December, 2017 – January, 2018
December is a month of many moods. The season inexorably stirs up myriad emotions. Most of us experience wistfulness at the thought of another year drawing to a close mixed with utter disbelief (how fast that went!). And, then how can we forget the thrill of going on year-end vacation, the joy of reuniting with family and friends and savoring the chill of winter mixed with the warmth of hearth. But, for those of us at campus, December is also something else. It is the time of homecoming – the time of annual gathering of hundreds of alumni who flock to the campus from near and distant shores to reconnect with each other and with their alma mater. This issue of Fundamatics is dedicated to that spirit of revisiting, rediscovering, of making new beginnings and, most importantly, of building upon the past. This month, to remind you of the months gone by, we bring to you the most popular articles from our monthly issues of this year.
Cultivating Life BY
When nurturing plants is less of a hobby and more a way of life.
Journeys Through Six Continents BY Arnapurna Rath
A kaleidoscopic bunch of tales culled from a lifetime of travel and exploration of the world.
A Village of Chitrakaras BY Kadambari Devarajan
A colourful odyssey through the painted backyards of Raghurajpur, a heritage crafts village in Odisha that is home to makers of Pattachitras.
The Future is Here: Connect The Dots To See It BY Raj Nair
Connects the missing dots to reveal the far-reaching disruptions waiting to happen with technological development and its implications for future IITians.
Zodiacs, Icebergs, Gentoo and Humpbacks BY Nandu Kulkarni
Experience the magic of the Seventh Continent Antarctica through the first-person narrative of an awestruck traveler.
The Accidental Entrepreneur BY Parul Gupta
An alternative perspective on an entrepreneurial journey that led to the founding of an education company that boasts of 7000 students from 75+ countries.