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Top Societies for DU Fests 2018: DramaNomics, College of Vocational Studies for Street Play

One of the many things that make the University of Delhi happening and enchanting is the performing arts societies and their marvelous annual productions. In the past few months, we saw cut-throat competition across several Delhi University colleges. The hours and hours of practice and hard work were put to test this fest season and from amongst the pool of massive talent, some groups emerged brighter than the others. We attempt to select the best society of the lot.

Methodology

From all the societies that participated, a tally of top 3 positions were created and from those, the society that emerged as the top society was selected. Every society that won the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the 2nd with 2 points and the 3rd with 1 point.

Eight college fests were referred to while evaluating the top societies tally this fest season. They were: Tarang, LSR; Ullas, KNC; Tempest, Miranda House; Montage, JMC; Mecca, Hindu College; Reverie, Gargi College; and Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College. For Street play, we counted Nexus, Montage, Mecca, Reverie, and Ullas.

The Top Three

Following this scheme, the societies that bagged the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions in the Street play category were: DramaNomics of the College of Vocational Studies with nine points, The Dramatics Society of Lady Shri Ram College with six points, and Natuve of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Morning) with four points.

Points Tally: Street Play

The Winning Society at a glance

DramaNomics stood out this year with their hunting annual production ‘Rape’. While street theatre in Delhi University has a history of producing content on sexual assault, this play dealt with the issue in an explanatory manner. It underlined rape culture and also recognized male survivors of rape who are often neglected from the conversations surrounding harassment. The impeccable performances, engaging and concise plot, as well as impactful dialogues,  made DramaNomics the winning team.

Jai Mehta, President of the winning society told DU Beat, “Dramanomics, to us, is an opportunity to give in everything and try to make a change that is required around us.With this year’s street production, our biggest win is the way our audiences have appreciated our viewpoint on such a sensitive topic. We are happy, apart from receiving all the praises for our creative endeavors, primarily for the effort that every team member has put in to change at least one layman to understand what Rape is.”

Performing members:

  • Hannu Oberoi
  • Jai Mehta
  • Divyanka Arora
  • Shivansh Manaktala
  • Sanchit Ahuja
  • Rachit Raj Singh
  • Himani Kalra
  • Sanskriti Negi
  • Anjali Sharma
  • Kamya Mittal
  • Aashish Luthra
  • Divyaratan Gulati
  • Harshit Katiriya
  • Deepshika Mehta
  • Abhishek Arora
  • Aiman Khatoon
  • Daksh Mahajan
  • Deepak Kataria
  • Devrishi Mehta
  • Komal Rana
  • M. Saqib Hindustani
  • Nikita Shith
  • Nitin Vimal
  • Raghav Dheer
  • Rishabh Makan
  • Sanjivani Sharma
  • Tavleen Kaur
  • Vikas Yadav
  • Vikas Kumar

Winners Tally : 

Out of the eight colleges we considered, DramaNomics bagged positions at:

I Position: Montage

II Position: Mecca, Nexus

III Position: Reverie, Ullas

(Hover over the icons to know more about their victories)

 

Images Designed by Kartik Kakar (kartikk@dubeat.com)

Niharika Dabral (niharikad@dubeat.com)

Vaibhavi Sharma Pathak (vaibhavis@dubeat.com)

 



Niharika Dabral is an average anti-national feminist who is currently pursuing Journalism at Cluster Innovation Center. This quixotically honest and technologically challenged Garhwali strongly advocates that Harry Potter must be included in elementary education. If you want to rant about how unfair life is or want to share something awful or awesome that needs to be reported then feel free to drop her a line at niharikad@dubeat.com 


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