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Reminiscence: Anurag Agrawal

Reminiscence: Anurag Agrawal

I entered IIT Kanpur with no formal training in sports. My only claim to fame was that I was the substitute goalkeeper of my class football team in school. So when […]

by · August 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Straight from the heart: Mayank Agarwal

Straight from the heart: Mayank Agarwal

Home Inter-IIT; my last one as a player; opening match; Madras in opposition, the anger of previous years’ pathetic refereeing; all wingies, seniors and juniors there to watch – too […]

by · August 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vishnu Sreekumar

I am doing what I love and I was once a three point “nobody”!

CPI is really not as important as people make it out to be. My CPI at one point was around 5. I even got two F’s. There was one semester […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·

A Student Revolutionary and an Aspiring Mentor

An IITian who has worked for over four decades on issues of poverty, land and water, secure settlements, workplace safety, environmental planning, grassroots leadership training, and pollution control in both rural and urban communities. He has been […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Gleam in the Children’s Eyes: Trucks to Toys-from-Trash

Gleam in the Children’s Eyes: Trucks to Toys-from-Trash

The educational terrain in India, especially for poor children, is very harsh – almost barren. Even a good seed will wilt away in the absence of any soil to nurture […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
I should have paid more attention to developing soft skills than worrying about CPI

I should have paid more attention to developing soft skills than worrying about CPI

I have now realized that happiness does not depend on CPI. There are many other things which affect happiness in life – health, relationship with spouse, kids, parents, friends and […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Reverse Journey

Listening to the Heart: My Reverse Journey…

All my friends are going to USA. I must join the rat race. But heart wantshappiness in India among family, friends and the people who are like me. Head wants money – […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Anil Rajvanshi

Dreams or Dollars? I Chose Dreams…

My father called me an idiot when I refused to apply for the Green Card. After M. Tech. from IITK, I went to USA for Ph.D. only to return to […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Convocation: Is there a need for a new format?

Convocation: Is there a need for a new format?

We had our convocation on 18th June, 2014. This time we tried a new format. For the last few years, we had one main function where there will be speeches, […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Top 10 at School, JEE Rank 101. Thought Conquering IITK was about Grades. But 30 Years Down the Line ………

Top 10 at School, JEE Rank 101. Thought Conquering IITK was about Grades. But 30 Years Down the Line ………

I cracked IIT JEE with Rank 101, and went to IITK, considered academically the toughest and challenging of all IITs. IITK shocked this winner by awarding SPI of 6.7 out […]

by · March 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·