A cultural potpourri

Gala Event


scary Students do a mime act.Scary: Students do a mime act.Scary: Students do a mime act.IIMB’s inter-collegiate fest, Unmaad 09, saw a huge number of participants from different places across India and abroad coming together. The theme of the fest was The world is Bangalore, which dwelt on globalisation.  

One could see the campus inundated with a variety of posters. The events were held in many locations within the college. The first-day’s events were low key as most of these were conducted off stage. The highlight of the day was Balle Ballet and Bangalore Idol, which were crowd-pullers. Many students gathered at the venue to cheer their friends. At the Bangalore Idol event, students sang their favourite songs as the crowd joined and tapped their feet to the tunes. Balle Ballet took a peek into cultures from across the world and the stage turned into a melting pot.

Akash, a final year B.Com student, from Christ University said, “Most of us took part in many of the events, and we had a lot of fun. The events were challenging as there are many participants and this has increased the levels of competition.”

There were many literary events, some of theme were called Oxford Pictionary, Apocryphopolis, Madhubani at the Louvre, Whispering Woods and the Stupas of Florence. The theatre workshop gave a better insight to people with not much knowledge about theatre. Meena, a second-year BE student from BITS Pilani, said, “Everything was well organised and we enjoyed it a lot.” 

The second day saw an even better crowd. The highlight of the day was B- School of Rock, for which the participants were semi-professionals. This event was a chance for many semi-professional bands from across the country to prove their mettle. Each group had composed their own music and had written their own lyrics. There was a huge crowd and they had ample space to do their headbanging act.

Salsa workshops saw students taking part in large numbers. Students were running helter-skelter to hunt for a partner to take part in the workshop. Amita, a final year B.E student from BITS Pilani, said, “This workshop was amazing. I did not know anything about salsa but after the workshop, I learnt something.”

The Antakshari event was called The Strands of Arabia and many girls took part in this. The participants tied together innumerable songs without a stop and kept the crowd entertained. Vidya an MBA student from MIT said, “The events are held in a systematic manner and it helped us in taking part in all the events.”

The place was also filled with food stalls. Many foreign students were seen eating golas of different  colours.

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