India is one of the most multi-faceted and fascinating countries in the world. The spirit of our country lies in our celebrations. Patriotism overpowered every other emotion, on 15th August 2019, as students and staff gathered to celebrate the day India earned her independence from the British.
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”
On 15th August, the Hindi literary society of M.A.H.E., Goonj, orchestrated a cultural event, to honour and celebrate India’s 73rd Independence Day.
The Literary, Debate and Quiz club returned this semester with yet another puzzling offering. Quiz Meets Quiz, a general knowledge event, was a delight for inquisitive trivia enthusiasts. With an assortment of challenging questions, the quiz kept its audience both entertained and befuddled.
On 5th August 2019, Founder-CEO of Mu Sigma, Dhiraj Rajaram, addressed students and faculty of MIT, sharing his experience as an engineer-turned-entrepreneur. He imparted valuable advice about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship to students of the outgoing batch and shared a few tips on how to prepare oneself for the path towards setting up their own business.
The international student community of Manipal came together on 9th August to celebrate Kairos—MAHE’s International Day. Students from all over the world shared their beliefs, traditions, and food with each other in this extravaganza of culture.
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, the Chairman of DRDO and Secretary of Department of Defence R&D, recently addressed MIT students as the first speaker of the TechTatva ’19 Talk Series. He enlightened the audience about developments on the nation’s defence front, and encouraged students to put efforts into research that will help in strengthening the country’s security.
On 4th August 2019, students and staff from across MAHE gathered near Malpe in an attempt to raise awareness about sexual abuse. Manipal Runners’ Club organised the beach run in support of victims as part of a global campaign against sexual violence by Claire McFarlane.
Coming from the comforts of our house, we bring along a bag full of apprehensions, as we step into Manipal. However, as time goes by, and we gather new experiences, we all find ourselves in love with the town and the college. With newfound freedom, away from our homes, we learn to be our own guide on this new track, full of unexpected turns.
Fantasy fiction has intrigued the human imagination for ages. However, within the genre, masked in character arcs and allegory, there are numerous parallels to religion and folklore. These parallels have not gone unnoticed, and to this day, religious ideas in fantasy works continue to stir up debate.