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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.

The MIT Debate Tournament—Revels’20

A flagship event, The MIT DT was a national level debate competition conducted that garnered widespread participation. With participants divided into adjudicators and speakers, the contest culminated in a battle of wit and savvy.

Honouring Seventy-One Years of a Republic

On the occasion of India’s 71st Republic Day, Manipal had witnessed celebrations throughout the day. Starting early with a flag hoisting ceremony and march, and ending with an evening filled with music and dance, it was a lovely way to commemorate this landmark event.