‘Love in Paris’ was the theme of the fashion show
What: Inferno 2013, Army Institute of Management’s (Calcutta) annual management fest, in association with t2
When: February 28 to March 2
Where: Army Institute of Management grounds, Alipore
Day one: Though one expects a management fest to be all about, well, management, Inferno went beyond the obvious and dedicated the first day of the fest to badminton, cricket, basketball, football and table tennis tournaments, bringing out the sportsman in all the participants.
Day two: The fest started with Mar Quest, a quiz on marketing, which was followed by Pub Mooting, an engaging debate on topics that the HR industry is talking about. It required students to take sides on topics like ‘employees are assets or liabilities’ and ‘clients are gods and employees are servants’. But the pick of the day was Phantom’s Fury, a fake stock market situation where participants had to show profits in the face of fluctuating stock prices. Bringing the day to a close were entertaining performances by students in events like Street Dance and One Minute to Fame.
Day three: The competition got intense on the second day with various quizzes. While Fun-Da-Mental was a quiz on HR, Muscle to Money tested one’s grey matter and fitness level, which included jumping, lifting dumb bells and doing squats! The ever-familiar B-Plan also figured on the list and it featured a two-round management quiz, which the Army Institute of Management won. Soon it was time to chill with Antakshari and Marketing Marathon, a treasure hunt in which only those with the knowledge of marketing could decode the clues.
Inferno 2013 came to an end with a fashion show that had as theme ‘Love in Paris’. Needless to say, confidence, style and oodles of oomph ruled the ramp. Army Institute of Management was declared the overall winner, followed by The Bhawanipur Education Society College.
“I was glad to see participation from other colleges, especially in the sporting events. The hectic schedule and hours of planning have made Inferno 2013 a success,” said Pranab Mishra, a final-year student of Army Institute of Management.
Text and pictures: Roshni Ali
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Is your secret crush in college always on your mind? Or do you hate a professor who is always on your case, even when you are doing nothing? Well, most college students would answer ‘aye’ and ‘aye’. But while they would rather express themselves only to close canteen friends, the students of St. Xavier’s College are not afraid of anybody… as long as they remain ANONYMOUS!
Students of the college are expressing their deepest (and often darkest) feelings on a Facebook page titled ‘Xavier’s Confessions’, which has gone viral since its inception on March 5. It already has 2,000-plus likes and is home to 600 confessions. College crushes, complaints against professors, problems in college, who is cuddling whom… it has become the place for one’s daily dose of masala.
The anonymous administrator of the page has made it clear that confessions should not reveal identities or be abusive. A link on the page leads “confessors” to a Google Doc where one can confess in peace.
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Rituparna Sengupta joined the ‘Demanding Dignity’ walk organised by J.D. Birla Institute on March 8. Pictures: Anindya Shankar Ray
What: J.D. Birla Institute celebrates International Women’s Day, in association with The Telegraph
When: March 8
Walk the talk: A shock of pink greeted the morning crowd outside Victoria Memorial where hundreds of girls had gathered to demand the dignity that women are often denied.
The department of human development at J.D. Birla Institute chose to celebrate International Women’s Day with a ‘Demanding Dignity’ walk from the landmark to their main campus at Lower Rawdon Street.
Spread over eight hours (7am-3pm), the walk was attended by 500-odd girls (and some boys), many of whom were from St. Xavier’s College, iLEAD, Shri Shikshayatan College, Loreto College, Rani Birla Girls’ College, The Bhawanipur Education Society College and Basanti Devi College. Besides colleges, members from NGOs like Apne Aap, Swayam, Hope Foundation and Women’s Interlink Foundation also united for the cause.
Keeping in mind the recent nightmare in Delhi, the crowd slowly and quietly marched on carrying placards with messages like “we ask woman not to have power over men but themselves”, “give us freedom, not feardom” and “all we ask for is dignity”.
Rituparna Sengupta also joined the march to the main campus. “I’m a responsible a citizen of India. I have come here because I strongly believe in the cause,” said the Tolly star.
Play it out: On reaching the main campus, some students of JDBI put up a street play that highlighted women’s rights. Some members of the NGOs staged street plays showcasing their role in the process of empowering women.
Sanshodhan (1996), a Govind Nihalani film, which dealt with the representation of women in politics and their right to equality, was screened at the college auditorium.
The event concluded with a speech on “Bringing together woman’s wisdom for a dignified and safe future” by social activist and advocate Bharati Mutsuddi. She spoke about laws, regulations and rights that many women are unaware of and then engaged students in an interactive session centred on women’s empowerment.
“The walk and the activities which followed made me feel very proud. Our college organised such an event for the first time and I am extremely glad to be a part of it,” said Nehal Goenka, a third-year student from J.D. Birla Institute.