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Muchos En Uno: A Four-Play Event by ADA

Muchos En Uno was a four-play event by ADA that focused on pertinent social issues. ADA tried to get their message across using engaging and humorous plays. The evening’s line-up ranged from satirical sketches on the traditional Indian household to romantic thrillers, while also incorporating a supernatural-themed play with darker undertones to it.

Rashōmon- A Crime and Three Lies

Rashōmon by ADA, in association with Betaal, is a Yakshagana remake of the Japanese classic directed by Akira Kurosawa. The play was beautifully sculpted by ex-MIT student, Abhinav Grover, and was performed as one of several acts under MILAP, Manipal University’s literary and arts festival. Read on to find out more.

Silenced Minds – AAINA’s Take On Censorship

A cheering audience started to gather around a group of energetic actors performing a street play on censorship and how even during recent times people can’t speak their minds on pertaining issues. A sensitive topic as such required mastery in scriptwriting which AAINA delivered as always. The audience after an astounding performance started to challenge the ideas of freedom and how an independent India is not completely independent

Welcoming Zia: An Interview with Aswekeepsearching

Since the release of their debut album ‘Khwaab’, the steady rise of the band has led them into spotlights across the country and the world. After an intense touring period, Aswekeepsearching return with their second album ‘Zia’. Read on to find more about India’s premiere post-rock outfit in our recent interview.

Anathema – The Optimist [Finely Tuned]

Nearly two decades later, Anathema returns to complete a story left hanging precariously at the edge of a cliff. Will they be able to recapture the enchantment of 2001’s ‘A Fine Day to Exit’ in its sequel? Read on to find out in this week’s edition of Finely Tuned.

The Kodinhi Enigma

The tiny village in Kerala, Kodinhi, has captured attention due to the unusually high rate of twin births. We discuss this mystery that has eluded researchers and some possible explanations.

Embracing Hurdles with Grace – An Interview with the Showstoppers

Ever wondered the dictionary meaning of a Showstopper?

Not surprising, if you haven’t. Because Manipal’s very own fusion dance crew – The Showstoppers does absolute justice to its name; of receiving prolonged applause and appreciation. We sat down for a short chat with the President of the Manipal Megacrew about their recent bronze at the National Finals of Hip Hop International.

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