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The Boy Who Lived Lives

More than twenty-five years after an eleven-year-old wizard received an acceptance letter from a rather special school, millions of people remain enthralled by his fantasy world. This is J.K. Rowling’s legacy – an audience so ardent that they cling to Pottermania even into adulthood.

A Whole New World—Evolution of the Disney Movie

Since the release of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, Disney has come a long way, replacing poisoned apples with guitars and Prince Charming with self-sufficiency. Modern day Disney is moving towards being more inclusive of cultures and gender identities with the release of every new movie. It’s a whole new world, indeed.

When The Laughter Stops

Memes, on some level, normalize the concepts that they joke about. The sheer volume of such content that we consume and the fact that dark humour is now the most dominant form raises questions about what the internet could be doing to us.

Temples — Sun Structures [Finely Tuned]

When Temples broke into the music scene in 2012, people were unprepared and unsure about what hit them. With their debut album, Sun Structures, the band has accomplished the perfect blend of new-age retro and vintage psychedelic rock, with woeful lyrics, thudding bass lines, and melancholic guitars. Here’s our take on their music.

The Faults In Our Stars

Astrology is a manifestation of our struggle to get into the focal point of the universe. With the denial of facts, figures, and reality stemming from the denial of our insignificance, we try to convince ourselves that the world is not entirely random.

Muchos En Uno: A Four-Play Event by ADA

Muchos En Uno was a four-play event by ADA that focused on pertinent social issues. ADA tried to get their message across using engaging and humorous plays. The evening’s line-up ranged from satirical sketches on the traditional Indian household to romantic thrillers, while also incorporating a supernatural-themed play with darker undertones to it.

Rashōmon: A Crime and Three Lies

Rashōmon by ADA, in association with Betaal, is a Yakshagana remake of the Japanese classic directed by Akira Kurosawa. The play was beautifully sculpted by ex-MIT student, Abhinav Grover, and was performed as one of several acts under MILAP, Manipal University’s literary and arts festival. Read on to find out more.

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