Dare to be Audacious

The annual cultural fest of IIM Udaipur is back with a bang –Audacity,sponsored by Bank of Baroda will be hosted at the MLSU campus on the 30thand 31st of January, 2016. The event is a microcosm of fun and frolic, with 60 action packed events spread over one weekend. This year’s theme ‘Let’s Retro’,is a tribute to the styles and fashions of the yesteryears.

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In the previous edition of the event, Olympian Vijender Singh kicked off MTV roadies from the campus and the Indian rock band Parikrama blazed the stage with their performance. This year too we have performances by the band Euphoria, led by Dr. Palash Sen, an array of amazing group and solo dances, and a musical battle in the War of Bands among other things.  Another highlight of the event is a beauty pageant show – Campus Princess – which will be judged by Koyal Rana, winner of the 2014 edition of Femina Miss India, in association with the Miss India organization. The event is the west-zone auditions for the Femina Miss India 2016.

The purpose of the event is to promote a culture where varied art forms are encouraged. It aims to bring people together to demonstrate and celebrate this culture. In accordance with this objective, the event will be hosting a night of classical Indian tunes which would be played by SPIC MACAY artists Pt. Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao de Haas on the 30th of January.

The Indian Institute of Management Udaipur aims to make a meaningful difference in whatever activities it does. A strong sense of social responsibility is imbibed in all of IIM Udaipur’s activities. The institute is committed to giving back to society, playing a role in local development and being in the vanguard of applying principles of ecological sustainability. Events like Street Play would be hosted to develop awareness regarding socially important topics. The institute has planned a tree plantation drive to flag off the eventthis year. Prayatna – the social responsibility club in association with Silvertongues – the public speaking club of IIMU have organized a debate competition for students of schools in Udaipur city on burning issues facing the city and the country.

Staying true to its roots in spreading fun and frolic, Audacity has some unique competitions like Anjaana-Anjaani – a blind dating competition, Insomnia night – an all night long video-gaming competition, Masquerade ball, a life-sized ‘Angry Birds’, human foosball and The Yellow Chilli Udaipur presents Chef-ế-Udaipur – a Masterchef-styled cooking event.

The stage is set for a fantastic weekend with support from Miraj as the gift partner and Bisleri as the beverage partner. For more information log on to http://audacityiimu.com

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Audacity: IIM Udaipur’s Cultural Extravaganza concludes with lasting memories

On 17th January,2015, after a lot of excitement and impatient waiting by everyone on campus, the final banners had gone up and all briefings were completed; and Audacity- the first cultural festival of IIM Udaipur was ready to begin!

The two day cultural fest began with a bike rally, which was flagged off by boxing veteran Vijender Singh and organized by team Audacity in association with MTV Roadies, and saw a large group of students enthusiastically joining in with flags and banners to celebrate the beginning of the fest. The group wound their way through the lanes and by lanes of Udaipur with the rally eventually ending back on campus.

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The next event that took place was the Nitro Carnival- that saw dare devil bike stunts performed by professionals Atinderjeet aka Atom, Harshial aka Inferno, Rishabh aka Mutant, Lakshay aka survivor and Abhishek aka Shin. The audience experienced a number of heart stopping events as the bikers performed different types of wheelies and stoppies. People waited with bated breath as rubber burnt and a collective sigh of relief, followed by a roar of appreciation went up every time a gravity defying stunt was performed.

For all Bollywood enthusiasts, the PUB quiz provided an opportunity to pit their skills and knowledge against other teams, to answer some of the toughest questions about our film world. With a pub like ambience and a really interesting format, the PUB quiz was a major attraction of the first day.

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Auditions for solo dancing and the finals for Karaoke singing were also held on day one. Both events saw strong competition with over twenty five students participating in each. For all drama lovers, there was a street play competition where four different colleges fought it out for the final prize.

For all those who wanted a break from competing, there were a number of fun events like Anjaana Anjaani which was aimed at getting people to meet others and strike off interesting conversations. Angry Chicks- the all women kick- boxing event, paintball and sumo zorbing were also very well patronized. For all the artistically inclined, there were events that involved graffiti and face painting.

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The event was a delight for all foodies, with a number of stalls serving a variety of cuisines and appetizers put up especially for the event. Post lunch, there was a Rajasthan Tourism Cultural Performance which helped highlight the different aspects of our cultural heritage.

The fest had an event packed evening, with Rock-a-Faire the war of bands, group dance and mime events that were held. The highlight of the evening, though was Rampage-the fashion show, which had Vijender Singh as a guest. With each team depicting their interpretation of the theme-Audacity, the ramp saw a number of walks that were the epitome of sophistication and confidence.

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However that was not the end of day one. Insomnia- an all-night gaming event was a roaring success with students fighting it out in CS and NFS while also trying their luck at Lucky seven. The chess matches saw a battle of wits, while the carrom tables were thronged by the aces. To add to the excitement and keep the cold at bay, there was also a bon fire and an impromptu garba performance around it, which added to the thrill of the nocturnal escapade.

If day one was eventful, day two of the fest was even more power packed with a number of performances lined up from morn to evening. Day two of Audacity  started off with a very unique event- Demystrefy Udaipur where each group of participants had to complete specific tasks at different places around the city. The event saw students race up the stairs to Karni Mata Mandir then gulp down Dal Baati at Santosh dal baati, take a dip in the chilly water at Gangaur Ghat, click selfies at Celebration mall, play ‘volunteer hunt’ in the winding paths of Gulaab Bagh and finally click a picture with the cube at Fateh Sagar. The jubilant winners then made their way back to campus to pick their prize.

The day also saw the finals of the solo dancing competitions which had contestants performing contemporary, hip hop, folk, Bollywood and a number of other dance forms.  The grace of the dancers and their extraordinary performances had the judges and the audience completely impressed and spellbound. To add an element of fun and creativity, the fest also included a face painting competition which had a number of contestants compete with paint and brush, to win the ultimate prize.

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The main sparkle of the day’s events was the performance by Sarod vaadak Ustad
Ayaan Ali Khan & Ustad Amaan Ali Khan along with Shri Vijay Ghate, who complemented the duo with the tabla. The classical event sponsored by Spic Macay started with the lighting of lamp by Mr. Manish Vora, Sr. President & Regional Business Head, Yes Bank. The show was a huge hit with spectators coming from a variety of places. Being a noon show, the raagas played had their own uniqueness and the synchronisation of soft as well as swift music made it worth the cheers for the audience. The aura of the performance was so strong that no one could move from their places throughout the show duration. It was a blissful feeling for everyone to hear such excellent pieces of mesmeric music. The 3 hour show ended with a small note of thanks by the performers and it was the whole student community which went out to bid a bye to the maestros.

The SPIC MACAY performance was followed by the prize distribution ceremony which had the winners of all the events organized during the course of the last two days, receive their prizes.  The last event for the fest was the rockband performance by Parikrama which had everyone cheering and head-banging to ‘Fear of the Dark’ by Iron Maiden and ‘Highway to Hell’ by AC-DC.

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With the entire gamut of performances, competitions and events that took place over the span of two days, Audacity was indeed a major success, with everyone looking forward to its following addition, next year! Everyone who visited the fest had a great time, and the fest really lived up to its name to… Be Audacious, Be You!

AUDACITY 2015 IIMU’s first cultural extravaganza !!

In the life and development of every college are many phases and achievements that define its culture. As IIM Udaipur enters its 4th year the institute is all set to enter a new phase by organizing its first cultural extravaganza, ‘AUDACITY 2015’. Why is it a new phase? Well a cultural fest is more than just an excuse for the students to get together and celebrate. It is more than just a reason to get away from the daily hustle bustle of the demanding academic life of an IIM. A cultural fest serves a much profound purpose in an MBA institute. It adds to the overall learning of a student. It is an opportunity to bring together students from all over the country on a common platform. This enables sharing of innovative ideas, knowledge and varied experiences. Students come to know about different fields of study through the various events such as quizzes, seminars, music and dance concerts.

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Yes Bank’s Audacity 2015, a two day event organized by the student community to be held on 17-18 Jan, 2015. The two days of the Audacity 2015 will attract 2000+ participants from various B-schools and undergraduate colleges across the country with prizes worth 3 lacs to be won during the events.
The 48-hour insomnia will feature stage performances, street plays, photography and online competitions, on the spot events, all-night gaming events and much more.
The annual cultural fest, Audacity 2015 to be held at the IIM Udaipur campus features pro nite performances from the famous band Parikrama. The event aims to attract industrialists at one common platform through live sarod performances by the maestros Ayaan Ali Khan and Amaan Ali Khan, sons of the very famous Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan.

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Audacity 2015 will begin with events like bike show “Nitro Carnival”, street play competitions at “Rangmanch”, group dance performances by “Footworx” and solo as well as duet singing performances at “Octaves”. The most awaited event of Audacity 2015, the fashion show “Rampage” will feature teams from colleges across India and showcase the beautiful fashionistas around the country.

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The fun-filled fest has something in store for everyone with fun activities running on both days of the event. One can enjoy a game of paintball with a group of friends, explore the city of Udaipur with “de-mysteryfy Udaipur” treasure hunt or choose to find out their “Sapno-ka-Rajkumar” or “Sapno-ki-rajkumari” at Anjaana Anjaani!!
Yes Bank’s Audacity will also showcase sumo mornings, RJ Hunt, WWF wrestling fun at “Angry Chicks”, photography contests and fun-filled stalls and activities for all those who simply want to let loose and enjoy the day.

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The artists will get a chance to display their creativity through face painting and graffiti. The nights will be dominated by a bonfire for the winters and games like poker and Counter Strike. Day 2 at Audacity 2015 will witness stage plays, mimes, solos and doubles dance performances, folk music competition, pub quiz for Bollywood movie lovers and much more!! The event will conclude by sarod performances by Ayaan Ali Khan and Amaan Ali Khan and pro-nite with Parikrama.

Audacity is a pioneering endeavor of the Cultural Committee of IIM Udaipur – Culcomm. The preparations for the mega event are running on top gear and the buzz is all round the social media. Audacity can be followed on following channels-

Website- http://www.audacityiimu.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/audacityiimu

Twitter – https://twitter.com/culcomm_iimu