Archive for March, 2006

March ’06, 9th Issue: Food For Thought

Campus restaurants asked to relocate; security, hygiene and traffic cited as problems β€œIt was during a mess strike in the mid-eighties that Mr. Russi Modi, the then chairman of the Board of Governors requested Veggies and Sahara to set up shop in the campus,” says Bharath the owner of Veggies Restaurant. He then adds on that he has spent the […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: The Big Fight

The New Brigade The S.K. Joshi Committee shortlist 7 institutes to be converted into IITs back in the days of the NDA government, keeping in line with the then Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s promise of more IITs. The colleges were: Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam Institute of Technology, IT-BHU Varanasi, Bengal […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Editor’s Avenue

Age No Bar Mankind’s flirtations with alcohol and other intoxicants are almost as old as mankind. This is probably true across civilizations, cultures and ages. The ill effects of overuse are known, chronicled and researched, but the affair continues. Draconian measures imposed by leaders of society have had a temporary curbing effect, but given rise to some other problems. Teachers […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Contest Avenue

Twenty Years Later… The Scholars’ Avenue Creative Writing Competition We had given the opening lines of O. Henry’s Twenty Years Later and invited readers to complete the story in their own way. Among the very few entries we received, the best one was from Sayan Deb Kundu (Patel Hall). He can collect his prize from our representatives in his hall. […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Poll Avenue

KGP junta goes to poll With the Gymkhana Elections getting underway yesterday, we have reached the most important phase in the annual calendar wherein the halls go for electing their respective leaders. This phase is most important, even more so than the gymkhana elections because the hall elections symbolise the elections in the Lower House where every region (read hall) […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Features Avenue

March ’06, 9th Issue: Features Avenue

Rules… the not-so-superhit formula! When impulse rules, reasons take a backseat. Consider this, girls are supposed to be back in their halls by 10.30 pm. The guiding light being safety of the female race. The females here are mostly above the age of 18, officially adults and who seek education in not just their respective disciplines but also in handling […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Features Avenue

What this year’s budget holds for a KGPian Remember the time when the budget used to be the biggest event of the fiscal year? The day it was presented, the entire country stopped and was glued to their television screens and radios, listening with bated breath what the new budget had in store for them. Gone are those times when […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Careers Avenue

Westward Ho! Regardless of what a Kgpian does during the time of the year he/she spends in Kgp, summers and the post-Kgp life are two phases for which he/she definitely thinks big. For quite a few this translates to getting an app in their final year and for many more, it means getting an FT (foreign training) in the summers. […]

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March ’06, 9th Issue: Inside the Gymkhana

March ’06, 9th Issue: Inside the Gymkhana

Hear this year’s G. Secs and VP evaluate themselves Click to enlarge

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March ’06, 9th Issue: ‘Fest’ered

A roundup of the various Department Fests and Symposiums Department societies have been active this semester. Three departments have had their department festivals in the past few days. While Cheminsight is a veteran, Optima and Ankur are the newbies. These fests have certainly busied up the Vikramshila complex and it is possible that future generations of Kgpians will identify themselves […]

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