Must Visit Places In and Around Manipal

A significant advantage of studying in Manipal is its prime location. Situated in the hilly hinterlands of the Malabar coast of India, Manipal has easy access to both the sea and the mountains--and the scores of holiday destinations that lie within them. Additionally, being a tropical region, Manipal itself is home to some of the... Continue Reading →

The Ratha Yatra

In the books of writers such as Neil Gaiman and Kevin Hearne, one may find gods and humans interspersed evenly amongst the denizens of the Earth. Outside the pages of fantasy however, it may be a rare sight indeed to see gods out on the streets. One street in particular, jumps out to become part... Continue Reading →

Auld Lang Syne

On the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, a key event that began the French Revolution that has graced our history textbooks since, in 1889, Paris played host to the Exposition Universelle. Many things were to come of it, as did from its cousin in America, the Columbia World Exposition. One of these... Continue Reading →

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 →

IndiaRides: An Interview

Weekends are not meant to be dull. They are meant to relax and refresh your body and mind. For many of us, weekends are also meant for exploring! Running away to Goa (tourist) or Gokarna (traveller) is the first thing we plan for any upcoming long weekend. But as the day approaches, our destination changes... Continue Reading →

Explore Manipal

As cliché as it sounds, my story starts with gaping at the drab rotation of a ceiling fan. I pause, letting out a sigh of boredom, distractedly diverting my gaze to the cracks in the walls and the leftover stubs of double sided tape. After what seems like a few million donkey’s years of lethargy, I force... Continue Reading →

Explore Manipal

As cliché as it sounds, my story starts with gaping at the drab rotation of a ceiling fan. I pause, letting out a sigh of boredom, distractedly diverting my gaze to the cracks in the walls and the leftover stubs of double sided tape. After what seems like a few million donkey’s years of lethargy, I force... Continue Reading →

What is Manipal?

Even as the South West monsoon rages across South India, thousands of students pour into Manipal to start a new academic year. They bring with them their hopes and ambitions, dreams and fears, and cast them into the personality-forge that is Manipal. Shy becomes quietly confident, being loud and boisterous turns into being masterful at... Continue Reading →

A Night Beneath the Stars in Manipal

For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. -Vincent Van Gogh That the atmosphere scatters light is known to all. We associate this with the blue sky of the day but fail to consider the night and its intense lights. Even in a relatively small... Continue Reading →

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