I don’t want to miss a thing- part 2…

This is in continuation to my previous post:http://greatlaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/i-dont-want-to-miss-a-thing/ The Chabeel: This was one of the most memorable days for me at the college. Being able to recreate and relive one’s culture far away from his roots is an unmatched feeling. To top it all, the compassion and the receptiveness with which the staff, the Sodexo …. Read More

Ghazals on iPod

Amidst all his glory God does get unfair at times – if not before he has surely has been so in the past few days! First Steve Jobs and then Jagjit Singh were lost to the vagary of death – the two stalwarts of their own fields! The world mourned from the beaches of California …. Read More

Successful Women in Management – Event highlights

From talking about Liberation of Women in the early 90s to talking about their transformational ability, we have come far” – said Ms. Sheela Rani Chunkath, Chairperson, Tamilnadu Industrial Investment corporation (TIIC). After a welcome address by Uncle Bala, it was a fitting way to start the proceedings of ‘Successful Women in Management (SWIM) – …. Read More

“Challenge the status quo” – Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

From L to R: Professor Krisna Ram, Ms. Radhika Sarathkumar Creative Director, Radaan Mediaworks (I) Limited, Dr. Bala V. Balachandran, Dr. Ms. Kiran Majumdar Shaw CMD, Biocon Limited, Professor Sriram August 26, 2009: The fifth edition of SWIM – Successful Women in Management was held in the sprawling campus of Great Lakes today. The theme …. Read More

Campus Dedication Ceremony

Great Lakes is fresh out of the inauguration of facilities on the campus: Bajaj Piazza, Bajaj Bistro, India Cements Amphitheater. The swanky Piazza houses Table Tennis, Gym, carom, student activity center. Talking of Table Tennis, Ramya Ramesh of Class of 2010 is a national level Table Tennis player, and I must tell you, guys are …. Read More

And then there was light…

…for the few of us who hadn’t gone home, ‘no diyas, no agarbattis, no lavang ke fataake, no hydrogen bombs’ all seemed to be the order of the day. ‘God, no one celebrates Diwali in Chennai’ were the catcalls for those of us still hoping. Well whoever said ‘hope springs eternal’ spoke the truth. A …. Read More

The good, the bad and the hypocrite

[Declaration: The author shall strangely try to be the least controversial till the very last full-stop of this piece of incessant keypad thumping. Despite this, if anyone wants to stamp on the author’s left toe, isn’t exactly welcome to do so] It was 10th of June and the wristwatches scattered in this part of the …. Read More

Pain, relief, nonchalance and ecstasy!!!…and back to the grind…

After the much feared yet highly anticipated first mid-term exam was out of the way we were awaiting with baited breath, the outcome of our efforts or a lack of them. While most of us took the oft-taken approach of studying, learning and teaching our peers (in short…burning the midnight oil and looking for more …. Read More