LIFE

A gala event for budding talent

HOW DO you like parodying a song? Do you have the creativity to give your own touch of humour to a song? If yes, you have just missed an opportunity to show it to the world. Do not worry, there is always the next time. All did not miss it, though. A number of students from different parts of the country did attempt to test their ability to make a mockery of songs at a competition at LeGala, the annual inter-collegiate fest of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) on its Nagarbhavi campus.

The students were asked to spoof the songs such as "I Want It That Way,'' "...Baby One More Time'', and "I Want To Break Free'', to name a few. Though the teams from different colleges thought their mocking abilities were the best, it was our own Christ College which walked away with the top honours at the "Mock Rock" event. In the Play Fest event too, the college shared the first prize with Dayanada College of Engineering.

In the Strawberry Fields, the annual NLSIU music fest, the bands from different colleges vied with each other to emerge winners. The bands that played their own tunes called themselves Filter Coffee, Vinapra, Mixed Fruit Jam, Cremated Souls, Molotov Cocktail, and so on.

Other events organised as part of LeGala were T-shirt painting, cartooning, collage, face painting, western music, What-is-the-good-word?, "pictionary", spin-a-yarn, choreography, and general quiz.

R.V. College of Engineering did itself proud by bagging the first, second and third positions in Twenty Questions, the second and third positions in sports quiz behind IIM, Bangalore, third place in antakshari behind Commits and MES, and second place in dumb charades (its team entitled The Pope Smokes Dope).

Interestingly, the National Law School Debate, organised as part of the LeGala, won attention for its parliamentary style format, adopted for the first time in India. Most international competitions demand this format and the event is expected to enable the students to take part in them.

The participants were excited about the wide variety of events organised in this year's LeGala, which is attracting wide attention year after year.

By Govind D. Belgaumkar