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Monthly Archives: November 2020

How MIT Celebrates

Fests, whether they be cultural or technical, help you sharpen your skills, interact with different people and have the time of your life. Read on to take a peek at this colourful aspect of MIT.

Staying Afloat in the COVID Storm—Businesses in Manipal

The pandemic has caught a lot of independent business owners off guard, with social distancing norms and lockdowns posing a major problem to their ability to attract customers to their stores. Many businesses in Manipal, have felt a lasting impact due to the giant student community leaving town and the residents having to stay at home. Read on to find out how they have coped during these trying months, and the multiple measures they have taken to ensure they can get their ventures back on track.

A Brain New World—The Advent of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Elon Musk is back at it with yet another venture. This time, he attempts to turn his science fiction dreams of unlocking the brain’s full potential to reality—in the form of a coin-sized chip. Connecting our minds to the gadgets around us opens up realms of possibility, granting expediency of immense magnitude, and paving the way to a more enjoyable life—but it can also go awfully wrong.

An Adventure Into the Winds of Change

Sitting in the relative safety of home, with the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world, life in Manipal seems like a dream away. Now, with online classes in full swing, I reminisce about the year and a half I spent there, where I stepped out of my hobbit-hole of comfort, to be swept off on an adventure.