POKHARA: How does it feel to live in the lap of the cold, cold Himalayan rim but fry in the heat of your own making, here in town? Ask the students of IEC, a fashion and interior designing institute in Pokhara.

Well, it was a sizzling admixture of the climatic and social hifalutin heat when the fashion show and dance programme were held last Saturday at Chipledhunga bazaar beside the Seti river flowing out of the Himalayan ranges.

Brows were damp, faces were flushed and sweat poured down their bodies after the hordes of youths took to the dance floor and grooved.

There was a cake cutting ceremony to mark the yearly celebration of the event. They had their cake, ate it too and went all-out handy with their feet. The occasion was the fifth anniversary of IEC, said institute director Babita Adhikari.

She and the other directors of the institute, Saraswati Gurung and Navin Pakhrin, also joined the students on the dance floor. More than 80 students are enrolled in IEC.

The evening ended with displays of clothing styles and interior designs.

Student Shiv Kumari Gurung bagged top slot for clothes designing while Anil Pun walked with the honours for interior styling.