As an event inspired by BAHFest, we follow the same selection criteria.
Our initial selection of teams and our judges will be grading theories on four criteria:
Ø Force of Science - how much “scientific” information was brought forward (graphs, real citations, “research” etc.)
Ø Artistry - how unexpected and clever the idea and presentation are, and how well the presentation is delivered.
Ø Parsimony - the simplest theory that explains the most data is best.
Ø Strength of Defence - how well you defended your views to the judges. Please note - being funny is not a good defence. We want to see you actually defend your terrible terrible theory!
OUR ESTEEMED JUDGE:
Abstract Shortlist: Sidin Sunny Vadukut
Sidin Sunny Vadukut is a columnist, writer and blogger from India. He is currently a Foreign Correspondent at Mint and the Editor of Mint Indulge. An alumnus of NIT Trichy and IIM Ahmedabad, he has authored the Dork Trilogy and also contributes to ESPN CricInfo.
The Chosen Ones:
1) Prasanth Murali and Vrindaa Somjit
2) Ashwini P and G Aishvaryaa Devi
3) Sudharshan Suresh and Sangamitra Sachindran
4) Lokesh TV and Harish K
5) Nilah Nair, Manasee and Vikram Seshadree
6) Natarajan Vaidyanathan
7) Mahemaa R and Preethi S
8) Madhunika S and Emi Choraria