Indraprastha College for Women hosted in its first ever edition of Troika, a three-day festivity. It brought a mélange of events, from Panel Discussion to Kavi Sammelan to Stand-up Comedy and Battle of Bands during a period of three days from 28th January to 30th January. Troika has been introduced this year with the echo “Teen din teen rang, Kavi vicharo Aur gayak ke sang.”
Radhika Dua, the college treasurer explains how Troika is a precursor to the annual fest Shruti, “Troika’16 is first of its kind inter-college festival of Indraprastha College. As its name puts forward, it’s a three day event organised by the Students’ union to encourage fellow students to exhibit their talent and gain some food for thought. Additionally, Troika is also an opportunity to foster relations between students of different colleges and interests. The idea behind the event was devoted to creating a platform for students to enjoy, experience and explore. Troika is just a trailer for our annual fest Shruti.”
The festivities were ushered in with a riveting and engaging panel discussion on the topic, “Impact of Dating Applications on Youth”. Attended by a packed audience in the college auditorium, the Panel discussion was moderated by Suanshu Khurana, Music Correspondent/Critic, Indian Express.
The other panelists included Shalini Evelyn Shah, Head of English Editorial, Ratna Sagar, Manish Malik, Director, Manifest Training Solution and Aakanksha Maheshwari Sewani, Head of Knowledge Management, Microsoft, who is also an alumna from the same college.
The panel discussion brought many facets and quirks of modern-day dating. While some remarks made the audience double up with laughter, some serious questions were raised. Followed by a Q&A session, the discussion was engaging with the right amount of scandalous remarks and controversial comments to make the audience fire up questions like bullets.
The first day ended with a stand-up comedy act by Wannabe Anonymous, a first of its kind Stand-Up Comedy community started in Delhi by Siddharth Singh and Prakhar Maheshwari. They made all the right jokes, from mocking the burning topic of modern dating to cracking meticulous jokes about the idiosyncracies of the college.
The Second day’s highlight was Kavi Sammelan, which saw participation from colleges like Hansraj, Hindu, Kirorimal, CIC, SOL, among others.
The first prize was bagged by Manju for her poem Mazdoor, while the second prize went to Nidhi Kumar Jha from Kirori Mal College. The judges for the event were Dr. Sanjay Seth and Mr. Pranjal Dhar.
Troika culminated in Battle of the Bands on the third and the last day of the round of festivities. The last day saw performances by Slaves of Rock, The Hindu College Collective, Alanwesha, Ricochet, Hightime, Zhankaar, Chapstick and Rubberband and Playtime. Playtime from Hansraj College bagged the first position, while Hightime from Kirorimal College came second.
Sanchita Makkar, the President of the Students’ Union, says it has been a successful endeavour, “We wanted to increase number of events and level of participation in our college. These three events in troika were a mix of experience,enjoyment and learning. We wanted to give a different experience to students of all colleges.”
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