December 6 2011: A season of revelation
So, it’s that time of year again. We’re shutting up shop for a month or so as crowds in the campus thin out for the holidays.
As student activity in most of Manipal draws to a halt, we are afforded the simultaneous opportunities of looking back at a semester past and into the future at the one yet to come. If nothing else, it has been a revelatory semester in terms of stories that have been unearthed by our reporters. Apart from the usual throng of events cultural and academic that happen ever so frequently, we presented to you reports that detail the imperfections of the community we live in; starting with a dysfunctional primary school surrounded by the edifices of world-class institutions to administrative hassles a student in this town is forced to work through to get his or her apartment running. We’ve had stories of hope, hierarchy and, sadly, hopelessness.
The TMJ team hopes you’ve enjoyed our unmatched coverage of things big and small. Please feel free to tell us what you expect from us the next time out in your feedback which, I can assure you, is given paramount importance by the editorial team. We hope to bring you a fresh look to the website shortly after we open again in January, a project that has been in the pipeline for a while now as we sorted out the inevitable problems of inheritance. Above and beyond that, our number one priority for the next semester is, as ever, to give you news you can bet your house on.
Aditya Valiathan Pillai