The Nude picture that has sparked contoversy
An online blog known for writing controversial but fake news stories now finds itself in a very real situation. The article, humorously headlined “The Manipal Bug Exposed!” authored by Lalith Nag Sharan quickly spread through the Manipal internet, either sparking debate as to the legitimacy of the story or capturing people’s attention as a quality informative article.

But when the article landed on the desk of Manipal Bug spokesman Impala Bung , the article fell flat.



“I received hundreds of emails asking me if the Manipal Bug was into pornography,” Mr. Impala Bung said in a statement to the press. “I even got a few members of the Ant species of Manipal trying to sign up after that story. We’ve worked long and hard to establish ourselves as a good annoying little microbe, affectionately or commonly known as the Manipal Bug, and to be violated behind our backs like this is despicable. We will take action and bring this perpetrator to his knees to make him pay for the damage he has caused.”

According to Mr. Impala Bung, the Manipal Bug Association wants a public apology for slandering the organization and monetary damages that he may have caused by deflecting possible candidates away from their group. Furthermore, they want the article deleted from the internet and the defendant’s weblog removed from the internet.

When asked to comment on the lawsuit, Lalith Nag Sharan - the writer of the article - defended the piece, saying:

“This lawsuit is an attack on my freedom of speech… my ability to call their itchy, annoying organization a bunch of fruits without having to worry about them getting all up in my grill.”

The Manipal Bug Association, which is a 'Blister Beetle' that belongs to the Paederus genus which has been in the news recently for not being mentioned in the MIT College annual magazine Kshitij, argues that their freedom to avoid being slandered comes before his freedom to write an informative article and post pictures.

“Mr. Lalith is very well aware of how hard we are fighting to discredit the accusations that we are a predominantly itchy and insectoid creatures and he wrote the article to fuel the fire.” Mr Impala Bung is referring to last year’s controversy surrounding two former Manipal Bug members that moved to KMC Campus to be itchy and annoying there too and the new survey conducted by the University which found that 85% of Manipal Bugs have had at least one itchy encounter.

Because of these facts, it remains doubtful whether or not the Manipal Bug will succeed in the lawsuit, as there already exists sufficient enough evidence for one to arrive at the same conclusions about the annoying nature of the Manipal Bug as Mr. Lalith presupposed in his article.

Our Blogger Lalith before and after the attack!
“I’m gonna keep on writing articles and, despite the lawsuit, I won’t stop for one second to consider whether or not I’m offending someone. That’s what I do and that’s why I live in Manipal.”


P.S.: Since writing this article, we have come to know that in a daring night time attack, as yet unidentified members of the Manipal Bug Association, attacked our Blogger, Mr. Lalith Nag Sharan over his face and neck, causing widespread disfigurement to his personality. Manipal Blog stands behind Mr. Lalith Nag in his time of suffering and hopes that he recovers soon!

21 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Especially loved the before and after pic!!

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  2. Haha! :D This is too good! My sympathies with Lalith after the bug attack! :P

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  3. Solidarity!
    I will sue anyone who stand between me and Impala Bung.
    You're going down, mister!

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  4. Is this a revenge on the "Mit student designs weather manipulation system " ?. Hilarious nonetheless !

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  5. @Anonymous: Thank you, Appreciate Lalith taking the photos sportingly :)

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  6. @Lalith: உங்கள் உடல் விரைவாக குணம் அடையட்டும்
    (ungal udal viraivaaga gunam adaiyattum)

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  7. @Vikram: nothing of that sort :) .. Was just going through a few websites, where Vidya Balan was suing some magazing over her fake nude photos, was wondering who would want to look at her in the nude :P

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  8. @Tanmay: Thanks, I could use some of that. How dare they conspire against me!
    @Vikram : One can never tell :P
    @Vishaal : Thanks for the 'Get Well Soon' wishes. =)

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  9. Man-like path talentJune 14, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Our hearts go out with Lalith and his family, for this atrocity.
    We will stand by you Mr.Lalith, we are all in this together.
    A night attack?!

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  10. @Man-like Path Talent : Thanks for your support. And yes, the attack took place when I was sleeping. I have added this to the chargesheet.

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  11. Hello, My actual name is Impala Bung and I am from Meghalaya. Please remove my name from this post. It is causing me problem...

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  12. @Impala Bung: Causing Problems?!
    Someone's dying out here! And your teeny weeny name out there is causing problems you say?!

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  13. Manipal Bugs and Ants Association (MBA-A)June 14, 2011 at 3:39 PM

    Our condolences and deepest sympathies are with the families and friends of the Mr. Lalith. However, we strictly condone the attack and do not take any responsibility for the attack. Our organization doesn't support unprovoked attacks against any body!

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  14. MBA-A: The Manipal Bug is an integral part of your organisation, especially the one which attacked me. How can you shy away from the responsibility?1 I have been wronged!

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  15. Be Careful, one of these days you might get sued!

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  16. @Anon: Din't you read what i said: "I’m gonna keep on writing articles and, despite the lawsuit, I won’t stop for one second to consider whether or not I’m offending someone. That’s what I do and that’s why I live in Manipal.”

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  17. Future ManipaliteJune 14, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    I won’t stop for one second to consider whether or not I’m offending someone. That’s what I do and that’s why I live in Manipal. -- That's some impression I am getting of Manipal!!

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  18. @Futuristic Manipalite/Future Manipalite: Yea correct, I'll worry about exactly that right now. Not that I got devoured by a group of stealthy bugs in the night. Not the loss of sleep, not the irritation, not the burns, but an all consuming impression. True.

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  19. LMAO! Funny as hell dude! Wish this was a front page news story instead of all the shitheads on tv

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  20. @Anonymous: Thank you... That's something that will keep me going :)

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