Gymkhana Election Interview: HM Sandeep for Academic Affairs Secretary

This article is part of a series of interviews we did with the Gymkhana election (2017-18) candidates. The goal was to discuss and enunciate their key points and agenda. We hope it helps the reader understand the views of the candidate in a wholesome manner. Let’s get started with our interview of Sandeep HM, who is standing for the Secretary of Academic Affairs post. Hello, Sandeep. … Continue reading Gymkhana Election Interview: HM Sandeep for Academic Affairs Secretary

Gymkhana Election Interview: Karthik BV for Academic Secretary

This article is part of a series of interviews we did with the Gymkhana election (2017-18) candidates. The goal was to discuss and enunciate their key points and agenda. We hope it helps the reader understand the views of the candidate in a wholesome manner. Let’s get started with our interview of Karthik BV, who is standing for the Secretary of Academic Affairs post. The Big … Continue reading Gymkhana Election Interview: Karthik BV for Academic Secretary

Gymkhana Interview: Presidential Candidate Bazar Srujan Kumar

This article is part of a series of interviews we did with the Gymkhana election candidates. The goal was to discuss and enunciate their key points and agenda. We hope it helps the reader understand the views of the candidate in a wholesome manner. Without any further ado, let’s get started. (Bold text = interviewer) Hello, Srujan. I see you have a Fibonacci spiral to showcase … Continue reading Gymkhana Interview: Presidential Candidate Bazar Srujan Kumar

The One With the One Who Is

-Sneha Reddy   I stumble out of my room with a pen and paper looking for Swetha Chowdary, the present General Secretary of the Student Gymkhana. I spot her on the other side of the wing attending to a call. I wave my hands awkwardly at her to catch her attention, nearly knocking the glasses off an innocent passer-by. Five minutes, she gestures. I sit … Continue reading The One With the One Who Is

An Interview With Karthik Varada

by Arasu Arun   Who is Karthik Varada? Only this year’s freshers wouldn’t personally know who Karthik Varada is – but nevertheless, most us have heard of him. He was the President of the Gymkhana 2013-14. Being very responsible and visionary, Varada gained immense respect from the student community here as not only a good manager, but a great leader as well. He is currently … Continue reading An Interview With Karthik Varada

IIT Hyderabad and Student Gymkhana : What they mean to me

–Naveen Chintamaneni I studied in this institute* a little while ago and I am proud to say I had the opportunity to, in fact to just be there, and ‘exist’. I had a great time here and obviously like how life generally is, there were a few extreme highs and many little lows. In short, in 4 years I had learnt 80% of the things … Continue reading IIT Hyderabad and Student Gymkhana : What they mean to me

Of Academic Reforms

Excerpt 3 from Karthik Varada’s interview by Arasu Arun   We had a grand vision for the students of our college which we worked hard for- each and every one should do well in academics and in at least one extracurricular activity. -Karthik Varada Me: Let me ask you something. What would be the legacy of Karthik Varada’s Gymkhana? What was the biggest thing you … Continue reading Of Academic Reforms

Of Budgets, Funds and Managing

Excerpt 2 from Karthik Varada’s interview by Arasu Arun   Me: Lemme move on to the next part of the interview. You had to deal with not only the students, but the management as well. There are many aspects to that – budgets, funding, permissions, etc… This year, we’ve had quite a bit of problems with those, especially budgets. I’d like to know about your … Continue reading Of Budgets, Funds and Managing