College Fest – one word that says it all, expresses it all, and has joy written all over it.

 Colleges across Delhi University are all set to come out with their cultural fests which they aim to make larger, compared to their former years. Scavenging for sponsorships, getting artistes to perform and making sure that college reputation is not compromised at any level, the college fest season comes out of the drum rolls.

Miranda House annual festival – the TEMPEST 2013 is running in full swing from 6th of February, lasting till 8th. The celebrations have already begun and the footfall has been impressive on the second day of the celebrations.  The theme this year is Sehara new beginning: a fresh start leaving behind all the violence and brutality inflicted on mankind especially on women over the past. The object is to put an end to the wretched year of 2012 and move forward with a pinch of compassion towards our women. What better time to put forth a notion so noble and considerate than this?

Day 2 had so much to offer with around 16-17 events lined up since morning.  Some being exciting and fun oriented like rappling and zorbing; and other conventional competitions which of course included debating, choir singing, face painting, and photography. The highly popular events that saw amazing turnouts were all time favorite DJ night sponsored by Denver, the western dance competition and halla bol -better known to us as nukkad natak. The crowd could be seen bubbling with energy at all the sleazy Bollywood numbers. The urgency to save our women was strikingly expressed through dance moves by many colleges. The emcee for the event RJ Shushant from Fever 104 was at his jovial best and provided good entertainment to the audience; he was also one of the judges.

The audience also thoroughly enjoyed the performance by a visually impaired band that performed a handful of songs with great gusto. The girls from in and out of campus were at their  best and couldn’t resist buying junk jewelry from  stalls put up by local vendors. With hot Cakes, frozen yogurt, shormas, momos to name a few; the aroma of the food was alluring enough for everyone to give their bellies a real treat.

Sri Venkateswara College bagged the first prize in western dance which saw some 21 colleges performing, the first runner up were Jesus and Mary College and Hans Raj College. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies took home the first prize in halla bol-“street play” and there was a tie between PGDAV and Hans raj as first runner up followed my Maharaja Agrasen college as the second runner up.

All in all Day 2 at Tempest proved to be an exciting and fun-filled day. Day 3 has high expectations from people who are all set to have a great time on the last day of the cultural fest.

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