Melange 2016 and the fervour that lies ahead!

Hello folks! I am Mel. Smartness and tact are the order of today’s world. Smart people make their own way, and clever people use their minds to usurp opportunities to walk on the path made by others. My way is the smart way.

I was overwhelmed by Raika’s hospitality last year. It was much beyond my expectations. She organised the whole theme based on “Mumbai”. The whole campus had a flavour of Mumbai.

I saw my favorite band Euphoria on campus and yes! What else can I expect than such a warm welcome. It was a deja vu moment for me to sing and groove to the beats of “Maaeri” and “Kabhie Aana Tu Meri Galli”. I was totally taken back in time!

The event saw a host of sponsors. Thanks to each of them to have made this event such a splendid one!

Saavn was the ‘music streaming partner’ for Melange. Pretr, the stylish and affordable solution to the fashion needs of the people, was the event partner. Melange was proud to have PELLE as its Style Partner. Pelle is the prime destination for the best quality leather accessories at an affordable rate.

Melange 2016 was imbued with the shades of different workshops, management events and cultural events. The star events were TedX Gateway, Zorbing, Euphoria, 85 Point Someone by Chuck Gopal, Canon Photography, Panel discussion, and Model United Nations. Prizes worth more than Rs. 15 lakh were given to the winners and participants across various events.

Deepak Gopalakrishnan a.ka. Chuck Gopal, advertiser-cum-standup comedian, left the audience in splits at the Nalanda auditorium with his quirky sense of humour. It was a crazy laughter riot which was simply unrelenting.

Also, I was pleasantly surprised when the Miss Earth, Ms Aithal Khosla made her appearance as a judge for the fashion show. I was amused by her emerald crown! How nice it was! She was actually looking like a princess in her gown and the crown!!!!

The campus has a good number of enthusiastic photographers. Seeing this enthusiasm, Raika requested Canon for to organise a Photography Workshop on the third day of the fest in 2016. It catered to the nuances of photography enthusiasts by incorporating a holistic approach to photography. I hope the attendees had a fruitful session.

Well, like every year, I am back again. This time it isn’t Raika but me organising this festival.
The theme that I have chosen for Melange 2017 is Get, Set, Startup! The main motive behind choosing this theme is to focus on the idea of start-up culture and entrepreneurship. I attempt to bring to your notice how the millennials of this generation are changing the notion of a dream job. They have a desire to do something on their own and are confident enough to take their idea forward. Keeping this in mind a plethora of exciting events and activities are in store for everyone this year. Melange 2017 also presents Nucleya as the performer for the star night.Don’t miss the fun that awaits you in the exciting round of events at SIMSR. I hope to see you all soon.

-Amod Kulkarni, MMS