Sakharam Binder and Surpayan – A Review

  The walls of the Gangubai Hangal Auditorium were filled with a multitude of applause following the two centre stage performances by Manipal Institute of Communication’s theatre and dramatics club, Kalamanch, in their grandest production for this semester. The first performance was an adaptation of the legendary Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar: Sakharam Binder followed by an original... Continue Reading →

Bade Miyaan Deewane: A Review

As the title and poster might suggest, the play ‘Bade Miyaan Deewaane’ is set in retro Bollywood style. It is light-hearted comedy enriched with subtle humour, satire, and the occasional Urdu ‘Shayari’. Being the main production of this semester, the Aaina Dramatics club made sure that the play successfully captured various components of a classic... Continue Reading →

Jhakaas: Manipal’s First Feature Film

Four friends, discontent with their lives after college and reminiscent of “the good old days” reunite. What ensues is a night of fun, debauchery, and misadventure.   Jhakaas! — a feature film by Anirudh Entertainment Films — opens to a scene of what appears to be Sameer getting chastised by his father outside Manipal Police... 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 →

A Look Back : 3 & Half Outsiders

If you said that the stand-up comedy scenario in Manipal was beginning to run a bit stale, we’d be forced to agree with you. 3 & Half Outsiders by Comedy Club Manipal, held on 25th January is a testament to the fact that stand-up wasn’t made for everyone. It started out pleasantly enough, as Harman... Continue Reading →

And Then There Were None: The Play Review

Mystery has been considered one of the most daunting of theatrical genres to pull off; even more when you are staging a production of the world’s best-selling mystery till date – ‘And Then There Were None’, by the queen of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. Now, not many would dare to put up an Agatha Christie... Continue Reading →

Kria Restaurant Review (Bengaluru)

In search of a classic fine dine restaurant where you can have a decent conversation over lunch or dinner, coupled with selected variety of good wine and soft music that matches perfectly with the ambiance? Well you have stumbled upon the right place. Kria, a restaurant opened recently in Koramangala, gives you just that. With... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Review: Basil

When Basil opened its doors back as millennium turned, it must have been a very different place. But so was Manipal, and so was the world. Through the years, Basil has seen consistent reinvention even as the world around did the same, dispelling any possibility of going stale on the palate. Which is not to... Continue Reading →

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