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When CulFest (now Antaragni) turned ten!

When CulFest (now Antaragni) turned ten!

Some things never change. The festive mood of the campus, back in the 70s, when Antaragni was called CulFest, was no different from the modern day! To cherish those moments, Vox […]

by · October 25, 2015 · 0 comments ·
The Cheshire Cat meows again: Facing the board

The Cheshire Cat meows again: Facing the board

Cheshire Cat brings to you exclusive tips on how to face the Interview Board IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN when tailors and dry-cleaners do a roaring business……when the centre spread of […]

by · September 2, 2015 · 2 comments ·
The first student hostel at GCTI

Back in 1960, the first day of IIT Kanpur

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, believed that ‘the world will ultimately be saved, if it is to be saved, by the method and approach of science.’ […]

by · August 9, 2015 · 0 comments ·
A Violent Vision

A Violent Vision

Cheshire Cat was a humour publication in IIT Kanpur, launched in 1976 by a bunch of comic journalism enthusiasts, led by Mahadevan Ramesh. Some of the people who have been […]

by · January 27, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Back to 1960s: Drama Days at IIT Kanpur

Back to 1960s: Drama Days at IIT Kanpur

The Cultural Council of IIT Kanpur provides plethora of opportunities for students to explore and pursue their hobbies. It is interesting to know that even in the 1960’s, when the […]

by · January 25, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Vignettes of History: Abhay Bhushan reminisces (Part III)

Vignettes of History: Abhay Bhushan reminisces (Part III)

The third and final installment of the reminiscences of Abhay Bhushan, IIT Kanpur’s first graduate, is here! You can have a look at the first and second parts of this […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vignettes of History: Abhay Bhushan reminisces (Part II)

Vignettes of History: Abhay Bhushan reminisces (Part II)

Continuing with the reminiscences of Abhay Bhushan, here comes the second part in the trilogy. Enjoy! (You can view the first part here.) My Undergraduate Years at IIT Kanpur – […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Vignettes of History: Abhay Bhushan reminisces (Part I)

Vignettes of History: Abhay Bhushan reminisces (Part I)

Starting with this post, Vox Populi aims to bring forth vignettes of beauty from the rich and vastly unexplored repertoire of IIT Kanpur’s history. An institute like IIT Kanpur, which […]

by · September 28, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Prayas and its beginning

Prayas and its beginning

Mrs. Vijaya Ramachandran, or Vijaya didi, as she is affectionately known, came to IIT Kanpur in 1968 with her husband, Prof R. Ramachandran of the Physics Department. She resides in […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
P.K.Kelkar

IITK and its beginnings

The act was deemed professional suicide, yet professor Purushottam Kashinath Kelkar accepted the post to become the first director of IIT Kanpur. The beginnings were uncertain, the institute had no […]

by · March 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·