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A Handmade Experience by Namma Angadi

Experience Handmade, an initiative by Namma Angadi 2017, with the aim of rekindling traditional art was organised at the School of Communication (SOC) campus on February 18. Namma Angadi is the annual CSR event of Manipal University conducted by School of Communication to aid artisans...

Manipal runs for retinoblastoma awareness

Manipal: With two weeks to go for the Manipal Marathon, a 4 km ‘Promo Run’ to create awareness about retinoblastoma was organized by Manipal University in association with Manipal Runners Club (MRC) and Proton Sports and Fitness on Sunday. 350 runners, including 60 school students from the...

Igniting a fire

The Queer & Ally Network organised their first ever event, a screening of "Fire", an Indian film about queer romance directed by Deepa Mehta, at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_6989" align="alignnone" width="5184"] The Queer & Ally Network was formed earlier this month at Manipal's...

Being Indie and Hindi: The Local Train interview

Independent rock band ‘The Local Train’ is a part of a new generation of artists coming up in India who refuse to, in their own words, take orders from anyone and do their own thing. The band rose to prominence for both their soulful music and...

The Local Train arrives in Manipal again

Indie rock band 'The Local Train' returned to Manipal, less than a year after performing at Revels, to perform at Nawaazish '17, a public concert organised by the Rotaract Club of Manipal. [caption id="attachment_6950" align="alignnone" width="4608"] The Local Train's popularity in Manipal skyrocketed when they performed at Revels...

Kambala goes Jallikattu way; PETA plans to challenge

Moodbidri: When thousands of people lead by 200 buffalo owners chanting ‘’Kambala Ulisi’’ (Save Kambala) gathered in Moodbidri’s Kadalakere Nisargadhama grounds two weeks ago protesting the ban on Kambala, the State Government of Karnataka knew it had to act soon. After two weeks of discussions,...

“Untouchability and Article 19 cannot co-exist”: Bezwada Wilson

Manipal: Bezwada Wilson, National Convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolar, underlined the need for sensitivity towards manual scavenging while also reiterating his demands for eradicating the practice, in an explosive speech that kicked off Article-19 on February 8. Later in the day, drag queen Alex...

When you’re an ally and you know it

When a group of students from Manipal took the rainbow flag out on a stroll through the streets in the first ever Ally March held in the town, it left large sections of the student community and local population bemused. While India has played host...

Journalism in the era of Trump and Social Media

Politicians and the press have always had a unique symbiotic relationship in a democracy. Through this relationship, the press has the power to make or break a politician as it fulfills its duty to keep the people informed. However the recent political climate in the United...

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