was launched in May 2007 with a focus on exploring what it means to be a Manipalite  in a world where Manipalites  are everywhere, doing everything, and opining about their world. Do political, social, religious, ethnic boundaries matter online? Could we bring together the very best writers, bloggers, critics and provide them a forum to articulate their views about the new world, a transnational, opportunity-rich space?

Founded by just two enthusiastic Post Graduate students of KMC, Manipal, – Dr. Vishaal Bhat and Dr. Prabhav Trivedi – today, ManipalBlog has over 60 contributors, with a wide range of topics being discussed on the blog.  Bloggers from Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Kasturba Medical College – Manipal and Mangalore (KMC), School of Communication (SOC), Faculty of Architecture (FOA), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), School of Life Sciences (SOLS) , Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), Manipal College of Dental Sciences – Manipal and Mangalore (MCODS), School of Information Sciences (SOIS) students from institutes such as NITTE, residents of Manipal, and people from India and other nationalities are part of this initiative!

We’ve published over 2000 articles, 2000+ comments, and have a regular readership that grows constantly. We’ve had over 20 million hits since we launched in May 2007. The articles from our excellent writers are only the beginning. Readers chime in to create an ongoing unrestricted dialogue that often goes beyond the original dimensions of the article.

For Manipal students, by Manipal students, explore, express, lose and find yourself in Manipal, through ManipalBlog, was our motto. It now encompasses a whole new meaning..

Why ?

As the Web evolves, there are new ways of creating communities to share with friends and family all of the great things Manipal has to offer. Use to unlock the hidden treasures, explore new places and find the exciting events happening in the town. Watch for in-depth articles about the town’s history and the people who made it unique. makes this all possible in an easy-to-use format/interface. At, the possibilities are endless: share stories and information through reviews or bookmarked articles; blog & participate in forums; check for amazing discount deals on shopping, restaurants & other cool places; plan your weekend & do much more. If it’s in Manipal, it’s on

We are always looking out for new bloggers and writers and invite you to join us and celebrate this awesome experience called Manipal with us!!

Come join us! Use the Contact Us form or simply mail to, and we will get in touch with you!