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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Automative Aspirations – RoboManipal

From the adorable Wall-E to the murderous Terminator, robots are a fascination to all of us. MIT’s very own RoboManipal live the dream by building a new robot every year, apart from the several other automation projects. We wish them the best of luck in their performance at the prestigious ABU Robocon.

A Computer That Bluffs

When IBM’s ‘Deep Blue’ defeated a chess grandmaster, everyone admired the capability of computers. When Google’s ‘Alpha Go’ defeated a 9-dan ranking player at the board game ‘Go’, they were startled by the prowess of Artificial Intelligence. However, sentiments were vastly different when the world was introduced to the first computer that could bluff. Read on as Hashtag by IECSE explores yet another facet of AI – this time involving a game of Texas Hold-Em Poker.

Matrubhasha Divas

MIT’s Hindi literary club, Goonj, planned a line-up of incredibly well-executed acts to commemorate ‘Matrubhasha Divas’ on the 21st of February, 2017. The event lived up to its expectations, with a variety of linguistic talent on display.

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.

Playing your ‘Cards’ Right – Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyaan (VISAKA)

The country felt the aftereffects of Demonetization rather harshly and carrying forward his mission of Digital India, the Prime Minister of the country, Shri Narendra Modi launched VISAKA. Under the tagline of #LetsGoCashless, it sought student volunteers from all across the country to lead the country’s digital orientation. Manipal was no different as it celebrated and welcomed the digital age into the university town!

Nawaazish – The Local Train Performs in MIT

Music lovers in Manipal gathered at the Quadrangle to witness The Local Train’s live concert. It was ideated and organized by the Rotaract Club of Manipal, as a part of the Diamond Jubilee Program of Manipal Institute of Technology. The band was quite impressed by the concept of Nawaazish, where tickets were sold and funds were collected to support the cause of women empowerment.

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