It is said that a magician never reveals his secrets. However, we at The MIT Post were fortunate enough to get a chance to speak with Mr Shankar Junior, a renowned illusionist who was in MIT to speak at the Illumine Talks, organised by the Lions Club of Manipal and the Rotaract Club of Manipal.
Jayant Mammen Mathew, the Executive Editor of the Malayala Manorama, one of India’s most-read publications, and an MIT alumnus was recently elected to the prestigious position of the President of the Indian Newspaper Society, the apex body of Indian publication. The MIT Post had the opportunity to interview him on his wealth of experience as a prominent journalist.
Aaron Friedland answers questions and talks about his initiative, The Walking School Bus, explaining the reasons behind this project along with its importance and some of the difficulties faced while implenting it.
Vipul Goyal, the comedian made famous by TVF’s Humorously Yours, performed in Manipal on 1st March at a show organised by the Cultural Coordination Committee, MAHE. After his immensely entertaining show, The Post had the opportunity to talk to him about his experiences as an engineer-turned-comedian.
Chhaya Dabas is the founder of ‘Baatein’, a writing platform for poets and artists that has come a long way since its inception on Instagram. Also a cancer survivor, she talks about using writing as a form of self-expression, a distraction from pain, and as a reflection of her understanding of the world.
Megha Bhatia is the founder of Our Voix, a youth-run organisation that aims to prevent child sexual abuse. We, at The MIT Post, had the opportunity to speak with her about Our Voix and her experiences at the organisation. Catch her at TEDxManipal on 24th February 2019.
In one of India’s most cut-throat film industries, Nag Ashwin, an alumnus of Manipal’s School of Communication, has successfully managed to carve out a niche for himself. With two resoundingly successful films under his belt, the Telugu writer-director sat down with us to talk about his journey as a filmmaker and what the future of this industry holds.
“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.
One of the most important student bodies in MIT, the Student Council is an example of indirect democracy in action. These elected individuals form the link between the student populace and the authorities. In this article, the members of the Council share their motivations for running for office and their agenda for the coming year.
The MIT Post recently got the chance to chat with Mrs Seemantini Khot, a social worker who has guided many communities to a brighter future. Through her knowledge and skills, she had helped people become self-sufficient by enabling them to make the most of the resources available to them.