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KMC Manipal Students to get 3 days attendance if they attend classes on Saturday

After the huge and successful UTSAV 2014 campaign by students of KMC Manipal, the administration has announced that the students will be given three days attendance on Saturday April 19th.  The news comes close on the heels of MCODS Mangalore getting a holiday on Saturday to celebrate their second place in Utsav 2014.

This measure was decided at the weekly faculty meeting of the college held today evening at 5 PM to celebrate the victory at UTSAV. The cultural coördinator requested that extra attendance be given to students to make up for the bunked classes during the previous week, not just for the participants and volunteers. However, another faculty member objected to the same and suggested that attendance be given only for genuine reasons. After much debate a compromise was reached and it was decided that students who attend classes on the weekend i.e. April 19th will be rewarded with 3 days attendance.

When we contacted the students, a few of them welcomed the move and said that it will help them make up for bunking classes earlier, while some said that they will have more than 100% attendance. This will come in handy to bunk classes later.

However, a few students were saddened and asked why they were being punished for taking part in Utsav. They said that they had planned a weekend in Goa, taking advantage of the extended weekend. “17th April is already a holiday for voting, while 18th is Good Friday. I had planned a huge weekend together with my close friends in Goa. Though I plan to go ahead, it looks doubtful whether my friends will be joining me now” said Ishan Khajuria, a student in 2nd year, considered as the honeymoon phase of MBBS.

Meanwhile, students of MIT Manipal, reacted to this news with happiness. Saurav Prakash from Chemical engineering batch said “Last week KMC students were celebrating loudly after winning the Utsav trophy. Many were being arrogant and taunting us that we couldn’t take part because of sessionals. This comes as just reward. Now, we MITians will take the weekend to Goa, while KMCites will be stuck as they will be in two minds. They now will be confused, whether they are being punished or rewarded.”

P.S.: All the facts in this article are made up. But you already knew that. Didn’t you?

 

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DeeTee owner invited to give talk to IIM-B students

Manipal is in the news again. Not because of MIT, KMC or TAPMI. It’s because of DeeTee. The owner of the legendary bar in the town has been invited by IIM Bangalore to deliver branding lessons to its students.

Soon in Bangalore! Image Courtesy: Manipal The Talk
Soon in Bangalore! Image Courtesy: Manipal The Talk

So how did the glory of DeeTee hit the campus of IIM-B? Speaking to Manipalblog, the director of IIM-B said, “I first heard about DeeTee when a couple of our students with Manipal background asked for leave to visit the town. Initially they gave some lame reason but when I grilled further they confessed they want to visit Manipal only for DeeTee. I wondered why they chose some bar in small town when there are so many good pubs here in Bangalore.”

And a few days back when DeeTee announced that they are going to open their branch in Bangalore, he saw Manipal alumni and students going crazy over it online. Then he strongly felt his students should be knowing the story of branding of DeeTee and how it became an integral part of Manipal life.

The owner of DeeTee Ajay Mallya was elated with the invitation from IIM-B. “I am humbled by this gesture. I wholeheartedly dedicate this to my customers,” he said speaking exclusively to ManipalBlog. On being asked what’s the secret of DeeTee’s success, he said, “Very simple. From my end, I kept the prices low. And choice of music is left to customers. These are well complemented by the cool crowd of Manipal.”

We approached Dr. Chowdari Prasad, Dean of TAPMI for his views on the development. He congratulated the owner and said, “Personally I don’t like or endorse alcohol-related businesses. But B-school students can learn how to replicate this story in other businesses and contribute constructively to the country’s economy.”

P.S.: All the facts in this article are made up. But you already knew that. Didn’t you?

 

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Tiwari Chat Bhayya Joins AAP; To Contest Lok Sabha Poll from Udupi- Chikamagalur

Aam Aadmi Party makes a jump-start in Manipal with Tiwari Chat Bhayya joining it today. He runs ‘Tiwari Chat’ fast food chain here and is very popular among students.

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Large number of students accompanied him in the rally in various vehicles like Fortuner, Swift, Kawasaki Ninja etc.

The joining ceremony took place at Sutta Point near Kamath Circle in presence of large number of students. This was followed by Tiwari taking out a rally around Manipal in Wagon R which belongs to a student. Large number of students accompanied him in the rally in various vehicles like Fortuner, Swift, Kawasaki Ninja etc.

Explaining the reason for joining AAP, he said, ” I’ve lived in Manipal for many years and always wanted to see it with world-class infrastructure. Because of apathy from successive governments the town is deprived of it. Come monsoons, the roads will be full of potholes and puddles. There is also no proper drainage system. I will change this scenario if I am elected.”

He also promised to lift restrictions on partying. “This 11 pm deadline and music ban are ridiculous. I’ll work towards revoking them,” he said amid loud cheers from students.

He will be assisted in campaign by his brother Tiwari Jr., who is famous among medical-side students. Other popular figures in the town like Timmy Anna, OM Xerox Akka, LC Anna have agreed to campaign for him.

With Manipal students deciding to vote in large numbers this time, Tiwari is expected to give tough competition to candidates from Congress, BJP and JDS.

Oh! By the way… Bura na mano.. April aa gaya hai 🙂

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Satya Nadella Effect: Internet Explorer made default browser at MIT Manipal

MIT Manipal has decided to honor its most popular alumnus and the current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella by making ‘Internet Explorer as default browser’ compulsory for all its students.

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As soon as you log on to your computer the next time, this message will pop up. If you click no, the computer will automatically shut down.

The notice in this regard has been put up on the college notice board. There will be random  checking of laptops by faculty in the campus and not complying with the above rule will result in suspension of their ION account for one week. Repeated violations will lead to confiscation of laptops.

Also the restrictions on usage of mobile phones inside classrooms will be relaxed for users of Windows phones. They can use all the features of their phones except making calls in the class. They will also be provided with unlimited ‘cold milk’ free of cost in MIT Food Court. A proper mechanism to implement this rule will be announced on April 1st.

As soon as the word went around, Nokia Lumia phones, which so far have few takers, saw rise in its prices on Manipal Market and MUTC Facebook pages.

In honor of Satya Nadella, ‘Internet Explorer as default browser’ made compulsory in MIT Manipal campus

As if these aren’t enough, MIT is also planning to hold a separate event in Techtatva 2014 in which there will be cricket contest on XBOX 360. For starters, cricket is Nadella’s favorite game and he credited the game for shaping up his leadership skills.

We at Manipalblog are wondering what triggered MIT management to come up with these gestures. A few days back one of our readers spotted a huge box in front of E&E department with Microsoft logo on it and it smelled of something like sweets. Maybe someone can help us connect the dots.

P.S.: All the facts in this article are made up. But you already knew that. Didn’t you?

The author of this article wishes to remain anonymous too :P

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DeeTee to open Branch in Bangalore

DeeTee, the legendary bar in Manipal, will soon have its Manipal-themed branch in Bangalore. It will be located in Koramangala locality.

The move comes in the wake of intense pressure from Manipal alumni who have been missing the ‘Manipal feel’ ever since they graduated. Explaining the features of new branch, the manager of DeeTee said, “We will create Manipal ambiance inside. Only Manipal alumni and current students will be allowed inside. There will not be any entry fee and the prices will be same as that of Manipal.

Soon in Bangalore! Image Courtesy: Manipal The Talk
Soon in Bangalore! Image Courtesy: Manipal The Talk

The customers are expected to produce some kind of proof that they studied or are studying in Manipal before entering inside.

The tables will be named after legendary places in Manipal like Kamath Circle, KMC Greens, Sutta Point, End Point and Uncle’s Point. Also you can expect stuff like Timmy Anna cocktail, Tiwari Tequila etc. as per the management. Expectedly Manipal alumni in Bangalore are elated.

“I am speechless. All these days I missed Manipal especially DeeTee. Now we Manipalites can show to Bangalore how to be cool by spending just 100 bucks for drinks,” said one Alum who wishes to be anonymous.

The opening ceremony will be in the second week of April and efforts are being made to rope in MIT alumnus and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as chief guest.

P.S.: All the facts in this article are made up. But you already knew that. Didn’t you?

The author of this article wishes to remain anonymous too 😛

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Manipal Students Legalize Pot for Themselves

On a quiet hillock in this sleepy educational township, students have voted to legalize marijuana for their own personal use.

“This is true democracy in action,” said Vijay Chauhan, who organized the election and encouraged his fellow hostel inmates to cast a “Yes” vote. “We’re law-abiding citizens here, who were tired of feeling like criminals every time we lighted up.” Arvind Kejriwal’s success in the Delhi elections has given us a fillip to practice true democracy, where each individual is fully capable of decision-making and making government policies.

Marijuana is the world's most widely used illicit drug.
Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug.

The unanimous vote, conducted last Saturday at Block 19 in the MIT campus, allows hostelites to consume marijuana for recreational use inside their own rooms, in their lobbies and anywhere on the campus. This news comes close on the heels of Uruguay becoming the first country to legalize marijuana for general consumption.

Legal analysts disagree as to whether the extremely local ordinance, referred to as “The Smrithi Law,” would hold up in court. But Deewakar Shettigar, a defense attorney who lives in Manipal, believes the vote is a legitimate amendment to the Dakshina Kannada penal code, and has offered his legal services free-of-charge to any of the students who get arrested while smoking pot in their own rooms.

“It was a fair vote, conducted by the students, for the students and of the students — people determined to control their own destinies,” explained Shettigar. “What law in its right meaning would oppose that?”

As a result of the Smrithi Law, other university towns throughout India are considering conducting similar votes. Vijay Chauhan is planning to develop a website along the lines of the Aam Aadmi Party to enroll volunteers to draft a constitutional amendment and create a political party that is truly democratic!

“If the representatives we vote for aren’t going to vote for the things we want them voting for, ” he said in a slow, deliberate voice, often slurring his words for emphasis, “then we’re going to vote for those things ourselves.”

P.S. : All facts mentioned in this article are fictitious, but you already knew that! Didn’t you?
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Manipal runs out of sweets after TCS recruitment

Today we learnt that the town ran out of sweets. This is attributed to TCS recruitment in MIT where large number of students are absorbed by the IT major on Saturday.

All students who are placed reportedly bought sweets to share their success with their faculty who helped them realise their dreams. Though placements happen every year, this is the first time shops in Manipal ran out of sweets.

” Since the start of this semester, I have observed that large number of students are coming here to buy sweets. So we increased our inventory likewise, but today all of a sudden our entire stock was mopped up in an hour.To keep up with the demand I tried to source sweets from neighbouring Udupi and Kaup but still fell short,” said the owner of Amita bakery.

He added a congratulatory note to the students and wished all the best for their future.

Sweets Bakery Puffs
The Amita Bakery was not displaying any sweets when we visited the shop this afternoon. The normally bustling shop wore a deserted look as most customers already saw the empty sweets display.

The nearby Manipal Bakery too did not have any sweets on display.

This shortage has created buzz in the town. It prompted Kasturba Medical College, Manipal faculty to caution their MIT counterparts against eating too many sweets in the placement semester.

It is also heard that the town ran of out booze on Saturday and Sunday but we have no confirmation about this.

P.S. : All facts mentioned in this article are fictitious, but you already knew that! Didn’t you?

The author of this post wishes to remain anonymous.

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FB Wall: Sreesanth in Big Boss 7

 

There were reports in the media that cricketer S. Sreesanth may make a special appearance in Big Boss – Season 7. And it’s turned out to be true. Sreesanth confirmed the news through his Facebook page. fakewall1

 

P.S: All facts mentioned in this article are Fiction.

But we guess, you already knew that, didn’t you?

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Indian TV soaps: A huge hit with the western audience

Indian TV serials are a big hit these days with the American audience. And taking a cue from these Indian TV soaps, US producers have decided to give their series and movies an Indian feel, and have given them catchy names.

Indian serial’s like “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behnaa Hai,” are very popular in the US. The streets are deserted when they are aired on TV and is said to have generated more TRP than some NBA games.

With American’s finding it tough to pronounce these serial names, many universities have started crash courses to help them understand the real meaning of their titles and also to say them correctly. Such is the craze of these serials that, new born baby’s in a Chicago hospital are found to be registered with absurd names such as Pankhudi, Iccha, Khushi Kumari Gupta etc.

The next edition of Spelling Bee Championship committee has decided to have a special round where they will ask kids to spell out the names of these serials. As always, they expect Indian NRI’s to win that round too.

High on TRP in the west
High on TRP in the west

What has struck the Americans is the over the top treatment of these shows. Many American are amazed how a typical female would remain extravagantly dressed up even at a funeral and specially, when she is about to go to bed.

Soon to be married, Carol told reporters,”Even our weddings are a victim of Hindi Serial culture. Earlier American weddings were limited to a wedding, a reception or maybe an engagement ceremony at home. Now my in-laws are planing to have ceremonies which last for seven, eight days.”

” They are out of this world” said Linda, a housewife,”  When I watch a soap, I am always amazed at how so many people can be accommodated in one house. What is even more surprising is how easily room is made for any added member. Do all middle-class Indians live in palaces?”

However, the makers of “How I Met Your Mother” are hugely worried with Indians TV shows being shown in the US. Barny Stinson told faking news,” We were planning to push through as many seasons before Ted’s children could find how their parents met.

We wanted to make our series the longest running in US history. Now we stand no chance, as climaxes for these Indian soaps do not, I repeat, do not exist. They are Legend- keep waiting- they are never ending.” He continued,” The serials clearly defy the laws of physics, and once they are on air, they never come down! ”

The evil jealous sister-in-law, the possessive mother-in-law, the cheating husband, the really dumb but tolerant wifeand it goes on and on and on. The Americans love it, and they say these serials are a better fantasy than even twilight.

P.S: All facts mentioned in this article are Fiction. But we guess, you already knew that, didn’t you?

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Funny reactions to the announcement of Modi as PM candidate

After months of deliberations, the BJP finally appointed its charismatic Gujarat leader Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate.The announcement was made by BJP chief Rajnath Singh after a meeting of the party’s parliamentary board which was skipped by Advani who expressed “anguish” over the way the party was functioning. The decision has not gone well with the Congress, media and some within the party.

Here are some reactions to the announcement:

 

MANMOHAN SINGH: ………..

FB AND TWITTER FANS: #NAMO #NAMO #NAMO #NAMO #NAMO #NAMO #NAMO #NAMO.

RAHUL GANDHI: I am not worried. The Prime Ministers position is just a state of mind. It doesnt exist.

L.K ADVANI: Nahi chodunga PM banne ka armaan, Jab tak hai jaan, Jab tak hai jaan, Jab tak hai jaan.

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MANMOHAN SINGH: ………….

RENUKA CHOWDARY (tears in her eyes and as irrelevant as ever): Sonia is a symbol of sacrifice. She is our leader. Who is Narendra Modi. Why are you asking my views. I am Congress. Ask the BJP

SONIA GANDHI: We are in trouble now. It’s time for the “Unbiased” news channels to save us!

CNN-IBN: Yes Madamji. So what about the split in the BJP? What about Advaniji’s disappointment towards the decision? What about 2002 riots?

NDTV: Just a day before the announcement, Modi used ABCD  in the rally, and forgets to mention Sanskrit. Another embarrassment to BJP by its poster boy. How do they explain this? Is he the secular face of India?

PRANAB ROY: So the UPA is coming to power again in 2014 🙂

The angry Indian: It’s just Rajnath who has announced Modi for PM. We will only accept it once Arnab makes a statement on the “Newshour”. Please come back soon Arnab.

ARNAB GOSWAMI: Calm down guys. I will be back from leave in couple of days. Wait for my verdict on the matter.

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MANMOHAN SINGH: ………….

DIGVIJAY SINGH: I think RSS is behind this decision. Well, this time I get it right. 🙂 🙂

NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU: Modiji. Aap toh cha gaye guru.hahahahahahhahahahaha. Thoko taali.

MANMOHAN SINGH: ………….

RAVI SHASTRI: With the announcement the scene seems to be set for an exciting clash between Modi and Rahul and you can literally feel the excitement among the Indian crowd. The atmosphere is electric and Modi will be going for the full monty. One just gets a feeling that this is going to go down to the wire. As of now all results are possible. At the end of the elections, politics will be the real winner

SREESANTH: Good decision by the BJP. Time to call my bookies and raise the stakes.

MANMOHAN SINGH(finally speaks): After 2014, I will no longer be custodian of the PM’s chair. Theek Hai.

 

P.S: All facts mentioned in this article are Fiction.

But we guess, you already knew that, didn’t you?