The Flip Side: An Indian Safari

It is rare that I go somewhere and leave inspired but the Taj Mahal left me awestruck. Even after sitting in front of it for a few hours I just didn’t want to leave. Besides its pure beauty, detail, and grandness, the history of its construction for love is hard to believe. Last week my mother and... 
The Flip Side: IIT vs. Rice University

I have been amazed how the academic systems and social cultures at Rice and IITB differ so greatly. It is not the content of the courses or the methods of teaching but rather the students that differ.  Students at IIT are much more relaxed and for them, academics do not always seem like the top priority.... 
Picture Story – Aman Day Care Centre

Team Aman shares with us a photo-story on the new Aman Day Care Centre! Location: The lake side community hall; soon to be shifted to a better facility near the infinity corridor. To read more on the issues of the construction labourers’ children’s conditions and the struggle of Team Aman... 
AMAN ke liye IITB

Three year old Aman was one of the brightest, naughtiest, most popular kids in his peer group. The son of construction workers working on campus, he often accompanied his parents to the work site. On the 5th of January, his 5-month pregnant mother was assigned to work on the 5th floor of the L4 building... 
Teach for India: A Unique Experience

Why I Chose to Do it Mine was an extremely impulsive decision, which in hindsight, looks like an extremely good one. Basically,I had two options in my final year – study abroad or apply for a job through the campus placement process. Although when I entered IIT, even my aim was to do an MS/PhD... 
The Flip Side: An Exchange Student’s views about IIT Bombay

I have always been one to explore; whether it be climbing the mountains of Alaska, conducting research in a leading university in Japan, or implementing water treatment systems in the middle of rural Honduras. When the opportunity to study abroad presented itself, I could not resist. I was intrigued... 
IIT Bombay: Kal, Aaj aur Kal

IIT Bombay in 1958 A distinctive view about IITB and its life exists amid the student society of the 80s and today. It is very apparent that the situations and the resources available are very different, but it is human tendency to still venture into that line of comparison between the times then and... 
Shout by Akhil Srivatsan Against Placement Policies

This year, every student who applied to be a part of the placement process was forced to attend a Value Inc Session to improve his/her communication skills. To make matters worse, students had to pay Rs. 200 to attend the session. Once again, it was compulsory for every student who wanted to get a job... 
Kya aap paanchvi pass se tez hain?

As our reporters went around the campus looking for news, we found some confused souls who were looking for the answer to life, universe and everything. Well, nobody was able to provide a satisfactory answer to most of these questions pertaining to the sophisticated and myriad mysteries of the freshman... 
The JEE Dilemma

Reporters: Abhi Suri, Akshay Soni, Alankar Jain, Manu Sahay, Neha Innanje With inputs from Mukul Gupta and Vivek Upadhyay September 14, 2011, the day the government announced the abolition of the JEE and AIEEE while at the same time announcing a nationwide common exam for all engineering colleges. A... 
SAM- Fostering Healthy Interaction

Noticed a marked increase in the number of wide-eyed adults roaming the institute right after midsems? Then you probably spied a couple of alumni that came to attend the Student Alumni Meet (SAM) on the 24th and 25th of September, organised by the Student Alumni Relations Cell (SARC) along with Dean... 
TEDxIITB

Given an event associated with the name TED, a renowned brand amongst the student community, the excitement following the announcement of a TEDx talk (the tiny x following it meaning that it was planned and coordinated independently) being organized by ECell at IIT Bombay was to be expected. Also... 
Human Chain @ IITB

Friday, 19th August The scintillating atmosphere reminded one of the freshmen orientations, yet not quite so, as the campaigners, angered by decades of corruption, gathered in sheer volumes, shouting slogans and displaying solidarity in a chain stretching all the way from hostel 13 to the main gate.... 
Your take: Human Chain @ IITB

This is in response to Human Chain @ IITB. To know more about the Jan Lokpal Bill – Jan Lokpal: A brief summary Disclaimer: The views expressed below do not necessarily state or reflect those of InsIghT, IIT Bombay. They are the personal views of the authors. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The... 
Jan Lokpal: A brief summary

History and background The basic idea of a Lokpal bill is to tackle corruption at the higher echelons of power and to create a just and honest work culture. The idea is borrowed from the office of Ombudsman in Scandinavian countries, where an ombudsman is a person who acts as a trusted intermediary...