Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness, and envy – Jaques D’Amboise.
The duo dance competition of Carpe Diem witnesses unprecedented levels of chemistry and camaraderie shared between two people on a dance stage.
The battle for individual glory in dance as never seen before. Pick up a dance form – any dance form – and show us your moves for a chance to win glorious cash prizes and/or a chance to showcase your talents.
ABHINAY: Stage Play
With the stage set, showcase the grace and finesse of your acting skills. Let the actor and the star in you come out with our flagship theatre event.
Bring out the artist in you and grab your chance to demonstrate the art of communicating without words. Use gestures, movements, expressions and get your message across, in the best way you can.
HALLA BOL: Street Play
Use the art of entertainment to convey a message to the community. Carpe Diem provides you a creative platform to raise your concerns and make the crowd think. Come and showcase the creativity in you against the odds of not having a stage set.
ARMAGEDDON: Battle of Bands
Like a spark that ignites a flame, music inspires us to achieve greatness. Every year IIM Calcutta invites the best bands from across the country to create music and battle for supremacy. Carpe Diem proudly brings to you Armageddon 2018 – The Rock Band competition.
RAAG MALA: Group/Duet/Solo (classical)
Classical music is believed to soothe the soul. Do you have it in you to enthrall the audience and touch their soul with your singing skills? Carpe Diem proudly brings to you Raag Mala 2018 – Classical Music Competition.
JOKA IDOL: Non- classical Solo/Duet
Got some awesome singing skills and want to show them off? Carpe Diem provides you the best platform to connect with the audience and showcase your singing skills. Fight with participants from across the country to win the prestigious title of our flagship event, Joka Idol – Non- classical singing competition.
TARANG: Music Instrumental Event
Come, enthrall the crowd at Carpe Diem with your favorite musical instrument. Play your heart out and let the emotions flow. Compete with the best musicians from across the country and display your mettle. Let the stage be set for the most exciting battle of instruments!!!
This will be a sports quiz that will look at each and every facet of the various sports that arrest our collective attention as they do, encompassing the narrow lanes filled with lovers of the sport we see all around us to the widest highways of the sporting world from around the globe.
This will be a MELA quiz on Music, Entertainment, Literature and Arts and any and every sort of overlap possible among the four categories, covering everything from things produced in India to the farthest corners of the world.
This will be a quiz on Bollywood movies, television in general and web series with respect to content that is both domestic and foreign.
“Start where you are, use what you have, Do what you can…!!!!” The juggling of words, decrypting phrases or having fun while solving the unsolved- if all this interest you–this is the place for you.
Gear up for the bonanza of fun, give your brains a thrilling run. Should you let your focus bounce, your competitors shall make a pounce. Are you ready to do sixty seconds of non-stop talking with no repetition and deviation? Rack your brains, and pit your wits against the best. Carpe Diem presents JAM with a promise to give you an exhilarating experience.
Take a stand. Pick a side. It’s a battle of Words. Of Wit. Of Pride at Debate, it’s all about clarity, not white noise. The stage is set, the mics await your voice. Carpe Diem 2018 Debate offers you an opposite stage to show off your oratorship and punditry. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone picks sides. MAKE SURE YOURS COUNT. Put your persuasive powers of speech to make a stir and win major prizes!
PARODY ARTICLE WRITING
“With good parody, you have to be smarter than the people you’re parodying.”
Do you watch “Saturday Night Live” fervently? If yes, this event is for you. Brag your parody writing skills, and make the world go gaga over intellect. Get your humorous streak out with Parody Article Writing, presented by Carpe Diem.
“The most ordinary words when put into right place, suddenly show brilliance behind them.”
Ever felt a movie could have been better? Do you believe you can let your imaginations take that shape? If yes, this is the event for you. Let your creativity go wild and thoughts flow.
WHAT THE F*$#
Remember how you felt when your expectations of Leonardo solving the mystery in Shutter Island fell apart! Can you recreate the same bewilderment while we give you a chance to re-create/re-write the climax of your favorite movie using your creativity to write 2 lines?
COUNTER STRIKE 1.6
The game is already very popular among the gamers, it’s going to be even more exhilarating this time as you switch between terrorists and counter-terrorists; see how good you are under pressure. Experience the excitement and energy-blink and you are doomed. Shoot them before they shoot you… Jump into the match and GO! GO! GO!
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly.
It’s time to show how much FIFA means to you. It’s time to unleash your football skills in the virtual arena. Experience 90 gripping minutes of the beautiful game and inspire your team to victory. Time to express yourself, own your opponent on the pitch and earn the bragging rights.
NEED FOR SPEED – MOST WANTED
Want to know what it feels like when the adrenaline rushes up one’s veins when one speeds through dirty city streets in a sleek highly customized machine of pure power built solely for the purpose of breaking speed limits. Test your skills against other racers as you race through breath-taking realistic urban settings.
JOKA ROADIES: Roadies Redefined
“Life is either a great adventure or nothing” – Hellen Keller
Are you the adrenaline junkie who loves living life on the edge? At Carpe diem we provide you an opportunity to test both your mind and body to become the winner. Joka Roadies is an event to test your mettle and push you to the limits. Come, be the part of one of the craziest, intensely competitive events to feel the adrenaline rush as you embark on one of the most topsy-turvy rides of your life.
The most important single thing beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. Let your body lose and experience the adrenaline rush of the quest to challenge your own limits. learn the techniques from the experts and experience a mix of various adventure activities with the professional set-up.
EARLY MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY
In this broad topic, we are looking for entries which capture the moment which you feel are closely associated with the dawn. It can be the morning sun or a dizzy tea or an exuberant jog or even a rush to work.
Entries should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Carpediem_Pratibimb_Early Morning.
Different humans interpret same things differently. This is a chance to show the world your interpretations of the theme for this year – Relationships.
WEAVE A STORY
Who says the story is an artifact told by wordsmiths? A picture can speak a thousand words. In this entry, we are expecting a group of 5 to 8 photos which will tell an apt story. This will be an online event designed for amateurs who have a passion for photography. Send your entries to the above-mentioned themes. Selected photos will be exhibited in Carpe Diem.
STREETS OF KOLKATA
Mother Teresa always said Calcuttas are everywhere if only we have eyes to see. Find your Calcutta. – Shane Claiborne.
It’s time you found your Kolkata in the many streets of Kolkata.
JOKA JE T’AIME
Live. Revel. Escape – It’s time you showed the truth behind these words which every IIMC student and alum swears by. Send in your photographs capturing the beauty and essence of Carpe Diem. Pictures should be clicked on the days of the fest.
RAZZMATAZZ: Fashion Event
“Fashion is about something that comes from within you” ― Ralph Lauren.
Do you breathe, live and dream Fashion? Have you been watching award shows and pageants all your life and rehearsing to give your thank you speech to the sea of the excited audience? RAZZMATAZZ presents you the platform to impress the world with your imagination and your oomph factor – to be different and to be irreverent. Seize this chance to conquer the fashion world. Irrespective of whether you are an amateur designer, modeling enthusiast or a fashion buff – this is your chance to claim the title of the next fashion icon.
MR. AND MS. CARPE DIEM
Are you proud of being yourself? Show your real self and grab a chance to win thousands of hearts at IIM Calcutta along with attractive cash prizes. Enjoy the fun-filled journey to win the most sought-after title of Mr. & Ms. Carpe Diem. One can only imagine the battle of wits that ensues right from the initial stages where puzzling and questionnaires are distributed, all the way to the jam-packed finals in the auditorium with participants showcasing their wit, confidence, skill, and talent.
DRAPE THE APE: Mannequin Competition
Drape the ape is a dress designing contest and judged on the criteria of neatness, the creativity of the design and its relation with the theme. Wear your creativity caps and experiment!
UMMEED – PARIVARTAN
Passage of time and Change are two irrevocable laws of Mother Nature, the very essence of life. At Carpe Diem, since its inception, we have striven to ensure that this change is positive, especially for those around us who are not as fortunate as we are. Motivated and youthful people are the foremost harbingers of such Parivartan. We hence reach out to the students across the country to bring the wave of Parivartan around them and help in creating a holistic and fulfilling society for all. Winning here doesn’t just mean getting the prize money but the change one can see in him/herself.
Lily’s Corner – REGISTER NOW!
Let the artist in you express itself as your imagination runs wild! We will provide you with the perfect set up and environment…all you have to do is paint!
The Booth – REGISTER NOW!
Hang out with your friends and get some photos clicked with fancy props and costumes (related to Bollywood Characters ofcourse!) to create special memories
Face Canvas – REGISTER NOW!
In a contemporary art world awash in -isms, realistic figure painting may seem like a quaint throwback. But don’t tell that to someone who love to dive in the lucid obscurities of art….. Equip yourself with an arsenal of brushes, crumpled paint tubes, hand mirrors, and glasses, this Carpe size up your work with intensity to lavish your creativity. Faces are blank canvases upon which facial expressions write their emotional messages. Let your imagination run wild and morph a human face.
JUST DOODLE IT – REGISTER NOW!
“Doodles are fun, aren’t they? We all used to make some doodles while getting bore in classrooms, remember a duck from number 2 or a monster on our finger. We will give you random alphabets like M or O and you will have to complete it with your imagination, trying to relate your art to your favorite Bollywood movies.
POINT OF CONTACT
Preksha J Parmar +91 7046758728
Sai Gowri Kondapalli +91 9810955955
Neha Dol +91 8796778758
The tournament is open for internal (IIM-C students) as well as external participants (with a valid college ID card).
It’s a 5-a-side football tournament. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis.