Issue 2012

Looking Back and Beyond.. by Suguna Sathyamurthy

Looking Back and Beyond.. by Suguna Sathyamurthy

Arriving at the Chandigarh Railway Station on July 13, 2007  after a diverted route through Meerut and  many other railway stations,  with a delay of several hours,  on my very  first  visit to ‘The City Beautiful’,  I was wondering what  was  in store for me.  I could not help recollecting the old Tamil saying, ‘Mudhal […]

Message from the Editorial Team

It gives us immense joy and satisfaction to finally re-introduce our very own college magazine “MANTHAN”. Just like the gods and the asuras churned the ocean of milk to extract the nectar, we have tried to churn out creativity from this mess of science. A lot of effort has gone into the making of this […]

Interview with Dr. R.A. Mashelkar

Interview with Dr. R.A. Mashelkar

Manthan Interviews the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IISER Mohali – Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar. Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar(FRS), He served for over eleven years as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, world’s largest chain of publicly funded industrial R&D institutions, with thirty-eight laboratories and about 20,000 employees. […]

Chemistry our life..our future – The Curie Club

Chemistry our life..our future – The Curie Club

Chemistry has played a pivotal role in shaping our life.It has not only made our life easier by bringing in various modes of comfort but also has releived mankind of various diseases in past centuries.Coming to the modern age the role of chemistry has become even more important.As NASA puts it “life is made of […]

Confessions of a Utopian.. by Danish Shamoon

Confessions of a Utopian.. by Danish Shamoon

I opened my eyes in the middle of a chaos Gazed at the folks and thought Life brings moments of cheers and pain for each But what deeds comprise our  Life? I beseech. Reason is the code to decipher the truth camouflaged While fallacies bring delusions and groups amok A handful of hidden people now […]

Rock: Then and Now..by Vrinda Ravi Kumar

Rock: Then and Now..by Vrinda Ravi Kumar

Music has always been a major influence for the youth. It’s a powerful vocalisation, a great platform, besides being, well, music. It’s pretty sad that recently the music scene worldwide seems to have stagnated.The 90s and post 2000 period saw the spawning of many new artists and a wave of experimental genres that didn’t really get […]

Acknowledgements

We need to thank KSV and Arvind sir first because they’re the faculty and it’s not nice to thank them anywhere else. We need to thank the printers for sticking to the deadlines we gave them. We would like to thank the developer of the DSLR, because even when you take the picture of a […]

The Politics of Forgetting by Keshav Aggarwal

The Politics of Forgetting by Keshav Aggarwal

I have borrowed part of the title from an article published in Outlook on 17th October 2011. This article is inspired by it. That article raised a question, why do we remember sufferings of some people while neglecting others’? The 26/11 attacks on Mumbai shook the nation and we’ll always remember the cruel day. The […]