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Blindfolded Conversations: Beyond the Phase of Physical Judgement – The Manipal Journal
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Blindfolded Conversations: Beyond the Phase of Physical Judgement

Manipal: MILAP (Manipal International Literature and Arts Platform) in collaboration with The Psych Club, Manipal organised Blindfolded Conversations, a pre-event, in the AB-5 Foyer, MIT (Manipal Institute of Technology) on Tuesday.

 

The event was conducted by volunteers who helped the participants throughout the event. This included arranging extra blindfolds and pairing the participants up with their conversation partners. Here, a volunteer explains the rules of the event to the audience. || Photograph Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

 

The participants were placed randomly, as the organisers guided them through the intriguing exercise. If they wanted to reveal or switch, a raise of the hand conveyed the message to the volunteers. || Photograph Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

 

The aim of the event, surpassing the barriers of physical judgement, were seen in motion as the participants were seen breaking the ice with one another. || Photograph Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

 

The topic of the conversation sometimes drifted to serious topics, as some participants opened up about their personal experiences, including bullying and mental trauma. || Photograph Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

 

According to Vice-President Prakhar Mathur, “This event aims to surpass the physical judgement phase, through the means of a blindfold. Since you can’t physically see the other person, there is no chance of pre-judgement.” || Photograph Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

 

“Even introverts have started to open up, as conversations flow easy when there is no fear of being judged,” he further added. || Photograph Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

 

Featured Image Courtesy: Divayansh Bargotra

Edited by: Bhavna Subramanian

Divyansh Dubey

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