Skip to main content

Dakshh 2017

Dakshh 2017, the official Tech fest of Heritage Institute of Technology, held from 23rd-25th of March, serves as a platform for students from different colleges to show their proficiency in various technical fields. The past three days have seen a jam-packed hall with students busily working on their robots or remote controlled airplanes, gamers intently focussed on the monitors trying to get the better of their opponents, techies listening to experts offering lectures that can inspire the young generation to do something different, out of the mainstream.  The attendees really had their time well spent to say the least.

The fest was inaugurated at 11 AM in the Swami Vivekananda auditorium,  followed by a seminar on e-Gaming technology held by ASUS. Events like Xiaration, Algolympics, Graphic Kombat, Flawed, Aquatrix, Bridge-a-bridge, Circuit Speak, Petri Painting all began on that day and continued paralelly for the rest of the day. There were mobile games like Clash of Clans and Mini Militia to be played. One of the most interesting events of the fest was the antichess where chess players tried to get themselves checkmated. A “General Quiz with Tech-Biz flavour” was also organized in the auditorium.

The second day of the fest was by far the most interesting day. A huge crowd gathered to play the riddle-solving event called “Sherlocked” which claimed to put you in the field of the legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. The coders tried to find some way to crack the logic to solve the given problems in Algolympics. Robotic events Xiaration and Robosoccer was taking place in the Executive Hall while Trackmania and 007 was being held at SAC basement. For Adobe Photoshop enthusiasts, there was a contest called Geekortist to showcase your editing skills. The future builders had made bridges for an event called “Bridge-a-Bridge”. The adrenaline of the gamers were flushed up as they geared up for an edge-of-the-seat race in NFS, or to shoot a few buckets in CS GO In contrast to all these indoor events, there was the remote-controlled plane flying competition, Lord of the Skies. To sign off the day, an Airshow was held which resembled David Gilmour’s words “A flight of fancy on a windswept field”. The events that were left unfinished were completed on the following day. The robosoccer players tried to rule the field with their remotes in hand while the FIFA players the same with their gamepads.  

The three eventful days might have left the Heritage students wanting more of Dakshh, but all good things come to an end. As of now, they should be should be looking forward to their cultural fest which will be taking place quite soon. 


Correspondents ~ Angana Roy, Abhrajit Basu, Barnita Dey & Debanjoy

> For More Pictures Check our Facebook Page <


Popular posts from this blog

What Daniel Fernandes's Shadows Is All About

Shadows: A Revelatory Special

I walked into Terna Auditorium on Sunday Night expecting a special set by a comedian I had seen perform live on a previous occasion and had seen videos of on YouTube. Daniel Fernandes went above and beyond that. At the outset he cautions the audience, that his self admittedly social commentary centred style of humour that has gained an instant association with him would not be a feature tonight.
His piece is a reflective one, touching upon self-doubt, his journey of self-discovery, his moment of truth and his foray into comedy. He discusses at length the various paradigms and notions of success that pervade society without sounding preachy. And how while non-conformity can be a lonely place, it isn’t the worst.
Fernandes’ takes on the mantle of a voice in our head and says everything that naturally occurs to us but social conditioning prevents us from expressing vocally.   Through an anecdotal and a canonical sense of humour, he narrates his evolving len…

Paanchphoron 4

Paanchphoron 4Organised by : Urotaar UROTAAR, are a socio-cultural organization, working on socio-cultural upliftment, awareness & motivational activities through Street Theatre, Short film, Workshops, Exhibitions, Cultural Events etc in various Locations of India.
Till date we have achieved More Than, 360 Street Theatre Performances across India 2 Short Films 21 Cultural Events comprising various Art Forms 8 Exhibitions of Paintings & Sketches Motivational Theatre Workshops for many Organizations Art & Culture related promotions
Besides all, for the last 3 years (2014-2016) & this year our Annual Live Art Festival 'PAANCH PHORON' has been one of its kind. It’s a combined presentation of Street Theatre, Folk Dance, Folk Music, Live Sketching & Live Handicraft Making from different parts of West Bengal. It is one such festival which promotes the talents of our State, highlighting the Making of various Visual Arts, and till date we have never disappointed our audienc…
"We create New Music because Uniqueness lay within us” The Radical Array Project Gets Close and Candid About Their Work

The Radical Array Project popularly known as T. R. A. P. which turned 3 years this August had a rambling conversation with us wherein they confided several of their experiences. This band set in the suburbs of Kolkata aspires to enthuse among its audience a spirit of new music with variation in taste and quality which is heartily appreciated by their fan followers.
Beginning with the introduction of the five member band consisting of Suanjito Dutta (the drummer), Swapnabho Roy aka Papai (the bass guitarist), followed by Ronnie Chatterjee (the guitarist, production manager) , Bhaswar Sen ( the Violinist) and Anupam Pyne ( the key board player) began the conversation.
When asked what was their inspiration to start the band, replied Bhaswar Sen, "the inspiration was to do something unique, apart from doing covers of famous bollywood and western music, the agend…