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Chaos 2015 concludes at IIM-A

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018


India's top business school IIM Ahmedabad recently concluded 18th edition of its annual cultural festival - Chaos 2015. The event kicked-off with a talk by the award-winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar. He had an interactive session with students and spoke about his journey as a filmmaker, and the functioning of the Indian film industry.

Day one started with the Splash quiz (sports, literature, arts and history) conducted by Navin Rajaram. Some of the informal games and events during the festival included an origami workshop, Rangoli making, word games, dumb charades, and doodling.

The dance and music events were conducted at the famous Louis Kahn Plaza with performances by an Afghanistan based troupe and 'Dorm 5 basement' - IIMA's in-house band.

Second day of Chaos saw a number of workshops such as charcoal drawing, spray painting and film-making. The street play and the street dance turned out to be the most anticipated events of the fest.

The General Quiz and the IIMA Open Quiz saw some of the top quizzers from colleges across India battle it out for the title of the best brains on the same day.

A speaker session with Vikas Swarup, author of Q&A was also organised. Swarup spoke about the differences between the book and the movie - Slumdog Millionaire. He also spoke about his new book, The Accidental Apprentice, and gave insights into his writing process and how he made the transition from being a diplomat to being a writer. The day ended with a fashion parade and a performance by DJ Nyk.

Day three began with a kite making competition, and Blizzards of Rock - the semi-pro rock band competition. Two speaker sessions - by author Ashwin Sanghi, and Shashi Tharoor were also organised during the day.

Sanghi spoke about his latest non-fiction book - 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. The session by Tharoor covered a broad range of topics such as the scope of youth in politics, and the key differences between the Indian and western political scenario.

The last day of the event concluded with a National Parliamentary Debate and NMIMS, Mumbai and NIRMA, Ahmedabad were the finalists. The event came to a close with a live performance by Bollywood music composer and singer Amit Trivedi.

Published on January 26, 2015

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