Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneshwar hosted its three day annual management cultural fest, Xpressions on Nov 7 – 9. Xpressions ’14┬áwitnessed huge participation from corporates and colleges across the country.
Xpressions this year was about Metamorphosis. XIMB, with its 27 years of existence, has now metamorphosed into a university – Xavier University.
Enthusiasm was writ large from day one. The flagship business game events, Gladiator, Skill City, Helios, Kurukshetra and Spardha were conducted across the three days of the fest. The participants were seen simulating real time scenarios across various modules intensively. Students also put on their thinking caps while competing for MTV events.
There were many firsts – Coke Studio, VH1 Supersonic were roped in to perform for the first time in Bhubaneshwar. The build up to the final day of Coke Studio started with Decibelz, the very embodiment of rock. With bands battling it out for the coveted prize, it was quite a sight for rock fans. With bands like Hindkush, Intoxicate, Kazaryth left the metal fans asking for more.
The bands set the ball rolling for the crowd to experience a dance music experience with VH1 Supersonic. XIMB played host to DJ Gurbax, who created quite a stir and brought the house down with amazing spin offs of popular electronic music.┬á VH1’s Team Supersonic had come up with an activity stall where people had to unleash their crazy self and pose for a whacky picture. The craziest posers had a chance to take home a free ticket for the VH1 Supersonic event in Goa so everyone was at their weirdest best to dance their way to Goa.
The second day of XpressionsÔÇÖ14 promised to be an affair to remember with Carnival De Vogue, a fashion show to scorch up the temperatures on a chilly evening. The event was judged by the glamorous Shilpa Singh, Miss India Universe, 2012. With her striking ensemble, she was a sight for the eyes. It was an evening of fashion, some great conceptualization on the theme of Metamorphosis put up by the participating teams.
The third day was the grand finale with Coke Studio (feat Amit Trivedi) happening for the very first time in Eastern India. The stage was set and the mere sound check was proof enough to know what to expect later in the evening. Amit Trivedi and his band started with some soulful numbers like Ha Rehem from Aamir and took it a notch higher with songs from Coke Studio like Chaudhary and Naariyan. The audience had an opportunity to listen to some melodious numbers composed by Amit Trivedi like Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade and Iktara from Wake up Sid. With dance numbers like London Thumakda from Queen doing the rounds, Amit Trivedi had the audience dance to his tunes quite literally.
The cherry on the cake was when he hit the high note with Emosanal Atyachaar. The crowd went ballistic and head banged their way through the song. It was an experience like never before.
Xpressions was a grander version of its predecessors and thatÔÇÖs how itÔÇÖs going to be in the upcoming years as well.