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A rocking time was had by all
Music and Masti : The band Cactus, and (below) Scottish Church College

On December 21, 2005, the students' union of Behala College organised its annual social at Sarat Sadan (Behala). The show kicked off at 11.30 am with the college band Caduccus entertaining the audience with some quality music. The band had occupied the third position in a recently concluded inter-college band competition and they showed they deserved it. Starting with hits like It's my life, the band soon got the packed auditorium cheering and tapping their feet to the music. The next big show of the evening was a performance by the band Cactus. Cactus belted out some popular numbers like Neel Nirjane, Bhalo Theko, Sudhu Tumi Ele Na, Juddha Esechhe and Mon Amaar Kemon Kemon Kore. Halud Pakhi even brought tears in the eyes of a few final-year students. But overall, we had a rocking time.

Abhishek Sarkar,
First year, English honours,
Behala College

 

DELHI
Future leaders

FMS, Delhi, won the Tata Business Leadership Award (TBLA), 2006, in the grand finale in Mumbai on January 4, beating the teams from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, SP Jain Mumbai and XLRI Jamshedpur. The winning team, comprising Abhijit Shetty, Manuj Ohri, Vidisha Mehta and Aditya S.V., won the Tata Business Leadership Award Rolling Trophy and a host of other prizes by presenting their business plan to create significant businesses that address 'bottom of the pyramid' through rural kiosks.

The Tata Business Leadership Award, initiated in 2004, is the annual business school event organised by the Tata Group. The students are given a strategic problem or a situation relevant to the Group. They have to make a presentation to senior managers in the Group and defend their case study. The defence is evaluated on parameters such as creativity, clarity, relevance and business value.

CALCUTTA
Sports Day

On December 17, M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School hosted its 18th annual sports day. The chief guest was P.K. Chaudhuri, the head of the Indian Football Association. He lit the lamp and the event started with a march-past followed by a drill and the formation of a human pyramid by the junior sections. Events like the hungry race, flat race, sack race and the relay were enjoyed by all. The tug-of-war was great fun to watch. The parents, teachers and the school staff also participated in the relay. The event came to an end with the prize distribution ceremony. Nalanda House bagged the first position.

Debayan Roy,
Class IX,
M.P. Birla F.H.S. School

 

Grand exhibits

On January 9 and 10, a science and arts exhibition was held in Scottish Church College. Our principal inaugurated the event. 'The Age of Shakespeare' was the subject of the exhibition organised by the English department. Stories from Panchatantra were chosen as the subject by the Sanskrit department. The history department displayed beautiful Mughal paintings and southern architecture. Keeping in mind the 150th year of Barnaparichay, the Bengali department chose this as their topic.

The use of logic in our daily life was the theme of the philosophy department. Some relevant and current topics such as terrorism, corruption and environmental degradation were exhibited by the political science department. The economics department attracted attention with topics like reasons for poverty in India, globalisation, WTO etc. The botany and zoology departments displayed various species of plants and animals respectively. The active participation of students made the event a great success.

Ranit Dasgupta,
Third year,
Scottish Church College

 

Fest at GBS

January 7 and 8, 2006, will always remain two of the most cherished days in the lives of Globsynites, especially for the batch of PGDM-03 of Globsyn Business School. GBS kicked off its third Serendipity festival at Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Salt Lake. Highlights of the event were the corporate summit attended by speakers like Nazeeb Arif (secretary general, Indian Chamber of Commerce), Indu Khatter (GM, Wipro), Ashutosh Vaidya (VP Sales, IFB). In the evening, the venue came alive with a colourful dance competition, a skit and a fashion show. Theatrecians gave a brilliant performance of Edward Albee's play The Zoo Story.

The second day started with a mock-parliament with Rudraprasad Sen Gupta as the moderator. It included debates on issues like the necessity of capital punishment. The highlight of the post-lunch session was a management game ' 'Battle Royale'. IIM Calcutta won the best team trophy. The grand event ended with scintillating performances by Hip Pocket and Fossils.

Susmita Mazumdar
Final year, GBS
Sector-V, Salt Lake


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