Pro.Verb: Day 1

The 4th edition of Pro.Verb, School of Communication's annual national level British Parliamentary debate tournament kicked off on the 28th of September 2018. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by the chief guest Dr Poornima Baliga, the pro-vice-chancellor of MAHE. It started off with a welcome address by the conveners Bhavna Subramanian and Rrishika Kakoty,... Continue Reading →

New in Town: Ribbons and Balloons

Here's a piece of good news to all those with a sweet tooth, Manipal now houses an outlet of Ribbons and Balloons, a leading confectionary brand spread across Mumbai, Pune and Mangaluru. What sets Ribbons and Balloons apart from rest of the bakeries is its striking location and proximity to the happening spots in town.... Continue Reading →

Freshers’ Orientation 2018

Remember your first few weeks at Manipal? When you thought clubs were just for drama and sports or nerds who think robots are cool? Or when you thought nothing exciting can really happen at an engineering college? And then the Fresher’s Orientation happened. The Student Council, MIT in association with the Student Welfare department sought to... Continue Reading →

New in Town: Belgian Waffles Co.

Apart from being the setting for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and their fancy glassware, the only other reason most of us know about Belgium is for their waffles. Having taken the country by storm in the past couple of years, Belgian Waffles Co. has now opened its doors in Manipal. We recently ventured out for a... Continue Reading →

Dawn of a New Era for Open Source

Microsoft has gone on an acquisition spree under Nadella in the recent past as it bought LinkedIn for X 2 years back and now GitHub for Y. Microsoft has taken several steps in the last few years to bridge gaps with Linux, what its former CEO Steve Balmer once called “cancer”. The hostility between the... Continue Reading →

Before You Ask: Freshers’ FAQs

Q.1) When should I arrive for my orientation? Is it necessary for parents to come along? Ans. Arriving a day before the date allotted to you, according to your branch would give you sufficient time to prepare for the formalities before you attend the orientation. While it is not necessary for your parents to come... Continue Reading →

Big Data: The Oil of the 21st Century

When Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion in 2016, many believed Satya Nadella wasted his money. But what he had acquired was something more than a mere social network for job seekers; he had taken control over the world’s most massive, extremely powerful and frequently updated databases functioning in the form a digital media company.... Continue Reading →

A Letter to Ma

The bond between a mother and child is something which is made up of pure love. Each relationship is unique and begins long before the child's birth. A mother is a friend, guide, and teacher. She is the only person in a child’s life who understands every problem faced by them, without even having to... Continue Reading →

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

An elaborate plan, which began from the works on a simple quiz app and culminated with gaining access to personally identifiable information of over 87 million Facebook users finally came under public scrutiny for its unethical and inappropriate nature. Cambridge Analytica, a subsidiary of SCL Group, was a British political consulting company which shut doors... Continue Reading →

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