Thinking out of the box

'Ad Infinitum'

Thinking out of the box

KLE Society’s Law College recently hosted a two-day cultural fest, ‘Ad Infinitum 13’. The fest had 18 events like essay-writing, ‘Mad Ads’, ‘Grooves’, western solo dance, debate, photography, ‘Ensemble’ (freestyle group dance), antakshari and ‘Shake for a Sake’, which is a theme-based group dance. The fest also had other interesting events like ‘general quiz’, Sargam (Indian solo singing), collage-making, ‘Acoustic’ (Western solo singing), fashion show, Nritya (Indian solo dance) and ‘Battle of the Bands’.

With a mixed crowd from different colleges across the City, the fest seemed to be a grand success despite the rains on the first day. The aim behind it was to make learning fun. The fest also made an attempt to increase social awareness and responsibilities among today’s youth. 

The second day saw a lot of energy with the musical performances and the bustling crowd at the venue. 

Organising a fest is a challenge and supporting this, Jayanth, a fifth-year student, said that it was the best test of his negotiation skills. 

“Dealing with sponsors before the fest and getting work done without hurting anyone’s sentiments were some things which we had to do look into,” he said. For the students, the fest proved to be a welcome break. 
Priyanka, a final-year student of BSc FAD, KLE Nijalingappa’s College, took part in the fashion show. She said that it was a good experience to have designed the clothes and showcase them too.

“We had an Egyptian theme. We designed the clothes, accessories and even the footwear that went with the costumes and interpreted them in our style,” she said.Varuni Mohan, a final-year student of University Law College, took part in various events like the ‘Ensemble’, ‘Potpourri’ and other dance events. 
“Our college took part in ‘Ensemble’, where we performed a piece called Manamanthana. The performance tried to depict the mind that doesn’t sleep and it also focussed on topics like drug abuse. Antakshari was very challenging as they asked about old movies but it was a fun experience. The event was well organised and for the exam season, the turnout seemed good,” she said. 
Lively music always creates excitement among the youngsters and the ‘Battle of the Bands’ got the students cheering and applauding for more. 
Eeshan, the rhythm guitarist for ‘Quarantine’, a band from Acharya Institute of Management, said that the crowd response was encouraging. 
“For a musician, the most important things are the sound system and audience. Even though it wasn’t a large crowd, the ones present were very enthusiastic,” said Eeshan. 

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