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Nexus ’17 at Sri Venkateswara College: Highlights and Events

 

Nexus, Sri Venkateswara College’s Annual Cultural Fest was held from 23rd to 25th February. This year’s edition of the festival called Nexus ’17 took up the delightful theme of ‘Bollywood’. Every little detail, right from the promotional videos to the decorations and competitions, oozed a sense of Bolly-fun. Nexus ’17 witnessed performances by the Nizami Brothers on the ‘Sufi Night’, The Raghu Dixit Project on the ‘Rock Night’ and Kailasa on the ‘Pro Night’.

DAY ONE: Inauguration, A Capella, Choreography and the Nizami Brothers

 

Day 1 was an interesting amalgamation of dance and music. The Western Choir Society held its A Capella competition, which was won by Echo of Jesus and Mary College. Also held among the music competitions were the Western Solo and Instrumental Solo competitions. The three dance events of the day were the Folk Dance, Solo Classical and Choreography competition. While the first was won by SGTB Khalsa, the second was won Unni Vishwanathan from Hans Raj College. Terpsi Chorean of Hans Raj College took home the trophy in the Choreography competition.

The day ended with a stirring performance by the magnetic Nizami Brothers, who added meaning to Nexus’ famous ‘Sufi Night’ for a second time in a row.

DAY TWO: Battle of Bands, Razzmatazz and The Raghu Dixit Project

 

Setting the mood right for the ‘Rock Night’ to be held later in the evening was the first event of Day 2- Battle of Bands. ‘Thread Makers’ of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College secured the first position in this event. Also held was ‘Goonj’, the Inidan Classical Choir event where Samranjini of Gargi College bagged the first prize.‘Razzmatazz’, the Western Dance Competition was won by Zeal of Maitreyi College, followed closely by V-defyn by IIT Delhi.‘Madari’, the Nukkad Natak competition was conducted in the front lawn of the college. It was Etcetra of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur College that made their mark and took home the gold.

The highlight of the day was the concert of The Raghu Dixit Project. Raghu Dixit and his made captivated the crowd with their edgy and ethnic music, convivial wit and breathtaking stage presence. They belted out their famous numbers like ‘Masti ki Basti’ and ‘Jag Changa’. He also sang in his native language Kannada. But music is unbridled by language, and even his Kannada songs created ripples.

DAY THREE: Powerful and moving performance by Kailasa

Crowds of students from across Delhi University gathered on Day 3, to watch the music legend Kailash Kher perform with his band Kailasa. The melodious singer, who is famous for hits like Teri Deewani,Chaandan mein and many others made the audience swoon as he crooned. His talent and charm enthralled the large numbers that had gathered to hear him live.Besides singing beautifully, the vocalist amused the gathering with his witty rejoinders and anecdotes. He said that since he is also from Delhi, he loves Delhiites and performing in the city because he thinks that it is filled with passionate music lovers. He impressed all with his dance moves. He not only made the audience groove, but also sportingly shook a leg as he rendered Tauba Tauba and Chak de Phatte. On singing Allah ke Bande and Teri Deewani, he had the crowd stupified. He ended his performance by inviting the Principal on stage, who addressed the audience and ceremoniously closed the fest.

Here is a glimpse of the wondrous extravaganza that was Nexus ’17!

Find out what ensued on each day here:

DAY 1

DAY 2

Check out DU Beat’s Nexus ’17 Album HERE.



Kriti Sharma is studying BCom (Hons) at Hansraj College. She has a myriad interests, writing being just one of them. A debater, a scholar, a fashionista, she is more of an outdoors person who likes to run 6-8 km a day, just to clear her head. She is an ‘Army Brat’, but an unlikely one. Reading a book by lantern light in a tent by the banks of river Indus after a hard day’s trek in the mountains is her idea of bliss. She wants to be an investment banker but admits that writing lets her escape into a world of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.


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