Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dracula's Oktoberfest

Hi all,

Dracula conducted a Seniors vs. Juniors lit-fest on campus this last Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We intended this to be some sort of an intellectual Ratanjee for the less physically inclined :) and we were more than pleasantly surprised when the turnout far exceeded our expectations, with the Small Audi getting close to full! (Not a euphemism for "Only Freddie and the participants were there", honest!)

Most of the show was managed by the Junior (Batch of 2009) Drac, and they did a completely outstanding job.

Anyways, the point of this email is to increase hits to the Dracula Blog [ ] by making you folks head on over there and read the entries we received for the Creative Writing contest called "Once Upon A Time...", which had as its theme:

"Here's to alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems!" - Homer Simpson

The winners are indicated in the blog post, and were decided by a (curiously enough) Fin-panel consisting of Profs. Sabyasachi Sengupta and Uday Damodaran. We had initially planned for our very own lit-God Gango to judge the entries, but he was (and still is, incidentally) out of town :-|

Given the encouraging response, we're hoping to make Oktoberfest an annual thing, and hope our junior team, next year, will carry the stellar torch they lit. We might even take it inter-college, logistics permitting! :-) Or does anybody think we should keep it positioned as an "intellectual Ratanjee"..?

Shrikant Narasimhan
XLRI Jamshedpur
BMD 2006-08

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