One of my B.Tech hostel mates emailed out a scanned photograph from those days. Except for the fellow who is now in government, no one even cracks a smile. That, and the war paint on a few faces, reminded me of police photographs of Naxalites that periodically appear in Indian newspapers. (Naxalites are part of a violent Maoist insurgency fighting for land redistribution mainly in tribal areas)
I went to Google Images and did a search for "naxalite gang" and found this article and the accompanying photograph.