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Kalakriti—Revels’22

Relay Art

Samyuktha Nandineni | Staff Writer

Relay Art proved to be a challenging event, even for seasoned artists. Taking place on Day 1 of Revels, the event tested the participants’ teamwork and on-the-spot thinking. The theme remained undisclosed until the onset of the event. Contestants took part in teams of two with each member drawing for 30 mins, one after the other. However, there was one more twist to the challenge—The second artist is not informed of the theme prior to their turn. 

The participants’ strategy was vital in this event. The first batch of contestants did their best to convey the theme via their drawing, and the second attempted to complete the sketch without straying too far from the topic. The event filled the rooms of NLH with colourful excitement. It awakened the artists’ imagination and drove them to make full use of their every skill.

Chitrankan

Siya Kothari I Staff Writer

One thing that ties together the ever-changing world and the past is art. Kalakriti’s Chitrankan was an event where people expressed their ideas and perceptions through traditional artforms like Warli, Mandalas, Madhubani, etc.

Commenting on the online nature of the event, Jas, one of the organisers, said, “The event went quite alright. It was an online event, so I didn’t see it in person. It made me realise that putting together online events is quite hard, especially art events.”

The winner of this event, Sharanya, drew a mandala art piece. “Painting and creating artworks are my leisure time hobbies. So winning the competition was an add on to one of my achievements and further motivation in the same field! It would’ve been better if it was offline, but it was quite good.”, she said, recalling her experience. 

During the lockdown, several people turned to art for comfort. This event paid tribute to the lockdown hours spent by artists, honing their skills.

Album Art

Arnav Choudhary I Staff Writer

With the prolific participation in the many events arranged under the Kalakriti category, Album Art was one of the best events. It was highly anticipated, and the precedent environment was full of glee and ambiguity. Having six participants to contend in the contest, it revolved around various forms of music.

A non-copyrighted piece of music was given to each participant, and they were expected to listen to the music and successively design an album cover for what they deciphered from the particular piece of music. Each and every participant zealously worked toward interpreting and portraying the gist and the most legible meaning of the music assigned to them in art. The time limit for the competition was an hour, with a few additional minutes as a grace period owing to the submissions.

All the submissions were just significantly aesthetic beyond the excellent barrier, but two exceptional album artworks were tantamount to perfection, and these two submissions eventually went on to win the contest. This event bought out the artist’s creativity and interpretative brains to work and will do even more so the following year.

Doodle Art

Saranya Roy I Staff Writer

Doodles are everywhere, from old mossy walls to brand new pairs of Air Jordans. For all those who loved cool ‘Pinterest’ vibes, the Doodle Art event under Kalakriti was just their cup of tea. Though it was an online event, the participants kept up the excitement with their lively and one-of-a-kind doodles.

While the theme was ‘adulting’, the CCs chose a very aesthetic word, ‘Meraki’ as the item to be doodled. It was planned to be a one-hour event, leaving the participants 10 minutes for submission. Each and every submission was edgy and original. However, the winner grabbed the attention with a fresh, raw and creative piece.

The CCs expected a larger turn-up, owing to the uniqueness of the event. Alas, due to clashes with other events, it wasn’t as big a list. The CCs and organisers are hopeful that the following year will witness more doodle enthusiasts getting to show off their skills.

Battle of Palettes

Harshith Prasoon | Staff Writer

The Battle of Palettes, held on the first and third day of revels, was an old school painting competition presented as the main flagship event under Kalakriti. Solely dedicated to art, the event consisted of three rounds, which tested the participants’ abilities in various aspects of painting.

The first round’s theme was red, and the participants were given 30 minutes to work on an art piece based on this colour. The next round had no specific motif as such—It tested the participants’ spontaneity and creativity.

The theme of the final round was ‘Illusion’. Here, participants were expected to use their imagination and express the theme through their painting, following which they had to explain their work to the judge.

One of the CCs summed up the entire event perfectly in a few words saying, “When you think of Kalakriti, you think of art. With art the thought that people get is about painting, drawing, sketching and anything that is done on a sheet of paper. So, we wanted to do an event that tested contestants on different aspects of painting. For anybody really into art and painting, this competition actually made them think and explore.”

Overall, it was a well-managed event that saw some fantastic talents exhibiting their artistic prowess.

Satrangi

Sagarika Seshagiri I Staff Writer

Kalakriti’s Satrangi was a Rangoli competition for the colourfully inclined. Held on Day 2 of Revels, contestants embellished the ground in front of FC-1. The participants were presented with the topic of Rebirth, a time limit, and a defined portion of the ground to use as their canvas. Working in teams of 1-3 members, the event drew the attention of passersby. Having taken place on the ethnic day of Revels, the festive mood of the event was invigorated. 

“The event was beautiful as the weather was good that day. There were some issues with colours but eventually, things were managed”, said one of the organisers of the event. The two judges present were impressed by the use of leaves and flowers by the winning team, as well as the scale of the event.

 

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Gaming—Revels’22

Gaming | Prince Roy

The persistent pattering between fingers and buttons, the curious crowd peering at the projector witnessing one squad’s triumph over another, and the winning team’s joyous celebration—these were some of the glimpses of the much-awaited Revels’ Gaming Event. The event took place in the MIT Innovation Centre from 10th April till 16th April, having contests for all major popular PC and mobile games ranging from Battlegrounds Mobile India and Call of Duty: Mobile to Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, and FIFA to satisfy all the gaming enthusiasts of MIT. Around 500 students of the college participated in various solo and multiplayer gaming events with the goal of showcasing their insane and over-the-top gaming skills to everyone.

The gaming events were conducted on multiple rounds on all the days of the fest. Students formed teams of three to six members before participating in the games. FIFA players had their own consoles provided to them. Many students of MIT and other MAHE affiliated colleges came to the event arena as spectators to watch the thrilling gameplays. During gameplay, participants were constantly strategizing with their fellow teammates to outsmart their rivals.

Among all the potent teams clashing against each other for triumph, Team Iconic, Kle Tech, Flux Reganade, and Nearest Airport finally succeeded in winning the finals for R6 Siege, BGMI, CODM, and Valorant, respectively. “The adrenaline rush that persisted throughout the game was one of the most thrilling experiences I’ve had,” said Aryan Anand Gupta, the winner of FIFA. The Gaming event provided gamers with an excellent platform to exhibit and cherish their finest gaming skills and strategies, providing some exciting, nail-biting matches for the crowd to enjoy.




Sports Events—Revels’22

Sports do not build character—it just reveals it. Sports might be just a hobby to some, but to others, it is so much more. The Sports events of Revels’22 were held from 9th to 12th of April before Revels, unlike every year when they are held simultaneously during the four days of the fest. This gave the athletes enough time to focus and train for their events while also not missing out on the other events of the fest and Proshow. Sports events were held in two slots—6 to 9 AM and 5 to 8 PM during these three days. The prize distribution ceremony was held at the MIT Tennis Court on the 12th of April. 

Students could participate in various games like athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, football, handball, hockey, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, throwball and volleyball. Some of the outstation participants for sports events in Revels were from NIT Surathkal, BITS Goa, NIT Calicut, and Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP).  The venues for football and tennis were the Endpoint Football Court and MIT Tennis Court. Badminton and Table Tennis events were held in the MIT Recreation Center. 

All of the students put in their blood, sweat and tears to put in their best effort and it was truly a sight to witness. Our students made us proud by winning the following laurels:

Athletics and Swimming—MIT won the Overall Best College

Table Tennis—MIT was in the top three teams

Badminton—MIT-A won the Second position and MIT-B was in the top 4

Football—MIT-B won First Position and MIT-A was in the top 4

Basketball—Girls team won the First position and the Boys team won the Second position

Volleyball—First Position

Squash—MIT got all three top positions

Chess—Second Position

“Revels 2022 was an experience of a lifetime. From months of practice to win the trophy for Best College in Athletics, it all felt like a dream come true! Daily training and weekend outings helped the team bond. During Revels, both the boys’ and the girls’ teams dominated the field in their respective events. I’m so proud of our team, which feels more like a tight-knit family now and I wish them loads of success ahead.” said Shrey Deshmukh and Chaitanya A., Captains of the MIT Athletics team, while describing their experience during the whole event. 

The MIT Athletics Team were the winners of Revels’22 among 12 college teams (Image credits: The MIT Post)

The sports category saw many people winning and many teams losing, but ultimately it was something much more than that. Ultimately it was about sportsmanship, teamwork and, most importantly, creating memories for a lifetime. 

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Xventure—Revels’22

Locked and Loaded

Vihaan Jain | Staff Writer

The ultimate paintball showdown took place on Thursday, with teams of three pitted against each other in a battle of colours and paint. The organizers of the event had meticulously planned and arranged for all the necessary gear including paintball guns, CO2 canisters and a whole array of body armour.

The event took place in a tented zone at the football ground, with stacks of tires and upturned tables placed strategically to provide cover to the fighters. The participants ranged from fairly experienced to utter newbie players, but all of them seemed to be equally excited.

Locked and Loaded was indeed a very popular event, with more than 60 people across 20 teams participating and battling it out with colours.

Enigma

Kishore Wadhwani | Staff Writer

Enigma, held throughout the four days of the fest, demanded the contestants be quick and think on their feet. ”Recreational outdoor events are thrilling and a great way to rejuvenate. At the same time, the questions test how well you know the campus.”, said Dhruv Puri, an organizer of the event.

A treasure hunt spanning across the MIT campus, it took the participants to Pavilion, Food Court, Apoorva Mess and all the way to the Children’s Park chasing clues and performing arduous but fun tasks like Sting-Pong and Binge-Eating Samosas in a race against time.

Over the course of 4 days, more than 20 teams, each comprising 4 members, competed to complete the challenge in the shortest time and the team with the lowest time of completion won a cash prize. Vansh Agarwal, a first-year B.Tech student at MIT Bangalore described the event as, “Physically tiring, mentally stimulating and an exhilarating experience. Kind of like a crash course on the Manipal campus”.

Labyrinth

Harshith Prasoon | Staff Writer

A test of physical prowess and teamwork, Labyrinth was an exhilarating obstacle course race for teams of two held across three days. Racing against time, participants had to go through formidable but fun obstacles in a bid to clinch victory; the added bragging rights as a cherry on top motivating them to try harder.

The race began with participants hopping over pairs of tires with one of their legs tied to their partner’s. Then they had to untie themselves and crawl under a net for a certain distance. Afterwards, they had to jump over a wall, walk over balancing beams and finally sprint back to the starting point to finish the race. Teams were timed for the course and were given a penalty if they did not follow the rules.

“We had overwhelming participation. On the first day when we opened the event, we had a huge turnup. We were surprised that people came all the way to the ground, but of course extremely content to have those many people participate in our event,” said Aditi Balaji, the CC for the event.

The event was well organized and was a sporting delight as all participants competed with utmost zeal and sportsmanship.

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Human Library—Revels ’22

Human Diaries

Human Diaries was by far one of the most unique events presented to patrons at Revels 2022. Under the category Human Library,  this event emulated the issuing of a book at a library and reading a story. The event took place on the first floor of FC-1, on days one and two of Revels. Five inspiring people put forward their stories for readers to peruse each day. 

“The speakers embody the role of diaries and the attendees get to read about the diary’s life”, explained an organizer. The diaries held stories ranging from self-confidence, placements and solo traveling, to successful app start-ups, being Spotify certified artists, and creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. Each one enumerated their struggles and successes in the form of a book, as the audience, playing the role of the readers, listened keenly.  The interactive and non-competitive nature was wholesome and a refreshing change from the more quotidian events Revels had to offer.

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Consulere—Revels ’22

Shark Dank | Vismay Kumra

As the most popular event Consulere offered, Shark Dank gave budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to mix their wits and business skills. Teams were provided memes and images using which they had to create a product and pitch it, Shark Tank-esque. They were given three minutes to brainstorm their best idea, followed by another three minutes for their pitch.

One of the products pitched was “Buff Glasses”. The group had received an image of a platypus, sunglasses and the “distracted boyfriend” meme. The group’s hilarious pitch was that if the customer would stare at other people in the presence of their significant other while wearing the glasses, they would get caught. The entire event had the audience guffawing at the absurd and random pitches.

Applauding the organisers for their effort, a participant named Aryan remarked, “They managed to make a formal event into a very inclusive and informal event where everyone was having a great time. Even though I didn’t win, the fun I had here was a win in itself.” Shark Dank was a laughter-filled event and one that every attendee will surely remember for a long time.

Bidding Wars | Vismay Kumra

In a bid to create what could have been a worthwhile event, the opening show of Consulere was anything but. Bidding Wars was held in a gameshow format where the participants were given a script of an investment journey and an initial corpus. They could use it to bid on companies, stocks and mystery lots. Teams were to be eliminated every few rounds using filters such as minimum purchases, maximum amount spent, and purchases from specific categories.

However, owing to miscommunication between the organisers and participants, the rules of progressing to the next round remained vague. Many teams spent nearly the entire amount allotted in the starting bids itself. Desperate to keep the game going, the organisers were forced to provide an additional 10 crores to every team.

The rest of the event felt like the recreation of a stock market crash. It was a comedy of errors from the get-go. Spectators left frequently, as the lack of effective management muddled what could have been a stupendous event. One can only hope it will be managed better the next time around.

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Dramebaaz—Revels ’22

Nukkad Natak | Arnav Choudhary

The concept of Nukkad Natak originated from an era where communication was slow and the theatre was the best way to know about new policies and current affairs. It was the most energetic event in the ‘Dramebaaz’ category. Held right in front of NLH, it perfectly captured the essence of street theatre. The announcement of the event beginning drew a horde of people. Each group performing contained nearly twenty participants wearing matching ethnic clothes.

True to the concept of street plays, groups accentuated their acting with drums and harmoniums. The performances were a powerhouse of enthusiasm and covered important topics like domestic abuse, organ harvesting and animal cruelty. The dramatics club Ada’s play on the issue of marital rape, which included moving monologues with catchy songs interspersed in between to lighten the tension won the first prize, with Aaina’s play closely bagging the second prize.

Nukkad Natak was a well-organised event and felt extremely authentic in its gritty portrayal of societal problems. As times have evolved, so have street plays—from mere sources of information to a platform for discussing topics too taboo to be brought up otherwise.

A lively street play as part of 'Nukkad Natak'. [Image Credits: Nikita Ranjan]

Curtain Call | Arnav Choudhary

‘Dramebaaz’ saw one of its most colourful and scintillating events in ‘Curtain Call’. It drew theatre aficionados from across MIT and put their dramatic skills to the test. This event was not focused only on acting, but rather, on putting up a play that was a visual treat. Participants arrived fully prepared with their extensive props and elaborate costumes. Five teams participated and brought their best to the dais, dazzling the audience with their brilliant performances.

The first act was an extract from Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry. It was a scathing perspective on current events, politics, art, and the ruling class. The intensity kept ramping up and the audience was at the edge of their seats in anticipation. Their efforts paid off with the resounding applause they received at the conclusion. Another remarkable performance was ‘Charandas Chor’ which had the audience howling with laughter. Originally penned by Habib Tanvir, it is a humour-filled interactive satire, with the performers making sure to cleverly involve the audience as well. One of the most memorable events from another play titled ‘Shankar Bhaand’ was the king and queen’s entry, which was celebrated by throwing gold coins at the audience. Curtain Call was truly one of the most thrilling events of Revels’22.

On the Spot | Arnav Choudhary

On The Spot was an intriguing event from Dramebaaz that showcased the dramatic skills of students in a spontaneous setting. The room was bustling with the many teams that had shown up to participate in this well-anticipated event.

The event was conducted in two rounds in small groups. The first one was called Freeze Tag which required a group to come to the stage and pick a chit, which had prompts for them to act out. It started with two members acting, and when an organiser would call out ‘freeze’, one of the members on stage with switch out with another of their team and continue with the skit. One of the prompts was ‘The death of the family fish’, which was wildly entertaining.

The second round, called ‘Something More, Something Less’ had generated an even greater interest than the last one. The atmosphere was full of infectious energy as participants rehearsed their scripts animatedly. When the organisers would announce ‘something more’, the participants were supposed to exaggerate their plot, and with ‘something less’ they were to play the plot down. The difference between an exaggerated plot and an understated one was stark owing to the skilled actors.

The performances were eclectic and entertaining. The actors had a great command over the audience. “Chhoti bachchi ho kya?” riled up the atmosphere during the event while “Control Uday, Control!” helped to quieten everyone. The organisers were pleasantly surprised that the event was far more successful than they had expected.

Moods | Aprajita Singh

Moods was an online event from the Dramebaaz category. It was a unique idea for an event, with emphasis on how expressions and execution can change the entire mood of a situation. It tested the participants’ abilities to take a situation and wield emotions as a powerful tool to change the narrative. Students were asked to submit a 5-minute recording of their performances to the organisers by a deadline. They had to choose a situation among the many provided by the organisers, and portray 3 distinct moods through their acting.

Some of the situations the participants were given include friends visiting a crime scene, a blind bus driver, friends attending the funeral of a pet fish, and an Olympic mascot on trial. The organisers witnessed much versatility in the emotions portrayed. Participants put their fine-drawn acting skills to use, and turned the grim topics into hilarious circumstances, complete with brilliant physical comedy, before quickly switching over to intense sorrow or fear. The event went well, but the organisers felt that an offline event would have drawn much more enthusiasm and participation.

Spotlight | Aprajita Singh

Spotlight was different from the other events in the Dramebaaz category. Rather than a prompt being the focal point of a performance, the spotlight was instead on the performer. A monologue in a theatrical or operatic format had to be performed by the participants. The piece could be about some other character or autobiographical. A five-minute recording of the monologue had to be submitted for review to the organisers.

The intention was not to work with a team or make someone laugh, but rather, to look inwards and use acting as a medium to tell your story to the world. It truly brought out the best in the participants, with them digging deep to bring out raw emotions that tugged at the organisers’ heartstrings.

Vedanth Shetty, a Core Committee member of Dramebaaz commented, “It was a very hectic but fruitful experience. My time was well spent as the experience I gained professionally and personally is unparalleled.” All in all, every single event organised under the Dramebaaz category was a resounding success. It explored theatre as a form of art that depicts a story and left every member of the audience with something to ponder over.

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MIT Debate Tournament—Revels’22

The Manipal Institute of Technology Debate Tournament celebrated its sixth edition with a splendid ensemble of enthused debaters across the globe. This year it was conducted in online mode from the 15th to 17th of April 2022, to avoid any disruptions brought about by the pandemic. 

The tournament followed the format of the British parliamentary where four teams of two members each were divided between the proposition and opposition benches. With more than 40 teams participating from India as well as internationally from South Korea, Australia, Japan, Bangladesh, and more, the event witnessed a fiercely competitive, yet cheerful arena. 

It was our first time debating in the BP format, and the second time in a tournament. It was, for a lack of words, exhilarating. We’re definitely taking back a lot from the tournament,” said a debater, about the event. 

With motions ranging from self-love, economics, art, crime, and philosophy, the tournament presented a serving of all walks of life, while nudging the inner argumentative debater within everyone.

Whether it be the intensive work of tabulation, the swing teams, the handling of rooms, or organizing in general, the event received praise from some of the most reputed names in the International debating circuits. The event was concluded with a heartfelt note from the convenors.      

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Ergo—Revels’22

MELAS Quiz | Tanmay Goswami 

This year the Ergo category was set in motion with the MELAS Quiz, held on the 13th of April, 2022, at the KEF Auditorium. The long-awaited event felt both deserved and needed as it brought back the thrill of offline quizzing.

The Quiz saw an enthralled throng of movie buffs, quizzers, questers looking for fun-filled trivia, as well as people who genuinely just enjoy learning. The convergence of Music, Entertainment, Literature, Arts, and Sports in such delectable proportions left everyone present mesmerised, to say the least.

The Quizmasters Kewal and Ankit, who are also the heads of the Quiz Society of LDQ, welcomed the participants hailing from different parts of the Indian Quizzing Circuit, in an event that saw a wonderful reception. Whether it be trailing through Sandcrawlers in Tatooine or a dazzling walk in the Twilight, the ingenuity that went into crafting the questions was met with equal amounts of applause and pounces.

It was a roller-coaster ride to the end. We loved the format and the excellent execution of the quiz by the QMs“,  a participating team remarked. Needless to say, the first offline Quiz post-pandemic, was an immense success, adding to the revelries of the ongoing fest.

Potpourri and Creative Writing | Tanmay Goswami 

Potpourri and Creative Writing were the two events under the Literary Category of Ergo. Despite being held online, the event enjoyed good participation and exemplary competition from colleges across India.

Potpourri was conducted in 2 rounds- a written round comprising of a unique compilation of word games such as crosswords, anagrams, addagrams, etc. followed by an interactive one, both of which were to be attempted in groups of 2. The final round saw six teams dabbling with brain-teasers in the form of Jeopardy, Pictionary, customized Wordles, and Spell bees.

Creative Writing was also held in two successive rounds, the former’s prompts revolving around mood boards on selected themes.
This event acts as a catalyst to bring forth a test and ode to that moment of inspiration, where even Time stops once in a while to bear witness, and the participants justified that every bit,” one of the judges said. The final round required finalists to use four additional prompts and transform their rapid influx of creative juices into written marvels.

Both the events received critical acclaim from all those involved.

General Quiz | Tanmay Goswami 

The General Quiz”22 stole the show as the most cherished event of the Ergo category. It witnessed legendary Quizmaster Major Chandrakant Nair hosting his own set on the morn of 16th April 2022, concluding the literary and quizzing events of Revels’22.

Held at MV Seminar Hall, the Quiz enjoyed an equally enthused crowd of quizzers, trivia buffs, and sophophilics alike. Needless to say, the air was electric with a sense of competitiveness. Keeping with its theme, the Quiz explored everything under the blue sky and beyond through its engaging questions and the brilliant fundae that were covered.

From getting their hands over amber, walking through the trade routes, humming the musical symphonies, decoding the inception of inventions, to investigating mythic pantheons, it was an invigorating experience, after 2 years of mundane online experiences.

In Quiz Master’s own words, “The event was fabulously managed, and it was amazing seeing a good crowd on a morning Quiz, especially after a happening night“. The event was concluded with the declaration of results and the Convenor speeches, amidst a standing ovation in the auditorium.

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Animania—Revels’22

Squid Games | Madhusmita Nandan

The Squid Games took place over the course of three days, with 338 players taking part, making it the cultural event with the highest number of participants. This event, which bore an uncanny resemblance to the famous South Korean TV series, Squid Game, undoubtedly stood out as most of the rounds and games were a reflection of the original show.

In the first round, a crowd waited outside Kamath Circle to run for their lives as people in masks with circles, squares, and triangles entered from all sides. The iconic doll from the pilot of the show stood on the table with speakers blaring the words “Red Light” and “Green Light”, signalling the racers to halt and move respectively, and eventually cross the finish line as quickly as possible.

The second round entailed a classic round of tug of war, which saw players lock horns against each other fiercely, and those who emerged victorious passed on to the final round. The eagerly awaited final round was a game of snakes and ladders, with an unexpected addition of do-or-die blocks.

Squid Games was a massive success at Revels 22. Despite being a new event introduced in the Animania category, we received around 200 registrations within two days of our portal being launched,” remarked Dhyan Gandhi, the Event Head. As the deftly-adapted event came to a close, it can be said with certainty that everyone had an absolute ball.

Chunin Exams | Samyuktha Nandineni

The Chunin Exams have been an essential part of Animania for the last six years and continue to be one of the main events. On the first day, all competitors gathered up in the NLH for Round 1. They were fired up with a ravenous appetite to prove their mental prowess. According to the classic anime Naruto, the rules included penalties for anyone caught cheating. From frog-hopping around the room to singing Frozen’s Let It Go, the repercussions faced were amusing for the audience to take in, much to the chagrin of the guilty party.

The contestants could opt out of undertaking a penalty. However, this would result in a three-point loss instead of one. Moreover, any participant caught cheating thrice would find their team disqualified—A real gamble if there ever was one! Proving to be nothing short of a challenge, the exam tested them in a wide range of areas, from general knowledge to mathematics.

Rounds 2 and 3 of the Chunin Exams required a little more legwork out of our contestants. The scavenger hunt needed them to make their way around campus on the prowl for tokens. Each location also held a clue to lead them to the next token. However, they would have to complete a task at each location, carried out by several organisers to obtain the token.

The tasks ranged from bouncing a ping pong ball on a bat for 30 seconds to grilling oral quizzes. In other words, the contestants had their work cut out for them. The event ran smoothly across all four days, with eager participants and some top-of-the-line invigilators. Event Head Atharva said, “It was hard work, and it was exhausting, but it was worth it.

Liar Games | Arusha Raj

The first round of Liar Games took place on teams. The participants had to take part in an hour-long quiz consisting of riddles and mystery scenarios to test their thinking abilities. The second round was held over Discord as the qualifiers from round one were divided into two teams for a game called ‘Contraband’. The teams were designated as smugglers and inspectors.

The smugglers would try to smuggle a certain amount of currency, and the inspector team would try to guess the amount. If the inspector team got it right, they would confiscate the currency, and if they were wrong, the smugglers would get the currency. Each team was given 5 minutes to decide the amount they wanted to smuggle/guess on private channels. After finalising their respective choices, the inspector team would state their guess. Afterwards, the teams would switch positions, and this would continue. At the end of the game, the team with the most currency progressed to the third and final round.

The Final Round was also in a quiz format, and it was dubbed ‘Minority Rule’.  Ten questions would be given to the qualifiers from the last round. The questions were all opinion-based and had no definite answers. The options were ‘yes’ or ‘no’. After tallying the answers, contestants in the minority opinion were given a point. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the event and it was a huge success.

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