In these surreal times, the archives team dug out two small events of our past, that showed disturbances to normal life, both induced by wars and blackouts.
Closure of a faculty-run restaurant called 'Ajanta' in 1965 due to Indo-Pak War related Blackouts Prof. K V Ramanathan told us about this interesting story and wrote about this in his personal memoirs, which he donated to the IIMA Archives. A two-page extract of this is the document of the month.
Campus life during 1971 Indo-Pak War Ms. Snehalata Mote told us about this interesting incident on campus life as part of the IIMA Oral History project. In her words, "Sometimes, during the war, they used to have blackouts. So those were very horrifying days. That was the 1971 war, I think...When the sirens used to blow, I still remember, I used to go under the steps of that storeroom and sit there along with my daughters; till the sirens stopped. We also had to cover the windows and all with paper, that was quite terrifying; as I was all alone in the house."
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