By the time this blog stealthily and most probably unlimitedly slips into your facebook groups, 16 Anna’s e-version would have already done that a week earlier (We both know that but it still makes literary sense !) . The Alphanumeric name of the magazine is quite misleading and a google search would give you an idea about what the plethora of objects ‘Anna’ is associated with. The Russian Tennis Sensation and more recently the spy ‘Anna Chapman’ who in my opinion is probably the most good looking spy (007 does not count and if you need a reason, Real life has an upper hand over Reel life). Closer home the first thing that strikes your mind is the octogenarian activist ‘ Anna Hazare’ followed by a plethora of others, like the name of a company which was associated with the 2G Scam. Apart from the meanings and feelings that ‘Anna’ can trigger in human beings, and some of which neither go weak nor change with time, the name when clubbed with the number 16 has its appeal assuming even greater heights. ‘16 Anna’, the financial magazine of NIT Trichy was released a week ago and generated rave reviews (this being the first one !) .
There is so much about the name that one paragraph is not enough. The magazine has seen the light of the day due to a yahoo moment of Jai kishan Sahu, who came up with the idea and more than a dozen more, who wrote till their fingers hurt. While the magazine is Jai Kishan’s baby, the name is a brainchild of Md. Basheer . The outcome is there for everyone to see and stop at that, no interpretations please !. Resting all misinterpretations, this is how the name was christened. In Hindi, “16 Anna” (आनाānā) stands for one rupee and symbolizes completeness or 100 percent and aptly chosen as the name of the magazine which covers the ‘Economosphere’ . The information in the magazine is presented in such a manner that it will be helpful to make informed conversation and communicate the language of technology and business with equal ease. The only disappointment being that you cannot see the dexterity of the handwriting of writers as the magazine’s maiden version is an electronic one. Since its the first issue, the paper version could not be brought out and very soon the coming versions would be on paper thereby enhancing the reading experience. A DoMS initiative, in time it would induct members from the U.G. & P.G. engineering departments as well.
The magazine is divided into 22 sections spread over 24 pages which cover the entire spectrum of financial world’s happenings. The magazine focuses on the areas of business and economy , which impact our daily lives. The business and economy related information are compiled in a manner that its in tune with the specific needs and interests of students. The idea is to notify the readers with business and economy related news along with acquainting with Business models of the companiezs, its promoters, marketing strategies, organizational structure and the likes.