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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Cameron Bancroft—A Victim of the Human Psyche?

When Cameron Bancroft was caught tampering with the ball in March, it was the team leadership that bore the brunt of the criticism. If it indeed was Warner instigating Bancroft, Bancroft’s situation would not have been an easy one, and thus difficult to break down into black and white.

Making History—the War over the Past

India has been embroiled in controversy surrounding changes in textbooks for quite some time. However, neither is this something new nor is it characteristic of only India. History has been used as a tool to influence populations since time immemorial. However, is it in the best interest of students to deprive them of an evidence-based, unbiased education? Or do they just become pawns in a larger war of ideologies?

Manipal for the Traveller

The edgy daredevil of a teenager in you might cause the inexplicable urge to dive headfirst into college. Do not be fooled. Instead, fuel your inner grandma and mentally stock up on a list of places to be in your new, semi-permanent hometown, Manipal.

The Summer Playlists: Volume 1

Whether you’re lazing away the summer, fattening up your CV, or partying the night away, good music can always come in handy. With that in mind, we bring you the first volume of our Summer Playlists. This volume has a melancholy tune but at the same time, it promises to bring a smile on your face.

P.S.: These playlists are available on Spotify and Apple Music too!

Fact or Fiction?—Sitting Down with Chicken Sambar

Chicken Sambar is a group of young filmmakers and artists hailing from School of Communication, Manipal. The team is now working on a crowdfunded feature film, Fiction, which tells the tale of three different stories coming full circle. We had the pleasure of talking to them about their achievements, and here’s what they had to say.

The Final Test: Placements in MIT

College placements is one of the most important factors to be considered when choosing a college. MIT students, at the end of their college term, have the chance to take up jobs in many major companies and can also expect to receive the help needed to be ready for it.

Godfathers of Grunge—The Story of Soundgarden

In this article, we reflect on the illustrious career of Soundgarden, the band who took the throne of grunge royalty right alongside Nirvana, and carried on the baton following Kurt’s demise. With a vast discography spanning six albums, each bringing something unique to the table, it was arguably their ‘90s releases that produced the most unforgettable classics.

A Town Full of Memories

Beginning with awkward introductions among classmates and ending with an overwhelming nostalgia towards friends in the hostel— the first year goes by in the blink of an eye. Amidst all the experiences that one goes through, a few instances stand out in the time spent in this small town. It’s these moments that creep their way into our hearts and well up our eyes by the time we say goodbye for the much-needed summer break.

Demystifying Urban Governance

City governments, by far, have the largest and most direct impact on a citizen’s life. How often do we see news relating to municipal/city governments? How big of a deal are civic, or local elections? It is at a local level that change brings about the greatest respite in a citizen’s life.

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