Archive for August, 2006

14th August ’06: Editor’s Avenue

14th August ’06: Editor’s Avenue

Pandora’s Box was never meant to be OPened According to Greek mythology, mankind once lived a life in a paradise, without worry. The Gods presented Pandora with a box into which each had put something harmful, and forbade her to ever open it. However, Pandora’s curiosity got the better of her and she opened it, releasing all the misfortunes of […]

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14th August ’06: Halls ka haal

14th August ’06: Halls ka haal

In the light of the ever increasing in-take of students, the Scholars’ Avenue team caught up with HMC Chairman, Prof. H. N. Mishra to find out about the HMC’s plans and more. SA: Keeping in mind the recent surge in the intake of students and given that the hostels are already packed to capacity, what plans does the HMC have […]

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14th August ’06: When technology ‘works out’

65 lacs, good intentions, hard work and the campus gets an ultra-modern gymnasium. With a fee of Rs. 300 per annum for students and 400 for non-student campus residents the cost of membership can only be described as nominal. The gym is divided into two levels, the first floor meant to cater mainly to lighter workouts and the ground level […]

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14th August ’06: Up close with Arun Sarin

14th August ’06: Up close with Arun Sarin

Arun Sarin is the CEO of the Britain based global mobile telecom company Vodafone Group Plc. One of the most distinguished and successful alumni of IIT Kharagpur, he graduated in 1975 and went on to complete his MS and MBA from University of California, Berkeley. He was in campus last month as the Chief Guest of the 52nd Convocation ceremony. […]

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14th August ’06: “There is no democracy in our country”

14th August ’06: “There is no democracy in our country”

“In selecting Arvind Kejriwal to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his activating India’s right-to-information movement at the grassroots, empowering New Delhi’s poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government accountable to the people.” Mr. Arvind Kejriwal is an alumnus of IIT KGP-1989 batch, Mechanical Engineering, Nehru Hall. An Indian Revenue […]

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14th August ’06: RK: Seeds of change

Ex-SSM Aneesh Reddy writes on the renovation of RK Hall R.K. Hall is undergoing major upgradation of infrastructure, being looked over and funded by Mr. Vinod Gupta, Chairman and CEO, infoUSA and an alumnus, R.K. Hall – batch of 1968. The process started off as a request for around Rs. 3 lakhs to renovate the hall library and was approved […]

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14th August ’06: Bhaat Avenue

14th August ’06: Bhaat Avenue

Welcome to Bhaat Avenue, your fortnightly dose of nothing in general and everything in particular! “Well… whatever… nevermind.” – Almost Anonymous THE SHAH-SHANK DAMNATION Two angry young men take time out from their busy schedule to answer seemingly innocuous questions. Of course, they’ve got all the answers. Q. All my friends eat at Harry’s on Friday nights, but the only […]

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14th August ’06: I know what you did last summer

Kapish Saraf speaks on his internship experience Summers can rightly be called the “hot” topic of discussion for an average KGPian, even though heat may not have any relevance to the same. Unlike the good ol’ days, summers mean business these days, both for the guys who sweat it out in the labs and the library for the entire year, […]

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14th August ’06: Convocation 2006

Siddharth Seth, this year’s B.C.Roy Gold Medalist speaks about his experience at the 52nd Convocation. I remember that our batch officially (I talk of the B.Techs) started our stint at Kharagpur with the Administration’s welcome speech on 23rd July 2002 at Netaji Auditorium, when the 700 of us entered this system with hopes, fears but a sense of confidence nonetheless. […]

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14th August ’06: Student unrest against reservations

14th August ’06: Student unrest against reservations

A lot has been written and said about the issue, but the conflagration triggered by the Government’s decision to increase reservations in the education sector just refuses to die down. In what has now become an irreversibly polarized student community, the issue has seen a range of reactions, from complete indifference to seditious violence, from both supporters of the bill […]

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