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Usurper’s Eyes on the Powerless: V.K. Sasikala

If there is one thing to be taken from Sasikala’s recent foiled attempt at taking over as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, it is the importance of looking over one’s shoulder. In this article, we take a look at the rise and devastating fall of someone who never quite learned how to not bite the hand that feeds.

Guthrie Govan: An Insight and Review

Musicians upon whom talent is conferred in as immense a proportion as Guthrie Govan are seldom heard of in the mainstream. As has often been said of the music industry, popularity need not necessarily denote ability. Read more to find out about the musical journey of the maestro himself, including his recent performance at Mumbai.

Con Artist – True Enemy or False Friend?

On days you’re out of cash, do you wish you could manipulate someone and run away with their loot? Blank-101’s talk, ‘Con Artists – 101’ focused on just that. Read on to find out more about what was perhaps the club’s best presentation yet.

Opeth – Deliverance [Finely Tuned]

Hot on the heels of what was Opeth’s magnum opus, ‘Deliverance’ had quite the challenge of living up to the standards set by its predecessor. In this week’s Finely Tuned, we take a look at what was not only the most brutal album in the history of Opeth’s career, but what could have also been their last.

The Debacle in the Sky

We strive to send as many satellites into the air as we possibly can. Be it for student projects, mapping the weather, or for high-definition television. But what happens to those satellites once they are defunct? In IE-Aerospace’s event, we were given an opportunity to see just what happens with the remnants of man’s ethereal exploits.

Sketch It If You Can

IE-Civil’s coveted workshop on 3-D modeling using ‘Sketch-Up’ took students from scrawling doodles of buildings in their notebooks to watching those very structures come to life before them.

Tête-à-Tête in Blindfolds

Ever wonder how disparate people’s perception of you would’ve been if they were unable to judge you on how you looked? The Psych Club, Manipal gave people an opportunity to do just that in their event, ‘Blindfolded Conversations’. Read on about the goings-on of this amusing yet edifying social experiment.

Amma – The Birth of a Revolutionary

Amidst those who shed tears after Jayalalithaa’s death, stood also critics and puzzled supporters who struggled to grasp how the death of a Chief Minister could spark such profound emotion. Read on as we peel back the layers behind this much venerated and possibly irreplaceable leader in the history of Tamil Nadu.

Riding For A Cause – M-BRACE ’16

Manipal’s cycling enthusiasts gathered for another evening of putting the pedal to the metal, but this time it was for the benefit of breast cancer victims. Read on about Red-X’s beautifully conducted cyclothon.

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