Social activist Medha Patkar wants to break the misconceptions about development. She was giving a lecture on `Development - which way' at IIT-Madras as part of the institute's extramural lecture series.Addressing students and teachers of IIT-Madras during her recent visit to Chennai, she spoke about the largescale reclamation of agricultural land for the purpose of setting up of various facilities such as dams, special economic zones, industrial townships and airports. Ms. Patkar asked the audience, ``When reservation in education is being opposed, why isn't the same done for reservation of land under SEZs?" She vehemently opposed the denial of rights for Adivasis and people affected by development projects from expressing their views. "When non-profitable agriculture is being opposed by the people in power, are the educational institutes like the IITs running profitably?'' It is the ``panchmahabhootas'' and not money that could help bring in prosperity, and when the same are being exploited injudiciously, "how can we hope to develop," she asked. While the subsidies are being reduced, MNCs are being given privileges "to exploit our resources." This, according to her, is bad economics. What began with a touchy documentary film Doob (submerge) ended up being the point of discussions in many hostel rooms throughout the campus. The documentary captured the plight of the people affected by the submergence of land under the rising waters of the Narmada. IIT-Madras director M.S. Ananth honoured her by presenting a memento. STAFF REPORTER