“Alas, the storm is come again! my
best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no
other shelter hereabouts: misery acquaints a man with
strange bed-fellows. I will here shroud till the dregs of
the storm be past.”

                                                                                                                -The Tempest: Act 2, Scene 2
                                                                                                                  William Shakespeare

“The storm is come again! I shalt not
creep under his gaberdine; there is no other
shelter hither: pleasure acquaints a man with
elated bed-fellows. I trowI will here tarry till the
dregs of the storm be past.”

February, oh what a delightful month! It brings with itself the mesmerizing glimpses of spring. The sun, a winter boon, shines up bright in the sky like a blessing from heaven fighting the morning chills. Such was the air of delight and content at Miranda House, which was in full bloom celebrating its Annual Cultural Festival- Tempest.

Warm and affable backdrops, beautiful faces, some complementary red bulls and a bag full of nostalgia, been there done that, Miranda house sure had a lot to offer on this last day of its three day festival. Here comes the last day where the tempest pacifies only to return with a bang, in the years to come.

This one whirlwind sure remained wild and untamed from the time the day  started  witnessing a row of events, competitions and adrenaline packed crowd which never seemed to cease rejoicing and dancing on its final day.

The Inter College Dance Competition had some breathtaking performances by dancers belonging to different genres. Solo classical, folk group and fusion, you name it and it was there. From Bihu to Gidda, classical to belly dancing with hints of drama and folk stories just added flavors of joy and unabated spirit with continuous cheers by the audience. After six absolutely spell bounding performances, it was Hindu College that charmed the judges enough to secure the first position; the bonny lasses from Miranda House and Lady Shri Ram College shared the second position. The third position was given to Miranda House. As goes the saying, the more the merrier, the group dance performances were incredibly entrancing as well with Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce conquering the dance floor and winning the first prize and Dyal Singh College and Maitreyi College securing the second and third postions respectively.

The battle of the bands-‘ Euphony-2013’,  wasn’t a thing to be overlooked at all. Twelve western vocal groups from across the universities participated in the acoustic band event which got the crowd rolling.

Almost every college and every performing band was amazing to start with. The bands marvelously transformed the cries of complaint about the heat into cheers of encore in a jiffy. But there is only one who gets to eat the whole pie and that my friends, was The Alibi.  Kirori Mal College band-MIRZA was enthralling enough to bag the second prize.

This was followed by the dark and cool evening making way for the star of the night, Shilpa Rao. We know her as the great voice behind hit Bollywood numbers like ISHQ SHAVA and AAHATEIN, but she proved to be a hell of an entertainer making everyone sway and sweat with energy. Forget clicking pictures with that perfect pout or commenting on who was wearing what, it was this singer who got everyone get along and blend in effortlessly. With some of her sentimental tracks, to name one-YAARIYAN, all the memories of college rushed right past in one fleeting minute.

The magic was spelled and the fest came to an end with everyone going back home or after party with some amazing memories. 

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