TEQ VIBEZ 12 at SKIET, Kurukshetra on 2nd May, 2012

In an attempt to engulf the young dynamic brains blooming in the limited space of SKIET, Kurukshetra; Kalakhatta.com feels privileged to announce an awe-inspiring intra-college festival by the name TEQ VIBEZ 12. It is a colorful cavalcade of various events organized by ISTE’s Student Chapter. The festival is the brain child of ISTE Mentors and a coordinated handiwork of all the ISTE members.

TEQ VIBEZ ‘12 is commencing on 2nd May, 2012 with an endeavor to cultivate the cult of tech-savvy environment among the young buds of SKIET. The fest aims that sowing the seeds of technical know-how among the partakers that are expected to sprout into prolific minds. TEQ VIBEZ 12 strongly holds to transform creativity into productivity.

So dear readers, TEQ VIBEZ 12 can be the springboard for all. So we welcome everyone ranging from artists, to number crunchers, from fun lovers, to geeks to grab their pie of knowledge. So RISE AND SHINE 🙂

Events Sponsors:

BI Scholar, Kurukshetra

Aggarwal Computers, Kurukshetra

Electronic Point, Kurukshetra

Contact Persons

Aditi Raheja, Student Chairperson, ISTE

Naina Narang, General Secretary, ISTE

Sakshi Koul, Head of Public Relations, ISTE

Rahul Kumar, Student Executive, ISTE

Rajat Redhu, Student Executive, ISTE

TRYST ’12 at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi from 2nd-5th March, 2012

Tryst, the annual technical fest of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, is one of the most reputed fests across the country and a major attraction of connoisseurs and enthusiasts of technology alike.  Tryst ’12 promises to be bigger and better than ever as it undergoes a reinvention, combining the technical and entrepreneurial under one roof.

For the Tech Freaks:
Numerous workshops, lecture series, technical symposium, panel discussion, robo-wars, exhibitions and movie screenings have been organised by the Tryst 12 team this year.

For the Entrepreneurial Minds:
In association with TED.com, IIT Delhi brings the best of the panel discussion, biz-quizzes, case study and lastly, an event to exhibit your entrepreneurial side-showcase your start-up.

This time Tryst asks you to live the sci-fi world of your favourite novel. Chose side, either be with the humans or be part of the orange revolution-a revolution by the robots, living beneath the earth, to reclaim their earth. The choice is yours!

Thematic Events:
Algorithm Competition, Computer Generated Art, War Simulation, Digging Devices, Sub-terranean Society Design and Hive-Humanity Society Design.

Mega Events:
Nerdy Me, Fake Research Paper, Kitchen Chemistry, MacGyver, Rube Goldberg and Steam Driven Technology.

Apart from all other events, there are a myriad of departmental events. Tryst witnessed the presence of noted personalities in the past. Workshops, lectures and other brainstorming sessions with them brings the best out of the participants, giving all the more reasons to be there at TRYST 12.

Further Details

TRYST Website: www.tryst-iitd.com

Facebook Page: facebook.com/IITD.Tryst

Algorhythm ’12 at Jamia Milia Islamia on 2nd-4th March2012

ALGORHYTHM is an eclectic extravaganza organized by the Computer Society of India, Student Branch, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia. Algorhythm is a medium of technical and cultural exchange among the students from various parts of the country .This fabulous festival calls upon all students to bring out all their creative aspects and grey matter and invites them to have a surreal experience.

It’s the sheer euphoria of motion, the power of turning wheels. The landscape becomes a blur, a blast of the desert air greets you as you roll down the windows, and this is the road like you’ve never seen it before. This trip is all about motion, about the frenzy of 72 hours of a continuous drive .it is impossible to remember every detail of the countryside, but the snatches that you manage to see will be hard to forget.

So pump up the stereo, fasten your seat belts, turn the ignition, jam your foot hard on the accelerator, and be prepared to witness the most exhilarating road trip you ever could’ve seen.

||72 hours of motion||72 hours of speed||72 hours of the changing sands||72 hours of adrenalin||

Be a part of this awesomeness; revel in the bohemia; live the moments to the fullest……..


Mega Events

Stuntmania, Switch Freak (Street Dance Competition), Andaaz (Standup Comedy Act), Mehfil (Qawwali/Mushaira) and Phoenix (Rock Show/Concert)

Technical Events

Eureka (Technical Paper Presentation), Tux Coder (Linux/OSS Programming), Hello World (On The Spot Algorithm Design & Programming), Java Pro(On the Spot Java Programming), Robotics (The Robot Design), Ed Max Craft (Engineering Drawing), Bridging the Gap (Bridge Construction) and Bulls n Bears (Stock Market Event).


Movie Making, Snap It (Digital Photography), Rangoli Making, Pencil Sketching, Graffiti, Face Painting, Street Painting, Portrait Making and Nukkad Natak

Literary and Quizzing Events

Intra Faculty Quiz, Crux (General Quiz), Sports Quiz, Bioscope (Movie Quiz) and Verbattle (Debate Competition)

Miscellaneous Events

Mad Ads (Advertising Competition), Maze Tricks (Treasure Hunt), Gladiatorz (Network Gaming), Bluffmaster, PS2 Gaming, Movie Making, Who Dares Wins, Gali Cricket, Saladgineering and Jukebox

Contact Persons at Jamia Milia Islamia

Yasir Zafar Ansari – +919818824078

Shams Azad – +919911819019

Ahmed Muneeb – +919818234362

Mohd. Aarif Khan – +919582020314

How do I reach Jamia Millia Islamia?

Jamia Millia Islamia is located on the south-east corner of Delhi. One may reach the University by road. It is well-connected to all parts of Delhi. From the Indira Gandhi International Airport, it is situated at a distance of 25km. From the New Delhi and Old Delhi Railway Stations, the distance to Jamia is about 16km. From the Inter State Bus Terminus, Kashmiri Gate the distance of Jamia is 20km, whereas from Vivek Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan Bus Terminus the Jamia is at a distance of 16km. and 6km respectively.

Faculty of Engineering & Technology,
Jamia Millia Islamia University,
Near Escorts Hospital (or Holy Family Hospital),
Okhla, New Delhi – 110025

Review of Newtonian at Kirori Mal College on 15th-16th February, 2012

TACHYONS, The Physics Society, Kirori Mal College, organized its Academic Festival – NEWTONIAN-2012, on the 15th16th, February 2012.

Since its inception, some 19 years ago, NEWTONIAN has been occupying a place of great importance in the annual curricular events of the Delhi University, providing a common platform for students to share their knowledge and talent, thereby facilitating a greater exchange of knowledge among them and the general public on the whole.

The 20th Newtonian broke all the participation record of previous time, all our PLT’s (Physics Lab Theatre) were booked. Day one began with the debate based on the topic ‘The search for God particle should end’ which had 20 participants; everybody presenting their views diligently making it difficult for the judges to decide whom to choose the best. This was followed by General Quiz, a whopping 90 teams filled all our venues and the volunteers had a tough time first managing and then selecting only 6 teams for the second round out of that huge lot. Then was Brain Teasers, which had 20 people, was a logical reasoning event; thanks and boo’s for the person behind this event as the person who won got only 1.5 out of 20!!!

Day two began with the Science Quiz organised by Trajectory Education which had around 60 teams and all of them had a mind boggling time finding answers to the problems. It was followed by Paper Presentation having 20 participants. Each of them delivered such presentations that the judges had to take a half an hour break so as to decide who won as every presentation was near perfect content wise and delivery wise. The second day ended with the adventurous Scavenger Hunt in which 35 teams participated; every team had to run through all the North campus so as to complete the tasks.

It was a fest to remember, for a science fest to receive so much participation from all over Delhi and NCR region and being a part of one was amazing. Every volunteer wearing the funky Newtonian t-shirt, the ‘Men in White’ and our professors and lab staff made this fest a legendary one in. Celebrating science and enjoying the team work was the thing which touched everyone’s heart.

Thurisaz [Live] at Pearl 2012, BITS Hyderabad

Date : 18th February 2012
Time : 21:00
Location : BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus
Details :
Performing live for the first time in India, BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus, in association with Unseen Underground, brings you Thurisaz, an immensely talented metal band from Belgium.

Four members of the band came together for the first time in 1997 to form a quartet. After being joined by a fifth member in 1999, they released their first album, Scent of a Dream was released in 2004, a sure sign that this was one band to look out for.

Their second album, Circardian Rhythm was critically acclaimed and established Thurisaz’s stance as a band with immense potential.

Only recently, their latest album, The Cimmerian Years has been released and the reviews have been nothing short of great.

It has been a tradition at BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus to bring in upcoming bands into the metal scene in India. Keeping up with the same, there is no doubt that Thurisaz will blow your minds away. Come this February, and you will have the opportunity to experience the concert of a lifetime. For first time head bangers, let me assure you, the energy and atmosphere is incomparable and you will enjoy the concert, even if you think that metal music is ‘not your thing’. There is nothing comparable to a fest atmosphere, and added to that a metal concert and you have everything you need for 80 hours of fun.

The event will be preceeded by the hugely popular semi-professional rock and metal band competition, Til’ Deaf Do We Part. This signature event of Pearl, has been established as one of the best in the country, and the winner will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to open for Thurisaz.

So, whether you are a music lover, metal head, or just someone looking to have a great time, there’s one thing that I can say – Be there!

Visit  www.bits-pearl.org for more information

Pearl 2012 at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, 16th-19th, Feb 2012

Pearl 2012 @ BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus

Pearl. The name spells fun, activity, adventure and so much more! Pearl is the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus. Started off in 2010 as a city-wide cultural festival, it was a huge hit amongst the college students in Hyderabad. In 2011, we decided to go national, and how! Not only did we take the entire nation by storm, it was for the first time that the Swedish melodic death metal band, Dark Tranquility, performed live in India. The concert saw fans from all across the nation, who had traveled to Hyderabad for this very purpose! The international act aside, the festival, apart from a set of amazing events, also included performances by the Pakistani band Strings, and a classical night by Anil Srinivasan, Sikkil Gurucharan and A.R.Rahman’s flutist, Navin Iyer.Pearl 2012, which is going to take place from February 16th to 19th, promises to be bigger and better than its previous editions. From the theme, World 1-2, which is essentially 8 bit and 16 bit games, to amazing events that span every cultural genre, we promise you 72 hours of non-stop fun and activity. Once again, for the first time in India, thanks to Unseen Underground, Thurisaz, a Belgian metal band is all set to enthrall Hyderabad during Pearl as part of the international act! For the Bollywood night, we have Benny Dayal and troupe performing. The prelims of our semi-pro band competition, Til’ Deaf Do We Part, which will be held in various cities across the country, will start soon. For the first time, by adding a new dimension to Pearl, we are introducing technical events for the engineer and the scientist in all of us!

So book your tickets now and block your calendars because you sure do know where to be headed in mid-February!

visit http://bits-pearl.org for details of events and registration…!:)
Article Written by Sukanya Venkatraman 🙂

Newtonian at Kirori Mal College on 15th-16th February

TACHYONS, The Physics Society, Kirori Mal College, is organizing its Academic Festival NEWTONIAN -2012, on the 15th and 16th ofFebruary 2012.

A celebration of the general spirit of Physics, it includes a plethora of activities including National Level Seminars on issues encompassing the study and research in Physics, Paper Presentations, Debates, General Quiz, Science Quiz, Documentary Competitions, Scavenger Hunt, Brain Teasers etc.

The Annual Journal, “PHYZION” is being published by The Physics Society, with the main motive of generating interest about Physics among students of Physics as well as other disciplines. The Journal is laden with articles discussing diverse matters primarily related to Physics and General Science.

Day 1: 15th February

10:00 A.M : Conventional Debate- THBT “The search for God particle should end”

                   4+1 minutes

                   Individual Speakers

                   Language: English

                    2 Interjections per Debate

12:00 P.M : General Quiz

                     Teams of two can register

                      Domain- General Knowledge

01:00 P.M : Brain Teasers

                    1 or a team of 2

                     Calculations won’t help “Common Sense” will.

Day 2: 16th February

10:00 A.M : Science Quiz

                   Domain- Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

                    Teams of two can register.

12:00 P.M : Paper Presentation

                   Time limit- 10-12 minutes.

                   Science related theme.

01:00 P.M : Scavenger Hunt

                     15 photographs or 15 criteria

                      Time Limit- 2 hours

Spectrum 2012 @ Kirori Mal College on 9th-10th, Feb

SPECTRUM 2012 is an inter – college science popularization festival organized by B.Sc. (Prog.) Department of Kirori Mal College on 9-10th February 2012 . Started years back, it includes events like seminars on science related topics, debate, paper presentation, graffiti, treasure hunt, etc. The addition of general quiz has added a cutting edge to the festival.

About a thousand students from all courses and city universities like JNU, IIT, JMI, FMS, CDE, etc. visit the fest with active participation from most of them as it is considered among the best few academic festivals of the university.

In its many years of existence, “SPECTRUM” has been largely successful in promoting scientific temper among the youth to a great extent. Over the years, it has invited renowned professors and scientist from different universities and institutes to hold talks and seminar related to science. Its events have been versatile enough to encourage participation from a variety of courses.

Day 1 : 9th February, 2011

  • Inaugural Seminar on Bio Informatics
  • General Quiz  (Prelims)
  • General Quiz  (Main)
  • Innovate The Spectrum
  • Treasure Hunt

Day 2 : 10th  February, 2011

  • Seminar (on topic: material sciences)
  • Power Point Presentation (Topics: Hydrocarbons and Beyond Changing Landscape)
  • Face Painting
  • SCINGO (Science + Bingo)
  • Retention and Prompto Dance
  • Prize Distribution

Review of ESYA 11 @ IIIT, Delhi

Download all the results of ESYA 11 (PDF File, 2MB)

ESYA’11 was the first ever tech fest organized by Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D). Esya, the word meaning exploration, was truly one of its kind – it was indeed a discovery of talents of sorts! The convenor Naman Jain, along with his team of organizers, though being amateurs, put up a great show and made it a grand success. The best part was that there was something for everybody, as the events were not limited to technical and engineering fields (as one would usually expect), but a lot more diverse. Events ranged from social entrepreneurship to B-Plan, to exciting games for avid PS3 gamers, to mobile programming and a lot more. An interesting part of the fest was that a Blood Donation Camp was organized – a thought provoking event giving the event a more humane touch that forces one to stop for a moment and contribute their bit for the society and the ailing.

Okay, now let’s have a quick look at some interesting facts about the event:

  • There was a total of 14 events organized
  • A total of 1000 people participated in 3 events alone with their major success being Hunt-IT, seeing a participation of 300 students from across different colleges.
  • XQuizIT saw a participation of more than 80 teams.
  • There were grand prizes given away to the proud winners.
  • A proper security system with 2 PCR Vans was maintained to ensure smooth functioning of the whole 3-Day event.

Now for a few words straight from the horse’s mouth. The convenor, Naman Jain, on being asked about his experience of the show delightfully said, “These few weeks have been really tiring as we have been working really hard, but looking at the enthusiasm of the participants, we feel motivated!”

All in all, it was a well organized and well executed event.

ESYA 11 @ Indraprastha Institute of Information and Technology

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ESYA 11 – Tech Fest of IIITD

IIITD's Tech Fest ESYA

The launching-pad for your falcon flight to the carnival of innovation, creativity and talent is finally here!! Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) proudly presents its first ever tech fest, ESYA ’11 – Exploring Infinity and Beyond, being organized on the 3rd and 4th of September 2011.

The word “Esya” comes from the Sanskrit word for “Exploration”. True to its name, Esya is not just another science and technology competition, but a unique event aiming at nurturing the ideas of today’s young minds in the form of healthy competition in different fields of technology and innovation. What really sets it apart from all other college events is its being a unique extravaganza dedicated exclusively to exploring the omnipresence of Information Technology in all spheres of life.

With creativity and the drive to innovate for a positive impact on the society as its priorities, Esya resolves to make a difference by helping students present their ideas and skills in the best possible manner. It doesn’t just help in the honing of their innate capabilities, but also gives its participants amazing opportunities for ample exposure to the diversity of work being done in various fields of Computer Science, through seminars and workshops involving interaction with professionals from the industry. It also assists in inculcating entrepreneurial temperament by providing students with opportunities to exhibit and further develop their managerial and organizational skills.

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