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The Dark Side of Humanity – Cults 101

Humans have always had a tendency to be drawn towards a herd-mentality. On the 23rd of September, Blank-101 explored the dark side of this phenomenon as they discussed the formation and functioning of cults across the world.

A Vision for the Future—The Story of Raghunath Manohar

Raghunath Manohar, an engineer at MIT, is the sole inventor of a lens system that revolutionised the existing telescope technology and went on to become a military standard. His decades’ long journey is filled with stories of struggle, perseverance and eventually, success.

Tackling The Taboo—A Conversation About Therapy

“Therapy is self-care—it’s an hour of focusing on just yourself and voicing the thoughts in your head that you cannot otherwise say out loud.”
In an attempt to break the stigma surrounding it, MAHE students open up about their experiences with therapy and how it has helped them.

Going the Distance–Sitting down with Sakshi Maheshwari

“While I was in the wheelchair, I realised that you can’t take even simple things, like running, for granted.” Sakshi Maheshwari, a final year KMC student, battled against all odds after she met with a serious road accident. In an interview with The MIT Post, she talks about her love for marathon running and the power of positive thinking.

Hitler–Führer and Filmmaker

Films have always been a powerful medium of expression, with its reach that often being used to promote political agendas and ideals. The Triumph of the Will was the first propaganda film of its magnitude, with imagery particularly designed to increase the clout of the Nazi empire—despite the party being in shambles at the time, The Triumph of the Will presented the Nazis in a position of extreme might and power.

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