Going for the Parikrma Festival of Science was one of the biggest eye opening experiences of my life. I learnt various things about air pollution (the theme for this years festival), but also, about the way the students are taught in colleges like IISc. Typically when one hears word ‘lectures’ we assume that they’re going to be extremely boring and lengthy, especially for someone like me who has the attention span of a goldfish, but the fantastic IISc professors and scientists showed me that a single man/woman can hold my attention for more than an hour, and keep me interested every step of the way. The professors made the extremely complex topics like the composition of air now vs then, the effects of air pollution on the human body, the formation of clouds and monsoon etc, seem so simple and easy to comprehend that as soon as the talks were over, we felt on top of the world.
We also did this activity called the Air summit, which in a nutshell tested all the students ability to create ideas and prototypes to solve air pollution in cities around the world. This, along with the lessons held, really showed me the state that the world is in right now, and how all of us can do out bit to stop it. I really thank Inventure and Parikrma for the exposure that was given by the ‘Parikrma Festival Of Science 2018’.