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Confluence and Creativity: Day 2

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Day 2 of Confluence 2019 saw vibrant events and competitions organized by different societies of Hansraj College. Let’s take a look at these glorious events.

Rangchunaav, the annual music festival of Hansraj College, was organised by Swaranjali and sponsored by Brands Association of Delhi, the Annirudh Varma Collective, Krishna Super Marche, and Bassdrop Records. They held four competitions, namely- Western Solo, Western Acapella, Jugalbandi, and Hindi Choir competition.

Western Solo singing competion saw 23 participants singing beautiful songs in their melodious voices. It was adjudged by Joelene Dove, an independent artist, singer, trainer and voice-over artist. Apoorva Malick from Gargi College bagged the first place while Nidhi Krishna from St. Stephen’s and Bharat Maheshwari shared the second position.

Western Acapella competition saw 15 teams from across different colleges who had passed the online prelims competed to win the cash prizes. The competition was judged by Sherry Matthews, lead vocalist of The Doppler Effect. Echo from Jesus and Mary College stood first, while the second position saw a tie between Lady Shri Ram College and Euphony from Gargi College, and the third position was bagged by Zephyr from Kamala Nehru College.

Jugalbandi, a Hindi duet competition also took place which was judged by Mr. Ritesh Prasanna and Mr. Saptak Sharma. The first position saw a tie between Abdul and Parikshit, and Sakshi and Yogandha from Lady Shri Ram College. Nabeel and Ujjwal, and Marileena and Aanchal from Daulat Ram College shared the second position. Vasudha and Navya, also from Daulat Ram College, won the third prize. Hindi Choir was adjudged by Ms. Sowmya Gurucharan, a Carnatic Classical vocalist, Mr. Anirudh Varma, a contemporary pianist composer and producer, and Saptak Chatterjee, a third-generation Hindustani Classical vocalist. Backbeat from Ramjas College stood first while Annhad from Daulat Ram College stood second.

Pixels, the photography society, and Kalakriti, the Fine Arts Society of Hansraj College, set up its respective exhibitions which showcased a wide array of beautiful pictures and art pieces created by its members.

Noor, the annual fest of Woman Development Cell also took place on the second day. It saw a variety of stalls and décor pieces being sold. The students basked in the beauty of these events and enjoyed themselves. Kalakriti also organised a pottery workshop, and Mystri, a mystery box competition which saw participation from students across different colleges. PWD students showcased their talent at Pahal’19 organised by Equal Opportunity Cell at Hansraj Auditorium.

Image Credits: Adithya Khanna for DU Beat

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Anushree Joshi is trying to be a writer by procrastinating most days and writing on some (productive) nights. This over-thinker studies English literature at your anti-national, feminist hotspot Lady Shri Ram College, and has strong opinions on why your #IAmHumanistNotFeminist attitude is the problem with the society and the system of patriarchy. She writes 1000-word articles, reiterating why To Kill a Mockingbird is the greatest lesson in empathy, and argues that Manto should be taught in schools and colleges. If you wish to rant or report or want me to write your story, mail me at [email protected].

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