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TEMPEST ’08

After LSR’s Tarang we were looking forward to Miranda House’s annual cultural fest Tempest ‘08.Frankly, however, Tempest was pretty disappointing. Vani gives us the low down.

1) Innovative Events & Themes – Rating 1

The poorly organised festival left me with pretty much no idea about what was happening where and when. I couldn’t spot any posters or signs which could inform me about the various events taking place. I’m guessing however that there must have been a western music competition, an ad making one, one western dance competition, creative writing and so on.

The only interesting thing was the Tempest bazaar. There was a lot to do there. One could buy hand made candles or bags made by people at a Delhi NGO Lakshya. You could even try some pottery or get some bangles made for yourself in front of your eyes. A nearby jeweler was selling silver jewelry and offering free piercing. A tattoo artist was also present to make awesome permanent tattoos.

2) Participants – Rating 1

Many colleges from and around Delhi were there to participate in various events. Since most of the participating colleges were good it might have been a very tough competition.

3) Glamour Quotient – Rating 2

There were no big names at the festival, though a few rock bands like Oktober and artists like DJ Killa performed.

4) Eye Candy – Rating 3

I really didn’t see many people around but the crowd I saw was reasonably with-it. They were mostly Miranda girls roaming around except a few guys here and there. The auditorium was buzzing with people but the events weren’t all that happening for me to stick around.

5) Eating Corners – Rating 3

The eating joints were good offering a wide variety of food stuffs for you to try out. Chole bhature, kathi rolls, pav bhaji, sandwiches, etc were a part of the cuisine along with muffins and brownies.

6) Overall Management – Rating 2

The security was reasonable while the events were poorly organised and mismanaged. Miranda House didn’t live up to expectations. The fest was boring and badly coordinated.

Overall rating 2

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