New leaders

WHAT: Students Union inauguration

@ Loyola College

The inauguration of the Loyola Students Union for 2012 – 13 took place recently. The college elections were conducted on June 22 and Meesam Ali M., Prasanna K., Aashish Jonathan, Gowtham Sundar L.V. and Roshni Cherian were elected as the president, vice-president, secretary, joint secretary and associate secretary respectively.

Dr. C. Sylendra Babu, IPS, ADGP, Coastal Security group, TN, administered the oath of office to the elected student representatives.



Of colours and creativity

WHAT: Art exhibition

@ Marg Institute of Design and Architecture, Swarnabhoomi

After the completion of one year of architecture at Marg Institute of Design and Architecture, Swarnabhoomi, (M.I.D.A.S.), it was time for the students to put up an exhibition

Days spent making models, carving wood, moulding clay, crafting replicas of historical monuments, experimenting with waste materials, working on installations, wall murals, mobile and stationary sculptures galore, culminated into an exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi. Faces, both familiar and unfamiliar, students and artists, turned up. The final day of the exhibition had the highest turn-out, and renowned architect Sanjay Mohe put up a presentation on his philosophies and work.

Varun Venu


Designer dreams

WHAT: Vibes 360


Vibes 360, organised by DreamZone, is an annual event for students of NIFT to showcase their talent. This year 41 designers showcased more than 180 designs on the ramp, featuring industry’s top male and female models. The themes for the students’ collections ranged from “7 Cardinals”, “Pantone Mania”, “Flashers”, “Dominance”, “Magic Knots” and more. Upcoming designers Sumithra Borah was one of the judges besides a faculty member, who evaluated the students’ designs and presented their observations on it. The venue buzzing with people from the apparel industry and famous faces like actors Namitha and Uma Riyaz Khan, singer Srilekha Parthasarathy and fashion choreographer and designer Karun Raman.

Gopinath, a Masters student, was chosen as the winner for his “Windows to the soul” collection, for “perfection and the complicated stitching pattern employed”.



Rediscover India

WHAT: Leadership Summit

@ Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School

High schoolers were all geared up for the second Sankara Student Leadership Summit (SSLS). This year’s theme “Discover”, envisioned by A. K. Parameswaran, an alumni of the school, was all about motivating students to “learn and leverage our rich heritage”.

Eminent speakers such as dancer Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Prof. Raghuram Bhattacharyar and Bhaskara Bharathi spoke about the wonder that was Indian culture and dismissed the miming of the western world as a passing fad. Dr. Latha Sathish spoke of finding your inner self through the practice of Yoga.

Theatre artist “Crazy” Mohan managed to take the audience on a humorous journey through his life and the typical south Indian lifestyle he grew up in, while actor T.M. Karthik managed to send the audience into fits of laughter with his anecdotes.

The other speakers were Dr. K.S. Viswanatha Sarma, one of the leading proponents of Ayurveda, and renowned ecologist Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail.

The general conclusion amongst them was that the SSLS provided what most lectures and seminars failed to provide — a casual atmosphere and an interactive session with experts from various fields.


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