JOULE 3.0; an inter-collegiate festival of K. C. College, paid a tribute to the City of dreams: Mumbai, with its theme ‘Retro to Metro: A city’s tale of transition’ on 22nd and 23rd August, 2015. Not only did the theme bring warmth and love to the hearts of every Mumbaikar but also, connected directly to each Mumbaikar’s heart. From the décor to the events, every facet was carefully prepared in keeping with the theme. The main insight of the theme “Retro to Metro” reflects how Bombay has transitioned to Mumbai over the years.
With 25 colleges participating from all over Mumbai, the overall winners of the festival were declared to be Jai Hind College (Contingent “Gangster”) and runners-up being N. M. College (Contingent “Special 26”) and Mithibai College (Contingent “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”).
Day 1 started with the presence of great personalities such as Rahul Bose, Rakesh Chaurasia - the world’s best flutist and Shubhro Ganguly for the Opening Ceremony along with our beloved Principal Ms. Manju Nichani.
The events organized this year had a unique twist added to them. They had events like Tilt Play, where contestants were judged on their debating skills while enacting on a character given to them. This event was attended by Bollywood film actors namely Anshuman Jha and Arfi Lamba. Crime Scene Joule saw participants racking their brains to solve a case that was built around murder, suspense and tons of excitement. Kaun Banega Bhikari; another event based on the cult classic show Kaun Banega Crorepati, saw contestants fighting to lose points.
India’s Best JAM Master, Mr. Hormuz Ragina, judged contestants on their jamming skills. Fine Arts events like Kyunki it’s Bollywood, Sketchy Stories, etc. were designed to bring out the artist in every participant. Flagship Events like Game of Thrones: Risk and Hogathon were back, yet again. Events like Fashion Show and Dance had the Bombay element added to it. The Dance Event had Gauhar Khan and Shiamak Davar Dance Institute’s senior instructors Amit Somani and Alene D’souza judging participants on their dancing skills. The Fashion Show saw contingents expressing why Bombay is their ‘bae’. It was judged by Jacky Bhagnani, Hindi film actor and models Priya Vats, Rupinderjit Singh and Krishna Chaturvedi.
Mr. and Miss Joule witnessed contestants battling it out with each other for judges Dino Morea and Mandana Karimi, to crown them Mr. and Miss Joule 3.0. One-of-akind events like Pehelwangiri (Sumo Wrestling) saw the crowd going bonkers while participants battled it out in sumo suits. Raftaar; the night obstacle race, was introduced this year. Mock it up; an event based on Bollywood films, was a big hit with students this year. It was attended by Mahaakshay Chakraborty and gained phenomenal response.
On these two days, K. C. College turned into a cultural hub for students to showcase their talent in various fields and genres. Joule 3.0 ended on a high note with the Battle of the DJs and students were filled with energy and enthusiasm signifying the essence of ‘Joule’.
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