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Wi lli am KumarMosesJ r. Edi tor

Oswald J ason Lobo Edi tor

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Aneesh Prabhakar Desi gner

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he i mpor t antt hi ng t hathappened i nt he mont hofMaywast hatRes ear c hAf f ai r sT eam meet i ng on 23/ 05/ 2013. Ther e wer e ni ne t eamsal lt oget her , ( 1)ReNews , ( 2)ReGCel l , ( 3)Pl ac ementc or e, ( 4)PRandal umni , ( 5)Cul t ur al s , ( 6)Spor t s , ( 7)Br anc hc ounc i l or s , ( 8)Webopsand ( 9)Ev ent s .

Themai nagendaoft hes es s i onwast ohav ea gr oupac t i v i t yandas keac ht eam t ot el lt hei r v i s i on aboutt hei rt eamsf ort hec omi ng ac ademi cy ear .Al loft hem par t i c i pat edandc ame upwi t hal i s tofi deasast owhatt heywantt o do,whatt heydi dn' tl i k eaboutwhathappened pr ev i ous l yandhow t heywantt obr i ngabouta c hange.ReGCel lhaspi t c hed i nt o mak et hi s s t r uc t ur ewor kbyf or mi ngal ay eri nbet ween t heRASandal lt heot hert eams .Now,i nt i me t heyhav et obr i ngi nmor ec l ar i t yt owar dst hei r goal sast heys t ar tont hes et hi ngs .T owar dst he l at erpar t ,Is ugges t edal lt het eamst omeet onc ei naweekf oral i t t l et i me,i nonepl ac et o handl ei s s ueswher e mul t i pl et eamshav et o c omet oget herf ordoi ngs omet hi ng.Res ear c h Car r el si ss ugges t ed as t he meet i ng poi nt , Thur s day ,6: 30pm.Thi swi l l al s ohav eas es s i on c al l ed Open F or um f ors c hol ar st oc omeand t al kt ot heRASaboutt hei rpr obl ems .Thei dea ofhav i ngi twhenal l t hes et eamsar emeet i ngi s t odi r ec tt hes es t udent st oapar t i c ul art eam i f r equi r ed. Anot heri mpor t antdev el opmenti st he meet i ngsanddi s c us s i onsonf eehi k e.Thes t udent

r epr es ent at i v es( SGSandRASi / c )mett hes t udent sandunder s t oodt hei rc onc er ns .At eam ofni nepeopl ei nc l udi ngt hem wasf or medand mett hedi r ec t oron21/ 05/ 2013,i ndi r ec t or ’ s of f i c e.Thedi r ec t orex pl ai nedt hedet ai l soft he f ee hi k e and t he s t and oft he i ns t i t ut e.The MoM wi l lbepubl i s hedi nReNewst hi sedi t i on. ThenRASi / candGur uS.J .( Ph.D.c ounc i l or ) mett hes t udent st oans weranyques t i onst hat s t udent smi ghtbehav i ngont heMoM.Fut ur e ac t i onswer edec i dedwhi c hwi l lbec ommuni c at edt oev er y bodys hor t l y . F ew pr opos al sneed t o be s entt ot he Dean ( AR)andIwel c omec omment s ,f eedbac kand s ugges t i onsont hes ame.Iac t ual l ywant eda br i efdi s c us s i onont hes ame,buti tneedst obe s entt ot heDeanatt heear l i es t .Thepr opos al s ar e: ( a)TAwai v erf ort heRes ear c hAf f ai r sT eam of I I TMadr as , ( b) F eedbac ks y s t em f or s uper v i s or sl i k e c our s ef eedbac k , ( c )T wo dayor i ent at i on s es s i on f ort he new s c hol ar s , ( d)Sc hol ar shav i ngt her i ghtt oc hoos et hei r t opi c , ( e)Ri ghtf orpl ac ement si ft hes c hol ar sc l eara par t i c ul arc r i t er i on.

Mi nut esofMeet i ng on I nst i t ut eFeeHi ke Conf er enc er oom,Di r ec t or ' sof f i c e 21/ 05/ 2013,5pm Repr es ent at i v esf r om i ns t i t ut es i de: 1.Di r ec t or ,I I TM –Pr of .Bhas k arRamamur t hy, 2.Dean( AR) ,I I TM -Pr of .Sar i t hK.Das , 3.Dean( AC) ,I I TM –Pr of .K.Ramamur t hy . St udentr epr es ent at i v es : 1.Res ear c hAf f ai r sSec r et ar y ,I I TM–Ar av i ndP . Ant hur , 2.St udentGener alSec r et ar y ,I I TM –Deepak J ohns on,       


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3.PhDc ounc i l or–Gur uSJ , 4.PhDc ounc i l or–Vi k r am Si ngh, 5.PhDc ounc i l or–Bhar t enduKSr i v as t av a, 6.Yogangs i ngh, 7 .Ay y appadas , 8.T ani y amandal , 9.Smr i t inat h. Thi swasameet i ngc al l edupt or ai s et hec onc er nofs t udent swi t ht heDi r ec t or ,I I TMadr as aboutt her ec enti ns t i t ut ef eehi k e.St udentr epr es ent at i v eshadmett hes t udent sandunder s t oodt hei rc onc er n,i nameet i ngc al l edupby s t udentgener als ec r et ar y ,I I TMadr as .Theans wer sf r om t he di r ec t orpoi ntwi s ei s gi v en bel ow,buti tmus tbenot edt hatt hes ear enot t he ex ac twor dsoft he di r ec t orbutonl yt he br i efout l i neofwhatDi r ec t ors ai d. 1.Rec entf eehi k ei sadec i s i ont ak enbyI I T c ounc i lc omi ngunderMHRD andal lt heI I T' s ar eas k edt of ol l ow t henew f eef or mat . 2.Thi sf eehi k ei st owar dsc ont ai ni ngt hes ubs i di esgi v ent ot hes t udent si nt hehos t els ec t or . I ns t i t ut ec ont i nuest os ubs i di s ei t emsl i k enet wor kc onnec t i ont ot hehos t el s . 3.Sc hol ar swhohasf i ni s hedt hei rc our s esand ex amshast opayt het ui t i onf eet owar dst he s uper v i s i onpr ov i dedbyt hei rgui desandex am f eest owar dst heex pens esoft hePhDv i v a. 4.Thef eehasnotbeeni nc r eas edi nt hel as t15 y ear s( l as tonewasi n1998) ,whent hes t i pend hasgoneupdur i ngt hi sper i od,f orbot hMas t er sandPhDs c hol ar s . 5.Thes t i pendofMSandMt ec hs c hol ar si snot ex pec t edt oi nc r eas e,butt hePhDs c hol ar swi l l be pr ov i ded s uf f i c i ents t i pend i nc r eas e wi t h t i me. 6.Thi spr i c ei nc r eas e wass ugges t ed i nt he boar dofs t udent smeet i ngat t endedbyal lt he pr ev i ouss t udents ec r et ar i es ,andaspert hei r r eques t ,i twasdec i ded t oi nt r oduc et hi sf ee hi k ei nphas es .       


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r ogr es si nr es ear c h has pr oduc ed many pr omi s i ng r es ul t s ,t he benef i t s ofwhi c h ar e r eapedbyt heus erc ommuni t yt hr oughoutt he gl obe.Wi t hi nc r eas i ngi nv ol v ementofi ndus t r i es i nr es ear c h,adr as t i cc hangei nt hemet hods anddy nami c sofr es ear c hhasbeenobs er v ed. Theappr oac ht or es ear c hpur s uedbyi ndus t r i es andac ademi c si squi t edi f f er ent .I ndus t r i esai m atc ommer c i al i z at i onf r om t hebegi nni ng,whi l e t heac ademi c s ’obj ec t i v ei spr i mar i l yt os pr ead k nowl edge.Ther ec entc ol l abor at i onsbet ween ac ademi aandi ndus t r yar es ett oc hanget he s c enar i oc ompl et el y .I nv ent i onsar es eededi n i ns t i t ut el abor at or i es and gi v en c ommer c i al s hape by t he i ndus t r i es .Thi sc al l sf ora f ai r s har eofac k nowl edgementt ot hei nv ent or si n t er msofr ec ogni t i onandf l ow bac kofr ev enue f ort hei rbr i l l i anti nt el l ec t ual ef f or t s .Her ec omes t her ol eofI PRandpat ent i ng. Our sbei ng an es t abl i s hed r es ear c hi ns t i t ut e, wes houl dhav eas oundf oundat i onf orpr ot ec t i ngi nt el l ec t ualpr oper t yl at enti nourr es ear c h f r om i nf r i ngementandhar nes st hepr operv al ue outofi t .Ont hes egr ounds ,t heRASi nc har ge i nv i t edMr .G.M.K.Raj u,f r om t heI C& SRt o c onduc tani nt er ac t i v es es s i onwi t ht hes t udent s t obui l dawar enes soft hepr oc es s esf order i v i ng v al ueoutoft hei rr es ear c h. Mr .Raj uk i c k edof ft hes es s i onbypr es ent i nga mac r ov i ew oft he pr es entwor l dk nowl edge ec onomyandt hec r i t i c alr ol eofI PR.T odayan i deai sc ons i der edasanas s ett hatc anbeev al uat edi nt er msofmonet ar yr ev enuet hati tc an gener at e.Ther ol eofac ademi cr es ear c hi nt hi s c ont ex thasgonebey ondpubl i c at i onsandt hei r f oc usi ss hi f t i ngt owar dsc api t al i z i ngi deas .He pr ov i dedi ns i ght si nt ot hev ar i ousf or msofI PR       

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I ndi a.Heal s os pentt i meatt heendofhi st al k addr es s i ngques t i onsbyt heaudi enc e. Heopenedt het al kwi t has i mpl e,y etf undament al ques t i on.Whati sr es ear c hatt hePh.D. l ev el ?Hewentont oans wert hi sques t i onand t al k edaboutwhataPh.D.s houl dbe.Hef el t t hataPh.D.i snotmer el yanot herdegr ee,a mer e c ont i nuat i on of k i nder gar t en, hi gh s c hool ,c ol l ege,ands oon,buts omet hi ngent i r el ydi f f er ent .Ther equi r ement st ogetaPh. D. ar e di f f er ent f r om any t hi ng t hat c ame bef or ei tandget t i ngaPh.D.r equi r esaper s on t obeal eaderi nt hewor l di ns omeeps i l onof k nowl edge. He t hen mov ed on t or es ear c hi nI ndi a.He ment i oned t hati nI ndi a,dat a ac qui s i t i on i s s omet i mesmi s t ak enf orex per i ment alr es ear c h ands i mi l ar l yanal y s i soft hatdat ai smi s t ak en f or t heor et i c alr es ear c h.He addr es s ed t he ques t i onofwhet heradi r ec ts c al i ngupofPh. D. si nI ndi ai spos s i bl e,f eas i bl eandnec es s ar y . Wi t hs omanypeopl edoi ngr es ear c handt hen goi ngi nt oj obst hatdon’ tr equi r et hatex per t i s e,wasi tr eal l ynec es s ar yt or ampupt heef f or t st oc hur noutmor ePh.D. si nI ndi a.Fur t her mor e,t oenabl et hi si nc r eas ei nquant i t y , ar e we s ac r i f i c i ng t he qual i t y ofa Ph.D. degr ee. Pr of .Bal k if el tt hatt hi sdes i r et o c r eas et heno.ofPh.D. sc omi ngoutofI ndi a wasar es ul tofpeopl et hi nk i ngoft hePh.D. degr eeasj us tanot herdegr ee,whi c ht i edbac k i nt owhathet al k edaboutear l i er . Thi sl ead t o Pr of .Bal k it al k i ng aboutqual i t y andhow t omai nt ai ni t .Hemadeanes pec i al l y i mpor t antpoi ntf orqual i t y ,not i ngt hatunl i k e ot herdegr eehol der s ,Ph.D. sgoouti nt ot he wor l dandt r ai not her s .I ft heyt hems el v esar e notpr oper l yqual i f i ed,s ubs equentPh.D. shel d bys t udent st heyt r ai nwi l lbeofs ubs t andar d qual i t y .Pr of .Bal k ial s of el tt hatI ndi a’ sr eput at i onwoul dnotnec es s ar i l ygoupi fwehad10x Ph.D. sc omi ngoutofI ndi a,unl es sal loft hem wer equal i t yPh.D. s .Heal s oex pl ai nedt ot he audi enc et hatt hebes twayt omai nt ai nhi gh s t andar dsi sbyhav i ngl ot sofonet oonei nt er       


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Wi l l i am K.Mos esJ r . Ph.Ds c hol ar Comput erSc i enc e&Engg. ‘ Ag u ywh or e a l l yl i k e s ag o o ds t o r y . Ca nwr i t eo n ee v e r yn o wa n dt h e nt o o . ’

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s peec hes ,butus ual l y( >90%) ,t hepeopl ewho ar es i l entar et heoneswhoac t ual l yhav et he r ealgut si nt hem.Somedon’ tc ar eatal last o whatot her st hi nkaboutt hem orwor r yabout i t .Ot her sl i v et opr ov et oot her sapoi nt ,pr ov e t hems el v es , pr ov e s omebody wr ong, f or i mage,r es pec tand whatnot !Some enj oy eat i ng,eati twi t hf ul lf oc usandc onc ent r at i on, ot her seatwi t hbook sandasi ft heydon’ tc ar e! Some ar e gr eatl i s t ener s whi l e ot her s . . .no c omment s !Iac t ual l ys awagr oupoft hr ees t udent s wal k i ng t oget herand i mpor t ant l y ,al l wer et al k i ng att he s ame t i me,God k nows whom t heywer et al k i ngt o!Somepeopl e,es pec i al l ygi r l s( l ot sofboy saswel lt hes eday s ) ar et oomuc hbot her edaboutdr es s i ngupwel l , whatt o weart oday ,mat c hi ng t hi smat c hi ng t hat ,t hi swi l lbec ool ,bl ahbl ahbl ah!Or ,ev en i fi ti ss i mpl e,boas t sabouthav i ng br anded wat c h,bel tandwhatnot .Di f f er ents t ages ,f or mul t i mi l l i onai r es ,t heywantt obuyl ux ur yc ar s and when t heyhav ec ar s ,t heywantt obuy y ac ht s and aer opl anes .I ts eems Muk es h Ambanigi f t edhi swi f eanaer opl aneasabi r t hday gi f t !Ther e ar e al s o peopl e who t hr ow awayal lt hei rmoneyandgoi nt os pi r i t ual i t yor gi v ei tawayt oc har i t y .Peopl ewhi l ewear i ng new t r endsmak ef un ofol df as hi on s t y l es , whent heyf or gett hatt heyt hems el v eswi l lbe l aughedatbyt hei rgr andc hi l dr enf orwhatt hey ar ewear i ngnow!Wemak er ul esf orot her s , butdon’ tf ol l ow i tour s el v es .Pol i c emen ar e f ound t al k i ng on phone whi l e dr i v i ng,dr i v e r as hl ywhent heyt hems el v esgi v ef i nef oral l t hes e.Peopl es t and up f ort hei rr i ght s but f or gett hei rr es pons i bi l i t i es ,when bot h ar e wr i t t enbyt hem onl y !Andt hel i s tgoesonand onandon. Whati st hepoi nt ?Thepoi nti sgoandobs er v e ar ound,obs er v e peopl e,obs er v e ev er y t hi ng, andl aughatal lt hi sc omedyhappeni ngont he bi gges ts t agec al l edt heuni v er s e,andmos ti mpor t ant l yl ooki nami r r orandl aughaty our s el f / our s el v es .L i f ei sonl yaboutbei nghappy andt her ear el oadsofoppor t uni t i esar ound, v er ynear !

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As hi s hKumarSahani Ph.Ds c hol ar El ec t r i c alEngg. ‘ As h i s hi s c l o s e l ya s s o c i a t e dwi t hVSC a n dt a k e s d e e pi n t e r e s t i nI n d i a np h i l o s o p h y . ’

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openedt hedoorandt her oom s peweddus t onmeasi fi twer ear i t ualofwel c omi nganew r es i dent .I twasappr ox i mat el yan8f eetby10 f eets quar i s hr oom bel ongi ngt ot heer aofbaby boomer s .Ther oom s eemedt obepai nt ed atf i r s tgl anc ebyv i s i bl ybi gs t ai nsofpai nton t hef l oor ,butac l os erl ookr ev eal edt hatt he wal l swer el ef ti nt hel ur c hofi t .Iwonder edi f t hepai nt erwant edt opai ntt hef l oori ns t ead. Ther ewasaf anat t ac hedt oanex t r aor di nar i l y hi ghc ei l i ngandt her ewass omemat hat t ac hed t oi t swor k i ng asi twor k ed onl yon an odd numberoft her egul at or .Ther ewasonebed and at abl ec hai r .It r i ed v ar i ouss et t i ngsf or eac h oft hem butf i nal l ys et t l ed down,t i r ed, wi t ht he s ame pos i t i on i n whi c ht hey wer e f ound.Notmuc hi sl ef tt oy ouwhent her oom i soft hi ss i z eandt hek eywor di ss pac eopt i mi z at i on.Ihadc omepr epar edwi t hac oupl eof pos t er st o mak e myr oom l i v el i erand f i x i ng t hem was no eas yt as k as t he wal l s wer e s oak edi ndus t .Byt het i mes t ar sappear edi n t hes k yIf el tl i k eadeadmanwal k i ngandt he onl ywi s hr emai ni ngi nmyhear twast os l i pi nt o adeeps l umberas ap. Ibel i ev et hati twast hebes tpos s i bl et hi ngt o happent omei nt hel as toney ear .Af r i endi n t i mesofj oy ,ament ori nt i mesdes pai r ,awal l agai ns tpr y i ng ey es ,an i nc ubat or f or new t hought s .I tal l owedmet obeme.I tgav eme t hef r eedom t ol i ei nmys t at eofaf f ai r sandj us t bemy s el f . Iwi l lc er t ai nl ymi s smyhos t elr oom whi c hwas a homeaway f r omhome i n an ent i r el y unk nownc i t y .

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l otofc r i t i c i s m wasas s oc i at edwi t ht hi sper s onal i t yev enbef or ehi sr ec ents peec hatCI Ii n f r ontoft hec ount r y’ st opi ndus t r i al i s t s .Though, ac c or di ngt ome,hes er v edt hepur pos eatt he CI I meet as he c onv i nc ed t he par t i c i pant s ( s our c e:t wi t t er ) .Ial way shav ebeenanar dent s uppor t erandl oy al i s toft hi sman,s or r y ,t hi s y out hf ulper s onal i t y .Peopl ec l os et omewoul d f i nd t he r eas on t o be t he s i mi l ar i t yi n our names .Howev ert hat ’ snott hec as e,may behe hasa c har i s ma whi c h hi sf at her ,t he f or mer Pr i meMi ni s t erofI ndi a,Mr .Raj i vGandhihad. St i l li t ’ snott her eas on.Ibl i ndl yl ov ehi m andI am f ondofhi mt os uc hanex t entt hatIam bet t i nghi ghonhi sc r edent i al sf orbec omi ngI ndi a’ s 2014Pr i meMi ni s t er .Thi sbl i ndf ai t handi nc l i nat i ont owar dshi mi nc r eas edal i t t l emor eaf t er hi sr ec entt al k ,asex pec t edl yc r i t i c i z edbyt he oppos i t i on and hi sc r i t i c s .Some s t at i ng hi s s peec ht obeamat eur i s h,Iam gr at ef ult ot hos e peopl es i nc et heyhav eus ed t hewor d“ ama t eur i s h” . Iwoul dt ak el eadf r om t hatwor df r om hi sc r i t i c s .Bei ngamat eur i s hi st heneedoft hehouri n t hepol i t i c al ar enai nourc ount r y .F amous l yt ol d, amat eur i s hi st r ut hs hown ex pl i c i t l y .He s ur e woul d hav et r ut hf l owi ng out ,bei ng a gr and s uc c es s oroft hef at heroft henat i on,anepi t omeoft r ut h.Thec ons equenc eofbei ngama t eur i s hwasex pl i c i t l ys eeni nhi st al k ,bei ngbol d enoughandr i s k i nghi ss t ak esaheadoft hepar l i ament ar yel ec t i onheus eds t r ongwor dst odes c r i beourc ount r y .“ Beehi v e” ,f orwhi c hhewas mos tc r i t i c i z ed.T obepr ac t i c al ,hej us tus eda s y nony m as ourc ount r yi s humongous and dens el y popul at ed.On a l i ght not e,t o be hones tIhat et hequeenbeei nhi sbeehi v e.I r at herbl amet hec r i t i c s ,whoc r i t i c i z edhi mf or notof f er i ngas ol ut i on,ashegav eas ol ut i on– “ Don’ tgi v epowert oas i ngl eper s on,gi v ei tt o bi l l i ons ofpeopl e and s ee how t hi sc ount r y wor k s . ”Hewasef f ec t i v el yr ef er r i ngt ot hedec ent r al i z at i onmodel ;Ker al abei ngs uc c es s f uli n       

i nf ol l owi ngt hi smodel i swor t hment i oni ng.He want ed an i nc l us i v e gr owt h ofourec onomy ac hi ev i ngi tt hr oughempower mentofwomen, t r i bal s ,andt hemi nor i t i es .Want i ngt hegr owt h t os t ar tf r om ac ommonman–hi si deas ,hi s ener gy–hemadec l eart hatt heec onomydoes nots t andal onei nt hei ndus t r i al i s t si napl ac e c ompl et el yf i l l edwi t ht opi ndus t r i al i s t soft he c ount r y .I st hi snotas ol ut i on? Wi t har ac ef or t he“ hots eat ” ,hec oul dhav et ak en t hel es s c r i t i c i z ed r out e ofgl or i f y i ng t he c ount r yand UPA r ul e.Hec oul dhav es t at edt heac hi ev ement sandt hegoodwi l l pol i c i esadopt eddur i ng t he10y eart enur e.Thi sbol ds peec hbyapet i t mani swor t hpr ai s i ngi ns t eadofl oos et al k sby nons ec ul arf or c es . Bol s t er i ngt hi sper s onf ort hePM’ sc andi dat ur e, Iadmi tt hef ac tt hathehasnoty ear sofpol i t i c al ex per i enc eorr at hers er v i c ei nanymi ni s t r y , y ethi sUSPi st hathei st hes uc c es s orofI ndi a’ s gr andol dpar t y .Onc el eadi ngt hey out hc ongr es s ,now t he v i c epr es i dentofI NC atan ear l yage,hei ss t r ongl ys etupt or eac hpeak s i nhi spol i t i c al l i f e.Ex pl i c i t l yk nownt opeopl eof t hi sl ar ges tdemoc r ac yt hatt her ear enoc l ean hands i nt hi sc ount r y ,i ti nc l udes I AC as a whol ewhower ebl amedf ort hec or r upt i onr egar di ng t he f unds f or t hei r ant i c or r upt i on mov ement s .I nhi sf i r s tev eri nt er v i ew t oaf or ei gn medi ahes t at ed “ I ndi a’ snotadec i s i v e pl ac eandt her ewi l lbeabac k l as ht owar dst hi s i deol ogy ”andIagai nt ak epr i dei nment i oni ng t hatt hi ss ec ul arnat ur eoft hi sper s onandhi s par t yi sal way snec es s ar yf ort hegr owt hofour c ount r y ,whi c hc anonl ybeac hi ev edc ol l ec t i v el y .Wi t ht he r ec entv i c t or yf ol l owi ng hi sf i r s t ev erel ec t or alc ampai gn f ort he hi gh oc t ane Bangal or egov er nments t at eel ec t i onhei ss et t oac hi ev emanyt hi ngs .Asa‘ y out h’ Iwi s hhi m al lt hebes t . RahulP .R M.S.Sc hol ar Chemi c alEngg. ‘ Lo v e s b e i n go nh i s o wna n d h a s i n t e r e s t i np o l i t i c a l s c i e n c e . ’


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t ol dmepr i v at el yt hatIal onedes er v edi tand hei nv i t edot her ss ot hatt her ewoul dn’ tbeany unnec es s ar yt al k .And If el ts ogood.Shi t !I hav ebeens onaï v e,andal lal ongIt houghtI j us tneededt owor khar derandhar der .Good f oodc l oudsy ourj udgement ,ugh! ” “ Ar en’ ts i z z l er sv er ygoodt her e? ” Real i z i nghi smi s t ak eSandymanagedt obl ur t out ,“ Remember ,he wasa r es ear c hs c hol ar t oo.Al lt hes epeopl ear el i k et hi s . ” ButKi r onwasnotpay i ngat t ent i on.“ Hav ey ou got s ome beer i nt hat l ab r ef r i ger at or of y our s ? ” “ Mac hi ,nots ol oud.Mus tbet her e,I ’ l lj us tgo c hec k . ” Ki r onl ook edar oundandwi t hapuz z l edl ook , s ai d,“ Whoi sgoi ngt ohearmeher e?Somet i mesy ouna… Any wayIwi l lbewai t i ngher e. ” Af t erc l os et of i f t eenmi nut esSandyc amebac k al ongwi t habac k pac k .Theys c annedt hear ea f orany one wat c hi ng t hem and af t erf eel i ng s at i s f i edt hatt heydi dnothav eanyunwant ed c ompany ,t heys ur r ept i t i ous l ymadet hei rway al ongas mal lr oadl eadi ngt oabi c y c l es t and, pas s i ng t hr ough t he gar gant uan r oot s ofa Bany ant r ee.Ther ewasaf l i ghtofs t ai r swhi c h l edt os omec l as s r oomsont hef i r s tf l oor .They s atdownaf ewmet r esawayf r om t hes t ai r s ,i n ac or neroft hebi c y c l es t andwi t ht hei rbac k s agai ns tt hewal l .Thi swasoneoft hei rhi deout s .Af t ers uns et ,t he pl ac e woul d bec ome pi t c hdar kandt her ewasnowayany onewoul d f i ndt hem,unl es st heyv ol unt ar i l ywant edt hem t o.Ex c eptdur i ng t he ex ams ,t he pl ac e was pr et t ymuc hs af e.Ofc our s e,t her i s kwasr unni ng i nt os ome s l i t her yc r eat ur es ,butone wor t ht ak i ngf orc hi l l edbeer .That ’ sasmuc h adv ent ur ousasi tget sf orar es ear c hs c hol ar . Whi l eSandys atandunpac k ed,hes ai d,“ L as t t i meSumes hwasher eal ongwi t hus .Andt hat hasbeenl i k eages . ”       


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Pr as annaKumarI y engar Ph.DSc hol ar Met al l ur gi calandMat er i al sEngg. ‘ I n d u l g e s i nBo o k s , Mu s i c , Mo v i e s , Ma t h s , Ma c h i n e s a n dn o wMa t e r i a l s . Wh e n e v e ra wa k e . ’ Ki r ons i ghed,“ Ac t ual l y ,Is aw Sumes ht oday . ” “ Whatdi dhes ay ,huh? ” “ No,hedi dn’ tev enl ookatme.Iam s t andi ngi n t hec or r i dorandhej us twal k spas tme,k eepi ng hi sheadhung.I twas ,asi fIdi dn’ tex i s tatal l ! ” “ Pr obabl yhewentandbi t c hedabouty ouand t henhunghi sheadi ns hameorwhat ev er . ” “ Idon’ tk now.Idon’ tt hi nkhei st hatk i ndof guy .Somet i mesIc al lhi m atni ghtt ohel pme outandhehass t ay eds ev er aloft hos et i mest i l l l at e.Ev enac oupl eofday sbac koneni ghtIhad s omeex per i menti nt hewor k s hopandheof f er edt os t ay …” Sandys hookhi sheads l i ght l y ,mut t er i ngs omet hi ng,whi l eheopenedt hebot t l es . “ L ook ,Ik now ev er y onet hi nk shei st her eas on t hatBhar gihad t ol eav et hepr oj ec thal f way . May bet her ewass omegenui ner eas on.Atl eas t Ihav enev erhadanybadex per i enc ewi t hhi m. I twasj us tt oday ,t hathebehav edawk war dl y . Buts omet hi ngl ook edoutofpl ac e.Hel ook ed s ad.L i k ehehadl os ts omet hi ng. ” “ Youar ej us tnaï v e.Hewoul dnothav er eac hed t he ‘ deadl i ne’f ort hi smont h.He i st he onl y ‘ gr eat ’r es ear c hs c hol arwhopl ansands t i c k st o i t . ” “ Sandy ,c omeony aar ,don’ tbej eal ous .Hec an ands ohedoes . ” “ Ohwhatt hef ***?I fy our eal l yt hi nk ,hei sal l t hatgent l emanl y ,whydon’ ty ou go as k hi m whydi dhebec omet hef i r s taut hor ,wheny ou wer es uppos edt obet heone? ”Sandyal mos t       


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