Category: News from outside KGP

Gravitational Waves Researcher: Prayush Kumar

Gravitational Waves Researcher: Prayush Kumar

The Scholars’ Avenue was privileged to have a skype-interview with one of the researchers involved in LIGO Project, Prayush Kumar. He gave very intuitive insights and made us enjoy the conversation with his great sense of analogy and humor. ​TSA:  LIGO was being used for other purposes, right? When did this quest for Gravitational Waves start? Prayush: The idea of gravitation having […]

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The new world

The new world

It was a different world: where there were infinite possibilities of getting rides to wherever you wanted to go, a world where Uber and Ola kept fighting for the crown of the organized taxi world, a world where taxi drivers virtually owned cars for use throughout the day, the roads were filled with cars and the carbon footprint was growing […]

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Malli Mastan Babu

Obituary: Malli Mastan Babu, ace mountaineer and IIT Kharagpur alumnus

Malli Mastan Babu, an ace mountaineer, and an esteemed alumnus was found dead on April 4th, after 11 days of searching since he went missing in the Andes mountain ranges in Chile. In addition to IIT Kharagpur, he was also an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, NIT Jamshedpur and Sainik School, Korukonda. Mr Babu, an accomplished mountaineer, held a number of […]

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Candid with Ashok Khemka

Candid with Ashok Khemka

I joined IAS to find the security of a job – Khemka Ashok Khemka – the man who recently came to limelight following his cancellation of the land deal involving Skylight Realty and DLF, spoke to TSA about his life,work and more. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of our chat to find out his views on issues like corruption, […]

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Inter IIT Aquatics 2013

Inter IIT Aquatics 2013

The final event was 50m freestyle. It all came down to this last event. Whoever would have won that event would have won the Aquatics GC.” Team Kharagpur couldn’t secure a medal in the final event and IIT Madras, even with a mere silver medal got through to the top. The final standings were IIT Madras (53) followed by IIT Kharagpur (50) with a lead of about 22 points over IIT Kanpur (28) in the third position.

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Get Splash Go!

Get Splash Go!

It’s that time of the year again when splashes, kicks and whistles are heard from the swimming pool as the aquatics contingent of KGP gears up for its biggest challenge – the inter-IIT aquatics meet. The last three years have been nothing short of a dream for our swimmers as they have bagged the golden shield on each occasion. Striving […]

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Inter IIT 2012 Update

A satisfactory start for the Kharagpur contingent in the 48th Annual Inter IIT Sports meet. Football: Kharagpur had a steady start to the tournament, beating Patna 2-0. Ronit Roy and Haothang Baite scored a goal each. They face hosts Roorkee in a mouthwatering clash tomorrow. Hockey: Kharagpur had a dismal start, losing 5-1 to favourites Madras. A victory against Guwahati […]

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Citius, Altius, Fortius…

Citius, Altius, Fortius…

The preparations are on in full swing for the 48th Inter IIT Sports Meet to be held in Roorkee. The Kharagpur contingent has just about a month’s time left to improve its rather dismal performance in recent years, where Madras and Bombay have stolen all the limelight. TSA caught up with the coaches and captains of various sports to know […]

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The One With The Hat-trick

The One With The Hat-trick

It was sometime late November last year. The author can be sure of the time because, one, the end-semesters were creeping up close and two, it was cold. Really cold. Cold enough to make you think twice before taking in every breath. He had sneaked in a quick break and headed out for a warm cup of tea, and chanced […]

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IIT-B Goes Cashless

IIT-B Goes Cashless

(Abhijeet Mukhekar is a junior undergraduate student of Engineering Physics at IIT Bombay. Apart from being the Institute Secretary for Hostel Affairs, he is the overall coordinator for the Cashless Campus project. This is his account of the idea, purpose,and vision behind this pioneering initiative.)   Imagine living a life without ever needing to carry a wallet loaded with cash. Cards allow us some […]

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