Cultural festival


Tempest 2018 organised by Miranda House comes to an end, here are some highlights from the last day of the festival:

The third day of Tempest 2018 was full of excitement and enthusiasm around the campus since it was full of extremely entertaining events like panel discussions, the most anticipated western dance competition, and the much awaited star night, with the headlining act being Siddharth Mahadevan.

In the midst of the hustle bustle of events in the three-day Tempest, Miranda House Vatavaran, the Environment Society of Miranda House organised a unique but considerably salient event. It was a competition wherein participants had to depict environmentally-conscious ways of having fun. They were allowed to use music, choreography and enactment to put forth their renditions. The judges of the event were Dr. Amrita Tripathi Sheikh and Dr. Bani Roy, professors at Miranda House. A total of 10 teams participated, some of which presented self-composed poems on varied topics like eco-tourism and eco-friendly college fests.

The Entrepreneurship Cell of Miranda House invited three proficient panelists to share their experiences of living the “start-up life”. The panel included personalities like Tanya Kathpal, founder of ‘Eat My News’, who engaged the audience in a gripping discourse on how she began her start-up and the kind of obstacles she had to overcome in order to further the same. Among the panelists was Nikhil Chainani, founder and CEO of ‘Perspectico’, who talked about taking risks and dealing with rejection while being an entrepreneur. The third panelist was an alumni of the University of Delhi, Neha Gupta, who shared her experiences of working on projects from diverse fields and handling stress while starting off your own business.

The main highlight of day 3 at Tempest 2018 was the Western Group Dance Competition, Burlesque’18, organised by Tanz, the Western Dance Society of Miranda House. Judges Sarthak Chauhan and Tarun Sharma chose Crunk, the Western Dance Society of Sri Aurobindo College as the winner. Crunk performed on numbers like Buleya, Deapacito and Malhari. The second position was shared by Misbah of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and Zeal of Maitreyi College. Misbah and Zeal thoroughly entertained the audience by dancing on peppy numbers like Ishq Di Gali Vich No Entry, Finesse, Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara and Tum Tum. The teams were given cash prizes and accolades. Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology’s western dance society, Funk in Action, was much appreciated by the judges for their enthusiasm and innovative use of musical instruments like Dhol. Following this, another round called ‘Bipolar Round’ was held with the participating societies performing on songs on the spot. Electra of Motilal Nehru College emerged as the clear winner who danced on famous songs like Shape of You, Lahore and Shaguna. The Bipolar Round was conducted to evaluate and judge the spontaneity of the participants.

Tempest 2018 was concluded by the enchanting performance of Siddharth Mahadevan, a playback singer known for singing Bollywood numbers such as “Sarfira” and “Nachde Ne Sare”. The curtains of Tempest 2018 closed in an exquisite manner with songs which varied from aesthetic ones like “Mere Rashde Qamar” to new-age chart toppers like “Tukur-Tukur”. His versatility was on complete display as he could switch languages seamlessly since he crooned to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You”. As he moved from “Channa Mereya” onto more light-hearted numbers, “Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe” this performance was an instant hit with the young crowd, and the perfect way to conclude the three-day festival.

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Known for being one of the concluding fests of Delhi University’s fest season of 2014, Ambrosia, the cultural festival of Delhi College of Arts & Commerce kick started on the morning of  Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. The festival began with a guest lecture by Ms. Vidushi Chaturvedi, Education Director, NDMC. The learned lady stressed upon the real meaning of education, asked the youth to successfully challenize their untapped potential and powerhouse of energy for the best of society. ” Stay intoxicated. Stay aware.” Ms. Chaturvedi added, as she stressed upon the need of youth to forgo the corporate MNC culture and step in the arena of public services.

Ms. Vidushi Chaturvedi, Education Director, NDMC addressing the students and teachers at the inaugural of Ambrosia’2014 – DCAC’s annual cultural festival.

The Winner’s Tally [Events Scheduled for Ambrosia Day – One]

1. The Rangoli Designing competition

Theme – Dance of Life.

Winner –  Kaushal ( Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences)

Runner Up – Vijay Sharma ( Sri Venkateswara College) 

Judged By – Mrs. Madhu Maheshwari, Mrs. Sunita Yadav & Mrs. Neeru Ailawadi ( Professors, DCAC)

2. The Quiz Competition

First prize – Gokul S & Balasubramanyam P. (ARSD College & Hans Raj College)

Second Prize – Shubham Prakhar & Kritin Gupta (N.S.I.T.)

Third Prize – Saumya Sagar & Althaf Majeed (A.I.I.M.S.)

3. The Solo Dance Competition

First Prize – Akriti ( Belly Dancing)

Second Prize – A tie between Sakshi ( Contemporary) & Shashi ( Urban)

4. Nukkad Natak: The Street Play Competition (presented by DCAC’s Leher)

Winners: Trinity College

Runners Up:  Hans Raj College ( Rehaayi)

Judged By Eminent theatre and cinema personalities Mrs. Beena Singh & Mrs. Poonaam Mathur

5. The Battle of Bands

Winners – Hashtag Projekt

Judged By –  Mr. Jagtinder Singh ( lead vocalist in Indian Saber)

6.The Weight Lifting Competition

Under 80 kilograms

First Position – Gaurav (Bhagat Singh College)

Second Position –  Jagtar Singh Dhillon ( Delhi College of Arts & Commerce)

The Weight lifting competition at DCAC’s Ambrosia in progress.

Above 80 kilograms

First Position – Harsh Yadav ( Delhi College of Arts & Commerce)

Second Position –  Sumit ( Dyal Singh College)


7.The Debate

Best Team – Shashank & Anju ( ARSD College)

Runners Up – Srijana Upadhyaya & Monica Pradhan ( Delhi College of Arts & Commerce & Motilal Nehru College)

Best Speaker – Salil (Delhi College of Arts & Commerce) 

Best Interjection – Prashant ( Hans Raj College)

8. The Fashion Show

First Position – P.G.D.A.V. College

Second Position – College of Vocational Studies

Third Position – Dyal Singh College ( Evening)

The day ended with exhilarating musical performances by two famous bands playing altogether different genres catering to the taste of all people. While one performance was by the alternative rock band ‘Circus’ the second performance was by the Sufi music band ‘ Centrifugal’. As people threw their hands in air with the former performance, the latter was rather a delightful soul touching one. This musical note was further carried forward with the DJ night.

Altogether, Day One at Ambrosia was replete with numerous fun packed events. Day Two too, has some interesting events like bad singing & dancing, self composed poetry,scavenger hunt &  tug of war lined up. The festival shall culminate with Punjabi singer & ‘Rap da Badshah’ Bohemia performing at DCAC live.

See what Bohemia has got to say before his performance, to all his fans!


Photography Credits: DU Beat

A Norwegian Instrumental Music concert was organised by the SPIC MACAY Chapter of Maharaja Agrasen to promote international exchange of culture. The Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet performed with Karl Seglem playing the saxophone, Sigurd Hole the bass, and Andreas Ulvo and Jonas Howden Sjoevaag at the keyboard and drums respectively. The Manipuri Folk Dance Recital by Panthoibi Jagoi Marup was another star attraction to grace the event.


Yuvaan’14 witnessed a prominant increase in the number of participants from preceding years. Students from all over Delhi NCR particpated in competitions like Classical Music, Classical Dance, Creative Writing, Debate, Folk Dance, Group Dance, Stage Theatre and Quiz. 7 teams competed in the most sought- after event, Battle of Bands, to win the title of Best College Band.]]>

Amidst the quirkiness exuded by the campus of this well laid out college, the vibrant second day of Reverie 2013 commenced at Gargi with enthrallment and exuberance. The fest kick started with a myriad of competitions being held alongside, and giving any of them a miss gave rise to sighs of pity from the audience. A cheery applause greeted the street play competition, which was host to a volley of excellent ideas and synergetic performances. While Hansraj College bagged the first position, PGDAV took away the second prize with their extremely sensitizing and valiant performance highlighting the importance of sex education. The third prize was awarded to Gargi College, who performed to spread awareness about the cruelty meted out to animals by humans-the ‘evolved’ apes. ‘Mudra’, the Indian Classical Dance Competition invited some scintillating solo performances that touched base with our divine culture. While Anjali from Gargi College was awarded the first position, Kritika from Miranda House and Surya from Dyal Singh College were declared the first and second Runners -up respectively. The Conventional Debate that took place witnessed a thunderous exchange of ideas on the abstract topic given to the participants, ‘This house will bend over’. The debate saw a display of innovative and brilliant interpretations on this open-ended theme. The first prize was awarded to Kamala Nehru College and the second prize was received by Gargi College. The best speaker was declared to be Abhishek from Deshbandhu College. Amongst the other events, the Indian and Western music competition and ‘Overacting’ were a treat to the audiences. At the Western Music group competition, the first prize was bagged by Lady Shri Ram College for their scintillating performance of a jazz piece, titled ‘It don’t mean a thing’. This was followed by Jesus and Mary College and Gargi College, who stood second and third respectively. The first prize at the Indian Music group competition was also bagged by Lady Shri Ram College. Gargi College also hosted the battle of the bands. Ten professional bands competed to win the prize. This year, the ten bands who participated were Krvya, Freewill, Trackpots, Alibi, Heisenberg, Addicthead, Ebonix, The Centaur, Dark Moon Eternity and Conundrum. There was no particular genre of music that the bands played, but most of them were rock or metal bands. The competition was judged by Gaurav Balani, bassist for the band Parikrama, and Rajarshri Sayal from the band Faridkot. The winners were Trackpots, the second prize was awarded to Freewill and the third prize was a tie between Alibi and Heisenberg. Poornima Kharbanda [email protected] Pinakita Gupta [email protected]]]>