It’s Symphony time in K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai! Symphony is KJSCE’s annual cultural festival, and it’s got some pretty cool events this year
Sparsh, One of the most famous Hindi alternative rock bands in India are going to be performing live on 27th feb, With an opening performance by the alternative/hard rock band Pepper Souls, it’s going to be big.
DJ Wars is another highlighted event, mostly because of the guest DJs and the prize! DJ Shiva from Canvas and DJ Aaryan Gala from the Ministry of Sound are going to make a presence in Symphony 2014. Moreover, the winner will get coached by DJ Shiva for free, or a signed contract with Barcode Entertainment. Oooh!
Author speak, a major literary event of Symphony 2014 is going to have Dipen Ambalia, the writer of bestselling satire on engineering in India, “To B.E. or not to B.E”. He will talk about lives of engineering students and the miseries they face. Coming from a very different background he’ll help the audience on how to get published and the problems faced to get it recognized. An enriching experience for all the budding writers!
Fun events of Symphony 2014 include Reckless Eating and Playstation Floor amongst others. All the events, in some way, reflect the theme of the fest- Desi Swag.
Why such theme?
Because it’s about time to be openly desi. The organizing team believes that the western influence on today’s generation has risen up to the brim, and there needs to be something to remind them of their roots. So why can’t their cult fest symbolize desi as kewl?
This year, Symphony has been publicized with a swag, by conducting a Treasure hunt in its official Mall partner Neptune Magnet Mall, Bhandup. The treasure hunt took place on 22nd Feb, and turned to be successful, with over 75 people participating in it!
Open deck bus ride is another way that Symphony 2014 has been publicized in. Over a 100 first year students took the bus ride to almost all the top engineering colleges of Mumbai. From VJTI to SVKM colleges in Vile Parle and engineering colleges in Bandra, the freshers mad roared “Symphony!” “KJSCE!” outside the colleges, while a bunch of students went inside the college to distribute leaflets and stuck posters. The freshers sure know how to be heard, don’t they
What makes Symphony different?
Symphony is different because despite having the usual gamut of literary, cultural events, concerts, sports and fun activities, KJSCE does it in its own “Somaiya”style. Everything-each event- in its individuality is bound together with a single unifying thread which runs through them all. Let’s see how Symphony 2014 turns out to be! For more details, check out their website: www.symphony2014.com