The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), together with Banaras Hindu University, will serve as a knowledge partner for the Kashi Tamil Sangam, an initiative of the Government of India, to reveal the deep academic, economic, social and cultural ties between Kashi, also known as Varanasi, and Tamil Nadu.

The Sangamam initiative will start on November 16, 2022 and will end on December 20, 2022. This month-long program plans to invite people from Tamil Nadu belonging to 12 different clusters that include arts, literature and spirituality. and Porridge Education as special guests.

Guests have to travel in groups to Kashi in special coaches attached to trains departing from Chennai, Coimbatore and Rameswaram on 12 different dates. Each group should spend a total of 8 days from start to return. As part of this tour, they will attend academic sessions, visit places in and around Kashi, Ayodhya, including a cruise on the Ganges. All guests are entitled to free travel and free accommodation in Kashi and Ayodhya.

Interested people are requested to register through the website as early as possible. More information is available on the website.

Meanwhile, researchers at IIT Madras have developed a new touch display technology that allows the user to experience the textures of images as a finger moves across a touch surface.

The invention called “iTad” is an interactive touch active display. According to IIT, this is the next generation of touch display technology. With the software, researchers can create a variety of textures, such as sharp edges, switches, and rich textures that range from smooth to gritty. A new level of interaction comes to life on smooth physical surfaces.

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