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There were literary, cultural and fine art events like western and eastern music, karaoke, street play, face- painting, junkyard art, and clay modelling to name a few.

“The most popular literary events this year have been dumb charades, 20 questions and the quizzes. Each event had at least six participating teams,” says Nayantara Ravichandra, a member of the Literature and Debating Society of National Law School.

While the literature events were judged mostly on criteria like vocabulary, general knowledge and pop culture, fine art events were judged on originality, creativity, detailing, sticking to the theme and aesthetic appeal.

One of the participating colleges was Christ University, whose students won or were at least placed in many of the events across the two days of the fest. “We came here last year also and have won many prizes in different events in both years. It’s basically two days of fun for all participating colleges,” says Ashwathy R, a second year student of Christ University. “We also got feedback and suggestions from judges in the music events, which were really helpful,” she adds.

Other participating colleges for the fest were Mount Carmel College, Jain College, St Joseph’s College, RV College of Engineering, IFIM College, M S Ramaiah College and SJCE (Mysore).

Alongside ‘Legala’, two other big events also took part simultaneously — ‘RampArt’ and ‘Strawberry Fields’. ‘RampArt’ is the annual inter-collegiate fashion show which acts as a platform for students to showcase their fashion designing and modelling skills.

Over the years, it has become a huge crowd-puller because of the prize money and publicity that the winners receive. ‘Strawberry Fields’ is India’s largest music competition for college and semi-professional bands and acts as an excellent platform for the 50 bands that compete to showcase their music to new audiences.

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