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"India - A Journey through a healing civilization", by Shashank Mani, IIT Alumnus

NDTV Profit Channel talks of the book "India - a Journey Through a Healing Civilization" by Shashank Mani, an IIT Delhi Alumnus, and published by HarperCollins publishers in August of 2007. The journey started from IIT - Mumbai and passed through IIT - Delhi. The program Just Books was telecast this weekend in India and will be re-telecast at the following times:

  • Monday 15th October 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday 16th October midnight
  • Wednesday 17th Oct 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 19th Oct 6:00, 1:00 am

It will also be screened at other times in the morning and at different times internationally. Alternatively the program can be seen online here: Just Books (the program starts talking about the book at around 5:17).

A summary of the book, from the Publisher’s web page:

In 1997, on the fiftieth anniversary of India’s independence, Shashank Mani, an IIT alumnus, organized a train journey across India. The purpose – to get a sense of how the country had changed in the past fifty years of independence, and what needed to be accomplished in the future. On this twenty-two day journey, in a specially chartered train, were 200 Indians from different walks of life – young men and women whose commitment would help shape the country’s future. More…

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Oct 16, 2007, 3:22 pm PDT    Filed under: Media, Alumni    1 Comment »

PanIIT Presents “Diwali Dhamaka”, November 3rd 2007

Pan IIT presents Diwali Dhamaka 2007, on November 3rd 2007 at the Foothill College Smithwick Theater, Los Altos Hills, California.

When: Saturday, November 3, 2007, 4:00 pm onwards.
Detailed Agenda available at: http://www.indolink.com/iit
Where: Foothill College Smithwick Theater, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022.
Register: http://www.indolink.com/iit

Update: There was a typo in the date. The correct date for the event is Saturday November 3.

All Parking is FREE.
Free Tea, Coffee and Snacks .
Free Dinner.

4pm – 5pm Networking over tea and snacks,
5pm – 7pm Music by Amit Kumar,
7pm – 8pm Dinner,
8pm – 10pm Music by Habib Khan/Shivamani and other artistes.

Register Now .
Update, Nov 2 2007: The event is now sold out.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Oct 8, 2007, 6:41 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    2 Comments »

Dr. Amit Goyal, KGP Alumni, honored with the “Pride of India” Gold award


Dr. Amit Goyal (1986 MET), ORNL Distinguished Scientist and Battelle Distinguished Inventor has been honored with the “Pride of India” Gold award. Sponsored by the NRI Institute, the award recognizes people of Indian origin around the world for outstanding achievements in their chosen fields. It also recognizes public service contributions toward the economic development of India and their country of residence. Award recipients were chosen from leaders, pioneers and professionals world-wide from the fields of Technology, Medicine, Business Management, Legal, Creative Arts, Public Service, or Academia. Non-Resident Indians (NRI’s) or People of Indian Origin (PIO’s) who serve as an inspiration to fellow NRIs, and who are recognized as pioneers in their professions were selected.

Amit was one of just 24 people selected for this prestigious honor. Award recipients included 10 CEO’s, several medical professionals, social workers and scientists & technologists. Over 400 leaders in business, government, and education from all over the world attended the awards gala held at the Mariott Hotel in North Bethesda, MD on Sept. 28, 2007. The Deputy Chief of the Indian Mission in the US, Ambassador Raminder Singh Jassal from the Embassy of India presented the awards and delivered the keynote speech.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Oct 8, 2007, 6:07 pm PDT    Filed under: Alumni    Add Comment »