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Month: December 2008

Missing in Bangalore – 65 Year Old Man – Please Help If You See Him

Missing in Bangalore – 65 Year Old Man – Please Help If You See Him

These details were sent out via email to everybody in our office. I am posting it here for a wider reach. Email: Hi Guys, My uncle has gone missing since the 15th of December. We are frantically looking for him all over Bangalore, but with no luck. Its tough out there , as he is mentally challenged, 65 years of age and without his medication , food or money. We are not sure if he can even give the home…

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[IIT Foundation] Message from Prof. Patra (Dean AA &IR) – Wed, Dec 17, 2008

[IIT Foundation] Message from Prof. Patra (Dean AA &IR) – Wed, Dec 17, 2008

Dear KGPians, The year 2008 has been both ‘challenging’ and heart wrenching, as we deal with the consequences of terrorist attacks especially the loss of KGP-ian Malayesh Banerjee (B. Arch, 2005/ Nehru Hall). On the other hand, we have also seen the election of the first African American as the President of USA, proving that democracy is alive and well, and change (for the better) is on the way. Change is also taking place at IIT Kharagpur as we strive…

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A message from the Editor of Global Finance Magazine

A message from the Editor of Global Finance Magazine

This message arrived in the email today… From Dan Keeler, Editor, Global Finance A year ago I traveled with Global Finance charity partner Amrit Davaa’s team of doctors and medical staff to the Manjushree Orphanage in Tawang, a small town in a remote corner of North East India. Our mission, aided by substantial funding from Global Finance itself, was to deliver desperately needed healthcare and medical supplies to the 130 children at the orphanage and to provide a treatment facility…

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Brutal Justice

Brutal Justice

Late yesterday night the Warangal police shot dead the three accused in the Swapinika acid attack case. A classic “encounter” case. You can’t do anything about the perpetrators of a crime so you take them to a remote location and kill them. Case closed. Easy. What Srinivas and his friends did to Swapnika and her friend Pranitha deserves the strongest possible punishment but does it deserve such an end? From the point of view of the two young girls who…

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IIT Kharagpur Alumnus Amongst Victims of Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

IIT Kharagpur Alumnus Amongst Victims of Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

I was horrified by this email from the President of the IIT Foundation, Roy daSilva. Dear Friends, It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that we have lost an alum to the terrorists who attacked Mumbai. Malayesh Banerjee was a Nehru Hall resident who graduated with a B. Arch. in 2005 and was to be married in early December, but his life was cut short. Saket Kumar, Malayeshs’ batch mate, who was on site at the…

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Message from Prof. Acharya

Message from Prof. Acharya

Subject: [IIT Foundation] Message from Prof. Acharya Author: IIT Foundation Date: 03rd December 2008 6:13 pm Dear Friends, I am writing to wish you and yours a happy holiday season, inform you of a new and exciting phase of expansion and diversification , and request you to participate in building IIT Kharagpur for the 21st century. Our institute was inaugurated on August 18th. 1951, by Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, during which he said that he expects IIT Kharagpur to be…

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Determine the Sex of The Foetus Before you Conceive

Determine the Sex of The Foetus Before you Conceive

I took this photo with my mobile phone at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, on Oct 18, 2008. I was waiting outside the Ultra Sound Lab with Padmaja and this sign was displayed prominently. It took a few readings before I was convinced that I wasn’t mistaken. The Government of India as represented by the District Collector of Hyderabad and the District Medical & Health Officer seem to think that medical science has evolved so far as to be able to determine…

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