Sophia College festival ends with a bang

The annual inter-college festival of Sophia College for Women, Kaleidoscope, was a five day extravaganza that concluded on August 29.

Surya Ragunaathan

Mumbai: Jai Hind College walked away with the top honours at Kaleidoscope, the annual inter-college festival of Sophia College for Women, Mumbai, which concluded August 29.

HR college, Mumbai ranked second, while the hosts Sophia clinched the third prize. St. Xavier`s, Goa won the best out station college.

Around 60-70 colleges nationwide took part in the five day extravaganza, and Sophia`s Bhabha Hall reverberated with colour and sound as enthusiastic performers were cheered by their supporters. The participants and the audience won prizes worth over Rs. 5 lakh. Winners of the band event, Electrocuted get to perform one evening at the prestigious Blue Frog, Mumbai and winners of `Stand up Come-die` at The Comedy Store, Mumbai.

This year`s new show, `Dance for a Cause` where participants sent out social messages to the audience, was a huge hit. Sophia classic events like Electrocuted and Mr. and Miss K, judged by veteran filmaker Anurag Kashyap, also drew a lot of participants.

Hundreds took part in Sophia`s other flagship events, like Dus ka Tees, What-A-Riot and Stand up Come-die along with workshops like Verse Bash (performance poetry), Furtado`s (music) and Out of Bounds (photography event), as well as athletic events like Slam Dunk (half-court basketball) and Street Football.

A student from Jai Hind college said, "I participated in `Dance for a Cause.` We did not win a prize but that is because it was extremely competitive. Some of the performances I saw were simply stunning and I am going back learning a lot. I even watched the `Hard Mock Cafe` which was a parody of rock music/bands and was hilarious to say the least.`

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