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My First Love: Volleyball!

Everyone has a passion, a thing that keeps them going every day. When I was just ten years old, I had started playing volleyball. My father was my first coach. He used to teach and play with me during every summer vacation. However, like all begi

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THE BATTLE FOR THE BRIDGE

On a warm sunny afternoon in London, thousands of fans had gathered at the warzone to witness an epic battle. A battle between ice and fire. The stage was Stamford bridge and the two behemoths involved were Chelsea and Manchester United. Thes

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The Manchester Derby

The sports section of most newspapers has been replete with vernacularisms such as “Messi” and “Ronaldo” in recent times. Other phrases, such as the “Manchester Derby”, “Mourinho” and “Guardiola” have also found their place. If it is the El Clasico f

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MS Dhoni - More Than Captain Cool

2007 SEPTEMBER Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the long haired young sensation from a small town in Ranchi, was given the opportunity to lead India in the inaugural World T20 in South Africa.  After a disastrous performance there, India wasn’t given much of a

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Six Great Books to Read These Holidays!

All of us have come across countless ‘30 books to read before you are 30’ lists, but we never come around to actually reading any of those books because let’s face it, there’s seemingly just so much time left until we become thirty. To deal with that

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SAPTHAM - A TRIBUTE TO M.S. SUBBULAKSHMI

“Who am I, a mere Prime Minister, before a Queen, a Queen of Music?” These are the words of our former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, about the ‘Nightingale of India’, M.S. Subbulakshmi. As a part of celebrating her 100th birth anniversary

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Pakistan in England-A brief summary

Pakistan travelled to the British Isles for a long tour of England. Pakistan are always an unpredictable side – they win when you don’t expect them to, and capitulate when you expect them to fight. So how did they fare when they played England? The

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Football - The Beautiful Game

July 29, 1986, Mexico City 114,600 people at the Estadio Azteca hold their breath. With 83 minutes on the clock, the score in the 1986 World Cup final is at 2-2. Both teams, Argentina and Germany push forward for the winner.  Jorge Burruchaga then

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: Why this book isn’t just a rom-com

There comes a point in the middle of reading a book when its title makes sense. In ‘Pride and Prejudice’ written by Jane Austen, the undisputed Queen of rom-com, the reason the book is titled thus is evident immediately after the lead characters conv

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நூலக விரிவாக்க விழா

இனிமையாக அமைந்தது, மாதவத்தின் நூலக விரிவாக்க விழா. மாவிலைத் தோரணங்களும், அழகான கோலமும், சேலையில் பெண்களும், வேட்டியில் ஆண்களும், புத்தாண்டு கொண்டாட்டங்களும் அந்தச் சூழலை மிக அழகாய் மாற்றியிருந்தன. மன்ற அறைக்குள் நுழைந்தால், 1500 புத்தகங்களும், ‘நூலகம

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India vs Pakistan: As it happened

Though it was a weekend, the shopping malls, theatres and restaurants looked empty because it was the clash between the Asian cricketing giants India and Pakistan. The rain God made a short appearance and the game was reduced to 18 overs per side.

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கிறுக்கல்

உலகை மாற்றப் போகும் பொறியாளன் நீ! ரெளத்திரம் பழகிடு…தோழா! சரித்திரம் படைத்திடு…தோழா!   விழித்து கொண்டே கனவு காண். அதற்கு பெயர்தான் தன்னம்பிக்கை.   உன் சிறகுக்கு வானமே அடிமை, உன்னை நம்பினால் எவரெஸ்டும் எலிகுகையே!   தேர்வு தோல்விக்கு மன

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IGNITE - An Event For Innovative Students

  ‘Sparks of innovation in young minds’ was the slogan for Ignite ’16 and, just as the quote reads, young students bustling with energy were gathered outside the Henry Maudslay hall, CEG, on a bright Sunday morning. Ignite, a one day science fest fo

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k! 2016 PROJECTS|TECH

The ongoing buzz in CEG concerns the battle of brains. As Kurukshetra inches closer, we bring to you a look of the Project and Tech teams that have been working industriously for the upcoming international techno-management festival. Sriram, final ye

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A Ligue - Intra college Football event

A-ligue is an intra college football tournament of Anna University.Totally 5 teams are participating in this tournament. They are,  1. Faking Phantoms 2. Net Busters 3. Dribbling Demons  4. Juggling Giants  5. Soccer Hooligans This tournament

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நான் விரும்பும் விடுதி

ஆங்காங்கே கலைத்துப் போடப்பட்ட துணிகள்; மேசைகளில் சிதறிக் கிடக்கின்ற சில்லறைகள்; விடிய விடிய அணையாத விளக்குகள்; விடுதிக்கே உரிய தனித்துவமான குணநலன்கள் இவை. “காதலித்துப் பார்..இரவுகள் நீளும்..” என்று, என்றோ ஓர் கவிஞர் உரைத்தார். விடுதிக்கு வந்த பிற

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Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime

A team of students from Department of Media Sciences, Anna University conducted a cyber crime awareness programme for school students recently, named "Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime." The beneficiary students belonged to classes 9 to 12 and the event was

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CEG Startups #1 - Varnith, Simply Handcrafted.

This is a short write up on how Varnith was conceived, what it stands for and what it is today.    Firstly, a short introduction to myself. I am Varsha Vijayakumar, doing my MSc. Integrated in IT, final year. Since my childhood, I had always been i

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY and GOODBYE SEHWAG

On his day he can created wonders with bat. We all know about the love story he had with hitting the first ball for four. A big match player and a big run getter Virender Sehwag announced his retirement earlier this day. His decision was not a big

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Review on Theatron's play Flooded

If you were one among those who didn't get to watch the play "flooded" performed by theatron because of upcoming assessments, lab models and projects trust me that curse (or probably regret) will haunt you for quite a while.  If two hours of your t

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2ND T20I

After the batting fest at Dharamsala,we head to the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for the second of the 3 T20 internationals, which also promises to be another run fest. Both teams, that have inexperienced bowlers at their disposal, just kept sweari

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Personal Insight from an accomplished Entrepreneur

Being the co-founder of Gold Mile Solutions, director of Dekoit technologies and Aamlaa technologies all at once, Mr Sivakumar Malli is a man with high affinity to multi-tasking and most importantly- a passionate entrepreneur.  Mr Sivakumar had also

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From GET to GM in an Automobile Company

Engineers are the set of people responsible for the dynamism in each and every aspect of the world. Right from making a pencil for writing to exploring the space and beyond, there is engineering involved in every moment of our existence. And rightful

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The NMAT exam

Many of you out there would be wondering what to do next in life and, proceeding as they are to the end of life's best phase, no one is more plagued by the question than students in their pre-final and final years. Some may choose to settle down with

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Zonal Champions do it Again

Yet again, the CEG football team has won the Zonal Football tournament, which consists of teams from  all colleges(university departments+affilated colleges) of Anna University. The matches are played on a  knockout basis and are played according

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Yet Again, Zonal Runner up!

On 25th August 2015, the zonal tournament for the girls basket ball team was held at Sri Muthukumaran institute of technology(SMIT). 5 teams namely Jeppiaar Institute of technology (JIT) Sri Venketeshwara college of engineering (SVCE) ,College of en

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‘STIMULATED’ BY THE CELL

At 9:30 am on a fine Monday morning, the KJ Auditorium of the SPIC Bioprocess Laboratory-Taramani Campus of Anna University was filled with voices of excited students and staff from the Center for Biotechnology (CBT). In the two hours that followed,

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Giving oneself to service

“Service is not a thing to be spoken about from outside, it’s an enlightening virtue of realizing the inner self by giving oneself towards it.” Leo Club of CEG is one such club with this motto in the mind, and this was evident from the Organ Donatio

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SRI LANKA 3RD TEST

Sanga, in his farewell speech, congratulated Angelo Mathews on having a good team and shouldered the responsibilities on the latter to take the team forward. Mathews, ironically is now in a recovery phase after the traumatizing 278-run defeat at t

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SEEE Inauguration

Commenced with the singing of Tamizh Thai Vazhthu the Society of Electrical & Electronics Engineers was inaugurated on Tuesday, 18th of August in the Alumni Association Hall. HOD, DEEE  Dr. P. Vanaja delivered the welcome address followed by the lig

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A-team fixtures: worth watching after all

When I got the news of a tri-series between India A, South Africa A, and Australia A to be held in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, almost 90% of us would have taken it lightly by saying,” this is after all a junior team game, who would even wit

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Champions Halted at Home

CHELSEA VS SWANSEA CITY REVIEW You never expect a team to start well, leave alone Chelsea, after having a winless pre-season. And it turned out to be the same for the neutrals, after failing to start their season with a home win against Swansea, in

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The Pledge

   The government declared a holiday, but this time unlike any other it was not rejoiced by the students as this was not a holiday for any festival or monsoon rain but it was a holiday declared for the demise of their inspiration, their role model

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Online Fees Payment

  Anna University Knowledge Data Centre provides the AU faculty and students with software and technology resources such as ADaMS – where faculty enter students’ marks and attendance, FIS – which is a database of the professional details of the fa

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Review: Indru Netru Naalai

Production : CV Kumar Cast : Vishnu Vishal, Mia George, Karunakaran, Jayaprakash and others. Story, Screenplay, Direction : Ravi Kumar BGM : Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi Rating : 3.5/5 While the audience are exposed to movies usually related to horror, here

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Whats Wrong With The Indian Cricket

Cricket – this one word unites the whole of India. There is hype throughout the nation whenever there is a cricket match involving the team. There are people who absent from their work, students who bunk classes, daily wagers who forget everything to

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Jurassic World - The dream comes true

“Place your bets before the movie starts – T Rex or Indominus Rex?” Released in Flat (35mm,not full screen size) projection in 3D, an attempt to hide the mistakes in graphics and to reduce the exorbitant cost proves alluring in terms of clarity. Re

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The Maggi Wars

    The campus is in a state of chaos. Students and faculty have come together to riot against the latest outrage. It’s the end of a long-drawn-out war between students and the staff. Broken hearts, tortured souls, skyrocketing stress levels and, a

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Anna University Sports Round Up 2014-15

Anna University boasts of being one of the premier institutes in the country when it comes to academics. But it also has a rich sporting culture. In the words of the Registrar, Prof.Dr.S.Ganesan, "Sports do not build character but they reveal it. To

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Pathuma Villain

என்னதான் நமக்கு நிறைய நண்பர்கள் இருந்தாலும், ஒரு 10-pointer நமக்கு நண்பனாக இருக்க வேண்டும் என்று உள்ளுக்குள் ஆசை இருக்கும்.  ஆனால், அதன் பின்விளைவுகளைப் பற்றியும் யோசிக்க வேண்டும்.  அவர்கள் செய்யும் அட்டகாசம் தாங்க முடியாது. அவர்களுடன் சேர்வதால் நாமு

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Football meant the world to him, and he meant the world to us…

Last week, Merseyside flocked to Anfield, home to Liverpool, one of the biggest premier league clubs to say their farewell to a person who filled their resigned hearts with that glimmer of hope every single time. The stadium erupted with chants for

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A LOT MORE THAN ‘JUST’ TRAVEL!

Let me break your bubble right at the beginning. I drive to college.  So, if you’re looking for stories involving large groups of people being affected by inertia, or think I’m contributing to pollution/global warming/not being economical, you prob

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS MUMBAI INDIANS

IPL playoffs, the most anticipated part of the event around the globe, and it gets underway today when Mumbai Indians lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Whenever these 2 teams meet-up, on paper, it looks like

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Whenever these 2 teams play, irrespective of whatever controversies that have surrounded them, CSK fans will never feel reprieved even when they beat the Rajasthan blues; the reason being the IPL Final in the inaugural edition where Shane Warne’s men

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IIM-A : What does it take ?

    The dream destination of B-school aspirants across the country, IIM-Ahmedabad is as tough to get into, as it is famous. Gulsar Ahamed, a 2014 CEG-passout from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, is currentl

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Psychologist - Your new best friend

The student counsellor of Anna University, Dr. Roopmala Mani M.D., is one of the best there is. She has been helping students overcome their day-to-day problems and has proven to be very good at it which is why she was shifted from her position in th

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Turning 42 this 24th

Shivaji park, a ground that taught basics to innumerable cricketers saw the advent of a boy wonder that day in 1985. It was only possible in a sporting city like Mumbai where a school kid can be the talk of the town. Aspiring pace bowler turned batsm

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We Won't Give It Back

                                My heart almost sank looking at the picture. While we were so taken back by Aussie's success over India, little did we notice or I would rather say "acknowledge" the victory of the Indian women's kaba

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The Mornings are Dull Once More

This morning, students walking into the college campus and heading to class knew something was odd. Although most had trouble putting a finger on it, for others it was down right obvious. The semester of symposiums was coming to an end and that meant

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From B.E. to Broadcasting ...

M. Priyadarshini, a Printing Technology Graduate [2010] from College of Engineering, Guindy is now a features reporter and anchor in Thanthi TV. As a speaker at CEGAM 2.0, she had a lot of things to share with us. Here are excerpts from the Interview

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CEG's Women's Badminton Team Wins Anna Fest

CEG's badminton team seem to be on a winning spree. In the recently concluded ‘Anna Fest’, the badminton tournament was held at Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 7th, 2015. Meenakshi (1st year M.Sc.Electronic Media 5 years) and Jahnavi

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Perks of Being a Hosteller

Deeya's Deductions # 1 Honestly, I would have loved to be a day scholar. Coming back home and relaxing with my feet up on the sofa, with the A.C. switched on. Hmm! What a life. But since life has pushed me through the hostel gates and I haven't regr

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4 players who will impact India vs Australia

This game is more like a final. The winner of this one will win the World Cup 90%, as these 2 teams are used to the conditions in Melbourne more than New Zealand, who have so far played all matches in New Zealand. So let us look at 4 players who ca

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Tagged

For centuries of having lived in a patriarchal society, we sometimes disregard or fail to see how ‘gender equality’ is at the crux of several social issues, acting as an instigator in affecting a larger scheme of humanitarian concerns. One such cruci

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AUPD 2.0 - The Clash of Verbal Titans

The debating extravaganza that was the AUPD 2.0 drew to an exciting finish in the Alumni Centre on the 23rd of March. Spanning four preliminary rounds over two days- March 21st and 22nd – the AUPD culminated with the semifinals and finals held on t

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An Interview with the Spartanz crew : Be passionate, be varied

"Every success was once a dream With no path to follow With just curiosity in their minds and  passion in their hearts". It was only a small crew when Ananth and Jagadeesh formed "The Enthusiasts" in 2007 which later tranformed into the "Red Spa

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India vs Bangladesh: Match preview

“We’ll play the quarterfinal with India and sent them back to India.”, “We can beat any big country now.”, “We want Australia and Bangladesh in the final”. In case you are being made to guess, these are some celebratory words uttered by Bangladesh

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Indian 'Fast' Bowling unit: Up close

Generally, going into any big match up, every big team has got a good fast bowler who can effortlessly clock 145 Kmph+, right from the Johnsons to the Steyns, the Lees and many more. But since the Indian cricket team’s inception, barring Javagal Sr

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MATCH PREVIEW: INDIA VS WEST INDIES

India and West Indies have shared many eye-catching moments in the past. Who can forget the memorable World Cup triumph at Lords on June 25, 1983? Or the game where West Indies took revenge against India after their earlier loss in the same edition

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England vs Sri Lanka: As it happened

SRI LANKA TROUNCE ENGLAND Centuries from Thirumanne and veteran Kumar Sangakkara have propelled Sri Lanka to their second win this edition, while England could only swear at Sri Lanka’s batting as they slumped to their 3rd loss in 4 games in this

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New Zealand vs Australia - Match Preview

When you sit down thinking of this clash between the biggies, you often wonder if this looks awkward, considering the fact that both hosts play each other in a group stage fixture, and this would certainly deprive Australia of their home advantage.

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A Japanese Adventure 2

Centre for International Affairs in association with the Department of English provides a one year Japanese course to UG and PG students of CEG/MIT/ACT/SAP. Classes are arranged thrice a week for two hours, with a routine assessment pattern ending

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India Vs South Africa: WC Preview

India’s next counterpart has started chanting the mantra what India did just a week ago. “MAUKA MAUKA” blah blah blah. In case if you still didn’t get it, India haven’t beaten South Africa in a world cup fixture. They came close in 2011, only for Rob

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Pizhai Ilaa 'Ezhuthupizhai'

The book-launch of ‘Ezhuthupizhai’, penned by our 2012 alumnus Mr. Mano Bharathi, started off on a Sunday evening (Feb 8) in front of a packed hall in the Alumni Centre. The programme started with a spell-binding Bharatnatyam performance by Ms. Res

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Techofes Dairies - The Starry Nights

                          As I approach SAAS office to talk to Sarang Thiagu, a final year Mechanical department student about the Pro-Shows team of Techofes, it feels like I’ve mistakenly walked into a corner of Wall Street. Busy crow

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K! - The Inside Story - K!arnival Team

              We are always looking for reason to celebrate. Kurukshetra is giving us one too many reasons. We met up with the Karnival team to get the latest scoop on the upcoming events! The organizers Lalitanjali Bondili and Hari Nattudur

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I : Vikram with a Vengeance

Shankar is the best commercial director of our country and Vikram is the best actor of his generation. So when the duo which produced the Evergreen Blockbuster “Anniyan” came together again, expectations were sky high. PLOT:- Lingesan (Vikram) is

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K! - The Inside Story - Tech Team

In the quest to find out how this year’s Kurukshetra is being conducted, we tracked down the Tech team k!ore members Jai Vasanth and Dharmesh, who had to be pulled away from their computers for a quick interview. Guindy Times: Tell us about the Te

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Top 20 - The Mozart of Madras

  On A.R.Rahman's birthday, we set out to write a comprehensive list of the genius’ top 20 songs. Little did we know the magnanimity of the task we had undertaken. When we set out to it, we shortlisted a little over 50 songs.  But the fact that we

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Dhoni’s Sudden Retirement gets Extreme Reactions

  A number of mourners were seen at an impromptu candle light vigil at Kotturpuram yesterday evening in honour of now former test Captain MS Dhoni. Tears were shed and many spoke of and remembered his greatest achievements on the field. “He was tr

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Quiz : See If You Have A Brain

The Guindy Times presents "See If You Have A Brain" - a weekly quiz to remind to test your wits.   SIYHAB - #1 1. _________ is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person's mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to de

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Being An IPS

                    Our life has always revolved around larger than life police officers, courtesy the stereotype South Indian and Bollywood movies, where protagonist cops have the power to set right anything, following Adidas’ motto, Imp

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About the University Library

        All those questions we had regarding the University Library? Here are the answers: Timings? Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m.-9.45 p.m. - That's right, it's open for this long. Sat-Sun 9.00 a.m.-4.45 p.m. And yes, it's open even on Sundays. Closed

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Kaaviya Thalaivan Review

Vasanthabalan, who has directed good and critically acclaimed movies like Veyil and Angadi Theru is back with his latest offering “Kaaviya Thalaivan”. With an impressive starcast which includes Prithiviraj, Siddarth, Vedhika, Nasser and music from th

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Technopreneurial Workshop - with Actress Rohini

On November 3rd, The Centre-for-Entrepreneurship Development, in association with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE), held a guest lecture on following your spirit, delivered by a person who has done just that - actress Rohini - right he

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HAPPY NEW YEAR : You either laugh with it or laugh at it.

  Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan, the Duo who gave us mega blockbusters like “Main Hoon Na” and “Om Shanti Om” are back to give us the most anticipated movie of the year “Happy New Year”. PLOT:- With a motive to avenge the humiliation faced by hi

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The Judge : Movie Review

Having nothing better to do on the Friday after two festive days of Diwali celebration, a few friends and I decided to go and watch 'The Judge'. We headed out to Sathyam to enjoy a good movie, before the pressures of college life caught up once again

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Book Review: Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi

It is widely held that great music can only be a derivative of great pain. That the reason we nod our heads and tap our feet with the greats like Cobain, Kiedis is because the pain is apparent in their voices. Nothing translates better to music than

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Placement Tales

There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to placements. Advice is like confetti, people always have something to say about what you should be doing. After all those life changing talks, you are confused not knowing what do when! No one knows yo

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Nineties Kid Would Agree On This

                           Our World is coming to an end. I know you guys aren’t going to agree with me on this. But this is the hard core truth. I’m not talking about the physical world, but the world we used to live in where kids used to stare a

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Campus Interns Recruitment - An Analysis

As the placement season is indeed upon us and everyone goes ga-ga about their placement packages and getting their dream jobs, another important task carried out by the CUIC (Center for University Industry Collaboration – also in charge of afore me

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Chennai Runners: A Bond that 'Runs' Across Four Decades

Meet Mr. Ram, Mr.  Kumaravel, Mr. Ashok, Mr. Mani and Mr. Gopinath. The average age of these five people is about 50. But don't let that fool you. Spending an hour with them made me feel like I was a lazy old man in my 90's. Passionate, enthusiastic,

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Campus Placements - August 2014

When you see 4th years/Masters students wearing neatly ironed formals on a daily basis, accompanied with polished shoes, smelling pleasant and looking fresh then you know it’s this time of the year – THE PLACEMENTS SEASON. You see Facebook status

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The Journey of a Champ - Lakshya Ragavendran

This 2nd year B.Arch student from SAP is not like any other. At 18, she’s already part of the National Team, and is the No.1 for Under-19 Women’s Squash in the Country and the No.3 in Asia. Having won several international tournaments like the DDA op

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And The Games Begin - Sampradha 2K14

With white fairy-lights draped over the trees and poles on the ground, the ACT quadrangle exuded a festive aura when its two blocks of blue chairs were completely filled by red-tagged first-years, 20 minutes into the inauguration, while the seniors

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YRC Inauguration 2014 -15

The morning of 6th September 2014 -  just another Saturday, turned out to be one of the most meaningful days in the life of many CEG freshers. Yes, it was the inauguration of YRC-Youth Red Cross. The Tag auditorium was filled to capacity with 1st y

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Balls of Fury

You may be thinking that bouncing a tiny white ball back and forth on table isn’t exactly rocket science. Well, how would you like it if I kept throwing things at your face at a speed of at least 50km/h within seconds of interval? Not a piece of ca

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Meeting up with CEG Motorsports

                        BAJA (Pronounced Ba-Ha) SAE is the annual inter collegiate competition for the design and fabrication of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), held by the Society of Automotive Engineers in India.  CEG has always been an

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CEG FC is back on field

                          Here comes one more trophy to add laurels to our college. The Football Club of CEG has once again proved its worth by winning the Zonal-II Football Cup which includes colleges in Chennai and Sriperumbudhur. The

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When Fleming decided to call on us

Stephen Fleming needs no introduction as he is none other than namma CSK Coach! In International Cricket, he led the Kiwis for over a decade, and was praised from the likes of Shane Warne as the "Best Captain in World Cricket.” More recently, he’s

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Basket Ball Zonals

                    On Friday the August 22nd, 6 teams including CEG assembled in SMIT (Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology) college for the inter college basketball tournament. A series of matches was held from around 10 in the morn

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A conversation with one of our own AU tennis coaches

  The tennis courts occupy a corner of our big campus. We boast of as many as four well-maintained clay courts and two hard courts, much more than most of the campuses in India can. Let’s find out more about these courts from Mr. Suresh Sonachalam

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How I became an Arsenal fan

One day back in 2005, my mom and I went to the Landmark book store. There, I saw this FIFA 05 video game CD-ROM. I begged and somehow convinced my mom to get me that, as I had been playing FIFA 98 on my neighbour’s comp, which had turned out to be

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TV Review: Brooklyn 99

                      Bunch of good looking detectives/Police running around, catching the bad guys? Nah! Been there, done that. A team of talented weirdoes having fun while occasionally making a fool of themselves and solving crimes? We

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Diary entry of a retired celebrity

    Day 1 Wake up late. No training, no practice, no work. I could get used to this. Anjali screams at Arjun “Don’t forget to take the lunch box to school again”. I open the papers to the headlines “Can Virat be the next Sachin?”. Fan column: “I

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My First Love: Volleyball!

Everyone has a passion, a thing that keeps them going every day. When I was just ten years old, I had started playing volleyball. My father was my first coach. He used to teach and play with me during every summer vacation. However, like all begi

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THE BATTLE FOR THE BRIDGE

On a warm sunny afternoon in London, thousands of fans had gathered at the warzone to witness an epic battle. A battle between ice and fire. The stage was Stamford bridge and the two behemoths involved were Chelsea and Manchester United. Thes

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The Manchester Derby

The sports section of most newspapers has been replete with vernacularisms such as “Messi” and “Ronaldo” in recent times. Other phrases, such as the “Manchester Derby”, “Mourinho” and “Guardiola” have also found their place. If it is the El Clasico f

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MS Dhoni - More Than Captain Cool

2007 SEPTEMBER Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the long haired young sensation from a small town in Ranchi, was given the opportunity to lead India in the inaugural World T20 in South Africa.  After a disastrous performance there, India wasn’t given much of a

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Six Great Books to Read These Holidays!

All of us have come across countless ‘30 books to read before you are 30’ lists, but we never come around to actually reading any of those books because let’s face it, there’s seemingly just so much time left until we become thirty. To deal with that

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SAPTHAM - A TRIBUTE TO M.S. SUBBULAKSHMI

“Who am I, a mere Prime Minister, before a Queen, a Queen of Music?” These are the words of our former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, about the ‘Nightingale of India’, M.S. Subbulakshmi. As a part of celebrating her 100th birth anniversary

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Pakistan in England-A brief summary

Pakistan travelled to the British Isles for a long tour of England. Pakistan are always an unpredictable side – they win when you don’t expect them to, and capitulate when you expect them to fight. So how did they fare when they played England? The

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Football - The Beautiful Game

July 29, 1986, Mexico City 114,600 people at the Estadio Azteca hold their breath. With 83 minutes on the clock, the score in the 1986 World Cup final is at 2-2. Both teams, Argentina and Germany push forward for the winner.  Jorge Burruchaga then

There comes a point in the middle of reading a book when its title makes sense. In ‘Pride and Prejudice’ written by Jane Austen, the undisputed Queen of rom-com, the reason the book is titled thus is evident immediately after the lead characters conv

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நூலக விரிவாக்க விழா

இனிமையாக அமைந்தது, மாதவத்தின் நூலக விரிவாக்க விழா. மாவிலைத் தோரணங்களும், அழகான கோலமும், சேலையில் பெண்களும், வேட்டியில் ஆண்களும், புத்தாண்டு கொண்டாட்டங்களும் அந்தச் சூழலை மிக அழகாய் மாற்றியிருந்தன. மன்ற அறைக்குள் நுழைந்தால், 1500 புத்தகங்களும், ‘நூலகம

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India vs Pakistan: As it happened

Though it was a weekend, the shopping malls, theatres and restaurants looked empty because it was the clash between the Asian cricketing giants India and Pakistan. The rain God made a short appearance and the game was reduced to 18 overs per side.

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கிறுக்கல்

உலகை மாற்றப் போகும் பொறியாளன் நீ! ரெளத்திரம் பழகிடு…தோழா! சரித்திரம் படைத்திடு…தோழா!   விழித்து கொண்டே கனவு காண். அதற்கு பெயர்தான் தன்னம்பிக்கை.   உன் சிறகுக்கு வானமே அடிமை, உன்னை நம்பினால் எவரெஸ்டும் எலிகுகையே!   தேர்வு தோல்விக்கு மன

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IGNITE - An Event For Innovative Students

  ‘Sparks of innovation in young minds’ was the slogan for Ignite ’16 and, just as the quote reads, young students bustling with energy were gathered outside the Henry Maudslay hall, CEG, on a bright Sunday morning. Ignite, a one day science fest fo

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k! 2016 PROJECTS|TECH

The ongoing buzz in CEG concerns the battle of brains. As Kurukshetra inches closer, we bring to you a look of the Project and Tech teams that have been working industriously for the upcoming international techno-management festival. Sriram, final ye

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A Ligue - Intra college Football event

A-ligue is an intra college football tournament of Anna University.Totally 5 teams are participating in this tournament. They are,  1. Faking Phantoms 2. Net Busters 3. Dribbling Demons  4. Juggling Giants  5. Soccer Hooligans This tournament

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நான் விரும்பும் விடுதி

ஆங்காங்கே கலைத்துப் போடப்பட்ட துணிகள்; மேசைகளில் சிதறிக் கிடக்கின்ற சில்லறைகள்; விடிய விடிய அணையாத விளக்குகள்; விடுதிக்கே உரிய தனித்துவமான குணநலன்கள் இவை. “காதலித்துப் பார்..இரவுகள் நீளும்..” என்று, என்றோ ஓர் கவிஞர் உரைத்தார். விடுதிக்கு வந்த பிற

The University of Westminster, London has been conducting an international competition in South Asia wherein 500 undergraduate architect students from 42 cities needed to choose a neglected, under-developed area in their neighborhood and revamp it to

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Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime

A team of students from Department of Media Sciences, Anna University conducted a cyber crime awareness programme for school students recently, named "Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime." The beneficiary students belonged to classes 9 to 12 and the event was

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CEG Startups #1 - Varnith, Simply Handcrafted.

This is a short write up on how Varnith was conceived, what it stands for and what it is today.    Firstly, a short introduction to myself. I am Varsha Vijayakumar, doing my MSc. Integrated in IT, final year. Since my childhood, I had always been i

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY and GOODBYE SEHWAG

On his day he can created wonders with bat. We all know about the love story he had with hitting the first ball for four. A big match player and a big run getter Virender Sehwag announced his retirement earlier this day. His decision was not a big

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Review on Theatron's play Flooded

If you were one among those who didn't get to watch the play "flooded" performed by theatron because of upcoming assessments, lab models and projects trust me that curse (or probably regret) will haunt you for quite a while.  If two hours of your t

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2ND T20I

After the batting fest at Dharamsala,we head to the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for the second of the 3 T20 internationals, which also promises to be another run fest. Both teams, that have inexperienced bowlers at their disposal, just kept sweari

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Personal Insight from an accomplished Entrepreneur

Being the co-founder of Gold Mile Solutions, director of Dekoit technologies and Aamlaa technologies all at once, Mr Sivakumar Malli is a man with high affinity to multi-tasking and most importantly- a passionate entrepreneur.  Mr Sivakumar had also

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From GET to GM in an Automobile Company

Engineers are the set of people responsible for the dynamism in each and every aspect of the world. Right from making a pencil for writing to exploring the space and beyond, there is engineering involved in every moment of our existence. And rightful

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The NMAT exam

Many of you out there would be wondering what to do next in life and, proceeding as they are to the end of life's best phase, no one is more plagued by the question than students in their pre-final and final years. Some may choose to settle down with

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Zonal Champions do it Again

Yet again, the CEG football team has won the Zonal Football tournament, which consists of teams from  all colleges(university departments+affilated colleges) of Anna University. The matches are played on a  knockout basis and are played according

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Yet Again, Zonal Runner up!

On 25th August 2015, the zonal tournament for the girls basket ball team was held at Sri Muthukumaran institute of technology(SMIT). 5 teams namely Jeppiaar Institute of technology (JIT) Sri Venketeshwara college of engineering (SVCE) ,College of en

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‘STIMULATED’ BY THE CELL

At 9:30 am on a fine Monday morning, the KJ Auditorium of the SPIC Bioprocess Laboratory-Taramani Campus of Anna University was filled with voices of excited students and staff from the Center for Biotechnology (CBT). In the two hours that followed,

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Giving oneself to service

“Service is not a thing to be spoken about from outside, it’s an enlightening virtue of realizing the inner self by giving oneself towards it.” Leo Club of CEG is one such club with this motto in the mind, and this was evident from the Organ Donatio

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SRI LANKA 3RD TEST

Sanga, in his farewell speech, congratulated Angelo Mathews on having a good team and shouldered the responsibilities on the latter to take the team forward. Mathews, ironically is now in a recovery phase after the traumatizing 278-run defeat at t

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SEEE Inauguration

Commenced with the singing of Tamizh Thai Vazhthu the Society of Electrical & Electronics Engineers was inaugurated on Tuesday, 18th of August in the Alumni Association Hall. HOD, DEEE  Dr. P. Vanaja delivered the welcome address followed by the lig

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A-team fixtures: worth watching after all

When I got the news of a tri-series between India A, South Africa A, and Australia A to be held in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, almost 90% of us would have taken it lightly by saying,” this is after all a junior team game, who would even wit

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Champions Halted at Home

CHELSEA VS SWANSEA CITY REVIEW You never expect a team to start well, leave alone Chelsea, after having a winless pre-season. And it turned out to be the same for the neutrals, after failing to start their season with a home win against Swansea, in

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The Pledge

   The government declared a holiday, but this time unlike any other it was not rejoiced by the students as this was not a holiday for any festival or monsoon rain but it was a holiday declared for the demise of their inspiration, their role model

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Online Fees Payment

  Anna University Knowledge Data Centre provides the AU faculty and students with software and technology resources such as ADaMS – where faculty enter students’ marks and attendance, FIS – which is a database of the professional details of the fa

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Review: Indru Netru Naalai

Production : CV Kumar Cast : Vishnu Vishal, Mia George, Karunakaran, Jayaprakash and others. Story, Screenplay, Direction : Ravi Kumar BGM : Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi Rating : 3.5/5 While the audience are exposed to movies usually related to horror, here

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Whats Wrong With The Indian Cricket

Cricket – this one word unites the whole of India. There is hype throughout the nation whenever there is a cricket match involving the team. There are people who absent from their work, students who bunk classes, daily wagers who forget everything to

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Jurassic World - The dream comes true

“Place your bets before the movie starts – T Rex or Indominus Rex?” Released in Flat (35mm,not full screen size) projection in 3D, an attempt to hide the mistakes in graphics and to reduce the exorbitant cost proves alluring in terms of clarity. Re

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The Maggi Wars

    The campus is in a state of chaos. Students and faculty have come together to riot against the latest outrage. It’s the end of a long-drawn-out war between students and the staff. Broken hearts, tortured souls, skyrocketing stress levels and, a

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Anna University Sports Round Up 2014-15

Anna University boasts of being one of the premier institutes in the country when it comes to academics. But it also has a rich sporting culture. In the words of the Registrar, Prof.Dr.S.Ganesan, "Sports do not build character but they reveal it. To

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Pathuma Villain

என்னதான் நமக்கு நிறைய நண்பர்கள் இருந்தாலும், ஒரு 10-pointer நமக்கு நண்பனாக இருக்க வேண்டும் என்று உள்ளுக்குள் ஆசை இருக்கும்.  ஆனால், அதன் பின்விளைவுகளைப் பற்றியும் யோசிக்க வேண்டும்.  அவர்கள் செய்யும் அட்டகாசம் தாங்க முடியாது. அவர்களுடன் சேர்வதால் நாமு

Last week, Merseyside flocked to Anfield, home to Liverpool, one of the biggest premier league clubs to say their farewell to a person who filled their resigned hearts with that glimmer of hope every single time. The stadium erupted with chants for

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A LOT MORE THAN ‘JUST’ TRAVEL!

Let me break your bubble right at the beginning. I drive to college.  So, if you’re looking for stories involving large groups of people being affected by inertia, or think I’m contributing to pollution/global warming/not being economical, you prob

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS MUMBAI INDIANS

IPL playoffs, the most anticipated part of the event around the globe, and it gets underway today when Mumbai Indians lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Whenever these 2 teams meet-up, on paper, it looks like

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Whenever these 2 teams play, irrespective of whatever controversies that have surrounded them, CSK fans will never feel reprieved even when they beat the Rajasthan blues; the reason being the IPL Final in the inaugural edition where Shane Warne’s men

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IIM-A : What does it take ?

    The dream destination of B-school aspirants across the country, IIM-Ahmedabad is as tough to get into, as it is famous. Gulsar Ahamed, a 2014 CEG-passout from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, is currentl

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Psychologist - Your new best friend

The student counsellor of Anna University, Dr. Roopmala Mani M.D., is one of the best there is. She has been helping students overcome their day-to-day problems and has proven to be very good at it which is why she was shifted from her position in th

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Turning 42 this 24th

Shivaji park, a ground that taught basics to innumerable cricketers saw the advent of a boy wonder that day in 1985. It was only possible in a sporting city like Mumbai where a school kid can be the talk of the town. Aspiring pace bowler turned batsm

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We Won't Give It Back

                                My heart almost sank looking at the picture. While we were so taken back by Aussie's success over India, little did we notice or I would rather say "acknowledge" the victory of the Indian women's kaba

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The Mornings are Dull Once More

This morning, students walking into the college campus and heading to class knew something was odd. Although most had trouble putting a finger on it, for others it was down right obvious. The semester of symposiums was coming to an end and that meant

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From B.E. to Broadcasting ...

M. Priyadarshini, a Printing Technology Graduate [2010] from College of Engineering, Guindy is now a features reporter and anchor in Thanthi TV. As a speaker at CEGAM 2.0, she had a lot of things to share with us. Here are excerpts from the Interview

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CEG's Women's Badminton Team Wins Anna Fest

CEG's badminton team seem to be on a winning spree. In the recently concluded ‘Anna Fest’, the badminton tournament was held at Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 7th, 2015. Meenakshi (1st year M.Sc.Electronic Media 5 years) and Jahnavi

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Perks of Being a Hosteller

Deeya's Deductions # 1 Honestly, I would have loved to be a day scholar. Coming back home and relaxing with my feet up on the sofa, with the A.C. switched on. Hmm! What a life. But since life has pushed me through the hostel gates and I haven't regr

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4 players who will impact India vs Australia

This game is more like a final. The winner of this one will win the World Cup 90%, as these 2 teams are used to the conditions in Melbourne more than New Zealand, who have so far played all matches in New Zealand. So let us look at 4 players who ca

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Tagged

For centuries of having lived in a patriarchal society, we sometimes disregard or fail to see how ‘gender equality’ is at the crux of several social issues, acting as an instigator in affecting a larger scheme of humanitarian concerns. One such cruci

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AUPD 2.0 - The Clash of Verbal Titans

The debating extravaganza that was the AUPD 2.0 drew to an exciting finish in the Alumni Centre on the 23rd of March. Spanning four preliminary rounds over two days- March 21st and 22nd – the AUPD culminated with the semifinals and finals held on t

"Every success was once a dream With no path to follow With just curiosity in their minds and  passion in their hearts". It was only a small crew when Ananth and Jagadeesh formed "The Enthusiasts" in 2007 which later tranformed into the "Red Spa

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India vs Bangladesh: Match preview

“We’ll play the quarterfinal with India and sent them back to India.”, “We can beat any big country now.”, “We want Australia and Bangladesh in the final”. In case you are being made to guess, these are some celebratory words uttered by Bangladesh

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Indian 'Fast' Bowling unit: Up close

Generally, going into any big match up, every big team has got a good fast bowler who can effortlessly clock 145 Kmph+, right from the Johnsons to the Steyns, the Lees and many more. But since the Indian cricket team’s inception, barring Javagal Sr

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MATCH PREVIEW: INDIA VS WEST INDIES

India and West Indies have shared many eye-catching moments in the past. Who can forget the memorable World Cup triumph at Lords on June 25, 1983? Or the game where West Indies took revenge against India after their earlier loss in the same edition

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England vs Sri Lanka: As it happened

SRI LANKA TROUNCE ENGLAND Centuries from Thirumanne and veteran Kumar Sangakkara have propelled Sri Lanka to their second win this edition, while England could only swear at Sri Lanka’s batting as they slumped to their 3rd loss in 4 games in this

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New Zealand vs Australia - Match Preview

When you sit down thinking of this clash between the biggies, you often wonder if this looks awkward, considering the fact that both hosts play each other in a group stage fixture, and this would certainly deprive Australia of their home advantage.

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A Japanese Adventure 2

Centre for International Affairs in association with the Department of English provides a one year Japanese course to UG and PG students of CEG/MIT/ACT/SAP. Classes are arranged thrice a week for two hours, with a routine assessment pattern ending

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India Vs South Africa: WC Preview

India’s next counterpart has started chanting the mantra what India did just a week ago. “MAUKA MAUKA” blah blah blah. In case if you still didn’t get it, India haven’t beaten South Africa in a world cup fixture. They came close in 2011, only for Rob

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Pizhai Ilaa 'Ezhuthupizhai'

The book-launch of ‘Ezhuthupizhai’, penned by our 2012 alumnus Mr. Mano Bharathi, started off on a Sunday evening (Feb 8) in front of a packed hall in the Alumni Centre. The programme started with a spell-binding Bharatnatyam performance by Ms. Res

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Techofes Dairies - The Starry Nights

                          As I approach SAAS office to talk to Sarang Thiagu, a final year Mechanical department student about the Pro-Shows team of Techofes, it feels like I’ve mistakenly walked into a corner of Wall Street. Busy crow

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K! - The Inside Story - K!arnival Team

              We are always looking for reason to celebrate. Kurukshetra is giving us one too many reasons. We met up with the Karnival team to get the latest scoop on the upcoming events! The organizers Lalitanjali Bondili and Hari Nattudur

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I : Vikram with a Vengeance

Shankar is the best commercial director of our country and Vikram is the best actor of his generation. So when the duo which produced the Evergreen Blockbuster “Anniyan” came together again, expectations were sky high. PLOT:- Lingesan (Vikram) is

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K! - The Inside Story - Tech Team

In the quest to find out how this year’s Kurukshetra is being conducted, we tracked down the Tech team k!ore members Jai Vasanth and Dharmesh, who had to be pulled away from their computers for a quick interview. Guindy Times: Tell us about the Te

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Top 20 - The Mozart of Madras

  On A.R.Rahman's birthday, we set out to write a comprehensive list of the genius’ top 20 songs. Little did we know the magnanimity of the task we had undertaken. When we set out to it, we shortlisted a little over 50 songs.  But the fact that we

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Dhoni’s Sudden Retirement gets Extreme Reactions

  A number of mourners were seen at an impromptu candle light vigil at Kotturpuram yesterday evening in honour of now former test Captain MS Dhoni. Tears were shed and many spoke of and remembered his greatest achievements on the field. “He was tr

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Quiz : See If You Have A Brain

The Guindy Times presents "See If You Have A Brain" - a weekly quiz to remind to test your wits.   SIYHAB - #1 1. _________ is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person's mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to de

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Being An IPS

                    Our life has always revolved around larger than life police officers, courtesy the stereotype South Indian and Bollywood movies, where protagonist cops have the power to set right anything, following Adidas’ motto, Imp

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About the University Library

        All those questions we had regarding the University Library? Here are the answers: Timings? Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m.-9.45 p.m. - That's right, it's open for this long. Sat-Sun 9.00 a.m.-4.45 p.m. And yes, it's open even on Sundays. Closed

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Kaaviya Thalaivan Review

Vasanthabalan, who has directed good and critically acclaimed movies like Veyil and Angadi Theru is back with his latest offering “Kaaviya Thalaivan”. With an impressive starcast which includes Prithiviraj, Siddarth, Vedhika, Nasser and music from th

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Technopreneurial Workshop - with Actress Rohini

On November 3rd, The Centre-for-Entrepreneurship Development, in association with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE), held a guest lecture on following your spirit, delivered by a person who has done just that - actress Rohini - right he

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HAPPY NEW YEAR : You either laugh with it or laugh at it.

  Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan, the Duo who gave us mega blockbusters like “Main Hoon Na” and “Om Shanti Om” are back to give us the most anticipated movie of the year “Happy New Year”. PLOT:- With a motive to avenge the humiliation faced by hi

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The Judge : Movie Review

Having nothing better to do on the Friday after two festive days of Diwali celebration, a few friends and I decided to go and watch 'The Judge'. We headed out to Sathyam to enjoy a good movie, before the pressures of college life caught up once again

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Book Review: Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi

It is widely held that great music can only be a derivative of great pain. That the reason we nod our heads and tap our feet with the greats like Cobain, Kiedis is because the pain is apparent in their voices. Nothing translates better to music than

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Placement Tales

There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to placements. Advice is like confetti, people always have something to say about what you should be doing. After all those life changing talks, you are confused not knowing what do when! No one knows yo

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Nineties Kid Would Agree On This

                           Our World is coming to an end. I know you guys aren’t going to agree with me on this. But this is the hard core truth. I’m not talking about the physical world, but the world we used to live in where kids used to stare a

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Campus Interns Recruitment - An Analysis

As the placement season is indeed upon us and everyone goes ga-ga about their placement packages and getting their dream jobs, another important task carried out by the CUIC (Center for University Industry Collaboration – also in charge of afore me

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Chennai Runners: A Bond that 'Runs' Across Four Decades

Meet Mr. Ram, Mr.  Kumaravel, Mr. Ashok, Mr. Mani and Mr. Gopinath. The average age of these five people is about 50. But don't let that fool you. Spending an hour with them made me feel like I was a lazy old man in my 90's. Passionate, enthusiastic,

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Campus Placements - August 2014

When you see 4th years/Masters students wearing neatly ironed formals on a daily basis, accompanied with polished shoes, smelling pleasant and looking fresh then you know it’s this time of the year – THE PLACEMENTS SEASON. You see Facebook status

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The Journey of a Champ - Lakshya Ragavendran

This 2nd year B.Arch student from SAP is not like any other. At 18, she’s already part of the National Team, and is the No.1 for Under-19 Women’s Squash in the Country and the No.3 in Asia. Having won several international tournaments like the DDA op

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And The Games Begin - Sampradha 2K14

With white fairy-lights draped over the trees and poles on the ground, the ACT quadrangle exuded a festive aura when its two blocks of blue chairs were completely filled by red-tagged first-years, 20 minutes into the inauguration, while the seniors

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YRC Inauguration 2014 -15

The morning of 6th September 2014 -  just another Saturday, turned out to be one of the most meaningful days in the life of many CEG freshers. Yes, it was the inauguration of YRC-Youth Red Cross. The Tag auditorium was filled to capacity with 1st y

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Balls of Fury

You may be thinking that bouncing a tiny white ball back and forth on table isn’t exactly rocket science. Well, how would you like it if I kept throwing things at your face at a speed of at least 50km/h within seconds of interval? Not a piece of ca

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Meeting up with CEG Motorsports

                        BAJA (Pronounced Ba-Ha) SAE is the annual inter collegiate competition for the design and fabrication of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), held by the Society of Automotive Engineers in India.  CEG has always been an

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When a game of Fritz leads to a gold medal - Interview with Bhuvaneshwari Raja

Bhuvaneshwari Raja, currently a third year B.E Computer Science student at Anna University, is a rising name in the field of chess. She has represented India and won a gold medal in higher category chess [under 20] at the Commonwealth Chess Champio

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CEG FC is back on field

                          Here comes one more trophy to add laurels to our college. The Football Club of CEG has once again proved its worth by winning the Zonal-II Football Cup which includes colleges in Chennai and Sriperumbudhur. The

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When Fleming decided to call on us

Stephen Fleming needs no introduction as he is none other than namma CSK Coach! In International Cricket, he led the Kiwis for over a decade, and was praised from the likes of Shane Warne as the "Best Captain in World Cricket.” More recently, he’s

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Basket Ball Zonals

                    On Friday the August 22nd, 6 teams including CEG assembled in SMIT (Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology) college for the inter college basketball tournament. A series of matches was held from around 10 in the morn

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A conversation with one of our own AU tennis coaches

  The tennis courts occupy a corner of our big campus. We boast of as many as four well-maintained clay courts and two hard courts, much more than most of the campuses in India can. Let’s find out more about these courts from Mr. Suresh Sonachalam

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How I became an Arsenal fan

One day back in 2005, my mom and I went to the Landmark book store. There, I saw this FIFA 05 video game CD-ROM. I begged and somehow convinced my mom to get me that, as I had been playing FIFA 98 on my neighbour’s comp, which had turned out to be

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TV Review: Brooklyn 99

                      Bunch of good looking detectives/Police running around, catching the bad guys? Nah! Been there, done that. A team of talented weirdoes having fun while occasionally making a fool of themselves and solving crimes? We

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Diary entry of a retired celebrity

    Day 1 Wake up late. No training, no practice, no work. I could get used to this. Anjali screams at Arjun “Don’t forget to take the lunch box to school again”. I open the papers to the headlines “Can Virat be the next Sachin?”. Fan column: “I