Archive for February, 2011

Perls of Wisdom

Perls of Wisdom

As the creator and Benevolent-Dictator-for-Life of the Perl project, Larry Wall is a regular rock star in the world of programming. After his talk at Kshitij ’11, The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with Larry and his wife Gloria for some intellectually stimulating conversation on Perl, Linguistics, Religion and much more.  TSA: How has your stay been at Kharagpur? Larry: It’s […]

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Tete-a-Tete with Subhen Chatterjee

A disciple of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Subhen Chatterjee is an internationally acclaimed tabla player.  Founder of the popular fusion band, Bandish Fusion, he has performed with many eminent personalities which includes the likes of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Shahid Parvezi amongst others. His band performed at Spring Fest this year with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt playing as the band’s guest performer. TSA: Did you enjoy coming to KGP […]

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Tete-a-Tete with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a noted slide guitarist. A pioneer in the field of Indian classical music and the creator of Mohan Veena, he is a Padma Shri and has also won a Grammy Award (1994) for his famous album, A Meeting by the River. Having worked with famous musicians such as Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Jerry Douglas and […]

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Central Research Facility

The Central Research Facility (CRF) at our campus is a unique and advanced research center that houses a number of sophisticated instruments. In this edition of TechAve, we cover some of the resources at CRF as well as other details of general interest. A total of twenty six instruments are currently available and are broadly divided into two sections: the Life Sciences Division chaired by […]

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Chandresh Kudwa

Chandresh Kudwa is one of India’s most worshipped guitarists, and has played with a number of bands including Thor, Freedom, Nexus, Vedic Chant and Dream Out Loud. He is also involved in a project called Axe-Tortion, a collaboration of various guitarists from across the country. The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with Kudwa this Spring Fest, and he obligingly shared his views on life, the […]

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A brief voyage on the Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean is India’s foremost contemporary fusion music band, and has to its credit the first live album released by anIndian band. They were in town recently for Spring Fest 2011, and were kind enough to acquiesce to our request for a Q&A, which is reproduced below. 1. Music that was relaxing, interesting and engaging- all rolled into one memorable evening! You’ve surely got […]

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Tete-a-Tete with the wildfire finalists

Upcoming metal band ”What Escapes Me” left quite a mark by winning a well-fought “Wildfire” in Springfest 2011. Shourav (vocals), Sayan (Guitar), Arindam (Guitar), Joy (Bass) and Sandy (Drums) discuss their life, music and plans for the future: TSA: Hearty congratulations for winning “Best Band” along with “Best Vocalist” and “Best Guitarist”. What fuels your music? WEM: We are a core metal band and are very close […]

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From The Editor’s Desk

When I was a kid, we used to have a series of instructional books at home, “Tell me Why”. You have websites that “tell me how to” or tell you “How stuff works”. “Why” and “How” are therefore perceived as addressing fundamental details necessary to either understanding a phenomenon, learning a technique, or solving a problem. And yet, what majority […]

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Bhat Avenue

Bhat Avenue

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Schlumberger Ocean Competition 2011

Schlumberger has launched a “Build plug-in Competition” for Petrel. This competition is open for Universities (Computer Science/EarthScience/Petroleum Engineering) and Research Institutes in India. The best plug-ins will attract cash rewards (1st prize of INR 2,00,000/-, 2nd prize of INR 1,00,000/-, and 3rd prize of INR 50,000/-). Registrations are open from Feb 20 to March 20, 2011. Last date for submitting […]

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