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Kani - the intercollegiate arts festival of the English Association.

Kani: A Cultural Gathering is the intercollegiate arts festival of the English Association, founded and manifested for the first time on September 11th and 12th, 2015.
Kani emerged from a collective, deep desire to create a college festival that truly allowed every person to explore his or her creativity in a non-judgmental space. The festival’s spirit was the elimination of competition and it was designed with two days of deep and spontaneous exploration of theatre, music, fine art, film and literature.
For its inaugural year, Kani hosted a large number of people. The festival partnered with some of Mumbai’s best cultural groups and distinguished personalities, and floored viewers who got the chance to interact with, amongst others -

- Thespo, the internationally renowned youth theatre organization
- Anand Gandhi, Director of the acclaimed film Ship of Theseus
- Deepak Ramola, Spoken word poet, and Bollywood’s youngest lyricist
- Jashn – e – Qualam, the Hindustani Dramatic readings group
- Tejas Menon, acclaimed singer-songwriter
- Arnesh Ghosh, founder of the youth theatre company Mirror Merchants
- Jehan Manekshaw, Founder-Director of The Drama School, Mumbai

The events were bold, creative and unconventional - designed to help students experience intuitive art and expression. Some of them were:

  • Badman - a political satire, public speaking event where participants had to use the power of rhetoric to convince ‘voters’ of the validity of a negative philosophy
  • Moods of Movement – a meditative experience in which we explored movement and the human body
  • Art Factory – this event made participants experience collective creation in an industrial setting, through rotational painting under supervision.
  • Spontaneous Creation – this presented participants with a blend of audio, video and light in order to stimulate expression, resulting in a huge assortment of abstract art and impromptu performances.
  • Plays Presented by Thespo – Kani organized a week-long workshop in collaboration with Thespo, to mold and challenge the skills of young actors.It concluded with the performances of these budding actors on the Kani stage.
  • Intellectual Cosplay – in this event, the participants came dressed in body and mind with the clothing and personality of their favorite artists, for an afternoon of conversation, self-exploration and merriment.

These were interspersed with a talk by Anand Gandhi; an Open Mic for spoken word poetry, music and comedy, hosted by Deepak Ramola; and a musical evening with artists like Tejas Mennon, True School of Music, and Dean D’souza.
The festival also included a Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with the Airplane Poetry Movement, a Meta Scavenger Hunt, an all-day Book Nook to sit and read in and a Meditation Corner.
The aesthetics of the events were crucial to the space.The beautiful indie atmosphere, set up with fairylights and sari-wall-hangings,was extremely well received, allowing people to enter a completely different space.
Students from colleges across Mumbai attended the festival, on an individual basis, to reinforce the spirit of non-competitiveness. Students from Whistling Woods, Wilson College, K.C. College,St. Xavier’s College, Sophia College, Mithibai College, and more attended the festival.
Kani was born in April of 2015, and its incredibly dedicated and creative team of core members and department heads worked tirelessly to realize a vision. The team of Kani 2015:

Chairperson – Manvi Ranghar
Events Head – Abhishek Lamba
Aesthetics Head – Nidhi Shetty
Sponsorship Head – Kalash Pandiya
Administration Head – Aarushi  Agrawal
Speakers Head – Nidhi Shetty
PR Heads – Vatsala Sharma and Huzan Bhumgara
Core Team Members – Zohra Malik, Payal Mohta, Sanaya Nanavati, Zahra Baldiwala, Aayush Asthana, Priyanka Banerjee, Aliza Matani, Saanchi Nadkarni.

Additionally, the students were supported by the Faculty Members of the English Department. Prof. June Dias, Prof. Divya Bhatnagar supported the student team. Prof. Deepna Rao and Prof. Anamika Purohit provided their advice, guidance and faith during this huge undertaking.
Kani was an idea of a space, where expectation and competition would not dilute the expression and experience of art. It manifested in the form of a college festival put together by the efforts of a student body committed to its idea, and was made hugely successful by the large number of attendees and an overwhelmingly positive response. In the years to come, Kani aims to expand this ideology and impact for everyone involved, and to leave behind an even greater experience.


Talaash - Festival 2015


Arthanomics 2015


Arthanomics is the annual flagship festival of the Economics Association of Jai Hind College. Having achieved tremendous unprecedented success in the first year of its inception in 2014, the team of 2015 surely lived up, and in some cases even surpassed the benchmark set by their predecessors.

The festival was conducted over a span of two days (30th and 31st) in the month of July. It began with an opening ceremony, which saw the collaboration of Jai Hind College with the NGO-Teach For India. This year’s theme, which bound our events together, was “Alter-Eco”, or Alternative Economies. The idea was to explore the realm of economics beyond the mainstream. Apart from conventional events which form the backbone of any economics festival such as: ‘Punchline’ (Debate), Quiz, Lok Sabha (Parliamentary Debate), The Arthanomics Paper Presentation, Mock Stock Exchange.

 The festival also lined up some unique and fascinating events such as:

  1. Flux - which involved participants facing several economic challenges in a medieval environment.
  2.  Crime in Catastrophe – which gave participants the chance to act as billionaires engaging in arms trade in a war-torn world.
  3. Blood in the Boardroom – in which contestants stepped into the shoes of white-collar executives trying to salvage their firms among cut-throat competition.
  4. Inhuman – an intergalactic conference.
  5. Marketing to Minds – an event in which the contestants were given spontaneous marketing challenges.

We had 21 colleges participating. Out of which the outstation colleges were:

  1. Lady Shri Ram, Delhi
  2. Miranda House, Delhi
  3. Loyola, Chennai
  4. ILS, Pune
  5. Symbiosis, Pune
  6. Christ University, Bangalore
  7. Jadhavpur University, Kolkata

The Mumbai colleges who were a part of Arthanomics ’15:

  1. HR
  2. Xaviers
  3. KC
  4. Mithibai
  5. NM
  6. GLC
  7. Sophia's
  8. Hinduja
  9. Ruia
  10. Elphinstone
  11. KJ Somaiya
  12. Poddar
  13. Sydhnem


Therefore, not just the quantity, but also the quality of the colleges that were a part of the participant body set the bar for the level of competition and took the prestige of the festival to a new phenomenal high.

Moreover, the judges for the various events of the festival included some highly distinguished individuals of the corporate sector such as MrSrikant Rege, who was the former CEO of American Express and is currently serving as a senior advisor at Deloitte, MrRana Bawa, who is the Country Manager of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide and MrRavneet Gill, who is the CEO of Deutsche Bank.

For the grand success of our festival, we are grateful to all our sponsors especially our title sponsor 'Camlin' and co- sponsors 'Bank of Maharashtra' and 'Burger king'.

The festival was managed almost entirely by a team of students of Jai Hind College itself. The team of Arthanomics ’15 was:

  1. Chairperson – Kairavi Dey
  2. Chairperson – Hashim Arsiwala
  3. Head of Events – Aayush Asthana and Kartik Jaishankar
  4. Deputy Head of Events – Manan Modi
  5. Head of Sponsorship – Anvitaa Rastogi
  6. Deputy Head of Sponsorship – Vedant Shinde
  7. Head of PR and Outreach – Sakshi Shahri
  8. Deputy Head of PR and Outreach – Maithili Modi
  9. Head of Hospitality – Madhuvanti Srinivasan
  10. Deputy Head of Hospitality – Abhishek Lamba
  11. Head of Administration – Jahnavi Mukundan

The team worked tirelessly for months before the day of reckoning and the success of the festival can be attributed to their dedication and hardwork. However, they too had mentors. The teachers in-charge Mrs. Sarita Jaishankar, Mrs. Vaidehi Dhamankar, Mrs. Moushmi Mazumdar helped the team whenever they needed advice or more and supported them immensely.

At the end if two eventful days, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi emerged as the 'Best Outstation College', Mithibai College emerged as the runners up for the 'Best Mumbai College' title and HR College won the title of 'Winners- ARTHANOMICS 2015'

Arthanomics is an academic festival which seeks to further the love of economics, while helping students learn additional skills required in the real world which cannot be imparted in a classroom. It is a confluence of the smartest young minds in the country and aims to reach greater heights year on year.

Website: www.arthanomics.in
Facebook page: Arthanomics 2015


Arthanomics 2015

The Economics Association of Jai Hind College, Mumbai is organizing - for the second consecutive year - its annual economics festival, ARTHANOMICS on the 30th and 31st of July 2015.

‘Arthanomics’ is a national level, annual flagship festival of the Economics Department of Jai Hind College. The theme for this year revolves around alternative economies, tagged as ALTER-ECO. Alter-Eco, or Alternative Economies, gives you the chance to explore what lies beyond the prescribed economics of the mainstream. Along with the real world analysis of war- torn economies, global illegal trade, domestic eco-politics, our events also span space and time with the creative exploration of medieval kingdoms and inter-galactic trade.

Over the two days of the fest, we aim at covering a diverse range of events, reaching out to different facets of economics. There’s something for everyone, for the academic often goes hand in hand with the eccentric.

For more information and updates:

Check: Arthanomics.in
Follow us on Instagram: Arthanomics2015
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Inter Collegiate Fests

Jai Hind Advertising Festival

Hindi Parishad

Chairperson:- R.N. Tiwari
Ex-Officio:- Ms. Neeta Singh, Mr. Rajesh Joshi,
Ms. Vineeta Bhatia, A. Tiwari
Secretary:- Manali Pokale
Treasurer:- Dishant Punjabi

The hindi parishad of jai hind college celebrated “dhoom”. its 31st annual function on 12th september, 2014 with ms. hrishita bhatt as chief guest.hindi parishad is one of the most popular languange group in college whichaim to bring out the inthusiam and appreciation for national language in our student. at the event our guest and principal dr. wadia express their joy and happiness who spoke a few word in hindi as well.

The event featured the real talent of studentsin field of singing, fashion show, indian and western dancing, beat-boxing, ramping and mock show.

Hindi Parishad organised traditional day which was great success as it give students the oportunity to turn out in their most colourful and dazzling outfit.special thanks to our managing board members, principal and mr. aneel murarka, whose unstinted encouragement and support has helped in taking program to greater heights over the years.

hindi parishad would like to thank commodor mohan gidwani, brinda gurubaxani,our professors and non teaching staff. my lovely committee members and participants who were the center of the show and made it a great success with the dedication,love and hardwork.we look forward for your support in future year.

Language Lab Sessions


Our Achievements : 2013-2014

BAF BBI and BFM Contingent Wins Overall First Place at HR College Fest Blaze   BAF BBI and BFM Contingent with Mood Festa Overall First Place Trophy (Lala Lajpatrai College)
BAF BBI and BFM Contingent with Principal Wadia and Prof Bhatia   Overall First Place at Drishti (NM College Inter-Collegiate Fest) - BAF BBI and BFM Contingent with Principal Wadia and Prof Neha

Talaash - BMS Festival 2013

"Talaash”, known to be the benchmark amongst all BMS festivals in the city is one of the biggest BMS management festival organized by Jai Hind College, Mumbai. Talaash is conducted in the last month of the year. It is a festival by BMS and for BMS. It provides impetus to the students to learn, grow and showcase their managerial skills in the most practical manner possible.

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Department - The literary and debating society Event - "Workshop on Shakespeare"

Date - 19th August 2013
Spoke Person - Alyque Padamsee
Venue - Auditorium
Timing - 1 pm - 3 pm
Open- Only with a pass

Department - The literary and debating society Event - "Juniors vs seniors debate"

Date - 23rd August 2013
Topic - Democracy does not exist in India.
Judges - Pooja Bedi , Densel Smith & Anahita Uberoi
Open - Everyone
Venue - Auditorium
Timing - 10:30 – 12:30 pm

Department - History Association Event - "To commemorate 150 years of Swami Vivekanand’s birth"

Date - 23rd & 24th August 2013
Topic- "The Monk of Modern India"
Timing - 10:00 am - 1 pm
Venue - A.V. room
Open - Everyone


Entourage is a Jai Hind College BAF,BFM and BBI initiative. Entourage 2014 was the 6th edition, which encouraged students from finance courses to participate in extra-curricular activities and exhibit their aptitude and talents in the arena of sports, performing arts, fine arts and literary arts. Entourage includes a sports, events and cultural day which place on 13,14 and 15th of December 2014 respectively. Entourage is entirely managed and organized by the students of Jai Hind College, lead by a motivating core committee.

Entourage 2015 is the 7th edition with the theme, Infinity and Beyond which is going to be held on the 28,29 and 30th of November. The Entourage team of 2015 looks forwarding to welcoming you this year and participating in full swing.