The Lady who Conquered the World


Who would have thought that the Annual Open Swimming Competition at NITR would play host to a Swimmer whose achievements, are nothing short of monumental. Hailing from a village where girls and sports are something of a mismatch, the story of Bula Choudhury is truly inspirational.

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Veni, Vidi, Vici: Shakti Prasad Badajena

     He came (Veni), he saw (Vidi) and he conquered (Vici).

All that anybody would wish for but few would dare to try. An individual, whose life’s story is a resplendent spectacle of passion and panache.

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The Courteous Conquistador: Shaswat Rungta

Probably one of the most humble and inspiring senior NITR has ever seen, Shaswat Rungta, is known for his excellent debating skills, his calm and composed nature and a friendly demeanor. Hailing from a small town which was not even in the Google maps, he overturned destiny by establishing himself as one of the most ardent souls of NITR. He not only managed to prove his finesse by securing the president ship of the debating club (Clarion) and played an active role in the entrepreneurship club (E-Cell) but also ended up bagging a pre-placement offer in a big-shot company as Microsoft. NITR shall forever remember him as an excellent coder and as “the guy who took debating to the next level”. In a rendezvous with MM on a pleasant Friday evening, Shaswat Rungta revealed some stories about his life till now.

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An Astral Assemblage: Dr. V. Narayanan

A single press on his calling bell at the South Block guest house and a simple, yet elegant man opens the door with a welcoming smile. He leads us into the sitting area of his suite with the same brimming smile.

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Man on a Mission: Amiya Samantaray

He is a quiet guy, with a disarming smile and an unassuming nature. Armed with a brain full of ideas and a beautiful dream to pursue, Mr. Amiya Samantaray, an Electronics and Instrumentation grad from NIT Rourkela and now the CEO of his very own startup, he has made it his life’s mission to see his country produce world class electronics products.

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