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The Consortium | By AIESEC in Manipal University

Posted: March 30, 2012 by Gaurav Prakash in Uncategorized
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You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become?Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.

A student passing out of college has various options in front of him; whether he should take up a safe corporate job or do an MBA or follow his heart and become an entrepreneur or do something different altogether. AIESEC Manipal University brings to you The Consortium ’12 where it shall bring together the best professionals varied sectors and fields and help the student decide as to what his calling is. 

Speakers for the Event include:
1. Mr. Java– GM, NABARD
2. Mr. Anand Prakash – Station Head Mangalore Red FM
3. Mr. Kumble Narsima Prabhu- CEO, Manipal ACE Management

For tickets, contact us 

Shobit: +91-8095128602 | Pulkit: +919535680079

 

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AIESEC’s Youth Leadership Summit

Posted: March 28, 2012 by Gaurav Prakash in Uncategorized

AIESEC Manipal University,  held a Youth Leadership Summit at the AC Seminar Hall on 25th March, 2012. The event featured the success stories of two of Manipal’s leading youth icons – Gaurav Prakash and Gopal Krishna, who shared their views and policies on the various disciplines of entrepreneurship.

The event was inaugurated by AIESEC president Abhishek Kocchar, who brought out the essence of
entrepreneurship and the role of entrepreneurs in general. Much emphasis was laid on the Golden
Circle. Any idea or venture has to satisfy three questions credibly – first why, then how and finally
what.

The first leg of the program began with Chill Maadi’s founder, Gopal Krishna’s speech. Gopal is from
Muzzafarpur in Bihar, where partisan short-sightedness about careers existed. Like most of us, he
too joined the bandwagon in Kota, running behind an IIT dream just to satisfy the whims of the
society. Gopal then moved on to explaining how entrepreneurs are more often known more for the
empire they engendered rather than their persona. There was a 65 year old man, Harland Sanders
who was passionate about cooking. He lost his shop in a highway expansion scheme, but did not lose
hope. He went to every shop and house trying to sell his special dishes, but was rejected 1009 times.
Had he given up on the 1009th attempt, the multi-billion dollar mogul KFC might have never come
to be. Similarly were the lives of J.K Rowling and Walt Disney, who discarded all criticism and were
firm about their passion. Gopal always dreamt of creating something big, came up with an idea and
worked on it with a small team. With Chill Maadi garnering 3500 views in its month of inception, he
never turned back. Today Chill Maadi as a team of 112 across 9 colleges. Gopal also has many new
ideas up his sleeve including school contact programs and much more.

Gaurav Prakash (the founder of Manipal The Talk) then orated his views. He believes that entrepreneurship is about painting your own road and making a mark. However, he has moral attachment to entrepreneurship and says one’s idea must give back society. Some of the important tips he gave were:

Make your own rules

Reaction to criticism

Cofounder and Team should compliment you

Don’t be scared to share your ideas

Unique Selling Point (USP)

Registering your company

Expanding these points would make this article a thesis, so be sure to watch the video of the man himself speaking! Gaurav then spoke about out our very own MTTN, and his vision to create a student portal to connect individuals and for interaction. No one believed his concept would work and they all had misgivings and doubts about it. Gaurav went back and worked on these doubts and turned them around. MTTN 1.0 blossomed into MTTN 2.0, and MTTN X3 is waiting to roar. He learnt from his mistakes from his maiden start up and corrected himself in later ventures.

A speech laden with humour, witty one liners, intellectual analogies, fruitful ideas, awe-striking facts
and inspirational stories is impossible to compress into an article but here are some of the catchy
quotes:

Always tell your team “Work with me. Not work for me”.

“Don’t be scared to tell your ideas out. If you are not convinced about doing it well yourself,
you might as well not do it”

“None of my best friends are in any of my ventures, True story”

“97% of businesses are replicas of successful business models”.

“Necessities create ideas, and ideas must create demand”

 “People came up and told me menucardsonline.com is such a trivial concept that even they
could have easily done it. The question is DID THEY DO IT?

“Every idea is unrealistic. But convince me.”

The conclusive leg of the event featured an innovation bloc where the audience was divided into
groups and asked to come up with ideas for start ups to solve certain issue. Some the ideas that
came up were

Online portal for borrow, rental and exchange of stationary, electronics and transportation.
Profit margin would be made via commissions.

An event management company that would lessen the burden clubs have to undergo in handling logistics and arrangements, and therefore allow the clubs to focus solely on their field of interest.

A delivery system whereby students would get paid for picking up Dominos deliveries, posts ,etc.

A website offering education help, where students would get paid for tutoring and doing assignments for peers. This would connect students and give match their requirements and capabilities.

Mickr – a company that would install LED screens all over the campus and display messagesfor the college, clubs and other franchises.

The two guests, Gopal and Gaurav gave their inputs and identified the flaws. The immediate feasibility of these ideas is highly debatable, but isn’t entrepreneurship about making ideas possible? The evening was ended with a synopsis by Kanika from AIESEC.

All in all, it was an inspiring evening of enhanced learning, insightful thinking and spawning of
new ideas. Go ahead; let your dreams take flight. Think big and just do it. Don’t forget to catch
the videos of inspiring speeches!

 

Girish Kumar

Video Courtsey : Tejasvi

Greenwave Music Festival is a two day event set to be held at Manipal.

Greenwave is a musical movement for those who think that conservation of Mother Nature is more important than exploiting her. Manipal has always been different because of its greenery and scenic beauty of the valley. Lately in the last three years, with growing population there has been huge drive to urbanize Manipal. The soothing vision of the green is slowly being replaced by the harshness of concrete, hence Greenwave.
Greenwave is a voice for those who want to shout out that we don’t need another urbanized town at the cost of nature. We want Manipal as it is – green, clean, and close to our heart. The musicians performing in Greenwave, will not only promote nature through their music but will also pledge for a cleaner environment. The event will also feature prominent speakers form Greenpeace, who will make the youth realise the worth of our environment in our daily life and will also plant trees in order to promote the cause.
There will be an ONLINE Greenwave Music Competition of where the top 5 entries will be invited to perform at the festival. The best judged entries will get an opportunity to open for the headlining bands, and hence, get full press coverage, and goodwill that the event will provide.

So greenwave is all about Go green, Think clean.
Our audience is those for whom music is the peace of soul.
simple, yet make it unique by their creative inputs.

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A passion for life behind the lens? Show it to the world then. Manipalthetalk.net presents M CL!CK. Get your signed photos published on MTTN.

Two simple rules:
1. The photo must not be posted on any other website other than your own. It can be posted in your personal photo album.
2. The photos must be related to Manipal/Udupi.

So get shooting people! May the lights shine and flashes flicker!
Email them to mclick@manipalthetalk.net

Henry Ford. Dhirubhai Ambani. Bill Gates.  Mark Zuckerberg. Steve Jobs…

These are not just names, these are titles synonymous with ideas. These are people who have not just done greater things in life than most of us are able to for our own selves, but have left the world with ideas and established the fact that Entrepreneurs not only make profits but very well can revolutionize the way things are taken in the world.

Most of them started early, at the age we are in right now, or probably a little late when an idea struck them. How did they do it? Obviously there was a motivating force behind each one of them but where did they get the skills, the connections, the resources and the knowhow from. How did they come to know what kind of decisions they need to take in order to understand people or in business terms, their market?

More importantly, how can we start doing it at this age? Nowadays we see more and more number of young people starting their own ventures. In Manipal itself we have examples of people walking among us doing great things.

In order to connect the dots ourselves and bring that idea into an implemented plan of action, we need resources and a platform. So we as an anonymous group of students bring a seminar on how you can turn your ideas into achievment. Hear it from people who have done it before, learn it from people who are doing it already. Take back with entry into a platform through which you can explore, connect and achieve.

Youth Leadership Summit- happening this Monday, A.C Seminar Hall, 5 PM.
Enter with an idea, walk out with a motive.

Every Saturday evening doing same stuff, why not get some blessings of Lord Krishna this Saturday with a feat add-on to it.
On Saturday March 3rd BYSmanipal is celebrating Guara Purnima at Bhajan Kutir nr. Syndicate Circle, Manipal. 
Dear Devotees
Please Accept the Blessings of Their Lordships Sri Sri Krishna-Balaram. We are pleased to invite you, with your family and friends to celebrate the 526th appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the most merciful incarnation of Lord Krishna.

namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ
[Caitanya Caritamrita, Madhya 19.53]

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya, who is more magnanimous than any other avatāra, even Kṛṣṇa Himself, because He is bestowing freely what no one else has ever given-pure love of Kṛṣṇa.”

Programme Schedule

1630 – 1830 : Nagar Sankirtan
1830 – 1900 : Bhajan Sandhya
1900 – 2000 : Lecture on the Appearance of
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
2000 – 2015 : The “HARE KRISHNA CHANT” for world peace
2015 – 2130 : Sandhya Arati of the Lord and Prasadam Distribution

Please Chant:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
And be Happy

If you cant come for the event please do attend - prasad distribution (dinner) 
 Hare Krishna ... 
 to visit the official page of the event -  https://www.facebook.com/events/226908774068153/ 

to know more about the organizing body  –  https://www.facebook.com/bysmanipal

WGSHA Presents Zaara

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Gaurav Prakash in Uncategorized
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WGSHA recently had its own food fest – Zaara. Hosted at Valley View, the two day event was a glimpse of efforts that the graduates put in and what makes the college one of the best for hotel management in India.

Packed with chefs from the colleges and other VIPs from Udupi and Mangalore, the event saw a huge turn out of people who had come to explore the cuisines that was on offer. Entry was only via passes and selected guests were invited for the event. The menu offered three course meals with Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines,  deserts were exclusively set based on the cuisines.

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The decoration of the evening was artistic and gave a nice touch to the overall ambience of the place, with creative lighting and outdoor setting – the overall setup was exclusive. Attention to detail was extremely high and the guests were well taken care of-  an artistic touch was a fish bowl at the center of the table – napkins and cutlery were at the right place and the overall setup was just how one would expect at a good restaurant. The mocktails were well made and even though the options for the mocktails were limited, all of them packed a good punch. The students were well prepared for the event and service offered was at par with high-end restaurants. Orders were taken promptly and a personal recommendation was offered on all course being chosen.

‘We are offering cuisines that are authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean – one cant find anything like this around here, every dish is prepared and perfected by the students’ said Mudit Karwa, one of the organizers of the event. He also added ‘We are capable of seating upto 120 guests at the event’ . Since the event was invite only, this number was more than sufficient to fit the guests coming in.

As the evening progressed, there grew a huge gathering of people waiting to get an opportunity to enjoy the cuisine. Since the entry was invite only, a lot of people had to be turned down. The event was successfully handled and the hospitality skills shown by the students were highly appreciable.

Overall, we enjoyed the exclusive invite to the event and food was one of the best that we had in a long time. We look forward to more such fests from WGSHA and congratulate them on a successful event.

Pictures : Divyam Hansaria

The Beauty of Algorithms!

Posted: February 2, 2012 by Rambo in IE CSE, Uncategorized
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IE-CSE organized a workshop called “The Beauty of Algorithms” from 30 Jan to 1 Feb. The workshop had students participating from all years of MIT. The workshop was conducted by Vipul Puri, 3rd year, also the President of IE-CSE.

The workshop was quite informative and it took start from basics of algorithms. The workshop began with six questions each, a sort of brain teasers and helped you to learn fundamentals of algorithms and what an algorithm should contain. The crowd loved these starting questions and it also got them warmed up for the workshop.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The workshop started with preliminary topics such as Bubble Sort, Selection sort, Fibonacci Numbers, etc. Then we moved on certain mediocre stuff like Hashing, the Warshall Algorithm, Horspool algorithm and then to harder stuff. These algorithms Vipul bro told us that are used in daily softwares from Google’s indexing algorithm to train route picker, etc.

The workshop had many students not only from CSE but also from IT, EnC etc. The participants loved brainstorming and understanding algorithms. Everyone were busy finding the shortest and best way to solve the problems. Vipul bro also told us about Time Complexity and Space Complexity. At the end of workshop we were given problems that we had to solve.

The plethora of programming and coding lasted for three days, in which we got to learn a lot about Algorithms. This workshop helped benefit a lot of students to understand the basics of algorithms. It was rightly titled “The beauty of Algorithms” as algorithms make us understand the working of life itself and complexities in nature are handled with utmost simplicity with Algos.

-Ali Akbar

INHERTIANCE by Christopher Paolini

Posted: January 27, 2012 by blogschange in Uncategorized

You’ve probably seen this book on the bookshelves of most bookstores. You see the emerald green cover with a dragon’s face adorning the center but you might be reluctant to pick it and start reading, probably due to its length or you might not have any idea about the story and characters. Well here is the review to help you decide if it’s worth the buck.

Inheritance is Christopher Paolini’s fourth book, originally planned to be three, series called “The Inheritance Cycle”. They include in reading order: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance. Eragon was published in 2002, just about the time when Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings were in all rage. Paolini started writing at the age of 15. He ventured into creating a whole new kingdom of Alagaesia, filled with magical creatures such as elves, dwarves and Urgals. Each character has been given much depth and gravity. He also tries to create a word picture of each and every aspect of his fantasyland, like any good fantasy writer should do. His writing style has matured with each book as he himself grew older while writing, and with the last book, Inheritance, he has created a certain niche for himself by unfolding the ending so beautifully.

The plot of Inheritance revolves around Eragon and his sapphire blue dragon, Saphira who try to overthrow the evil King Galbatorix and free the kingdom from tyranny. The romance between Eragon and Arya (an elf princess), the political stratagem by Nasuada (leader of the rebellion) and the epic action sequences both on land by armies and in air by dragons, make it a good plot for a movie. There is also a twist makes the plot not so obvious.

The book finishes what started with Eragon. It ties up all the loose ends. The book is nicely done with certain chapters getting the reader to go on with devoted interest. The book does slow down at certain places. The Inheritance cycle has been compared to popular fiction series such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. However, Inheritance focuses deeply on dragons and magic rather than other creatures. It deals with the bond between a Dragon and its Rider.

You would love the details about the “Ancient Language” used for magic and the heart of Dragons, given by the author.  So in the words of the ancient language- “Séonrsverdarsitjahvass!” (May your swords stay sharp!)

By
Ali Akbar