Living in the heart of Chennai, it has taken this long for me to write a post on Rains that ravaged us and the beautiful emergence of Chennai for Chennai. It has been a turbulent and difficult time and writing about it brings in a bit of wetness at the corner of my eyes. I can attribute it most to the never before seen beautiful hearts who braved the floods to help those in need. Not that they were safe but still extending the hand to catch those in much deeper waters than them and in the process we lost few brave hearts too, irreparable loss to the community on the whole.
You do not have to be a engineer or a robotics geek to help out would be engineers, we learnt from this report in The Hindu on 1st October 2011. All it needs is interest and fascination, proves Kumaresan, an auto driver at IIT and Venkatesh, a mechanic.
For 34-year old Kumaresan, an auto driver at IIT – Madras, a fascination with engineering and robotics has only been reinforced over the years as he sees young minds at work. It does not stop with naming his newborn son ‘Enthiran’ for he wants him to study here too.
Equally fascinating is the story of Venkatesh, a much sought- after man today on the campus. A mechanic, Venkatesh dismantles old, discarded machines and takes off the rust out of them, all to help students to use them as scrap and come out with working models.