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XIMB Bhubaneswar Cultural Festival XPressions 16 Day 2 : Here is how it went

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XIMB is embraced in a celebration of intellect, culture and the spirit of youth with its ongoing flagship event and eastern India’s biggest Management- Cultural fest Xpressions. Day 2.0 of this three-day fest culminated yesterday with great zeal and zest.

The morning of 12th November saw a fresh wave of excitement at XIMB, as the college bustled with a myriad of events. The business simulation games continued to challenge the students in their subsequent rounds on day 2.0 . The final round of Kurukshetra, ‘Chakravyuh’ demanded out-of-the-box thinking from the surviving warriors of the prelims to navigate the mania of a real market. Gladiator saw a battle of some of the best brains who encountered different facets of management in its campus round, ‘The Golden Fleece’, where top three teams made it to the next round. Undergraduates got an opportunity to explore their potential in the final round of Helios, a multi-level Business competition. Skill City continued to access participants on their soft skills in its second round ‘Fountain of Youth’ .


Case study competitions presented a platform for students to come up with innovative strategies for handling complex business scenarios. Maven saw 6 teams from some of the most elite B-Schools competing over several rounds. Case Connect witnessed the top five teams, selected through an offline quiz, grapple with various domains of business . M-power through its series of elimination rounds over the past couple of days finally culminated with its final presentation round wherein the team Loyal Stags comprising of Raghav Dhanuja and Arnav Khanna from IIM Shillong emerged as the ultimate case study experts. Trade Wars was a unique online trading simulation game that required students to apply their financial strategies in Indian Stock Markets in real time quotes. Saurav Dalmia and Akshay Kumar Tripathi from XIMB emerged as the most successful traders.


Besides the events that teased the business acumen of students, XIMB experienced a spectacular portrayal of creativity. In Mould to Hold, participants used a blend of imagination and innovation to create interesting objects from recyclable material.


Students continued to exhibit their analytical and quizzing skills in Day 2 of Parikrama, the National Level online treasure hunt competition. Flight of Fancy, a literary extravaganza saw the budding writers play with words and explore new spectrums of creativity.


Giving a political twist to Xpressions’16 was day 2.0 XIMB- MUN where ‘delegates’ representing different councils continued to debate in a quest for solutions to some of the most pertinent issues plaguing the society. Big Xpressions, the RJ hunt competition in association with 92.7 Big FM, added spice to Xpressions with 28 aspiring RJ’s making it to the final lap to portray their wit, fluency and presence of mind.


XIMB was enveloped in a colour of culture with events such as Goonj and Pratibimb. The entire college echoed with the melodious tunes of the shortlisted participants of Goonj where Asmita Banerjee and Bidyashree Raut clinched the title of the winners of Desi Extravaganza. Nivedita Yadav and Vivek Goswami succeeded in enchanting the crowd in the western music category. Pratibimb, the face- painting competition saw students create magnificent face paintings and go wild to discover the artist within them. After a string of nerve-wrecking competitions, Maxim Mela was a perfect platform for marketing maniacs to put their skills to test in this exciting game of Mario involving disguised marketing. Marking the evening was a surprise event in association with Bikers Republic of Odisha. This bike stunt event brought an adrenaline rush not only to the biking enthusiasts but also to the crowd cheering them.


The eventful day culminated with Carnival De Vogue, a fashion show event that injected fun where participants adorned in breathtaking attires mesmerised the audiences with their exceptional sense of style adding to the lively atmosphere at XIMB.