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Fossils performs at Scottish Church College. Picture by Sanat Kumar Sinha

What: Caledonia 2010, the five-day inter-college fest of Scottish Church College in association with t2 was held from January 28 to February 1 at the college campus and Urquhart Square. The events included eastern solo and dance, western band and group dance, photography competition Shutter Bugs and a hunt for the best guitarist called Strings on Fire. The entertainment line-up included city bands Prithibi and The Cynical Recess, Mumbai-based Swastik, DJ Girish and a finale by Fossils.

If marks were to be tallied, then Scottish Church College would have come first, with Heramba Chandra College (South City Day) and Jaipuria College in the second and third place.

The One That Rocked: Scottish Church is one of the few colleges that host the Chao Quiz, which predictably stole the show. With riddles and googlies, the show was a gag. Questions ranged from ‘What would you learn from Ghajini?’ to ‘Who’s God’s favourite actor?’. The answers with twists were “tattooing” and “Dev Anand”, respectively. The host college bagged the first and second prizes, while Jaipuria College came third.

The One They Love To Love: Had to be Cale Couple. One of the most awaited events, it was the only intra-college competition and had 12 couples competing against each other. Participants were real-life partners and real-life friends. The teams were asked to perform tasks in four rounds, including an impromptu act by the duos on an assigned topic, an all-girls arm-wrestling round and the always ooh-la-la paper dance. In the end, it was Sagnik-Jayita who bagged the first prize. In second place were Jayanta-Tamalika and Navojit-Somdipa in third.

The One That Pumped Up The Jam: Was Pump Up The Volume, the open western band competition that had 19 bands registering. Judged by RJ Vineet from 93.5 Red FM, the event went live on air from the college grounds. Originals were encouraged and the winner was predictably ‘raprock’ band Skydive. Their original, Private Investigation Of A Microphone In Jerusalem, was an instantaneous hit with the crowd. Second place was bagged by Bangla band Mohin and third place by death metal band Skarlet Resonance.

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