WHO IS AFRAID OF IDES OF MARCH?

The English Society, ZEST, of Department of English, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, is holding a series of literary events on 15th March 2011. The theme for the literary event is Who Is Afraid of Ides of March?

We at the Department of English, DDUC are exploring, enquiring, contesting and in effect reinventing the depiction of Ides of March as a metaphor of death, conspiracy, betrayal, loss and all that is evil and dark in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. We are instead eulogising Julius Caesar’s Gung Ho! attitude to life, and his death defying declaration ‘Caesar shall go’!

So on this Ides of March, i.e 15th of March 2011, we are celebrating life, spring, fruition and all our events will revolve around this theme.

EVENTS

The one-day literary event, Who is Afraid of Ides of March? will begin at 9.30 a.m on 15th March 2011. The day will commence with an inaugural ceremony where the theme of the literary event will be presented by our College Music Band and English Dance Society.

The competitions will begin immediately after the inaugural ceremony.

• Online registrations have begun. To register yourself for an event please send us a mail at zest.dduc@gmail.com. Mention the name of the event in the subject field of the e-mail.
• We have an option of on the spot registration on the day of the event, which will begin sharp at 8.30 a.m on 15th March 2011 at the central registration desk. We, however suggest that you register online at the earliest, as some events will be subjected to limited entries.
• Your participation and initiative is important for us and so we plan to give out participation certificates to every participant.
• Winners will be rewarded in cash and kind plus a certificate.
• We also have various games lined up besides the main events.

LIT QUIZ

VENUE: MULTI PURPOSE ROOM

TIME: 11.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m

Event Heads : Arun Arora and Anisha Kumari (IIIrd Year English Hons.)

Rules and Regulations

1. This competition is open ONLY for the students of English (Hons.).

2. Registrations are limited to two teams per college.

3. Each team can have TWO members ONLY.

4. There will be one elimination round followed by 2-3 final rounds.

5. Only 10 teams will be selected for the final rounds.

1st prize - Rs. 1000, 2nd prize - Rs. 500.

For registrations, please send your NAME, COLLEGE, COURSE and CONTACT NUMBER at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.

LIGHTS, CAMERA & SCORE! (Film Quiz and Review)

VENUE : SEMINAR HALL

TIMINGS : 12.00 p.m to 1.00 p.m

Event Head - Sahil Anand and Ankita Bajaj (IIIrd Year English Hons.)

This event breaks away from a conventional and tedious film review competition. It is a captivating footage+quiz+fun+review contest. If you are a movie fanatic, here is your call! If you get a chance to impress us with your quick recall abilities and writing skills then you can grab some handsome prizes in cash and kind.

Rules and Regulations

1. Registrations are limited to TWO teams per college.

2. Each team can have TWO members ONLY.

3. Teams will be entertained on first come first serve basis.

4. The competition will have two rounds.

5. Students from other disciplines/courses, besides English (Hons.), are allowed to participate.

6. Special gifts will be awarded to the winners.

1st prize - Rs. 1000 , 2nd prize - Rs. 500

For registrations, please send your NAME, COLLEGE, COURSE and CONTACT NUMBER at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.

JUST A MINUTE

VENUE: N-13

TIME: 12.00 p.m to 1.00 p.m

Event Heads - Anagha Babu and Harshleen Anand (IInd Year English Hons.)

Rules and Regulations

1. Only individuals can participate. No team registrations will be entertained.

2. The competition will have one elimination round followed by a final round.

3. Only TWO participants per college can register.

4. Students from other disciplines/courses, besides English (Hons.), are allowed to participate.

For registrations, please send your NAME, COLLEGE, COURSE and CONTACT NUMBER at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.

1st prize - Rs.500 , 2nd prize - Rs.300.

SNAPSHOTS [Photography Competition]

VENUE: New Block -12

TIME: 12.00 p.m onwards

Event Heads : Sonal Pandey (IIIrd Year English Hons.) and Abhinav Jerath (IIIrd Year B.Com Hons.)

THEME : 1) Celebration of Life 2) Nuances of Spring

Rules and Regulations

1. Maximum two entries per participant. (one for each theme)

2. The photograph must have a small caption.

3. No photo editing is allowed.

4. ONLY HARD COPIES CAN BE SUBMITTED. Deadline to submit the photographs are 14th March 2011.

5. Size of the photograph should be 8 x 10 inches.

6. Please mention Caption, Student’s Name, College, Contact Number and E-Mail id, while submitting your photographs.

7. This event is open for all disciplines/ courses.

1st prize - Rs. 1000, 2nd prize - Rs. 500

For any queries please send us a mail at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.

GRAFFITI COMPETITION

VENUE: STAGE AREA

TIME: 12.00 p.m to 1.30 p.m

Event Heads : Parul Anand and Sakshi Kaushik (IIIrd Year English Hons.)

Rules and Regulations

1. Participants can make graffiti on any social issue of their choice but it is to be noted that the graffiti should highlight hope and a positive attitude towards a better world.

2. Students have to get their own paints/sketch pens/ crayons. We will only provide you the sheets.

3. Maximum 3 students per team.

4. Only TWO teams will be allowed to register from each college.

5. This competition is open to students of other courses and disciplines.

For registrations, please send your NAME, COLLEGE, COURSE and CONTACT NUMBER at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.

1st prize - Rs. 1500, 2nd prize - Rs. 1000.

VENUE : SEMINAR HALL

TIME : 1.30 p.m to 2.30 p.m

Event Head : Kanika Chawla (IIIrd Year English Hons.) and Parul Malik (IInd Year English Hons.)

Have you ever noticed the reason behind the uncontrollable urge to smile when you listen to someone on the radio? Is it merely the tone and the content of what the RJ says that makes you smile or is it more than that? Nah! It's not just that. It is also the personal connect of the RJ and the associations he/she evokes. If you think you have that THING, why not use this opportunity and make the cut. We give you RADIO SCRIPTING COMPETITION!!!

Rules and Regulations

1. Maximum FOUR members per team.

2. Only ONE team per college may register.

3. The host college is allowed to have TWO teams.

4. Teams will be given 15 minutes to prepare their scripts and 10 minutes to perform.

5. The script should have clarity, word picture, wit, humour, simple and lucid language without any slangs and should be bi-lingual and crisp.

For registrations please send your NAME, COLLEGE, COURSE and CONTACT NUMBER at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.

1st Prize- Rs. 2000, 2nd Prize - Rs. 1000

PLAY- ACT [Skit Competition]

VENUE: MULTI PURPOSE ROOM

TIME: 2.30 p.m TO 5.00 p.m

Event Head : Megha Sharma and Bhawna Dubey (IIIrd Year English Hons.)

Rules and Regulations

1. Maximum SIX students per team.

2. Only ONE team per college may register.

3. Participants must note that their performance should not exceed TEN MINUTES.

4. Students can take any scene from the texts mentioned below and enact, adapt and improvise. The act MUST have the following elements in it:

     i) COSTUME

    ii) DIALOGUES

   iii) DANCES- BOLLYWOOD, CONTEMPRORY, WESTERN

    iv) SONGS- HINDI, ENGLISH


5. TEXTS are as follows (participants can choose any one text of their choice and select one scene from it):

   i)	MEDEA

  ii)	HOME AND THE WORLD

 iii)	PRIDE PREJUDICE

  iv)	DOCTOR FAUSTUS

   v)	MAHABHARAT

  vi)	MRS DALLOWAY


6. Please keep the main theme of our literary event in mind.

1st prize - Rs. 3000, and a complimentary prize.

For registrations, please send your NAME, COLLEGE, COURSE and CONTACT NUMBER at zest.dduc@gmail.com. We will send you a confirmation.