Malhar is finally upon us. Everywhere you look, you can see Malhar Mania hurtling in and taking over. From the stage in the quad to people kicking you out of the foyer to line benches, Malhar is finally everywhere.

Amidst everything that’s happening, Raga is crafting a very special post on Leela Sartoria, FA’s (Fine Arts, seriously, on Day Two of Malhar?) flagship event.

Back in school, needlework classes were compulsory for all of us, but we never really bothered to learn how to properly sew a button on. But unlike us, there are some teenagers or well, young adults who are still able to create wonderful pieces of clothing and do that adeptly.

Since LR 38 is occupied by someone else again, Raga makes its way down to LR 12, FA’s classroom which they graciously share with us. As we start chatting with them, they regale us with some really funny anecdotes and stories that we now use to get you to attend their event *very subtle*.

When they narrate the story of the applicant who very idiotically asked why they didn’t merge Graffix and FA together, and what the difference between the two was anyway, we get a glimpse of the side of OG Varada we didn’t really want to see:

How about I merge your face to the ground?
How about I merge your face to the ground?

Meanwhile, OC Devika hasn’t stopped talking about the event –

We catch some phrases – “Garment Designing Event…” – “Highest Number of Points” –

That effectively gets our attention. LeelaSartoria gives the winner the highest number of points compared to any other event happening at Malhar. We all know how crucial these points are; adding these up, realizing your win might have been the one to catapult your college to victory is a feeling that we probably won’t ever know. (Since we can’t sew, remember?) And itseems like it’s fun to watch that happen, so come and cheer for your college contingent at the event.

Nine participants (designers) have qualified for the finals, clearly, they had #DeviKaAashirwaad.

OG Roshni is (un)fortunately not part of the nine.
OG Roshni is (un)fortunately not part of the nine.

FA tells us that this year, the designers were provided with a style list – Various types, styles of Indian clothing and a fabric list to create and incorporate into two outfits.

Indian Clothes with a twist (on the head). Wow.
Indian Clothes with a twist (on the head). Wow.

The fun part is next:

Or maybe it will be after the short nap OG Raashi needs.
Or maybe it will be after the short nap OG Raashi needs.

The designers will now showcase their creations and make everybody who cannot even thread a needle feel extremely bad with two models – a male and female each.

We think OG Sudhamshu tried out for the male model but forgot which event he was working for:

Love, Friendships and Success - Event planner toh padha nahi, ha?
Love, Friendships and Success – Event planner toh padha nahi, ha?

Then the designers interact with the judges and talk about the inspirations and ideas behind their garment while we ogle the clothes and the models unashamedly listen intently to the speaker. Apparently, there are loads of cool peeps coming to judge this event – we know where we will be, right ahead, waving to them like crazy folks.

Will you be there too?

Monday, 17th August – Foyer – 12 to 4. Be there, or be nowhere.

OG Kavya: You're gonna be there, na?
OG Kavya: You’re gonna be there, na?
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Such finesse, much aashirwaad. #FINEArts