Metaphorical lightning flashes and thunder rumbles. No, it is not the clash of the titans. It is the clash of the biggest talents in Manipal University. Utsav 2015, Manipal University’s biggest cultural and literary fest is finally here. Hours of practice, lost sleep, tears, sweat and maybe even blood have been shed in preparation for this fest. Participants give it their all to bring victory to their college and maybe get a holiday if they succeed. Utsav is a fest where not only students, but also the staff gets to show that there is more to their lives than just academics.
Day one was kick started with flames and aromas as faculty members demonstrated their culinary skills. The mouth-watering dishes, non-vegetarian and desserts, attracted a crowd that was Core volunteers did a good job with the crowd control (I wonder who controlled them). There were some interesting dishes such as chocolate cake, chocolate jalebi, donuts, chocolate samosas, halwa and Bengali peethe to name a few. There was flower arrangement where their creativity was put to the test.
The staff Utsav and day one was concluded with variety entertainment where the members of the staff got to showcase their talent in music, dance, drama and fashion show. Students turned up in large numbers to cheer for their teachers. It was a colourful and entertaining performance portraying issues through characters like chotta Bheem, Gabbar,PK and the boss, Narendra Modi amid loud cheers ad hoots. It was refreshing to watch our teachers sing and dance. Who knew they could be so good? Well, hooting till your throat became raw must have been equally fun. The yakshagana and tiger dance were a fitting conclusion to the evening.
This was just the beginning. The games have just begun. Utsav has got off to a good start and it promises to be better. So come and cheer for your colleagues. Who will win? Will KMC be able to hold the throne? Stay tuned.