From the entrance to the aisles, the fever of 100 years of Indian cinema ruled everywhere during Lady Shri Ram College for Women’s (LSR) annual cultural festival Tarang 2013.
This being the centennial year of Indian Cinema, the three day long college fest attempted to celebrate this art form, through posters of Kamal Haasan’s Chachi 420 look, Helen in her cabaret avatar and Amrish Puri as Mogambo, hung from the trees.
Inside the premises, the auditorium was busy throughout with back-to-back competitions such as Baila (Western group dance), Western group song, Battle of the Bands and Sangam (Group singing), to name just some. Other competitions such as Rangoli making, Quiz, Green Journalism, all fitted into their alloted spaces. Fun competitions like the such as Treasure Hunt and Short film contest for Tarang 2013 were spread across the college.
The festival, though one week long for the college girls, was opened to all only on the last three days, when Principal Dr Meenakshi Gopinath announced a performance by Santosh Nair’s troupe Sadhya. “The depiction of Mahabharata’s ‘Game of Dice’ was what everyone enjoyed. They staged a fine performance and we all were left spellbound. Our college societies then showcased their bit in dance, music and drama,” shared Jumi Gogoi, the student president.
The competitions went on all day long with evenings bringing in rock stage performance, a theatre night and a DJ night on the three evenings, respectively.
While Maitreyi college won the Baila festival, Faculty of Music bagged the first prize at Sangam (group singing competition), Jesus and Marry College won the Western group song and LSR took home the first prize in Rangoli-making.