Crescendo 2014


After the first day featuring a range of dance competitions along with the Bollywood night, the second and final day at Crescendo – the Annual cultural fest of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) ended with a bang. On the 11th of March, the day started with Octaves – the music competition comprising five categories and culminated with Sunburn.

The results for Octaves were as follows:

Battle of The Bands – The Hansraj Projekt (1st position), SSCBS’ Dhwani (2nd position) and Conundrum – (P.G.D.A.V based alternative rock band) (3rd position)

Western Music (Group) – Lady Shri Ram College for Women’s Western Music Society (1st position), Kamala Nehru College’s  Zephyr (2nd), SSCBS’ Dhwani and Sri Venkateshwara College’s Crescendo (3rd position)

Western Music (Solo) – Shreya Adhikari from Sri Venkateshwara College (1st position), Chong Norbu Sherpa from Aurobindo College(2nd position) and Abhilasha Sinha from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Nirupan Sihna from Hans Raj College (3rd position)

Indian Music (Group) – Daulat Ram College’s Ahalya and Sri Venkateswara College tied on the first position followed by Kamala Nehru College’s Sangeetika  placed at the second.

Indian Music (Solo) – Shreya Adhikari from Sri Venkateswara College was adjudged the best singer.

The day progressed with various informal events like Rangoli making and the English Sitcom Quiz. To add to the cheer and put a befitting end to the high-energy fest, Sunburn performed for the rest of the evening. Post a few security glitches of the previous day, the security was tightened and entry was strictly regulated to prevent the situation from getting out of control. Inside the main stadium, Sunburn put up it’s set up, complete with LCDs, LEDs and spotlights to give the entire fest the feel of an authentic concert. The concert started on schedule and witnessed sunburn’s signature electric music. The invigorated reception it received sealed it as a success.

An elated and tired Saumya Shoor, one of the crescendo organisers had the following to say, “The kind of response we have gotten is truly is heartening. We had some high expectations to match this time. And with the amount of work we put in, we are glad that the event was received so well.”

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) concluded the first day of its annual fest- Crescendo. The event, being held in Talkatora stadium, kick started on 10th March with various cultural events being held simultaneously. The highlights of the day included a photography debate, an entertainment quiz, Snakes and Ladders and the western dance competition.  In addition, a knock out debate was conducted.  unique themed debate in which the one who lost the debate was eliminated and the winner then debated with a new debater till only one person was left.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College’s Misbah performing at SSCBS’ Crescendo. | Image Credit: Vishal Soni

The real attention grabber was Encore, the Inter College Dance competition, which saw societies converging from the entire university. The stage was set up in the indoor stadium with audience cheering to the invigorated dances. IIT Delhi’s We Defyn took away the numero uno position and a cash prize of Rs. 8,000. Jesus and Mary College’s Mudra stood second and won Rs. 5,000. Sri Venkateshwara College’s Verve received a special mention for their performance.

Akshay from Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce emerged victorious in ‘How I Quizzed Your Mother’. The second and third positions were occupied by Udit and Umang and Sahil and Nimit. Both the teams were from SSCBS.

Shaurya Upadhyay of Hans Raj College won the one on one knock out debate, adjudged the best debater by Madhav Mittal, a third year debater from Kirori Mal College. Vibhuti from Kirori Mal College and Udayylok Bangbash from Hindu maintained the longest unbeated streak, each defeating four opponents.

The day ended with a Bollywood Night featuring a DJ playing Hindi songs in the indoor court, late into the evening.

Featured Image Credit: Vishal Soni