First GBM of the session

General Body Meeting

For the enlightenment of the extremely-busy-cant-attend-GBM or i-dont-give-a-fuck-wont-attend-GBM people, the GBM for this semester happened yesterday with a turnout of about 50 inmates.

As usual, the GBM started late with council members Nilesh Jagnik (Cult Co) and Praneeth Naidu (Comp Secy) being fined for showing up late. Amongst those who were present were – G.Sec, Ward Nom, all Co’s and Secy’s (but Chaitanya Potti), PG Rep, a diplomat from Hostel Affairs Council (who claimed to solve every problem) and agitated inmates. There was equal participation from PG community too.

GBM started with Mess Council – people going through the manifesto points of the secy thoroughly. Topics ranging from problem with food, service and mess manager were raised. The Mess council must have got more suggestions in 65 minutes than they have got in suggestion register in last two months. After mess, it was maint. C1R, Water Coolers, Tube LIght, TV, Ventilator, Bathroom, Ceiling, Plaster, Garden, HD Channel – anything and everything was discussed. Mess Co was the only Co defending his team and kudos to him for this (ek secy ke dil ki awaaz).

tough times

Sports council was asked about dire status of WooFLe, GCs and intras. Cult council has its own inner differences, sorting them out took half the time and the other half was taken in reading out loud the manifestos of secy because almost none of their manifesto point was implemented. Towards the end of GBM, the manifestos were kept aside and respective secy’s were asked only to tell the job they have done till now. Alumni Secy was inquired about the status of cutting ropes from wings and tech secy’s were asked to get the tech room cleaned.

P.S. Just in case, if you are wondering what these army Chinkies have to do with GBM : they are two army Generals hugging each other => their bodies are touching each other => bodies are meeting => General Body Meeting. Now you have my permission to bang your head against wall. 😛


The w (secy work) v/s t (time) curve

by Priyank Parikh

THE truth!

This post could not have come at any better time than this. GBM is near and every secretary is running around completing the initiatives he promised, in any manner what-so-ever. Supposedly, that’s what I am doing!

Signing off, only one hour left to GBM. Juntaa, do attend.

P.S : The post is from last year’s JungleTales and the creative (or say experienced :P) mind behind it being Priyank Parikh.

Remembering Akshay Dhoke

Born on 27th July 1990 Akshay; a sharp-minded, curious, hardworking individual, possessed a sporting attitude with tremendous fighting spirit. The district-topper from Nagpur in class 10th and 12th and ranking in top 200 in JEE, he is an inspiration for many students in his community, in Nagpur and for us at IIT. He is an epitome of success, dedication, and hard work.

He represented Nagpur in State Level Cricket. A dedicated fan of Rahul Dravid, his name used to be on his lips in most of the discussions. Even his laptop password was Rahul Dravid. He represented the Hostel in cricket matches. He was also an excellent Carom player securing Bronze at the Inter-Hostel GC level.

A down to earth modest person, he never turned away from anyone who came to him with a problem and helped them out in whatever way he could. His unparalleled dedication to academics is hard to describe in a few words. A reference can be drawn to his way of attacking every problem and every assignment. Once a mundane assignment required plotting a huge pile of 30 datasets and analyzing it for information. All the other students in the course were avoiding the work, waiting for someone to do the hard work. It did not deter Dhoke and he went on to finish the job which took two full days and nights. He is the role model for dedication among all his batchmates.

Around 10 months back he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a very aggressive form of Blood Cancer. It couldn’t be detected for about 2 months and he infact gave his endsems with a running fever. He underwent two chemotherapy treatments and a Bone Marrow Transplant from his sister. However his cancer relapsed in a few months. Even in the face of adversity his firm will helped him battle the pernicious disease and come out of many serious complications. The IIT community generously helped him and his family in all possible ways. The deadly disease however relentlessly caused his condition to deteriorate and Akshay passed away on 14th September after undergoing serious complications in the last few days. He fought the extremely aggressive cancer bravely and head on.

The void created by this loss cannot be filled by anything, but he will always remain in our heart and memory.

PAF OC speaks: Nitai

1. How were the PAF OCs decided?
“Abey! Interview le raha hai ki ground work kar raha hai?”. Hostel fourthies and fifthies came together and elected the OCs.
2. How were the PAF teams decided, what all things happened?
There was a meet to decide the PAF teams. 2, 9, 10 decided to be together and 4, 6 decided to be together, but h8 was lagging in deciding . Initially teams were formed with 8, 11, 13, 7 in one team. 3, 5 were in one team and due to some reasons they didn’t want to be together. There was a appeal for reforming the teams and then 3 took 11 on their side. Finally our PAF team was formed with 7,5 and Tansa. It is a good enough team.
3. Why didn’t we have any plans of our team beforehand?
It was due to delay on our side in making PAF teams. There should have been a PAF meet with hostel seniors to decide the teams, which wasn’t done. So when they went to the meet they were caught by surprise.
4. No girls hostel this time too. Is there a chance of getting one in future years at least?
“Haan bilkul, kyun nahi, chance to hai”. But the thing is: H10 is jinxed, no team with H10 ever won the PAF, H11 is useless. So we are better off without them. “Par haan bache kam aate hain”.
5. What is the role of h8 in this PAF?
H8 is contributing more in each and everything: FA+PROD+SCRIPT. Work is fast. Enthu in music is a bit on the low side.Choreo is also good.
6. 5 and 8 both got positions in Goonj, so can we expect GOD music?
We have a very good team. But, work started late. Though they will definitely do good : 5 and Sathe. Special mention to Uttam Subodh and Nisar.
7. Any message to secys?

I will be there in your GBM and ask all of you what you did for PAF.
8. How will be the 4 days before in OAT?
During the four days time runs fast. It’s fun time, even people not involved come to see. We need a lot of people. In the four days we will mostly be building upon stuff already done. Lots of work, food rasna. Practices will be going on everywhere and you get to involve in everything. The four days are really electrifying, adrenal pumping and tub thumping. We live, sleep and eat there. Music people practice so music on all the time.
9. What is your view on last year’s PAF?
Last year’s PAF was very good. Our contribution was good but we didn’t lead the PAF as such. Brains of both H8 and H13 went together to make it so. We had a lot of long meetings in H2. We are the defending champions now. We need to keep the spirit high and maintain the stature. There’s pressure on us and the competition is tough.
10. Can you give a brief preview of PAF this year?
Our PAF is an inspirational story of an important personality in India. There’s a part which the audience will relate and there is a part which will be astonishing, filled with things they weren’t aware of and these would change their perspective. This would be an entertaining, thrilling and fun-filled PAF.
“PAF mein teen cheezen chalti hain entertainment entertainment entertainment, aur hamara PAF entertainment hai”

PAF OC speaks: Mitesh

1. How were the PAF OCs decided?
All the passing out junta were called for a meet. Elections were held amongst us. Me and NItai were elected.
2. How was the PAF team decided?
Based on Cult GC standing, all the hostels were divided into 3 groups-A, B and C. A team can be formed from either ABB or ABCC.Frankly speaking (shayad junta ko bura lagega) we were not a position of demanding. We did not have any leverage. Initially, 3 and 5 got placed into a team, but due to some differences last year they didn’t want to be together. And so, teams had to be formed again. And finally, 5, 7, 8, & Tansa made into a team.
3. What can we expect from the Music dept. of PAF since both H8 and H7 bagged good positions in Goonj?
See, Goonj result doesn’t matter. However, music will be very good this time. Sathe put in lot of efforts.
4. Ours was the winning PAF last year. Did that put overload on you?
See, last year there were two people who could direct the entire PAF. Now its more like a collaborative effort. Everybody could pitch in their ideas. Its more fun now.
5.Are we ever going to get a bandi hostel?

Haan yaar 3 saal ho gaye. Lets hope ki we might get next year.

Sattu: Milna bhi nahi chahiye. Kaam kartha hi nahi.
Saurabh: Kartha hai yaar.
6.How is the day of PAF going to be?
Insanely busy yaar.
Ankit: Right now, we’re in a good shape.
Mitesh: We’ll be able to complete everything in time. The prod is less compared to last year but it is challenging this time. Par train wala toh sabse badha tha.
Vijay: Train wala? Awesome tha yaar. Biggest thing I’ve ever seen in a PAF.
Mitesh: If we put up a good show, it’ll be because of H8.
7. Your advice to sophies and freshies?
Some secys are working. But no one is taking up responsibility yaar. And some of them are not working at all.
Saurabh: Jab tak sophies mein enthu nahi hoga kuch nahi banne waale he.
Mitesh: Hamare time pe khud log aate the. Hum call karte the seniors ko ki kaam dedo karke.
Sattu: Mujhe sirf ek baar bulaya tha. Fir bulane nahi pade.
And then, the conversation digressed into secys impeachment talk and then about the “good old days”.

– Surya Kazipeta

A2 (All 2gether) by Sravan

Probably the only floor which always goes for treats with both the R and L wings together, hence the
name All 2gether, A2R (I don’t know, it could’ve been some sham by some senior a few years back who
merged the sophie treats of both the wings) Ranging from people like the G Sec to the PFA secy, from
gay roommates (you know who :P) to fatsos with hot girlfriends, the wing is a blend of mostly gults and
gujjus (surprisingly). OK, I know this is not an Insight article but just for the heck of bragging I have to
say this. With Pappu and Bansal joining Morgan Stanley, the company is kind of in love with this wing.
Apuroop probably might be already on his way to MS!

I don’t know how this happened, but B2R was the wing with all the dancers till Jhun passed out. And
now A2R is kind of the dance wing of the hostel (Thanks to Subodh, Abhilash, Akhil and myself :P) To
paraphrase Joey Tribbiani, “That’s right! Coz we’re from A2R! This is what we do. We may not be MI
managers, Chief editors, we may not be able to do polt, but damn it people we can dance!” So suck it
B2R! And yeah, get a taste of music in your life.

And how could I not write about the guy with probably the maximum fundaes in the entire hostel,
Shashwath Gandhi. You need to talk about anything, he’s always available. Breakups, resume fundaes,
movies or any weird philosophy shit, he’s your go-to guy (Shashwath, you can thank me later) I’m afraid
if I don’t write about the rest of the fourthies, they are gonna hit me later. So yeah, Chinmay, Subodh,
Sheth, Harsha, Pramod, you guys rock too!

This wing is something which I will never forget about in my entire life. I don’t want to write all senti
crap, but then again how could someone not get senti about the coolest wing in the instie. Thanks to
my wing for everything it has given me for the past 2 years (the countless nightouts, fundaes, poker
sessions, treats and sophie ragging oops, sophie intros). I’m in its debt for the rest of my life :’)

कैसे बताऊँ …..किसे बताऊँ

Dedicated to the blog post, I will always be waiting for ….as a Lit secy.

Plight of a Lit Secy 😛 :D!

Blog Post के बारे में जिस किसी से भी पूछता,
बस topic न मिलने का ही बहाना मैं सुनता.
उसे सुन मैं खुद ये सोचता,
अगर मैं लिखूं तो क्या लिखता ?तब बात मुझे आई समझ,
कि क्या थी उनकी उलझ!
लिखे भी तो किसके बारे में, बेचारे!
अब वो क्या ही सोचे, क्या विचारे ?

लड़कियों के बारे में !
शायद किसी और जनम में ..
उनके बारे में क्या लिखते …?
जो उन्हें कभी कहीं न दिखते …
हमारी तो सदा ही रहेगी ये विनती
कि बढ़ा दो insti में बंदियों की गिनती !

अब करे prof की बात ..!
उनसे तो हम हमेशा से ही रहे अज्ञात
न तो आधे class को जाते
न बाकी नींद में ध्यान दे पाते

बाकी के बचे ही क्या ..!
Endsem के पहले मगाई
रात को mess में maggi
इनमे लिखने को है ही क्या भाई ?
अब समझे मेरी कठिनाई
Blog post कमाने में है infi लडाई (infi fight :P)

Wrote it just for fun. I have a lot of topics if anyone is interested in writing for blog 😉

मेरी गलतियाँ सुधारने के लिए और इसे बेहतर बनाने के लिए धन्यवाद: JAYANT (Thanks for editing 😉 )