Echoes, the annual cultural festival of IIM Kozhikode with its theme of “Kaleidoscope – Beyond the spectrum” for its latest edition got every colour and every hue take a slide in the slopes of this campus making people spin around in its kaleidoscopic world.
The journey to Echoes 2014 kick-started with an epic launch event featuring famous electronic music artist Dualist Inquiry’s performance atop the Red Bull Tour Bus. This was followed by the launch of a national level online short film making competition ‘I Love Paani’ conceptualized and judged by the famous filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur. ‘Incaption’, an online caption writing contest, a t-shirt design competition based on Ravi Subhramanium’s book, The Incredible Banker and ‘Picture This’, an online photography contest respectively traced up the final route to Echoes 2014.
With more than 20 events spread over 3 days covering dance, music, fashion, drama, quizzing, art, literary & informal categories and the 3 Pronites featuring popular artists Sona Mohapatra, Band Agnee & Black Letters respectively, Echoes 2014 scaled new heights drawing in participation in huge numbers from colleges across the country.
Echoes 2014 got a flying start with one of its highlight events “The General Quiz” hosted by quizmaster Arun Namboothri drawing in quizzers across ages while Surbhi & Utkarsh played host to the interesting MELA quiz. Running simultaneously to this was the Nikon Photography Workshop which gave the photography enthusiasts few tricks up their sleeves. Next in line was the rock band competition, Altar of Rock where the winning Band Sphagettify got a chance to be a part of Music Mojo on Kappa TV. Literary events got a start with the hosting of the echoes debate “The Argumentative Indian”. Day 1 came to a grand finish with a sensational performance by Agnee, which witnessed one of the most enthusiastic crowds singing in their tunes. This was followed by the promising rock band Black Letters, who got everyone on their feet, head banging to their tunes.
The penultimate day of Echoes 2014 was jam packed with a wide range of events from solo vocals to India quiz to face painting, potpourri and other lit events. One of the main attractions of the day was the performance by famous singer Sona Mahapatra which saw one of the highest crowds ever on the campus. But, the night was not over yet, as ConcorDance the group dance event came next and saw huge number of teams fighting it out to secure a place in the next rounds of Hip Hop International.
The final day of Echoes started with Toe Steppers, the solo/duet dance Competition. The highlight Theatre event Curtain Call blew everyone’s minds away with some sensational acting skills displayed by the participants. Echoes’14 came to a breathtaking close with ‘RampAge’, the fashion show. In addition to some gorgeous costumes and graceful ramp walks, the event reached new levels of creativity with themes in the like of Crimes against women, mafia, Greek and Roman Mythology, Nature’s gifts. The informal events ‘Crash n Burn’ (LAN Gaming) and the Red Bull Treasure Hunt saw active participation and enthusiasm from the crowd.
Echoes 2014 ended up with the promise of getting bigger and better next year!