Miranda House

LSR and Hans Raj win big on Day 2 of Tempest 2015

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The second day of Miranda House’s cultural fest ‘Tempest’ saw the Western Music Society, ‘Orpheus’, organising two events.

The first event for the day was the western music group competition. The musical performances, starting early in the day, were enjoyable and the winners’ positions were thoroughly contested for. The western music group event saw LSR taking the first position. The performance by the group from Kamala Nehru College was paid a special mention by the judges.

Following this was western music solo competition. The event saw a considerable audience filling up the seminar room, which was the venue for the event. The judges for the event were Nilotpal Sinha, founder of House of Symphony and Ritwik Dey, a musician in the Indie psychedelic band ‘MindFlew’ and the electronic outfit ‘Tankbund’.  All performances were thoroughly appreciated by the audience and singers from Hans Raj College, Sri Aurobindo College and LSR were the most lauded of the lot. At the end of the musical treat, Shivash from Hans Raj College was declared to be the winner of the competition. Shivong (Shri Aurobindo College) and Emmy (SRCC) bagged the second and third positions, respectively.

The second day of Tempest was brought to a bright and pulsating end with the performance of the band ‘Sanam’, with their lead singer Sanam Puri proving to be a thorough front man.The crowd was singing along and dancing to the tunes being played with full gusto by the band onstage. Sanam Puri also talked about having performed at Miranda House seven years ago and gushed about the support he and the band have garnered.

The band performed a few original songs but mostly stuck to covers of popular Bollywood songs, warming up with soft numbers like ‘Dua‘, ‘Ore Piya’ and ‘Ishq Bulava’ and then progressing to more foot-tapping songs like ‘Gal Mitthi MitthiBol’, ‘Saddi Gali’ and ‘Badtameez Dil’ amongst others.

The band’s performance was enjoyed by the crowd which saw several girls even turning up with signs proclaiming their love for the singer. Despite a slight delay in starting the performance, the band pulled off a very put-together and entertaining set that had everyone admiring them.

Shubham Kaushik
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Kriti Sharma
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