The holiday season has arrived and it was welcomed with lights, cheers and music at B. Christmas has just gone by and new year is around the corner. This is the time of the year which is full of celebrations and excitement. A whole year has gone by along with its ups and downs, and we all look forward to the next one eagerly, filled with hopes. Christmas marks the beginning of these last few joyous days of the year.
Christmas is a festival of giving and having a good time with all those dear to us, and we at B love celebrating it. The onus of Christmas celebrations here at B was taken up by the Student Cultural Committee. They planned a wonderful evening to set up a ‘Christmassy’ feel and mark the beginning of the season of joy. Christmas carols, the Christmas tree and lights, everything that makes this festival beautiful was a part of the evening at L square on 22nd December. A day before that, the Bible Study Group of IIM Bangalore went around singing carols, inviting everyone to the celebrations next evening. The campus corridors were filled with melodious carols and sweet little kids distributed candies and the invitations for the performances next day.
The evening started with a thrilling performance by Light Hill, a music band of four based out of Bangalore. Light Hill is known for songs which are thought provoking and have a strong message to deliver. They performed a variety of songs and enraptured everyone with their music, as the lyrics flashed on the projector and the audience hummed along with them. They left with the famous quote by Katherine Hepburn, “If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.”
This was followed by a short stand up comedy act which had the audience rolling with laughter. There were jokes on a variety of issues, ranging from why we pursue MBA to the questions that are asked during campus interviews and even on the dogs in the campus. The performer indeed raised a valid point, as he questioned the apparent hypocrisy in the widely asked interview question: “Where do you see yourself after 5 years?” He hilariously remarked: “When you are not sure what you are having for lunch tomorrow how on the Earth are we supposed to answer what we plan to do 5 years down the line!”
Culcom had also planned a small game to wrap up the evening, which included Dumb charades with Christmas carols. Volunteers from the audience stepped in to enact famous carols and the audience had to take guesses on identifying it. The evening gradually came to an end, and what better way to end it than some cake, which was distributed to the audience graciously. With good moods and light hearts, people set out to relish the long weekend.
The countdown to the New Year has started, and we wish our readers a happy and fulfilling Christmas and New Year. May all of your wishes come true.