4 days, 4 events, over 200 participants and 16 winners…
LSD Lit week was everything it was touted to be – a congregation of minds that are more attuned to the magic of words and trivia that are written, spoken and creatively manipulated to conjure up events like a Quiz, Word Grids, Crossword puzzles, Dumb Charades, Pictionary and JAM.
The event began briskly with a Quiz organized for the fachchas (PGP-1 students). Quizmasters Aravind, Tamizhmarai, Jaideep and Vijay churned up interesting trivia which were gleefully lapped up by enthusiastic fachchas in teams of 2. The keenly contested event was won by the team consisting of Delhiites Sujay & Sharat.
Proceedings began on Day-2 with a workshop on solving Cryptic Crossword Puzzles. Cruciverbalists Avinass & Mehak donned the hats of instructors and demystified the aura behind the grid of black & white boxes sharing time-tested tactics in cracking cryptic clues. The workshop was followed by a Word Games fete. Word Grids, Kangaroo Words, Spoonerisms and scrabble et al. Almost every documented concoction of words was put up to test the skill of the participants with hacking words and finding new meanings in innocuous phrases of words. The event saw Tuchchas Praveen and Pradeep emerge victors.
Day-3 was the stage for a Pot-Pourri and saw the participation levels reaching new heights. This name-it-you-have-it event had both participants and audience on the edge of their seats. Event Coordinators Srikanteaswaran and Saurab cooked up a nice mish-mash of clues for the participants to crack and the trio consisting of Harsh, Aniket & Neeraj took the honours for the day with a highly coordinated display.
The grand finale for Lit-Week was pretty much a laughter finale. JAM aka Just A Minute, a popular speaking event had the audience and participants in splits as JAM Masters Tamizhmarai and Avinass threw up some juicy, off-beat topics for the JAMmers to speak on. After 3 rounds of elimination 8 paritcipants made it to the finals. Innovative rounds such as “Alphabet- skip” and “ping round” had the JAMmers’ tongues in a twist. Ultimately, Jason DCruz emerged the best of the lot in a finals that had as much entertainment for the audience as it had for the participants themselves.
In a nutshell, the Lit Week was a welcome breather from the busy academic schedule and students with a knack for cracking puzzles, words and ability to interpret information took home prizes worth Rs.18000. Definitely more than just fun !! 🙂
Post by: V M Avinass Kumar, LSD