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India’s GDP Contraction—Myths and Realities

The pandemic has halted financial growth across the globe. Economies—from the most prosperous ones to the ones growing the fastest—have found it challenging to satisfy the needs of their citizens. People across India have been reeling under the recent statistics released by the government that claimed a 23.9 per cent contraction of the GDP. This article busts the various myths surrounding this contraction and its relevance to India’s economic health.

Dealing with Disasters—An Insight into Kerala’s Management

Following three consecutive disasters that put Kerala’s disaster management model to the test, the coastal state now stands firm in its battle against the ongoing pandemic. The fine tuning of the model, coupled with a united front by the people of the state, continues to stand as an excellent example for the rest of the country to follow.

The Nation Stands Still—COVID-19 Lockdown in India

In December 2019, when news arrived from Wuhan about a deathly new strain of coronavirus, hardly anyone could have predicted the worldwide pandemic that was on the horizon. As the nation comes to a halt and health care workers battle this disease from the front lines, the migrant workers and farmers have their own struggle underway.

Commemorating Freedom—Independence Day Parade 2019

India is one of the most multi-faceted and fascinating countries in the world. The spirit of our country lies in our celebrations. Patriotism overpowered every other emotion, on 15th August 2019, as students and staff gathered to celebrate the day India earned her independence from the British.

Manifestos and the Military—A Talk on National Security

An event full of rhetoric, the National Security talk by Udupi Talks was one attended by people from all walks of life. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Member of Parliament and Major Surendra Poonia, an ex-Special Forces operative were the key speakers at the event which aimed at resolving doubts related to national security.

Sparking Indian Youth to Action—Smart India Hackathon 2019

The Smart India Hackathon, one of the biggest in the world, was organised in MIT, Manipal on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2019. It was a gruelling competitive coding event, which saw 24 teams from all over the country participate in the event in Manipal. The Hackathon encouraged students to work towards finding solutions to real-world problems that were presented by industry professionals.