|18th August 2005|
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Wednesday, 3rd August, 2005
Indian Music Competition’05
If in a concoction, you throw in weeks of hard work (from the participants and of course, the music department), some last minute tensions, a little sneaky backstage gossip, and lots of contemplation over who would take home the prizes, you would get the Indian Music Competition’05!
Did the best people win? Well, this is a controversial topic and we wish for no brickbats, so let’s just say the judges made their decisions and of course, all the participants gave great performances!
The show kicked off with the group instrumental, which Madhav Kaushish (accompanied by Jai Oberoi) won in a clean sweep!
Then came the group song category (with classical music theme) which, had students, often blamed for being too “anglicized”, singing pure classical ragas, much to the appreciation of the judges. It was Red House, however, who really impressed, and came first.
The Duet category was a close competition with all four houses having some really great songs to offer, but Smriti Malik and Saranya Misra wowed the crowd with “Chalka Chalka”.
The Solo sections had four great performances with very diverse voices. All four houses gave awesome performances but it was Shivangi Sahni, of Red house, with her sweet as sugar voice who took the first position.
So Red House and Blue House swept the Indian Music Showcase and shared the overall first position. We look forward to next year's show, with lots of new talents and fresh winners!
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS
The highlight of the independence day celebrations at school this year was the unfurling of the tricolour, which instilled in us a rush of pride in our country’s long struggle to attain freedom. The ladoos were delicious as usual, even at 8 in the morning…The green bands distributed for conservation of wildlife were a big hit, as students rejoiced for the symbolic upliftment on the ban of coloured wristbands. The performances put up by the students, teachers and the bhaiyas and didis succeeded in resonating the spirit of freedom.
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
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Interview - Nikhilesh Chand
Nikhilesh Chand left Vasant Valley School a few years back, to pursue a course in Chemistry at St. Stephens College. He was recently offered a full scholarship in Bio Natural Sciences to Trinity College, Cambridge. We asked him for his take on school, science and studies:
Grease the Nut That Squeaks
Swagger, snide and strut
“Let’s have egg less cakes without eggs”
“Hey are those socks made of jeans?”
“I have eaten all the kebabs alive!”
“Does your pencil have ink?”
“At least his cologne smells better than CH4!! Do you know what CH4 is?”
“3 toins are cossed.”
“Mera paani pet se bhar gaya.”
The Island – A Review
The Island is a grossly under promoted film for its high caliber of cinema and production values- the recent trailers of the film depict it to be just another near future sci-fi fantasy flick, but there is so much more to the movie. For starters, the movie is set in the not-so distant future of 2019, and is based in a facility somewhere in the USA. The inhabitants of the facility seem to be in a vegetative state, calmly going about their daily routines of eating, studying, working and sleeping, never questioning their surrounding or environment.
Soumya Dasgupta, Mahi Titus, Jahan Adil Nargolwala, Tarunima Prabhakar, Diva Gujral, Akanksha Chawla,
Ria Sen, Amba Kak, Arushi Chak, Saira Dayal, Arjun Srihari, Nakul Dev, Varini Sharma, Jagriti Seth, Saranya Mishra,