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Saturday, 30 August 2014


By: Sradha Suman Mahapatra

Information by: Gaurav Kumar Sharma (Electrical, Final year )
Compiled by: Sradha Suman Mahapatra
Picture Credits: CET_Photofactory
CET and CETians have always been fun-loving and creative. They never fail a chance to come up with plans to have fun, even when they are fenced up by so many hurdles, the most important of them being the scarcity of funds. But it's the necessity that is the mother of all inventions, they say. So with time, these CETians have developed unmatchable skills for Jugaad. Need proof?! Take the best example that can be; Let's see how the boys of 2015-batch made the inside of their hostel a playground, marked out a pitch somewhere within, prepared the wickets leaning them against the wall and managed to play a cricket tournament with eight teams consisting of 8 members each, ten overs in each inning and with two large and one small bottles of Thums up! Of course, as you would have guessed already, there was no wicket-keeper [ Did you forget the arrangement of the wickets !? ]. But did anything made this bunch of jugaad-expert guys have any less fun?! Oh. Absolutely not ! They clean-bowled everything that came in their way to have some fun in the last year of their engineering. Come let's know about the HOSTEL PREMIER LEAGUE-2 !

Now, let me brief you about the Hostel Premier League-1, at first. The batch of 2015, being a batch of extremely enthusiastic and power-packed students, first organised this small tournament in their first year of engineering, that is, in around December,2011. [The main organizer was Uttam Das (F.T.)] The matches were held between different branches and the tournament was won by a team of students from both Mechanical and Instrumentation branches. The runner-up team consisted of students from the Electrical and Biotechnology branches. 

Being in their final year, they again came together to organize the Hostel Premier League 2 and make way for some memories for them to carry beyond the walla of CET. As soon as we got a whiff about this, we got hold of Mr.Gaurav Kumar Sharma of Electrical Engineering branch, who as everyone suggested seemed to have a lot of information for us. When asked how the tournament went, he instinctively lights up and exclaims, "Oh ! It was very interesting and the finale was an extremely close match". Then he went on to give us some details about the match. Interestingly, contradictory to what the name suggests, the teams didn't only include the hostelite students in HPL-2. There was active participation of the non-hostelite members too.

There were a total of 8 teams, out of which 4 made it to the semi-finals. They were;
                              Team names                                          Captained by
             Team-1: Samaprka_Bhala_Rakha                    Sambit Sourav Mohapatra (Civil)
                                 [ Creativity, you see ! ]           
             Team-2: Gold Flake                                     Nilesh Sinha ( Mechanical )                        Team-3: Sudden Attack                                Sourav Suman Parija (Textile)
             Team-4: Crazy-n-Lazy                                  Swadhin Baral (Electrical)
                                                                    [He succeeded Shakti Sahani, who had succeeded Upendra Pradhan. Found some justification to their name, eh ?! ]                                                                                    

The battle began with team-1 fighting team-2, and ended with team-2 as the winner. The next match was between the third and the fourth teams, which was won by team-3. In the next match, team-3 defeated team-1 and secured a place in the finale.

Then came the finale on 28th August,2014. Along with both the teams, there were spectators consisting of almost all the final year students, who shouted, screamed and cheered the players. "The main umpire of the match was S.Naresh (B.T) and the leg-umpire was Sandeep Bal (Textile) and they did an awesome job", says Gaurav. "Who organised the tournament ?", I ask. "Nilesh! Nilesh Sinha from the Mehanical branch was the main organizer and also Satyabrat Biswal from I.T. Everything went very smoothly", Gaurav answers. 

The match-wining team was team SUDDEN_ATTACK, which ended the match with a blast getting the team Gold_Flake all-out, which was to chase a score of 37 runs in 10 overs. Team Sudden_Attack comprised of the following players;
                     Sourav Suman Parija (Captain)                 Sanjit (Textile)
                     Chinmay (Textile)                                   Biswaranjan (Textile )
                     Padmanavan (B.T.)                                  Pranab (Textile)
                     Raj Behera (Textile)                                Balram (B.T.)

[Winning team]
Picture Credits: CET_Photofactory


Picture Credits: CET_Photofactory

"When the match ended, everyone started beating the captain of the winning team and then everyone kicked and slapped everyone else present there. [Laughing] I don't know why!", says Gaurav, forcing himself to stop laughing and then continued, "At the end, Neelamadhav Majhi of Mechanical branch did what Ravi Shashtri does", scratching his head.

"He was the host ?", I help.

 "Yes yes, Ha-Ha ! He was the host. Ha-ha!And the panel that was distributing prizes included Pilan Patnaik (Mech), Swadhin Baral (Electrical), Niraj Mohapatra (Mech), Nitin Agarwal (Mech), Om Mishra ( C.S.E), Harish Agarwal (C.S.E) and Gaurav Kumar Sharma", he says [Raising his collar at the last name]. 
[I smiled and ignored.]

Gaurav went on to give us more details;
                          Award                                  Awardee
          Man of the match (final)                      Raj Behera (Textile)
          Best all-rounder                                  Sourav Suman Parija (Textile)
          Best Bowler                                       Nilesh Sinha (Mechanical)     
          Best Batsman                                     Ankit (Civil )
          Best fielder                                        Satyabrat Biswal (I.T.)
          Man of the tournament                        Uddatta Garnaik (I.T.) 

The winning team won a small bottle of Thums up", says Gaurav proudly , "and both the finalist teams were given chocolates and trophies. It was really fun". [He had a thumb up.]

Picture Credits: CET_Photofactory

[ Team_Pen-tastic thanks Gaurav Kumar Sharma for helping us with the information and for being so cooperative. We also thank CET_Photofactory for always having the pictures ready. Thank you ! ]

Ganesh Chaturthi celebration @CET

By: Jessica Mohapatra

A very  Happy Birthday To:

The Remover of all obstacles,

The Deva of wisdom,

The God of success,

And the God of New beginnings…

Lord   Ganesha ….(Vighnahartaa (obstacle-destroyer))

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi  is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha ,this festival was started during the time of the great Marathi warrior Shivaji. Lord Ganesha is the son of goddess Parvati, who is consort of Shiva. Parvati created Ganesha out of sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door while she bathed. Lord Shiva, who had gone out, returned and as Ganesha didn't know him, didn't allow him to enter. Lord Shiva became enraged by this and asked his follower Ganas to teach the child some manners. Ganesha who was very powerful, being born of Parvati, the embodiment of Shakti, defeated Shiva's followers and declared that nobody was allowed to enter while his mother was bathing. The sage of heavens, Narada along with the Saptarishis sensed the growing turmoil and went to appease the boy with no results. Angered, the king of Gods, Indra attacked the boy with his entire heavenly army but even they didn't stand a chance. By then, this issue had become a matter of pride for Parvati and Shiva. Angry Shiva severed the head of the child. Parvati seeing this became enraged. Seeing Parvati in anger Shiva promised that her son will be alive again. The devas searched for the head of dead person facing North, but they found only the head of an  elephant. They brought the head of the elephant and Shiva fixed it on the child's body and brought him back to life. Lord Shiva also declared that from this day the boy would be called Ganesha.This day is marked as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ganesh Chaturthi celebration in CET:

Amidst the cloudy Friday Morning ,the  KCHR girls Hostel was Bustling with life.At 8:00 on a holiday ,you do not expect ‘busy’ college students to get up early  and finish all their chores but today everyone was ready and active in fresh new clothes ,and why not today was the birthday of Lord Ganesha ,the God of wisdom and all his devotees (that is us..) would definitely try to appease him this day.The puja in KCHR started late, at 11:15.

Then the puja got over at around 1 pm , after attacking the Prasad (we all were hungry ,as none of us had eaten till pushpanjali) , I and my friends decided to check out all the other pujas in the college (as this was one of those 2 blue moon days where we have the excuse of not touching our books…..So  why leave it??!??).The 3rd years had organized the puja very well.

The Girls Hostel Puja
We first went to Canteen where they were having their own puja,the puja hadn’t started till then,it started later at around 2 pm.
The Canteen ,(PC: Shradhanjali Priyadarshini Jena)
Then we went to the Architecture building ,there were 2 pujas there one in front of the Chemistry department, the statue was surreal, it was made of bamboo,very innovative and very different.

  The Chemistry Department  (PC: Shradhanjali Priyadarshini Jena)
The Architecture branch was having it’s own puja, that part of the college was crowded with students,the architecture students stood true to their name, as what greeted us literally  made us hold back our breath and marvel,the decoration was just exquisite.
The architecture department
When KCHR was  having it's puja ,simultaneously the Boys Hostel too was flooded with activity as they too were having their puja.
The Boys Hostel Puja(PC:Viswa Ranjan Pati)

On the whole the college did have a very busy day even on a Holiday….so signing off

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to one and all!!

Toh bollo

“Ganpati baba Morya,

Mangalmurti Morya”

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Class of Panache: LBD

By: Tejass Vittaa

                                    THE CLASS OF PANACHE 

An everlasting creation. A legendary garment. A must-have for all women. A unique fashion phenomenon. A wardrobe essential that stands proud in the dressing closet of fashion cognoscenti around the world. 

Ah, those three special words: Little Black Dress.   Yes Girls! IT IS THE LBD *squeals in pleasure*

The Little Black Dress is one of the staples of the 20th century woman's wardrobe. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the LBD as "a simple black garment suitable for a woman to wear at most kinds of relatively formal social engagements." But where did this style come from?

Fashion historians ascribe the origins of the little black dress to the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel and Jean Patou intending it to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral colour. Its ubiquity is such that it is often simply referred to as the "LBD"

 One of the most famous Little Black Dresses is the stunning dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Hepburn's famous dress was designed by her frequent collaborator, Hubert de Givenchy. Although this dress only appears during the opening credits of the movie, it has become one of the most iconic movie costumes of all time and helped to cement the LBD's place in history.

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg writes, “the little black dress is the true friend…she travels with you…is patient and constant…you go to her when you don’t know where else to go and she is ALWAYS reliable and timeless.”

So true Miss Furstenberg! And the LBD is a true friend cutting across all ages of women, be it a teen or a mother.


It’s a "rule of fashion" that every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening.

Well, the best way to learn the right way of choosing and carrying the LBD is to take a quick walkthrough of how our favourite celebrities have rocked their best LBD Look! (courtesy-NDTV.com)

Sonam Kapoor: Bollywood's Alpha Fashionista is wise beyond her years when it comes to making a style statement. She knows exactly how to take the LBD from day to night and make it work for every occasion.

Freida Pinto: Freida likes to add an ‘eye-popping-something' to her little black numbers to keep her look fresh and youthful. She isn't fashion's favourite child for nothing!

Priyanka Chopra: Our very own Desi Girl is a black magic woman in glittery minis and sophisticated sheaths. Style constants – awesome hair and skyscraper heels!

Kim Kardashian: Corseted, one shouldered, belted or sheer – this Kardashian sister certainly has a way with black.

Kristen Stewart: Did KStew pick up a tip or two from her bloodsucking posse on the sets of Twilight? Pale skinned and dark eyed, Kristen wears her edgy black numbers with an attitude to match!

Taylor Swift: Country star Taylor is no longer Fifteen, in her trademark blonde curls and flirty black dresses. The occasional encounter with leather keeps us guessing. "You feel like you've put something fancy on, but you're still in a comfort zone," she says  :)

Deepika Padukone: Deepika does black with an Indian twist, piling on kundan neckpieces more often than not! 

Katrina Kaif: Movie Star Barbie would probably look good in a sack and these pictures are proof of Kat's ability to fill an LBD like no other:D

Scarlett Johansson: Who wouldn't want to look like ScarJo, right? In her own words, the LBD is "something you can always throw on and feel best-dressed."

Cameron Diaz: Our girl Cam shows us just why she's the IT girl! She keeps things interesting with girly accessories like a red clutch or two-toned strap-ons.

Dia Mirza: She's always put together and very simple in her style. Her LBD quotient follows her signature look – classy yet fun :)

Anne Hathaway: Audrey Hepburn would have been proud of Anne's distinct Breakfast At Tiffany's vibe. She channels old world glamour in her knee-length numbers and hot-red lipstick.

Jennifer Aniston: Jen changes her hair style often, her LBD style rarely. She pretty much has two LBD looks but whether she's being Sleek Sophisticate or Mystery Lady, Jen always makes it a 10 on her style credo everytime she hits the red-carpet!

Aishwarya Rai: Ash gets the LBD absolutely right with form flattering cuts, minimal accessories and simple hair and makeup.

Reese Witherspoon: The Legally Blonde star is illegally gorgeous in stunning LBDs ranging from sweet and lacy to retro and polka dotted to sleek and sophisticated!

Victoria Beckham: Posh Spice steps out all polished and high-heeled, in her minimal black dresses, some of which are her own designs. Tiny frocks, business knee-length or couture numbers, Mrs Beckham knows just how to get in touch with her dark side :D

Malaika Arora Khan: Munni knows a great dress is an instant fashion pick me up. The shoes, the hair, the makeup – Malaika rarely, if ever, gets it wrong!

Anushka Sharma: When she's not in Band Bajaa Baraat mode, Anushka likes to switch it up in black shift dresses, each prettier than the last.
 Angelina Jolie: Words don't suffice her. What she wears becomes the trend! This iconic actress has put together some of the best LBD looks of all time.

Blake Lively : Lace, sequins, structured sheaths – is there no end to Miss Van Der Woodsen's soaring style sensibilities?

Leighton Meester: Leighton puts her Gossip Girl style credentials to good use off duty as well, in fashion forward cutout dresses, killer shoes, and hair either perfectly coiffed or left loose :D

Why not go for the full out Audrey Hepburn/Grace Kelly look while you’re at it? The princess cut dresses are adorable and make a statement of grace and style. These are also perfect for those who are looking for a dress not as fitting and clingy. 


A fashion anomaly, the concept of the little black dress never changes, much unlike the trend-crazed industry.


It remains the height of chicness.
It knows no social, style or size boundaries.



You’ll never again try on 27 dresses in hopes to end up with just the right look! 


Editor's Poll of the week: Which actress of the above carried your dream LBD Look?
(P.S- Leave your answer as a comment below :D )