Saturday, June 6, 2009

All Good Things Must Come to a Start

The Fourth Estate is defined in a dictionary as 'The press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographers'. As IIT Madras' official magazine, we are all this and more.

'Yonder sits the Fourth Estate, and they are more important than them all.'"

Thus spake Edmund Burke after all the guillotining and the bathing in blood that made up the better part of La Révolution française. Linguists opine that this was the moment when the phrase was coined.

We had it way easier than the French. Moreover, The Fourth Estate that we represent comprises a bunch of mild-mannered doe-like sweet-souled beings who wouldn't dream of hurting a fly, unless of course the fly started it. Similar treatment would be meted out if the fly in question decided to interfere with our tireless striving towards bringing you the best of Insti's literary talents.

The Fifth Estate, the online segment of The Fourth Estate, brings to you the latest on-campus buzz and a forum to voice your opinions on everything from Shaastra to Sharavathi.

Do join the Facebook group and also become a fan of TFE.

You can send in articles, poems, short stories, cartoons, photographs, money, etc. to the editors themselves, to tfe dot iitm at gmail dot com or through the Facebook group. We shall also be giving cool, themed tees to our regular contributors so now there's a reason to put pen to paper!

If you are interested in joining the team then do keep a lookout for our IPs.

Grab a copy of the April 2009 issue from your nearest ex-Lit Sec and keep a look out for the next issue, which is coming out soon