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The 2nd edition of the International Relations Conclave is to be held on the 6th and 7th April 2012.

The conference aims to acquaint university students with the decisive and legislative bodies of the UN and offer a glimpse into the official decision-making process. The delegates will be expected to be well aware of their countries’ foreign policies and act in accordance, exhibit their diplomatic skills and engage in spirited, fruitful debate, in order to provide viable solutions to some of the most important global issues of the day. As they do so on behalf of the countries that they represent, their researching, negotiating and public speaking skills will be evaluated and put to the test.

Also to be noted that this year, the conference shall be open to external participants as well, to put Manipal as the next go to destination on the MUN circuit.

The brilliant, dedicated organizational staff, which has been working tirelessly over the last few months, will ensure smooth running of the conference at all times. Your participation, enthusiasm and creativity will be the key ingredients towards making this conference a success. The enthusiastic spirit and cultural diversity of Manipal, which is primarily a student town, coupled with the high quality of debate that has come to be associated with IRC, will provide you with an overall enriching and unforgettable experience.So, are you ready to put your best diplomatic self forward?

International Relations Conclave (IRC) is  also conducting a workshop on Tuesday, 3rd April. NLH 203, 5:30 p.m. onwards, for its delegates to acquaint them with the same.

Details by-

Karan Modi

Secretary General, IRC 2012

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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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Wednesday, 27th March 2012

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In one of the highlights of the academic year, and to flag off Revels 2012 in a grand manner, the extremely popular Indian fusion band KAILASA performed at the KMC Greens. This concert, which started at 7:30pm, saw a huge turnout from students all around Manipal.

Almost everyone from this small university town flocked into the Greens to see famous singer and founder of Kailasa, Kailash Kher perform with his band. The crowd was subject to some brilliant music, coupled with fine light-works. This event was organized as a part of the “Pro-Show” event in Revels.

Some of the highlight performances of the show included the songs ‘Allah ke Bande’, ‘Teri Deewani’, ‘Saiyaan’ and ‘Bam Lahiri’. The band also performed the famous song ‘Tu jaane na’ originally sung by Atif Aslam.

Kailasa’s performance was succeeded by performances by the bands ‘Wait For It’ and ‘Zehen’ .

All in all, Kailasa Live in Concert in Manipal turned out to be a sublime experience which has already signaled the IMG_9049incoming of the biggest college fest of the year – Revels 2012!

By: Saurav Bhattacharjee

Sub Edited by: Deep Venky

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

WHY SO MANIPAL-ISH??

Posted: March 23, 2012 by blogschange in Admissions, Chill Out
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“Kya re, aree baba, baap, boss, anna, dude, yaar”

Ever wondered why your friends say, “Hey you’ve changed after going to Manipal.” Ever wondered why you call that grocery store owner “Anna” instead of the conventional “Bhaiya” as soon as you go back home or even for that matter ever wondered why your car suddenly seems more comfortable and cosy during that drive from the airport or railway station. If you have experienced all of the above or most of them you are “Manipal-ish.” So what does this term “Manipal-ish” mean? Well, I’ll explain that to you.

When we come to Manipal as freshers, little do we expect ourselves to be speaking a dialect of “Hinglish”, something we would have never even thought of speaking before. It is said that animals adapt and we humans being one of the most developed animals adapt to our surroundings very quickly. Away from the comfort and luxury of our home, the warmth and affection of family and friends, we find ourselves in a place unlike no other. One is suddenly filled with the thoughts “ok, now what?” and before you realise it, you are speaking to your neighbour in the hostel. He goes and introduces you to his school mates who have also come to Manipal and within no time at all you have a group of friends with whom you share stories, jokes etc. Manipal which may have seemed lonely at first now seems more cheerful and full of life.

One week down the line, your friends and you decide to go out and explore Manipal. You take an auto from KC and say”Bhaiya, CCD le jao”. You might not have even noticed but the auto driver is giving you a rather stern look. Little do you realise that in Manipal only Boss and Anna works. Nothing more and nothing less is needed to get your work done. Your hangout spots change from Café Coffee Day and Dominos to places like Pizza King, Parota Point, Burnout and Cloud 9. Suddenly its not Hard Rock Café or Hype, Deetee and Blue Waters are the places you want to be in. Attendance, a thing you might have ignored in school is worth its weight in gold and getting a 10 on 20 in your sessionals seems to be pretty decent or above average score and daily bargains with the auto-wallah for some 5 or 10 bucks becomes a normality.

Another interesting thing Manipal teaches you is how to interact with different people. Your friends from Northern India would use a lot of “bhai and yaar” in their sentences while the ones from south would stick to their “baap and dude”- though this isn’t the case always. Although there is a certain degree of regionalism in every college, most people see past this and look at it as an opportunity to know other places in India better by interacting with people from different states and cities of India and in case of Manipal, even abroad. The kind of diversity it brings to this college is just amazing.

There is so much of hustle and bustle in our day to day lives over here that we forget how time is flying by and before we know it, the semester has almost come to an end.  We almost seem to forget what it is like at home. As the end semester exams approach, MIT is buried in it’s books with students giving it their all in as a last ditch effort to get good grades. After all it is what they came here for ‘essentially’.

Little do we realise this but after our last exam, its time to say goodbye for a month or so. We all get excited by the prospect of going home and meeting our loved ones. Once home, everything seems so new and strange. An air of awkwardness surrounds us when we meet some of our old school friends. Many have moved on and so have we. We have become more independent and aware of how to judge people. I remember I would casually give my own clothes for washing, clean my room, get up after setting an alarm and pick up my own dishes after eating. My parents were surprised at this change. They would ask me what has happened and I simply had no answer. Folks after four semesters in Manipal I have come to realise that the answer for this is plain and simple. I have become very “Manipal-ish”.

By,
Rohan Tuli

Sub Edited by: Deeksha Awasthi.

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.

This article is being written for all those students who find the hostels dissatisfying and are looking to move out to another place, i.e., out of campus area.

Shifting out of the hostels and moving into apartments in and around Manipal may seem like an extremely lucrative and easy option. Well, it is not so and believe me when I say this because it is my personal experience. If you would like to shift out here is how you do it- the first step is obviously your parent’s approval. Once you have made up your mind on shifting out, it is imperative that you inform your parents. Not doing so will only make your life miserable with you finding yourself in an enormous amount of debt to your friends. Once this is done, find the right guy to shift out with you. It is best that you shift out with a good or close friend as the complications decrease by a significant amount. Shifting out with strangers or acquaintances bring a great deal of formality in your day to day life in the apartment.

The next and perhaps the most important step is to find the right apartment for yourself. Some of the options I might suggest are Mandavi Emerald, Mandavi Pearl City, Shambhavi, Pavitra, Regal Embassy etc. Now your selection of apartment should normally be based on one primary factor, location. If you don’t mind shelling that little extra from your pocket to hire an auto and go to college everyday, I would say Emerald is the best option.  These apartments are new and you will be the first ones to use them plus they come from a rather reputed builder Mandavi, a common household name in Udupi. People wanting to shift in here are guaranteed with a very luxurious lifestyle. The disadvantage though is that it’s a little heavier on the pocket as you have got to buy the appliances in the house as they are new. If you are one who does not want to shell out much on appliances like TV, fridge, stove etc., you should probably opt for the adjacent apartments, Pearl City. The disadvantage here folks is that there are certain rules that a certain section of people might not like. I would probably not give out many details on that. Also if you have a transport of your own i.e., a car or a bike, then Mandavi is the way to go.

If location is a very important factor, then Shambhavi, Pavitra and Regal are a good choice. They are strategically placed in heart of the town. All your favourite hangouts are close by and so is the college- ann excellent place to live, especially when your college is about a five minute walk away from your house. The disadvantages here may include a lot of noise and commotion. They are also not as clean and tidy as Mandavi, but if you chose to ignore that then you are going to the right place. The security deposits and rents are way lower than Mandavis’.

Late but most importantly, the issue of cost. I would say that at the end of the day apartments come out to be cheaper than a single AC room and this is when you are not even sharing a room with someone. If you do so, your cost comes down drastically and you might even end up paying less than what you pay for a double AC room in the hostels. Obviously Shambhavi, Pavitra and others are a more cost friendly option.

Shifting out certainly has its advantages. Your food becomes tastier and you have a wide variety to choose from as you can order from different places and you get more privacy to yourself. You also do get a very homely feeling once you’re living outside.

Finally I would like to conclude by saying that if and when you shift out, do keep your apartment clean and tidy because a house is built by bricks, but a home is built by heart. I hope I have given you a useful insight on the life outside.

By,
Rohan Tuli

Sub Edited By: Deeksha Awasthi.

LaunchPad 2012

Posted: March 21, 2012 by Gaurav Prakash in MUTBI
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LAUNCHPAD- (Organised By Manipal Digital Systems In Accordance with MUTBI,Manipal)

Done with playing Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Plants Vs Zombies,etc on your phone, Ideate your own game. A simple game design idea can be your GATEWAY TO 50K, NO CODING required.
Round 1:Submit a 600 word game design idea or a storyboard document(ends on 15th April)
Round 2:Submit a 2min. movie trailer or 5 sketches(20th june to 6th august).
1st prize:Rs 25000
2nd prize:Rs 15000
3rd prize:Rs 10000
Team of 3.
Format Handheld devices or tablets.

For further information go to our website

Contact Akshit Mehta  9035465938  , Sarthak Gupta  9902577077 , Mayank Bansal: 9535680275

Today (15th March 2012):

3pm KC:

MIT students from all years were present. The 3rd years took the centre stage and guided the 1st and 2nd years. The issues under discussions were the resignation of the MIT Director and how student council can be made more efficient. It was decided that the SC should be dissolved and elections should be conducted to choose new members. At 3:50pm the students moved to MIT Quadrangle.

4pm MIT Quadrangle:

Condolences were given before a jam-packed quadrangle (with students and professors) by the EEE department HOD, Registrar, Chief Warden, Director MIT and the Associate Director. EEE HOD (B.K Singh) was the first to give the condolences. There was a minute of silence soon after which all the official authorities left the place. The absence of the Director left the grieving students angry who wanted to discuss the matter out. No effect of speech or control by the Chief Warden and other faculty was useful.

The Director returned in half an hour to announce that she can’t resign as it was the management’s decision and that compensation to the deceased would be looked into. Due to these decisions the angry mob moved towards the EDU to sort issues out. On the way a bunch of mischievous students broke a few NLH windows and panes which was uncalled for.

5pm EDU:

The angry mob moved to EDU where they were addressed by the Pro Vice Chancellor and the Registrar. They wanted a hard copy of the complaint and incident after which they would give a decision on the director. The students refused to do the same. Police was called in to control and scare the students away but that did not help either. Later a declaration of three days close down of college was made and the decision was postponed to Saturday to which students disagreed again. After much protest, agitation and revolt, the authorities finally gave in to take off the Director of MIT from her position and return to normal functioning of college from tomorrow (16th March 2012).

By,
Ram Sharat Reddy and Deeksha Awasthi