For the people who are looking for a laugh or are too lazy to get out of bed, the Revels live blog is back for another four days. Stay tuned as we bring you updates from MIT’s annual cultural and sports festival.
Hello MIT, the fest is already in full swing and we’re here with our Live Blog to help you keep in touch with Revels. Stay tuned for fun updates.
PNP’s long nights have really paid off, and this trippy art piece at NLH is one piece of supporting evidence. Keep an eye out for more masterpieces around the campus.
Sitting around and waiting for the events to begin, a lot of people must be unsure if MIT operates on IST or not.
Binge Yard has rolled into Revels. After you try the food, check out our interview with them to know a little more about what goes on behind the windshield.
Choli ke neeche kya hain
Unlike at the Food Court, these televisions will play more than just 9XM
When you love basketball but have to settle for bowling
JAM (the event, not the Proshow feature) is getting quite lively, with people injuring themselves by banging their fists on the table too hard.
Chuning Exam is an invigilator’s nightmare as students perfect their cheating skills.
Redefining Recycling Traditions.
Though its good enough to be used in two fests.
When you’re late for class and the lift isn’t working
Burn off the calories from all the food stalls at Nutrifix
All the hard work will be somewhat rewarded
In MIT, sending someone to The Wall isn’t really a punishment
Overheard conversations: “Sab Apne hi bande aa rahe hain participate karne,” says an organiser. It’s all our people coming to participate.
I’m not entirely sure what he’s up to
Looks like he wants to get up close and personal.
Do you know da wey?
Hi. I’m Sriya. I’m live-blogging for those too lazy to get out of bed because I am too lazy to get out of bed.
“Toote huye aashiqon ki kami nahi hai”. Slam poetry, bringing all the single engineers together.
Well, hello, guys. It’s been quite a while, and I can’t say that I haven’t missed u
Not unlike the Quadrangle’s backdrop.
Karan, where’s your sense of humour when we’re making our newsletters?
Well, my humour is right on point. It just goes over your head, I guess
(P.S. Sriya is really short)
Talking about newsletters, I hope you’ve collected your copy!
Takeshi’s Castle had more people bowling. And they were the pins.
The perfect way to strengthen our country’s economy doesn’t exi..
The newsletters are compiled and curated throughout the four sleepless nights of Revels. I usually run into people who tell me that I look so disheveled that I need some sleep–while a friend today subtly asked me for the parlour’s timings.
I have been fixing my hair ever since.
It’s okay, Karan. Revel in the fact that not everything can be fixed by a trip to the salon.
In other news, we heard some bass and piano at Unplugged today. I guess we’re redefining words now too?
So much Urdu in Slam Poetry–if only we could address the winners of Slam Poetry on Prize Distribution Day by saying, “Inshallah. Bois played well.”
*feminists want to know why the gals didn’t play well.
From Rhytham to inaugral, redefining words has indeed been the tradition at Revels, Sriya.
Naruto, every time Sasuke ignores and passes by him. Facial cues 10/10.
Low cost cosplay, done the right way.
“Bro, do you have perm?”
“No bro. Why do you ask?”
“Oh, nothing much. We were just planning to stream the match tonight.”
“Work. I said work. We really need to work hard on our category.”
While we’re on the topic of eavesdropping on people’s conversations, here’s what we overheard at NLH today: “The Proshow songs have been playing long enough in my head to make me actually buy tickets.”
GG max, Proshow.
If you want to invest in pretty Manipal-themed postcards and posters, head over to MIT alumnus- Heena Shah’s stall in NLH. There’s even a calendar featuring Deetee!
Slam poetry has begun in the garden behind the Display Board.
“ICAS just scored against MIT-A. Huh.”
Disclaimer: That was a subtle hint to When Chai met Toast. Mostly.
Sorry, I’m late to the party everyone, unlike Karan, I was actually participating in Revels.
Proof that Revels isn’t in jeopardy. 150+ participants, and still increasing in number!
Hello, Vanika. For everybody who doesn’t know this, Vanika has a particular proclivity towards being disabled–she is more careless than Nymphadora Tonks.
One could even say that she is always in Jeopardy
Okay, that was a rather lame joke.
And no, I am not talking about Vanika.
“ Tags are the Aadhar of college during Revels.”
So what does that make Vigilance?
Please notice that I have taken the high road and not responded to your jibe.
Cows of Hindutva is a rather entertaining page on Facebook.
We thought of doing a segment named ‘Cows of Revels’.
But then we realised that Square Ruth hadn’t brought any, this time around.
Yeah, instead we’re treated to the sacrilege that is chicken bacon.
Meanwhile, Informals seems to have really stepped up their game
Karan hear me out here, what if, what if, we turn this into a live newsfeed of Revels’ gossip?
What do you mean, what if?
I’m going to take that as a yes.
On that note, as Day 1 of Revels draws to an end, we’re going to take this opportunity to try the food stalls before the crowd comes in.
Tune in tomorrow, we’ll bring you updates, and Karan-approved gossip.
We’re back on Day 2 of Revels with the Live Blog. Some things clicked and some didn’t on the first day; our newsletters will be hitting the streets soon, pick one up for more on this. While you wait for them, here’s a peek at the cover, in the hands of our EIC.
Day 2 seems to be off on a slightly noisy start, with some loud music in the NLH area worrying one or two people setting up for an event there. Well, one’s man music is another man’s noise I suppose.
We’re thinking of dedicating a section of this Live Blog to people’s wild throws at the bowling “alley”.
We’ve spotted an organiser dragging his friend into the event. Talk about peer pressure.
Peer pressure? Sounds an awful lot like my current situation: having to LiveBlog with no sense of humour.
Hi, guys. I’m back.
An organiser announced that those in the finals were not to leave the room, but there was a bit of awkwardness as one participant walks up and says “mujhe bathroom jaana hai bhai”.
Too much ice gola?
The Day 2 Newsletters are out!
We have a kiosk put up near the NLH area, so grab your copy!
Shipwreck at Extempore: Convince the judge yours is the character most worthy of being saved on a sinking ship.
Jack from Titanic, Maria from Sound of Music, Harry Potter, and the alien from Avatar.
I hope they picked Jack, he drowned once already, that’s enough trauma for one person.
With the water crisis we’re having here at Manipal, I don’t think drowning’s a concern, Anshu.
Do you think an HFS organiser has more coins or tokens in his or her wallet right now?
Coins are short-lived in Manipal, Karan. I was once forced to pay an auto-driver 27 rupees in change.
Stop giving them ideas. They may just make the food tokens a legitimate form of payment for auto-rickshaws. Can you imagine an HFS organiser saying, “Bro, I can now go to Udupi for free”?
No, wait. I think free food at food stalls is better.
I don’t know about free food, but you can get Maggi and a Nescafe drink for 50 bucks at the Nescafe food stall.
Cheap thrills, indeed.
“One way to avoid sessionals is getting a medical certificate from KMC for an illness or a serious injury.”
“Say no more.”
On a different note, we hear that people are now asking for event-related answers on their class WhatsApp groups.
Where was all this dedication during open-book assignments?
The only people that can prevent cheating in open-book assignments are members of the Vigilance crew.
Chaud is a feeling which impresses and intimidates.
Meanwhile, reports are coming in that the organisers of Slam Poetry shall be providing every performer with a rose so that he or she can also add a “He loves me, he loves me not” segment to their act
Ten points to Gryffindor if you guess what this word is supposed to be
Talking about Harry Potter, Mischief Managed managed to garner a good amount of Potterheads.
The Sorting Hat tried its best to work its magic, but alas, not everyone had a place at Hogwarts.
Overheard conversation: “Bro, every time I blink, I get scared that I’ll fall alseep”
After sleepless nights at NLH for Revels’ newsletters, The Post feels the same way.
This is how my hostel’s caretakers welcome me when I’m late.
Not to be that person, but what’s Mr Bean looking at?
The obstacle course at King of the Mountains is giving me flashbacks of my first day at college. All I did was go around in circles.
Quick question, what has more bugs—cafeteria food or SLCM?
MIT has a good lead in just one quarter and yet close to no support.
On the other hand, the outstation team seems to have trouble keeping up with the score. Perhaps the ball was infused with onions.
As the second day of Revels comes to a close, I’m overwhelmed with the desperate need to take a nap.
On that note, goodbye, good night, and see you soon.
morning afternoon, and welcome back to the Revels’18 Live Blog!
Organisers of Nritryanjali are checking for a pulse on their event; with just one participant showing up, they have to decide whether to go ahead or not.
Whoever is reading this, run to the event, you might make some easy money.
Public service announcement: Beware of the wind when eating the potato tornadoes.
“I don’t know how it was but my eyes said it was tasty when the wind blew its masala into them. 7/10 might try again with safety glasses,” says Shriya Atmakuri.
You know what they say, it’s the things you love that hurt you the most.
And speaking of things you love, grab the Day 4 newsletter from your nearest Post-man/woman!
Shameless promotions, FTW.
…wait for it…
Harmony is taking place in front of IC right now.
It really makes you wonder if countless hours of bathroom-singing might actually pay off.
You’re going to need these when it hits you that the whole of Revels is a portkey to Sessionals week.
(Sigh, I’m quoting our own newsletter. )
So the Binge Yard food truck has a dish called ‘Messy O’s’.
“Two Messy O’s, coming right up.”
Say that aloud in your head and tell us what it sounds like.
They’re playing Mambo No. 5 at the Nutrifix stall.
Mr Blob bought a shawarma (or Sharma, if you live in the 17th block) at one of the food stalls and found a fly in it. He tells us he considered eating around it and then asking for a replacement to make the most of it.
How broke are people?
They’re broke enough to do a 5-minute plank for a protein shake.
Doesn’t look like he needs any more protein shakes.
There are reports of organisers luring participants to their events by offering food tokens for referrers. Not a bad deal at all.
If I was offered food tokens to attend 8 AM lectures, I’d never be distressed about my attendance on SLcM again.
Over the past four days, we’ve seen tornadoes made of potatoes, all black instead of all white, and a new set of spelling errors.
Revels’18 has done a good job of sticking to its theme Redefining Traditions.
Here’s an old photo that we came across a while ago: the Revels fest of 1989. We’ve come a long way since then and there’s a long way left to go.
It’s been a delightful four days, guys. But sadly, all good things must come to an end.
We, at the Post, extend a huge shoutout to the core committee of Revels’18 and its organisers.
An even bigger shoutout to the organisers of Proshow for an amalgamation of some of the best live performances for each day of Revels’18. We are grateful for all your effort.
With that, we bid you adieu. See you next fest!