Ms Polluru Madhu

Residential Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Madhu is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in business analytics under the school of computing. Her interests lie in a plethora of things, but definitely not limited to, window-shopping to nourish her sense of aesthetic appreciation, listening to music, riding a motorbike, going on long aimless drives, walks and having late night conversations. Madhu possesses an insatiable appetite for adventure and exploration, ardently seeking to traverse uncharted paths and navigate the vast landscapes that unfold before her with an unwavering spirit of curiosity. However, what brings her the most joy is engaging in soulful conversations and making people laugh with not her jokes but rather with how lame they are. You can always find her with a radiant smile adorning her countenance, ready to warmly welcome you with genuine enthusiasm.

Madhu's curious nature drives her to seek new challenges and step out of her comfort zone. She is always eager to learn and experience new things. You can find her embarking on daring adventures and immersing herself in novel experiences, constantly looking for opportunities to grow and expand her horizons. She firmly believes in the power of pushing boundaries and is convinced that it is essential to engage in activities each day that ignite her inner joy and bring a sense of fulfilment.

As an active member on campus, Madhu is also assuming the role of the head of Tembolly in AY2023/24, an influential and vibrant Indian interest group within the residential college. In this role, beyond spearheading the organization of cultural events and promoting the rich heritage of Indian traditions, she aims to foster a sense of community for all.

Madhu’s enthusiasm for meeting new people and trying new things is contagious. She loves engaging in conversations, sharing jokes, and bringing a smile to people's faces. Her door is always open, and she welcomes anyone who wants to share a light-hearted anecdote or embark on an exhilarating escapade. Feel free to approach her anytime and don’t forget to hit her up for walks, drives and sunset jios!

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.