We are Manipal The Talk Network – an independent media organisation run entirely by
students in Manipal with a passion for creating memories, sharing stories and
showcasing our Manipal experience.
As the leading media organisation in town, we strive to showcase the best of Manipal
through our platform. People from all walks of life live here in Manipal, and we do our
best to create a connection with them through our words, art, photography and videos.
In October 2010, a first-year student Gaurav Prakash was looking for a platform to bring
together individuals from all over Manipal – cutting across boundaries of batch, stream
and course to discuss the town they called home. He wanted it to be a one-stop solution
for anyone seeking any information, opinions or stories about Manipal. Having found
none, he created one.
Little did Gaurav imagine that the website he hastily built in ten days in the MIT Library
would eventually be Manipal’s largest media body. Initially a one-man show, he would
post notices from around campus and cover a few events. This attracted more people
who were interested in contributing, and soon a team – Manipal the Talk 2.0 was born.
Over 200 students across 16 colleges form a part of our organisation, and our crew
works tirelessly to show you all sides of the university town of Manipal, which is home to
What We Do?
As an independent media body, we are not affiliated to MAHE or any college – giving us
the freedom to create content without any biases or restrictions. From covering all the
events in town to creative projects that showcase the talent of the crew, MTTN has
become synonymous with great content in Manipal. With our app and website, we have
essentially put Manipal on a screen, making lives easier for all college students. From
upcoming events to a directory available on the app, we revolutionised the way Manipal
Unlike other media organisations, our strength lies in us being university students.
We’re all extremely passionate about what we do at MTTN. It is that passion that drives
us to tell our stories through words, art, videos and photographs – putting our heart and
soul into everything we create. Simply said, we are Manipal the Talk Network. We are Manipal. And More.