The Raging Inferno across the Amazon

What went down? At mid-afternoon of the 20th of August, the skies of São Paulo, a city 1700 miles away from the forest, randomly turned pitch-black. The sun was completely obscured by ash and smoke. As giant plumes of smoke arose from the greenery, a harsh truth slowly took shape. More than 70,000 forest fires have... Continue Reading →

Genesis 2019

‘Genesis - Initium Novum’, the annual student council inaugural function of MCOPS was held on the 12th of August, 2019. The event had two main events; the formal followed by the informal event. ‘Genesis’ was graced by the Principal of MCOPS, Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao, the Vice Principal, Dr. S Reddy along with the chief guest... Continue Reading →

Kairos 2019

  Manipal Academy of Higher Education's event for international students, Kairos 2019, kicked off in the afternoon of August 9th. The event was organised by the Office of International Affairs in collaboration with AIESEC, IAESTE, CAM, and IPSF. The celebrations started with an interactive event at Marena, the University's sports complex that included a multitude... Continue Reading →

Theatre Of The Oppressed

‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ is an initiative first elaborated in the 1970s by the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal who was influenced by educationist Paulo Freire. It is a liberal methodology used to impart knowledge and raise awareness using expressions and creative interventions. A session typically consists of a ‘facilitator’ who directs all activities and... Continue Reading →

A Tarantino Picture

  INT. UNCLE’S POINT, MANIPAL - SUNDAY It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. After a heavy downpour in the previous night, the air is resonating with the pitter-patter of the raindrops on the worn-down road. The first customers of the day are nine people seated around two rickety tables joined together. Let’s call them NUMBER ONE,... Continue Reading →

Asterion 2019: Part Two

The latter half of Asterion continued with the same level of enthusiasm and gusto that graced the first two days. Here's a short report on the events that were conducted: EM Simulation The Emergency Medicine workshop organized by Tempus Pretioso was aimed at giving the delegates hands-on experience in basic medical practices commonly used in... Continue Reading →

Asterion 2019: Part One

  "Learning gives creativity. Creativity leads to thinking. Thinking provides knowledge. Knowledge makes you great" A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Kasturba Medical College, Manipal has a bustling and active student community which is always experimenting with new approaches to make medical education fun and exciting. In this spirit, three clubs, Justitia, Tempus Pretioso and Cutting Edge decided... Continue Reading →

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