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CONTENTS

TEAM
Chief Faculty Advisor
Dr. R. Krishnamurthy

Faculty Advisor
Dr. B.R. Gurjar

1

Fourth Wave

Chairman
Aditya Gokhale

Editor-in-Chief
Nisha Chandramoorthy

2

Editorial: Fear for Thought

3

Techila: Digital Creativity

3

Pheking News

Executive Editors
Dhanush Hangal
Meet Mukesh

Chief Finance
Coordinator
Lavika Aggarwal

Editorial Board
Chandana Rajanna
Mohina Gidwani
Alankrita Gautam
Jyotika Khatri
Mannat Gupta
Nipun Sawhney
Shashank Mehta
Sidharth Sadani
Abhijeet Gaur
Akshay Bhagwat
Anubhav Bindlish
Arushi Bagga
Diksha Maheshwari

Finance Cell
Aalok Shanbag
Arushi Mishra
Kapil Suyal

Chief News Coordinator
Mrigaunk Pillai
News Bureau
Sneha Nagarajan
Vineet Dalal
Abhishek Majumdar
Ayush Agrawal
Harsha Kumar
Nidhi Dabbas
Rishika Sinha
Adil Ahmed
Samiksha Sarvani
Shivendu Raj
Chief Web Coordinator
Sukun Tarachandani
Web Coordinators
Ashwini Khare
Shaumik Daityari
Saaketh Desai
Siva Samhit V
Sunil Nair
Abhisekh Kandoi
Ciby Chakravarthy
Smriti Vashisth

Sarita Nandwani
Anisha Grover
Apoorv Pathak
Kuber Dutt Sharma
Mohini Agarwal
Raghav Nuwal
Abhinav Singhal
Aditya Ganeshan
Ankita Shukla
Disha Pandey
Ravish Kalra
Shubham Gupta

Designer-in-Chief
Manik Bansal

Chronosynclastic Infundibulum

4

The need for minors

4

Guest Article by Ali Yawar, III year, Mech

5

Big Story: Fachas, Peers & Baaps
WONA decodes senior-junior relations on campus

7

Cartoon Strip

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Cover Story: Mens et Manus at IITR
B-Plan is the new Plan-B

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Design Team
Mohit Bakshi
Namisha Gupta
Shweta Chahar
Stephy Thomas
Apoorva Mudgal
Arun Chetty
Muskaan Rajoria
Ria Aggarwal
Shivam Mangla
Akanksha Patel
Deepali Jain
Rishabh
Tathagata Sengupta

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www.wona.co.in/blog

WE HAVE ISSUES

Verbatim
In Conversation with Shobhit Singh

Guest Designer
Abhinand Gopal

contribute to our blog

News Note

Watch Out Redressal Cell
Gangs of Saharanpur

Big Story: A Country For Old Men
Roorkee through the eyes of emeritus profs

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Almost Famous: Abhishek Pandey

18

Inter IIT Points Table

19

Placement Stats

Watch Out News Agency

Jan-Feb Issue

E ditor’s Column

Fourth Wave

A

mong what you overhear as an aloof bystander relishing a hot masala vadai during a Kutcheri break, is well-moneyed grannies discussing not just swanky,new silk saries but also the exploits of their progeny who have contributed to fulfilling or enjoyed the benefits of the American Dream, inspite of strict immigration policies . And talented grandchildren who never fail to impress with their heavily accented carnatic-music-singing during weekend skype calls, but I wander.

That Siligon Valley is a household name, back where I come from, shouldn’t beggar belief. Indians have been famously successful in those picturesque regions of California, just as much as all across the eastern states in the US. Forbes reports that Indians lead all immigrant groups in the number of companies founded in many industries: biosciences (35%), software (33%) and environmental (39%) to name a few.

IITians have been straggling around the innovation arena but consistently whisked away by the corporate sector, only to be grounded there forever. For long, we have been saying “Why, Vinod Khosla was an IITian!” and fleeing the place before we are asked names of other IITian startup founders. So, technically, the mission of the IITs hasn't been what the mission statements suggest. To hear corporate kingpins themselves say it, Moore’s law is to slow down and innovations in renewable energy are in order. Suddenly, everyone seems drawn into the entrepreneurial blackhole. Their 4-5 years here , a sensible few among the R populace often take to mulling over good ideas born out of dire necessities. I am talking about those who brought DC to the campus or installed solar light bulbs in the nearby villages. After...
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