a Super hit
The achievements of
Super 30, a free coaching institute in Patna for underprivileged IIT
aspirants, put even success into the shade. Floated five years ago, this
initiative of two crusaders — maths wizard Anand Kumar and police
official Abhayanand — has been coming up trumps in making needy
students crack the prestigious exam. Ambarish
Datta on the model institute and its champions, who’ve taken it
upon themselves to do their bit for society
a time when reservation in
premier institutions of the country is considered as the only available
option for the upward mobility of the socially backward, the Super 30
experiment stands out as an exception.
theirs: 28 students of Super 30 cleared the IIT entrance exam this year.
Photo by Sonu Kishan
30 will stay
Bowing to public pressure and
wanting to do their best for Bihar, Anand and Abhayanand have reversed
their recent decision to shut down Super 30. Stung by the unseemly
controversy arising out of their students being ‘poached’ by a rival
coaching centre, the Super 30 founders had announced that they would
close the institute. But now they have promised to be back, says Ajay
year the celebrations at the bumper IIT exam results in the institute
founded by mathematician Anand Kumar and IPS officer Abhayanand was
shortlived as the very next day the duo announced the shelving of the
prestigious Super 30 progamme which sent 121 students to IIT from a lot
of 150 poor but meritorious students in the last five years.
the right gym
You may be spoilt for choice with upmarket health clubs, swank
spas, neighbourhood gyms and home-fitness gadgets but it’s
important to find a gym that meets your requirements, says Varuni
health becoming a top
priority and personal fitness a long-term investment, more and
more people are clamouring to find a gym that suits their style.
Look for a hygienic gym with a professional trainer.
— Photo by Vicky Gharu
activists in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, with no previous
exposure to radio production, have successfully turned producers,
reports Sujata Raghavan
as a medium for
communication has found new enthusiasts amongst a group of 12
social activists in Kanker district in south Chhattisgarh. Drawn
from areas of Charama, Amabeda and Kanker blocks, what was
striking was that this group had no previous background in radio
production or broadcast.
A tribal group in Kanker, Chhattisgarh, practises for the recording of radio programmes which are broadcast from AIR, Jagdalpur