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A Breath of Life – Unmaad’16

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Courtesy: Sankar Nath

With all colleges gearing up for their annual college fests, there was one fest which was too prominent and unique to go ignored—Unmaad by IIM, Bangalore. The tagline—’A breath of fresh life’ caught everyone’s attention and stayed true to its meaning with a lineup of some of the exuberant and well planned events. With a beautifully laid out and aesthetically decorated campus, there was absolutely no reason why participants wouldn’t enjoy every minute of their time at Unmaad’16.

IMG-20160202-WA0009The morn of 29th January marked the start of the fest. With a plethora of events such as Potpourri, JAM, a cooking competition, dance-offs, dramatics, and street-plays, the well awaited fest had something in store for everyone. They allowed people to register on the spot for most of the events which made participation more feasible and the competition tougher. Several major colleges from across India were present at this fest — VIT, NIT, and Christ being among many others including our own college. Every event had a peculiar name and procedures were made very participant-friendly, specially for those taking part in clashing events. A very well thought out fest with a variety of informal events for fun participation such as scavenger hunts, A Minute to Win It, a drawing competition and many more being held on a daily basis. Also, casual events like Unplugged, Stand-Up Comedy and the Pronite
show starring Sunidhi Chauhan lent a festive air to the nights.

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Courtesy: Sankar Nath

MIT sent out strong contingents. Blitzkreig won the third prize in Footloose (dance competition), while ADA won the “Nukkad Natak” (street play category). Aaina Dramatics won Curtain Call (stage play category) as well as the third prize in impromptu comedy. LnD, the literary and debate club of the college though, stole the show by winning multiple events—the title of Miss Unmaad (won by Aishwarya Shetty), first in Beg, Borrow, Steal (informals category), Spotlight (mock press conference) as well as Hence Proved, second in Scenes From a Hat (impromptu acting), Vocal Gladiators (2 v/s 2 Asian Parliament) and Sur (eastern solo singing competition). Needless to say, all this culminated into the achievement of the over-all first position for MIT among all the participating colleges due to maximum number of wins.

 

In a nutshell, Unmaad was a most welcome fest for all colleges with a multitude of fun events and an amazing experience for all participants. As for the students of MIT, this outstation fest was worth the while as everyone’s talent and hard work paid off.