The Social and Cultural General Championship came to an end for this autumn semester, amidst the soft symphonies of classical music. The crowd got its money’s worth as, for the first time this academic year, Kaushik Sivaramakrisna drew his magic wand, and left the audience entranced with the dulcet melodies of eastern violin. Leading RK hall to 60 points for the second consecutive year, Kaushik was ably supported by his flutist counterpart – Subhradeep Sahoo, whose jugalbandi with Kaushik, was breathtaking.
LLR hall opened its Soc-Cult account with a silver winning performance from the two pianists Hari Cherupalli and Siddharth Vashishtha, with Hari winning an individual silver as well for his rendition of songs from Saathiya and Lage Raho Munnabhai. His performance was aptly described by the judges as – perfect presentation and confident piano skills.
The bronze position was shared by RP’s Rohit Narurkar– whose Luka Chuppi was undoubtedly the best flute performance of the night, and Patel’s Sudarshan Saranathan. Sudarshan’s mridangam alone, was enough to secure the bronze medal for Patel hall. Patel’s other performance of the night was by Srikanth Nayak, who too produced a commendable rendition of Luka Chuppi. But they were all outplayed by Kaushik, who stringed the night’s best Luka Chuppi and Shankar Mahadevan’s Breathless, into one magical gold-winning performance.