A little party never killed anybody. Which is why Nordic Intent had four- three mini ones followed by a major rager, i.e, a party hosted by White Owl. On 7th July, all the lads – Kodework, Creometric, Ninestack and Creoplay – came to the yard for a bit of fun. Each had an inter office competition which went something like this-
Kitchen Disasters: The Chapatti Edition
Teams of two were made, and one member was blindfolded. What most of us can’t make with full use of our eyesight, these poor things were asked to do without; the task being making a round chapatti. The second team was member was asked to direct the blindfolded one into making the ideal chapatti, right from mixing the dough. The result was more flour in the hair than on the plate, the air thick with a whole lot of cheating accusations (and flour), and one team doing such a spectacularly bad job, that they ended up mixing their flour with oil instead of water.
Unfortunately, a disappointingly large number ended up with shapeless, non round chapattis which makes us think their marriage prospects are in serious jeopardy. The saving grace was the winning team who somehow managed to pull through and put up a respectable (sort of) chapatti on display.
Cocktails and Chow
Four teams battled it out in this gripping challenge of questionable snacks and even more questionable cocktails. Team leaders were ushered into a closed room and asked to pick one core component for their dish. The choices were between eggs, tuna and alcohol. To make everybody’s life all the tougher, they were also asked to pick one secret ingredient and compulsorily incorporate it into their dishes. The options given were tamarind, ginger, Bournvita and chillies. The only add on ingredients allowed were crackers, bread, cheese, nachos, dry fruits, lemons, apples and mayonnaise. To really mess with everybody’s chances of making a half decent dish, the teams weren’t allowed to use any kind of heat or cooling. Honestly, the real heroes here were the judges, for the bravery they showed in agreeing to judge this competition. Anyway, the teams put out some admirably edible snacks and some truly whacky cocktails.
Here’s a roundup of some of the finest:
Bournvita + Feni
Chilli + Vodka
Tamarind + Whiskey
Ginger + Feni
Art You the Next Picasso?
Regretfully, they were not the next Picasso but it’s the effort that counts. Once teams of two were made, the members whipped out their brushes and donned the appropriately intense expressions on their faces and went to town with their paints on the canvas. With an hour’s time at their disposal and free reign to paint whatever they wanted, the teams really unleashed their inner Da Vinci.
While more paint landed on hands, faces and clothes, the teams put up a good show and came up with paintings a sixth grader would certainly be proud of.
The Night of the (White) Owl
From the very start this party promised to be a raucous one given that the football semi final between Sweden and England was screened. England won, which really divided opinions at the party. However, the organisers had the good sense to have games before the screening, lest the football induced adrenaline rush make things too hard to handle. There was beer pong and flip-a-cup. If you don’t know what beer pong is, you’re probably under 12 and you definitely don’t need to know what beer pong is at that age. As for flip-a-cup, since it hasn’t earned the infamy that beer pong has, an explanation is in order. Cups are placed upside on the corner of a table with a bit of the rim sticking out. The the aim is to flip the cup and make it land upright. Simple, right? Wrong, if the all too hilarious attempts were anything to go by. Amidst popcorn, chicken xacuti and the football match, new friendships were forged, old ones were called into question, but by the end of the night, everybody had reconciled and gone home a whole lot happier (except the Sweden fans).