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The Anatomy of a Food Fest

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) plays host to four food fests every year highlighting themes ranging from popular television shows to global cuisines. Each food fest brings a vibrant range of food choices to Manipal while also celebrating the theme chosen by the...

While one struggle ends, another begins for Manipur’s Iron Lady

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” While it might read like a string of syllables stitched together, the aforementioned quote by John Dalberg Acton is laced with bitter truth, applicable to a frighteningly long list of issues. The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 was...

Britain votes Leave: What it could mean for India

In a historic referendum vote, Great Britain voted to ‘Leave’ the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned while the British pound fell to a three decade low even as the result of the referendum vote was being declared. While most of the effects will be...

Manipal’s North East connection

It happened in my first few weeks in Manipal. I ran off to the football field clutching my pair of cleats, hoping that someone would be there. I found no students playing there, probably because I was too early, but I was relieved when I...

Panama Papers: A game-changer in journalism?

“Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data?” "Very interested" "There are a couple of conditions. My life is in danger, we will only chat over encrypted files. No meeting ever." “How much data are we talking about?" “More than you have ever seen” A simple conversation was the beginning...

US Elections: The World’s Favourite Spectator Sport

The year is 2016, and in the United States of America, it means that it is time once again to elect a president. The entire world has its eyes on this country as politicians fight for the party nomination. Let us set the scene: leading...

Vemula: A tale of suppression and caste crucification

The story of Rohith Vemula is a chilling narrative that unfolds the passively aggressive caste system undergoing in our educational institutions hidden behind the carefully constructed facade of equality. Ironically enough, these are the same institutions that are entrusted with shaping the young minds with...

Jumping to Conclusions: MIT student death

The death of Neham Agrawal, a 2nd year Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) student, who succumbed to severe burn injuries here on Thursday, has left the student populace of Manipal in a state of paranoia. The circumstances that led to the death of the 19 year old...

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