March 21,2015: I think satirist’s responsibility is to push the limits of what is acceptable: Abhinandan Sekhri
Dressed in a white kurta and accessorized with a cryptic, sanguine smile, Abhinandan Sekhri is a blunt and precise man who is unafraid to truly voice what is running through [...]
March 18,2015: Farhan Akhtar brings down curtains on Revels’15
Manipal: Farhan Akhtar took to the stage on March 14 at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) quadrangle to perform at the Proshow concert for Revels this year.   The highlights of [...]
March 17,2015: Namma Angadi 2015 breaks sales records again
Manipal: Getting bigger and better every year, Namma Angadi 2015 broke last year’s sales record of 10 lakh and pulled in about 14.08 lakh this year, which will go towards the [...]
March 16,2015: All American theme at WGSHA food fest
Manipal: An All American rock theme was followed at the Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Management’s (WGSHA) food fest on March 12 and 13 at the Valley View Hotel. “The food [...]
March 16,2015: AIB’s Abish Mathew at Vivencia
Manipal: Stand-up comedian Abish Mathew performed at School of Management’s (SOM) cultural fest Vivencia ’15 on March 12 at KMC Greens, along with RJ Arpith from Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM Mangalore. [...]
March 12,2015: Hindu Samjotsava paints a saffron picture with hate speeches
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and their counterparts left no stone unturned in attracting large crowds to its annual Virat Hindu Samajotsava, which took place in [...]
March 11,2015: Revels beefs up security this year
Manipal: ‘Revels’, the annual cultural fest of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) was inaugurated on March 10, at the MIT library auditorium. Over the next four days, it will feature a [...]
March 1,2015: I am fighting Open Magazine legally at the labour court under The Working Journalist Act : Hartosh Singh Bal
Currently part of ‘The Caravan’, Hartosh Singh Bal fits right into the stereotype of what it means to be a political editor: eloquent, serious and well-read. However, all this does [...]
February 20,2015: Article-19 dedicated to martyred journalists
Manipal: Article 19, the annual core communication festival of the School of Communication (SOC) dedicated this year’s edition to all the journalists who had died for the cause in the past [...]
February 18,2015: We are only enforcing existing rules more strictly: SP Annamalai
In the wake of the Manipal police clampdown, TMJ caught up with the new Superintendent of Police, Udupi K. Annamalai. Annamalai, known to be a strict disciplinarian, took over as [...]
February 16,2015: Dramanon celebrates Valentine’s day with Comikaze
Manipal: On Valentine’s day, the Dramanon (Dramatist Anonymous) fraternities of Manipal, Bangalore and Hyderabad met once again for their fifth annual Comikaze. The collection of eight short humorous plays was held [...]
February 16,2015: Across The Country in 28 Days
You wouldn’t expect your average engineering student to ride a bicycle all the way till Delhi, on a whim. However, Kartik Varma is not your average engineering student. A fourth [...]
February 16,2015: Police tightens security over the weekend
Manipal: Traffic Police from Kundapura, Hebri, Karkala and Udupi came to assist Manipal during their nightly checks over the weekend. Large white vans with the red, bold word ‘Interceptor’ pasted on top [...]
February 15,2015: Businesses fall prey to new rules in town
Manipal: With a strict new police force in Manipal, the consequences have been faced not just by the students, but also by businesses in and around the town. Restaurants and [...]
February 12,2015: Flying kite for a noble cause
Manipal: To raise money for future community related projects, a kite flying festival called Tarang was organised by VSO at End Point on February 8. “The whole purpose of this event [...]
February 11,2015: Manipal Police officers deny using physical force
Manipal: Under orders from the new Superintendent of Police, Udupi District, K. Annamalai, bars and wine stores are now closing at 11:30 pm in Manipal, restricting night life in the [...]
February 11,2015: An Open Letter to the Udupi Police
Dear Udupi Police, I speak on behalf of the enraged population of ex- and current students regarding the recent rules you have imposed clamping down the humble town of Manipal. [...]
February 10,2015: Rotaract Club organises a Stay Safe Walk against drug abuse
Manipal: Students from Manipal University gathered to raise their voices against drugs in a ‘Stay Safe Walk’ on February 9 at Kamath Circle. It was organised by the Rotaract Club of [...]
February 10,2015: Aaina strikes a different chord with ‘Evam Indrajit’
Manipal: Bringing something new to the table, Aaina the official dramatics club of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) used a live band ‘Amala Pagla Deewana’ and even performed certain scenes [...]
February 10,2015: Swimming competition held for the differently abled youth
Manipal: For the first time in Manipal, a state level swimming competition was organised for the mentally disabled youth on February 8 at the Manipal Institute of Technology swimming pool, as [...]
February 9,2015: Manipal remembers ‘The Common Man’
Manipal: In light of renowned cartoonist R K Laxman passing away on January 26 this year, the third year BAJC students of School of Communication (SOC), Manipal organised a tribute [...]
February 5,2015: Sangrahan 2015 – A philatelist’s paradise
Manipal: Around 200 Indian coins, 100 stamps and 1500 postcards on different themes were on display at Sangrahan 2015, an exhibition organised by the Philately Club of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, [...]
February 4,2015: Bird Day draws more outsider than localities
Manipal: On February 1st, the fifth edition of the annual Manipal Bird day took place covering several different locations. Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts in and around the city participated to [...]
February 3,2015: Extra preparatory steps as devotees flock for Karkala Jain Festival
Karkala: This year, organizers and the Government of Karnataka took extra preparations in advance to deal with the increasing number of devotees flocking for the eleven day long Jain festival [...]
January 30,2015: The onslaught of the saffron brigade
The highly controversial ‘Ghar Wapasi’ campaign which has been sweeping across the country, causing waves of conversions from varied locations of the country has been trying to penetrate into the [...]
January 27,2015: Republic Day celebrations at KMC Greens
Manipal: To mark the adoption of our Constitution in 1950, the colleges of Manipal University came together to celebrate India’s 66th Republic Day on January 26, at Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Greens. [...]
January 25,2015: “Education is now not a process of learning” : Romila Thapar
Manipal: Renowned Indian historian Professor Romila Thapar delivered a talk on the relevance of history at the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH) on January 22, which was presided [...]
January 22,2015: Auditory Images
Young and upcoming shutterbug, Auditya Venkatesh is a storming professional photographer who chose his passion for the lens over Chartered Accountancy. His four year old Facebook page Audi Photography has [...]
January 21,2015: Manipal chants ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’
Manipal: The celebrations of the harvest festival, Sankranti was organized by International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON, Mangaluru at Fortune Inn ValleyView Hotel on the evening of January 17. “It took [...]
December 21,2014: School of Communication gets a new director
Manipal: With effect from December 15, Professor Varadesh Hiregange has stepped down as Director of School of Communication (SOC) Manipal, to be replaced by current Joint Director, Dr Nandini Lakshmikanth. Having [...]
November 24,2014: Signing off for the semester
As another semester concludes, we as a team need a breather too. Regular readers may have noticed, a new team of reporters, photographers and sub-editors has been recruited to further [...]
November 4,2014: Brandscan 2014 – Research intermingled with entertainment
Manipal: T.A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) conducted the 22nd edition of Brandscan at KMC Greens on November 2. This annual market research fair had the highest number of projects this [...]
November 3,2014: Human rights awareness workshop in Udupi
Udupi: Dr Ravindranath Shanbhag, an activist and President of the Human Rights Protection Foundation, Udupi conducted a workshop on the abuse of Human Rights in the society, at the Vaikunta Baliga [...]
November 3,2014: Kalamanch goes big with Pygmalion
Manipal: Kalamanch, School of Communication’s (SOC) theatre club had its largest end semester production yet, when they staged ‘Pygmalion’ to a full house on October 31 at the Manipal Institute of [...]
November 2,2014: Udupi celebrates 58th Karnataka Rajyotsava
Udupi: Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations were held at the Mahatma Gandhi college ground in Udupi on October 31, to mark the day the state was officially formed in 1965. During the celebrations, [...]
October 27,2014: Reviewing The3HungryMen
Started after a casual conversation about food, ‘3 Hungry Men’ have caused quite a stir among food critics in India. Filling the vacuum of food reviewers in Mangalore, Colin D’souza [...]
October 20,2014: Department of European Studies organises, ‘Kinotekas’.
Manipal: In collaboration with the European Union (EU), the Department of European Studies held Kinotekas 2014, a European Film Festival at the AC Seminar Hall of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) [...]
October 20,2014: MCPH holds workshop on sexuality, gender and justice
Manipal: On October 18, a workshop on sexuality, gender and the quest for justice was organised by the Manipal College of Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH). Two documentaries in relation to [...]
October 19,2014: Manipal’s Got Talent draws larger participation this year
Manipal: MAFIA (Music and Fine Arts) club from Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) organised their annual talent hunt show, Manipal’s Got Talent, from October 16-18 at different venues on campus. Divyansh [...]
October 16,2014: Social scientist Shiv Visvanathan at Manipal Conclave
Manipal: As a part of Techtatva 2014, Manipal Conclave invited social scientist Professor Shiv Visvanathan to interact with the students at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) on October 12. He also [...]
October 14,2014: Techtatva 2014 : ‘Integrating ideas’ online this year
Manipal: Techtatva 2014, Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) technical fest, went online this year. They organised six online events, while also using an app to keep the participants updated about results [...]
October 14,2014: Rotaract Club of Manipal visits Shri Krishna old age home
Udupi: The Rotaract Club of Manipal visited the Shri Krishna old age home in Malpe on October 12 to spend some time with the residents, as a part of their Community [...]
October 13,2014: Manipal University revamps its website
Manipal: As is customary, Manipal University revamped its website and launched it on September 25, after four years to make more organised and easier to navigate. They have introduced other new [...]
October 11,2014: Visit to Sri Krishna old age home on October 12
The Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Sri Krishna old age home on October 12. Interested people please assemble at Kamath Circle (KC) by 12.30pm. The visit is open for all. [...]
October 11,2014: VSO spreads smiles through Daan Utsav
Manipal: Volunteer Services Organization (VSO) celebrated Daan Utsav from October 2-8 by launching six new projects in and around Manipal. Daan Utsav is India’s “festival of giving.” Coinciding with Gandhi [...]
October 10,2014: Veteran journalist M V Kamath passes away
Manipal/Udupi: Honorary Director of School of Communication (SOC), Manipal and veteran Indian journalist Dr M V Kamath passed away at the age of 93, in the early hours of October [...]
October 4,2014: Revisiting Gandhi at School of Communication
Manipal: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the various student clubs from School of Communication (SOC) collaborated together for the first time and organised an event called Gandhi Smriti from [...]
October 4,2014: Rotaract to visit old age home on October 5
The Rotaract club of Manipal under its community contact programme visits orphanages, old age homes and school for specially-abled people every Sunday and other public holidays. The Rotaract Club of [...]
October 1,2014: KMC Mangalore sets record for largest heartbeat simulation
Mangalore: On the occasion of World Heart Day on September 28, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Mangalore entered the Asia Book of Records for attempting the largest heartbeat simulation at the [...]
September 30,2014: Rotaract club visits Karunalaya
Brahmavar: The Rotaract Club of Manipal, under its community contact programme, visited Karunalaya an old age home in Brahmavar, on Sunday 28, September. The program saw the participation of many [...]
September 29,2014: The Pretentious Interview
Slapstick comedy and sarcasm have a new form in Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath, the hosts of Pretentious Movie Reviews. Engineers-turned-comedians, their YouTube videos garnered them overnight fame after [...]
September 29,2014: AIESEC holds Balakalakar for underprivileged children
Manipal: AIESEC Manipal organized Balakalakar, a day of entertainment for the under privileged children from Manipal, Udupi and Mangalore at the TMA Pai Amphitheatre on September 28. ‘Balakalakar has been [...]
September 27,2014: Rotaract Club to visit Karunalaya orphanage on Septemeber 28
The Rotaract club of Manipal under its community contact programme visits orphanages, old age homes and school for specially-abled people every Sunday and other public holidays. The Rotaract Club of [...]
September 27,2014: Rotaract club visits Orphanage
Manipal: The Rotaract Club of Manipal visited Christ Jyoti , an orphanage in Udupi on September 21. This was organised under its Community Contact Program, where the students visit orphanages, [...]
September 24,2014: (R)ice bucket challenge: The Indian take
Indians have never failed to make a unique statement out of Western trends to this day. When I met Sri Nija, a third year student of SOC, the first thing [...]
September 24,2014: The Tigers of Udupi
Of all the performing arts of Udupi, the Hulivesha or The Tiger Dance is perhaps the most entertaining. During Krishna Janmashtami, every street in the temple town resonates with the [...]
September 21,2014: KMC celebrates Onam dance festival
Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Malayalee Students Association organised Keli 2014, a dance event to celebrate Onam, at Syndicate Bank Golden Jubilee Hall on September 20. Apart from classical dances [...]
September 19,2014: Unravelling the mystery: Vibes 2014
Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal organised Vibes 2014, a literary fest around the theme of ‘Mystery’ at the TMA Pai halls (KMC) from 10-15 September 2014. KMC’s literary committee’s [...]
September 18,2014: Different Colors Of Janmashtami
Udupi: Sri Krishna Janmashtami was traditionally celebrated in Udupi at the Krishna Mutt on September 17 with Sri Vidyasagara Thirta Swami looking after all the rituals and prasad distributions. Matki [...]
September 16,2014: Cultural Program ‘Little Hands’ organised for ASARE
Manipal: Students from SOAHS (School of Allied Health Sciences), Department of Commerce (DOC) and Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal organised ‘Little Hands’, a cultural program meant for the residents of [...]
September 16,2014: Street vendors to be issued identity cards
Udupi: The urban street vendors, at an estimated 234 men and 35 women, will soon be issued photo identity cards, as per the guidelines of the National Urban Livelihood Mission [...]
September 13,2014: KMC Manipal celebrates World Physiotherapy Day
Manipal: The physiotherapy department Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal celebrated the importance of fitness on September 8-9 at the Shirdi Saibaba Cancer Hospital, Manipal. Following their theme ‘Fit to take [...]
September 13,2014: BBC now in collaboration with Radio Manipal
Manipal: The Manipal Community Radio Station on 90.4 FM, collaborated with British Broadcasting (BBC) London on 12 September, to broadcast its programmes and empower the local community. For the segment, [...]
September 12,2014: Handicrafts exhibition at Royal Gardens
Udupi: Organised by the Indian Craft Expo, an exhibition with handicrafts from various parts of the country, is being held in Royal Gardens, Udupi from 26 August till 21 September. [...]
September 12,2014: WGSHA introduces turkey at the food fest
Manipal: Introducing turkey on their menu for the first time, the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) hosted ‘Silk Route’, a Pan Asian themed food festival at the Fortune [...]
September 5,2014: Ganesha goes green
Sairadha Motors, the TVS showroom in Udupi had a Green Ganesha statue on display on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. Put together by artists Srinath Manipal, Ravi Hirebettu and Venki [...]
September 2,2014: Egyptian Revolution activist at AIESEC Global Village
Manipal: AIESEC in Manipal University held its fourth Global Village from 14-15 August 2014 in the School of Communication (SOC) auditorium and Kasturba Medical College (KMC) food court, respectively. This [...]
September 1,2014: Two plays, one night with Aaina
Manipal: Aaina – Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) official dramatics club – organised a theatre evening featuring two plays on 31 August 2014, at the MIT AC Seminar hall. Aaina [...]
August 28,2014: August 28: TMJ goes live
Another new semester brings fresh students to this university town. Their faces are either lit up with the sense of oppurtunity or stunned by the changes Manipal went through during [...]
August 26,2014: TAPMI organises HR Conclave
Manipal: Disha, T. A. Pai Managment Institute’s Human Resources (HR) conclave concluded on August 23 by Col. P. S. James, Area Chair Human Resource, TAPMI. Being the sixth edition, Disha [...]
August 26,2014: Talking Cinema with Rakshit Shetty
Engineer by degree, director, writer and actor by profession. Rakshit Shetty is living proof that a degree does not maketh the man. With a calm and composed exterior, this young [...]
August 26,2014: TV Journalism: Then and Now; In conversation with Maya Sharma
Dressed in colourful Indian clothes that represent her character, Maya Sharma can only be described as vivacious, charming and easy to talk to. She has a funny anecdote to illustrate [...]
August 22,2013: Sense is being replaced by sensationalism, news by noise
Sporting a white kurta and jeans, he walks up to the dais and interacts with the crowd about changing scenario in Indian media. Giving a brief but broad insight into [...]
June 22,2013: KMC students demand changes after fellow student assaulted
Manipal: Following the assault of a fourth year MBBS student of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (KMC) on Thursday night by three men in an autorickshaw, the administration of KMC held [...]
May 29,2013: June 12: Time for a summer break
When Manipal ushered in a new semester early on this year, the mood was more sober than celebratory. After witnessing a restless country demand a wave of change following the [...]
May 27,2013: MIST 2013 – KMC, Manipal’s annual sports fest
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal organised their annual sports fest MIST, Manipal Inter-medics Sports Tournament. A video by - Srija Kotagiri Janak Reddy Nishara K.P The audio used is copyright of [...]
May 24,2013: A colourful procession in Manipal
A procession highlighting Udupi’s cultural beauty had the small town of Manipal under its spell on April 24. The celebration saw the crowd blend in smoothly with the myriad of [...]
May 3,2013: Mainstream Cinema is regressive: P.N. Ramachandra
Hailing from Karnataka, P.N. Ramachandra is best known for making critically acclaimed short films, television serials, documentaries as well as feature films. His first feature film, Suddha (Tulu), which was [...]
May 2,2013: Where the revolution begins
I met this boy last year, he was seven years old maybe eight, his family had come to my parents’ house for dinner and as the host I was supposed [...]
May 1,2013: VSO co-sponsors biogas plant in orphanage
Udupi: Several children stand clustered around a big, yellow medical bus, chattering excitedly. A few adults are scattered around, gently scolding and teasing the children in an attempt to make them [...]
April 30,2013: Bicycle Days: A four year trip
Manipal: Whether the name is commemorative of April 19 when Dr. Albert Hofmann first took LSD intentionally or just a random stroke of genius before entering the NLS Strawberry Fields, Bicycle [...]
April 29,2013: Manipal’s first sight of rain
Manipal: It was a normal humid sunny day in Manipal till late noon, but the weather took an about-turn as the clouds over casted the University town and brought down the [...]
April 29,2013: Manipal Film Festival celebrates 100 years of Indian Cinema
Manipal: Manipal Film Festival, organised by Communication Management Students of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), was held on April 26 – 28 at the MIT AC Seminar Hall. The theme [...]
April 26,2013: MIST comes to an end with Flava
Manipal: Flava, an evening showcasing the culture and cuisines of a number of Indian states marked the conclusion of MIST (Manipal Inter-medics Sports Tournament) 2013 at KMC Greens on April [...]
April 26,2013: ‘Hooting’ about the media with Sevanti Ninan
Manipal: She comes across as an astute conversationalist valuing every word she speaks. With her name being synonymous to the bastions of credible journalism in the country; her contributions to [...]
April 26,2013: KMC’s MIST draws massive participation
Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal organised their annual sports fest, Manipal Inter-medics Sports Tournament (MIST), from April 21. The six-day tournament had participants from colleges all across South India [...]
April 25,2013: A pleasant evening out
Manipal: The first year students of Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), Manipal University (MU) enjoyed a fun filled evening organised by their seniors at Acharya Compound next to Student Point [...]
April 25,2013: MIC to organise Manipal film festival from April 26
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal University, will be organising a three day film festival from April 26 to mark the celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema. The event will [...]
April 24,2013: Shadja 2013 faces technical glitches
Manipal: Shadja, a Battle of the Bands competition, was organised by Kasturba Medical College (KMC) at KMC Greens on April 24 as part of their ongoing inter-medical collegiate fest, Mist, 2013. [...]
April 24,2013: Lessons in Lobbying with PR Pundit Dilip Cherian
Grey haired and mellow in a plain white kurta-pyjama, Dilip Cherian sits in front of me savouring a simple breakfast of idli and sambhar. Behind the unassuming appearance is a [...]
April 24,2013: No boycotting of votes in Padakudru and Beligarkudru
Kemmanu: Despite reports in The Hindu, the people of Padakudru and Baligarkudru, two villages near the district of Udupi, show no move to boycott the upcoming elections to be held on [...]
April 21,2013: Kalamanch pulls off their second meta-play
Manipal: Kalamanch, the dramatics club of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), presented their end semester production, ‘That Darn Plot’ at the MIT Library Auditorium on April 21. The story, once [...]
April 21,2013: Manipal gets a new art gallery
Manipal: Manipal witnessed the inauguration of a new art gallery on April 21. Olive Art Gallery, located near Syndicate Circle is the brainchild of artist Vasanth Rao. The gallery offers viewers [...]
April 19,2013: Yet another callous neighborhood
Kemmanu: Placed near the Tonse Panchayat office, the following banner prohibits individuals from throwing garbage near the road. However, it does not seem to have yielded much response from the populace since they continue [...]
April 19,2013: World Haemophilia Day celebrated at End Point
Manipal: The Manipal Haemophilia Society and Kasturba Hospital along with the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation based in Zurich, organised celebrations to mark World Hemophilia Day on April 19 at End [...]
April 18,2013: Battle of The Bands on April 24 at KMC Greens
Manipal: ‘Shadja’, a Battle of the Bands competition, will be organised by Kasturba Medical College (KMC) at KMC Greens on April 24. The bands would be judged by The Bicycle Days. [...]
April 17,2013: Working Women’s Hostel
On walking through the rusty gates of the hostel, one realises the effect of time on the structure. While the exterior looks old and dilapidated, the interior seems discomforting as [...]
April 17,2013: Blood donation drive at MIC on April 19
A Blood donation drive will be held at Manipal Institute of Communication, near Udayavani Building, Press Corner, Manipal on April 19. The timings for the same are 10 a.m to [...]
April 15,2013: One night with Pentagram
 A typically loud Saturday night of revelry in Manipal saw its share of star presence when one of the country’s most popular English bands, Pentagram, meted out hit after hit [...]
April 15,2013: Orphanage struggles to garner government support
Shankarapura: The Rotaract Club, Manipal University paid a visit to Vishwasada Mane or Home of Faith, an orphanage for the destitute on the outskirts of Udupi on April 14. The [...]
April 14,2013: Aaina strikes Manipal with Pink Panther
Manipal: Aaina, the official Dramatics Club of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), hosted its end semester production, “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”. The three hour play which was held in the Syndicate [...]
April 14,2013: NCC’s Aakraman pulls through despite restrictions
Manipal: The Four Karnataka Engineer Company of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated its 51st year anniversary by making Aakraman 2013, a better success than last year. Organised from April 12-14, the [...]
April 14,2013: KMC Mangalore breaks KMC Manipal’s 10 year streak
Manipal: The fourth and last day of Manipal University’s inter-collegiate fest Utsav came to an end on April 14, showcasing students’ increasing interest in creativity, humour and fashion. Kasturba Medical College [...]
April 13,2013: Utsav Day three: Time restrictions prove a challenge for some
Manipal: Day three of Diamond Utsav witnessed a few displeased participants over the shorter time limit imposed on the western vocal and dance performances held at KMC Greens on April 13, [...]
April 13,2013: Group dances highlight mythology on Day two of Utsav
Manipal: Day two of Diamond Utsav witnessed a huge crowd to cheer on the solo and group dance performances held at KMC Greens on April 12. However, the Indian Non-Classical group [...]
April 12,2013: Blast at a construction site owned by BJP leader; no casualities
Manipal: As many as 30 houses of Gumle village in Vibhudapriya Nagar, Manipal were damaged by a shower of huge rocks when a granite mountain was blown on April 6 [...]
April 11,2013: Rotaract Club to visit shelter home for the old on April 14
Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Home of Faith, a shelter home and orphanage for the elderly near Udupi this Sunday on April 14. Interested people can assemble at Kamath [...]
April 11,2013: Diamond Utsav: Day one draws criticism
Manipal: After the success of Staff Utsav, day one of Diamond Utsav drew much criticism from both the participants and the audience in terms of the technical and organisational support [...]
April 11,2013: Staff Utsav makes a comeback after five years
Manipal: Marking 60 years of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), the Cultural Co-ordination Committee (CCC) of Manipal University (MU) kicked off Diamond Utsav 2013 at KMC Greens. The four day fest [...]
April 9,2013: Diamond Utsav 2013 to be ‘crispier and tastier’
Manipal: “Students have become more enthusiastic, possess competitive spirit and have the drive to excel. This Utsav will be attractive, high on competition and will be crispier and tastier,” said [...]
April 9,2013: RVCE and Manipal branch of Rotaract visit orphanage in Udupi
Udupi: As part of their annual tie-up, the Rotaract Club of Manipal in association with the Rotaract Club of Bangalore, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) branch spent some time [...]
April 5,2013: If I can draw, anybody can draw: Satish Acharya
Once a host to accounting sheets, his canvas now features politicians, cine stars and cricketers. From the comfort of his home in Kundapur, Satish Acharya tickles a lot of funny [...]
April 4,2013: TAPMI holds 27th Annual Convocation
Manipal: T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) witnessed its 27th annual convocation ceremony for post graduates at KMC Greens on March 30. The chief guest of the event was R. [...]
April 4,2013: HRD Minister officially inaugurates Marena
Manipal: Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, officially inaugurated Marena on March 26. An indoor sports arena of the university, Marena has [...]
March 30,2013: VIT stands out at Revels 2013
Manipal: Revels, Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) annual cultural college fest was held consecutively for four days from the March 20-23. With competitions ranging from music, dance, dramatics, fine arts, [...]
March 30,2013: Verve 2013 witnesses a plethora of new events
Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (KMC) organised its annual intra-collegiate cultural, literary and sports festival Verve 2013 from March 10-17 at KMC Greens. With the tagline ‘One sem to rule them [...]
March 26,2013: Faking news with the Paagal Patrakar
He introduced satire to a slapstick-driven audience and it worked. His website Faking News is undoubtedly India’s best and most popular in its kind and Rahul Roushan knows this for [...]
March 25,2013: Living in hostels to be mandatory for MIT students
Manipal: The latest circular to hit the notice boards, issued by the Chief Warden, MIT hostels states that it is mandatory for first, second and third year Manipal Institute of [...]
March 21,2013: Power shortage in the district to worsen; no reprieve till monsoon
Manipal:  “The water is less this year and we have a coal shortage. It is safe to say that we will have a power shortage till the monsoon. It is [...]
March 20,2013: Rotaract Club visits Krishna Dham orphanage
Udupi: Fifteen members of the Rotaract Club visited the Krishna Dham Orphanage at Laxmi Nagar, near Udupi, as part of their Community Contact Program (CCP) on March 17. Apart from [...]
March 17,2013: AIESEC felicitated at a workshop conducted by Basics Foundation
Manipal: A workshop on ‘Curing the cancer of mind’ was held at Chaitya hall, Fortune Inn Valley View Hotel on March 16. The workshop was conducted by Basics Foundation, an [...]
March 15,2013: Visit to Krishna Dham orphanage on March 17
Manipal: Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Krishna Dham, an orphanage this Sunday on March 17. Interested people can assemble at Kamath Circle (K.C.) at 12.45pm. The visit is open for [...]
March 14,2013: Rotaract Club visits Ozanum
Udupi: Overshadowed by huge structures, stands the modest building of Ozanum, an old-age home outside the temple town of Udupi . The aged residents here are visited by volunteers from [...]
March 12,2013: BJP revellers throng Tiger Circle
Manipal: Supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Narasimha Nayak and Mahesh Takur thronged the much busy Tiger Circle (TC) with crackers and loudspeakers soon after the elections results [...]
March 12,2013: BJP accuses Congress of ploughing money to bribe voters
Udupi: The elections for the Urban Bodies of Karnataka saw their end as the results were announced on March 11. In Udupi City Municipality Cooperation (Udupi CMC), the Indian National [...]
March 12,2013: MU changes name of eight constituent colleges
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) has officially changed the nomenclature of eight of its constituent colleges keeping up with the requirements of the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) accreditation. All [...]
March 10,2013: MU initiates increase in forest cover to help birds’ habitation
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) has decided to convert around 50 acres of land on the campus at End Point, Manipal into forested area by planting about 10,000 saplings. One of [...]
March 10,2013: Jayant Kaikini and his chemistry with lyrics
Having won his first Sahitya Academy Award at the age of 19, he then went on to win two more in his lifetime along with four South Indian Film Fare [...]
March 10,2013: Manipal witnesses low turnout in Municipal Council elections
Manipal: Elections for the Urban Local Bodies of Karnataka held on March 7 saw Manipal’s voter turnout of 58.34%; significantly lower than the city average of 72.08% and the district [...]
March 7,2013: Namma Angadi’s tenth edition breaks previous years’ sales records
Manipal: Namma Angadi, an exhibition-cum-sale for charity broke all previous years’ sales records. The event was organised by the post graduate students of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) in collaboration [...]
March 7,2013: Rotaract Club to visit Ozanum old age home on March 10
Manipal: Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Ozanum, an old age home near Udupi this Sunday on March 10. Interested people can assemble at Kamath Circle (K.C.) at 8.30am. The visit [...]
March 6,2013: Self-defense workshop to be organised by MIC
Manipal: On the occasion of Women’s Day, the Communication Management students of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) are organising a self-defense workshop on March 7 and 8. Siddarth Abraham, Kickboxing Instructor, [...]
March 5,2013: Food Fest at WGSHA attracts many
Manipal: Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) organised a two-day food fest on March 2 and 3 at Chaitya Hall in Fortune Inn Valley View. The theme of the [...]
March 4,2013: Throttling Dissent
In April last year, Ambikesh Mahapatra, a professor of chemistry at the Jadavpur University in West Bengal was arrested for posting a cartoon about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee [...]
March 4,2013: Rotaract Club spreads joy among the specially-abled
Udupi: The Rotaract Club of Manipal visited Manasa, a school for the specially-abled, as part of their Community Contact Program on March 03. Around 15 members of the Club volunteered [...]
March 2,2013: Rotaract Club to visit ‘Manasa’ on March 3
Manipal: Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Manasa, a school for specially-abled children near Udupi this Sunday on March 3. Interested people can assemble at Kamath Circle (K.C.) at 12.45pm. [...]
March 1,2013: DOC organises its annual business fest ‘Conscendo’
Manipal: Department of Commerce (DOC), Manipal University (MU) hosted its annual, two-day business fest, Conscendo on February 22 and 23. Conscendo had a plethora of competitions to test the skills [...]
March 1,2013: Eduwealth launches ‘Praxis’ for the first time in India
Manipal: Eduwealth Pvt. Ltd., a Singapore-based games and animation company launched its commerce-related board game ‘Praxis’ in Manipal and later conducted an inaugural round of the game at Department of [...]
February 27,2013: I am a film activist, not a filmmaker: Shriprakash
He is not a filmmaker; he is a film activist he says. He has won the National Award for his films but he just considers himself to be an instrument [...]
February 26,2013: MU increases perm time of hostels and libraries, MIT refrains
Manipal: Dr. Indira Bairy, Director, Student Affairs, Manipal University (MU) said, “The timings have increased to provide the students with more time to study in the libraries. The hostel timings [...]
February 26,2013: Business owners meet MLA over raids and cigarette ban
Manipal:  Following the alleged mishandling of two hotel employees at the hands of some police personnel late night last week, Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat met local business owners of Manipal [...]
February 24,2013: Rotaract Club visits Karunalaya old age home
Brahmavar: As part of Rotaract Club’s Community Contact Programme (CCP), a group of 12 students from various colleges of Manipal University visited Karunalaya, an old age home at Brahmavar on [...]
February 24,2013: Article 19 ends with ‘Arabian Nights’
Manipal: The third and final day of Article 19 saw interaction with Maya Chandra, the owner of Maya Productions, Bangalore, and Mid Day and ESPN Crickinfo Cartoonist Satish Acharya. The [...]
February 24,2013: Manipal University organises ‘Say No to Drugs’ Walkathon
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) along with the Udupi Police Department held its first ever ‘Say No to Drugs’ Walkathon 2013 on February 23. It was one of the longest walkathons [...]
February 23,2013: Sevanti Ninan and Faking News Founder speak on day two of Article 19
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) witnessed two interactive sessions on the second day of its annual fest, Article 19, on February 22. The speakers for the day were Sevanti [...]
February 23,2013: Jayant Kaikini inaugurates Article 19 2013
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication’s (MIC) annual media fest Article 19, kick started on February 21 with the renowned Kannada lyricist Jayant Kaikini as the chief guest. The fest was [...]
February 22,2013: Visit to Karunalaya Ashram on February 24
Manipal: Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Karunalaya Ashram, an old age home near Udupi this Sunday on February 24. Interested people can assemble at Kamath Circle at 1.45pm. The [...]
February 20,2013: Article 19 to be held from February 21-23
Manipal:  Entering its fourteenth year, Article 19, the core communication fest of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) will be held from February 21-23. The annual event will be inaugurated by [...]
February 18,2013: Absence of window grilles aid in student ending his life
Manipal: A second year undergraduate student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) ended his life when he jumped off from the eighth floor window of the recreation room of his hostel [...]
February 13,2013: Arun Shenoy: Manipal’s Grammy connection
As a student in Manipal Institute of Technology, he played rock with various college bands and then he became one of the three Indians to be nominated for the 55th [...]
February 13,2013: Akshay Urja Club organises Synergia 2013
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted Synergia 2013, which consisted of newer as well as tougher competitions. Held from February 7-10, this national level technical festival of Akshay Urja [...]
February 13,2013: VSO organises Tarang to raise funds
Manipal: The Voluntary Service Organisation (VSO) of Manipal University held Tarang at End Point from one in the afternoon till eight in the evening on February 10. It was an [...]
February 11,2013: DC office re-enforces 100m cigarette selling rule
Manipal: The office of the District Collector, under the orders of DC Dr. M. T. Reju, raided and banned the sales of cigarettes in various shops around Manipal on February [...]
February 11,2013: Moviegoers Club presents ‘Open Air Theatre’
Article 19, in association with Moviegoers Club presents ‘Open Air Theatre’. Watch your favourite movies at the Amphitheatre from Feb 10-14 at 7.00pm, enjoy the beautifully unpredictable nature of the [...]
February 11,2013: Udupi city buses get a feminine touch
Udupi: Udupi City Bus Owners Association (UCBOA) recently introduced female conductors in city buses to meet an acute crunch in manpower, while paving the way for women representation in public [...]
February 10,2013: MMMC wins inter-collegiate football tournament
Manipal: Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC) won the Manipal University Inter-Collegiate Football Tournament 2012-13 against Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), team B with a score of 2-1. The tournament was [...]
February 9,2013: Behind the bars with Naveen Soorinje
Even in the gloomy bustle of Mangalore jail, Naveen Soorinje transcends a strange sense of confidence and enthusiasm onto you.  Three months in jail fighting high fever and dealing with other [...]
February 9,2013: Rotaract Club to visit Christ Jyoti orphanage on February 10
Manipal: The Rotaract Club of Manipal will visit Christ Jyoti, an orphanage near Udupi on February 10. Interested people please assemble at Kamath Circle (KC) by 12.45pm. The visit is [...]
February 6,2013: TechWeekend v13.02 meets mixed response
Manipal: TechWeekend v13.02, a national level inter IEEE-Student Branch technical festival held from January 31 to February 3, at MIT main campus, was greeted with mixed response from the participant’s [...]
February 6,2013: Aaina showcases the “unheard” voices of Kashmir
Manipal: The dramatics club of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Aaina, showcased a Hindi play in the library auditorium on February 3, being the first one produced of its kind. [...]
February 6,2013: Disha re-brands to Fantasia’13; focuses on local talent
Manipal: Continuing with its Samaritan work from last year, Red-X Manipal organised its annual fundraising event at the Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Quadrangle ground. The Disha carnival has now [...]
February 4,2013: Rotaract Club organises blood donation camp
Manipal: A blood donation camp on the theme “Give blood and save lives” was organised by Rotaract Club of Manipal in collaboration with the Blood Bank of Kasturba Hospital on [...]
February 4,2013: Rotaract Club visits Calvary old age home
Manipal: The members of the Rotaract Club of Manipal visited the Calvary old age home as part of its Community Contact Program (CCP) on February 3. Located near Udupi, the [...]
February 4,2013: Atharva – TAPMI’s Annual B-Fest || Video Feature – 2
T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal celebrates its Annual B-Fest Atharva 2012-13 A video by - Rinish Ravindra Tasneem Jivi Ragini Dutta The audio used is copyright of their [...]
February 3,2013: Bajrang Dal and Durga Vahini target youth in Mangalore
Mangalore: Seven students were taken to the Pandeshwar Police station from Roxx ice cream lounge at Attavar, Mangalore at around 6:30pm on January 29 after members of the Bajrang Dal [...]
February 3,2013: UPCL likely to solve power failure issues by February 5
Manipal: “Keeping the needs of the people in mind, we are going to try our best to get the coal in by Monday (February 4) and the power running by [...]
February 3,2013: Karnataka Congress holds second padayatra in the state
Malpe: The members of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee concluded the second phase of the Padayathra (Walkathon), from Ullall to Malpe on February 1. This walkathon is the second ‘theme-based’ [...]
February 3,2013: In Pictures – Malpe Beach Festival
Malpe: As part of the Udupi Utsav, a two-day beach festival took place at the Malpe beach on January 19 and 20. The beach experienced a huge crowd. Programs were [...]
February 1,2013: DOC hosts first International Symposium on financial re-engineering
Manipal: Department of Commerce (DOC), Manipal University in collaboration with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) organised the first International Symposium on corporate financial re-engineering at MIT Auditorium on January [...]
February 1,2013: Visit to Calvary old age home on February 03
Manipal: Rotaract Club of Manipal is organising a Community Contact Program on February 03. The program includes a visit to Calvary, an old age home near Udupi.   Rotaract Club [...]
February 1,2013: Blood donation camp on February 03
Manipal: Rotaract Club of Manipal is organising a blood donation camp on February 03 from 1pm onwards. The venue is NLH (academic block 3), Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) Campus.
January 30,2013: MIC hosts Unplugged
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) hosted its second official Unplugged on January 25 in the Amphitheatre. The affair was part of a pre-event of their Communication Fest, Article-19, scheduled [...]
January 28,2013: MU introduces patrol bicycles during Republic Day celebrations
Manipal: Manipal University’s (MU) 64th Republic Day celebration, hosted by Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) at KMC Greens, took the opportunity to introduce the new inner campus bicycle patrol by [...]
January 27,2013: Papa CJ: The Big Daddy of comedy
“Comedy is like s*x, best enjoyed live and not on videos.” He leaves his audience in splits as he catches someone trying to capture his impeccable humor on a cell [...]
January 27,2013: pmIndia-Innovation Lab inaugurated in collaboration with Chemnitz University
Manipal: The opening ceremony of the pmIndia-Innovation Lab for printed solar cells was held on January 24 at the Innovation Centre, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT). This joint Indo-German research [...]
January 23,2013: Six held for RTI activist murder
Kundapur: The Kundapur police arrested six people in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Congress party member and Right to Information (RTI) activist Vasudeva Adiga. While the three accused [...]
January 23,2013: Papa CJ creates laugh riot at KMC Greens
Manipal: The crowd of over 2,000 burst into laughter when Papa CJ, the great Indian comedy artist gave them the lasting experience of comedy on January 20 on the concluding [...]
January 22,2013: Delhi gang-rape: Shame for us, a cupcake for others
On the very first day of my last vacation in my hometown Shimla, an apprehensive mother of mine knocked off a discussion about the topic I try to  avoid the [...]
January 22,2013: MU starts new tourism course
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) in collaboration with Waikato University, New Zealand have started a three years course in Hotel Management, Travels and Tourism at Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration [...]
January 21,2013: Travelling International Uranium Film Festival reaches Manipal
Manipal: In an attempt to enlighten students on the subjects pertaining to nuclear energy and its hazards, Travelling International Uranium Film Festival 2013 reached the student-town. The festival was organised [...]
January 20,2013: Increased participation on day two at Atharva
Manipal: Atharva, the annual B-school fest of T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) witnessed a substantial increase in its student participation on the second day on January 19 with a [...]
January 19,2013: January 19: A semester towards progress
A new year adds a fresh page to everyone’s lives. It’s a reminder of the fact that another year has passed. But at the same time it is also a [...]
January 19,2013: Atharva tests business acumen with realistic competitions
Manipal: T. A. Pai Management Insititute (TAPMI) inaugurated its annual three-day Business fest, “Atharva” on January 18.  The fest continues till January 20 in the TAPMI campus and other venues [...]
January 17,2013: TAPMI celebrates 90th birth anniversary of Dr. T. A. Pai
Manipal: The 90th Birth Anniversary of Dr. T. A. Pai was celebrated at the Syndicate Bank Golden Jubilee Hall on January 17 by the students and faculty of T. A. [...]
January 14,2013: Sports enthusiasts “Run for a Cause”
Manipal: As many as 1200 students participated in “Run for a Cause”, a pre-event which was organised by T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) as part of its international business [...]
January 13,2013: Line of Un-Control
Ladies and gentlemen, I most graciously bow down to present to you India and Pakistan, two bickering children, proudly fighting since 1947. “No, you started it!” “No, YOU started it!” [...]
January 13,2013: Beyond Academics: RoboManipal – Destination NASA
Their flair in bending metal and their knack to fiddle with wires brought them not only the chance to be proud innovators but also earned members of RoboManipal the much [...]
January 12,2013: St. Aloysius to organise Media Manthan’13
Mangalore: The Department of Mass Communication(MCMS), St. Aloysius College, Mangalore will be organising a two day National  fiesta ,on the theme ‘Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema’ on January 21 and 22, 2013 in the college. [...]
January 12,2013: K. C. Jani delivers Leadership session at TAPMI
Manipal: The 12th leadership lecture was held at T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) on January 12 on the topic “How to be a Successful Leader in Life”. The speaker [...]
December 5,2012: December 5: TMJ closes for the semester
Though one could consider four months to be a very short period of time, we at TMJ however feel it has been a term of exploration and growth where each [...]
November 11,2012: The Koraga Tribe – Untouchables among the untouchables
Udupi: The midday sun beats down his back as Sharath (name changed) walks about the quadrangle at the Kasturba Medical College (KMC). The housekeeping workforce of Manipal Servicecorp Facility Management [...]
November 10,2012: Kalamanch performs Woody Allen’s ‘God’
Manipal: Kalamanch, Manipal Institute of Communication’s (MIC) theatre club performed Woody Allen’s ‘God’ at the MIT library auditorium on November 4. The story which is an adaptation of the 1975 [...]
November 10,2012: TAPMI presents Brandscan in three formats
Manipal: Brandscan, the 20th edition of the market research fair by T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was held on October 27 and 28 and November three and four in three [...]
November 9,2012: Lights, camera, discussion with Mahesh Bhatt
“Forget about my movies, they are very boring,” he dares a reporter. Taking a vacation from directing movies, citing lack of interest, with no plans of returning irrespective of how [...]
November 9,2012: Manipal celebrates Obama’s Victory
Manipal: The Consulate General of the United States, Chennai in collaboration with the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University conducted the ‘US Elections Watch Party’ at Chaitya Hall in Fortune Inn [...]
November 7,2012: 40 years of fighting over 15 rupees a month!
Udupi: “My kids would see other children celebrate and play on festival holidays. During festivals all I could do for them was to stitch a dress for my oldest daughter [...]
November 7,2012: MAP to reopen soon
Manipal: On February 1, the Manipal University (MU) Anatomy and Pathology museums were shut down for renovation. The Museum of Anatomy and Pathology (MAP) was to re-open on July 1 [...]
November 6,2012: US Election Watch 2012
Department of Geopolitics in association with US Consulate General, Chennai will hold “US Election Watch 2012” on November 7 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The event will hold talks [...]
November 4,2012: KMC hosts third Cardiology Update
Manipal: The third Manipal Cardiology Update, was organised by the Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal on November 1 at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) Auditorium. The [...]
November 2,2012: MCPH holds workshop on ethics and anthropology
Manipal: Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH), in collaboration with Princeton University, held a three-day-long anthropology workshop from November 29-31. Engaged Anthropology 2012 was a forum for serious academic [...]
November 2,2012: MIT (A) wins cricket tournament
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) (A) team won the Manipal University (MU) Inter Collegiate Cricket tournament by beating the Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore team by a staggering 66 [...]
November 1,2012: Political class in India is anti-national class: T.J.S. George
His work remained hard hitting and aggressive while he incurred the displeasure of many as he moved from the newsroom of The Free press Journal in 1950 to becoming the [...]
October 29,2012: Dhol Baje raises 3.5 lakh for charity
Manipal: The 15th edition of Dhol Baje was witnessed on October 27 at KMC Greens by a large crowd of more than 3,000 people. A total of Rs. 3,55,000 was [...]
October 28,2012: Bazinga: A Bigger Success than Horn Ok Please!
Manipal: The Literary and Debating Club of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted its intercollegiate annual literary event known as Bazinga taking place in the MIT campus, from October 19-24. [...]
October 27,2012: Mangalore airport granted international status
Bajpe: The Bajpe Domestic Airport in Mangalore was granted international status on October 4. The status was given to airport by the Union Cabinet headed by finance minister P. Chidambaram. [...]
October 26,2012: Blitzkrieg steals the show at Manipal’s Got Talent
Manipal: Music & Fine Arts Club’s (MAFIA) annual event Manipal’s Got Talent concluded on October 23 in the MIT Library Auditorium with dance group Blitzkrieg stealing the top honors. While [...]
October 25,2012: Dracula sets a new record for Aaina
Manipal: Aaina, the official dramatics club of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), showcased the play ‘Dracula’ at the Syndicate Bank Golden Jubilee hall on October 21.  The play set a new [...]
October 22,2012: MIC organises Video Marathon
Manipal: Video Marathon 2012 was organised in Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) auditorium on October 20 and 21. The event was organised by Flaunge Media, Bangalore. Varadesh Hiregange, Director, MIC [...]
October 21,2012: BJP responds aggressively to Sonia Gandhi’s remarks
Mangalore: On October 18, a rather aggressive Congress President Sonia Gandhi openly launched frontal attacks on the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in an address to her party workers in an [...]
October 19,2012: Sonia Gandhi lashes out at BJP on Mangalore visit
Mangalore: The political scenario heated up in the region when United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the Karnataka government attacking the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).  She [...]
October 17,2012: Lack of students participation in N. Ramani’s Carnatic classical evening
Manipal: A Carnatic Classical flute recital by N. Ramani organised under the Cultural Coordination Committee of Manipal University (MU) was held before a packed house in the Counseling Hall of [...]
October 17,2012: Cauvery dispute: hope lost but votes gained
Indians love to hate their politicians. The state of political affairs of the nation can be used as an icebreaker in any situation, as it is one topic that everybody [...]
October 16,2012: APTI holds its annual convention for the first time in Manipal
Manipal: The 17th annual National Convention of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) was held from October 12-14 in the Anatomy Museum campus organised by Manipal College of [...]
October 14,2012: Dramanon holds its third annual Comikaze
Manipal: Dramanon (Dramatist Anonymous), an independent English theatre group, held its third annual Comikaze, at Syndicate Golden Jubilee Hall today. Bringing something new to the table, this year’s Comikaze was [...]
October 14,2012: MMMC celebrates Microfest 2012
Manipal: Microfest 2012, the annual microbiology fest was organised by the Department of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC) on October 13 at Interact Hall, MMMC campus. The fest started [...]
October 14,2012: Quarry Owners protest in front of DC office
Manipal: The Quarry Owners Association joining hands with the District Civil Contractors’ Association took out a procession of as many as 3000 workers and 70 trucks from Karavalli Junction (near [...]
October 13,2012: 11th Leadership Lecture held at TAPMI
Manipal: A talk on Ethical Leadership and Values in Management based on the Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was held on October 12 at T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI). As [...]
October 12,2012: MIT bags best team trophy in MU’s annual athletics championship
Manipal: The Inter-College Athletics Championship of Manipal University (MU) organised by Manipal Institute of Management (MIM) in MIT athletics ground concluded with Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) stealing the top [...]
October 10,2012: MIT wins badminton tournament
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) reigned in the Inter Collegiate Badminton tournament in both the men’s and women’s categories. The tournament was held on October 7 and 8 organised [...]
October 7,2012: Women’s participation doubles in Inter MU Basketball
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament hosted by the Kasturba Medical College International Center (KMCIC) was held from October 1-3. 40 women’s teams and 20 men’s teams participated [...]
October 7,2012: Prominent freedom fighters’ portraits unveiled at MIC
Manipal:  The unveiling of 19 portraits of prominent freedom fighters, who were impactful journalists and editors of the pre-independence era, took place in Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) on October [...]
October 2,2012: Tragic accident claims lives of two MU students
Manipal: Nishant Yadava, a third year Mechanical Engineering student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and Sulatha Kamath, an alumnus of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) lost their lives in a [...]
October 2,2012: Students celebrate Mooncake festival
Manipal: The Mid-Autumn or the Mooncake festival is a Chinese lunar harvest festival. The students of Malaysian origin, pursuing BDS in Manipal University celebrated the festival in front of Mandavi [...]
October 2,2012: KMC organises fourth annual walkathon for World Heart Day
Manipal: Around 300 people donned in white t-shirts and caps were seen outside the building taking part in Kasturba Hospital’s fourth World Heart Day Walkathon 2012 on September 30. [...]
October 2,2012: Techtatva 2012 gets a cultural touch
Manipal: Techtatva 2012, the technical fest organised by Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) focussed on more cultural events this year with an increase of events in both technical and non-technical [...]
October 2,2012: MU introduces iPads to the curriculum
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) recently provided around 700 iPads to the first year students of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal and Mangalore and Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal [...]
October 1,2012: Mahesh Bhatt interacts with students of Manipal
Manipal: “Power of Inspiration,” an initiative by Tehelka was held in the T.M.A Pai hall on September 28, from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm. The event saw prominent filmmaker Mahesh [...]
September 30,2012: TMR exhibits V3 vehicle after Wisconsin tour
Manipal: After returning from BAJA Collegiate Competition in Wisconsin, Team Manipal Racing (TMR), the official off road racing team of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) exhibited their vehicle V3, in [...]
September 30,2012: Dr. U.R. Ananthamurthy awarded 18th Basheer Puraskaram
Manipal: Held for the first time outside Kerala, the 18th Pravasi Doha Basheer Puraskaram was presented to Dr. U. R. Ananthamurthy. Abhishek, a student he’d chosen from his native village [...]
September 29,2012: Exhibition and sale of Ganesha paintings and sculptures
Manipal:  A six day exhibition of Ganesha paintings and clay sculptures was organised by Vrukshakala, Udupi at The Gallery from September 18-23. The event, which was organised to coincide with [...]
September 29,2012: The spirit of fairness in the RTE Act
April 12, 2012 – A “supremely” significant date in the history of this country.  Chief Justice S. H. Kapadia, Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice K. S. Radhakrishnan, the three members [...]
September 24,2012: SPIC MACAY goes international
Manipal: Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth (SPIC MACAY) held its first western classical music festival in the building on September 24, with the [...]
September 24,2012: MIT clubs to be directly involved in Techtatva
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) annual techno-management fest, TechTatva is scheduled to be held from September 26 onwards covering a wide array of innovative events with an expected turnout [...]
September 24,2012: SIO hosts student festival on “edutainment”
Udupi: The Udupi chapter of Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India organised its first Students Festival at P. U. College, Board High School, Udupi on September 23. The festival comprised [...]
September 23,2012: Malaria cases rampant in the district
Udupi: This year’s monsoon brought more than just rains for the construction workers of Udupi district. According to official records, out of the 1019 malaria cases from January to July, [...]
September 23,2012: Temple town celebrates Janmashtami || Video Feature
Temple town of Udupi celebrates Krishna Janmashtami. A video by - Rinish Ravindra Tasneem Jivi Ragini Dutta © The Manipal Journal 2012
September 23,2012: When Lord Ganesha came to town
It was as if the vibrant lights, the lively drumbeats sparked a new life into Tiger Circle. Celebrating the third day of Ganesh Chaturthi on September 21, devotees gathered in [...]
September 19,2012: MSFM housekeeping staff goes on strike; demand hike in salary
Manipal: Clad in their sky blue uniforms, more than 1000 housekeepers from Manipal Servicecorp Facility Management (MSFM) collectively staged a protest on September 18 in front of the Sarojini Ladies [...]
September 18,2012: Manipal waterfall becomes polluted
It is a recently discovered waterfall near Manipal Lake. This waterfall is active only through the months of August to November, during the monsoon season. Recently this waterfall has come [...]
September 18,2012: UPCL starts Unit 2 – Development doubles or the problems?
Udupi: Undeterred by huge criticism and numerous protests, the Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has gone a step ahead by kicking off the operations of its second unit on September [...]
September 16,2012: Celebrating the birth of Krishna
Carrying forward the hundred- year old tradition, the Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt celebrated Krishna Janmashtami(Vittal Pindi) on September 8 and 9. Attracting thousands of people all over the country, the [...]
September 15,2012: CCTV cameras to be installed in Manipal to increase “security”
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) along with the district Police came forward with the idea of increasing the number of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in and around campus; a measure [...]
September 15,2012: Plastic ban: third innings!
Udupi: In the wake of its waste management problems the City Municipal Corporation (CMC) of Udupi has decided to impose a complete ban on the use of all plastic carry [...]
September 15,2012: MIM holds ‘Management Conclave’
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Management (MIM) held its annual ‘Management Conclave’ in an attempt to bridge the gap between academia and the management industry on September 13 at the AC [...]
September 13,2012: Vibes 2012 opens doors to non-MU students
Manipal: Kasturba Medical College (KMC) conducted its tenth annual literary fest, Vibes 2012 from September 7 – 12 at the Dr. T.M.A. Pai Hall 2. Vibes, which was initially restricted [...]
September 10,2012: Temple town celebrates Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Udupi: Sri Krishna Janmashtami, the festival celebrating the birth of the Hindu deity Lord Krishna was celebrated at the Udupi Krishna temple on September 8 and 9. The two-day event, [...]
September 9,2012: When the dream came true – Founders of TMJ
The Manipal Journal has turned five and the celebration is incomplete without the ones who gave birth to TMJ, raised it and made it look, what it is today. The [...]
September 9,2012: When the dream came true – Back in 2010
This is the third core team which took over in 2010. The editorial team could only get a reply from one of its members. Let’s hear what he has to [...]
September 9,2012: When the dream came true – Since 2011
This is statistically the fourth core team; but we would say they are still part of us. The love and passion for TMJ still makes them write quick short-mails; guiding, [...]
September 9,2012: Living the dream – Five years of TMJ
This is the current core team of The Manipal Journal. The fifth core team, fifth anniversary… things can’t get better. We are privileged to be part of the first TMJ [...]
September 9,2012: Government Women’s college protest against Bangalore based tabloid
Manipal: On September 7, as many as 1700 students from the Udupi, Ajjarkad Dr. G. Shankar Government Women’s First Grade College went out to stage a protest from the Clock [...]
September 8,2012: Beyond Academics: The four-wheeler Dentist
Manipal:  Making its way out of the low hanging cluster of wires through the narrow streets of Udupi, it becomes the centre of attraction for the kids in no time. [...]
September 7,2012: The imbalance named Naroda Patiya
Arrey hamari FIR me likha gaya hai… ek woh pregnant thi, usko to humne chir diya thha b*******d sala… Unko dikhaya ki kya hota hai… ki hum log ko tumne [...]
September 5,2012: I believe in having personal contact with the students: Col. CMS Kalakoti
“Sir, I was allotted a room in the New Girls Block, but was given temporary accommodation in the eighth block. Is it all right if I continue to stay there? [...]
September 3,2012: The Manipal Journal anniversary promo
Promo Video By: Rinish Ravindra, Chief Photographer Tasneem Jivi, Chief of Bureau
September 3,2012: Veerappan’s first interviewer, ‘Nakkeran Gopal’ holds a talk at MIC
Manipal:With a moustache that brings back memories of South India’s infamous dacoit fanning across his face, R.R.Gopal’s is not an easy face to miss. Most popular for his sessions with [...]
September 3,2012: MIT wins overall championship in swimming competition
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) was awarded the overall championship trophy, with Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal coming second in the Manipal University (MU) Inter-collegiate Swimming Competition held on [...]
September 3,2012: Rise in participation of girls in inter MU squash tournament
Manipal: The inter-collegiate Manipal University (MU) Squash tournament that took place on August 2 at Marena witnessed an increased participation of women’s teams, increasing from one to five from the [...]
September 3,2012: Impact week 2012 gives talent a platform
Manipal: Hundreds of smiling faces were shining bright after screening their talent in various art forms at B. M School, Parkala in a rural talent search organised as a part [...]
September 2,2012: A neighbour called Malaria
Manipal: The monsoons have come in hand with the increase in the female Anopheles Mosquitoes. Malaria has been on the rise for over a year. Workers at the upcoming Aditi Sourabh [...]
August 30,2012: MCOAHS celebrates ‘Onam’
Manipal: The students of Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS) celebrated Onam on 28 and 29 August. As per the typical Kerala tradition, the students enthusiastically participated in several [...]
August 30,2012: DOC organizes workshop on accounting
Manipal: Department of Commerce (DOC), Manipal University (MU) collaborated with the Board of Studies Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to organize a one-day workshop titled ‘Accounting: An Aid for [...]
August 29,2012: MIJM moves to a new location
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management (MIJM) has been shifted to a new location this semester. The new building is situated between the ninth and the tenth block of the Manipal [...]
August 28,2012: Trouble in paradise; North-easterners flee Bangalore
You are on the phone, talking to a friend back home, making inconsequential conversation simply because you need to hear the sound of their voice to fill the void that [...]
August 28,2012: “Experience Theatre” offers virtual tour of Manipal University
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) has opened the “Experience Theatre” in the building which will give viewers a chance to explore Manipal through a collection of videos. The virtual tour [...]
August 27,2012: INKtalks hosts convention on unconventional success stories
Manipal: On August 24 INKtalks, as a part of its unconventional conventions road trip, in association with Manipal University (MU) held a talk at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) auditorium. [...]
August 26,2012: KMC co-hosts workshop on Practical Pediatric Oncology
Manipal: Indian Academy of Pediatrics (pediatric-hematology-oncology chapter & Udupi branch) in a joint venture with Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal organised a south zone regional workshop on [...]
August 17,2012: Manipal University organises International Evening 2012
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) organised International Evening at the Fortune Inn Valley View Hotel on August 16. The event was organised to present Project Amchi and to bring together members [...]
August 16,2012: Rain interrupts Independence Day celebrations
Manipal/ Udupi: Manipal University (MU) celebrated India’s 66th Independence Day at the building on August 15. Hosted by the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), the Independence Day [...]
August 16,2012: AIESEC and IAESTE present Project Amchi
Manipal: AIESEC, Manipal University (MU) in association with IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) held a press conference at the Utsav Hall of Fortune Inn Valley [...]
August 15,2012: MU to open food court exclusively for foreign students
Manipal: Manipal University (MU), home to students from over 50 countries, will be opening an International Food Court (IFC) exclusively for the foreign students staying in Manipal. The IFC will [...]
August 14,2012: MCPH hosts talk on Casteism
Manipal: In a talk organised by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH) on August 13,  Gopal Guru, a professor of social and political theory in the Centre of Political [...]
August 11,2012: RTI workshop held at MIC to spread awareness
Manipal: A workshop on the topic of Right to Information Act (RTI) was held at Manipal Institute of Communication on August 11. Harsha Raj Gatty, Research Fellow, Department of Personnel [...]
August 10,2012: Udupi’s largest mosque Jamia Masjid offers separate prayer hall for women
Udupi: With a capacity of accommodating almost 3000 worshipers and built over two acres of land, the district’s largest mosque, the Jamia Masjid was inaugurated on August 10 in Udupi. [...]
August 9,2012: TMJ and MIC to organise RTI Workshop
Manipal: The Manipal Journal (TMJ) and Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) in association with Whitewhistle, Mangalore will host a half day certificate workshop on the use of the Right to Information [...]
August 7,2012: Sailing through rough times
Malpe: He took to repairing; repainting every nook and corner of it himself when Laxman’s 20 years of small scale fishing fetched him enough money to buy a second hand [...]
August 5,2012: Delay in construction of hostels causes inconvenience for many
Manipal: To accommodate the increase in number of students this year Manipal University (MU) has proposed to construct five new hostel blocks. One new girl’s block that would accommodate 240 [...]
August 5,2012: Saligram artists perform Yakshagana on ‘Maya Meghana’
Udupi: The Saligram community performed Yakshagana with the latest concept of ‘maya meghana’. The event was held at the Poornaprajna auditorium in Udupi on August 5. The event was organized [...]
August 2,2012: Students complain as MIT terminates bus service
Manipal: The inter-campus bus service available for students living in the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) hostels came to halt on July 19. The decision which was taken by Manipal [...]
July 31,2012: Protest held in Udupi condemning Mangalore Assault Case
Udupi: After the cataclysmic Mangalore assault incident that took place in Mangalore, a protest was held against the organisation involved in the assault of the young students by Karnataka Komu [...]
July 31,2012: St Aloysius College hosts seminar on films and society
Mangalore: The Department of Mass Communication at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore held a one day seminar on ‘Film as Social Commentary’ on July 30. It was hosted by Stalin K, [...]
July 31,2012: Mangalore Assault Case: The Reporter’s Diary
Mangalore: Following the assault on youths on July 28, eight assailants have been arrested by the police. Along with the eight assailants associated with the Hindutva activist group the Jagarana [...]
July 31,2012: Art Gallery inaugurated in Manipal
Manipal:  The Gallery, an art gallery was inaugurated in Manipal on July 25, sprung from the growing interest of art in Udupi. The gallery is situated near Syndicate Circle and [...]
July 31,2012: Manipal University introduces 27 new courses
Manipal: This academic year, Manipal University (MU) has introduced 27 new post-graduation (PG) courses for its students in its affiliated institutes. Degrees in M.Tech, Ph.D programmes, dual degrees and numerous [...]
July 31,2012: August 1 2012: TMJ goes live
The Manipal Journal is back after a long vacation and it is time we get our reporting gear into action. We have a new team who is dedicated in making [...]
May 15,2012: May 15 2012: Signing off for the semester
As the semester nears an end and the student town gets busy with academic work, it also signifies the time for the TMJ team to take a break from reporting [...]
May 4,2012: U R Ananthamurthy: The Activist Writer
Manipal: No sooner did he trudge down to the hotel lobby, rubbing his eyes, getting the last of the sleep out of it, than we were guilty of disturbing perhaps [...]
May 4,2012: U R Ananthamurthy: The Activist Writer (cont’d)
Don’t you want to be a writer who is popularly read, who is read by a common man who maybe cannot speak your tongue? No. No. I want serious people [...]
May 2,2012: Indian Ocean: A genre of their own
Manipal: “I don’t think we are pioneers in anything. It’s all a lie!” retorted Rahul Ram of fusion rock band Indian Ocean when told that they are considered pioneers in their [...]
May 1,2012: Jeevan Sangharsha: A ray of hope
Udupi: She travels 50 km everyday from Halady, a naxalite prone area in Kundapura district to her workplace in Udupi and has a family. But what sets 41-year old Veena [...]
May 1,2012: Global health conference attempts to “bridge different worlds”
Manipal: A conference on global health was organised as a joint venture by the Department of Public Health, Manipal University (MU); Maastricht University, Netherland and McMaster University, Canada on April [...]
May 1,2012: Team Manipal Racing set to compete in Wisconsin
Manipal: Team Manipal Racing (TMR), the official off-road racing team of Manipal University (MU), launched their latest race car, the TMR V3, on April 30. The ‘All- Terrain Vehicle’ (ATV) [...]
April 30,2012: DC legalises 17 auto stands in Manipal
Manipal: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) M.T. Reju on April 25 signed the order that notifies 17 auto stands within Manipal, identifying them officially by the municipality. The auto stands weren’t [...]
April 28,2012: The social stigma concerns of HIV/AIDS
Manipal: The discrimination of patients suffering from Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has been a stigma upon society in India.  Whether it is being shunned by the community or an [...]
April 27,2012: Kalamanch to stage two comical plays
Manipal: Kalamanch, the dramatics club of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) will be staging two English comedies ‘No Quarter’ and ‘Pushpakala ki shaadi’ on April 29 from 6.30 pm onwards. [...]
April 26,2012: MCON to witness handing over ceremony
Manipal: The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) of Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) will witness a change of hands and leadership at the handing over ceremony at TMA Pai Hall (second [...]
April 25,2012: Swami Vivekananda monolith to be erected in Karkala
Karkala: It has been a century since he first walked on our land, but Swami Vivekananda still inspires many. In light of his 150th birthday, the Shri Ramakrishna Ashram, Bailur [...]
April 22,2012: Accidental fire destroys 13 huts in Chitpadi
Udupi: Thirteen huts, belonging to construction workers hailing from northern parts of Karnataka, were burnt down in Chitpadi, Udupi on April 20. There were no casualties, and the cause of [...]
April 22,2012: 11 arrested in Manipal shootout case
Manipal: Manipal Police arrested eleven on April 20, when they were planning to attack the residence of Mahendra and Anupama in Dashrath Nagar. Golden Suresh, a local dacoit, who was [...]
April 21,2012: Subtitles are not a substitute for dialogues: Girish Kasaravalli
A twelve time National award winning director and a Padma Shri recipient, Girish Kasaravalli is a pioneer of Kannada parallel cinema. He began his tryst with the art at the [...]
April 19,2012: Tibetan bike rally against Chinese government reaches Manipal
Manipal: Sixteen volunteers from Camp No.8 of the Doeguling Tibetan Settlement in Mungod, Karnataka, held a meeting at Hotel Varsha in Manipal on April 18. The meeting was part of [...]
April 19,2012: New DC’s office location creates problems
Manipal: The District Offices Complex (DOC) that was opened last year in December includes the Deputy Commissioner’s office and 40 other government departments under a single roof. But placed at [...]
April 17,2012: MU initiates solar energy project
Manipal: In December 2011, Manipal University (MU) was ranked second in India and 78th in the world, by Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World University Ranking, showing its environmental consciousness. The [...]
April 12,2012: KSRTC hikes bus fares by fixed margins
Manipal: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) have increased all their bus fares by a fixed margin, including the Volvo buses from Manipal to Mangalore from Rs 70 to [...]
April 11,2012: Tremors cause emergency evacuations
Manipal: Tremors were felt in Mangalore, Udupi and Manipal on the April 11. As a precautionary measure, three buildings were evacuated in Manipal. The Manipal Media Networks(MMN) building, the Kasturba Medical [...]
April 10,2012: Three arrested in MIT students’ robbery case
Manipal: Two students of Dr. T.M.A Pai Polytechnic, Manipal and an auto driver, were arrested by the Manipal Police on April 9 for being accused of beating up and robbing [...]
April 10,2012: Yuva Brahmana Parishad celebrates silver jubilee at Malpe
Malpe: The Udupi Zilla Yuva Brahmana Parishad recently celebrated its silver jubilee, by organizing a food festival on April 8. The event was held in Malpe beach, starting at 3:00 [...]
April 7,2012: VSO to organise its annual event ‘Sparsh’
The Volunteer Services Organisation (VSO), Manipal University (MU) will organise its annual event ‘Sparsh’ at KMC Greens on April 8, from 6:00p.m onwards. The event will include cultural programmes by [...]
April 4,2012: Movie critics don’t matter: Sudhish Kamath
Sudhish Kamath has been a film critic at The Hindu for the past 13 years and yet believes that a critic should not be given importance. Also an independent film [...]
April 3,2012: AIESEC to organise ‘The Consortium – 2012′
AIESEC Manipal University will organise ‘The Consortium – 2012’ on April 4. The event will give an insight into various industries to the students by providing them a forum to [...]
April 2,2012: KFC and Pizza Hut to open outlets in Manipal
Manipal: Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut will be opening outlets in Manipal by the end of May 2012. The fast food franchises have signed a deal with Shri Durga Developers, [...]
April 2,2012: MCOPS hosts national level T20 Tournament
Manipal: Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) organised a national level T20 tournament as part of their golden jubilee celebrations. The tournament saw six teams from all over India competing [...]
April 1,2012: Showcasing ‘Desi Tadka’ at day three of Revels
Manipal: Desi Tadka, the eastern dance competition that took place on the third day of Revels witnessed a better turnout as compared to day one and two. However, the eastern [...]
March 31,2012: Man of Steel: Jamshed J Irani
His 43 years of service has been a major influence on building the colossal company that Tata Steel is today. Dr. Jamshed J Irani took over the company as its [...]
March 29,2012: Sufi music helps you connect with your soul: Kailash Kher
With just one song to his name in 2003, he awed the Indian music industry with Allah ke Bande and carved a niche for himself in no time. In this [...]
March 26,2012: Indian art filmmakers don’t take Indian masses seriously: K. Hariharan
The passion in his words is such that the young and the aged are captivated alike when K. Hariharan talks about the whys and hows of cinema. The filmmaker’s romance [...]
March 24,2012: Revels organises ‘Green Run Marathon’
Manipal: The organising committee of Revels 2012, Manipal Institute of Technology’s (MIT) cultural fest, in association with Volunteer Service Organisation (VSO) of Manipal University, organised the ‘Green Run Marathon’ on [...]
March 23,2012: I plan on getting the source rather than targeting the consumers of narcotics: Chief Inspector of Manipal Police
Manipal: It is very unusual to see a zen-like figure behind the desk of the Chief Inspector of Police and not an officer yelling orders at deputies. Sitting across SA [...]
March 23,2012: Dramanon to stage two plays
Dramanon, sponsored by Airtel, will present two plays: The Seduction by Neil Simon and Doubles by Michael Frayn. The event will be held at the Syndicate Jubilee Hall near Tiger [...]
March 22,2012: Lok Sabha by-election victory sparks celebratory rallies
Manipal: The Congress Party held a celebratory rally through the Manipal Main Road past Tiger Circle (TC) on March 22. The rally was the largest in a series of vehicular [...]
March 22,2012: Traditional forms of knowledge are not given due respect: Rustom Bharucha
Manipal: Rustom Bharucha is one of India’s foremost writers, directors and culture critics. He is the author of highly valued books like the Politics of Cultural Practice and Rajasthan: An [...]
March 22,2012: MIC to hold Cinephilia film festival
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) will hold its first film festival Cinephilia 2012 from March 23 -25 at the Auditorium of the TMA Pai Planetarium. The festival, featuring talks, [...]
March 22,2012: MCES to hold cultural evening FIESTA
Manipal: The Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES) presents the Festival of Indian and European Synergy in Tradition and Arts (FIESTA) 2012, an evening of dance performances at the Amphitheatre [...]
March 20,2012: MIC holds annual athletics meet
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) held its annual athletics meet “MICSPRINT” at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) grounds on March 20. Hosting general track and field events such [...]
March 15,2012: MIT Director resigns after unprecedented student protests
Manipal: An indomitable show of force and resolve in equal measure by around 3500 students of the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) forced Manipal University (MU) to announce the resignation [...]
March 14,2012: MIT bus driver accused in campus bus accident FIR
Manipal: The Manipal Police have filed the First Information Report (FIR) with regard to the death of MIT student Ishan Nihalani on March 15. Manipal Police Sub-inspector Ishwara Naik M [...]
March 11,2012: Where to draw the line?
Udupi (Malpe): The waves break gently onto a golden strip of sand. The warm breeze carries the hypnotic sound of the ocean. Beaches like these, that dot the district coastline, [...]
March 10,2012: MU goes into firefighting mode
Manipal: The Registrar of Manipal University (MU) G K Prabhu addressing protesting students at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) quadrangle. He was forced to leave a function at the [...]
March 9,2012: Law students march against evaluation inconsistencies
Manipal: The students of Vaikunta Baliga College of Law (VBCL), Udupi, conducted a protest outside the District Collector’s office at End Point on the morning of March 9 to draw [...]
March 9,2012: And the colour spilleth over
Manipal: As usual, Holi set the student town alive and bursting with colours.
March 8,2012: Desperate times…
Manipal: This unidentified lady began cleaning herself and filling water bottles with the water of the fountain at Tiger Circle. The water, much like the water used to water grass [...]
March 5,2012: MU presents two evenings of Hindustani classical vocal music
Manipal: The Cultural Coordination Committee of Manipal University (MU) presents two evenings of Hindustani Classical Vocal Music on March 5 and 6. Pt. G.G. Joshi, Thane, will perfom at the [...]
March 1,2012: MIC to organise blood donation camp
Manipal: Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) will organise its fifth annual blood donation camp in collaboration with the Blood Bank of Kasturba Hospital on Saturday, March 3. The drive will [...]
March 1,2012: Children’s rights as a ‘Nobel’ cause
Kundapur (Udupi): Barely 30 kilometres from Manipal, an earthy atmosphere complete with brick houses, painted walls and open breezy halls, is the setting of what might be the winner of [...]
February 28,2012: Low turnout for girls’ volleyball at inter-collegiate tournament
Manipal: The Manipal University (MU) inter-collegiate volleyball tournament for men and women was organised by the Manipal institute of Management (MIM) at the Kasturba Medical College (KMC) volleyball court on [...]
February 21,2012: There is no place in the media for meaningful stories: Kalpana Sharma
Manipal: In a country where journalism is becoming synonymous with Page 3 and paid news, Kalpana Sharma has been the voice of good sense, giving hope to those who still believe [...]
February 20,2012: DC office requires wide scale demolition along Endpoint road
Manipal: The reason for the demolished shops, wasted bricks and weathered stones indiscriminately strewn along the Endpoint road, right from Syndicate Circle and past the .edu building, is the construction [...]
February 14,2012: Thousands pay respects to Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya
Manipal: Thousands of people thronged the District Commissioner’s (DC) office at Rajathadri on February 14, to pay their last respects to Dr. V.S. Acharya, Higher Education Minister of Karnataka and a [...]
February 10,2012: ‘Rave party’ at Malpe causes political outcry
Malpe: The Spring Zouk music and cultural festival organised by the State Government, held from February 3 to 5 at St. Mary Island in Malpe, rocked the state legislative assembly after news [...]
February 10,2012: ASARE students train for Special Olympics
Manipal: The ASARE home for mentally challenged children has started training five students to compete in the Special Olympics that will be held in South Korea in 2013. Kavitha, Archana [...]
February 8,2012: MIT Team B wins MU inter collegiate football tournament
Manipal: Seventeen institutions of Manipal University (MU) participated in the annual Intercollegiate Football Tournament, held at Endpoint football ground from the February 2 to 6, which was won by Manipal [...]
February 3,2012: New DC office at Manipal to offer variety of services
Manipal: A sprawling structure towers over the entrance to Endpoint. The Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office, which was originally a part of the old Public Works Department (PWD) building at Udupi, [...]
February 2,2012: Crime rate on the rise in Manipal
Manipal: The year 2011 saw increased criminal activity in the student town, a trend reflected by the 273 criminal cases registered at the Manipal Police station as opposed to 247 in [...]
January 31,2012: Gandhi Smriti held at MGM College
Manipal: The Udupi district division of Karnataka Konu Sauharda Vedike (KKVS) organized a ‘Gandhi Smriti’ programme at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College (MGM) campus on January 30 to discuss Gandhi, [...]
January 30,2012: Kalangana art school organises exhibition
Udupi: The Kalangana school of Arts, Ambagilu, celebrated its seventh Anniversary on January 29 with a collage and  art exhibition, paying tribute to renowned artist K.K. Hebbar on the occasion [...]
January 26,2012: BSNL tower remains an eyesore as court case continues
Manipal: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) tower that crashed into the old T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) building three years ago still remains an eyesore on the Manipal landscape. [...]
January 26,2012: Drunken auto driver threatens students at KC
Manipal: Kamath Circle (KC) turned into the scene of a brawl when a drunken auto driver attempted to attack passing students at around 7 p.m. on January 25. He was [...]
January 23,2012: TAPMI hosts Annual Inter B-School fest Atharva
Manipal: Atharva, the annual inter college business festival of T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) was held from 20-22 January. The fest hosted a combination of management, business, music and dance competitions, [...]
January 23,2012: Interview with the Merchants of Music: Salim-Sulaiman
Manipal: The musical duo of Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant have become cult figures since their entry into Bollywood as music directors. They have been composing music for over a [...]
January 23,2012: Manipal’s first flash mob held at Kamath Circle
Manipal: Chill Maadi, an e-magazine based in Manipal organised a flash mob on January 16 at Kamath Circle (KC) to promote Atharva, the annual management fest of T.A. Pai Management Institute [...]
January 23,2012: Dr. Ramdas Pai awarded ‘Datuk’ title for contribution to education
Manipal: Dr. Ramdas Pai, Chancellor of Manipal University (MU), was conferred the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) award by the state of Melaka in Malaysia on December 10, 2011 for [...]
January 23,2012: Toeing the line
Manipal: A young girl balances precariously on a tight rope as part of a street performance at Tiger Circle. A group of street performers from Chattisgarh, consisting of two adults [...]
December 5,2011: 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 [...]
November 7,2011: “Bling auto” lights up Manipal’s nights
Marl Jummadi, the owner of this rather flamboyant autorickshaw, had almost 20 meters of neon lighting shipped in from Bangalore at a cost of almost Rs.5000 to pimp his ride. [...]
October 31,2011: Advani addresses thousands in Udupi
Udupi: Lal Krishna Advani, former BJP President and former Deputy Prime Minister, stopped at Udupi to address thousands at Rajangana near the Krishna temple on October 31 as part of hisJan [...]
October 30,2011: Youth Congress protests against Advani’s yatra
Udupi: The District Youth Congress led a procession against L.K. Advani’s Jan Chetna Yatra on October 30, from the Ambalpady temple to the Udupi City Bus Stand, covering a distance of about 3.5 km. Advani [...]
October 29,2011: WGSHA celebrates Silver Jubilee, introduces new course
Manipal: The Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) celebrated its Silver Jubilee in Chaitya Hall, Fortune Inn Valley View, on October 28. As a part of the celebrations, Yogesh Chandra Deveshwar, [...]
October 29,2011: MIT wins MU cricket tournament for third consecutive year
Manipal: The Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) A team won the Manipal University (MU) cricket tournament for the third consecutive year, beating the Manipal Institute of Management (MIM) team in [...]
October 18,2011: Gangolli’s dirty little secret
Kundapur (Udupi): On a hot April afternoon last year, in the shade of a banyan tree, Babu Rai had seen this coming. “Come back after a few years and you will [...]
October 16,2011: 14 new records set at MU inter-collegiate athletics championship
Manipal: The annual Inter-collegiate Athletic championship of Manipal University (MU), organised by Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) was held at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) grounds on October 15 [...]
October 14,2011: Endpoint to become MU-exclusive zone
Manipal: The wide tarred road leading to End Point has been gated for quite some time now, giving the passerby reason to wonder why he has to use the muddy, pothole-ridden [...]
October 4,2011: MU holds annual inter-collegiate basketball tournament
Manipal:The Manipal University Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament 2011-12 was held on October 1-3. 19 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams participated in the tournament, organised by the Manipal College of [...]
September 24,2011: Back to business at Malpe Harbour
Malpe: The lift of the fishing ban last month saw zealous fishermen back work at Malpe harbour, weighing the big catch and oiling the anchored boats. Approximately, 11,000kg of rani [...]
September 11,2011: Interview with Ramon Magsaysay recipient Harish Hande
Manipal: Dr. Harish Hande is the co-founder of SELCO (Solar Electric Light Company) India, a social venture started in 1994-95 that aims to provide affordable and environmentally sustainable solar energy services [...]
September 9,2011: MU celebrates veteran journalist’s birthday
Manipal: Manipal University celebrated the 90th birthday of Dr. M.V. Kamath, Honourary Director of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), and a veteran journalist on September 7 at Chaitya Hall, Fortune [...]
September 4,2011: September 3, 2011: TMJ turns 4
Dear readers, TMJ has entered its fouth year of operations. To commemorate this, we thought we’d bring you a special in-depth series on the Manipal you didn’t know. We plan [...]
August 30,2011: No Parking: Kudremukh reserved for tigers
Karkala (Chikmagalur): In an effort to expand undisturbed areas for tigers, Kudremukh National Park has been approved as the 41st tiger reserve of the country. Awaiting final declaration, the park [...]
August 29,2011: Two MIT Students arrested for possession and distribution of marijuana
Manipal: Two students of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) were arrested on Saturday night for the possession and distribution of illegal drugs. About 1.3kg of marijuana (ganja), a small digital weighing [...]
August 28,2011: DOC hosts district-level badminton tournament
Manipal:The Zaphyr Committee of the Department of Commerce (DOC), Manipal University (MU), organised a three day district-level badminton tournament from August 25 called at the Recreational Club of Manipal Institute [...]
August 26,2011: Award-winning Udupi Municipality ignores hazardous waste
Udupi: “We are one of the few cities in the country which is honoured with the Green Leaf Award,” was the impromptu reply by Dr. Subramanian, Environmental Engineer of the [...]
August 25,2011: Indoor badminton stadium a mixed blessing for players
Udupi: D.V. Sadananda Gowda, the new Chief Minister of Karnataka inaugurated the new Indoor Badminton Stadium at Ajjarkadu on August 21. Currently the venue for the Yonex Sunrise Karnataka State [...]
August 24,2011: Glimpses of devotion at Janmashtami
Udupi: Thousands of devotees thronged the premises of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple from August 14 to 23. The Vittal Pindi procession on August 23 was the culmination of ten days [...]
August 18,2011: Fire breaks out in MIT Regency Hostel
Manipal: The top floor of the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) Regency Hostel was gutted in a fire which broke out on August 18 at round 3.30pm. No injuries were reported. [...]
August 15,2011: Colours of Patriotism
Manipal:Manipal University (MU) celebrated 65 years of India’s freedom with a parade and ceremony at the .edu Building on Aug 15, organized by Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP). [...]
August 3,2011: ‘Jana Samparka’ -Voices for Change
‘Jana Samparka’, an initiative by the Udupi District Police with support from the District Administration, the Zilla Panchayat and the Forest Department was a platform for the residents of Naxal prone [...]
August 3,2011: Long distance devotion becomes e-asy
India is the epitome of diversity , much of which stems from its rich religious heritage. While 80 percent of the people in India are Hindus, there are numerous pious [...]
August 1,2011: The blinking showpiece of Manipal
Manipal: The traffic lights installed at Manipal blink yellow every day, doing nothing to streamline the flow of vehicles along the main road. The lights, at Tiger Circle, Syndicate Circle and [...]
August 1,2011: Aug 1 2011: TMJ goes live
Manipal is a town where change is the only constant. Whether it’s new courses being introduced, fresh faces joining the student population or unfamiliar buildings rising like modern megaliths into [...]
July 31,2011: Holiday Makeover for Manipal
Every semester, Manipal undergoes transformations that reflect diversity. TMJ brings you glimpses of change which occured while you were away.   Watch this space for more pictures and if you’d [...]
July 31,2011: Alevoor dump yard: Garbage in, garbage out
Alevoor (Udupi): Until two years ago, Prema lived near a dumping yard at Beedinagudde in Udupi, surrounded by a pervasive stench and clouds of smoke. Clutching her throat, she said, [...]
May 6,2011: River to be diverted to quench urban thirst
Mangalore: It cuts through the mighty hills of the Western Ghats, passing by holy villages and populated cities. After quenching the thirst of Dakshina Kannada district, it rushes to form [...]
May 3,2011: Students protest against MIT Hostels ‘discrimination’
Manipal: The management of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) Hostels struck a major blow to the students of Manipal Institute of Management (MIM), Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC) and Manipal Institute [...]
April 18,2011: MU staff sweat it out at sports meet
Manipal: The Manipal University (MU) Staff Athletic Meet was organised on April 17 at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) ground by Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC). The meet was [...]
April 8,2011: Manipal extends support to Lokpal Bill
Manipal: Students of Manipal, united for a cause in support of Anna Hazare’s fast unto death to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in  Parliament, by organising a rally and signature campaign [...]
March 26,2011: ‘Pre-Symbiot’ holds forensics for engineers
Manipal: Institution of Engineering Biotechnology Chapter (IEBT) in association with the Department of Forensics, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) conducted a Forensic workshop on Mar 26th. The event took place at the [...]
March 24,2011: Mar 25 2011: TMJ starts new section ‘Environs’
TMJ started a new section named ‘Environs’ from March 23rd. Before getting into what the section will contain, the meaning of Environs as a word, and what it means to [...]
March 13,2011: Mar 14 2011: Manipal, issues, indifference and TMJ
Sadly, not many institutions exist to question authority when it does wrong. The issue is surely not pertaining only to Manipal but to the country as a whole. But, Manipal [...]
March 1,2011: Frustrated students plan attack on I-On servers
Manipal: In what appears to be an outrage against I-On, Manipal University’s internet service providers, a group of students have planned to bring down the I-On servers by conducting a DoS [...]
February 27,2011: The 200 rupee night cops of Manipal
Manipal: It is 11 p.m. The street, bathed in the dim yellow of incandescent light, is lonely. You are standing at the entrance to Manipal Lake with a group of [...]
February 9,2011: Google is the best tool to commit a crime: Ankit Fadia
Ankit Fadia is one of the best ethical hacker and computer security consultants of India. Fadia got into the field of hacking when he was eleven years old. He made [...]
February 6,2011: MIT students hold T20 tournament
Manipal: With the World Cup round the corner and the cricket fever gripping one and all, Manipal also witnessed a specimen of it at the Santhala ground. The Manipal T20 Tournament [...]
February 6,2011: Fadia hacks Manipal
Manipal: “Do you use Google for searching information? Do you use an antivirus? Do you have a Gmail or Yahoo! or any email account? Do NOT use them,” stated Ankit Fadia [...]
January 23,2011: Interview: Bhaskar Kamath
Calling him just an ‘international puppeteer’ would be an understatement. Bhaskar Kogga Kamath is a young, dynamic and zealous 42 year old who started staging puppet plays at a tender [...]
January 14,2011: Jan 15 2011: Post Limbo
The start of a New Year may only be a change in numbers but for the team that works for TMJ, it is a reason to begin and implement new [...]
November 28,2010: Nov 29 2010: Signing Off
As another semester concludes, we as a team need a breather too. This semester has been fruitful and ricocheted surprising results to our efforts. While we managed to have 224 [...]
October 22,2010: MUN Manipal gets bigger with six councils
Manipal: Model United Nations (MUN) started from Oct 22nd. The inauguration and the opening ceremony was held at the MIT AC Seminar Hall. MD Nalapat, director for Geopolitics department and [...]
October 10,2010: MIC hosts annual MU athletics meet
Manipal: Manipal University’s Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet Championship was held at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) grounds on the 9th and 10th of October. H N Udaya Shankar, registrar-evaluation, Manipal [...]
October 5,2010: Three days of law, order and ‘booze-less’ life!
It is not vey often that you see everything close down in and around an almost B-Level University. Life at a full stop is a very rare scene in Manipal [...]
October 5,2010: Message of the verdict: Move On – M V Kamath
The most notable thing about the judgement given by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of the Ayodhya Babri Masjid Dispute is that it has [...]
October 5,2010: Message of the verdict (cont’d)
(cont’d) In the past, our secularists’ arguments have largely been on the following lines: One, Sri Ram is not a historical figure but a fictitious creation of Valmiki’s imagination; two, [...]
September 26,2010: Sept 27 2010: The damned verdict
The term ‘verdict’ has accumulated so much importance since the last few weeks for all Indians that to see past it becomes difficult. Even for TMJ. The word carries a [...]
September 4,2010: Founding Five of TMJ
Their mission was to deliver unbiased and honest news in Manipal. Something nobody else was doing. Their dream was realised in the form of The Manipal Journal (TMJ). On the [...]
August 18,2010: Superbrawl outside KMC boys hostels
“***** Nepali! Hath kaise lagaya tune ?? *****, Bihar ka rehne wala hoon mein,” went the audio amidst violent visuals of an enraged medical student pouncing on a ‘Nepali’ doberman. [...]
August 17,2010: From the field
It is baffling when a government official turns up to an appointment before time. The appearance turns symbolic if it happens to be a national holiday. “Independence day, madam”, the [...]
March 31,2010: One night…
Comprehending fear is rare for me. The rarity can be understood by the importance it has achieved to deserve a blog post for its last happening. Walking in Manipal is [...]
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Should MU monitor students' activities through CCTV?

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