The final day of Lady Shri Ram College for Women’s Tarang 2016 had multiple events lined up all day. While most events culminated before dusk, the Western Dance Competition, Baila continued till early evening. This was one of the most awaited events of the entire fest, a fact which was evident by the long queues that waited for entrance into the auditorium.
Daila was judged by Mr. Rohit Raj of the Brooklyn Academy and Ms. Blossom D’Souza who trained at Dance Works Performing Arts Academy. A total number of 9 teams participated. The audience was enthralled with the multiple energy-fused performances that took over the stage. Every performance enraptured the judges and spectators alike.
Harshita, of Misba, the Western Dance Society of Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce said, “Our practices were really hectic and we had a very long day today. Despite all odds, our performance went great. We love to perform in LSR and the energy of the audience inspires us to perform well.”
It was vivid that the judges agreed with them since Misba bagged the first position in the event followed by Sri Aurobindo College and Sri Venkateswara College in the second and third position.
Following the western dance event was the Star Night where the band Agnee performed. The popularity of Agnee and the exhilaration of their fans was evident from the fact that the audience for the Star Night was the highest of all three days. And the band did not disappoint their fans and sang all of their favourite numbers including Yaariyan, Aahatein and Saaware.
A performance that was equally mesmerizing and enthralling, the three day extravaganza Tarang 2016 ended on a musical note and with zeal and happiness dripping from the faces of union members and faculty of the college!
Day 3 of LSR Tarang 2016 started off on 7th February with a non competitive event, Nukkad Natak. A total of 8 teams participated. The jury consisted of Pallav Kumar, Director of Manthan, and Sonalini Kumar, Professor of Political Science.
Pitch Please, the Acapella competition opened with Ashoka University’s performance. The judges included the members of ‘Nouveau’ – Sherry Matthews, Ritwik De, and Subatra Kamat, who work together in a music initiative called ‘Nouveau’. The last judge was Apoorva Gandhi. 15 teams participated in the competition, and it was hosted by the Western Music Society. The winners of the competition were Kirori Mal College with Sri Venkateswara College and Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies as runners up.
The judges said that every team had their unique style, and performed well. Special mention was given to teams from Amity University, DTU, and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.
Along with Pitch Please, the fashion show competition Anarchia- Breaking Stereotypes took place. The competition witnessed a participation of 7 teams, with the winner being Hans Raj College. The judges of the competition were Kamla Bhasin, Vikramaditya, an LGTB rights activist and Ms. Ishita from the Department of Sociology, LSR.
There were many other events like TV Show Quiz, Turncoat, and Elocution. The Indian Music Society also hosted a duel competition called Jugal Gaayan.
The college now gears up for the star night featuring the music band Agnee.
Day 2 at LSR’s Tarang ’16 started off with the Indian Music (Group) competition, Sangam. A total number of 23 teams participated out of which 11 were shortlisted for the final round. The jury for the event comprised of Vivek Bhola, a Hindustani Music Vocalist and Maitreyee Mandal, Assistant Professor of English at LSR.
Debashree Basu of Kamala Nehru College said, “As soon as we got on the stage, we could feel the enthusiastic vibe and we knew the competition shall be tough. Every year, the colleges are setting a higher bar to compete with!”
The first position in Indian Music (Group) category was bagged by Hindu College. The second position was shared by Gargi College and Daulat Ram College. Sri Venkateswara College stood at the third position.
With this, Projekt, the photography society of LSR held the Silent Film Making Competition, Musidora. ‘Tangent’, of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College was declared the winner, followed by ‘Ghosts in the Machine’ of St. Stephen’s College. The Quiz Society hosted The India Quiz where Apratim Chandra Singh (St.Stephen’s College), Jayant Verma(Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies), Bishal Kumar (Department of Buddhist Studies, Delhi University) won the event.
With festivities on, there are many events happening all across campus. Battle of Bands managed the gather the maximum crowd. Events like Satyrday, Elocution and Cane Workshops were a huge attraction too.
LSR is gearing up for the EDM Night where DJ Sameer, Aerro and Jochen Miller are all set to perform. Stay tuned for live updates and glimpses of celebrations across campus.
Team Tarang for Day 2: Arushi Pathak Shagun Marwah Shaina Ahluwalia Tooba Towfiq Mridul Kumar Chirag Sharma Alex Arthur