The Great Indian Travelling Cinema

The movement of independent cinema from the hallowed screens of film festivals to the television sets of the Aam Aadmi audience has been a slow process if at all it has been a process. In an attempt to break through these barriers, one man has been travelling all over the country, screening his films in... Continue Reading →

Syphilis: Straightening the Misconceptions

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. In India, there are about a million cases each year. Syphilis is treatable and resolves within a few weeks under proper treatment. However, if left untreated, it can progress to a more harmful stage.   A Brief History: As Girolamo Frocastoro dictated parable in 1530, the... Continue Reading →

BEST OF 2016: MOVIES

  2016 has had its fair share of ups and downs. Isn't that how life is? But it does not do to dwell on the sadness, and forget how to live, does it? Happiness exists in the narrowest of crevices - all we need is to be able to see it. Putting it this way:... Continue Reading →

The Dega-Dega Chronicles

You are either familiar with the sounds of the two weird hyphenated words in the title, or are juvenile in the world of the nocturne. When the midnight hunger pangs are brutal, especially if your fridge is as empty as streets at night; when you are agitated, your stomach is growling, your head is howling;... Continue Reading →

Tribute to the Oldies: Placement Edition

“CONGRATS to the 5 xyz company selects and expecting them to distribute sweets in their respective departments, for their success and take the blessings of all their faculty (teaching & non-teaching) who have helped them, achieve their dreams. MIT and MU wishes you all the very best for your bright future.”  The iconic post of... Continue Reading →

Annapoorna: The Mess You Deserve

  Annapoorna. Situated in the shady crevice between 9th block and Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management, this mess has been the savior of students who have dared to go that extra half mile for hand-made rotis. The name of the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment strikes out in bold capital letters as I step... Continue Reading →

Manipal Wallpaper Pack

Manipal is a breathtaking town, from the forests forming the backdrop of the MIT campus, to the river that snakes its way across the evergreen landscape. We've all fallen in love with the town; it has a hold over us that's unexplainable, making us yearn to be here throughout the year. While nothing compares to... Continue Reading →

Classical Music: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Let us look at one sphere of music, which has been completely sidelined from popular culture: Indian Classical music. For the purpose of this article, we consider predominantly the works on string instruments, namely the sitar and sarod, that is to say, Hindustani classical. Firstly, we need to agree upon the fact that Indian classical music... Continue Reading →

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