- 16 April 2013
This year represents a revolution of sorts. A revolution in the sense that this year saw the first step in the refining of the SAC elections to a more transparent, a more accountable and a fairer process than the previous years. Saying goodbye to those days when candidates had to personally canvass several hostels for votes and the long queues at the Computer Centre deterred several to stand in the sun for registering their respective votes, this year, the authorities decided to bring in the technology at their disposal to help, and the result was this year’s SAC elections.
- 01 April 2013
As varied as our country might be, and as deplorable the participation of the youth in the running of our country, it stands united on one grand front: mess food. Across one of the largest countries of the world, praise for the food that the mess workers churn up day by day seldom meets praise. It is almost a given that at any institute or college, eating at mess is an excuse not to feel hungry for some hours, never mind how we feel as we chump on something that resembles food. Keeping up with its energetic follow-up of this issue, Monday Morning, in its weekly Student Pulse, asked the students what they were prepared to pay to usher in change. The results are in.
- 25 March 2013
In a generation whose progenitors laid the blame of every single deed of theirs squarely on the figurative shoulders of this “guilty stomach”, food has always been one of the unspoken burning issues. The site of battles has shifted from your friendly neighbourhood stalls and pseudo “restaurants/hotels” to the swankier outlets, such as KFC, Dominos or CCD. And with that transition, the homely, (well, supposedly homely) food of yon old mess barely compares any more. When you think of the mess as an institution that promises to feed you every day of a semester for your whole stay here at NITR, the student is prone to gripe if the standards of the food provided do not live up to his/her standards. Monday Morning, in its weekly Student Pulse, took stock of the students’ opinion on how fair it was on part of the institute to force feed them whatever quality of food they chose, by integrating the mess fees with the hostel fees. The results are in.
- 18 March 2013
Like every year, NITR hosted the annually held International Students Meet amidst much enthusiasm and fanfare. Boosted by a more creative team at the helm of affairs and a robust sponsorship to back up the plans that they cooked up, this year it looked all set to produce a fest that far outclassed its predecessors. Monday Morning, in its weekly Student Pulse poll, took a measured opinion about the fest and whether it lived up to its hype or not. The results are in.