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Bachendri Pal

Last Sunday, December 9, 2007, we held a medical camp at Tumung, 26 kms from here on the Hata road, a location where Ms Bachendri Pal, the first Indian lady on Everest, holds her local rock climbing camp. A beautiful location next to a village is spotted with large rocks and a lake. An excellent location for a picnic. Those interested in rock climbing will have to sign up in advance with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF).

Team from National Centre for Biological Sciences–TIFR, Bangalore, India picks up a top award at International Genetically Engineered Machines competition at MIT.

Rohit Singhal

Intel, in collaboration with the Indo-Us Science and Technology Forum and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, organized an innovative technology business plan competition for students from all educational institutions in India, called the DST-Intel India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2006-07. The Team Sparsha Systems from IIT Kharagpur, with the Product Sanyog, consisting of Rohit Singhal and Soumyajit Dey, won the First prize. The winners were felicitated by Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, on July 20, 2007 at New Delhi, and were awarded a prize cheque for Rs. 3 Lakh, along with the unique opportunity to represent India at the Intel - University of California Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge 2007, to be held in November, at Berkeley, USA.

Atanu Chakraborty

Atanu Chakraborty, Loyolean 1989 ISC batch, a Chartered Accountant by profession and currently residing in Oman has made his foray into the art of writing by publishing his first book titled "Sunset over Bulawayo", a political fiction highlighting the present Zimbabwe political scenario. The book is available on Amazon, the online book store.


35 years later!

It all started with an almost nonchalant throw away line from R N Dutta: "Let's meet on 30 and 31 December," he said in one of his emails. This line became the idea whose time had come. The enthusiasm was spontaneous and infectious and support grew. Emails flew between computers and these computers were strung across continents: Asia, America, Europe, Africa, Australia. The 1971 batch was on the move and determined not to stop until it had reached its destination in Jamshedpur.