The past two weeks at tip have been really happening with lots of events, incidents and gossips floating. Amidst the critical situation there was an exciting event that took place last Wednesday in the tisf slot. The â€œhunt for cluesâ€ or in other words a â€œtrip to tip in 40 minâ€â€™.
Many people took part enthusiastically. The hunting map was displayed in the auditorium where everyone had to gather. By rule only 3 members had to be in a single group and go out on the 52 acre land but it was seen that out sources were also assisting the participants in not only finding the clues but clues were also handed over to them by the sources and the organizers. Practically it was difficult to get above 20 and 32 clues in just 15 minutes but this is tip. Anything can happens here. May be they had a magic carpet or an x-ray machine that they were able to detect those small chits in little time because the map does not allow one to be so fast if they are playing it honestly. The clues were hidden unequally. The faraway places had 2 or 4 and places near the campus had at least 7 clues. Telecommunication helped a lot of people in winning this hunt.
It sure was a different and innovative idea and it did work well. Usually in a hunt the smaller hints lead to the clues which eventually are conducive to the jackpot but here 2 different types of chits had to be hunted which had some points equal to them . People had fun in playing this and the stampede surprised some. The game could have been more interesting and challenging if the architect was utilized more effectively but this try wasnâ€™t bad at all. They were still able to cover a huge part of the uni from sports room to the basket ball court, to hostel, Sir Gaminiâ€™s house to parking lot, amphitheatre, designing block the adda garden and many more. The game should have been more challenging.
A nice try by the organizers and TISF, more of such events should take place. Only one gala and a carnival per semester is not enough for students staying everyday at TIP until 4. Only one tisf slot which is taken up by the guest speakers most of the time is not enough for student activities, and a separate session should be arranged for them apart from the TISF slot.