Shruti 2014


The final day of the three-day annual fest of Indraprastha College for Women was abuzz with a lot of competitions and events lined up for the day that attracted many students from various colleges. Among these was a dance performance by Delhi Dance Fever (DDF) in the swimming pool area pf the college. DDF is a team formed by alumni of various colleges in Delhi University from different dance societies. They put up an energetic and well-coordinated performance which was quite a treat to watch.

Under the Fine Arts events, the Best Out Of Waste competition saw around 10 participants competing. A team of three which consisted of Deepshikha, Princy and Astha from the host college won the competition for ‘Best out of waste’. Just-A-Minute competition saw 10 participants for which the J.A.M master was Shriyam, a student from Hansraj College. The first prize winner was Nikita Shukla, the second winner was Surbhi Bhatia and third prize was taken by Caroline – all from IP College for Women.

For the star night, the Delhi-based progressive Sufi fusion band Rock Veda performed at the college ground. They engrossed the audience both with their original compositions and some popular Bollywood tunes. Their original work included songs like  Mere Maula and Baat Chalet, riveting the crowd at IPCW. They also engaged the listeners with some celebrated songs like Tum Hi Ho, Main Tenu Samjhawa etc.

Indraprastha College for Women’s quiz society organized an inter-college quiz competition as a part of their annual cultural fest Shruti.

Teams from colleges all over Delhi including St. Stephens College, AIIMS, Hansraj, Gargi and Ramjas participated in the competition. The competition also allowed cross institutional teams.

Out of the total number of 35 teams which participated in the competition, only 6 made it to the finals. The quiz was hosted by quiz master Shashank Mallik who has previously hosted many professional and cooperate quizzes including CBSE Heritage India quiz, cooperate quizzes at Maruti and WWF India.

Six teams made it to the finals including the cross team of IIT-D and St. Stephens, Hansraj, AIIMS and Gargi College. The first position was secured by the team of Sumit and Gaurav Anand from Zakir Hussain College and IIT D respectively. The team of Fardeen A. Mazumdar (St. Stephens), Mukund Marodia (St. Stephens) and Abhishek
(IIT D) got the second position.

“The level of competition was really high,” said Shashank Mallik, who conducted the quiz, “The cut-off was really close and teams won on difference of really less points.”

The second day of Shruti 2014, Indraprastha College for Women’s annual cultural fest saw many events like Debate, Dumb Charades and On-the-Spot Mobile Film Making lined up. One of them was Chauraha, the street play competition. All the top colleges including LSR, Hansraj, Khalsa participated in the event.

The event was disrupted due to heavy rains but nothing could dampen the participants’ spirits. The competition recommenced at a different venue after the rain subsided.

Chauraha was judged by Dr. Anupam Pauchauri and Mrs. Durga Sharma from the National School of Drama. Shivaji College’s street play Bas Samajhne Ki Baat Hai bagged the first prize while Gargi College’s Joota won the second position. JMC was awarded the popular choice award for their street play Gunaah Hai, Par Saza Nahi which focussed on the treatment of a rape survivor.

Another unique contest on Day 2 of Shruti was the Wall Painting competition. Students from Arts Faculty got a certificate of appreciation and a cash prize worth 3000 rupees as they were unopposed. They painted the wall in shades of grey black and blue and made it look beautiful.

Image Credit: Sakshi Jaiswal

One of the most popular events of Shruti, Indraprastha College for Women’s annual cultural fest on its second day was Wacky Feet, the Western Dance competition.  A total of twelve teams participated in the event including Hansraj, ARSD and GTBIT. Sri Venkateswara College’s Dance Society Verve bagged the first prize while Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and Northern India Engineering College were tied at second place.

“Venky showcased new styles as compared to others and had the best body work. Also, they used fewer props and danced more” said Manju Sharma, one of the judges of the event, when asked what made Venky stand out.  Later, the competition was disrupted by rains and the venue was shifted to the Sports Hall. “Rains worked in our favour as it’s easier to dance on a wooden floor,” said Charlie of Venky.

Wacky Feet was followed by Battle of Bands. The event was judged by Dr. Manchong and Mr. Malcom. Nine bands participated in the event and Clouds for Clay won the first position. In spite of bad weather conditions, the events were well organised and successful.

Featured Image: Charlie of Sri Venkateswara College’s Verve / Image Credit: Sakshi Jaiswal

Indraprastha College for women, featured a colorful Rangoli Making competition on the 1st Day of its annual fest Shruti . Nine teams participated in the event from various colleges including Gargi, Maitreyi, Lady Irwin College and IP College among others.

The theme for the competition was “Colour of Life” . “The theme is very interesting & the competition is tough. Its colourful, creative yet classy” says Vandana, a participant from Gargi. The event was judged by Ms. Shagufta Sufee of the Political Science faculty and Ms Nikita from the Mathematics department of IP College.

Sushil & Shweta from Dyal Singh came first, while Shefalika and Ujala from IP college were the runners-up. Consolation prizes were awarded to Bhamini, Tanvi and Kalpana; participants from Lady Irwin College.

One of the main attractions of IP College’s annual fest Shruti 2014 was Philharmonia – the Western Music Competition. Ten colleges participated in the event including CBS, Jesus & Mary College, Ambedkar college, Jaypee University, Sri Venkateswara College among others.

Held in Activity Hub, the competition featured both solo participants and groups. LSR won the best group, while Sri Venkateswara College came close at 2nd.

In the solo category, Hanita from CBS came first, while Kamakshi from Lady Shri Ram college came second. The third prize was awarded to Shreya from Sri Venkateswara College.

Sidhant Malhotra ([email protected])

Shruti- the annual festival of I.P. College started on 27th January with events like Fantasista (Street Football), Folk Dance and On-the-spot Photography. In the morning the crowd turn up was low, but as the ‘Punjabi Dhol’ started to play on stage, a decent crowd started to assemble in the Sports Complex.


The Street Football League consisted of 6 matches and mainly 4 teams. The first match was between IGI (Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences) and I.P. College (Team 1). It was draw. Once again there was a draw between I.P. College (Team 2) and I.P. University. In the third match, I.P. College (Team 1) won against I.P. University (2-0). In the next match, IGI drew with I.P. College (Team 2). IGI won against I.P. University (1-0). Finally, I.P College (Team 2) won this league. Smriti Kandari was the best player.


On-the-spot Photography received entries from 13 participants. The themes were Motion, Vintage and Texture. The participants were required to submit two pictures for any of the mentioned themes. They were given one and a half hour to submit their photographs. Dr. Nitoo Das and Mrs. Anita Cherian judged this event. The students of I.P. College won this contest. Shivangi Chaturwedi stood first, Sukriti Dubey stood second and Ankita Jaiswal came third. ‘Tropes’ was another event wherein prior to the fest the theme was out which was-“Androgyny and Danger”. Mr. Vinod Verma judged this event. Raunak Chopra from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) bagged the first position, Prerna Dangi from St. Stephen’s stood second and Sahil Ali (JMI) got the third prize.

One of the most anticipated events for the day was the Folk Dance, wherein 7 teams took part. Undoubtedly, the ‘Dhol’ and the typical Punjabi songs spread their magic with SGTB Khalsa winning the first prize with Gargi being awarded second. Mr. M.C. Nair and Mrs. Nalini Deka judged this event.