One of the many things that make the University of Delhi happening and enchanting is the performing arts societies and their marvelous annual productions. In the past few months, we saw cut-throat competition across several Delhi University colleges. The hours and hours of practice and hard work were put to test this fest season and from amongst the pool of massive talent, some groups emerged brighter than the others. We attempt to select the best society of the lot.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions that could be won at various events. The society that secured the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the society that secured the 2nd position was awarded 2 points, and finally, the society securing the 3rd position was awarded 1 point.
Eight college fests were referred to while evaluating the top societies tally this fest season. They were: Tarang, LSR; Ullas, KNC; Tempest, Miranda House; Montage, JMC; Mecca, Hindu College; Reverie, Gargi College; Confluence; Hansraj College, and Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College.

The Top Three
In the Western Dance category, Misba of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce scored the maximum points. Misba’s 15 points were followed by Verve of Sri Venkateshwara College (7 points). The third position was shared by Enliven of Gargi College and Spardha of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College with 6 points each.

Points Tally: Western Dance

The Winning Society at a glance

Misba is known in the western dance circuit for their snazzy performances that are marked by overt Bollywood symbolism. Their performances are humorous and entertaining which makes them the crowd’s favourite.
Talking to DU Beat about the experience of working in the society, the president said, “Misba is a place that welcomes all kinds of people, a dancer or non-dancer, with a warm heart and by the end, we are a family. Misba has always pushed us into doing better and through this opportunity of performing on stage, it has helped us to explore our true selves. From getting an opportunity to lead the prestigious society this year to maintain its legacy was a bit difficult, but it was made possible because of the hard work, positivity, and courage that my team always carries with itself.”

Performing members

1. Priyanka Aggarwal – President
2.Naman Pataria
3. Abhijeet Chaturvedi
4. Aman Susan Kujur
5. Manveen Kathuria
6. Nishali Mehta
*7. Nitika Goel -TREASURER*
8. Saransh Bhambri
*9.Sanchit Goel – PR HEAD*
10. Gurpreet Singh Dutt
11. Akash Katyal
12.Sanchit Kundra
13. Gaurish Chauhan
14. Arjun Nijhawan
15. Prithvi Rahuja
16. Riya Sawa
17. Somya Aggarwal
18. Garima Setia
19. Khushi Bisht
20. Yukti Thareja

Winners Tally

Out of all colleges we considered, Misba won at:
1st: Tarang, Confluence, Nexus, Ullas

2nd: Tempest (shared)

3rd: Reverie

(Hover over the icons to know more about their victories)

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Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were awarded 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.

For the Western Dance category, Misba of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce scored the maximum points in the tally. Misba’s 20 points were followed by Tanz, Miranda House that scored 12 points. Verve, Sri Venkateswara College bagged third spot scoring 9 points.


The Winning Society at a glance


Misba, The Western Dance Society of SGGSCC, can be considered to be a perfect mix of entertainment, style and technique. High-octane performances on ‘Babuji zara dheere chalo’ and ‘Jogi’ enthrall the audience, and their sharpness and energy leaves everyone in awe, asking for more.

Jasneet Kaur, President of Misba quotes, “The only thing important for a successful production is the zeal to bring something new to the stage and breaking the stereotypes. No matter which form you do, you should be able to give full justice to it”

Names of Performing Members: 1. Yukti Arora 2. Harshita Bakshi 3. Rituraj Sehgal 4. Jasneet Kaur 5. Dhruv Kumar 6. Nishant Jain 7. Kangana Makkar 8. Abhijeet Chaturvedi 9. Abhishek Kumar 10. Manpriya Jain 11. Priyanka Aggarwal 12. Priyanka Goyal 13.Elisha Mayor 14.Ananya Kaushik 15. Radha Sharma 16. Sahil Saharan 17.Aman Bothra 18.Aman Susan 19.Ritvik Arora 20. Anmol Chabra 21. Naman Pataria

Winners Tally: Misba

Ten fests were included in our analysis for this series which were: Montage, JMC; Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College; Mecca, Hindu College; Crossroads, SRCC; Reverie, Gargi College; Ullas, KNC; Tarang, LSR; Confluence, Hans Raj College; Tempest, Miranda House and Shruti, IPCW.

Here is the list of winning performances by Misba (SGGSCC):

Ist Position: Tarang 2016 (Lady Shri Ram College) Crossroads 2016 (Shri Ram College of Commerce) Tempest 2016 (Miranda College) Mecca 2016 (Hindu College) Confluence 2016 (Hand Raj College)

IInd Position Ullas 2016 (Kamala Nehru College) Shruti 2016 (IPCW)  

III Position: Montage 2016 (Jesus and Mary College)

(Hover on the icons below to know more about their victories)

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