IIT Kanpur Sports – A Waning Culture

Disclaimer: The views presented below are the author’s own and are not in any manner representative of the views of Vox Populi as a body or IIT Kanpur in general. IITK had to wait for…

Nation Wide Health Insurance Coming to IITK

Ashutosh Ranka, President, Students' Gymkhana, had presented a proposal for health insurance of IITK students earlier this year. Primarily, the proposal aims to have a policy through which the students have access to a genuine…

The Curious Case of Blank Manifestos

Over the past few years, the number of nominations, for both Senate and Executive positions, have steadily decreased. During this general elections, the condition worsened, leaving the governance body short of volunteers in two major…

Senate Samachar 2016-17/1

Senate Samachar brings out its first post to highlight the agendas discussed in the 6th special meeting and the 9th meeting of the students' senate. Clarifications: The senate has not rejected Vipul Garg’s argument but has…

EC Proposes, Junta Disposes !

The General Elections for the year 2017 concluded last week. A rather dull and controversial election season saw the Election Commission take up various new initiatives in an endeavour to have a greater reach among…

From astronomy documentaries to LIGO : Akshat Singhal

Akshat Singhal, a Y9 batch alumnus of IIT Kanpur who was directly involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment and co-authored the phenomenal paper “Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black…

Electricity Bills – Shocks and Aftershocks

Context: Owing to the fund cuts by the MHRD to IITs, it was decided that starting this semester students would be required to pay their electricity bills each month. The bills for the month of…