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MILAP concludes with lively discussions

MILAP 2019, the two-day literary festival of Manipal Academy of Higher Eduacation (MAHE) concluded on Sunday with lively discussion on topics based on ‘Creative expressions in the digital world’.

A press release issued here on Monday said the discussions ranged from cookery to manuscripts, streaming media to music and publishing. The panellists delved deep into the digital world today, comparing it with the times prior to technology taking over every aspect of life and deliberated upon the impact.

Panellists Anushruti R.K. and Thirugnanasambantham K. and moderator Rahul Putty discussed ‘Digi-Cookery: Gastronomy in Virtual World’ focusing on the importance of preserving authentic recipes lost due to lack of cataloguing. They explored the juxtaposition of the food blogs of today and learning to cook from families. However, digitization contributed to the dissemination of traditional recipes and methods of cooking. On the other side, that there was now disconnect in the dining experience, which could prevent people from appreciating food as a form of art, they opined.

In the session on ‘Manuscripts to ManE-Scripts: Rebuilding Resources,’ Dipti S. Tripathi, Akane Saito, and D. Venkat Rao were in conversation with Arvinda Bhat. They came up with numerous ways to preserve endangered manuscripts and safeguarding traditional knowledge in the form of manuscripts. They discussed various communication forms, such as the Mnemo-cultural technology, which contributed to retaining the diverse cultural productions in India.

Sudeep Nigam moderated a panel with Abhijeet Deshpande, Sidharth Jain, and Pretti Singh. Their discussion centred around the importance of and control over quality in streaming media on platforms such as Hotstar and Netflix.

The last panel, ‘Publishing in the Digital Medium: Confronting a New Reality’ comprised of N. Manu Chakravarthy, Romal Singh, Muraleedhara Upadhyaya and Neeta Inamdar in conversation with Tanima Nigam.

The fest ended with a play, ‘Rakshasa Tangadi,’ by Ninasam Tirugata.

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