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Literary and Debating Club (LnD) is back with LITSTOCK and the event proceedings started with a General Quiz and an extempore on the 6th of October. With a very good turn-out for the quiz and the participants taking part with curiosity and a lot of anticipation, this event was grand.

Next in the store was the Extempore. With each single person trying to impress the judges with their magical words on an unknown topic for 2 minutes, this event was just awesome. The first round was a normal extempore while the finals were contested with a Mock Press. VIDEO CLIP:

Now comes the most hyped event of LITSTOCK i.e : Youth Parliament. A pre-event workshop was conducted before the main event. Guys and Gals if you had been there, you would’ve got the feeling of being a part of the parliament session. Discussing the bills, opposing various clauses, being a minister of a state etc; Seems exhilarating! With a good number of contestants, Youth Parliament was indeed a special experience for all the first years. VIDEO CLIP:

The closing event of LITSTOCK was JAM, an event where you BANG the tables : P. About 4-5 contestants were asked to sit for a session that lasts for a minute. A topic is chosen by the moderator and person starts with the topic.

The smallest of glitches in the pronunciation, late/fast start of topic, lack of direction, repetition, stammering, stuttering, belaboring, improper vocabulary,  change in tone, absence of humor, a pause or overuse of a certain word/sentence, you are JAMMED left, right & middle and time is frozen!
The person who taps/bangs/jams the table first, continues with the topic, ensuring that he doesn’t repeat a single sentence that the previous participant used.
It is one of the most amazing events because it imperative to ensure the functionality of all your sense organs. Let me explain:

1. Ears-> You need to keep it open to listen to the speaker’s futile words. If you don’t, your fellow participant JAMS !!
2. Eyes-> Keep track of the speaker’s mouth movements and synchronization with words. You miss it and the other guy JAMS !!
3. Skin/Sensitivity-> Delayed response to stimulus, hand movements in slow-mo and the guy sitting besides you JAMS !!
4. Nose-> You take a breath pause and try masking it as a comma in your sentence, the chap waiting to pounce on you JAMS !!
5. Tongue-> Slip and fumble, JAM !!

Breakdown of any of these sense organs and you are JAMMED !

Your speaking skills and quickness in identifying the errors come to the foe to get a podium finish. So, finally all the fun and excitement ended on the 9th. With a good number of students taking part in this event, this was the perfect way to finish LITSTOCK for this year.

Heartiest congratulations to all the winners, participants and the club members (without them, the event wouldn’t have been a phenomenal success).
Finally this event was another successful addition to the LnD cabinet.

The annual first-years-only literary fest conducted by LnD is around the corner. Come 6th of this month there will be in store a gen quiz, an extempore, a youth parliament and a JAM.

Brief details of the events:

1) General Quiz: General knowledge quiz. A 3 member team is required.

2) Extempore: You get a minute to think on a given topic on the spot and make up a 2 minute speech. Single participation.

3) Youth Parliament: A forum given to the youth and express their views on pressing matters that effect them. A workshop is also arranged for those who want to know how this works. Single participation.

4) JAM: You get a minute to say whatever you can but if you stutter, mumble or pause you will be jammed. Single participation.

Registrations open at KC and FC and also on the spot.

6th October-Gen Quiz (NLH 103), Extempore (NLH 102)

7th October-Youth Parliament workshop(NLH 103)

8th October-JAM (NLH 104), Youth Parliament (NLH 103)

Timings: 5pm onwards.

No registration fee required. For further details contact Abhijit-9535617271, Shaunak-9611569251 or visit LnD website

*Only for first years.

Enjoy these fun-filled events! !

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Comedy Of Errors- Just A Minute
Solo Participation
A minute full of excitement as participants try to outsmart each other to be the fastest and wittiest of them all on topics you would find downright hilarious..

Pound of Flesh–The Debate
Team Members: 2
The Quality of Mercy is quite strained in this event as teams of 2 speakers each battle it out in Verbal jousting to be the winner of this forum…

All The Worlds a Movie–Entertainment Quiz
Team Members: 3 (max)
A Quiz just the way you like it…a fun filled round of questions awaits those who have a strong desire to prove themselves as we take a
whirlwind ride through books,movies and all that jazz!

To Be or Not To Be – Dumb Charades
Team Members: 3 (compulsory)
To be quickest on the guess or quicker to act it out shall be the main conundrum of the participants of this event as they act their way to glory as winners…

Dates: 6th to 8th April 2011
Timing: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM on all the three days
Venue: NLH


Posted: March 7, 2011 by Gaurav Prakash in Literary and Debate Club (LnD), Uncategorized
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After a hugely successful workshop on the “ Parliamentary Debate “ and a couple of quiz competitions , the LITERARY AND DEBATING CLUB of M.I.T (L&D)  in association with the Student council had organized a four day literary fest named SHOUT during the PRE-REVELS .


We started on 9th of Feb. with the “Debating competition” in which there were numerous people with impeccable debating skills. The topic given was “Westernization is a boon to the Indian society.” It was a normal “For and against” debate, with 2 members in a team (one for and the other against), who were judged based on their content, diction, fluency and rebuttal skills! The finals were then held in the “Parliamentary format”.


On the same day, we had the fun-filled “EXTEMPORE”. We had to prepare on the given topic for a minute and speak on it for two minutes. The finale was then held in the “SWITCH QUOTES” format.


On the next day we had one of the most BREATHTAKING of all events called “JAM (Just a minute)” in which the participants were divided into groups of 6. A topic was then given by the moderator (who is the GOD, because he takes the final call). If a person makes an error while speaking (grammatical, incoherency, delayed start, early start, OD, repetition, tone change, etc.), he/she would be objected by the person who JAMS first, and then he/she would continue!


Following JAM, we had a fun filled event called “POTPOURRI” which was a mixed bag of various events (the contents were disclosed on the spot). Two hours of unlimited fun was what we had!!


Then finally we had the quiz competition “Jack of all trades” conducted by the President of the club himself, which was held in an altogether different format.


After a really successful PRE-REVEL organized by an indefatigable group of people, we are now heading for the MIGHTY REVELS and L&D brings to you a PANORAMA of mind- boggling events. So set your adrenaline gushing and heart racing for the upcoming journey!!