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Bribespot.com | The buck stops here

Bribespot.com | The buck stops here

The role of social networks and electronic media in engendering an emerging political consciousness among the global youth can hardly be overstated. Even on a more local level, there is a void between the government and the electorate, fueled by our inability to do much about the crumbling pillars of bureaucracy, plagued by corruption and inefficiency; a void that is […]

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Open Letter from Mr. Arjun Malhotra

Dear KGPians, As you may be aware, Prof Partha Pratim Chakrabarti(PPC) had been selected by the MHRD Search committee and BoG, IIT Kharagpur as Director-Select for IIT Kharagpur on July 29th 2012.  Almost a year has passed and he has not yet been appointed as the Director due to a long pending clearance from CVC. IIT Kharagur has been headless […]

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G Sec (Social & Cultural) Review

The Scholars’ Avenue decided to catch up with the current General Secretaries, Social and Cultural of the TSG, Surbhi Narain and Somraj Dutta, over cups of the random solvents the people over at CCD serve. Coming towards the end of their tenure but with a good proportion of events in the GC calendar still remaining, it seemed an ideal time […]

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Sports Diaries-The G.Secs’ viewpoint

Sports Diaries-The G.Secs’ viewpoint

It’s been an eventful year at IIT Kharagpur, sporting-wise. Although Shaurya was a relative success this year, Kharagpur’s continued dismal performance in the Inter-IIT sports meet is a big cause of concern. TSA caught up with the two General Secretaries, Akash Singhi and Indranil Hatai to find out how they fared when it came to implementing their proposals or conducting […]

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Football quarter-finals: A preview

The inter-hall football quarterfinals will be held tomorrow at Tata Sports Complex. Here is what the match-ups look like: RK vs LBS: One of the strongest contenders this year faces the surprise package of the tournament.  RK’s biggest weapon will be Satya Prakash, someone who has created havoc in most opposition flanks he has faced. Also considering Rohit Singh’s experience […]

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Dedicated to the service of the nation

Dedicated to the service of the nation

Prof. Goutam Saha took up the responsibility of heading the Health&Fitness division of NSO recently, changing the framework dramatically to make things functionally effiecient. TSA caught up with him for a tete-a-tete. Edited excerpts:

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Sab Q-tiyapa Hai

Sab Q-tiyapa Hai

Biswapati Sarkar – Does the name ring a bell? The man who’s written,directed and acted in plays that have been praised by the folks of Kgp spoke to The Scholars’ Avenue about The Viral Fever, placements, doing what you love and life, in general. Read on to know more.

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Interview with Dr. Harish Hande

Interview with Dr. Harish Hande

Dr. Harish Hande is an IIT Kharagpur alumnus (1990 batch), Magsaysay Award winner (2011) and founder of SELCO, a social enterprise that provides sustainable energy services to the poor in India. He was in IIT-KGP recently as one of the speakers at GES held in January. We met him for a candid and interesting discussion that spanned topics like SELCO, […]

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CIC Web Censorship

CIC Web Censorship

The frustration that a KGPian feels on seeing the words “Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Event” displayed on one’s screen is a common trend on campus, especially when it pops up on the most unlikeliest sites. Vague category tags such as “Disease Vector” or “Low Web Reputation” compound this feeling of helplessness and annoyance. It was the intention of letting […]

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RSPL 2013

RSPL 2013

Mental agility is a direct function of physical stamina, and the bright young minds who delve into the intricate depths of their -chosen fields should be given a chance to prove a point on the playground. The inaugural edition of the Research Scholars’ Premier League saw this idea being given a lease of life. A brainchild of Jose Gilbert, the Research Scholars’ […]

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