With Antaragini and Oasis being a thing of the past, and Tarang on the cards, DU is once again buzzing with activity. Tarang, the cultural festival of Lady Shri Ram College is one of the most anticipated festivals of the university. Synonymous to joie de vivre, being the first fest on DU’s calendar it sets the tempo for other colleges.
This three day fest being held from the 7th to the 9th of November witnesses active participation from numerous societies be it fine arts, debating or dramatics. Their energy levels all revved up, participants already have a general idea of the stiff competition they will be facing this year. In conversation with societies of various colleges we surely assure you the going is definitely not going to be easy this time.
One of the most hotly contested categories of the competition, the dramsocs all over DU are not leaving any stone unturned. The front runner has been Sri Venkateswara college’s dramsoc . Having got many accolades for their play Macbridged Mactragedy of Macbeth they have triumphed both at IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi and are on a roll this year. They are also the first college in the university to be performing their play professionally in a public performance.
The Hansraj Dramsoc is looking forward to presenting its bilingual play Seven Steps Around The Fire. Kamla Nehru College too will definitely try to maintain its winning streak, like in previous Tarang festivals. It will be coming up with two plays, the street play called Meri Jaan- Youngistan and its stage play- Lord of The Flies. Surprisingly Hindu college will not be participating in the stage play category however its very talented street play society Iftida is all geared up after a superb performance in Oasis.
Sit up folks and let the music carry you along. With the western and Indian music societies of DU willing to battle it out, we assure you the show will indeed be captivating. Kirori Mal College’s Musoc after bagging the overall prize in IIT K and the WMS coming back with the 2nd prize, are looking for a repeat performance. Sri Venkateshwara’s WMS too is all set to participate, their moral boosted after having come third in Antaragini. The LSR WMS having consistently performed well are also looking towards retaining their position.
The effortless grace, the rhythmic movements and the pulsating music all help in making the dance competition the highlight of Tarang. With a reputation to live up to the choreography and western dance societies are putting on their dancing shoes ,(or wait did they really ever come off?). We hope to see an active participation from JMC choreography society Mudra which has yet to perform this year. Meanwhile St. Stephens’s College choreo society is adding the finishing touches to their already appreciated performance. KNC’s dance society Enigma too has enjoyed a good run this year and are sprucing up their dance by keeping their vigorous practice sessions on.
Besides these three better known categories, Tarang holds a wide variety of competitions pertaining to fine arts , debating ad acts etc In these three days , the college grounds are a complete blurb of activity. To soak in this spirit one should behold the sight for themselves.