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From the Beehive

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October – November, 2017

Like the goddess Durga who stands out majestically during the nine days of Navaratri, this month we focus on women with an identity of their own, who have reshaped and overthrown the patriarchal norm. While the economic empowerment of women across the world is one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past 50 years, yet the question remains if access to power equates to actual power? In this issue, we delve into this question and many more through a fascinating mix of memoirs, articles and essays by our alumnae who reflect their own diverse life journeys. We also explore the changing relationship between women and power in public and private spheres through fascinating stories of alumnae achievements.


Doing Science that Matters to Address India’s Water Crisis BY Veena Srinivasan

An alumna’s passionate dissection of the looming water crisis scenario in India and the challenges in addressing it.

Never Say “Never Again” BY Zenobia Driver

A first-hand account of an immensely fulfilling entrepreneurial journey and about lessons learned along the way.

On Computer Science, Animation, YouTube and the Future BY Shalini Govil-Pai

The remarkable professional journey of an alumna whose chance encounter with computer graphics took her places – from Pixar to YouTube.

Government School Students learn the IIT-B way! BY Viney Kirpal

An ex-IITB faculty with a truly inspirational story, who has devoted a lifetime to the cause of less privileged students studying in government schools.

The Accidental Changemaker: From IIT Undergraduate to President of the World’s Engineers BY Marlene Kanga

The career trajectory of an alumna who believes in the transformative power of engineering and has risen to the zeinth of her chosen profession.

I Feel, therefore I Am BY Arnapurna Rath

A riveting tale about the highs and lows of the journey of a woman academic in IIT, coping with Cogito Ergo Sum.

Notes from the Other Side BY Shruti Mahajan

A comparison between working for the government vs. working in the corporate world, with emphasis on why the government machinery seems to work slower.

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.


Revisit our September to October issue Issue.

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