂n¬ \n∂v as‰m-∂n-te°v Ch kn\n-at- bbpw Imcyambn kzm[o-\n-®p. kn\n-ab - psS s]‰-Ωb - mWv imkv{Xw. imkv{Xw kn\n-abv°v i_vZw \¬In, {Xnam\ cq]w \¬In. Imgv®-°m-c-\-¤pX hncp-∂mbn B\n-ta-j\pw {Km^nIvkpw

X¿°-Øn¬ Ig-ºn-s√-¶nepw Ch Hmtcm-∂n-s‚bpw {]k‡n Adn-tb-≠Xv Bhiyw Xs∂-bm-Wv. kn\na F∂Xv Ie-I-fpsS Hcp k¶c cq]-amWv F∂m¬ kn\n-abv°v kz¥-amb ssienbpw hym-I-c-W-hp-ap≠v . XpS- ° - Ø n¬ kn\na F∂Xv \mS- I - Ø ns‚ Hcp sdt°m¿Uv cq]w am{X-am-bn-cp-∂p. A`n-t\-Xm-°ƒ \mS-IØn¬ thZn-bn¬ IS∂p hcp-∂-t]mse Hcp \n›nX ÿm\Øp-d-∏n-®n-cn-°p∂ Iyma-dbv°v ap∂n-te°v IS∂p hcp-∂p. A`n-\b - n-°p-∂p. ]n∂o-SmWv kn\n-asb ko\p-If - mbpw ko\pIsf tjm´p-I-fmbpw hn`-Pn°mw F∂ I≠p-]n-Sp-Øap-≠mIp-∂X - v. CtXmsS \mS-Iw, _mse apX-emb thZn-bnse Iemcq- ] - ß - t fmSv kn\n- a - b v ° p≈ s]m°nƒsImSn _‘w AdpØp am‰-s∏´p F∂v thWw ]d-bm≥. kn\n-asb km¿ΔP-\-Io-b-am°n am‰n-bXv imkv{Xtam `mjm-]-cn-an-Xn-°p≈nep≈ kmln-Xytam A√, AXv Xo¿Øpw Ie-bpsS {]k‡n Xs∂-bmW.v kn\na F∂ Iem-cq-]-Øn¬ tIhew A`n\bw F∂ Ie am{X-a√ AS-ßn-bn-´p-≈X.v kn\n-ab - n¬ A`n\-bw, Bem-]-\w, \rØw, kwKoX kwhn-[m\w, \rØ kwhn-[m\w, Na-bw, hkv{Xm-e-¶m-cw, Ombm-{K-l-Ww, Xnc»oe Ombm-{K-l-Ww, i_vZ-te-J-\w, ]›m-Øe i_vZ an{iWw apX-emb At\Iw At\Iw Ie-Iƒ AS-ßn-bn-cn°p-∂p. Aßs\ t\m°p-I-bm-sW-¶n¬ kn\n-a-bn¬ IqSp-Xembpw A\p-`-h-s∏-Sp-∂Xv Iem-km-∂n-≤y-am-Wv. kn\na AXns‚ {]ta-bm-hn-jvIm-c-Ønepw IYm-Jym-\Ønepw kmln-Xy-tØmSv _‘w ]pe¿Øp-∂p F∂Xv A[nI-amcpw {i≤n-°m-sØmcp kXyam-W.v C∂sØ kn\n-ab - nse

\¬In temI- { i- ≤ - b mI¿jn-®p. H´p-an° kn\na-I-fnepw imkv{X-Øns‚ \qX\ hnZyIƒ ImWm≥ Ign-bpw. kb≥kv^n£≥ kn\n-a-Iƒ h≥hc-th¬t∏m-sS-bmWv temIw kzoI-cn-®n-´p-≈X - .v imkv{Xo-ba - mb Bi-b-ßfpw Bi-¶-Ifpw ]ecpw kn\n-a-bn-eqsS Ah-X-cn∏n®p F∂m¬ kn\n-a-bn-ep-≠m-bn-´p≈ ]e imkv{X kw`mh-\-Ifpw ]pXpa \jvS-s∏-Sp-tºmƒ P\w Dt]-£n-°p-∂-XmWv temIw I≠n-´p-≈Xv. hcm-\n-cn-°p∂ NXp¿am\ kn\n-aIƒ am‰n-\n¿Øn-bm¬ _m°nsb√mw kn\n-a-bpsS ]g-©≥ Bi-bß - f - mbn Xo¿∂n-cn-°p-∂p. Aßs\ hcp-tºmƒ kn\na-bv°v im-kv{X-Øn-eq∂n Hcp bm{X-bp-an√ F∂v thWw a\ n-em-°m≥. kn\na Hcp k¶-c-cq-]-am-Wv. Iebpw, kmln-Xy-hpw, imkv{Xhpw AXns‚ Ahn-`mPy LS-I-ß-fp-am-Wv. Ccp-]Øn-sbm∂mw \q‰m-≠n¬ Cu am[y-aØ - n\v C\nbpw Hcp-]mSv Zqcw bm{X sNøm-\p-≠v. temI-P\ - X - b - p≈ Ime-tØmfw Cu bm{X XpS¿∂p-sIm-≠n-cn-°pw; At\Iw At\Iw {]Xo-£Iƒ°p-Øcw \¬In-s°m-≠v. 135


\ne-bv°mØ bm{X-If- mWv Pohn-Xw. bm{X-Iƒ \ap°v ap∂n¬ Adn-hn-s‚-bpw, Bkzm-Z\ - Ø - n-s‚bpw BÀm-ZØ - ns‚bpw PmeIw Xpd-°p-∂p.... Nne-t∏mƒ bm{X-Iƒ ]mXnh-gn-bn¬ \n∂p-t]m-tb-°pw. ]t£ Ft∏mgpw Hm¿°m\mbv \√ Hm¿Ω-Iƒ Ah-ti-jn-°pw. apwss_, sshcp-≤y-ß-fpsS alm-\-Kcw... Hcp \mW-b-Øns‚ Ccp-h-iw-t]mse kº-∂-Xbpw Zmcn{Zy-hpw Aw_cNpw_n-Ifpw tNcn-If - pw... apw-ss_°v ]e apJ-ß-fp-≠v. Xo¿Øpw hyXy-kvX-am-bh F¶nepw AXmWv B \K-c-Øns‚ Bflm-hv. Cu bm{X-bn¬ R߃ ]{¥≠v t]¿. C¥y-bpsS ‘sat{Smam≥’ C. {io[-cs‚ \n›-b-Zm¿Uy-Øns‚ apºn¬ ap´paS-°nb sIm¶¨ ]mX-bn-eq-sS-bp≈ bm{X Ah-km-\n®Xv apwss_ F∂ alm-\-K-c-Øn¬. apwss_-bpsS ]e `mh-ß-fn¬ H∂v s{Sbn-\n¬ sh®v Xs∂ I≠p. bm{X-°m¿ Dt]-£n® sh≈-Ip-∏n-Iƒ s]dp°p∂ Hcp Ipcp-∂.v Pohn-XØ - ns‚ s]mbvap-Jß - f - n¬ H∂Wn™ Ahs\ I≠v Rß-fn¬ Nne¿ Akz-ÿ-cm-bn. ASpØ e£yw apwss_ IIT bmWv. R߃°v ]s¶-Sp°m-\p≈ \mj-W¬ seh¬ tdmt_m-´nIvkv tImw]-‰oj≥ \S°p-∂Xv AhnsS h®m-W.v Nne ]cn-Nb - ° - m¿hgn AhnsS Xma-kk - u-Icyw In´ptam F∂- t \z- j n- ® p. AhnsS Aßs\ sX°pw hS°pw t\m°n

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Ccn-°p-tºmƒ, F√mhcp-sSbpw a\- n¬ Hcp \jvSt- _m[w. ChnsS ]Tn-®m¬ aXn-bm-bn-cp-∂p. (R-ßsf Adn-bp-∂h - ¿ sX‰n-≤c - n-°c - p-X.v teUokv tlmÃen\v ap≥h-i-Øm-bn-cp∂p R߃ \n∂n-cp-∂-Xv) Nne¿ i]Yw t]mepw FSpØp MTech IIT bn¬ Xs∂!!!. \n¿`m-Ky-hi - m¬ AhnsS Xma-kk - u-Icyw In´n-bn-√. ]ecp-sSbpw apJØv \ncmi ]S¿∂p. At\z-j-W-Øns\mSphn¬ sshIp-t∂cw R߃°v am´pwK F∂ ÿeØv Xma-kk - u-Icyw In´n. Xmak ÿe-Øn-\S- pØv apwss_bnse Xs∂ G‰hpw {]i-kvX-amb Hcp `£-W-im-e-bp≠v. hnhn-[-Xcw tZmi-bmWv Ahn-SpsØ {][m\ hn`hw. AsXms° cpNn®v t\m°m≥ aq∂v Znhkw th≠n-h∂p... _pPn-If - mbv Ipd-®p-t]¿ a’-cØ - n\v Xøm-sd-Sp-°p-tºmƒ Rßfn¬ Nne¿ sshIp-t∂cw am´pwK Np‰n-Im-Wm≥ Cd-ßn. ASpØ Znhkw tImw]-‰o-j\ - mbv ho≠pw IIT bn¬ AhnSpsØ ]cn-]mSn Ign-™-tijw R߃ apwss_ \KcsØ ASp-Ø-dn-bm≥ Xocp-am-\n-®p. ZmZ¿ F∂ ÿetØ-°mWv R߃ t]mb-Xv. apwss_-bn¬ tem°¬ s{Sbn-\p-If - mWv Hcp {][m\ KXmK-X-am¿§w. sat{Sm dbn¬ apwss_-bn¬ C√ F∂p-≈Xv Rßsf A¤p- X - s ∏- S p- Ø n. tem°¬ s{Sbn- \ p- I - f nse Xnc°v I≠m¬ Bcpw


t]Sn®p t]mIpw. kvss]U¿am-s\-t∏mse A≈n-∏n-Sn-°m≥ D≈ Ignhv Ds≠-¶n¬ am{Xta s{Sbn-\p-If - n¬ Ibdp-hm≥ ]‰p-Ibp≈p. s{Sbn-\n¬ Ib-dm\pw Cd-ßm\pw Poh-∑-cW t]mcm´w Xs∂ th≠n-h-cpw.....!!! ]nt‰∂v Rß-sf-√m-hcpw apwss_-bnse {][m\ ÿe-߃ ImWm≥ ]pd-s∏-´p. am´pw-Kb - n¬ \n∂v t\sc O{X-]Xn inhPn sS¿an-\k - n-te°v 2008˛se apwss_ `oI-cm-{I-a-W-Øn¬ `oI-c¿ \c-th´ XpSßnbXv ChnsS h®m-Wv. apwss_-bpsS knc-I-fn¬ C∂pw B thZ\ Hgp-Ip-∂p. ]ns∂ R߃ t]mbXv sImfm_bnte-°m-Wv. 1911˛¬ tPm¿÷v A©m-a≥ cmPmhpw Iyq≥ tacnbpw C¥y kμ¿in®-t∏mƒ C¥y-bpsS {]th-i\ Ihm-S-am-bn´v \n∂ ‘tK‰vth Hm^v C¥y’ sImfm-_-bn-emWv ÿnXn sNøp-∂-Xv. AtX Ihm-S-ØneqsS {]th-in-®mWv APva¬ Ik_pw Iq´cpw C¥y≥ P\XbpsS s\©n¬ \nd Hgn-®Xv F∂Xv Ncn-{Xw.... C¥y-bpsS {]uVn Adn-bn-®p-sIm≠v Xe Db¿Øn \n¬°p∂ XmPval - ¬ ]mekv tlm´¬. 2008-˛se `oI-cm-{I-aW - Ø - n¬ taP¿ kμo]v DÆn-Ir-jvW-s‚bpw a‰v 167 t]cp-sSbpw Poh≥ s]men™Xv ChnsS h®m-Wv. ]ns∂ R߃ lmPn Aen tamkv°pw,

assd≥ ss{Uhpw kμ¿in-®p. AXn-\p-tijw _m{μtbbpw h¿fn-tbbpw IS-en-eqsS _‘n-∏n-°p∂ 5.6 \ofap≈ cmPohv Km‘n koen-¶n-eqsS bm{X sNbvXXv XnI®pw hyXy-kvX-amb A\p-`-h-am-bn-cp-∂p. Hcp-]mSv \√ Hm¿Ω-Ifpw A\p-`h - ß - f - p-ambv R߃ bm{X Xncn-®p, ssZh-Øns‚ kz¥w \m´n-te°,v Aßv AIse a™v ]pX® alm-\K - c - Ø - ns‚ Ah-km\ Zriyhpw I≠v sIm≠v.... “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end” -Ernest Hemingway

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boundaries has become one of the main problems in life, although many would not recognize it substantially. We like to have our own space at home, school/college, work and of course, in decision-making. Nevertheless, for many of us, setting boundaries in life is just about being selfish or unkind. But, the case is just the opposite. When we fail to understand ‘boundary setting and guarding’ in life, there start our problems - the small and the big alike. The news on the morning of 1st September, 1997, about the tragic death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, literally swallowed millions around the globe in grief. The rapidly mounting rumor then was that the ever-present paparazzi might have fatally overstepped their mark. Crossing boundaries can truly be fatal! It is true with individuals, communities, families and even nations. If, we, the youth of the 21st century, discern how to keep boundaries in relationships, in talks/comments, in our dress code, in our management of money, in our food habits- imagine what would our community be transformed to? Suppose we conduct a survey with College students. Studies have showed that if the researcher asked the following questions and got honest answers, the results would be shocking. z How many of you have used alcohol before you reached the age of 17? z How many of you have considered suicide? z How many of you have thought of running away from home? z How many of you have driven a car while drunk?

and opinions, ‘Emotional boundaries’ that help us deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others, and ‘Spiritual boundaries’ that help us distinguish God’s will from our own. “No” seems to be the most basic boundary setting word. The moment you say “No, I am not interested in this”, you have set a clear boundary to what you like and what you do not. This lets others know that you exist apart from them and that ‘you’ are in control of yourself. “No” is actually a confrontational word that is most helpful in setting limits on abuses. Young people who drastically fail in learning how to wisely use this in physical or emotional relationships, constantly face up with abuses, insecurity, negative self-talks, conflicting expectations and fear of failure and punishment. We feel that if we say “no” to someone, we are endangering our relationship with that person, so we passively comply but inwardly resent. Sometimes, we are convinced that we should say “no” but externally pressurized not to do it. If we cannot say “no” to this internal or external pressure, we have lost control of our own selves and our spiritual convictions. Such life is labeled as one that has lost “self-control”. This implies that we have given control of our life to others. Some of us, on the other hand, are skilled to say “no” to everything; even to the good things in life. Watch out! Some of us come from families that never care about how we feel about the decisions

These represent just a few areas where we have been advised to set boundaries. We live in a world, where moral values are often undermined and personal boundaries are not meaningfully maintained. Unfortunately, the role models we try to emulate from our peers and the media are often the ones that never let us envisage the far-reaching outcomes of our choices. This way, we develop relationships that are unrealistic and habits that end up in ultimate damage. Cloud & Townsend’s ‘Boundaries’ created a profound impact on my perspective of life, from which a few thoughts are penned down for our reflection. Boundaries are anything that helps to differentiate ourselves from someone else or show where we begin and end. In the physical world a fence or some other kind of structure usually delineates a boundary. Boundaries define us and outline ‘what is me’ and ‘what is not me’. Taking responsibility for one’s life opens up many different options but we should ‘own’ our lives, otherwise options become very limited. Parents, elders in our homes and teachers help us formally and informally to define the boundaries- the parameters. Later in life, in our personal thought world, we start evaluating for ourselves: if they all failed in showing us the boundaries or if they have taught us the wrong parameters- perhaps, unintentionally. There are different types of boundaries to be placed in our lives. ‘Physical Boundaries’ that help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances, ‘Mental boundaries’ that give us the freedom to have our own thoughts

they make for us or force us to fulfill others’ decisions. Even in such situations of helplessness, an option is left before us to consider a whole new optimistic perspective, that we are going to ‘own’ the path we have taken. In the choice of academic disciplines for higher education for instance, we can set such perspective boundaries as to how we would like to take things from that point. Some others among us take a ‘never mind’ stand to anything others would recommend or advise. But after a while, we tend to disown our choices and try to blame others blatantly for what happened. In choice of career, this can be the case for many young people. When it is our choice, from our own set boundaries, we need to decide to live with the consequences without passing on the blame to others. Setting boundaries does not mean being selfish. Appropriate boundaries actually increase our ability to care about others. It is always, the lack of boundaries that lead to brokenness and dishonesty. In this way, boundaries can be seen as a test for the quality of our relationships. Those people in our lives who can respect our boundaries will love our wills, our opinions, and our distinctness. Therefore, we reiterate that our boundaries are not offensive but defensive. Appropriate boundaries can never hurt anyone. They simply prevent our treasures from being taken at the wrong time. In this fast moving world, without setting healthy boundaries we are likely to stumble. Nevertheless, we should realize that the more challenging part is guarding over our boundaries rather than the setting of them.


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APPLIED ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION SFERICS 2012 SFERICS 2012 was held on 18th September 2012, at the cultural centre of the institution. The programme comprised of Technical paper presentation, Working model contest and Quiz competition. 30 colleges from different states participated in these events. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. A. R. Krishnan, Advisor Avionics, V.S.S.C.

TECH TALK A talk on ‘AVIONICS’ was delivered by Sri. A. R. Krishnan, Advisor Avionics, V.S.S.C. A talk on ‘Industrial Automation’ was delivered by Sri. Arun, IPCS Automation Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Ingenious Power and Control), Kochi. A talk on ‘Scope of Instrumentation: Automation- PLC & SCADA’ was delivered by Sri. Prabhu Raj of Smec Automation, Kochi.

HOBBY CLUB

Er. Anumol T. J. , Er. Anu Joy and Er. Agitha M. S. attended ISTE workshop (2 weeks) on INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES conducted by IIT BOMBAY at Saintgits College of Engineering from 25.06.2012 to 04.07.2012. Er. Binson V. A. presented a paper titled ‘Modelling and control of a Magnetic Levitation system using Labview’ in INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW HORIZONS IN GREEN ENERGY WITH SMART COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS at Arunai College of Engg., Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu from 01.02.2013 to 02.02.2013. Er. Binson V. A. presented a paper in NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIVE EMERGING STRATEGIES IN POWER, ENERGY & CONTROL at IES College of Engg., Chittilappally, Thrissur from 07.03.2013 to 08.03.2013. Er. Elizabeth Paul presented a paper in INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INSTRUMENTATION, COMMU NICATION, CONTROL & AUTOMATION from 03.01.2013 to 05.01.2013.

A Hobby Club is being organized for the students, where they can carry out small project works.

INPLANT TRAININGS BY STUDENTS

WORKSHOP ON LABVIEW

Students were selected for inplant training at Keltron, OEN, Brahmapuram Diesel Power plant and Yokogawa Middle East during this period.

An add-on course on LABVIEW was conducted for AEI staff members and sixth semester students by Mr. Sreevardhan from National Instruments, Bangalore.

FACULTYACHIEVEMENTS Er. Vinayakumar B., Er. Rizwana Akbar, Er. Jyothi Krishnan M., Er. Ancy Varghese and Er. Anumol T. J. attended STTP on LABVIEW CORE 1 & CORE 2 by NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS from 07.01.2013 to 11.01.2013. Er. Jyothi Krishnan M. attended one week ISTE workshop on ANALOG ELECTRONICS conducted by IIT KHARAGPUR from 01.04.2013 to 05.04.2013. Er. Vinayakumar B. and Er. Starlet Ben Alex attended ISTE WORKSHOP on AAKASH 2 for Education conducted by IIT Bombay on 10.11.2012 and 11.11.2012.

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS Sijo Varghese of S6 AE&I won prizes in various Quiz Competitions conducted by LIC Kottayam, S. B. College Changanachery, College of Engineering Kallopara, Fathima Matha National College Kollam, St. Mary’s College, College of Engineering Kidangoor and Quiz Competitions held at Saintgits (Mechnius, Dyuthi). Sikha Elizabeth Thomas and Ashik Ninan of S 8 AE&I participated in Paper presentation conducted by ISOI Kochi Chapter at Rajagiri School Engineering. Vishnu S Kumar, Austin Cyriac, Akhil Thomas, Aswin Varghese John of S4 AE&I participated in the Paper Presentation Contest conducted by MBC Thiruvananthapuram.

CIVIL ENGINEERING Two day workshop on ‘Limit State Design of Steel Structures’ as per IS 800: 2007 was organized by the department on the 20th and 21st of April 2012, in association with ISTE Saint Gits Chapter. Workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Thomas T John, Director Saintgits Group of Institutions. Resource persons for the workshop were Prof A.R. Santhakumar retired Professor Emeritus, I.I.T. Madras and Prof. P. Eapen Sakaria, Professor and HOD of Civil Engineering, Saint Gits College of Engineering, Kottayam. Class was taken by Er. Susan Rose for S5 & S7 CE students for conducting traffic survey for the Kodimatha Mobility Hub project on 10.08.2012. 120 students attended the class.

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As part of the association activities (ACES- Association of Civil Engineering Students), there was a technical talk by Dr. Binumol Tom, Head of the Department of Architecture, RIT, Kottayam on the 8th of August 2012. In the month of August, Technical Quiz was conducted by Dalmia Cements, Ultra Tech & ICI (Indian Concrete Institute) and students were selected to participate in the finals. The technical festival, ‘ETERNIA 2012’ was conducted on Monday, 13th August, 2012. The ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Cherian Varkey, Managing Director of Cherian Varkey Construction Co. Pvt. Ltd., Ernakulam. Students conducted traffic survey (Origin Destination survey, Volume count and Occupancy survey) at Chingavanam, Nagampadam, Vadavathoor, Chungam, Illickal and Kanjikuzhy on 16.08.2012 & 17.08.2012 under the guidance of Er. C. K. Cherian, Er. Susan Rose & Er. Jeevan Joseph. Er. Dipty Sarin Jacob gave a talk on Engineers Day. Er. Susan Rose gave a technical talk on ‘Development of

Deterioration models and Calibration of HDM-4 for Rural Roads’ on the same day. Two day National Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Civil Engineering’ (RACE-2012) during 20th and 21st December 2012 was organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Saintgits College of Engineering in association with ISTE SAINTGITS CHAPTER & ICI KOCHI CHAPTER. Resource Persons were Dr. Koshy Varghese , Professor, IIT Madras & Dr. Jessy Mathai, Professor and Head, Hindustan University, Chennai. GATE coaching classes for CE students were organized by Er. Sunitha A. Daniel during the month of December and 14 of the students qualified for GATE. S8 results of 2008-2012 admission students rank second in the University. Jithu John Abraham & Anu Sneha John of S7 won first prize for dance at Mangalam College of Engineering in the month of April. Sneha Jacob got first place in inter college table tennis tournament at St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Pala in the month of April. Safy Rachel Abraham won second place in table tennis tournament conducted by the M.G. University in the month of November. Jacob Thomas & Jithin Xavier won second place in All Kerala Intercollegiate Football tournament at MES Engineering College Kollam in the month of July. Sneha Jacob & Safy Rachel Abraham got second place in table tennis M. G. University team Championship at B.K College, Amalagiri in the month of November. Add-on courses –Primavera for S6 & Survey Camp for S8 students were conducted in the month of January. Sneha Jacob & Safy Rachel Abraham got first place in table tennis tournament at St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Pala in the month of January.

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING An orientation on ‘C Programming’ was organized by the CSE department, for all the S3 branches from 20th June, 2012 to 27th June, 2012. Twelve hours of theory sessions and eight hours of Lab Sessions were included in this programme. JYOTHIRGAMAYA is a community oriented initiative of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. 2010-2014 Batch of CSE took the lead for this programme under the banner of Exquisite Computer Engineers League (EXCEL) and Social Action Forum (SAF). 50 school children and 4 teachers of Grades V, VI and VII from the Government UP School, Velluthuruthy participated. The programme was inaugurated by the HOD of the Department of Computer Science on the 7th of July, 2012. The valedictory function of Jyothirgamaya was held on the 3rd August, 2012, in the presence of Mrs. Jessy Chacko (Panchayat President, Panachikad), Mrs. Jaya (Panchayat Member) and other eminent personalities. The Department hosted ASCEND-2K12, a national level technical symposium on 3rd August 2012. The symposium was inaugurated by Mr. Ajith Sukumaran, Quality Manager of Infosys. More than 183 students from different colleges participated in the various events organized as a part of this symposium. The events offered fabulous cash prizes amounting to a total of Rs. 35000/-.

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A four day training was conducted on Tivoli by IBM from 25th – 28th September, 2012, the training was lead by Ritviz Chobisa. The Certification exam was conducted on 6th November, 2012. 57 students and 2 faculty members got certified. A GATE Orientation Programme for CSE students was organized by Dr. Sajeev G. P. on 14-11-2012 at the college Seminar Hall. The students were given a basic idea about ways to tackle the GATE exam. The students who attended the programme were motivated to pursue a career in the research field. The department of Computer Science has adopted TCS iON cloud service for the semester academic activities, starting from December, 2012. The department of Computer Science organized a two day Hands-on Training on Effective Document Writing using LaTeX on the 10 th and 11 th of January, 2013. The programme was a great success and was attended by 9 participants from outside the college and 17 from within the college. The feedback from the participants was overwhelming and the discussions and study on LaTeX will be continued with the help of moodle.


The department of Computer Science organized a five day placement training for the students of S4 and S6, during 4th to 5th and 14th to 16th of February, 2013. The training programme was conducted by KONFIDENCE. Dr. Ramani Bai received her Ph.D. degree at the 33rd Convocation of Anna University, Chennai on 8th March 2013. A WEBINAR session was organized at the college Seminar Hall on Big Data - An Overview & Emerging Career Opportunities on 21st March, 2013. WEBINAR helps to bring together Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and target audience i.e. students in a virtual meeting room and allow them to share the knowledge and discuss effectively. The staff and the students of the department attended a two day workshop on Advances in Open Source Robotics, on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2013.

ELECTRONICSAND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES The Department of ECE conducted the National level Technical Fest, ‘HORIZON’ on 17th September, 2012. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Pradeep Alapatt, CEO, Infoniks Private Limited, Cochin.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT All the final year B.Tech projects and the internal M.Tech projects are handled by the four research groups of RIGS. Ashwin P.V conducted an Activity Oriented Class for the ECE faculty as part of RIGs (Research Interest Groups), the R & D wing of the ECE Department.

PUBLICATIONS (FACULTY) Binu K Mathew published two papers in the journals IJECE and IJARCET. Jyothish Chandran G & Shajimon. K. John, Marie Kottayil James and Binu K. Mathew, Georgin Jacob and Jinu Elizabeth John presented their individual papers at the international conferences ISDA 2012, iMac4s 2013, ICVGIP 2012 and SNDS 2012 respectively. Sreekala K.S presented a paper for the national conference on ‘Current Advancements in Communication, Control and Instrumentation Engineering’ 2012 organized by FISAT Cochin.

PUBLICATIONS (STUDENTS) Hima Sara Jacob of S4 M.Tech with co-authors Nanda kumar R. and Preena Prasad, published a paper in IJECT vol. 3. Ajith Ravindran, Abraham George, Amsu Thejus, Dhanya Oommen, Jyothish Chandran G., Marie Kottayil James, Rekha Thomas K., Reni Kurian, Rizwana Akbar and Soya Tressa Jose of S4 M.Tech ECE presented their respective individual papers at the National Conference, VESTA’12’ on 17th October 2012 at Sree Buddha CET, Pattoor. Ajith Ravindran and Dhanya Oommen of S4 M.Tech ECE presented their individual papers at the International Conference ISDA 2012 organized at CUSAT from 27th to 29th of November 2012. Cathy George & Sneha Aby Susan of S7 ECE presenteda paper for a National Conference at TKM, Kollam.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENTS Febin P Sunny, Jackson James Matthew, Jesbin Thomas and Joval John Matthai of S5 ECE bagged the second place in the ‘Robotics Contest’ conducted in a ‘Workshop regarding

ROBOTICS ’ by IIT Bombay on the 5th & 6th of October 2012 at SAINTGITS College of Engineering Pathamuttom. Febin P Sunny, Jackson James Matthew, Jesbin Thomas and Joval John Matthai of S6 ECE participated in the National Level Competition for ROBOTICS at IIT Bombay on 16th March, 2013.

EXTERNAL VISITS The Faculty of ECE visited Tessolve Technologies at Bangalore on 30th November 2012. The S6 Students visited Radio station Alappuzha on 28th March 2013.

EXTERNALAND INTERNAL TALKS AND ADD-ON COURSES A talk on ‘Emerging Trends in Engineering’ by Er. Mini, CUSAT organized by IEEE was given to the S7 students. An external talk on ‘Embedded Systems’ by Professor Indulal S. was arranged on 12th October 2012 for S5 students. An external talk by Jaison Ajith Jacob, alumni (2006-2010 batch) was arranged on 1st October 2012 for S5 students. A talk on ‘Mobile Communication’ by Er Sudeesh, SDE, BSNL Kottayam was given to S3 students. An Introductory Class for LATEX was given by Georgin Jacob on 28th October 2012 for the S1 M.Tech. students. Add On course was conducted for S4 & S6 students on ORCAD & VLSI Design from 11th to 17th of January 2013. Gate coaching was provided for S8 students from 19th to 26th of January 2013.

PLACEMENT TRAINING The ECE Department is conducting its own placement session for 3 hours every week for the S4 and S6 students. In connection with placement training, a session on ‘The Conduction of Placement Trainings’ was handled for the ECE faculty by Sangeetha, a placement trainer, on 2nd February. An off-campus placement camp was conducted for the S4 and S6 students at MOC, Puthuppally on the 18th and 19th of February 2013.

PLACEMENTS Anjali Rani K. A. of S7 ECE got placed at UST based on an event, INDUSTRY US ‘12’ conducted at FISAT. 10 Students of S8 ECE got placed in companies like UST global, ERNST ‘N’ YOUNG, IBS, AIRCENT, Razor Think, Allianz Cornhill.

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STAFFACHIEVEMENTS

Chinn Mohanan was selected as advisor from the ECE department to SCIE on 16th October 2012. Riboy Cheriyan was selected as the convenor for the ‘Satellite Launching committee’ on 16th October 2012. Chinn Mohanan was selected as the convenor for the Robotics Workshop that took place on the 5th & 6th of October 2012. Shajimon K. John was selected as the convenor for the IE Accreditation committee on 16th October 2012. Shajimon K. John was selected as the co-ordinator for MTM- 5.5 years on 16.10.12.

MERITORIOUS Ashly John secured 3rd rank for M.E. in Applied Electronics from Anna University of Technology, Trichy. Beena A. O. got selection for Ph.D. at Kerala University. Sreekala K.S. got selection for Ph.D. at M. G. University.

HONORARY Pradeep C. was selected as Question Paper setter for M.Tech. at CUSAT. Georgin Jacob was the member of the evaluating panel for the paper presentation competition ACME-Electronics stream for Colloquium’13 at MCET, Trivandrum on 23rd January 2013.

STUDENT AWARDS AND HONOURS Cathy George of S7 ECE bagged the First place for the mega event of ‘INDUSTRY US’12’ conducted at FISAT. Kevin, Thomas, Akhil P.S, Akshay Eldho, Nissy, Jainy, Archana Sreekumar, Jisha and Shonima of S8 ECE were qualified for GATE 2013. Renu Rose Santhosh of S8 ECE secured a score of 98.7% for MAT 2013. Ajith Ravindran of S4 M. Tech. ECE bagged the ‘Best Paper’ award for his paper at the National conference, VESTA’12’ on 17th October 2012 at Sree Buddha CET, Pattoor.

DESIGNATORY Riboy Cheriyan was selected as the convenor for the ICGITS, the international conference to be held in 4th & 5th of April 2013. Binu K. Mathew was selected as the co-ordinator of the NBA Accreditation for the institution. Pradeep C. was selected as the Centre Head of INNOVATION & ENTERPRE NEURSHIP CELL on 6th October 2012.

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTASSOCIATION The Electrical Department Association ‘PHASE-2012’ was inaugurated by Er. Ravikumar Nair, Executive Engineer, Southern Railways on 07.08.2012. This was followed by a technical talk on ‘Traction System’ for all students of EEE department.

DYUTHI 2012 The Technical Fest, ‘DYUTHI 2012’ was inaugurated by Shri. C. V. Subramaniam, Additional GM, NTPC, Kayamkulam on 10.08.2012. He delivered a talk about ‘Gas Insulated Substation’ and gave an overview of NTPC. Seven events were organized as part of DYUTHI including Scotland Yard, Technocrat, Practical Engineer etc. and around 300 students from about 25 colleges participated in the fest.

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Er. Fossy Mary Chacko delivered a talk-‘Energy Cons ervation’, for all the staff members of Saintgits on 21.8.2012. Er. Tibin Joseph delivered an in house talk-‘PSO based controller for maximizing renewable energy penetration in power systems’ on 05.10.2012. Er. Radhika & Er. Fossy Mary Chacko handled a Two day workshop for staff members on ‘Virtual Instrumentation using Lab VIEW’ on 18.12.2012 & 20.12.2012.

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A technical talk on ‘Automatic Generation Control on Conventional and De- regulated Power Systems’ was handled by Dr. Rajesh Joseph Abraham, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum on 06.10.2012 for 5th, 7th semester B.Tech students and P.G. students. An external talk was conducted for EEE students (S4, S6 and S8) on 26.03.2013 at the Cultural Centre from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p. m. The talk was delivered by Mr. Sandu Kurian, Engineer, General Motors Technical Centre, on the topic ‘Hybrid control’.

IEEE IAS SB CHAPTER a. IEEE IAS SB Chapter Inauguration And Workshop IEEE-IAS Student Branch Chapter of SAINTGITS College of Engineering was inaugurated on 22nd June, 2012 at 9.30 a.m. by Dr. P.S. Chandramohanan Nair (Professor and Chairman, EEE Department, Amrutha University). The inaugural session was followed by a technical workshop. In the first session, Dr. P. S. Chandramohanan Nair delivered a technical talk-‘Sustainable energy management: Kerala scenario’. This was followed by the talk-‘Opportunities and benefits to students’ by Mr. Srikanth Vasudev (IAS SB Chapter Area Chair, Region 10). In the final session Prof. Dr. Vincent G. (IAS SB Chapter Advisor, Kerala Section) delivered a technical talk on ‘Power quality improvement using active filters.’ b. Visit to Pallivasal Generating Station IEEE-IAS SB Chapter of SAINTGITS College of Engineering organized an industrial visit to Pallivasal Generating Station on 16.12.2012. All M.Tech Power System students (201214) and few staff members also accompanied the students. c. Technical Expert Talk IEEE-IAS SB organized an expert talk on ‘Electricity Markets: An Overview’ for the P.G students on 21.11. 12. The talk was handled by Dr. Kanakasabapathy P.(Asso.Prof. Amrutha University). All EEE staff members and M.Tech Power System students attended the same.

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On 30.11.2012, IEEE-IAS SB Chapter organized an expert talk on ‘Energy Auditing and Energy Conservation’ by Benet George V, Manager- Energy Efficiency Audits and Consulting, Schneider Electric for the P.G. students.

Technical Expert Talk by Dr. Peter Magyar On 21st December 2012 IEEE-IAS student branch at Saintgits College of Engineering, arranged a technical talk and interactive session by Dr. Peter Magyar, IEEE-IAS CMD chair, for the student IAS Saintgits Chapter. After the meeting an expert talk was given by Dr. Peter Magyar on the topic ‘The Electric Car and the Renewable Energy Sources – Hype or Solution?’. His talk dealt with the importance of

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Er. Jaison Cherian presented a paperon‘Parameter Insen sitive sensor less vector control induction motor’, in the International Conference, PEDES 2012 at IISc Bangalore. Er. Tibin Joseph presented a paper on, ‘Optimal placement and setting of FACT devices for improving the performance of a power grid using PSO’ in the 25th Kerala Science Congress held at Techno park, Trivandrum. Er. Haseena K.A presented a paper on, ‘H” loop shaping based robus power system stabilizer for stability enhancement’, in the National Conference, ‘NATCON 2013’ organized by RIT Pampady. Er. Deepu Jose presented a paper on, ‘Voltage sag mitigation in a single phase grid connected PV system’, in the National Conference, ‘EIEE 2013’, at Dhanalakshmy Sreenivasan Engineering College, Perambalur.

STUDENTACHIEVEMENTS

• using electric car in the current scenario of increasing energy crisis, its advantages and demerits. ADD ON COURSES An Add on course on ‘Embedded Systems Design using Micro controllers’ by Rhydo technologies, Ernakulum was organized for S6 EEE students (2010-14) batch from 14.01.13 to 18.01.13. The following staff members also attended the course: Er. Aparna Thampi, Er. Deepu E. Koshy, Er. FossyMary Chacko and Er. Haseena K. A. A training programme on LATEX software for 2nd year M.Tech students was handled by Prof. Dr. Siju K. Swamy of Mathematics Department from 14.01.13 to 18.01.13. A talk on ‘Career Guidance’ was conducted by TIME for S6 EEE students (2010-14) batch on 22.01.13.

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Er. Sujo P George got selection for Ph. D. at NIT Calicut. Er. Emil Ninan Skariah presented a paper on ‘GA optimized AGC with Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage’ at the 28th National Convention of Electrical Engineers and National Seminar on Electricity for All – Vision for a brighter India organized by the Institution of Engineers(India), Kerala state centre, Trivandrum. Prof. Dr. Jaimol Thomas presented a paper on, ‘A Case study on Economics of Biomass Energy’, in the International Seminar on ‘Energy Secure India-Options and Strategies’ organized by the Japanese Cultural and Information Centre, Trivandrum. Er. Asha Anu Kurian and Er. Ancy Sara Varghese published a paper on ‘An investigation on power quality enhancementof utility power factor buck-boost type rectifier’, in the IJCA Proceedings on Emerging Research2012 ICETT(1) organized by the foundation of Computer Science New York, USA.

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Anju Mariam Sunny, Noble. T. Kuruvilla, Kiran Babu & Riya Varghese (2008-12) Batch received special jury award with cash prize of Rs.10000 for project presentation: ‘Magnetically Levitated Vertical Axis Wind Turbine’ at the Motorola Scholar Awards programme held at IISc. Bangalore. Aparna Jose, Vidhya Kuruvilla and Anisha Mariam Yohannan (2009-11), M.Tech. Power Systems students have secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd rank respectively from the M.G. University. Chinnu Alice Wilson (2010-14) bagged the Best Manager title in the technical fest, ‘ETERNIA 2012. Polly Thomas, M. Tech. Power Systems student, participated in IEEE Region 8 student Branch and GOLD Congress 2012, July 25-29 in Madrid, Spain. Chittesh V.C (2012-14) M. Tech. Power Systems student, received ‘Talented Student’ award in a test conducted by Saintgits Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Shiny K George (2010-12) M. Tech. Power Systems student, won the ‘Best Paper Award’ in the National conference on Power system emergencies, NPSEC 2012 organized by SCSVMV University, Tamil Nadu. Amala Antony received the prize for second best paper. Manjusha Lovelychen (2010-14) completed a 3 days intensive training: ‘Young Energy Auditor’ organized by NSS Technical cell and Energy Management Centre, Department of Power, Government of Kerala. Sreelakshmi R. (2009-13) got placement in ‘Speridian Technologies’, Trivandrum. Varghese J. Paul, Tony Abraham, Krishnakumar P., Joel George Abraham (2009-13) bagged 2nd prize in the project presentation event of ‘LUMIERE 2K13’, the inter-collegiate techno cultural fest at College of Engineering, Kidangoor. Varghese J. Paul, Tony Abraham, Krishnakumar P., Joel George Abraham (2009-13) secured 2nd prize in the event Project Expo at ‘ECHO 2013’, conducted by RIT, Pampady. Varghese J. Paul, Tony Abraham, Krishnakumar P., Joel George Abraham (2009-13) presented their project, ‘Pico Hydro Electric Power Plant’ in ‘ELECTRIC WORLD 2013’ organized by KELCON at JNI stadium, Kaloor. Praveen Babu T.C, Albin Chandy, Tijin Dayi (2010-14) in association with Mechanical Engineering students presented the project, ‘Metric Road Ramp’ in ‘ELECTRIC WORLD 2013’ organized by KELCON at JNI stadium, Kaloor.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING industry experts were Mr. Febin Kuryan from ONGC, Mr. Reji Thomas, Director – Paragon and Mr. P. P. Thomas, Proprietor – Kelachandra Industries. Additionally, Alumni interactions were held in order to get a GITSian Mechanical Engineers perspective on their real world experiences. The alumni invited to speak were Mr. Gibu Tom Aby, MRF and Mr. Shebin Raju, Asst. Plant Engr. – Paragon. The staff of the mechanical engineering department has sought to build their research credentials in addition to their academic responsibilities. The list of papers published by the Mechanical Engineering Staff is given below: In keeping with its vision of providing mechanical engineering education of the highest international standards by transforming young minds into motivated, innovative, quality and environment conscious young technocrats, the Department of Mechanical Engineering conducts various activities in addition to its regular curriculum. These activities are listed out chronologically below.

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1 Jason Cherian Isaac

An Assessment Of Energy Absorption Capability Of Honeycomb Core

International Journal

2 Sivasubramanian P.

Analysis Of Dynamic Behavior Of A Pre stretched Hyper elastic Membrane

International Journal Of Innovative Research And Development.

3 Sivasubramanian P.

In August of 2012 a College level Workshop on ‘All Terrain Vehicle Design’ was held with the aim of equipping the students with the know-how to take part in international ‘design, build & race’ events like the SAE Baja.

Hybrid Textile Polymer Composites In Polymer Composites: Volume 1

Book Chapter - John Wiley Publisher, Germany

4 Parvathy Venugopal

An Assessment Of Energy Absorption Capability Of Honeycomb Core

International Journal

5 Unnikrishnan R.

September witnessed the successful conduct of the Department’s marquee event Mechnius 2012 – a National Level Techno-cultural fest. Many colleges from different states of India participated in this event.

International Journal On Modern Engg. Research- June 2012

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Processing And Characterization Of Aluminum - Silver Coated Composite Made By Vacuum Hot Pressing Flow Measurements in Metal Oxide-Nanoparticle Suspensions in a Rectangular Natural Circulation Loops

Sarun Kumar K.

International Conference on Advanced Materials Research 2013

A few of the staff have enrolled for the Doctoral Programme at NIT Calicut – Mr. Amith Aravind, Mr. Chacko Preno Koshy & Mr. Ajith Kuriakose Mani. Mr. Ajith Kuriakose Mani also bagged the University I Rank for M.Tech – Machine Design.

Two day workshops on ‘Design & Simulation using CATIA’ and ‘CNC Training’ were arranged. The ‘CATIA’ workshop was held for the staff in October 2012 and the CNC Training in November 2012. Industry Interaction is being given more and more importance in this day and age of high competition in order to better equip the students with an idea of what to expect in the industry and what the industry expects of them. Talks were conducted by various entrepreneurs and directors of industry on the topics of ‘Gas Turbines’ and ‘Design & Manufacturing’. The invited

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Team Striderz – a group of mechanical engineering students – achieved a unique distinction of getting selected for the final phase of the National level SAE Baja Competition. As a result the department activities also found mention in a full length article in the National Auto Magazine – Smart Drive. The students also made their mark in various competitions across the country in events like Quiz, Aeromodelling, Business Plan, Athletics, Badminton, Chess, Robotics, Technical Exhibitions & Project Competitions to name a few. The final year students, Alif Al Salim, Alen Thomas, Anvin V.A., Albert Mathew, Alif J, Aju Jo Sankarathil and Akhil Mathew Sunny did the project entitled ‘ Lever Driven Multipurpose Roll Chair’, winning prizes in various competitions. The project was guided by Er. Sreesh P.S. The project titled ‘Coconut Processing Machine’ guided by Er. Philip jacob Perakathu, won the best B.tech Project for the year 2012-13. The team members were Jason George Varghese, Balu Joseph R, Basil Baby, Martin Augustine and Danny Joseph Varkey P.


MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT All Kerala Intercollegiate Quiz competition for Ramanujan Trophy Conducted All Kerala Intercollegiate Mathematics Quiz competition on 12th February, 2013. 26 Teams from different colleges actively participated in the competition. Dr. Varghese C. Joshua, Professor, CMS College, Kottayam was the quiz master. Rikesh Bhattacharya and Leo Francis from NIT Calicut won the Ramanujan Trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10001. Rohith Kumar and Akhil Felix from St. Thomas College, Trissur won the 2nd prize of Rs. 5001. Er. Punnoose George, Executive Chairman, SAINTGITS distributed the prizes. The following activities were conducted by Ramanujan Foundation for Creative Mathematics. ‘Elements of LaTex’- one day training programme for M.Tech (M.D.) students on 12th March 2012 by Dr. Siju K. Swamy. ‘Research Methodology – A prologue’ – Foundation course in research methodology for B.Com. Faculty and students SCAS by Dr. Siju K. Swamy on 17th August 2012.

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MATHEMATICS OPEN QUIZ Mathematics open quiz competition was conducted for SAINTGITS students, 8 days from 31st January 2013 to 7th February 2013. The winners are Geethu Soman S8 CS (Day 1), Archana Sreekumar S8 EC (Day 2), Aida S. Tharakan S2 M.Tech ECE (Day 3), Rishikesh V. FY F (Day 4), Christy J Varambel S8 CS (Day 5), Sreelekshmi S S8 CS (Day 6), Mathews Joseph S6 ME-B (Day 7) and Athira ArputhRaj S8 CS (Day 8). Winners collected the prizes from Principal Dr. M. C. Philipose in the valedictory function of Inter collegiate quiz competition.

‘Modern Educational Taxonomies’– a session on Induction Training programme by Dr. Siju K. Swamy on 5th December 2012.

‘LaTex for every one’ Technical training session for B.Com. students SCAS by Dr. Siju K. Swamy on 18th December 2012.

‘LaTex- level 1’ manual for SAINTGITS prepared and published by Dr. Siju K. Swamy and Sri. Jobin Jose, published on 28th December 2012.

‘The art of Scientific writing’ three day workshop for M. Tech. (P.S.) students by Dr. Siju K. Swamy and Sri. Jobin Jose.

‘Nature of mathematical knowledge in ngineering technology a utilitarian perspective’ inter disciplinary talk by Dr. Siju K. Swamy on 30.01.2013.

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The Department of Computer Applications organized a three day FDP on Research Trends, Tools, Modeling & Writing Skills from 19th April 2012 to 21st April 2012. The event was inaugurated by Prof.Dr. M. P. Sebastian from IIM Kozhikode.

SMARTACTIVITIES

Activities of Saintgits MCA Association of Radiant Talents(SMART) for the academic year 2012-13 was inaugurated on 11th July, 2012 by Mr. Lijo Mannaraprayil, Regional Head, TCS, Infopark, Cochin. RADIEUX 4.0, a National Level Inter Collegiate Technical Extravaganza organized by MCA at SAINTGITS on 17th August 2012. This technical fest was inaugurated by Mr. Saju George, Addl. General Manager (Operations), Mobile Services, BSNL Kerala. The theme of RADIEUX 4.0 was ‘Mobile Computing’. SMART organized TechWizard, an interdepartmental competition for the students of SAINTGITS College of Engineering.The programme was conducted on 27.07.2012 at 1 p.m. in the North Block. SMART organized TechWizard 1.0 an interdepartmental competition for B.Tech. & BCA students. The programme was conducted on 22nd March 2013 at 1 p.m. in the North Block . Criss Thomas of S6 EC bagged the first prize.

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A technical talk on Software Quality Management was held on 3rd August 2012. The talk was delivered by Shri. Ajithkumaran Nair, Senior Quality Head, Infosys, Thiruvananthapuram.

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A technical talk on Android was held on 4th August 2012. The talk was delivered by Dr. Sajeev G.P., Professor, Dept. of CSE.

An awareness programme on ‘Cyber Threats & Counter Measures’ was organized for the students of Dept. of Computer Applications on 16th August 2012 .The sessions were handled by Mr. A. S. Murthy from C-DAC, JNTU, Hyderabad University Campus.

SAMYUKTHA’ 12 A get together of MCA students was organized on 20th October 2012.

A technical talk on ‘Information Security’ was held on 22nd March 2013. The talk was delivered by Mr. P.V. Mathew, Chief Manager, Information Security, Geojit Technologies Ltd.

An awareness Class on ‘Networking concepts’ was organized for the students of S1 MCA (2012-2015) on 16th November 2012. The sessions were handled by Mr. Naveen, Logic, Kottayam.

FACULTY LEAD TRAINING (FLT)

Conducted a Project Presentation of S3 MCA student project, based on ‘C’ on 14th February 2013.

ALUMNI INTERACTION Accu Rebecca Kurian [MCA 2004-2007], Associate, CTS, Cochin visited the campus for an interaction with the students of S1, S2 & S4 MCA on 20th October 2012.

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S 1 MCA (2012-2015) students visited UST Global, Trivandrum, as part of their annual industry visit on 22nd November 2012. S3 MCA (2012-2015) students visited Kitex Ltd, Aluva, as part of their educational tour on 31st January 2013.

Conducted training on LOTUS for S4 MCA Students (MCA 2010-2013 batch) on 4th August 2012 & 6th August 2012. The Lotus exam was conducted on 13th August 2012. Fifty students trained and got certification in IBM Lotus.

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Conducted training on Tivoli for S5 MCA Students (MCA 2010- 2013 batch) from 8th to 9th November 2012.The Tivoli exams were conducted on 3rd December 2012. Forty five students were trained and given certification in IBM Tivoli.

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Mr. Rajesh K.S. gave a talk on Research methodology on 10th January 2013 for S5 MCA students.

An orientation on ‘C Programming’ was organized by the Department of Computer Applications, for the S3 EEE B. Tech. students from 20th June, 2012 to 27th June, 2012.

INDUCTION PROGRAMME & TRAINING

First year MCA induction programme conducted on 22nd August 2012.

Induction training for the MCA 2012 batch was conducted rom 03.09.2012 to 07.09.2012. Last three days of the programme was at Anugraha Retreat Center, azhoor.

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A Project Exhibition was organized by the Department of Computer Applications on 19th October, 2012 to exhibit the final project of S6 MCA. Thirteen students of S6 MCA had done their final projects inside the college.

The Department of Computer Applications organized .NET training programme for S3 & S5 MCA students from 14th 24th January 2013 & 2nd – 11th January 2013 respectively. Conducted PHP training for S 1 MCA students on 16.02.2013. Training on ‘Google Android’ was held on 10th January 2013. Mr. Lijo and Mr. Jerin from Neona Embbeded Labz, Cochin, lead the talk.

MORALVALUES

A talk on ‘MORAL VALUES’ was conducted by Rev. Dr. T .J. Thomas on 22nd January 2013 for MCA students.

SPORTS

Conducted One day Cricket match on 08th February 2013 between S1 MCA and S3 MCA. Winners of the match were S1 MCA.

INTERBATCH SEMINAR Deepak Abraham & Jaijo J of S3 MCA took the seminar on ‘How to prepare for a paper presentation’ for S1 MCA students on 19th March 2013. Anish Abraham & a team from S5 MCA took the seminar on ‘Android Applications’ for S3 MCA students on 20th March 2013.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS Students won various prizes in the technical fest conducted at PGRM College, Kangazha & MACFAST, Thiruvalla.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION I. Intramural 1. Annual College Sports Meet On the spectacular morning of February 13, 2013, Wednesday, Saintgits College of Engineering witnessed its ‘8th Annual Athletic Meet’. Er. Vinay Mathew John of Mechanical Engineering Department delivered the welcome address and the chief guest Er. Punnoose George, Executive Chairman & Secretary, Governing Board, SAINTGITS declared the ‘8th Annual Athletic Meet’ open.The Sports Captain Alex P. Mathew took the Athletes Oath. Intel emerged as winners followed by Saros, Terminus and Gemini. The most awaited result, ‘the overall championship’ was bagged

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by Merin Baby (S6 EC) and Bibin Joy (S8 ME). The Sports Captain delivered the vote of thanks and the ‘8th Annual Athletic Meet’ concluded with the National Anthem. 2. SAINTGITS Chess Tournament was organized by the Department of Physical Education for the SAINTGITS students and staff. The winners of the tournament were Yedu Krishnan and Zahid Basheer. 3. SAINTGITS Table Tennis Tournament was organized by the Department of Physical Education for the SAINTGITS students and staff. The winners of the tournament were: 1st place Er. Philip Jacob Perakathu and 2 nd place Er. Vinay Mathew John.


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4. SBL, SAINTGITS Badminton League was organized by the Department of Physical Education, for the staff of SAINTGITS. 18 teams took part in the tournament and the winners of the tournament were Anjeev M. G. and Rajesh Kumar P. U.

1. The 2nd All Kerala Inter Collegiate Volleyball Tournament ‘MINTONETTE 2013’ was conducted during the month of February. A total of 14 teams from different engineering colleges participated in the Tournament. Musaliar College of Engineering, Pathanamthitta emerged the winners.

5. SPL (SAINTGITS Premier League) Cricket Tournament A total of 40 (32 student teams and 8 staff teams) teams took part in the tournament with a total of 360 players. Total matches played: 52. The teams were from SAINTGITS Institute of Management, SAINTGITS College of Applied Sciences, B. Tech., M. Tech., Project, Office and teams from almost all departments. Winners of the Tournament: Student – SPYKERS, Staff - GITSIAN BOUNCERS, Tournament Champions - GITSIAN BOUNCERS

2. The 1st All Kerala Inter Collegiate Chess Tournament ‘CHATHURANG 2013’ was conducted on 18th February 2013. A total of 12 teams participated in the Tournament. Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally bagged the first prize. 3. The College Cricket Team (Men) was the runners-up of the Tournament conducted by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam.

6. SSBL (SAINTGITS Singles Badminton League) Badminton singles tournament for the SAINTGITS staff. A total of 16 teams took part in the tournament. Total number of matches played: 31.

IEEE STUDENTS CHAPTER IEEE has now become an integral part of most of the students in Saintgits. They have now realised that becoming a part of IEEE is fruitful for their academic life for becoming an engineer. This is known from the fact that, for the first time in Saintgits, IEEE students branch has crossed the 300 student membership line. The students branch coordinated and conducted many technical and humanitarian activities. The events were: WORKSHOP ON MATLAB AND SIMULINK

Technical talk on ‘Green Engineering’ by the Deputy General Manager of Keltron, Shri. C.R. NEELAKANDAN NAMBOODHIRI. The talk was conducted on 17th August 2012. He shared the ideas of upcoming green technologies which will revolutionise the electronics world. He reminded the importance of green engineering as electronic waste is a major concern now. The talk ended on a positive note, hoping for a greener world. The talk urged the budding engineers to work towards a greener world.

A technical talk by Smt. MINI ULLANAT, Student Activity Chair, Kerala section on the topic ‘CLOUD COMPUTING’ was organized on September 18th 2012. Her talk gave the inside details about the architecture and the working of cloud computing. Her talk updated the knowledge of the students as cloud computing is revolutionizing the computer world. Our students’ branch also took part in technical events and competitions conducted by the LINK and KOCHIN hub. Our students participated in the All Kerala Students Congress (AKSC) hosted at FISAT on August 17th 2012. Major achievements of these events were Cathy George of S8 EC won first in INDUSTRYUS and in the surprise recruitment held by UST Global; Anjaly Rani of S8 EC was selected among the 500 who attended the congress.

On 21st December 2012, the IEEE-IAS student branch at Saintgits College of Engineering arranged a technical talk by Dr. Peter Magyar, IEEE-IAS CMD chair, for the students of M. Tech. Power System. After the meeting we had an expert talk given by Dr. Peter Magyar from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the topic ‘The Electric Car and the Renewable Energy Sources – Hype or Solution?’. The WIE affinity group was also started in the same year for women empowerment. This was all made possible because of the support from the executive board, students and staff.

The MATLAB and Simulink Workshop organized by Saintgits College of Engineering was inaugurated on 2nd of July 2012. Sessions were handled by Prof. Shajimon (EC Dept., Saintgits), Prof. Arun Varghese (ECE Dept., RIT), Prof. Anish Babu (ECE Dept., RIT). Teachers from the department of EEE taught the students the basics of Simulink. It was a two day programme with a head count of 40 of which 20 were reserved for our students’ branch and the remaining 20 slots for external participants. The programme included a brief introduction to MATLAB and Simulink, familiarization of different toolboxes and exercised programming. Classes were taken by faculty from RIT. Certificates were issued to the participants.

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SOCIETY OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING (SAE) 25 students from final and pre-final years of Mechanical Engineering qualified for SAE Virtual BAJA competition conducted at Bangalore Institute of Technology on 1st August 2012. The team manufactured an ATV according to the specifications for the SAE BAJA 2013 National Level Competition. The team participated in Tier 1 competitions conducted on 17.09.2012 and 18.09.2012. The team was selected to Tier 2 competitions conducted at Amrita College of Engineering, Kollam on 19.09.2012 and to Tier 3 competitions at CBIT, Hyderabad on 05.10.2012 and 06.10.2012.

LADIES CLUB OF SAINTGITS talk on ‘Dignity, Respect and Tolerance’ by Ms. Neethu Mary • An Awareness class for first year girl students was taken by • AAbraham and Ms. Dipty Sarin Jacob was arranged on 08.03.2013

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Prof. Amey George on 13.07.2012 in the seminar hall at 1pm. A talk on ‘Self Protection’ by Ms. Grace Lal was organized for the firstyear girl students on 01.02.2013 in the cultural centre at 1pm. A talk on ‘Self Protection’ by Ms. Grace Lal was organized for the S4, S6 and S8 girl students on 08.02.13 in the cultural centre at 1 pm.

in the EC Dept. theatre room at 1 pm, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. Interactive sessions with the represe ntatives of lady students of all classes by senior lady faculty members were conducted to ensure that women are safe inside the campus. The lady students openly discussed their problems during these interactive sessions.

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME Activity Report 2012-2013 NSS Technical Cell SAINTGITS College of Engineering organized skill development programmes like Soap Making, Murivenna Preparation, Cloth Bag Making, Painting, Pipe Waste Composting and Computer training. Nattakom Primary Health Centre Painting On 15th August 2012, NSS volunteers of NSS Tech. Cell No. 195 have cleaned and painted the Primary Health Centre at Nattakom. They spent eight hours to complete the task.

Blood Donation Camp A Blood Donation Camp was successfully conducted at Saintgits College of Engineering by NSS Tech Cell of our college in association with Hindustan Latex Family Planning

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Promotion Trust (HLFPPT). Blood was collected by the Blood Bank of Kottayam Medical College. The Camp was inaugurated by Sri. Roy Mathew, Vice President Panachikad Panchayat and our respected Principal Dr. M. C. Philipose presided over the function. The presence of Dr. Tom V. Thomas made the camp energetic. Forest Cleaning

As part of the cleaning programmes by the Forest Department of Government of Kerala, the SAINTGITS NSS Tech. Cell members cleaned Murinjipuzha Forest Range areas under the guidance of


Mr. Sandry Tom, Range Officer, Erumely and Mr. K. Jayan, Deputy Range Officer, Murinjipuzha. Installing Waste Paper Collection box in various Staff rooms In order to reuse the very valuable papers and to raise funds for charity work, NSS Tech cell proposed a plan to reduce waste paper being disposed by burning process, for which big cartons called WPC box (Waste Paper Collection box) were provided at various Staff rooms. The installation was completed by the last week of November 2012. Health Seminar on ‘Lifestyle diseases’ A seminar on ‘Lifestyle diseases’ was organized by NSS Tech cell of SAINTGITS College of Engineering, in association with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The session was handled by Dr. Lal Antony, Assistant Surgeon, Block PHC, Panachikkad, Kottayam. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr. M. C. Philipose, Principal, SAINTGITS College of Engineering.

Discussion on ‘Mutual Respect’ As part of the Women’s Day Celebrations, a discussion on ‘Mutual Respect’ was held at the college Seminar Hall for the NSS volunteers of our college. The session was lead by Ms. Neethu Mary Abraham, Dept. of English and Er. Dipty Sarin Jacob, Civil Dept. The programme was jointly organized by NSS Tech Cell and Women’s Cell of SAINTGITS College of Engineering. Awareness Programme: ‘Importance of Energy Conservation’ An Awareness Programme on the topic ‘Importance of Energy Conservation and Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources’ was successfully held at Saintgits College of Engineering under the leadership of NSS Tech Cell SAINTGITS. The sessions were handled by NSS Volunteers Rinku Maria Philip and Manjusha Lovelychen who attended the ‘Young Energy Auditor’ training programme conducted at Jaibharat Engineering College, Perumbavoor.

ANNUAL REPORT OF PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION (2012-2013) The 9th Annual General Body Meeting was held at 10:30 a. m. on 16th June 2012. 450 parents attended the programme. In the meeting, a 15 member executive committee was elected/nominated consisting of 8 non-teacher parent members and 7 teacher members including the Principal, who is the ex-officio member of the committee as well as the working president of PTA.

Activities of PTA The PTA of SAINTGITS is very active and vibrant since its inception in 2003. It has been an effective and supportive forum for maintaining the discipline as well as sustenance of academic excellence in the campus. PTA executive committee met frequently to transact various agenda pertaining to the development and discipline of the college. In this academic year our executive committee met three times to discuss various agenda. Financial support to various activities In this academic year PTA has rendered financial assistance to the departmental activities. PTA has also contributed for the arts day celebrations ‘Pratitya-2013’ and sponsored cash awards for winners. The PTA has supported various departments by contributing Rs. 8000/- for the Departmental fest in the academic year 2012-2013. Last year PTA contributed for the construction of Basket Ball court in the College play ground. In this academic year, the PTA executive committee approved the proposal to renovate the college play ground to better standards. Class PTA In this academic year, SAINTGITS PTA arranged meeting of the Class PTA in February-March, 2013. Parents’ participation in Class PTA of senior classes was not up to the mark. We accepted the suggestions from the parents and we will improve the weak sides and rectify in coming years.

PTA Awards To recognize and honour the students who had scored highest marks in the university examinations, PTA instituted educational awards. There are three levels of appreciations viz. Certificate of Merit, Certificate of Honour and Certificate of Excellence for semester wise toppers, branch wise toppers and overall toppers respectively. In addition to these merit awards, PTA instituted PTA Gold medal for University First rank holders in B. Tech. stream. The toppers of November 2012 and May 2012 university examinations were honoured in the function clubbed with Arts Day celebrations ‘Pratitya2013’ on 08.04.2013. During the award ceremony, we have distributed 76 Educational awards and congratulated the winners of various arts and sports competitions in university level. All the achievements that I have mentioned above are the result of the hard work of our competent faculty and staff. With their constant support and co-operation of students and parents, SAINTGITS elevated to the Excellent Category of self financing colleges. The guidance and suggestions given by the parents especially the representatives of non-teacher parent members of the executive committee of the PTA are valuable in boosting the morale of all concerned for attaining the ultimate objective of center of excellence. This report will be incomplete if I am not mentioning the support of the executive committee- especially our president Shri. Roy Thomas. I am happy to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who had co-operated with me in discharging my duties satisfactorily as the secretary of the PTA. Dr. Siju K. Swamy Secretary PTA

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SAINTGITS CENTRE FOR INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SCIE) SAINTGITS Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SCIE) is an initiative of SAINTGITS group of professional institutions. The centre wishes to foster innovation driven entrepreneurship among the faculty and students of SAINTGITS through mentoring and training. This inter-disciplinary center will provide assistance to innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to launch new products and commercialize new technologies. Sri. P. H. Kurian IAS, the Principal Secretary to the Government of Kerala inaugurated the Centre on September 29th, 2012.

Saintgits School of Information Technology [SSIT] Smt. Lija Jacob Sri. Akhil Mathew Philip Saintgits College of Applied Sciences [SCAS] Sri. Anish B. Bhaskaran Sri. Arun Padmanabhan CURRENT Partnerships

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Partnership with KRDA KRDA Kerala Rural Development Agency, K. S. Puram P. O., Karunagapally, is a Non- Governmental Organization working in the field of community development and research since 1985. KRDA has been implementing various programmes with the support of national and international organizations like UNDP, ILO, Oxfam and the Agencies/Departments of Central and State Governments. SCIE has entered into collaboration with KRDA in the year of 2012 and SCIE has taken the initiative for developing A Cost Effective Screw Pine Weaving Machine that cuts down the amount of time needed to weave the mats. The prototype has been approved by the respective authority and SCIE is in the process of mass production of the Screw Pine Weaving Machine – The Green Weaver.

The core objectives of SCIE are Foster innovation Promote and encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship Assist the innovators to acquire patents SCIE Advisors Civil Engineering Er. C. K. Cherian Er. Jeevan Joseph

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Mechanical Engineering Dr. Jason Cherian Issac Er. Vinay Mathew John Er. Philip Jacob Perakath

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Electrical & Electronics Engineering Er. Radhika R. Er. Fossy Mary Chacko

Partnership with EDII Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India was set up as an autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act on April 20, 1983 and is helping SCIE for organizing various Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps and training programmes. Partnership with Technopark An Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) has been formally inaugurated at SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Pathamuttom, Kottayam, on March 18, 2011 in the College Seminar Hall with the support of Technopark TBI.

Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), a joint initiative of Technopark, Trivandrum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, is avidly helping the technology business start-ups.

The Technopark TBI is acclaimed to be one of the best in the country and is supported by the Department of Science & Technology (NSTEDB) and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) of the Government of India. With the active support from these Government of India agencies, funding is available to the young innovators for each stage of evolution of their idea, namely support for making prototypes of their products, product development and patenting and finally commercialization of the idea.

T-TBI would collect only a nominal fee for the services and the space and technical support provided. Early stage advice and consultancy offered by T-TBI will be a free service.

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Electronics & Communication Engineering Er. Pradeep C. Er. Chinn Mohan

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Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Sajeev G. P. Er. Anju Pratap

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Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering Er. Vinayakumar B. Er. Krishnapriya R.

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Saintgits Institute of Management [SIM] Prof. Jacob George Prof. Thomas Varghese

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