Issue 2010

Our Toppers Unplugged

Keshav Aggarwal My second semester started on a high note. Probably because I had smoothly gelled into the system, and partly because I had become more open minded. The start saw my perspective widening in all respects. I started liking biology also! The courses offered were very interesting. Among many things, I studied genetics and […]

Message from the Dean (Academics)-Kapil Hari Paranjape

Dear Editors, I am happy to see that the magazine has been published containing diverse contributions on a vareity of topics. On the one hand it shows that there is more to IISER’s activities than academics. On the other hand, prospective faculty and students will see this as an academic community that has a wide […]

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

I am delighted to see that the students have come forward to produce Manthan 2010, in hard copy. The last edition was confined to e-space. I hope the current one will reach the desks of every individual involved in IISER Mohali. Gone are the days when a scientist was caricatured as bearded, confined to the […]

From the Desk of the Previous Editor- Kirandeep Kaur

From the Desk of the Previous Editor- Kirandeep Kaur

An institution magazine, it is often said, is essentially a bioscope. A bioscope which ‘speaks’ for the system, in fact showcases it to the world. As the Editorial team, our goal for Manthan 2010, was a step higher. We wished Manthan to be a bioscope which speaks not only of the system as a whole, […]

IISER Mohali at IIT Mumbai Techfest – 2009

After six months of passionate work, our team comprising Vinit Kumar, Mehreen Khaleel, Nitish Tayal and Abhilasha Joshi mentored by Dr. Manash Kumar Paul made it to the finals of the Tech-fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB). Our experience at IITB will always remain a memorable one. It was a pleasure to see […]

Monsters in your body – Sonia Sharma

Monsters in your body – Sonia Sharma

Parasites, in fact ‘monsters’, may enter your body without your knowledge. In reality one becomes aware of their presence only when the condition becomes worse and much harm has been caused. Following are two of the rarest but world’s most dangerous parasites which invade different parts of your body. Naeglria fowleri (Brain infecting amoeba) Naeglria […]

We, the privileged – Danish Shamoon

We, the privileged – Danish Shamoon

I watch how time passes by in life In the morning you’re born In the noon you’re a naughty teen Till the evening you’re done with your friend At the end of the day you’re sleeping in the grave You see, life’s just the span of a day I never realized how much I’ve wasted […]

Sangeet Sandhya – Srishti Batra

Sangeet Sandhya – Srishti Batra

An evening dedicated entirely to cultural events was organised on the 21st of November with great effort from both students and faculty. The evening started with the lighting of the lamp by our very own Director Dr. Sathyamurthy and Mrs. Sathyamurthy and little Ahona. This was followed by a three hours of scintillating performances(on both […]