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It's the time to party!

The night of September 10 was hotter than usual in Jalpaiguri, and the mercury soared in our college campus as E'LANZA-Grand Social Nite, 05' reached its finale after five groovy days of dance and music. Excitement was in the air and the students were in great spirits.

Setting the tone for the night was Orient Express with its collection of English, Hindi, Bengali and Latino songs. Then, Nitin Bali's Neele neele ambar par had the audience out of their seats and dancing. The highlight of the show, however, was the Bangla band Lakkhichhara. The adrenaline ran high as their songs, with a touch of Bengali folk, were an instant hit with all of us. We let ourselves go and danced till we were dead tired ' but not before the first rays of dawn had appeared.

Brindaban Hati, third year, EE, Jalpaiguri Govt Engineering College

CALCUTTA
Cinema scope

The Bhavan's Institute of Communication and Management organised a seminar on the audio-visual media on September 10, 2005, at the JPC auditoruim, Ispat Niketan, Calcutta. It was organised to give students of mass communication and journalism an insight into the world they will soon step into.

Three interactive sessions were held during the seminar. The first one, 'Reeling the Reality' was about the real images of ad films, corporate films and documentaries. The second interactive session, 'TV Films: Large Spectrum Miniatures', was all about telefilms and teleserials. The session was a treat for us as we got an opportunity to interact with film personalities like Kaushik Sen, Anindita Sarbadhicary and Sudeshna Roy.

The third session, 'Mainstream Cinema Reinvented: The Multiplex Era', focused on film marketing and the multiplex revolution in the country. We also discussed ways and means of tackling the piracy racket.

Rituparna Mazumder, Bhavans Asutosh College of Communication and Management


Here we go!

It was celebration time for our college on September 6. That's when the vice-chancellor of the University of Calcutta granted us the postgraduate degree course in microbiology. Our joy knew no bounds but the college had worked hard for it too. The MSc (microbiology) department was set up in just a month-and-a-half.

We welcomed the dignitaries and the postgraduate freshers in classical Shantiniketan style ' pretty girls in red-bordered white sarees dancing to the tunes of Rabindranath Tagore. Our principal and the teachers must be given the credit for making the event a success. What Bob Dylan said long ago, I felt on that day ' it was like Knockin' on heaven's door.

Tiyasha Kanjilal, first year, microbiology, Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College


Tribute to teachers

Three cheers for the teachers and students of our college! Our Teachers' Day celebrations were a big success. The college auditorium was the place to be in on September 5, with first, second and third-year students putting up delightful performances for the teachers. Students of various disciplines organised separate programmes for their respective departments.

The BCom department kicked off the programme at 8 am. Our opening act was a Rajasthani folk dance, followed by several Western and classical numbers. We also had laughter shows and games in the intervals. The programme concluded with the teachers dancing and playing antakshari. I would like to conclude with a line for all my teachers: 'The love of a teacher is a bond never broken; the love of a teacher is something unspoken.'

Charu Khanna, third year, BCom (Honours), Shri Shikshayatan College

Anindita Sarbadhicary
Recitals on love

The department of English of our college organised a seminar on 'Theme of love in English poetry' on September 13. Dr Jharna Sanyal, professor of English at the University of Calcutta, was the chief guest. Five of my fellow students and I were the speakers. Prof. Sanyal's presence enthused us and motivated us to give our best. We spoke on Keats, Browning, Shakespeare, Marvell and Donne. Prof. Sanyal was all praise for our presentations and stressed the importance of such seminars in the understanding of literature. 'Numbers don't matter, it's the quality that does,' was her formula for success.

Jayantabishnu Mukherjee, third year, BA English (Honours),
New Alipore College


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