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Packing During a Pandemic

As a pandemic brought the world to a grinding halt, a large number of students in Manipal were left stranded in hostels, or had hastily left their belongings behind. In these uncertain times, packaging and moving companies across Manipal have come as a boon, as they dole out their services of safely, securely and professionally, handling belongings right to the doorstep.

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.

Sports During CoVID-19

The sporting industry has been one of the worst affected due to the global pandemic, with a dip in viewership, a loss of investment and a lack of willingness by players to resume training. As fans remain apprehensive about the future of their favourite sports, players and managers prepare themselves for new safety regulations, along with the atmosphere of isolation that will surround games in the future.

COVID-19 Quarantine—Locking Down New Skills

During this quarantine period, it can be difficult to come up with activities to keep ourselves busy and motivated throughout the day. Here we have compiled a list of skills, with resources and quotes from professionals, that beginners in the field can take up at home, while staying safe and healthy.

Psychus — Revels ’20

Psychus encouraged participants to think outside the box and tease their brains with unique, challenging and fun events. Contestants were put through multiple rounds that tested their IQ and only the wittiest of them could prevail and emerge as winners.

Manipal Students Win Big at MIT COVID-19 Challenge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently organised an international virtual Hackathon to tackle the major problems related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Two teams with students hailing from Manipal Institute of Technology placed first in their respective tracks by building innovative solutions and tackling real-world problems effectively.

Connecting With the Past—A Tech Talk by Tanay Pratap

Returning to his own college from a successful career in Microsoft, Tanay Pratap sought to impart his knowledge and experience into the future entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts of Manipal. The event was a huge success as each member of the audience grasped something from the talk.

Sailing Towards a Global Epidemic

In a haunting parallel to the barges that brought the Black Death to Europe, an isolated cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan has become the symbol of the COVID-19—the disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain that has already taken more than 3,000 lives. Read on to learn more about the origins of this virus, and how it is gradually bringing the whole world to its knees.

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