Travelling today has a lot of strings and if you are travelling with family, most of our time is spent in gathering people, ensuring everyone is comfortable and making sure all their needs are met. Additionally, safety of baggage takes top priority and in case, it is a longer trip, baggage grows more in number. Travel times is about one or the other keeping awake to ensure baggage stays with us. Additional care points when taking along elderly people lies in ensuring all their accessories such as spectacles, mobile, medicines go along with them wherever they go. This is not the issue with large groups alone, even when we are travelling alone or being a frequent traveler in a touring group, we carry a lot of our gadgets such as camera, tripod, mobile, lens, laptops, cards, external HDD and so many to make travel blogging or purpose tours fully covered to have an impact on our audience.
Here’s a good thing going to waste. Although it’s been three years since young K.B. Joy set up an eco friendly waste treatment plant that the Kodungallur municipality (Kerala) has no complains about, no other local body seems interested in installing it. “They were perhaps sceptical because I told them it would be free of cost. All I want is the bio-manure produced by the plant which I sell to farmers and earn enough for its maintenance,” he says.
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.