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A Brew of Realities—Sitting down with Faizan Akhtar

On 13th September, 2020 the student council of MIT, Manipal organised a technical talk on mixed reality with one of Microsoft’s Learn Student Ambassadors, Faizan Akhtar. A man of subtle humor and moralistic ideals, the mixed reality evangelist sat down with The MIT Post as he enlightened us with his experiences.

Fearsome Freshets—the Karnataka Floods

The post-monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in many places in the state of Karnataka. The temple town of Udupi and several other regions have borne the brunt of the flash floods caused due to excessive rainfall and a lack of effective prevention measures being taken by the government. After a widescale evacuation of people by the NDRF in the last few weeks, the state looks forward to recovering from the damage it has sustained.

Suit Up! —Sitting Down with Noyal Babu

As the Manipal COVID Challenge came to a close, four students advised by two mentors emerged winners with their Hybrid Bio-Suit. Reducing the rising problems that come with plastic PPE kits, the suit uses biodegradable polymers, minimising plastic waste while maintaining the same safety levels against the deadly virus.

Melody Behind the Madness — Dissecting Concept Albums

We live in an era where people consume and discard music at an insanely rapid rate—yet some songs do stick around longer than a one-hit-wonder. Music that addresses the issues that lie stagnant in today’s society wakes up the inner voices of the listener. In this article, we explore unparalleled artistry which helps connect us through a meaningful note.

A Dance With the Dragon—India’s Amendment to the FDI Policy

China’s FDI has grown five-fold since 2014 and, as of December 2019, its cumulative investment in India exceeded $8 billion. On 17 April 2020, India modified its FDI policy such that all countries sharing a border will have to gain government approval before investing in a home business. Understandably, this caused quite an uproar on the world’s economic stage.

A Map for the Higher Semesters – The Mentorship Program

Students from the third year mentored their juniors from second-year on how to handle the plethora of opportunities and troubles that they will encounter. The juniors were given tips to handle academic and non-academic activities simultaneously. Students across branches are looking forward to the resumption of classes in college along with being ready to plunge into newer opportunities and create new memories.

Deftones—White Pony

Be it for music that makes you think, or the kind that makes you feel, Deftones are artists in every sense of the word. In this edition of Finely Tuned, we reflect on their magnum opus of the millennium, ‘White Pony’, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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