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Vox Populi Vox Insti

Vox Populi Vox Insti

By The Fifth Estate
Vox Populi Vox Insti is the official podcast of The Fifth Estate, IIT Madras. Find out more at t5epod.in/about .
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Offbeat #2: Sreenath Srikrishnan
In this episode, as a part of our Offbeat series, we speak to Sreenath Srikrishnan, an alumnus of the 2020 batch from the Department of Biotechnology. We speak to him about his time in insti, and his experience founding IBLoT, a non profit to improve the Biotech space in India and bring together like minded people. Contact us with feedback, or inform us of potential guests, at t5e.iitm@gmail.com
26:25
March 4, 2021
Offbeat #1: Zarin Shihab
In the first episode after our winter hiatus, we kickstart a new series entitled "Offbeat" where we speak to people across the institute who have tried out unconventional things during their time in institute and beyond. For this first episode in the series, we speak to Zarin Shihab, a alumna of the HS department and a professional actor. We speak to her about her career in the film industry, how insti shaped her experience, and some fun stories from her time here. We hope you enjoy the conversation, and we'd like to thank her for coming on! If you know someone who'd be a perfect fit for future episode, do get in touch with us at t5e.iitm@gmail.com
36:30
February 12, 2021
What not to do in insti
In this special episode, the T5E Podcast team welcomes IITM's new batch of 2020, and tells them what they should not do when IITM reopens. One of the important "not-to-do's" is to not take anything your seniors say very seriously. Tune into listen as a bunch of seniors reminisce about their time in the institute, and for an additional segment of light bulb jokes.  The T5E's Freshie Toolkit can be found at https://www.t5eiitm.org/freshie-toolkit-2020/ Feedback can be sent at https://t5epod.in/feedback, or to t5e.iitm@gmail.com
22:17
December 1, 2020
Assignment Overdue!!!
In this episode, we talk about how the modified evaluation methods of the semester have been impacting student's lives.  Finally, we speak with Prof. Jithin John Varghese, a faculty of the Chemical Engineering Department, and speak to him about how he has had to change how courses work this semester.
24:35
November 10, 2020
V for Virtual, part III
In the concluding part of V for Virtual, we first breakdown the mildly interesting news for the week and bid farewell to the graduating batch of 2020, who have now received, or are going to receive their degrees in the mail. We give them tips to follow the institute guidelines for shooting the graduation video. Find our very own sample at https://t5epod.in/convo2020 Finally, we speak with Ayush, the E Cell head, and Breasha, the institute sports secretary, about their vertical's respective ideas for the coming semester. This concludes this series, and we will be back again in a fortnight with a brand new episode. Interviews have been edited for clarity and brevity. Views expressed are those of the interviewees. Intro and Outro music from https://audionautix.com Swoosh Sound Effect from http://soundbible.com
22:54
October 18, 2020
V for Virtual, part II
In the second part of our series ‘V for Virtual’, where we explore how spaces in insti are adapting to virtual mode, we are joined by Tejas, the CFI head, and Mukund, the Co-Curricular Affairs Secretary, and we talk about how CFI and Shaastra are adapting and their plans for the academic year. Timestamps: 1:42 - Tejas' Interview 17:00 - Mukund's Interview Interviews have been edited for clarity and brevity. Views expressed are those of the interviewees.  Intro and Outro music from https://audionautix.com Swoosh Sound Effect from http://soundbible.com
30:30
October 4, 2020
V for Virtual, part I
In this episode, we introduce a new segment titled "Composite Time News", where we give a rundown of the interesting news of the week. For our main story, we talk about how spaces in the institute are going virtual for the coming semester, and how they are adapting. First, we speak to Vishnu Sanketh, Cultural Affairs Secretary (Literary Affairs), IIT Madras (2020-21) about the plans that the Saarang team has for the year. Next, we speak to Unnikrishnan, Events Core (2020-21) of Sangam,  on how cultural clubs are adapting to this situation, and their plans to engage interested students. This is the first in a series where we explore how insti space are adapting to the virtual mode. Part 2 will be out next week! Thanks for listening, do subscribe to us on the platform of your choice! Music from https://audionautix.com  Sound effects (Swoosh and Phone Ring) from http://soundbible.com Timestamps: 00:35-04:16 - Composite Time News. 04:30-06:25 - Virtual Spaces at IITM. 06:35-15:57 - Vishnu Sanketh talks about Saarang 2021. 16:12-27:03: - Unni talks about the plans of Sangam 2020-21. DISCLAIMER: The segment at the start of the episode entitled "Composite Time News" is intended to be humorous, and is not a reflection of real news. The T5E respects the diversity of people and ideas on campus and does not intend to offend any person and/or idea. Batteries are not included. 
27:29
September 20, 2020
In Her Shoes, part II
In this Part II of the bonus episode of Vox Populi Vox Insti, we have six amazing graduating women talking about their time in insti. In Part II (of II) of their highly engrossing conversation, Kowshika, Naomi, Niharika, Nikhita, Pravallika, and Ramya talk about expectations, gender roles and binaries, freshie experiences, solutions, and much more!  DISCLAIMER: The thoughts, opinions, and experiences mentioned in the podcast are personal to the individual(s) and should not be construed to be representative for the entire institute. We acknowledge and respect the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and views that exist within the campus.
01:06:18
August 23, 2020
In Her Shoes, part I
In this bonus episode of Vox Populi Vox Insti, we have six amazing graduating women talking about their time in insti. In Part I (of II) of their highly engrossing conversation, Kowshika, Naomi, Niharika, Nikhita, Pravallika, and Ramya talk about careers, being a ‘Woman in STEM’, diversity quotas, PoRs, hostel wings, and much more! 'Swoosh' sound effect from http://soundbible.com and music from https://audionautix.com DISCLAIMER: The thoughts, opinions, and experiences mentioned in the podcast are personal to the individual(s) and should not be construed to be representative for the entire institute. Here at the T5E, we acknowledge and respect the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and views that exist within the campus. Timestamps: 00:00 - In Her Shoes; Introductions. 04:30 - Career prospects 04:55 - Niharika on discovering the phrase ‘Women in STEM’ 08:45 - Nikhita on iGEM, and foreign conferences 1030 - Niharika on the same topic 11:40 - Nikhita on foreign internships 12:33 - Niharika on her experiences with foreign internships 15:44 - Ramya on the Women in STEM tag 18:57 - Corporate Diversity Quota in Internships and Placements 19:12 - Pravallika on how women’s efforts are trivialised 21:23 - Ramya on her placement experience, and ingrained sexism 25:08 - Niharika on her experience as a placement core 28:40 - Nikhita on insti mentors, male and female 29:59 - Niharika on peer groups 32:35 - More on peer groups 32:40 - Ramya’s experiences with her batchmates 35:30 - Naomi on friendships in her department 37:12 - Kowshika on friendships and bonding through sports 38:48 - Niharika on academics and wing sizes 40:55 - Ramya on cross HS-techie wings 41:34 - Kowshika on moving from shared to single rooms 42:19 - Niharika on wing sizes and why a wing stays together 43:44 - PoRs: Does having more women in the team, especially in leadership roles make a difference? 44:15 - Naomi on her experiences as SocSec and in Music club 48:44 - Kowshika on leading girls and putting together a team 50:18 - Ramya on her experiences in Evolve 54:48 - Pravallika on women in leadership roles 58:53 - Co-working spaces and their importance 59:16 - Pravallika on her campaigning experience 1:02:41 - Niharika on co-working spaces and her experience in the placement team 1:05:41 - Kowshika on availability of space in sports
01:07:58
August 22, 2020
The Semester that isn't
In this episode, Sai Guha and Saksham talk about the new semester, and the new normal that's going to be with us for a while. Later on, a special guest joins us for an interview to talk about her time in insti, her final semester, and more. Music from http://audionautix.com. Disclaimer: This episode was recorded on 22nd July, and is based on the information available upto then. Check out the website https://t5epod.in
36:06
August 8, 2020
Social Life in Insti
Thanks for choosing to listen to the very first episode of our podcast. In this episode, we talk about social life at IITM.  Find out more at t5epod.in/social_life Music and sound effects from http://soundbible.com and https://audionautix.com. Thanks for listening.
31:15
June 26, 2020
Teaser Trailer: Vox Populi Vox Insti
Introducing the T5E Podcast,” Vox Populi Vox Insti”. Coming June 2020. Find out more at https://t5epod.in/teaser Sound effects and music taken from soundbible.com and http://audionautix.com
01:40
June 19, 2020