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Capitalism Over Artistry—The K-pop Industry

Behind the curtains on the glamourous stage that the world of K-Pop is, lie secrets of exploitation, materialism, and pretense. The Hallyu Wave popularised this unusually westernised form of music across the world, with multiple bands like BlackPink and BTS emerging into the spotlight. However, South Korea in its quest for Soft Power has allowed the mistreatment of these artists by promoting them as goods instead of focussing on their art.

Sports During CoVID-19

The sporting industry has been one of the worst affected due to the global pandemic, with a dip in viewership, a loss of investment and a lack of willingness by players to resume training. As fans remain apprehensive about the future of their favourite sports, players and managers prepare themselves for new safety regulations, along with the atmosphere of isolation that will surround games in the future.

Stranded in a Home Away From Home

With the country gradually lifting lockdown, there is no knowing when students stranded in Manipal will be able to make their way home. Living away from family and friends for an indefinite amount of time has its pitfalls. However, MIT is doing all it can to ensure their students are well taken care of.

Let’s Talk—AIESEC’s World Cafe on Mental Health

In this mighty labyrinth of a world, we often stumble along dead ends and lose ourselves in that maze. Instead of offering help, society turns a blind eye to this mental struggle. This talk raises questions on how to navigate through those struggles and move forward and counter the stigma around mental health.

AdmitKard Webinar

Admit Kard organised a webinar on 11 July 2020 in an effort to address the concerns of the students who are seeking admissions to foreign universities. Mr Rachit Agarwal, the co-founder of Admit Kard, was the guest speaker at the event and took questions from the students. The event was well organised and gave the attendees a fair idea of the state of education abroad. Everyone who attended was given access to a mentorship programme free of cost by Admit Kard.

Connect to Online Learning—Sitting Down With Sumer Rajpurohit

The Manipal Conclave’20 launched its latest enterprise, Connect, which features talks by inspiring personalities. The MIT Post had the opportunity to interview Connect’s first speaker, Sumer Rajpurohit, who gave an insight into his YouTube channel, Last Minute Tuitions, and how it all fell into place.

A Helping Hand—Student Council’s e-Grievance Cell for Placement and Internships

The placement season is a crucial time for students and the guidelines listed, as well as the various eligibility criteria, add on to their stress. While students prepare for tests and interviews, the e-Grievance Cell for Placements and Internships ensures that all their doubts get clarified. It also serves as a forum which provides a quick redressal to any grievances raised by the students.

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