<![CDATA[Colloquium - The Debating & Literary Festival of NSIT was organised from 25th to 27th March 2016. The first day of the fest kicked off with the Netaji Subhas Memorial Debate. The motion for the bilingual conventional debate was –“This house will break ties”. The winners were Aditi, Aditya and Shreya for the best speaker, interjector and team receptively.
Wolf of Dalal Street was a test to the participants, of the wit, marketing expertise as well as tackling socio-economic issues. The Delhi Poetry Slam was also organised wherein slam poets namely Akhil Saxena, Rei Bantawa, ARN, Neeti Prakash and Deveena Verma spoke about socials issues concerning the LGBT community and Section 377.
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The second day of colloquium commenced with the opening ceremony while the NSITMUN saw huge participation from participants from all over the Delhi MUN circuit. The following committees were part of the two day conference: General Assembly, Historic Security Council, C34 Special Committee on Peacekeeping operations and UN Review Meeting on Sanctions. IP (International Press) was eventful with guest of honour and judge Mr. Ashish Shukla.
IPC (Indian Parliamentary Colloquium) included committees like All India Political Parties Meet, National Security Council and Special Historic Committee. It was followed by a panel discussion on “Expense of free expression” with Mr. Anuj Gosalia and Ms. Suchismita Chattopadhyay as panelists.
The interactive session with Ms. Shilpa Gupta, author of Ananya – A bittersweet journey was also organised, with a variety of questions put forward by the audience.
The MUN and IPC conferences ended on the third day with the closing ceremony being held in the main auditorium. The chairs and vice chairs were present and the participants were rewarded with trophies and certificates.
<![CDATA[Colloquium, the fest of NSIT, Dwarka saw on its third day not many spectators, but interesting competitions such as these:
Crack the Case was a case-study based competition. First case was uploaded online and out of the thirty entries, ten were selected for the final round. For the final round, ‘The Galilean Canvas’ was given a fictitious case of marketing Galileo’s telescope. The teams were given two hours of prep time during which they had to come up with a high potential but simplistic design and construction. They were to use PPT, bearing in mind the pros and cons and cost effectiveness of the whole process.
The winners were:
- SSCBS (Rs. 10000)
- Delhi School of Economics (Rs. 4000)
The judges were Shruti Jain and Vrinda Aggarwal (both LSR pass-outs), Ministry of Finance.
had a GD as a preliminary round with the topic, Slow and Steady Wins the Race. It was judged by Kunal Singh, an
NSIT alumnus. The final round was a Panel Discussion and the topic was, whether Sanjay Dutt’s mercy plea be accepted. The four participants were given the roles of Justice Markandey Katju, Rajkumar Hirani, Subramaniam Swamy and Salman Khusrshid.
It was won by:
- Anirudh Mittal, SSCBS (Rs.1000)
- Anupama Sabu, Gargi College (Rs. 500)
was the last event of the day and was a very interesting one. In the first round, the contestants were given characters such as Mussolini, Hitler, and Mary Antoinette etc. and were briefed about them. The participants were given 3 minutes of preparation time, after which they had to convince the audience as to why shouldn’t they be doomed and sent to hell.
Five people went to the second round, which was much better and entertaining because the characters were taken from fiction, like Dolores Umbridge, Bellatrix and Sauron etc. This was also judged by Kunal Singh.
The winners were:
1. Anugrah Gopinath (Rs. 1000)
2. Dhruv Sisodia, NSIT (Rs. 500)]]>
<![CDATA[The schedule for Colloquium -The NSIT Debating Festival is ready! And it definitely promises to be a great Easter Weekend.
29 March (Day 1)
- 9:30 a.m – 10:00 a.m. : Opening Ceremony and registration for all events
- 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. : Panel Discussion – Round Pegs in Square Holes – In the midst of easy jobs, fast money, posh lives, where dreams, goals, aspirations, wish fulfillments all topple over each other, many people get unknowingly trapped in the rat race for corporate jobs and conventional careers and are never able to take some time out to introspect and find what they are destined for. Having chosen to question the status quo, we at Colloquium 2013, want you meet some very ordinary people whose stories serve as a beacon for all to follow one’s dreams. The round pegs in square holes, Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Mallika Sarabhai, bestselling author Mr. Ashwin Sanghi, notable social activist Ms. Kamla Bhasin and the renowned social worker Mr. Anubrotto Kumar Roy, popularly known as Dunnu Roy.
- 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m : Netaji Subhas Memorial Debate (The Conventional Debate) – Colloquium’13 brings to you the centre stage of all debating events, here is your chance to battle it out in a fierce war of words to prove your point.
Best Team : 4,000/-
Best Speaker For : 2,000/-
Best Speaker Against : 2,000/-
- 12:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m : Author’s Isle – Session with Ashwin Sanghi – Come and meet from the man himself. Ashwin Sanghi takes the listeners through the exciting journey of his award winning novel ‘Chanakya’s Chant’ and his latest work, ‘The Krishna Key’.
- 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m : Literary Quiz – Attention to all the voracious readers out there. Now is a chance to encash your insatiable appetite for reading. The quiz is open to undergraduate & postgraduate students and the top three teams will win the prizes.
First Team: 5,000/-
Second Team: 3,000/-
30 March (Day 2)
- 4 p.m. – 6 p.m : Comic Speak – “Growing up, all of us have had a fascination… for comics and cartoons.” Extending our pent up passion for comics, this workshop aims at exploring the nitty-gritties of the narrative works in which a story is conveyed to the reader using sequential art. We are proud to present, as the first speaker of this one of a kind event, none other than Pran Kumar Sharma, the leading pioneer of Indian Comics and the creator of ‘Chacha Chaudhary’, followed by Akshay Dhar of Comic Addicts fame.
- 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m : NSIT Model UN (Day 1) – We are back with the second edition of the NSIT Model UN. The following four committees will be simulated.
General Assembly – VI
Human Rights Council
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
- 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m : Joint Parliamentary Committee – Joint Parliamentary committee is an ad hoc committee of the Indian parliament investigating ongoing national issues of utmost urgency and importance. The participants will get an opportunity to simulate a JPC, represent a ministry, take a stand on the topic in question and debate to build viable solutions.
Best Speaker: 5000/-
First Runner-Up: 3000/-
31 March (Day 3)
- 9:30 – 5: 30 p.m : NSIT Model UN (Day 2)
- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m : Crack the Case – The participants will be presented with a predicament pertaining to an existing business. The team(s) that are able to present the most creative and effective solution to the problem, win the coveted title.
Best Team: 10000/-
Second Runner-Up: 4000/-
- 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m : Newshour Debate – This event gives you the chance to assume the role of an eminent personality and discuss a burning issue, pitching in your ideas and opinions.
Best Speaker: 2000/-
First Runner-Up: 1000/-
Second Runner-Up: 500/-
- 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m : Judgement Day – Say you were Hitler or Jack the Ripper, how would you defend yourself? Play one of these characters and save yourself from your doom.
Best Speaker: 1000/-
First Runner-Up: 600/-
Second Runner-Up: 400/-